Manor of Speaking
Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:00pm

Immediately following each episode of Downton Abbey, host Ernie Manouse leads a studio audience and a rotating cast of celebrated super fans and cultural experts through the world of “Downton Abbey.” They share the triumphs and sorrows of the Crawley family and their staff during a lively 30 minute after-show like no other.

‘Manor’ is a solidly packed show with re-caps, history lessons, surprise guests, behind-the-scenes stories and a whole lot of fun. Viewers are invited to participate via twitter, Facebook and the web making ‘Manor’ the perfect way to finish off an episode of the world’s number one drama series.

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:00pm

FRONTLINE investigates the accusations of criminality and corruption that have surrounded Vladimir Putin’s reign in Russia. Tracing his career back over two decades, “Putin’s Way” reveals how the accumulation of wealth and power has led to autocratic rule and the specter of a new Cold War.

Nazi Mega Weapons
Wed, 01/14/2015 - 10:00pm
Patrick Bury holds onto an air filter that was part of a safety system in Hitler's Felsennest HQ in case of a gas attack.

Learn about the vast, secret headquarters at the heart of Hitler’s plans for world domination.

As European countries fall like dominoes to the all-conquering German armies, Hitler becomes convinced of his own military genius. He plans to invade Russia and orders the construction of a huge, heavily protected command complex of bunkers and buildings named the Wolf’s Lair. But as he isolates himself in his concrete city, the war begins to slip from his grasp and a conspiracy is hatched to make the secret base his tomb.

Independent Lens
Mon, 01/12/2015 - 10:00pm
Still from film’s reenactment of Darius Monroe and accomplices preparing to rob a bank.

Years ago, 16-year-old honor student Darius Clark Monroe was arrested for robbing a Bank of America. Seventeen years after serving his sentence, Monroe returns to his childhood home and encounters the people affected by the robbery: his family, victims at the bank and his partners in crime. In this emotionally compelling documentary executive-produced by Spike Lee, Darius, now 33, turns the camera on a past he deeply regrets and tries to make the audience understand how he came to make the decision he made without providing excuses for his actions. By Darius Clark Monroe.

Antiques Roadshow
Mon, 01/12/2015 - 8:00pm

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is in The Big Apple for the first time in 13 years, where host Mark L. Walberg heads to an iconic venue, the Apollo Theater, for a ROADSHOW “Most Wanted” segment. Highlights include a Tiffany Studios mosaic inkwell, ca. 1905, likely designed by Carol Driscoll; a show run from the Beatles’ first “Ed Sullivan Show” appearance along with an autographed photograph of the band; and a Joseph Kleitsch oil painting, ca.1925, purchased by the owner’s father from Kleitsch’s widow for $100 and now valued at $500,000.

The Queen's Garden
Sun, 01/11/2015 - 10:00pm
Buckingham Palace with daffodils and lake in foreground

With permission from Queen Elizabeth, this program covers a year in Buckingham Palace Garden, exploring the history and the natural history of this remarkable hidden royal treasure in the heart of London.


The Great British Baking Show
Sun, 01/11/2015 - 8:00pm
For the Showstopper, the bakers have to make a filled centerpiece loaf with as much impact on a table as on the judges.

It’s week three and the remaining 10 bakers get ready to brave bread. For the Signature, they must bake 12 perfect rye bread rolls, shaped as they prefer. The Technical calls for ciabatta loaves, using judge Paul’s recipe. For the Showstopper, the bakers have to make a filled centerpiece loaf with as much impact on a table as on the judges. Who will rise to the occasion?

Father Brown
Sat, 01/10/2015 - 9:00pm

Father Brown finds himself immobilised with a broken leg when a
member of Kembleford’s Women’s Institute dies in mysterious
circumstances. Can he crack the case armed only with a telescope and
the gang to help? (Season 2, Episode 6)

Great Performances
Fri, 01/09/2015 - 9:00pm
American Voices Classical Master Session: Eric Owens, Tomoko Nakayama and Deborah Nansteel.

Observe fledgling artists in one-on-one mentoring sessions with iconic singers in various genres.

Conceived and hosted by renowned American singer Renée Fleming, American Voices is the groundbreaking festival of performances, master sessions and symposia convened in November 2013 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, bringing together vocal masters, industry titans and emerging artists to celebrate the artistry, technique and challenges of professional singing. During six master sessions, fledgling artists receive one-on-one mentoring from iconic singers in a variety of genres: Eric Owens in classical, Dianne Reeves in jazz, Alison Krauss with Dr. Thomas Cleveland in country, Ben Folds in pop, Sutton Foster in musical theater and Kim Burrell in gospel. Joining these acclaimed artists for the festival’s genre-spanning centerpiece concert are Sara Bareilles, Kurt Elling, Josh Groban and Norm Lewis, with the National Symphony Orchestra and principal pops conductor Steven Reineke.

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 8:00pm

In the heart of the Antarctic Peninsula there’s a post office surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery and 3,000 gentoo penguins. Every summer, as staff put stamps on postcards, the penguins return from their fishing grounds to their breeding grounds, trek nearly two miles across sea ice and snow, rush to find a partner, build a nest, lay eggs and protect them from predators, and finally get down to the task of raising their young. Watch their four-month drama unfold as cruise ships come and go, bringing tourists to buy postcards and photograph penguins – the backdrop to the penguins’ lives.

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