Soul food is a quintessential American cuisine, with a rich history and an abiding significance for black cultural identity. But with its celebration of all things fried and smothered, it has also had lasting effects on the health of African Americans. Join filmmaker Byron Hurt for a look at soul food: from its roots in Western Africa to its incarnation in the American South to its contribution to modern health crises in communities of color. “Soul Food Junkies” also looks at the socioeconomics of the American diet, and how the food industry profits from making calories cheap, but healthy options expensive and hard to find.
Mon, 01/14/2013 - 9:00pm
This week on MARKET WARRIORS, the pickers head to the Randolph Street Market in Chicago, Illinois, where the target assignment is to find something from the 1970s. One picker runs out of time as another intentionally tries to hoodwink his opponents about an item made three decades later. Off-screen host provides the play-by-play on his outrageous bluffing. Pickers also try to sell items bought at a previous flea market. Notable finds include a pair of mid-century fiberglass chairs, a modern coffee table and an Aunt Jemima clock. The winning picker is determined at A.N. Abell Auction Company in Los Angeles, California.
Mon, 01/14/2013 - 8:00pm
In Corpus Christi, Texas, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW investigates vintage flash art at a local tattoo parlor. Notable stories include a guest who met the Beatles and walked away with John Lennon’s signature and another who encountered Salvador Dali on one of his frequent visits to Manhattan and left with a book inscribed by the artist, valued at $10,000 to $15,000.
At Home with the Georgians
Sat, 01/12/2013 - 10:00pm
Amanda reveals how "taste" became the buzzword of the age 300 years ago and allowed women a new outlet for their creativity. Their status in the home was raised as a consequence, but new anxieties about getting it right also developed.
Great Performances at the Met
Fri, 01/11/2013 - 9:00pm
With Jonas Kaufmann in the title role, René Pape as the devil and Marina Poplavskaya as Marguerite, Gounod’s classic retelling of the Faust legend is directed by Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff, who updates the story to the first half of the 20th century in a production that won praise in London. Yannick Nézet-Séguin, on the heels of his Don Carlo success, conducts.
Thu, 01/10/2013 - 9:00pm
When a fire on a houseboat leads to the discovery of the charred body of Leslie Whittaker, Banks and Annie believe they have uncovered a case of art fraud when a briefcase, containing a forgery of a famous Turner painting and £25,000 in cash, is found in the hull of the boat. At the scene, Banks trawls through the wreckage of the boat, and is informed that an unoccupied second boat, belonging to British Waterways, was moored alongside Whittaker’s boat at the time of the fire, and that it subsequently sank when the fire spread onto it. The investigation soon leads to Jake McMahon, a local artist known to have connections with Whittaker. When Banks visits his house, he is confronted by a gun-wielding McMahon, who appears to believe that Banks is a man named Morrison. Banks manages to prove him otherwise, but he denies any involvement in art forgery. The post mortem on Whittaker discovers that he had been drugged prior to the time of the fire, meaning that he had no chance of escape once the fire had started. Annie enlists the help of art expert Mark Keane, in an attempt to discover if Whittaker could have gotten away with passing the Turner off as a real painting. However, things get steamy between the pair, and they subsequently sleep together. Meanwhile, Banks receives a shock when a second body is found - that of local student Christina Aspen.