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PBS Announces Winter-Spring 2019 Primetime Schedule

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“Victoria” Returns for Season 3 on MASTERPIECE

and Ruth Wilson Stars in “Mrs. Wilson”
 

FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR. Explores the Surprising Family Histories of Paul Ryan, Andy Samberg, Ann Curry, Kal Penn, Marco Rubio,

Tig Notaro and More
 

Additional Highlights Include RECONSTRUCTION: AMERICA AFTER THE CIVIL WAR from

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., THE DICTATOR’S PLAYBOOK and a NATURE Live Three-Night Event Celebrating Spring
 

Award-Winning Stars Including Ruth Wilson, Emilio and Gloria Estefan, Charley Pride, Megan Hilty and More to Attend PBS Presentations During the Winter Television Critics Press Tour

 

ARLINGTON, VA; November 14, 2018 PBS today announced its Winter-Spring 2019 primetime schedule, featuring a season brimming with new drama, music, arts, history, science, nature and more, as well as returning seasons of favorite series.

Crowning the new season is the return of “Victoria” on MASTERPIECE (Sundays, January 13-March 3), which finds the Queen facing a crisis that threatens to end her reign. Jenna Colman stars as the young but fearless monarch who stands between order and chaos as revolution breaks out across Europe. PBS will provide more regal entertainment with VICTORIA AND ALBERT: THE WEDDING (Sundays, January 13, 20), a glorious re-imagining of one of the most famous weddings of all time with English historian Lucy Worsley. And the two-part MARGARET: THE REBEL PRINCESS (Sundays, February 10,17) profiles the woman whose own life and loves reflected the social and sexual upheavals of the 20th century.

A new season of Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s always surprising FINDING YOUR ROOTS premieres on Tuesday, January 8 with a diverse group of actors, authors, politicians, comedians and more who discover their unexpected personal histories. Featured this season are personalities including Laura Linney, Michael Strahan, Sarah Silverman, Andy Samberg, Marisa Tomei, Tig Notaro and Chloë Sevigny; politicians Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio and Tulsi Gabbard; and many more.

RECONSTRUCTION: AMERICA AFTER THE CIVIL WAR (Tuesdays, April 9,16), executive produced and hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., explores the transformative years when the nation struggled to rebuild itself in the face of profound loss, massive destruction and revolutionary social change.

Sundays on PBS continue to be the destination for great dramas. In addition to the return of “Victoria,” MASTERPIECE offers “Mrs. Wilson”(March 31, April 7), a powerful drama starring Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson (The Affair, Luther, Jane Eyre) and based on her own grandmother’s memoir. And CALL THE MIDWIFE returns for Season 8 on March 31.

This new Winter-Spring season brings a wide range of music programs, from new AMERICAN MASTERS portraits of Sammy Davis, Jr. (Tuesday, February 19), Charley Pride (Friday, February 22) and Holly Near (Friday,March 1);INDEPENDENT LENS “RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World (Monday, January 21), an electrifying look at the Native American influence in popular music; EMILIO & GLORIA ESTEFAN: THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS GERSHWIN PRIZE FOR POPULAR SONG(Friday, May 3); and new specials from LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER including a second season of “Stars in Concert” featuring Tony-award nominee Megan Hilty and Tony-award winners Annaleigh Ashford and Cynthia Erivo, as well as GREAT PERFORMANCES and GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET.

Additional highlights include THE DICTATOR’S PLAYBOOK, which examines the rise and fall of six 20th century dictators, as well as new specials from NATURE including “Equus,” which explores the extraordinary relationship between humans and horses (Wednesdays, January 16, 23), and “American Spring: LIVE on PBS (w.t.), a three-night live program that reveals the amazing burst of activity that the new season brings (Monday, April 29-Wednesday, May 1).

“I’m pleased to join PBS during this exciting time as we work to bring our audiences the best variety of programs on television this winter and spring season,” said Perry Simon, PBS’ new Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming. “Whether you are looking for arts, history, nature or drama, PBS offers audiences unexpected, inspirational and fun content. In addition to this terrific season lineup we’ll be making more programming announcements soon.”

PBS will present its Winter/Spring programming slate at the Television Critics Association Press Tour on Friday, February 1 and Saturday, February 2 and will include appearances by Golden Globe-winner Ruth Wilson for MASTERPIECE “Mrs. Wilson,” along with Emilio and Gloria Estefan, recipients of The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, legendary performer Charley Pride for his AMERICAN MASTERS special, a “Stars in Concert” performance by Tony-nominee Megan Hilty for LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER, and more.

