Frontline Presents “Secrets of the Vatican” – Tuesday at 8pm
A year ago, after receiving a confidential dossier on troubles in the Catholic Church, Benedict XVI became the first Pope in nearly 600 years to resign.
This special, 90-minute FRONTLINE
presentation tells the epic, inside story of the collapse of the Benedict Papacy
– and illuminates the extraordinary challenges facing Pope Francis as he tries to reform the powerful Vatican bureaucracy, root out corruption, and chart a new course for the troubled Catholic Church and its 1.2 billion followers.
Special Concert with Andrea Bocelli: Love in Portofino – Saturday at 7pm
Andrea Bocelli, the international superstar tenor returns to Great Performances
once again to delight fans with Andrea Bocelli: Love in Portofino
, a concert special in which he puts classical music aside for an evening of international favorites inspired by the breathtaking coastal setting of Portofino, Italy
With Grammy-winner David Foster as music director and at the keyboard, Bocelli is joined by trumpeter Chris Botti to perform a select collection of the world's most famous love songs. Special ticket offer for Bocelli fans!
Back-to-Back Episodes of African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross – Sunday at 4pm
This African American historical series examines the long road to civil rights, from World War II to Martin Luther King, Jr and beyond including class disparity, political appointments and the road to the White House. How will African Americans help redefine the United States in the years to come? Special live in-studio guests include
former astronaut Dr. Bernard Harris
, media professional Jerome Gray
, Texas Southern University’s Dr. Sarah Trotty
and the Houston Ebony Opera Guild
|Antiques Roadshow – Baton Rouge, LA (Hour 2) – New Season
is in Baton Rouge, where host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Kathleen Harwood head to the LSU Museum of Art to delve into the work of local Louisiana artist Clementine Hunter. Highlights include a Louisiana political poster, found in a pile of garbage on the side of the road, appraised for $3,000 to $4,000; three paintings by New Orleans artists and Newcomb pottery founders William and Ellsworth Woodward, worth about $30,000 to $50,000; and a NASA photograph collection brought to Roadshow
by a former NASA employee who served as one of the test directors for the Zero-G airplane also known as "The Vomit Comet," valued at $35,000 to $45,000 for the entire collection.
Monday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
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Thursday, February 27 at 8:00 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
|Extraordinary Women – Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart was an aviation pioneer and female icon. Born to a privileged family in Kansas in the United States, Amelia grew up a tomboy. It was no surprise that when her father, Edwin took her to an air show, Amelia was hooked. She took numerous part time jobs, and borrowed money from her mother's inheritance, in order to pay for flying lessons and buy her first plane. But Charles Lindberg's record-breaking flight across the Atlantic awakened in Amelia, a daring need for adventure on a massive scale. She caught the attention of high profile publisher of adventure books, George Palmer Putnam who gave Amelia the chance to equal Lindbergh's Atlantic feat. The successful crossing in 1928 brought Amelia instant fame.
Monday, February 24 at 9:00 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
|American Experience: Triangle Fire
On March 25th, 1911, a fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York's Greenwich Village. The blaze ripped through the congested loft; huge piles of trimmings fed the flames. Petrified workers desperately tried to make their way downstairs, but the factory owners kept the doors on the 9th floor locked and the woefully inadequate fire escape soon crumpled. Hundreds of horrified on-lookers arrived just in time to see young men and women jumping from the windows. By the time the fire had burned itself out, 146 people were dead. Less than two years earlier, the workers of the factory had been leaders in an industry-wide strike to protest dismal wages and dangerous working conditions. Despite unlikely support from some of the wealthiest women in the city, including Anne Morgan, most of the workers returned to their shops without having their demands met. It took the tragedy of the fire and the ensuing public outrage to force government action. The landmark legislation that followed gave New Yorkers the most comprehensive workplace safety laws in the country.
Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
|Frontline: Secrets of the Vatican
Pope Benedict made history when he announced his resignation, becoming the first Pope to step down voluntarily in 600 years. In his wake he left a bitterly divided Vatican mired in scandals. But is Benedict's successor, Pope Francis, taming the forces that helped destroy Benedict's papacy? Is he succeeding in lifting the Church out of crisis? Nearly a year in the making, this film goes inside the Vatican -- one of the world's most revered and mysterious institutions -- to unravel the remarkable series of events that led to the resignation that shook the world. Through interviews with those at the very heart of what happened -- cardinals, priests, convicted criminals, police, prosecutors and whistle-blowers – Frontline
gives a first-hand account of the final days of Benedict's papacy and the current battle to set the Church on a new path under Francis.
