Masterpiece Classic
Sun, 03/31/2013 - 9:00pm

Jeremy Piven ("Entourage") stars as a wheeling-dealing American who shows early 1900s Londoners how to shop. Based on the life of colorful retail magnate Harry Gordon Selfridge, the new eight-part series is created by Emmy Award-winning writer Andrew Davies ("Pride and Prejudice," "Bleak House"). Also starring are Frances O’Connor ("Madame Bovary"), Aisling Loftus ("Page Eight"), Zoe Tapper ("Zen"), Amanda Abbington ("Case Histories"), and Samuel West ("Any Human Heart"). Who knew shopping could be like this!

Arts Program
Sun, 03/31/2013 - 5:30pm
Thu, 04/04/2013 - 10:00pm

WSKG’s Artist Café showcases an expansive variety of national and local artists including photographers, dancers, poets and many more.  This week we feature guitar maker Jol Dantzig, a kilims exhibit from the Ukranian Museum in NYC, author Kao Kalia Yang, and local Grammy Award winning audio engineer Robert Hunter.

Sun, 03/31/2013 - 2:00pm

Cooking With Julie Taboulie is an inspiring culinary exploration of the world of Lebanese and Middle Eastern Cuisines. This half hour program is focused on Julie Taboulie's four basic fundamentals of life: fresh, flavorful, family and fun. The series is produced on location amid the breathtaking lakes and landscapes of the Finger Lakes Region of New York State.

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The Cafe
Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:00pm

It’s Carol’s birthday and she’s got a very difficult decision to make.

Midsomer Murders
Sat, 03/30/2013 - 8:00pm

When the body of Susan Bartlett, wife of local farmer Simon Bartlett, is discovered in Setwale Wood, local villagers readily assume she committed suicide due to her inability to have a child. But when Barnaby discovers the timestamp on her suicide is from seven hours after her death, the search for a suicide motive morphs into the hunt for a killer. Barnaby & Troy quickly find themselves thrust into a whirlwind of witchcraft, ancient potions, infidelity and land feuds that expose a chilling example of the consequences that can follow when parents believe they always know best.

American Masters
Fri, 03/29/2013 - 9:00pm

Explore the life of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning novelist, often referred to as the greatest living American writer. In candid interviews, Philip Roth discusses intimate aspects of his life and art as he has never done before: his unliterary upbringing in Newark, New Jersey, his writing process, the inspiration behind his most famous novels, and the many controversies he stirred throughout his career. With 31 books to his credit, including Goodbye, Columbus; Portnoy’s Complaint; Sabbath’s Theater; American Pastoral; and The Human Stain, Roth practically invented the genre of factual-fictional autobiography and commands ownership of the Jewish-American novel. Interviewees include Mia Farrow, Jonathan Franzen and Nicole Krauss.

British Antiques Roadshow
Thu, 03/28/2013 - 10:30pm

Fiona Bruce and the team are back for a second visit to Beverley Minster in the east Riding of Yorkshire. Hundreds of visitors pack the nave eager to see the experts and amongst the objects caught on camera are a pair of valuable medical leech jars once used to bleed patients, a curious sideboard that hides secret drawers that took the owners thirty years to find, and a ring with a locket containing the hair of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Thu, 03/28/2013 - 9:00pm

When her husband escapes from prison, Postmistress Mrs. Macey fears the damage to her reputation will force her to leave Candleford. Caroline is summoned to court for failing to pay her debts to the brewery. Laura strikes up a friendship with Philip, a gamekeeper from the manor.

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 9:00pm

A blinding streak of light screaming across the Russian sky, followed by a shuddering blast strong enough to damage buildings and send more than 1000 people to the hospital.  On the morning of February 15th, a 7000 ton asteroid crashed into the Earth's atmosphere, exploded and fell to earth across a wide swath near the Ural mountains.  According to NASA, the Siberian Meteor, which exploded with the power of 30 Hiroshima bombs, was the largest object to burst in the atmosphere since a 1908 event near Siberia's Tunguska river.  That time there were few eyewitnesses and no record of the event except for thousands of acres of flattened trees.  This time however the event was captured by countless digital dashboard cameras, which have lately become a common fixture in Russian autos and trucks.  Within days, armed with this unprecedented crowd-sourced material, NOVA crews hit the ground in Russia along with impact scientists as they hunt for debris from the explosion and clues to the meteor's origin and makeup.  To understand how lucky we were this time, we explore even greater explosions in the past, from Tunguska to the asteroid that extinguished the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.   "Russian Meteor Strike" puts it all together and asks: Is our solar system a deadly celestial shooting gallery - with Earth in the cross-hairs?  What are the chances that another, even more massive asteroid is heading straight for us?  Are we just years, months or days away from a total global reboot of civilization, or worse?

Tavis Smiley Reports
Tue, 03/26/2013 - 8:00pm

Tavis Smiley looks at the connection between the juvenile justice system and the dropout rate among American teens, as well as the efforts by educators, law enforcement professionals, judges, youth advocates and the at-risk teens themselves to end what has become known as “the school-to-prison pipeline.” Smiley takes his cameras across the country to present a narrative of what’s working on the frontlines of reform.

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