Most programs will stream for free following each broadcast and be available all station-branded PBS platforms, including PBS.org and PBS apps for iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.  PBS station members can also view content via Passport (contact your local PBS station for details).

The PBS Winter-Spring season includes many additional shows, series and specials, with most program descriptions listed below. For more information on all programs and for additional program listings, visit www.pbs.org/pressroom.

 

PROGRAM LISTINGS FOR PBS WINTER-SPRING 2019

TOP SEASON PICKS
 

SEASON 3 PREMIERE:MASTERPIECE “Victoria”

(Sundays, January 13-March 3, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

Travel back to 1848 as revolution breaks out across Europe. In Britain, one woman stands between order and chaos: Queen Victoria. Jenna Coleman stars as the young but fearless monarch, facing a crisis that threatens to end her reign.

Along with “Victoria,” PBS will present a pair of additional specials about royal families:

TWO-PART SPECIAL:  VICTORIA AND ALBERT: THE WEDDING

(Sundays, January 13 and 20, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

Celebrate the wedding that changed British matrimonial ceremonies forever with this glorious re-imagining hosted by Lucy Worsley. This two-part series commemorates an enduring love that was to melt the nation’s heart and set the standard for generations of brides to come.

TWO-PART SPECIAL:  MARGARET: THE REBEL PRINCESS

(Sundays, February 10 and 17, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

This intimate two-part series profiles Princess Margaret, whose life and loves reflected the social and sexual revolution that transformed the western world during the 20th century.
 

SEASON 5 PREMIERE: FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR.

(Tuesdays, January 8-February 26; April 2 and 9, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET)

Join Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to uncover the surprisingly ancestral stories of 28 cultural trailblazers with fascinating histories. Featuring Laura Linney, Michael Strahan, Sarah Silverman, Andy Samberg, Seth Meyers, Tig Notaro, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio and more.

LIMITED SERIES: THE DICTATOR’S PLAYBOOK

(Wednesdays, January 9-February 13, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

From Mussolini to Saddam Hussein, dictators have had a profound effect on the 20th century. How did they seize and wield power? What forces rose up against them or resisted them in secret? How did they finally come to the bitter end? This series answers those questions in six immersive hours, each a revealing portrait of brutality and power.

TWO-PART SPECIAL:  NATURE “Equus: Story of the Horse”

(Wednesdays, January 16 and 23, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

Travel around the world with anthropologist Niobe Thompson to uncover the history of mankind’s relationship with the horse. Discover the habits and biology of these majestic animals, and ride along with the world’s last nomadic tribes.

LIMITED SERIES:  RECONSTRUCTION: AMERICA AFTER THE CIVIL WAR

(Tuesdays, April 9 and 16, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. presents the history of the transformative years following the American Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild itself in the face of profound loss, massive destruction and revolutionary social change.

LIVE SPECIAL EVENT:  NATURE “American Spring: LIVE on PBS” (w.t.)

(Monday-Wednesday, April 29-May 1, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

Witness the change of seasons in real time. In iconic locations with varied ecosystems, a diverse group of researchers and citizen scientists investigate how a wide range of organisms respond to the coming of spring.
 

ADDITIONAL WINTER-SPRING LISTINGS

January 2019

GREAT PERFORMANCES “From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2019”

(Tuesday, January 1, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET)

Ring in the New Year with the Vienna Philharmonic, under the baton of conductor Christian Thielemann at the Musikverein. Hosted by Hugh Bonneville and featuring favorite Strauss Family waltzes accompanied by the dancing of the Vienna City Ballet.

SEASON 23 PREMIERE:  ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Meadow Brook Hall, Hour 1” (Monday, January 7, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

Experience ROADSHOW’s all-new look as it kicks off a groundbreaking season of incredible items appraised at settings that are treasures in their own right. From the grounds of the historic Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester, Michigan, learn the story behind beloved family heirlooms, thrift store finds and more — including a $77,500 appraisal!

INDEPENDENT LENS “My Country No More”

(Monday, January 7, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

Explore the rise and fall of the recent North Dakota oil boom through the intimate lens of one family fighting to preserve their agricultural way of life.

USS INDIANAPOLIS: THE FINAL CHAPTER

(Tuesday, January 8, 10:00-11:30 p.m. ET)

Follow a scientific detective story detailing the discovery of the USS Indianapolis wreck site under the Philippine Sea. The ship’s sinking during World War II was the largest loss of life in U.S. Naval history and the harrowing survival story of 316 sailors.

