PBS Primetime Program Highlights – August 9-17

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NOTE: PBS August 2014 special programming runs August 9-17. Please note that all PBS programs are CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS during this period

 

PBS PRIMETIME PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Week of August 9-17, 2014

Program photos, releases and videos for selected shows available on PBS PressRoom® (http://www.pbs.org/pressroom).

 

In this week’s highlights:

  1. On-air Picks of the Week
  1. New and Notable Videos            
  2. Local Connections Google Map
  3. PBS Primetime Schedule, Sunday-Saturday

 

On-air Picks of the Week

  • *NEW* 50s & 60s ROCK REWIND (MY MUSIC)

 

  • *NEW* JIMMY VAN HEUSEN: SWINGIN’ WITH FRANK AND BING

 

  • *NEW* WOODY’S CHILREN 45TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT (HD)

 

New and Notable Video

Full-length programs:

  • FRONTLINE “Separate and Unequal” full-length episode. Premieres Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET.

 

  • AMERICAN MASTERS “Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning” full-length episode. Premieres Friday, August 29, 2014, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET.

 

Embeddable Clips:

  • “Gangster Night” featuring AL CAPONE: ICON and HISTORY DETECTIVES SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS “Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa?” preview.  Premieres July 22, 2014, 8:00 p.m. ET.

 

  • FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES JR., Season 2 preview. Premieres September 23, 2014.

 

Local Connections Google Map

  • Below is a link to our Local Connections Google Map, which includes information connecting national programs to local markets. Visit the map at:http://ow.ly/clSq7.

We will update this map weekly, so be sure to check back for updates.

 

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NOTE: PBS SPECIAL PROGRAMMING PERIOD RUNS AUGUST 9-17, 2014

PBS August 2014 special programming runs August 9-17. Please note that all PBS programs are CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS during this period, as stations may choose to run special programming at this time. PBS program schedules vary from market to market, and this is especially true during this period. Program lengths also are subject to change, depending on the break intervals determined on the local level at each station. Regularly scheduled programs and series are subject to preemption. If you have questions about a program’s airdate and length, please contact your local station.

 

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 2014

 

12:00-8:00 PM:

THE AFRICAN AMERICANS: MANY RIVERS TO CROSS (AARC) (HD) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/a/African-Americans-Many-Rivers-to-Cross.aspx

 

8:00-10:00 PM:

*NEW* 50s & 60s ROCK REWIND (MY MUSIC) (FSRR) (HD)

Revel in archival footage of the greatest pop and rock hit makers of the 50s and early 60s.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/5/50s-60s-ROCK-REWIND.aspx

 

10:00 PM-12:00 AM:

50s & 60s ROCK REWIND (MY MUSIC) (FSRR) (HD) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/5/50s-60s-ROCK-REWIND.aspx

 

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 2014

 

8:00-9:00 PM:

PBS PREVIEWS: THE ROOSEVELTS (PROO) (HD) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/p/PBS-PREVIEWS-THE-ROOSEVELTS.aspx

#RooseveltsPBS

 

9:00-10:30 PM:

RETURN TO DOWNTON ABBEY (RDWN) (HD) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/r/RETURN-TO-DOWNTON-ABBEY.aspx

#DowntonPBS

 

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MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2014

 

8:00-9:30 PM:

*NEW* DR. FUHRMAN’S END DIETING FOREVER! (JLFR) (HD)

Break free from dieting once and for all with practical, effective advice from Dr. Joel Fuhrman.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/d/DR-FUHRMAN-END-DIETING-FOREVER.aspx

 

9:30-10:30 PM:

*NEW* RED ROCK SERENADE (RRCK) (HD)

Take a cinematic journey through the breathtaking scenery of the American West’s red rock country.

See a clip.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/r/Red-Rock-Serenade.aspx

 

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2014

 

8:00-9:30 PM:

*NEW* JIMMY VAN HEUSEN: SWINGIN’ WITH FRANK AND BING (JVHA) (HD)

Celebrate the Oscar-winning composer who wrote high-flying songs for Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby.

See a clip.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/j/JIMMY-VAN-HEUSEN.aspx

 

9:30-10:30 PM:

*NEW* CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: FOOD & LOVE (SOUP) (HD)

Gather around the table to learn why eating with family and friends is important for health.

See a clip.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/c/CHICKEN-SOUP-FOR-THE-SOUL.aspx

 

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014

 

8:00-9:00 PM:

NATURE “Snow Monkeys” (#3110) (HD) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/n/NATURE.aspx

@PBSNature | #pbsTHINKday

 

9:30-11:00 PM:

MY WILD AFFAIR “The Seal Who Came Home” (MYWA) (HD) (TV-PG) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/m/MY-WILD-AFFAIR.aspx

#pbsTHINKday

 

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2014

 

8:00-9:00 PM:

*NEW* WOODY’S CHILDREN 45TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT (HD)

Celebrate the legacy of Woody Guthrie’s singer-songwriter “children” in a rousing live concert.

See a clip.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/w/WOODYS-CHILREN.aspx

 

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014

 

8:00-8:30 PM:

*NEW* WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL (#5406) (HD) (EXEMPT)

Join Gwen Ifill and noted journalists for a discussion of the big stories from DC.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/w/WASHINGTON-WEEK-WITH-GWEN-IFILL.aspx

@washingtonweek | #WashingtonWeek

 

8:30-9:00 PM:

*NEW* CHARLIE ROSE – THE WEEK (#205) (HD) (EXEMPT)

Join Charlie Rose for highlights of conversations with the week’s guests on his nightly program.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/c/CHARLIE-ROSE-THE-WEEK.aspx

 

RETURN TO DOWNTON ABBEY (RDWN) (HD) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/r/RETURN-TO-DOWNTON-ABBEY.aspx

#DowntonPBS

 

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 2014

 

8:00-9:30 PM:

JIMMY VAN HEUSEN: SWINGIN’ WITH FRANK AND BING (JVHA) (HD) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/j/JIMMY-VAN-HEUSEN.aspx

 

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2014

 

8:00-10:00 PM:

50s & 60s ROCK REWIND (MY MUSIC) (FSRR) (HD) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/5/50s-60s-ROCK-REWIND.aspx

 

10:00-11:00 PM:

PBS PREVIEWS: THE ROOSEVELTS (PROO) (HD) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/p/PBS-PREVIEWS-THE-ROOSEVELTS.aspx

#RooseveltsPBS

 

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