PBS PRIMETIME PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Week of April 26-May 2, 2015

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PBS PRIMETIME PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Week of April 26-May 2, 2015

 

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

PBS remembers the Vietnam War with a week of special programming. These programs offer new perspectives on the tumultuous era and the endurance of the United States military during one of the nation’s longest wars. The centerpiece of the week is Rory Kennedy’s Academy-Award nominated “Last Days in Vietnam” on AMERICAN EXPERIENCE.

 

  • *NEW* THE DRAFT premieres Monday, April 27, 2015, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.
  • *NEW* DICK CAVETT’S VIETNAM premieres Monday, April 27, 2015, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET.

 

  • *NEW* THE DAY THE 60’S DIED premieres Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.

 

  • *NEW* LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE premieres Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET.

 

New and Notable Video

Full-length programs:

  • CALL THE MIDWIFE (Season 4) full-length episodes. Airs Sundays, March 29-May 17, 2015, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.

Embeddable Clips:

  • Sunday Night Drama preview. Premieres Sunday, March 29, 2015, 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET.

 

  • CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES preview. Airs Monday-Wednesday, March 30-April 1, 2015, 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.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015

 

8:00-9:00 PM:

*NEW* CALL THEMIDWIFE, Season 4 “Episode 5” (#405) (HD) (TV-14)

Witness the consequences of a Christian Science couple’s refusal of medicine for their newborn.

Watch the full-length episode.| Watch an embeddable clip.
http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/c/CALL-THE-MIDWIFE-Season-4.aspx

#midwifepbs

 

9:00-10:00 PM:

*NEW* MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Mr. Selfridge, Season 3: Episode Five” (#4514) (HD) (TV-PG)

See why Gordon’s debut as store deputy skirts scandal and Doris wrestles with a dilemma.

Watch the full-length episode.

              http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/m/MASTERPIECE/MR-SELFRIDGE-SEASON-3.aspx

#masterpiecepbs

 

10:00-11:00 PM:

Rpts 4/30/15, 9:00-10:00 p.m.

*NEW* WOLF HALL ON MASTERPIECE “Episode Four” (#4560) (HD) (TV-PG)

Follow Cromwell’s actions when Anne gives birth to a girl, not Henry’s longed-for male heir.

Watch the full-length episode. | Watch an embeddable clip.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/m/MASTERPIECE/Wolf-Hall.aspx

#masterpiecepbs

 

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MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015

 

8:00-9:00 PM:

Rpts 4/30/15, 10:00-11:00 p.m.

*NEW* ANTIQUESROADSHOW “Santa Clara” (Hour Two) (#1914) (HD) (TV-G)

Lambert magician automaton, ca. 1900; Ray Bradbury archive; Fred Myrick scrimshaw tooth, ca. 1830.

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

#antiquesroadshow

 

9:00-10:00 PM:

*NEW* THE DAY THE 60’S DIED (DSIX) (HD) (TV-PG, V)

Return to the turbulent spring 45 years ago when four students were shot dead at Kent State.

Watch the full-length episode.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/d/THE-DAY-THE-60S-DIED.aspx

#VietnamPBS

 

10:00-11:00 PM:

*NEW* DICK CAVETT’S VIETNAM (DCAV) (HD) (TV-PG, V, L)

Examine the Vietnam War and its impact through interviews conducted on “The Dick Cavett Show.”

Watch the full-length episode.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/d/DICK-CAVETTS-VIETNAM.aspx

#VietnamPBS

 

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TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015

 

8:00-9:00 PM:

*NEW* THE DRAFT (DRAF) (HD) (TV-PG, V)

Hear how a single, controversial issue—who serves in the military—continues to define America.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/d/THE-DRAFT.aspx

#VietnamPBS

 

9:00-11:00 PM:

*NEW* LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE (LDAV) (HD) (TV-14, L)

Watch unlikely heroes attempt to save as many South Vietnamese as possible at theVietnam War’s end.

Watch the full-length program | Watch an embeddable clip.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/a/AMERICAN-EXPERIENCE.aspx

#VietnamPBS

 

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2015

 

8:00-9:00 PM:

*NEW* NATURE “Mystery Monkeys of Shangri-La” (#3211) (HD) (TV-PG)

Investigate a unique monkey society formed in response to the hardships of the Himalayas.

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

@PBSnature | #NaturePBS | #pbsTHINKday

 

9:00-11:00 PM:

*NEW* NOVA “Dawn of Humanity” (#4209) (HD) (TV-G)

Get exclusive access to an astounding discovery of ancient fossil human ancestors.

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

@novapbs| #novapbs | #pbsTHINKday

 

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THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015

8:00-9:00 PM:

*NEW* THE THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR “Episode #1322” (#1322) (TV-G) (HD)
THIS OLD HOUSE Down to the Wire • ASK THIS OLD HOUSE Mailbox Replacement, Ask Kevin:

Window Anatomy

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

9:00-10:00 PM:

Rpt of 4/26/15, 10:00-11:00 p.m.

WOLF HALL ON MASTERPIECE “Episode Four” (#4560) (HD) (TV-PG) (R)

Watch the full-length episode. | Watch an embeddable clip.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/m/MASTERPIECE/Wolf-Hall.aspx

#masterpiecepbs

 

10:00-11:00 PM

Rpt of 4/27/15, 8:00-9:00 p.m.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Santa Clara” (Hour Two) (#1914) (HD) (TV-G) (R)

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

#antiquesroadshow

 

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FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015

8:00-8:30 PM:

*NEW* WASHINGTON WEEK WITH GWEN IFILL (#5442) (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 (#241) (HD) (EXEMPT)

Join Charlie Rose forhighlights 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* AMERICA’S BALLROOM CHALLENGE “Episode Two” (#502) (HD) (TV-G)

Enjoy the competition in theInternational Standard and International Latin styles of dance.

Watch the full-length episode | Watch an embeddable clip. http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/a/AMERICAS-BALLROOM-CHALLENGE.aspx

#BallroomPBS

10:00-11:30 PM:

*NEW* VOCES ON PBS “El Poeta” (#203) (TV-PG, V) (HD)

Meet Mexican poet Javier Sicilia, who ignited a movement for peace after the murder of his son.

http://pressroom.pbs.org/Programs/v/VOCES.aspx

 

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SATURDAY, MAY 2, 2015

9:00-10:00 PM:

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “Beck” (#4001) (TV-PG) (HD) (R)

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

 

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(3/26/15)

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