PBS PRIMETIME PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Week of May 4-10, 2014

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PBS PRIMETIME PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

 

Week of May 4-10, 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
  2. New and Notable Videos            
  3. Local Connections Google Map
  4. PBS Primetime Schedule, Sunday-Saturday

 

 

 

On-air Picks of the Week

 

·         *NEW* Join PBS every week for “Think Wednesdays,” a primetime line-up of nature, science and technology programs. On Wednesday, April 9, 2014 watch NATURE “My Bionic Pet” at 8:00 p.m., NOVA “Inside Animal Minds: Bird Genius” at 9:00 p.m. and the premiere three-part series of YOUR INNER FISH at 10:00 p.m.

 

 

 

·         *NEW* PBS is the destination for drama every Sunday. On Sunday, May 4, 2014, watch CALL THE MIDWIFE (Season 3) “Episode 6” at 8:00 p.m., MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Mr. Selfridge, Season 2: Part Six” at 9:00 p.m. and THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE, Season 2 “Uncustomed Goods: Part 2” at 10:00 p.m.

 

 

 

·         *NEW* PIONEERS OF TELEVISION, Season 4 “Acting Funny” premieres Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.

 

 

 

New and Notable Video

 

Full-length programs:

 

·         INDEPENDENT LENS “The Trials of Muhammad Ali” full-length episode. Premieres Monday, April 14, 2014, 10:00-11:30 p.m. ET.

 

 

 

·         NATURE “Snow Monkeys” full-length episode. Premieres Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 8:00-9:00 pm ET.

 

 

 

Embeddable Clips:

 

·         MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Mr. Selfridge, Season 2: Part Two” clip. Premieres Sunday, April 6, 2014, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET.

 

 

 

·         NOVA “Inside Animal Minds: Bird Genius” clip. Premieres Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET.

 

 

 

·         YOUR INNER FISH “Your Inner Fish” preview. Premieres Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 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.

 

 

 

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SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2014

 

 

 

8:00-9:00 PM:

 

*NEW* CALL THE MIDWIFE (Season 3) “Episode 6” (#306) (HD) (TV-14)

 

Follow Trixie’s disappointment, Shelagh’s decision and Patsy’s struggles and determination.

 

                Watch the full-length episode.

 

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/c/CALL-THE-MIDWIFE-Season-3.aspx

 

#midwifepbs

 

 

 

9:00-10:00 PM:

 

*NEW* MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Mr. Selfridge, Season 2: Part Six” (#4417) (HD) (TV-PG)

 

Enjoy Miss Mardle’s good luck as Leclair’s and Harry’s troubles deepen.

 

Watch the full-length episode.

 

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/m/MASTERPIECE.aspx

 

@masterpiecepbs | #masterpiecepbs | #SelfridgePBS | @jeremypiven

 

 

 

10:00-11:00 PM:

 

Rpts. 5/8/14, 9:00-10:00 p.m.

 

*NEW* THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE, Season 2 “Uncustomed Goods: Part 2” (#204) (HD) (TV-14)

 

Enter the underground world of contraband and trafficking as the women work to thwart a plot.

 

Watch the full-length episode.

 

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/b/THE-BLETCHLEY-CIRCLE-Season-2.aspx

 

#BletchleyPBS

 

 

 

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MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014

 

 

 

8:00-9:00 PM:

 

Rpts. 5/8/14, 10:00-11:00 p.m.

 

*NEW* ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Anaheim” (Hour Three) (#1815) (HD) (TV-G)

 

An 18th-century Chinese cinnabar lacquer box; Butch Cassidy wanted circular; a shadow box attributed to Joseph Cornell.

 

Watch the full-length episode.

