Look what's coming to Blue Ridge PBS!
American Masters- Rothko: Pictures Must Be Miraculous
Friday, October 25 at 9:00pm
Explore the life of the celebrated artist whose luminous color field paintings helped define the abstract expressionist movement, which shifted the art world epicenter from Paris to New York. Featuring original scenes with Alfred Molina.
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.
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 in 2019.
October 7 – The Gen X Years
Explore the era between Boomers and Millennials for exciting treasures from the mid-1960s to early 1980s, also known as the Generation X years. Standout appraisals include Matt Groening artwork, Charles Loloma bracelets and Evel Knievel's leathers.
October 14 – Junk in the Trunk 9
Discover never-before-seen appraisals from all five Season 23 cities, including 1949 Charles and Ray Eames molded chairs, a Sioux pipe and pipe bag made around 1880, and a 1953 MAD Issue 8 "Frank N. Stein" story. Which is valued at $40,000-$60,000?
Saturdays at 10:00pm
Taped 333-feet below ground within the majestic Volcano Room deep inside Tennessee’s Cumberland Caverns, this “musical adventure” series features both well-established and emerging artists within the broad spectrum of bluegrass, jamgrass, roots and Americana genres.
October 5 – Lucero
Lucero's first gig in Memphis was for a crowd of six. But for a band with a 20-year string of successes and aural iterations, who carried the alt-country torch back in the 90's and helped pave the way for "Americana," Lucero have returned to what inspired them in the first place, touring now behind a streamlined sound honoring their seminal Southern and Rock influences, pushing their legacy into new ground with alacrity.
October 12 - Brothers Osborne
Two talented boys from a working class Maryland family, the Brothers Osborne bring us a "twang-and-crunch," equal parts country and rock into one of the freshest, most identifiable sounds to come out of Nashville in recent years. Five-time Grammy nominees, The Brothers Osborne reign as back-to-back ACM Vocal Duo of the Year Awards as well as the 2-time CMA Vocal Duo of the Year. Belt in for some Southern-Outlaw-Neo-Traditional Country!
October 19 - Gregory Alan Isakov
This native of South Africa who as a child moved to the U.S. is now a fiercely independent, DIY musician based in Boulder, CO. Influenced from a young age by Leonard Cohen, Kelly Joe Phelps and Bruce Springsteen, Isakov strikes that "balance of space and instrumentation," with lush flourishes-twirling strings, a loping banjo, ghostly pedal steel, solid yet restrained percussion. Precise arrangements with poignant and even devastating lyrics encourage a close listen and contemplation.
October 26 – Steve Earle and the Dukes
Producer, author, activist, actor, singer/songwriter. A master musician and writer's writer in the vein of Townes van Zandt and Guy Clark, his work has carried a profound effect on the Americana, Country, Rock, and Folk genres for nearly two generations. With 15 studio albums, 3 GRAMMY awards (of 16 nominations), and legions of dedicated, diehard fans. There is, frankly, no one quite like Steve Earle.
The Durrells in Corfu, Season 4, on Masterpiece – NEW SEASON!!
Sundays at 8:00pm
In Season Four, the future looks bright for the eccentric Durrells. Louisa turns the family villa into a guest house and cousin Basil moves in. Larry enjoys love with two ballerinas, Leslie throws himself into his job, and Gerry and Margo have business ambitions.
October 6 – Episode 2
An encounter with Daphne leaves Leslie pondering the possibility of fatherhood. Margo moves in with Theo, and Louisa is on the receiving end of some slightly confused romantic advances.
October 13 – Episode 3
Louisa meets Spiros' wife for the first time and invites her to join the family on a trip. However, the journey ends badly when their picnic is eaten by hungry animals.
October 20 – Episode 4
With the house guests getting rowdier, Louisa worries about the villa's reputation, but Spiros' increased presence continues to delight her. Margo finds a surprising way to bond with Maud. Gerry realizes he has feelings for Galini.
October 27 – Episode 5
The residents of Corfu are excited at the prospect of a visit from the king of Greece, and the Durrells are keen to join the welcoming committee. Leslie leads a scout troop. Louisa and Spiros grow closer. Love may also be in the air for Margo.
Finding Your Roots Roots – NEW SEASON!
Tuesdays at 8:00pm
The acclaimed series with Professor Gates explores the mysteries, surprises and revelations hidden in the family trees of popular figures.
October 8 – Hollywood Royalty
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actors Isabella Rossellini, Anjelica Huston and Mia Farrow unearth surprising new revelations about their family histories, taking them generations beyond their famous cinematic forebears.
October 15 – Off the Farm
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the humble roots of comedic actors Melissa McCarthy and Eric Stonestreet, retracing the ancestral journeys that laid the groundwork for their success.
October 22 – Family Reunions
Uncover family mysteries about two legends of hip hop, Sean Combs and LL Cool J, through the use of DNA technology that reveals information that shakes their very foundations.
October 29 – Unfamiliar Kin
Actors Fred Armisen and Christopher Walken and musician Carly Simon each learn about a grandparent whose real identity and background had been a mystery to them — redefining how they see themselves.