GREAT PERFORMANCES follows the creation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pop culture Broadway phenomenon, Hamilton, and the history behind it. Interviews with Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, Nas, Questlove, Stephen Sondheim and more, airing Sunday night at 7:00 pm.
Many years have passed since Dr Blake first returned home from war to run his father’s old practice. Amid the upheaval the mysteries continue and Lucien Blake will face his most personal challenge yet as he tries solving his own mother’s mysterious death. Doctor Blake Mysteries airs Sunday at 9:00 pm and again Thursday night at 8:30 pm.
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of an iconic concert with an all-star cast including Jackson Browne, T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt, J. D. Souther, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits and Jennifer Warnes, on Roy Orbison: Black & White Night 30, airing at 10:30 pm Sunday night.
The series, Ancient Roads From Christ To Constantine begins in Bethlehem and travels throughout the Holy Land. With the Gospels as a guide, host Jonathan Phillips traces the life of Jesus from his birth, ministry, passion, and resurrection. Watch the first episode of the series Monday at 8:00 pm.
Meet the man whose transformation is one of the most compelling in history, the Apostle Paul. Journey with Jonathan Phillips as he re-traces Paul’s bold quest to bring the Christian message to Asia and Europe, a quest which would see him imprisoned, beaten and on the brink of death. The second episode of Ancient Roads From Christ To Constantine begins Monday at 9:00 pm.
In RICK STEVES SPECIAL: LUTHER AND THE REFORMATION, travel expert Rick Steves sheds light on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by visiting key sites (including Erfurt, Wittenberg and Rome), and explores the complicated political world of 16th-century Europe, from indulgences to iconoclasts, and from the printing press to the Counter-Reformation. This episode airs at 10:30 pm Monday night.
Cactus Jack: Lone Star on Capitol Hill reveals the rollicking saga of one of the most powerful but often forgotten figures in U.S. history-John Nance “Cactus Jack” Garner (1868-1967). The program charts Garner’s extraordinary life, from his humble roots in Blossom Prairie, Texas, to his 38-year tenure on Capitol Hill where he wielded power as Speaker of the House during the darkest days of the Great Depression. Cactus Jack airs at 7:00 pm on Tuesday.
Journey through the prolific life of the I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings author and activist who inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought. Features new interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Common, the Clintons, and others. Maya Angelou: American Masters airs Tuesday at 8:30 pm.
Discover how the first cats arose in the forests of Asia, how they spread across the continent and later came to conquer Africa. We reveal how cats evolved with an in-depth look at lions, servals, caracals, cheetahs, tigers, fishing and sand cats. Watch The Story Of Cats: Asia To Africa, beginning at 7:00 pm on Wednesday.
Engineers are using origami to design drugs, micro-robots, and future space missions. Watch The Origami Revolution Wednesday at 8:00 pm.
Taking you on a spring journey through Spain, Slovenia, Italy and Greece, RICK STEVES SPECIAL: EUROPEAN EASTER celebrates this 2,000-year-old story in a variety of cultures, airing Wednesday at 10:00 pm.
Shawn Colvin is a singer-songwriter based in Austin, Texas. She has won three Grammy awards, including one for Song of the Year for her hit “Sunny Came Home.” Colvin’s new album, titled “Colvin & Earle”, was released last month. Watch Colvin on Overheard With Evan Smith, Thursday at 7:00 pm.
Chet explores this old German town built along two pristine rivers. He starts at the oldest bakery in Texas and then heads to a museum and learns why the Germans picked this area, on The Daytripper, airing at 7:30 pm Thursday.
Join the international superstar trio and special guest Placido Domingo for a magical night of music beneath the stars in Florence, Italy’s beautiful Santa Croce Square. Il Volo pays tribute to the Three Tenors with songs in true operatic style. Il Volo Notte Magica airs at 10:00 pm on Thursday.
Savor a once-in-a-lifetime concert event by the legendary Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price on Last Of The Breed, airing Friday night at 8:00 pm.
Take a musical journey through the evolution of modern American folk music, from its roots in bluegrass to San Francisco coffee houses to clubs in Greenwich Village. The Smothers Brothers and Judy Collins host This Land Is Your Land, airing at 9:30 pm Friday.