Follow ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro over the course of a musical season. Enjoy dynamic performances before sold-out crowds, intimate moments of life on the road and visits to Shimabukuro’s native Hawai’i, where he has risen from local hero to international star.
British Antiques Roadshow
Thu, 05/09/2013 - 10:30pm
Fiona Bruce and the team set up camp for another busy day as thousands of visitors bring their own treasures to the forecourt of the British Museum in London. It’s a timely visit as Fiona reflects on the recent A History of the World project. Meanwhile the experts are kept busy with an intriguing array of objects including a pair of wooden pillars from HMS Victory thought to have witnessed the Battle of Trafalgar, a dandy’s outfit from the early 18th century, and we meet an 8 year old boy whose personal collection includes an MBE.
Expressions: Classical Series
Thu, 05/09/2013 - 8:00pm
Steven L. Nanni is a fast-rising world class bel canto tenor who displays an extraordinary voice in opera, oratorio and song literature. Steven recently debuted as Beppe in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, and as Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflote in Washington, D.C.
Secrets of the Dead
Wed, 05/08/2013 - 10:00pm
A classic story involving foul play, cover ups, a murder mystery and a voyage of discovery explains what happened to a group of Irish men who immigrated to America. In 1832, railroad contractor Philip Duffy hired 57 Irish immigrants to lay railroad tracks in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Less than two months after their arrival, all 57 were dead. Did they all die — as was widely believed — from cholera? Or were some murdered? In 2003, twin brothers who discovered a secret file among their grandfather’s papers investigated the deaths of these men and found the location of their final resting place. Using the latest forensic and scientific investigative techniques, DNA, forensic analysis, facial reconstruction and historical detective work in Ireland and the U.S., modern detectives and experts unravel this extraordinary story.
Wed, 05/08/2013 - 8:00pm
From coast to coast, some 30 million white-tailed deer make their home in the United States. Deer are the most highly studied mammals in the world, but does the typical homeowner with deer in the yard know how long deer can live? When they sleep? How many babies a doe can have each year? Enter the hidden world of white-tailed deer outfitted with night-vision cameras and GPS tracking equipment to see them not as common backyard creatures, but as intelligent, affectionate family members.
Tue, 05/07/2013 - 10:00pm
Hear inspiring and forward-looking leaders and thinkers on the topic of learning, including Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth, Bill Gates, Rita F. Pierson, Sir Ken Robinson and Geoffrey Canada, among others. Hosted by John Legend, this special focused solely on education marks the first TED project produced specifically for television.
Constitution USA with Peter Sagal
Tue, 05/07/2013 - 9:00pm
Sagal explores the Constitution’s most striking and innovative feature: its resilient brand of federalism. The framers created a strong national government while preserving much of the power and independence of the states. This delicate balance of power, seemingly hard-wired for disagreement and conflict, has served America well for more than two centuries. But it has also led to tensions throughout American history and still sparks controversy today over medical marijuana, gun control and “Obamacare.”
Mon, 05/06/2013 - 10:00pm
Steven is an aging white man with “yellow fever” — he’s obsessed with marrying an Asian woman, imagining the archetype of the shy, giggling, obedient Asian wife. Sandy is the young, feisty, ambitious Chinese bride he finds online. Debbie is the Chinese-American filmmaker who becomes confidante and translator in this precarious union. As they navigate the vast cultural and language divide through a challenging year, the three come together in a thoroughly modern love story.
Mon, 05/06/2013 - 8:00pm
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg explores 19th-century Sioux weapons with appraiser John Buxton at beautiful Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park. Notable finds include a 1760s Chester County Pennsylvania spice chest; two sets of Frank Lloyd Wright blueprints; and a Favrile Fabrique Tiffany desk lamp valued at $4,000-$6,000