“The Genius of Marian” is a visually rich, emotionally complex story about one family’s struggle to come to terms with Alzheimer’s disease. After Pam White is diagnosed at age 61 with early-onset Alzheimer’s, life begins to change, slowly but irrevocably, for Pam and everyone around her. Her husband grapples with his role as it evolves from primary partner to primary caregiver. Pam’s adult children find ways to show their love and support while mourning the gradual loss of their mother. Her eldest son, Banker, records their conversations, allowing Pam to share memories of childhood and of her mother, the renowned painter Marian Williams Steele, who had Alzheimer’s herself and died in 2001.
Tue, 09/09/2014 - 9:00pm
This tribute to actor and comedian Robin Williams features one of his last full-length interviews for the PIONEERS OF TELEVISION series, including never-before-seen comments on his life and comedic and dramatic work, as well as tributes to Williams by those who knew and worked with him, and clips from his career.
Sun, 09/07/2014 - 8:00pm
From the outside, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben are the classic London emblems of historic British democracy. Today, this building stands as a monument to a fair and open political system, but was this always the case? Go inside its gothic walls and discover the hidden worlds of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, where back-stabbing, intrigue and traditions are the order of the day. Around the corner is one of the world’s most famous churches, Westminster Abbey, steeped in Anglo-Saxon myth and legend, royal extortion and … dead people. More than 3,000 great men and women have been buried or memorialized here throughout the ages. It has hosted the coronation of every king and queen of England since 1066, as well as 16 royal weddings. Today, the building is still a church dedicated to regular worship, although it is a “Royal Peculiar,” subject only to the sovereign and not to any clergyman.
Sun, 09/07/2014 - 5:30pm
This series offers viewers an up-close and personal look into the world of the modern American entrepreneur. As complicated as starting a business may seem, the goal is to demystify the process by sharing the real life experiences of average Americans who are taking control of their own destiny while creating jobs for others. Over 90% of all companies in America are small businesses. Those small businesses employee over 50% of all people working in this country. Today's media rarely focus on the stories of those Americans and their hard work, despite small-businesses being the backbone of the country. "Start Up" is a explores the next generation of American business owners and the dreams that drive them.
Sat, 09/06/2014 - 9:00pm
Umesh Varma, an Indian man in white robes, bursts into a study waking Leonard Quinton to tell him he’s
going to die today... Lady Felicia conveys an invite to Father Brown to a poetry recital at the Quinton’s.
Mrs McCarthy joins them and on arrival mistakes Violet for Leonard’s wife. A contemptuous Mr Harris is
ashamed to say that she is Leonard’s mistress. Leonard asks a concerned Father Brown to look after his
wife, should anything happen to him. After some bemusing poetry, Leonard’s haunted wife Martha runs
from the room then suggests that Mr Harris takes the guests out for a stroll in the garden while Leonard
takes a nap. However as they return Lady Felicia screams - Leonard’s body is hanging in the conservatory...
Sat, 09/06/2014 - 1:30pm
In season seven, test kitchen chefs Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison cook a variety of family-friendly recipes with host Christopher Kimball. From the porch of the COOK'S COUNTRY farmhouse, Kimball introduces educational "Food History" segments about the origins of certain regional recipes. Jack Bishop challenges Kimball to taste — and rank — blue cheese dressing, frozen French fries, egg noodles and other supermarket staples in front of a live studio audience. Adam Ried, the test kitchen’s resident equipment expert, takes Kimball through his unbiased equipment recommendations for the home cook — from cookie sheets to salad spinners and other household items. Each episode includes a "Cooking Class" featuring Kimball and Lancaster sharing practical test kitchen tips and techniques. This season, they cover buying fish, cleaning a grill and hard-cooking eggs.
Fri, 09/05/2014 - 9:00pm
View an intimate portrait of one of this generation’s most intriguing and accomplished visionaries. The program, an exploration of what constitutes beauty in the 21st century, offers a tantalizing look at the intersection of art and fashion.
British Antiques Roadshow
Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:30pm
Fiona Bruce and the team of experts visit University of Birmingham’s Great Hall. The finds they uncover include a bronze lion given as a gift by MGM studios in the 1950s, a 15th century ring found with a metal detector, and valuable painting of bathing beauties from the 1920s, bought for just £20. (576)
British Antiques Roadshow
Thu, 09/04/2014 - 10:30pm
A return to Hever Castle in Kent for Fiona Bruce and the experts where more treasures come under scrutiny. Included in the programme are a medal given to one of the crew of the Carpathia who helped in the rescue of survivors from the Titanic, reminders of one of the world’s greatest dancers with pieces from the collection of Anna Pavlova, and Chinese visitors come in handy as two rare Oriental plaques
are decoded and given a surprising valuation. (575)
New York Originals
Thu, 09/04/2014 - 10:00pm
Featured on this program: Sutton’s Clock; Tisch & Snooky’s Manic Panic; Tiny Dollhouse; Michael Davis Glass
The Emmy award winning series profiles the city's classic shops and mom and pop's. Not just a series about New York City, but also a look as some of the most unique small businesses in America. Included in this season are two sisters who started a cosmetic empire on Saint Mark's Place, helping usher in the punk rock era - while also performing as backup singers for the original lineup of the iconic band Blondie. A small workshop in Brooklyn which is now the only company making cooper cookware in America. A steakhouse so steeped in history just look at some of the names connected with it: Abraham Lincoln, Babe Ruth, Teddy Roosevelt and lest we forget…Chuck Norris.