Week of January 3-9, 2016
Program photos, releases and videos for selected shows available on PBS PressRoom® (http://www.pbs.org/pressroom).
In this week’s highlights:
- On-air Picks of the Week
- New and Notable Videos
- Local Connections Google Map
- PBS Primetime Schedule, Sunday-Saturday
On-air Picks of the Week
- *NEW* It’s DOWNTON ABBEY night on PBS! First, catch COUNTDOWN TO DOWNTON ABBEY at 8:00 p.m. followed by the premiere of DOWNTON ABBEY SEASON 6 ON MASTERPIECE at 9:00 p.m. and end the night with DOWNTON ABBEY: A CELEBRATION at 10:00 p.m.
- *NEW* ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Spokane” premieres Monday, January 4, 2016, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.
- *NEW* FRONTLINE “Netanyahu at War” premieres Tuesday, January 5, 2016, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET.
- *NEW* IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE “A Celebration of Creativity” premieres Friday, January 8, 2016, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET.
New and Notable Video
- INDEPENDENT LENS “Autism in Love” full-length episode. Premieres Monday, January 11, 2016, 10:00-11:30 p.m. ET (check local listings).
- NATURE “Natural Born Hustlers: Staying Alive” full-length episode. Premieres Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings).
- DOWNTON ABBEY SEASON 6 ON MASTERPIECE preview. Premieres Sundays, January 3-February 21; finale March 6, 2016, 9:00 p.m. ET.
- MERCY STREET “There is Mercy” preview. Premieres Sundays, January 17-February 21, 2016, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET.
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.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2016
*NEW* COUNTDOWN TO DOWNTON ABBEY (HD) (TV-G)
Join Broadway’s Kelli O’Hara to count down the moments to the final season with interviews and clips.
*NEW* DOWNTON ABBEY SEASON 6 ON MASTERPIECE CLASSIC (MAST) (HD)
Tune in for the final season of a television legend as momentous changes threaten.
@masterpiecepbs | #DowntonPBS
“Episode 1” (#4601) (TV-PG)
Rejoin the family and staff as extortion and downsizing threaten Downton Abbey.
*NEW* DOWNTON ABBEY: A CELEBRATION (HD) (TV-G)
Continue the excitement as the final season begins and savor favorite moments from past seasons.
MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016
*NEW* ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Spokane” (#2001) (HD) (TV-G)
Celebrate our 20th anniversary with a new generation of treasures, plus a $200,000-$300,000 find!
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Pittsburgh” (#1608) (HD) (TV-G) (R)
*NEW* INDEPENDENT LENS “Chuck Norris vs. Communism” (#1705) (HD) (TV-PG)
See how the power of cinema ignited a revolution in 1980s Romania.
@IndependentLens | #IndieLens
TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2016
*NEW* FINDING YOUR ROOTS “The Stories We Tell” (#301) (HD) (TV-PG,L)
Discover the mysteries behind the family stories of Donna Brazile, Ty Burrell and Kara Walker.
*NEW* FRONTLINE “Netanyahu at War” (#3404) (HD) (EXEMPT)
Get the inside story of the bitter clash between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2016
NATURE “Animal Odd Couples” (#3003) (HD) (TV-PG) (R)
*NEW* NOVA “Secret Tunnel Warfare” (#4301) (HD) (TV-PG)
Join archaeologists who reveal traces of WWI’s most devastating, ultra-secret tunneling operation.
10:00 PM-12:00 AM:
*NEW* PARTICLE FEVER (HD) (TV-PG)
Follow six scientists for the launch of history’s largest experiment, the Large Hadron Collider.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2016
*NEW* THE THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR (#1410) (HD) (TV-G)
THIS OLD HOUSE: Front porch flooring; modern hearths. ASK THIS OLD HOUSE: Solutions and preparations for winter.
PBS PREVIEWS: THE BEST OF PBS INDIES (#101) (HD) (TV-G) (R)
MUSTANG – JOURNEY OF TRANSFORMATION (R)
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Spokane” (#2001) (HD) (TV-G) (R)
FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2016
*NEW* WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL (#5528) (HD) (EXEMPT)
Join Gwen Ifill and noted journalists for a discussion of the big stories from DC.
@washingtonweek | #WashingtonWeek
*NEW* CHARLIE ROSE – THE WEEK (#326) (HD) (EXEMPT)
Join Charlie Rose for highlights of conversations with the week’s guests on his nightly program.
*NEW* IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE “A Celebration of Creativity” (IPWH) (#2201) (HD)
Join President and Mrs. Obama for a tribute to art and literature in American musical forms.
FIRST YOU DREAM: THE MUSIC OF KANDER & EBB (FIYD) (R)
SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 2016
*NEW* AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “Kendrick Lamar” (#4108) (TV-PG) (HD)
Experience the contemporary hip-hop of superstar Kendrick Lamar. http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/a/AUSTIN-CITY-LIMITS.aspx
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