Look what's coming to Blue Ridge PBS!
American Experience - Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation
Tuesday, August 6 at 9:00pm & Tuesday, August 20 at 8:00pm
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the concert that became a touchstone for a generation. This new film brings the three-day concert to life through the voices of those who were present at what became the defining moment of the counterculture revolution.
American Experience helps viewers 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.
American Masters: Ursula K. Le Guin
Friday, August 2 at 9:00pm
Explore the remarkable life and legacy of late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin, whose groundbreaking work, including "The Left Hand of Darkness," transformed American literature by bringing science fiction into the literary mainstream.
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.
Wednesdays at 8:00pm
Discover how centuries of knowledge, experimentation and engineering helped our ancestors understand the mysteries of space. Expert contributors decode astronomical myths and uncover the science behind their origins.
July 24 – Gods and Monsters
Explore the origins of our relationship with the skies. Our ancestors use the sky to navigate and tell time, and give religious significance to what they see in it. Then, a revolution gives birth to modern science.
July 31 – Finding the Center
Follow the efforts to give the Earth a shape and a place. From flat Earth legends to Galileo’s telescope, track major changes in scientific understanding. Ideas rise and fall as we continue to explore our ancient skies.
August 7 – Our Place in the Universe
Complete the puzzle of our ancient skies. A cast of scientific pioneers reshapes the solar system and better understands a growing universe. But there is still much more space to explore.
Animal Babies: First Year on Earth
Wednesdays at 8:00pm
Meet six baby animals from across the globe. Follow along as they experience joy and hardship, confront near-daily adversities, navigate their habitats, and overcome challenges in their first year of life.
August 28 - First Steps
See how the babies learn to understanding their surroundings in environments ranging from Africa to Sri Lanka to Iceland. The most basic tools for survival must be learned in their first three months to thrive and ultimately survive.
September 4 – Testing Limits
Learn the new challenges baby animals face once they can get around on their own. Every day brings new trials and tribulations, like searching for food, surviving in harsh environments and bonding with family members.
September 11 – New Frontiers
Join the baby animals as they near the end of their first year of life. It’s time for these young ones to branch off from the comfort of their mothers and learn to explore the great unknown on their own.
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.
August 3 – The Head and the Heart / Benjamin Booker
Dig the modern Americana sounds of The Head and The Heart and Benjamin Booker. Seattle's folk-rocking THaTH supports its latest acclaimed album Signs of Light, while New Orleans' Booker rips through the blues, soul and rock of Witness.
August 10 – Run the Jewels
Groove to a full hour with hip-hop superstars Run The Jewels. The duo showcases its latest album Run the Jewels 3, as well as its greatest hits.
August 17 – Arctic Monkeys / Wild Child
Enjoy an hour of modern rock with Arctic Monkeys and Wild Child. Sheffield’s Monkeys perform songs from their acclaimed album Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino. Austin’s Wild Child plays cuts from their latest album Expectations.
August 31 – Zac Brown Band
Savor an hour with Grammy-winning, multi-platinum Southern country rock act Zac Brown Band. The Atlanta octet performs songs from its latest record Welcome Home, as well as its greatest hits.