Tuesday, February 25 at 8:00 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
|American Experience: Jesse Owens
To tell the story of Owens' remarkable victories in the face of Nazi racism, this film begins in the poor Cleveland neighborhood where the young athlete grew up; details his early career; describes Adolf Hitler's outsized ambitions for the 1936 Olympics; explores the movement in Western democracies to boycott the event; and explains the pressures on Owens to attend. The film also reveals the unlikely relationship Owens struck up at the games with his German rival Carl "Luz" Long and shows that, in the end, despite his success in Germany, Owens struggled to find a place for himself in a United States that was still wrestling to overcome its own deeply entrenched racism.
Tuesday, February 25 at 9:30 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
|Nature: Ireland’s Wild River
The Shannon is Ireland's greatest geographical landmark and the longest river. It is both a barrier and highway -- a silver ribbon holding back the rugged landscapes of the west from the gentler plains to the east. On its journey south, the Shannon passes through a huge palette of rural landscapes; where on little-known backwaters, Ireland's wild animals and plants still thrive as almost nowhere else. For a year, wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson lives on the river -- camping on its banks, exploring its countless tributaries in a traditional canoe, following the river from dawn to dusk through the four seasons, on a quest to film the natural history of the Shannon as it has never been seen or heard or experienced before.
Wednesday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
Thursday, February 27 at 9:00 a.m. on 8.2 | Add to Outlook
|Super Skyscrapers: The Billionaire Building
Upon completion, One57, on Manhattan's 57th Street, will rise more than 1,000 feet, making it the tallest residential tower in the western hemisphere and boasting spectacular views of Central Park. "One57" follows the teams tasked with creating New York's most luxurious residential skyscraper and their ambition to redefine luxury living the big city. Condominiums at One57 showcase state-of-the- art interiors: double-height ceilings, full-floor apartments, bathrooms clad in the finest Italian marble and the finest material finishes.
Wednesday, February 26 at 9:00 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
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|Arts InSight – Patrick Dougherty/Hermann Park Conservancy
Artist Patrick Dougherty creates a bent-twig sculpture as part of Hermann Park Conservancy's Centennial Art Project, known as Art in the Park.
Thursday, February 27 at 7:00 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
|Doc Martin – “Nobody Likes Me” – New Season
Martin is coerced into taking James to playgroup, while Ruth is having problems with her new neighbor.
Thursday, February 27 at 9:00 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
|Red, White & Blue – U.S. & Texas Supreme Court Preview
What major decisions lie ahead for both the U.S. and Texas Supreme Court this year? The U.S. judges took the bench this last October to begin their new term and start reviewing cases. While some say that we may not see the high profiles cases such as gay marriage and healthcare – that received such attention over the last two years. The court has already agreed to take on some cases that cover government sanctioned prayer, housing discrimination and cell phone privacy. The Lone Star State is grappling with cases on defamations and the standard for reviewing parental termination. Guests include: Charles ‘Rocky’ Rhodes (South Texas College of Law), Martin Levy (Thurgood Marshall School of Law, TSU) and Josh Blackman (South Texas College of Law).
Friday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
Monday, March 3 at 11:30 p.m. on 8.2 | Add to Outlook
|InnerVIEWS with Ernie Manouse: Greg Gorman
Greg Gorman is one of the top photographers working today - known primarily for his celebrity portraits, nudes and movie poster images. His iconic shots have appeared on the covers of Esquire
, Rolling Stone
, and Vanity Fair
, to name but a few. He has published a dozen books, won multiple awards, and conducts sold out photography seminars across the globe.
Friday, February 28 at 8:00 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
Thursday, March 6 at 11:30 p.m. on 8.2 | Add to Outlook
|Jazz Roots: Jazz and the Philharmonic
Jazz and the Philharmonic
is a unique, generational and wholly American concert experience that highlights two of the greatest musical art forms the world has ever seen, classical and jazz. With performances by artists such as Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, Terence Blanchard and Elizabeth Joy Roe, this special emphasizes the works of legendary past composers such as Bach and Mozart with these contemporary artists. Songs are performed with the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra from the University of Miami Frost School of Music and National YoungArts Foundation alumni.
Friday, February 28 at 9:00 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
|Dr. Wayne Dyer: I Can See Clearly Now
Dr. Wayne Dyer presents personal stories as well as various philosophical and poetic illustrations to explain that each of our lives is a tapestry composed of all of the choices we've made and will make. There are no wrong roads taken once we understand the forces propelling us towards our life's purpose.
