Ken Burns takes viewers on a journey through Sam Clemens’ early days along the Mississippi River, to the small river town of Hannibal, Missouri. Clemens grows up, stumbling from adventure to adventure until he begins to evolve into Mark Twain, the humorist and writer who would revolutionize the way Americans viewed themselves and their language. The episode ends with the publication of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, a novel that has been banned in hundreds of libraries and schools across the country ever since.
Sun, 07/27/2014 - 9:00pm
Adapted by Mark Gatiss (“Sherlock”), “The Big Four” plunges Poirot into a world of global espionage, set against the backdrop of the impending WWII. The public is in a panic after the shocking death of a Russian chess grandmaster, and Poirot must navigate international figures and intrigue to identify the culprit, with the help of old friends Captain Hastings, Inspector Japp and Miss Lemon.
Mexico - One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless
Sun, 07/27/2014 - 2:30pm
The ninth season of chef Rick Bayless' cooking and travel series explores the cuisine and culture of Oaxaca — Mexico's fifth-largest state — from its capital, Oaxaca City, to the small coastal town of Puerto Angel. Rick explores regal ruined cities, craft villages, colorful markets, and beloved old churches and town plazas; paddles through wildlife-rich coastal mangrove lagoons and hikes tropical rainforest trails; visits off-the-beaten-path restaurants and food stalls, and takes in the stunning Day of the Dead festivities. In every episode, Rick meets Oaxaca's artisans, including weavers, potters, small-batch mescal producers and boutique cheese-makers. He also cooks — and occasionally fishes and hunts for wild game — alongside Oaxaca’s finest chefs, home cooks and market vendors. At his home kitchen, Rick then translates the intricate cooking of Oaxaca into everyday dishes for American kitchens.
Great Performances at the Met
Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:00pm
Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of Massenet's sublime adaptation of Goethe's revolutionary and tragic romance, opposite Sophie Koch as Charlotte. The new production is directed and designed by Richard Eyre and Rob Howell, the same team that created the Met's recent hit staging of Carmen. Rising young maestro Alain Altinoglu conducts.See the final scene here.
Tue, 07/22/2014 - 8:00pm
Al Capone — the quintessential self-made American man, ruthless killer or both? Just his name sparks images of pin-stripe suits and bloody violence. To this day, Americans are fascinated by this celebrity gangster. The question is why? View a preview of the program Here.
Mon, 07/28/2014 - 8:00pm
Fifteen years after first visiting Des Moines, Iowa, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW looks back on featured items to see if their value has changed. Highlights include a Rambling Mickey Mouse toy with its original box, ca. 1934; Charles Lindbergh memorabilia; and a Samuel McIntire medallion that has soared in value from $70,000-$90,000 to $200,000-$300,000.
Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:00pm
Back in 1999, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW visited Salt Lake City, Utah. Tune in to see what happened to the values of the items found during that trip. Highlights include Napoleonic prisoner-of-war pieces; a Mormon certificate of gratitude; and beaded Kiowa objects that previously came in at $29,000-$36,000 and now are appraised at $35,000-$40,000.
Last Tango in Halifax
Sun, 07/20/2014 - 8:00pm
Sad news inspires Alan and Celia to have another wedding ceremony attended by all of their family and friends. Caroline whisks Kate off on a romantic weekend, but a disagreement threatens to end the relationship. Just as Gillian and Robbie are back on friendlier terms, a revelation from Judith changes everything.