PBS Primetime Program Highlights – May 22-28

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Weeks of May 22-28, 2016

 

In this week’s highlights:

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

 

On-air Picks of the Week

  • *NEW* GENEALOGY ROADSHOW “Miami” premieres Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.

 

  • *NEW* FRONTLINE “Business of Disaster” premieres Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET.

 

  • *NEW* A two-hour event of GENIUS BY STEPHEN HAWKING “Why Are We Here?” and “Where Did the Universe Come From?”, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET.

 

  • *NEW* THE HIGHWAYMEN: AMERICAN MASTERS premieres Friday, May 27, 2016, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET.

New and Notable Video

Full-length programs:

  • CALL THE MIDWIFE (Season 5) full-length episodes. Premiered Sunday, April 3, 2016, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.

 

  • MR. SELFRIDGE SEASON 4 ON MASTERPIECE full-length episodes. Premiered Sunday, April 10, 2016, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET.

 

  • GENIUS BY STEPHEN HAWKING full-length episodes. Premieres Wednesdays, May 18-June 1, 2016, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET.

 

Embeddable Clips:

  • MASTERPIECE | Preview: New Grantchester & Mr. Selfridge | PBS preview. Premiered Sunday, April 10, 2016, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET.

 

  • POINT TAKEN | Series Preview | PBS preview. Premiered April 5, 2016, 11:00-11:30 p.m. ET

 

  • GENIUS BY STEPHEN HAWKING | Preview | PBS preview. Premieres Wednesdays, May 18-June 1, 2016, 9:00-11:00 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, May 22, 2016
8:00-9:00 PM:

*NEW* CALL THE MIDWIFE “Episode 8” (CMID) (#508) (HD) (TV-14)

Learn how Poplar’s residents come to accept the past and look to the future.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/c/CALL-THE-MIDWIFE-Season-5.aspx

 

9:00-10:30 PM:

*NEW* WALLANDER SEASON 4 ON MASTERPIECE “The Troubled Man” (MAST) (#4628) (HD) (TV-14)

Is it finally curtains for Kurt?

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/m/MASTERPIECE/Wallander-Series-IV.aspx

10:30-11:30 PM:

*NEW* MR. SELFRIDGE SEASON 4 ON MASTERPIECE “Episode 9” (MAST) (#4619) (HD) (TV-G)

The store’s 20th anniversary sale approaches. What’s Harry to do?

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/m/MASTERPIECE/Mr-Selfridge-S4.aspx

MONDAY, May 23, 2016

8:00-9:00 PM:

*NEW* ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Cleveland” (Hour Three) (#2018) (HD) (TV-G)

A “Big Bronco” horse, a Bill Watterson archive and a Tiffany & Co. necklace. Guess the top find! http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/a/ANTIQUES-ROADSHOW.aspx

@RoadshowPBS | #AntiquesRoadshow

 

9:00-10:00 PM:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Baton Rouge” (Hour Two) (#1808) (HD) (TV-G) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/a/ANTIQUES-ROADSHOW.aspx

@RoadshowPBS | #AntiquesRoadshow

10:00-11:30 PM:

*NEW* POV “The Return” (AMDO) (#2901) (TV-14)

In 2012, California amended its “Three Strikes” law, suddenly freeing prisoners and turning lives upside down.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/p/POV.aspx

@povdocs

 

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016

 

8:00-9:00 PM:

*NEW* GENEALOGY ROADSHOW “Miami” (GRSH) (#302) (TV-14)

Trace stories about Native, Cuban, Filipino and African-American forebears and a criminal ancestor.
http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/g/GENEALOGY-ROADSHOW.aspx

 

9:00-10:00 PM:

*NEW* SECRETS OF THE DEAD “Teotihuacan’s Lost Kings” (SEDE) (#1504) (TV-14)

Follow scientists as they explore tombs beneath an ancient Mexican city for clues to a lost culture.
http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/s/SECRETS-OF-THE-DEAD.aspx

 

10:00-11:00 PM:

*NEW* FRONTLINE “Business of Disaster” (FRON) (#3411) (TV-14)

Follow an investigation with NPR into who profits when disaster strikes.
http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/f/FRONTLINE.aspx

 

11:00-11:30 PM:

*NEW* POINT TAKEN (PTAK) (HD) (EXEMPT)

Join diverse voices from digital, broadcast and social media communities in the spirited and civil debate of key topics. Carlos Watson hosts. Audiences can participate before, during and after broadcast at pbs.org/pointtaken and #pointtakenPBS.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/p/Point-Taken.aspx

 

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016

 

8:00-9:00 PM:

NATURE “Meet the Coywolf” (NAAT) (#3104) (HD) (TV-G)

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

9:00-10:00 PM:

*NEW* GENIUS BY STEPHEN HAWKING “Why Are We Here?” (GBSH) (#103) (TV-G)

Follow the team’s truly mind-bending challenge: Can they work out why they exist at all?

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/g/GENIUS-WITH-STEPHEN-HAWKING.aspx

 

10:00-11:00 PM:

*NEW* GENIUS BY STEPHEN HAWKING “Where Did the Universe Come From?” (GBSH) (#104) (TV-G)

Watch Hawking lead a journey of discovery featuring racing cars, skaters, balloons and running tracks.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/g/GENIUS-WITH-STEPHEN-HAWKING.aspx

 

THURSDAY, May 26, 2016

8:00-9:00 PM:

*NEW* THE THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR (#1426) (HD) (TV-G)

THIS OLD HOUSE: Reveal of farmhouse. ASK THIS OLD HOUSE: Giving a wounded Navy Seal a home gym.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/t/THIS-OLD-HOUSE-HOUR.aspx

9:00-10:00 PM:

ROYAL MEMORIES: PRINCE CHARLES’ TRIBUTE TO THE QUEEN (ROYM) (HD) (TV-G) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/r/ROYAL-MEMORIES.aspx

10:00-11:00 PM

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Cleveland” (Hour Three) (#2018) (HD) (TV-G) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/a/ANTIQUES-ROADSHOW.aspx

@RoadshowPBS | #AntiquesRoadshow

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016

8:00-8:30 PM:

*NEW* WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL (#5548) (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 (#346) (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

9:00-10:00 PM:

*NEW* THE HIGHWAYMEN: AMERICAN MASTERS (AMMS) (#2905) (TV-G)

Discover the story behind the country music supergroup via new interviews and vintage performances.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/a/AMERICAN-MASTERS/2905-Highwaymen.aspx

 

10:00-11:30 PM:

WILLIE NELSON: GERSHWIN PRIZE (WNGP) (TV-G)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/w/Willie-Nelson-Gershwin-Prize.aspx

 

SATURDAY, May 28, 2016


9:00-10:00 PM:

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “James Taylor” (AUCL) (#4106) (TV-PG) (HD) (R)

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/a/AUSTIN-CITY-LIMITS.aspx

 

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