Saturday, March 1 at 9:00 a.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
Sunday, March 2 at 6:00 a.m. on 8.2 | Add to Outlook
Monday, March 3 at 10:00 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
|Rick Steves’ Festive Europe
Rick Steves’ Festive Europe
captures Europeans doing what they do so expertly - celebrating the good life. In this lively half-hour special, Rick experiences the pleasures of Andalucia, ventures into the reveller-filled Parisian streets on Bastille Day, takes in the royal pageantry in London, wanders through a Venetian palace, runs with the bulls in Pamplona, dines at an exclusive mens' club in Basque country, embraces high culture in Vienna, enjoys the lovable chaos of Naples, and walks the final stretch of the Camino di Santiago in Spain.
Saturday, March 1 at 12:00 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
Sunday, March 2 at 5:30 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
Monday, March 3 at 4:30 a.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
|Suze Orman’s Financial Solutions for You
We all have financial issues and problems. Suze Orman's latest special sharply focuses on her helping individual viewers "find financial solutions for you." As always, Suze's advice is based not just on numbers, but on a critical understanding of ourselves and our emotional needs. The special's central theme is that our financial decision-making should be guided by an understanding of "the goal of money." As Suze perceptively defines it: "The goal of money is to make you feel secure." Our financial solutions should work to fulfill that goal. In addition, Suze stresses the importance of making financial decisions that you feel comfortable with. Financial problems are caused when you do things with money that do not seem "right" to you, despite pressures and advice from others.
Saturday, March 1 at 3:00 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
Sunday, March 2 at 12:30 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
Sunday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
|Great Performances – Andrea Bocelli: Love in Portofino
International superstar Andrea Bocelli returns to Great Performances
once again to delight fans with a concert special of classical favorites, pop standards and Brazilian jazz, this time from the breathtaking coastal setting of Portofino, Italy. With sixteen-time Grammy-winner David Foster as music director and at the keyboard, Bocelli is joined by trumpeter Chris Botti to perform a select collection of the world's most famous love songs. Special ticket offer for Bocelli fans!
Saturday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
Wednesday, March 5 at 8:00 p.m. on 8.2 | Add to Outlook
Thursday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
|Journey 2014: Don’t Stop Believin’
Journey, America's favorite band, comes to public television with the story of how they found lead singer, Arnel Pineda, and their first concert in his homeland. Part one is an excerpt from the documentary Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey. Filmmaker Ramona S. Diaz narrows in on Arnel Pineda's personal narrative throughout the film, encompassing his upbringing as an orphan in the Philippines, through his emotional struggles and trauma. He eventually found a path to happiness, and stardom, through song. Co-founding member and lead guitarist Neal Schon, in a long search for a new lead singer, discovered Pineda on YouTube. On March 14, 2009, Journey (Schon, Pineda, co-founder and bassist Ross Valory, keyboardist Jonathan Cain and drummer Deen Castronovo,) returned to Pineda's homeland and introduced him as their new lead singer to a crowd of nearly 30,000 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. Part two includes some of your favorite Journey songs from Live in Manila, the concert film, including Faithfully, Anyway You Want It, and the seminal Don't Stop Believing. Special ticket offer for Journey fans!
Saturday, March 1 at 9:30 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
Tuesday, March 4 at 10:30 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
Friday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. on 8.2 | Add to Outlook
|Great Performances – Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration
In a special encore presentation, Great Performances
presents The Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Celebration
, a star-studded concert tribute to the American pop music icon at New York's Madison Square Garden. The special takes viewers front row center and backstage, capturing all of the excitement and emotion of this historic, once-in-a-lifetime concert as the greatest names in popular music - including Tom Petty, George Harrison, Richie Havens, Kris Kristofferson, Eric Clapton, Tracy Chapman, John Mellencamp, Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Sinead O'Connor, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Lou Reed, Stevie Wonder and many others pay homage to Bob Dylan and the songs that made him a legend.
Saturday, March 1 at 10:30 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
Sunday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m. on 8.2 | Add to Outlook
|Easy Yoga: The Secret to Strength & Balance with Peggy Cappy
Muscle loss actually begins in your thirties (earlier than most of us might have guessed) and it continues at a rate of about three percent per decade without intervention. The good news is according to Peggy Cappy, yoga can come to the rescue. In Cappy's latest program, Peggy will show us how yoga can come to the aid to people who want to increase strength and mobility at any age.
