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Mondays at 8:00pm
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW puts the reality in reality television! Part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW marks its 22nd season in 2018.
December 17 – Junk in the Trunk 8
Experience all-new and previously unaired Season 22 appraisals, including a 1962 and 1963 Mercury Atlas #8 & #9 archive, a Rasht horse cover made around 1875, and a purple sapphire ring. Which is appraised for $60,000-$120,000?
December 24 – Greatest Gifts
A Louis Comfort Tiffany necklace from a husband or a Fender bass guitar as a birthday present — these memorable gifts turned out to be valuable and interesting items. “Greatest Gifts,” filled with appraisals featuring items that guests received as presents, will have you writing your own holiday wish list.
December 31 – Junk in the Trunk 5
Discover never-before-aired appraisals from this season’s eight-city tour, including a 1925 San Francisco pictorial map, NASA signed photos and a Chinese jadeite peach-form bowl from around 1900. Which is the $40,000 to $60,000 treasure?
Call the Midwife Holiday Special 2018
Tuesday, December 25 at 9:00pm
The Christmas special will star Miriam Margoyles as Sister Mildred, who arrives unexpectedly at Nonnatus House, her hands full with four Chinese orphans. Having fled China, the child refugees were found abandoned in Hong Kong and are being adopted in the U.K. as part of the World Refugee Project. With Christmas preparations in full flow and the midwives busy caring for the expectant mothers of Poplar, these unexpected visitors cause joy and chaos in equal measure.
The special also sees Trixie return to Poplar in time to cover for the Sisters as they leave for the Mother House. The Order’s Mother Superior has taken ill, and a new spiritual leader needs to be elected. It soon becomes clear, much to Sister Julienne’s horror, that she is the favored candidate.
Craft in America
Friday, December 21 Back-to-Back Episodes!
The tenth season of this series explores the vitality, history and significance of the craft movement in the United States and its impact on our nation’s rich cultural heritage.
9:00pm – California
CALIFORNIA explores craft practices definitively Californian, from Native Americans continuing ancient traditions, to contemporary artists expressing new iterations of the art of the handmade. Featuring Pomo basket weaver Corine Pearce, metalsmith Randy Stromsoe, the Arts and Crafts architecture of Greene and Greene, stained glass artists at Judson Studios, and textile artist Deborah Cross.
10:00pm – Visionaries
VISIONARIES includes artists, curators and collectors who envision limitless possibilities of craft and imagine new methods of achieving that vision. Featuring textile designer and founder of LongHouse Reserve Jack Lenor Larsen, curator Helen Molesworth and Black Mountain College, fiber artist Kay Sekimachi, collector Forrest L. Merrill, and book artist Felicia Rice.
K.D. Lang – Landmarks Live in Concert on Great Performances
Friday, December 14 at 9:00pm
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ingenue, the critically acclaimed and Grammy Award-winning album by superstar singer-songwriter k.d. lang, with a one-night-only performance from the magnificent Majestic Theater in downtown San Antonio, Texas.