NATURE  “Attenborough and the Sea Dragon”  

(Wednesday, January 9, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

Join Sir David Attenborough as he pieces together the remarkable discovery of the Ichthyosaur, a fearsome fish lizard that lived during the age of dinosaurs.

GREAT PERFORMANCES  “The Cleveland Orchestra Centennial Celebration”

(Friday, January 11, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET)

Celebrate the Cleveland Orchestra’s centennial gala concert conducted by Franz Welser-Möst, featuring pianist Lang Lang and works by Mozart, Strauss and Ravel, with vignettes of past music directors.

INDEPENDENT LENS  “Rodents of Unusual Size”

(Monday, January 14, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

Go deep into the bayous with fisherman Thomas Gonzales, who has lived through hurricanes and oil spills, but now faces a bigger threat: monstrous 20-pound “swamp rats” that are eating up coastal wetlands. It’s humans vs. rodents. May the best mammal win.

SEASON PREMIERE: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “The Swamp”

(Tuesday, January 15, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

Explore the story of Florida’s Everglades, America’s greatest wetland. A tale of greed, hubris and destruction, the film chronicles the repeated efforts to conquer what was once seen as a useless wasteland and the passionate efforts to preserve it.

GREAT PERFORMANCES  “Orphée et Euridyce from Lyric Opera of Chicago”

(Friday, January 18, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

Reimagine Christoph Willibald Gluck’s enduringly popular opera based on the famous Greek myth. From Lyric Opera of Chicago in collaboration with the Joffrey Ballet.

INDEPENDENT LENS  “RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World”

(Monday, January 21, 10:00-11:30 p.m. ET)

Take an electrifying look at the Native American influence in popular music, despite attempts to ban, censor and erase Indian culture.

GREAT PERFORMANCES  “Doubt from Minnesota Opera”

(Friday, January 25, 9:00-11:30 p.m. ET)

Watch an adaptation of John Patrick Shanley’s hit 2005 Broadway play and the 2008 film about suspicion leading to a battle of wills at a Bronx Catholic school.

INDEPENDENT LENS  “The King”

(Monday, January 28, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

Climb into Elvis’ 1963 Rolls-Royce for a musical road trip that traces the rise and fall of Elvis as a metaphor for the country he left behind.

 

February 2019
Black History Month
(Special programming noted with an asterisk)

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET “Marnie”

(Friday, February 1, 9:00-11:30 p.m. ET)

Watch composer Nico Muhly’s reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel about a beautiful, mysterious woman who assumes multiple identities. Starring Isabel Leonard in the title role alongside Christopher Maltman as Mark Rutland. Robert Spano conducts.

*INDEPENDENT LENS  “Black Memorabilia”

(Monday, February 4, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

From the South to Brooklyn to China, meet the people who reproduce, consume and reclaim black memorabilia, racially-charged objects often wrapped in the protective embrace of antiquity and historical preservation.

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “Sealab”(Tuesday, February 5, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

Discover the mostly forgotten story of the U.S. Navy’s daring and groundbreaking Sealab program, whose “Aquanauts” tested the limits of human endurance and revolutionized our understanding of undersea exploration.

*LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER “Pipeline”(Friday, February 8, 9:00–10:30 p.m. ET)

Lincoln Center Theater’s acclaimed production of Dominique Morisseau's riveting new play follows Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, who is desperate to give her son opportunities her students will never have. When a controversial incident at his private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. Will she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away? Co-produced by BroadwayHD.

*INDEPENDENT LENS “Hale County This Morning, This Evening”

(Monday, February 11, 10:00-11:30 p.m. ET)

Visit the world of Hale County, Alabama. Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments in the lives of people in the community, the film offers a richly detailed glimpse at life in America’s Black Belt.

NATURE “Wild Way of the Vikings”(Wednesday, February 13, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

Experience the natural world through the eyes of the Vikings. From the killer whales of the North Sea to the volcanic mounts of Iceland, see the deep history and cultural respect the Vikings had with the land and sea.

GREAT PERFORMANCES “Movies for Grownups Awards 2019 with AARP the Magazine” (w.t.)

(Friday, February 15, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

Watch filmmakers and actors receive the 2019 Movies for Grownups Awards. The awards were established to celebrate and encourage filmmaking that appeals to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind – and to recognize its artists.

POV “Minding the Gap”(Monday, February 18, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

*AMERICAN MASTERS“Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me”

(Tuesday, February 19, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

Explore the entertainer’s vast talent and journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during 20th century America. Features Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg and clips from his TV, film and concert performances. Directed by Sam Pollard.

