In this last episode, Sagal travels to Iceland, where after the country’s economic collapse, leaders decided to create a new constitution, looking to the U.S. Constitution for inspiration. This prompts Sagal to consider why our own founding document has lasted more than 225 years. He looks at the systems that have kept the Constitution healthy — amendments, judicial interpretation, checks and balances — and also at the political forces that threaten to undermine the framers’ vision: excessive partisanship leading to gridlock, money in politics and gerrymandering.
Mon, 05/27/2013 - 10:00pm
Detroit: the grand American city, built on industry, fair play, hard work and the American Dream. In the past three decades, the city has seen its might crumble as oil prices spiked, the auto industry declined and the middle class began to disappear. But the people of Detroit are not ready to give up on this place, where the spirit of loyalty, community and grit is not so easy to break. They are ready to create a radically new Detroit in a post-industrial America.
Mon, 05/27/2013 - 8:00pm
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg discusses Northwest Coast Indian masks with appraiser Ted Trotta at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. Seattle becomes the city that sparkles with the discovery of a late-16th-century diamond and enamel jewel. Other notable finds include a moose, elk and buffalo hide chair; an 1880s Crazy Quilt; and a white Steiff clown bear worth $2,500-$3,200.
Fri, 05/24/2013 - 10:00pm
From the Valley to Victory is the story of World War II as told through the people of the Triple cities who lived and fought in it. From the scrap dives on the home front to the bombing missions on the battle front, From the Valley to Victory relives the greatest crusade of our time through the eyes of the greatest generation of the 20th century.
Sun, 05/26/2013 - 8:00pm
“One of the holiday’s best TV traditions.”
- USA Today
On the eve of Memorial Day, join co-hosts Joe Mantegna (“Criminal Minds”) and Gary Sinise (“CSI: New York”) for a night of remembrance featuring an all-star line-up performing with the National Symphony Orchestra. The 24th annual broadcast of the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT airs live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, and to our troops around the world on the American Forces Network.
Sun, 07/28/2013 - 5:30pm
Thu, 08/01/2013 - 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 local painter Gary Myers, the movie Life of Pi, and Hamlet from PBS' Shakespeare Uncovered.
Sat, 05/25/2013 - 8:00pm
The Death of a young film star at the opening of a "satanic experience" at his family's ancestral home brings Barnaby and Troy to the feuding villages of Upper and Lower Warden. Here the Smythe-Websters are exploiting the work of celebrated House of Satan author Ellis Bell — but is there more to his legacy?
Live from Lincoln Center
Fri, 05/24/2013 - 9:00pm
Join five-time Tony Award-winner and series host Audra McDonald as she takes a turn as the featured performer, singing songs from her new album and other favorites in a special spring concert at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall.
British Antiques Roadshow
Thu, 05/23/2013 - 10:30pm
Fiona Bruce and the experts pay a return visit to Tatton Park in Cheshire. They uncover more objects and stories rich in history, including a silver inkstand reputed to be given to Admiral Nelson by his lover Lady Emma Hamilton in 1805 and an oak coffer that arrives via an unusual mode of transport. Plus, John Benjamin finds an unlikely looking gem lurking within a box of costume jewelry.