Look what's coming to Blue Ridge PBS!
Fridays at 9:00pm
AMERICAN MASTERS, which pioneered the television biography genre, continues to offer insightful profiles of important figures in America's artistic and cultural life. Winner of the 2011 Emmy for Outstanding Nonfiction Series.
June 14 - Terrance McNally : Every Act of Life
Explore four-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally’s six groundbreaking decades in theater. The film delves into McNally’s pursuit of love and inspiration, LGBTQ activism, triumph over addiction and the power of the arts to transform society.
June 21 - Robert Shaw: Man of Many Voices
Trace the journey of one of the greatest choral music conductors in the world. With no formal training, Robert Shaw achieved early success in popular music and later became legendary for his interpretations of classical music’s choral masterpieces.
Mondays at 8:00pm
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW puts the reality in reality television! Part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt, the show is a 13-time Emmy® Award-nominee and PBS' most-watched ongoing series.
Veteran television personality Mark L. Walberg serves as series host. In each hour-long episode, specialists from the country's leading auction houses and independent dealers offer free appraisals of antiques and collectibles.
Austin City Limits
Saturdays at 9:00pm
Explore the best original music — including contemporary and traditional rock, blues, country, folk, soul and worldbeat — in uninterrupted full concerts recorded live in Austin, Texas.
June 15 – Herbie Hancock
Thrill to an hour with legendary keyboardist and composer Herbie Hancock. The jazz innovator surveys his decades-long career in his ACL debut.
June 22 – Margo Price / Hayes Carll
Welcome up-and-coming country singers Margo Price and Hayes Carll to ACL. Price supports her debut album Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, while Carll sings songs from his album Lovers and Leavers.
June 29 – Cece Winans / St. Paul and the Broken Bones
Thrill to an hour of soul and gospel. Grammy-winning legend CeCe Winans sings new songs and classics from her catalog, while breakout sensations St. Paul & the Broken Bones support their acclaimed album Sea of Noise.
Fridays at 9:00pm
Plunge into the Pacific with researchers and cinematographers and see the ocean’s rare and dazzling creatures in a way never before seen on television. The programs examine an ocean that covers a third of the Earth’s surface.
June 21 – Mysterious
Explore the mysterious Pacific – whose depths we are just beginning to explore. There are many unanswered questions we yearn to unravel, but the ocean doesn’t give up its secrets willingly.
July 5 – Violent
Understand how the Pacific, surrounded by the Ring of Fire, is the epicenter of natural mayhem. Violence is part of life in the great ocean, and creatures that live there must choose whether to avoid conflict—or rise to meet it.
Cycle Around Japan Highlights
Mondays at 7:00pm & Wednesdays at 7:30pm
Experience breath-taking cycling adventures and see a side of Japan you won't find in the guidebooks. Journeys include a 330-kilometer ride through the northern land of Akita and a challenging ride up a 2,000-meter peak in Nagano Prefecture, which provides breathtaking views of the Japan Alps mountain pass. Along the way, riders take part in traditions such as the harvesting of wasabi plants and the making of baskets from wild bamboo.
In every location, viewers are treated to the local culture, history, food and traditions that makes cycling around Japan such a unique journey.