ANTIQUES ROADSHOW stops in Virginia’s capital city, where host Mark L. Walberg attempts to stump appraiser Sebastian Clarke on Federal-era materials at the Wilton House Museum. Highlights include a 1765 Thomas Pitts silver epergne that was previously used to hold flowers instead of desserts and is now valued at $15,000 to $50,000; a Leveille-Rousseau perfume bottle, ca. 1890, bought at a Virginia flea market for around $20 and now appraised at between $6,000 and $8,000; and a Tiffany & Co. brooch, ca. 1937, found in the spare-button envelope of a dry cleaning business and valued at $65,000.
Sun, 05/18/2014 - 5:30pm
WSKG’s Artist Café showcases an expansive variety of national and local artists including photographers, dancers, poets and many more. This episode features the Chihuly exhibit at the Phoenix Botanical Gardens, Rapid Strokes artist Dan Dunn, the Guggenheim and light sculptor J. Turrell and national comic strip artist from Binghamton, Mason Mastroianni.
Sat, 05/17/2014 - 10:00pm
The magic of Christmas has long been lost on Marcus and, when his party plans force the other kids to go on strike, he must make alternative arrangements. Meanwhile, 'tis not the season to be jolly if you're Portis. The agent's thoughts turn to revenge after he finds out about Tim and Caitlin having feelings for one another.
Sat, 05/17/2014 - 8:00pm
A barman from the "Maid in Splendour" pub is shot dead as he walks near a ruined cottage in the woods. Barnaby and Scott discover a clash of cultures at the pub, between locals and new money, and between charming old landlord Michael Bannerman (William Gaunt) and his bullish son Stephen. But when Stephen, too, is murdered, past passions become as important as current enemies.
Fri, 05/16/2014 - 10:30pm
The stakes are high when a client asks for a signature architectural design. All sorts of challenges stand in the way, from budget issues to site constraints to construction logistics. It’s the great buildings, interiors, and landscapes that not only meet these challenges but exceed expectations. This week: the Barnes Foundation in philadelphia, PA, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture in Charlotte, NC, and the Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO.
Fri, 05/16/2014 - 9:00pm
Journey through the tall-tale life of participatory journalist George Plimpton: The Paris Review co-founder, amateur sportsman and actor. The film shares his experiences using Plimpton’s own narration, interviews and previously unseen material.
Nazi Mega Weapons
Wed, 05/14/2014 - 10:00pm
April 1945. Hitler is in the center of Berlin, 10 meters underground, surrounded by four-meter thick concrete walls, safe from any air attack the Allies can throw at him. But the Russians are advancing on the ground — the Red Army is lined up along the Oder River and going for the Führer. Blocking the way are rings of ingenious defenses, kill zones and strong-points that have turned Berlin into a fortress. At the heart of this fortress is the Führerbunker.
Wed, 05/14/2014 - 9:00pm
Colditz Castle, a notorious prisoner of war camp in Nazi Germany, was supposed to be escape-proof. But in World War II, a group of British officers dreamt up an escape plan: in a secret attic workshop, they constructed a two-man glider out of bed sheets and floorboards. The plan was to fly to freedom from the roof of the castle, but the war ended before they could put it to the test. Now a team of aero engineers and carpenters rebuilds the glider in the same attic using the same materials, and they’ll use a bathtub full of concrete to catapult the glider off the roof. As the hair-raising launch 90 feet up draws near, the program explores the Colditz legend and exposes the secrets of other ingenious and audacious escapes. Then, after a 70-year wait, the team finally finds out if the legendary glider plan would have succeeded.