Sunday, March 2 at 9:30 a.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
Monday, March 3 at 12:00 p.m. on 8.2 | Add to Outlook
Tuesday, March 4 at 4:00 a.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
|MotorWeek: New Car Preview 2014
, television's original automotive magazine, teams up with Internet automotive pioneer cars.com, to review the most important new cars and trucks of the 2014 model and calendar years. During this fast paced hour, viewers will hear candid in-depth impressions from the editors of cars.com and the producers of MotorWeek
on the watershed vehicles of 2014. The New Car Preview 2014 will not just focus on "what's new", but also on how each car design is coping with the demand for higher fuel economy without compromising interior room and overall performance. Find out about the star cars of tomorrow, today on the New Car Preview 2014; co-hosted by industry veteran and long-time MotorWeek
series' host, John Davis and cars.com senior editor, Joe Wiesenfelder.
Sunday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
|Rick Steves’ Symphonic Journeys
Rick Steves, America's leading authority on European travel, teams up with the Cascade Symphony Orchestra and maestro Michael Miropolsky for a musical journey that begins in the United States, and touches down in seven different European countries. The special, taped at the Edmonds Center for the Arts near Seattle, Wash., celebrates music's power to stir the patriotic soul. Playing musical tour guide, Steves utilizes his extensive knowledge of European history and culture to help set the context for each piece. Then, the orchestra performs a selection of stirring 19th-century anthems by Romantic-era composers, including Grieg, Smetana, Strauss, Berlioz, Elgar, Wagner and Verdi. Each selection honors a particular nationality, while the finale, Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" (Europe's official anthem) pays homage to the continent's motto of "United in Diversity." The music is accompanied by a montage of evocative video images from each country.
Sunday, March 2 at 2:30 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
Tuesday, March 4 at 1:30 p.m. on 8.2 | Add to Outlook
|African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross – Rise! (1940-1968)
“Rise!” examines the long road to civil rights, when the deep contradictions in American society finally became unsustainable. Beginning in World War II, African Americans who helped fight fascism abroad came home to face the same old racial violence. But this time, mass media-from print to radio and TV-broadcast that injustice to the world, planting seeds of resistance. And the success of black entrepreneurs and entertainers fueled African American hopes and dreams. In December 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama, heralding the dawn of a new movement of quiet resistance, with the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as its public face. Before long, masses of African Americans practiced this nonviolent approach at great personal risk to integrate public schools, lunch counters and more. As the civil rights movement scored one historic victory after another, non-violence was still all too often met with violence-until finally, enough was enough. By 1968, Dr. King, the apostle of non-violence, would be assassinated, unleashing a new call for "Black Power" across the country.
Sunday, March 2 at 4:00 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
Friday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m. on 8.2 | Add to Outlook
|African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross – A More Perfect Union (1968-2013)
After 1968, African Americans set out to build a bright new future on the foundation of the civil rights movement's victories, but a growing class disparity threatened to split the black community in two. As hundreds of African Americans won political office across the country and the black middle class made unprecedented progress, larger economic and political forces isolated the black urban poor in the inner cities, vulnerable to new social ills and an epidemic of incarceration. Yet African Americans of all backgrounds came together to support Illinois Senator Barack Obama in his historic campaign for the presidency of the United States. When he won in 2008, many hoped that America had finally transcended race and racism. By the time of his second victory, it was clear that many issues, including true racial equality, remain to be resolved. Now we ask: How will African Americans help redefine the United States in the years to come?
Sunday, March 2 at 5:17 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
Friday, March 7 at 8:20 p.m. on 8.2 | Add to Outlook
|Antiques Roadshow – Simply the Best
’s Special Edition, "Simply the Best," showcases objects deemed the finest examples of their kind ever seen on Roadshow
. Highlights include: a superlative pair of circa 1795, Massachusetts-made Federal side chairs, valued at $30,000 to $50,000; a staggeringly rare 19th-century Rhode Island rifle and powderhorn, valued at $100,000 to $120,000; and the "holy grail" of American women's suffrage movement posters - a timely reminder that 2010 is the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution - valued at $10,000 to $15,000. Special ticket offer for the Houston Public Media Antique Appraisal Day!
Monday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook
Tuesday, March 4 at 12:00 p.m. on 8.2 | Add to Outlook
Saturday, March 8 at 9:00 a.m. on 8.1 | Add to Outlook