NATURE “Volcano Day” (w.t.)(Wednesday, February 20, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

Uncover the variety of activity, both human and natural, that occurs on the slopes of active volcanoes. See the surprising number of animals that survive and thrive alongside these fiery natural phenomena.

SECRETS OF THE DEAD“The Nero Files”

(Wednesday, February 20, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

Take a closer look at the life and legend of Nero, the infamous Roman emperor, as a forensic profiler attempts to find out what history may have gotten wrong about his alleged tyranny.

*AMERICAN MASTERS“Charley Pride: I’m Just Me” (w.t.)

(Friday, February 22, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

Explore the complicated history of the American South and its music through the life of country star Charley Pride. Raised in segregated Mississippi, his journey shows the ways that artistic expression can triumph over prejudice and injustice. Directed by Barbara J. Hall.

INDEPENDENT LENS “People’s Republic of Desire”

(Monday, February 25, 10:00-11:30 p.m. ET)

Meet a generation of young people in China who have come of age online, where virtual relationships are replacing real-life connections. Both the wealthy and the poor gather in online showrooms to worship idols who sing karaoke or host talk shows.

 

March 2019

 

AMERICAN MASTERS “Holly Near: Singing for Our Lives”

(Friday, March 1, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

Experience the power of song in the struggle for equality through the story of feminist singer and activist Holly Near, who for the last 40 years has worked on global social justice coalition-building in the women’s and lesbian movements. Directed by Jim Brown.

POV “306 Hollywood” (Monday, March 18, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

After their grandmother passes, two siblings begin an epic excavation of her belongings. Actors lip sync taped conversations and dramatic animations come to life in this magical realist documentary bending the boundaries of fiction and nonfiction.

GREAT PERFORMANCES “Birgit Nilsson” (w.t.)

(Friday, March 22, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET)

Celebrate the life of Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson, the face of opera in the late 1950s-70s. This performance-documentary showcases her greatest roles, including Elektra and The Ring Cycle, in rare footage, plus interviews with Plácido Domingo and more.

TWO-NIGHT SPECIAL: WOMEN, WAR & PEACE II  

(Monday-Tuesday, March 25-26, 9:00-11:00 pm, two episodes per night)

Discover how some of the biggest recent international events have been shaped by women in a showcase of four female-directed films that tell never-before-told stories about women who risked their lives for peace, changing history in the process.

SECRETS OF THE DEAD “King Arthur’s England” (w.t.)

(Wednesday, March 27, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

Uncover new archaeological evidence at Tintagel that suggests a prosperous and sophisticated Dark Ages trading community with a leader who may be the source of the King Arthur legend.

GREAT PERFORMANCES “Julius Caesar” (w.t.)(Friday, March 29, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

Experience Shakespeare as never before in an all-female production from the Donmar Warehouse set in a women’s prison.

SEASON 8 PREMIERE: CALL THE MIDWIFE

(Sundays, beginning March 31, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

At the start of season eight, it’s spring of 1964 and everyone is excited for the Queen’s Royal Birth. With the additions of two new Sisters, who have been sent to live and work with the team in Poplar, Nonnatus House feels full once more.

MINISERIES: MASTERPIECE“Mrs. Wilson”

(Sunday, March 31, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET; Sunday, April 7, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

Alison Wilson thinks she is happily married until her husband, Alec, dies and a woman turns up on her doorstep, claiming she is the real Mrs. Wilson. Alison is determined to prove both the validity of her marriage and Alec’s love for her, but is instead led into a world of disturbing secrets. Ruth Wilson stars in this powerful drama inspired by her own grandmother’s memoir.

 

April 2019

 

INDEPENDENT LENS “Tre Maison Dasan”(Monday, April 1, 10:00-11:30 p.m. ET)

Explore the lives of Tre, Maison and Dasan, three of the estimated one in 14 American children with a parent in prison, in this emotional exploration of relationships tested by separation and the challenges of growing up with a parent behind bars.

SECRETS OF THE DEAD  “Egypt’s Darkest Hour”

(Wednesday, April 3, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

Follow a team of archaeologists as they examine how shifting weather patterns likely caused the fall of the Old Kingdom in ancient Egypt, effectively bringing down a dynasty in a moment of crisis and catastrophe.

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET “La Traviata”

(Friday, April 5, 9:00-11:30 p.m. ET)

See Michael Mayer’s richly textured production of Verdi’s classic opera, starring soprano Diana Damrau as the tragic heroine Violetta and Juan Diego Flórez as her hapless lover Alfredo.

