Experience the beauty, romance and dramatic power of musical masterpieces in this visual and auditory joyride through the world of classical hits. Host Martin Goldsmith guides viewers on this fresh and engaging exploration of the world of classical music, with personal reflections from Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell and Stewart Copeland of The Police, among others.
Wed, 12/03/2014 - 9:00pm
Buzz Aldrin with the American flag on the surface of the moon. 21 July 1969.
NOVA presents an intimate portrait of Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon, through interviews with Armstrong’s family and friends. The film reveals his achievements as a Navy combat veteran and pioneer of high-speed flight. NOVA revisits the final moments of the Apollo 11 landing, when Armstrong brought the Eagle down safely with seconds to spare. But he regretted that he got so much credit for the team effort that the lunar landing represented. In its exploration of this quietly effective man, NOVA explores his achievements following Apollo. This is an inspiring story of heroic risk-taking and humble dedication to advancing humanity’s adventure in space.
Wed, 12/03/2014 - 8:00pm
Sword-billed hummingbird. Ecuador.
Watch a compilation of the most compelling, emotional and even humorous stories about bird behavior, intelligence and flight from the NATURE archives. Introduced by the series’ executive producer Fred Kaufman, this special presentation draws from 16 notable films, including the Emmy-award winning “My Life as a Turkey” and “An Original DUCKumentary.” Also represented are sequences from “Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air,” “Birds of the Gods,” “Raptor Force,” “Moment of Impact,” “A Murder of Crows,” “Love in the Animal Kingdom,” “Deep Jungle” and more.
Tue, 12/02/2014 - 8:00pm
Explore the life and legend of this iconic entertainer through never-before-seen footage and interviews with his immediate family and Tony Bennett. Narrated by Stanley Tucci, this documentary reveals a man far more complex than his public persona.
50 Years With Peter, Paul and Mary
Mon, 12/01/2014 - 9:30pm
Noel Paul Stookey, Mary Travers and Peter Yarrow performing at the 1963 March on Washington.
Celebrate the impact of the trio that provided America’s soundtrack for generations and combined artistry with activism for five decades.
Sat, 11/15/2014 - 11:00am
Daytime Emmy®-winner Lidia Bastianich conjures simple, seasonal and economical dishes with grace, confidence and love in season two of LIDIA'S KITCHEN. She teaches viewers to draw on their roots, allow for spontaneity, and cultivate a sense of home in the kitchen. Lidia channels her passion for teaching into a fun and trustworthy curriculum of kitchen wisdom — tips and techniques collected through years in the kitchen and at the family table. Over the course of 26 episodes, Lidia makes a variety of rustic yet elegant appetizers, entrees and desserts.
Rough Cut- Woodworking with Tommy Mac
Sat, 11/15/2014 - 10:00am
The Daytime Emmy®-nominated ROUGH CUT - WOODWORKING WITH TOMMY MAC gives woodworking enthusiasts the confidence to fulfill their furniture-making dreams. In the fifth season, respected furniture maker Tommy MacDonald and his friends Al, Eli and Steve share more bold and inspiring woodworking designs. Tommy travels to historic landmarks in the Boston area, Chicago and beyond for inspiration, and then returns to his workshop to create pieces for the home and office. Thirteen new half-hour episodes introduce a wide variety of indoor and outdoor projects tailored to the recreational woodworker. The large-scale pieces — including beds, tables and wardrobes — blend new-school methods with old-school techniques. Tommy also steps out of his comfort zone this season, working on new projects such as the classic Windsor chair. Plus, Tommy's friends, including chef Paul Wahlberg (star of A&E's Wahlburgers),stops by the shop to help Tommy build an outdoor patio prep station.
PBS Arts Fall Festival
Fri, 11/28/2014 - 9:00pm
Emmy and Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth brings it home — to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma that is — to perform music from her career. With a classically trained voice set off by a gift for acting and comedy, Chenoweth appears at a state-of-the-art theater that now bears her name, performing Broadway, television and film songs like “Popular” and “For Good” from Wicked, songs from her acclaimed performances on “Glee” and beloved music from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and many more. Backed by a 13-piece orchestra led by Musical Director Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Chenoweth welcomes song and dance friends from Broadway in a program sure to be unforgettable.