Country Music: Live at the Ryman
Friday, February 28 at 9pm
Join celebrated musicians for a concert celebrating the film by Ken Burns. Hosted by Burns and featuring performances and appearances by Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash, Rhiannon Giddens, Vince Gill, Kathy Mattea, Marty Stuart, Dwight Yoakam and more.
Expedition with Steve Backshall
Wednesdays at 10:00pm
Head into the unknown with explorer Steve Backshall as he journeys to the world’s last unexplored places and faces challenges around the globe, encountering extraordinary wildlife and meeting remarkable people along the way.
February 5 – Mexico – Flooded Caves
Dive into a network of unexploded caves under the Yucatan Peninsula with Steve Backshall. After trekking through kilometers of scorpion-infested Mexican jungle to reach the caves, he faces the terror of being lost in an underwater silt cloud.
February 12 – Borneo: Dark Shadow
Follow Steve Backshall as he drops down a sinkhole to explore a series of underground Bornean caves threatened by deforestation and limestone quarrying. The journey may lead to the potential to explore other undiscovered subterranean worlds.
February 19 – Bhutan: White Water
Join Steve Backshall in the foothills of the Himalaya, where he plans to kayak the last unrun river in Bhutan, which runs through the country’s steepest gorge. Before his attempt, Steve seeks blessing from a local Buddhist monastery.
February 26 – Surname: Lost World
Travel to the Guiana Shield with Steve Backshall, whose mission is to discover its abundance of wildlife and natural wonders. He travels deep into the untouched jungle, finding animals that have never encountered humans.
Finding Your Roots Roots
Tuesdays at 8:00pm
The acclaimed series with Professor Gates explores the mysteries, surprises and revelations hidden in the family trees of popular figures.
February 4 – Science Pioneers
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the family trees of Francis Collins, Shirley Ann Jackson and Harold Varmus-three pioneering scientists who’ve made dramatic contributions to our understanding of the world, while knowing little about their own ancestry.
February 11 – Slave Trade
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. journeys with film director Ava DuVernay, actor S. Epatha Merkerson, and musician Questlove to the unexpected places where their ancestors were scattered by slavery, upending their notions of African American history.
February 18 – Italian Roots
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of talk show-host Jimmy Kimmel and actors Marisa Tomei and John Turturro, introducing them to ancestors who made immense sacrifices to bring their families from Italy to America.
February 25 – Criminal Kind
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Laura Linney and journalists Lisa Ling and Soledad O’Brien—telling them stories of tricksters, scoundrels and outright criminals, who nevertheless laid the groundwork for their success.
Lost River Sessions
Saturdays at 7pm
Saving the best seat for you, Lost River Sessions is a live folk, bluegrass, and Americana music television program. It explores the music scene from the roots up with acts hailing from regions like the Appalachian Mountains, to the dive bars of Nashville and beyond, LRS features live music recorded in intimate, iconic settings across the South-Central Kentucky region.
February 8 – Lillie Mae
Singer-songwriter and fiddle player Lillie Mae performs a live set at The Venue at 939 Adams in Bowling Green, KY. Highlights include “To Go Wrong” and “Over the Hill and Through the Woods” from her 2017 Jack White produced album, FOREVER AND THEN SOME.
February 15 – Jeffrey Foucault
Singer-songwriter Jeffrey Foucault performs a live set at the Derby Piano Bar in Bowling Green, KY. Highlights include “Hurricane Lamp” and “I Love You (And You Are a Fool).”
February 22 – Dana Sipos
Canadian folk singer, Dana Sipos, performs a stirring set live at Lost River Cave in Bowling Green, KY. Highlights include “Night Sky” and “Blue Ridge.”
February 29 - Erin Rae
Nashville singer-songwriter, Erin Rae, performs a soothing live set at the historic Goodnight Auditorium in Franklin, KY. Highlights include “Clean Slate” and “Wild Blue Wind.”
Wednesdays at 8:00pm
Experience the splendors and compelling stories of the natural world from all over the globe. The series delivers the best in original natural history films to audiences nationwide. NATURE has won more than 700 honors from the television industry, parent groups, the international wildlife film community and environmental organizations.
February 12 – Wild Florida
Florida is home to beaches, coral reefs, pine forests and the famous Everglades wetland, but a growing human population and abandoned exotic pets like pythons are threatening this wild paradise. Can Florida’s ecosystems continue to weather the storm?
February 19 – The Mighty Weasel
Discover the truth about the infamous weasel, often associated with unsavory behavior. Do these critters deserve their bad reputation? Follow the adventures of a first-time weasel mom, fearless honey badger and a tiny orphan weasel.
February 26 – Arctic Wolf Pack
Discover the white wolf, one of the most hardened predators on the planet, in Ellesmere Island's unforgiving ice and snow. In a fight for survival, these roaming hunters must travel far from the den to feed their cubs, putting them at risk.