Look what's coming to Blue Ridge PBS!
Tuesdays at 9:00pm
Discover the incredible characters and epic stories that have shaped America’s past and present. Television’s most-watched history series, acclaimed by viewers and critics alike, has been honored with every major broadcast award.
February 12 – Sealab
Discover the mostly forgotten story of the U.S. Navy's daring and groundbreaking Sealab program, whose "Aquanauts" tested the limits of human endurance and revolutionized our understanding of underseas exploration.
February 26 – Roads to Memphis
Witness the fatefully entwined stories of assassin James Earl Ray and his target, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., against the backdrop of the seething and turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their violent and tragic collision in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968. Based on the book by Hampton Sides (Ghost Soldiers), the program relies on eyewitness testimony from King's inner circle and the officials involved in Ray's capture and prosecution following an intense two-month international manhunt.
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.
Tuesday, February 19 at 9:00pm - Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me
Explore the entertainer’s vast talent and journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during 20th-century America. Features Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, and clips from his TV, film and concert performances.
Friday, February 22 at 9:00pm – Charley Pride: I’m Just Me
Explore the complicated history of the American South and its music through the life of country star Charley Pride. Raised in segregated Mississippi, his journey shows the ways that artistic expression can triumph over prejudice and injustice.
Antiques Roadshow – NEW EPISODES!
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 23rd season with a new look in 2019.
February 4 – Ca' d'Zan, Hour Two
Head to Ca’ d’Zan to discover treasures that are fitting for a celebration of “The Greatest Show on Earth,” like an 1866 Otto Georgi painting, an Augsburg silver Kiddush cup and “How Man Learned to Fly” illustrations. One is up to $30,000.
February 11 – Ca' d'Zan, Hour Three
There’s no clowning around when it comes to capturing showstopping appraisals at the Ringlings’ Sarasota mansion. Highlights include a Nakashima table, a Yankees ring and illustrated baseball, and an Elijah Pierce relief-carved plaque.Georgi painting, an Augsburg silver Kiddush cup and “How Man Learned to Fly” illustrations. One is up to $30,000.
February 18 – Hotel del Coronado, Hour One
Check in to Hotel del Coronado to see sensational finds at a stunning seaside setting, such as a 1962 Baldessari oil “Sign for Rothko & Albers,” a Fortuny Delphos gown and a “Kitchen Debate” table with a signed Nixon photo. Which is $90,000?
February 25 – Hotel del Coronado, Hour Two
Discover covetable California items appraised at Hotel del Coronado like a 1915 San Diego Exposition poster, a Joan Crawford archive from around 1940 and a Margaret Bourke-White photograph of Gandhi. Guess which is valued at $40,000-$50,000.
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.
February 2 – Buddy Guy / August Greene
Thrill to an hour of blues and hip-hop with Buddy Guy and August Greene. Blues legend Guy plays hits and songs from his latest album The Blues is Alive and Well. Hip-hop supergroup August Greene performs songs from its self-titled debut.
February 16 – Ed Sheeran
Relish an hour with best-selling pop sensation Ed Sheeran. The British singer/songwriter performs hits and songs from his latest album ÷.
February 23 – Robert Plant
Enjoy new classics and fan favorites from music icon Robert Plant. The British superstar sings classics from the catalogs of Led Zeppelin, the blues canon and his solo Americana albums.
Confucius Was a Foodie
Thursdays at 7:00pm beginning February 14
Celebrity chef and former Food Network host Christine Cushing takes viewers on a voyage of discovery, uncovering the fascinating traditions, philosophies and history of Chinese culinary culture and its surprising influence on food around the world. Christine’s motivation to embark on this journey is her discovery that 2,500-year-old Chinese philosopher Confucius was actually —a foodie.
From exploring Chinese cuisines in North America to the culinary politics of Taiwan, the tasty richness of Hong Kong, and the blended flavors of Southeast Asia, Christine finds connections to the gastronomic precepts of the great Chinese philosopher both ancient and modern.