INDEPENDENT LENS “The Providers”(Monday, April 8, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic, “The Providers” follows three “country doctors” in rural New Mexico who work at clinics that offer care to all, regardless of ability to pay.

NATURE “The Incredible Egg with David Attenborough” (w.t.)

(Wednesday, April 10, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

The egg is perhaps nature’s most perfect life support system. Step by step as the egg hatches, host David Attenborough reveals the wonder behind these incredible miracles of nature.

OZONE HOLE: HOW WE SAVE THE PLANET

(Wednesday, April 10, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

Learn the forgotten story of the hole in the ozone layer – and how the world came together to fix it. The scientists and politicians who persuaded Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher to take action reveal how the planetary problem was solved.

AMERICAN MASTERS “Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People”

(Friday, April 12, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET)

Discover the man behind the award. An immigrant who became a media mogul with an outspoken, cantankerous voice and created two bestselling newspapers, Joseph Pulitzer championed what he regarded as the sacred role of a free press in a democracy. Directed by Oren Rudavsky.

INDEPENDENT LENS “Marcos Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” (co-production with FRONTLINE and VOCES)(Monday, April 15, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

Follow the efforts of a decorated Marine as she fights to reunite her family after the deportation of her husband, an undocumented man from Mexico. The experience begins to challenge her assumptions about the fairness of the country she fought for.

LIMITED SERIES:  BREAKTHROUGH: THE IDEAS THE CHANGED THE WORLD  (Wednesdays, April 17-May 22, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

Hear the amazing story of how visionaries changed the world forever, told through six iconic inventions that the modern world takes for granted.

AMERICAN MASTERS “Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable”

(Friday, April 19, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET)

Discover the life and work of Garry Winogrand, the epic storyteller in pictures who harnessed the serendipity of the streets to capture the American 1960s-70s. His “snapshot aesthetic” is now the universal language of contemporary image-making. Directed by Sasha Waters Freyer.

INDEPENDENT LENS “Charm City” (Monday, April 22, 10:00-11:30 p.m. ET)

Meet a group of Baltimore citizens, police and government officials as they cope with the consequences of three years of unparalleled violence. With grit, fury and compassion, they’re trying to reclaim their city’s future.

HISTORY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN BUSINESS (w.t.)

(Tuesday, April 23, 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

Learn about the untold story of African American entrepreneurship, where skill, industriousness, ingenuity and sheer courage in the face of overwhelming odds provide the backbone of this nation’s economic and social growth. From acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson.

 

May 2019

 

INDEPENDENT LENS “Out of State” (Monday, May 6, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

Shipped thousands of miles away from Hawaii to a private prison in the Arizona desert, two native Hawaiians discover their indigenous traditions from a fellow inmate serving a life sentence.

EMILIO & GLORIA ESTEFAN: THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS GERSHWIN PRIZE FOR POPULAR SONG(Friday, May 3, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET)

An all-star tribute to Emilio and Gloria Estefan, the 2019 recipients of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song and the first married couple or musicians-songwriters of Hispanic descent to receive the honor.

INDEPENDENT LENS “Harvest Season” (Monday, May 13, 10:00-11:30 p.m. ET)

Spend an agricultural year in Napa Valley and meet the unsung people who play a critical role in making some of the world’s most celebrated wines, yet whose stories have largely gone untold.

AMERICAN MASTERS “Robert Shaw – Man of Many Voices”

(Friday, May 17, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

Trace the journey of one of America’s greatest choral music conductors. With no formal training, Robert Shaw was legendary for his interpretations of classical music’s choral masterpieces and inspired generations of musicians with the power of music. Directed by Pamela Roberts and Peter Miller.

INDEPENDENT LENS “Wrestle” (Monday, May 20, 10:00-11:30 p.m. ET)

Meet four Alabama high school wrestlers facing challenges on and off the mat. Along with their coach, they grapple with obstacles that jeopardize their success but, despite the odds, these young men pursue their goals with humor and courage.

KOREA: THE NEVER-ENDING WAR (Monday, May 27, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

A documentary shedding new light on a geopolitical hot spot. Often considered a “forgotten war,” the Korean War was an important turning point in world history that still reverberates today.

30TH ANNIVERSARY: NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT 2019

(Sunday, May 26, 8:00-9:30 p.m. ET)

The 30th annual broadcast of this night of remembrance honors the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country.

LIGHT FALLS(Wednesday, May 29, 10:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. ET)

Join Brian Greene and an ensemble cast as they trace Albert Einstein’s journey to uncover the General Theory of Relativity with state-of-the-art animation, an original orchestral score and innovative projection techniques in this theatrical special.

 

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