 

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

 

@RoadshowPBS | #antiquesroadshow

 

 

 

9:00-10:00 PM:

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Minneapolis” (Hour Three) (#1618) (HD) (TV-G) (R)

 

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

 

@RoadshowPBS | #antiquesroadshow

 

 

 

10:00-11:30 PM:

 

*NEW* INDEPENDENT LENS “A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power and Jayson Blair at the New York

 

Times” (#1518) (HD) (TV-PG)

 

Review the story of New York Times reporter Jayson Blair, who plagiarized and fabricated details.

 

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/i/INDEPENDENT-LENS.aspx

 

@IndependentLens | #IndieLens

 

 

 

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TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014

 

 

 

8:00-9:00 PM:

 

*NEW* PIONEERS OF TELEVISION, Season 4 “Acting Funny” (#404) (HD) (TV-PG)

 

Peek behind the curtain for a look at the backstage techniques of America’s favorite comedic actors.

 

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/p/PIONEERS-OF-TELEVISION.aspx

 

 

 

9:00-10:00 PM:

 

*NEW* SECRETS OF THE DEAD “The Lost Gardens of Babylon” (SEDE) (HD) (TV-PG)

 

See what the spectacular Hanging Gardens of Babylon looked like and how they were constructed.

 

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/s/SECRETS-OF-THE-DEAD.aspx

 

 

 

10:00-11:00 PM:

 

FRONTLINE “Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria” (#3114) (HD) (EXEMPT) (R)

 

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/f/FRONTLINE.aspx

 

@frontlinepbs | #frontlinepbs

 

 

 

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014

 

 

 

8:00-9:00 PM:

 

NATURE “Shark Mountain” (#2202) (HD) (TV-PG) (R)

 

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

 

@PBSNature | #NaturePBS | #pbsTHINKday

 

 

 

9:00-10:00 PM:

 

NOVA “Why Sharks Attack” (#4111) (HD) (TV-PG) (R)

 

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

 

@novapbs | #novapbs | #pbsTHINKday

 

 

 

10:00-11:00 PM:

 

*NEW* NAZI MEGA WEAPONS ”Jet Fighter Me262” (#105) (HD) (TV-PG)

 

Explore the most technologically advanced plane of WWII, the Messerschmitt Me262 fighter jet.

 

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/n/NAZI-MEGAWEAPONS.aspx

 

 

 

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THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014

 

 

 

8:00-9:00 PM:

 

THE THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR “Episode #1201” (#1201)(HD) (TV-G) (R)

 

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

 

 

 

9:00-10:00 PM:

 

Rpt. of 5/4/14, 10:00-11:00 p.m.

 

THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE, Season 2 “Uncustomed Goods: Part 2” (#204) (HD) (TV-14) (R)

 

Watch the full-length episode.

 

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/b/THE-BLETCHLEY-CIRCLE-Season-2.aspx

 

#BletchleyPBS

 

 

 

10:00-11:00 PM:

 

Rpt. of 5/5/14, 8:00-9:00 p.m.

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Anaheim” (Hour Three) (#1815) (HD) (TV-G) (R)

 

Watch the full-length episode.

 

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

 

@RoadshowPBS | #antiquesroadshow

 

 

 

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FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014

 

 

 

8:00-8:30 PM:

 

*NEW* WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL (#5345)(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 (#143) (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

 

 

 

10:00-11:00 PM:

 

*NEW* THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE WITH YO-YO MA: LIVE FROM TANGLEWOOD (YOYM) (HD) (TV-G)

 

Embark on a musical journey with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, a “mobile musical think tank.”

 

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/y/YO-YO-MA-WITH-THE-SILK-ROAD-ENSEMBLE.aspx

 

 

 

10:00-11:00 PM:

 

JAKE SHIMABUKURO: LIFE ON FOUR STRINGS (JAKE) (HD) (TV-G) (R)

 

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/j/JAKE-SHIMABUKURO-LIFE-4-STRINGS.aspx

 

 

 

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SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2014

 

 

 

9:00-10:00 PM:

 

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “Jack White” (#3806) (HD) (TV-PG) (R)

 

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

 

@acltv | #acltv

 

 

 

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