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RETRO REPORT ON PBS
Episode Two

RETRO REPORT ON PBS

 

Uncover crime evidence pulled from DNA websites. See how drug rules stem from a pill’s side effects. Learn how a screen addiction cure is rooted in the past and why Americans are ambivalent about robots. Andy Borowitz objects to “no news.”

 

 

 

AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Patty Griffin / The Revivalists

 

Thrill to the best in American roots music with singer-songwriter Patty Griffin and New Orleans rockers The Revivalists. Griffin and her backing duo perform songs from her self-titled LP. The Revivalists play tunes from their album “Take Good Care.”

 

 

 

LITTLE WOMEN ON MASTERPIECE
Part 1 of 3

 

Part 1

 

Based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, this coming-of-age story, set against the backdrop of the Civil War, follows sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood. With the help of their mother, Marmee, the girls navigate sibling rivalry, first love, loss and marriage.

 

 

 

LITTLE WOMEN ON MASTERPIECE
Part 2 of 3

 

Part 2

 

As Marmee waits by her husband’s sickbed, the March sisters must fend for themselves at home. Together they face unrequited love, hurtful rumors and trouble at school. But when Beth falls dangerously ill, Laurie sends for Marmee to return home.

 

Relief sweeps over the family when Beth recovers and Mr. March returns home for Christmas. Jo hears promising news about her writing, while Meg and John Brooke’s relationship develops.

 

The family holds a joyous wedding ceremony, but Jo grows anxious: the future for her and her loved ones seems fraught with challenges.

 

 

 

LITTLE WOMEN ON MASTERPIECE
Part 3 of 3

 

Part 3

 

A year has passed and there are new additions to the March family – but there is worry all around as Beth’s health and spirits flag.

 

Amy is chosen over Jo to accompany Aunt Carroll’s daughter on a tour of Europe. A distraught Jo flees to New York to pursue her career, where she meets the kind Professor Bhaer. But devastating news from home cuts her adventure short.

 

As their paths cross in Europe, Amy and Laurie’s friendship develops into something more. The family reunites upon Amy’s return, which is made more joyful by unexpected news and a surprise visitor.

 

 

 

PBS HAWAIʻI PRESENTS
Keola Beamer: Mālama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love)

PBS HAWAII PRESENTS: Keola Beamer: Mālama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love)

 

This program tells the story of Keola Beamer’s journey through song. The respected composer and slack key guitarist partners with an array of musicians, including Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai, American jazz pianist Geoffrey Keezer and Hawaiian vocalist Raiatea Helm. These collaborations demonstrate how one can retain cultural identity while openly sharing with others to create something new – a global art form. This multicultural exchange reaches its zenith when Beamer performs a Hawaiian-language version of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” with musicians playing traditional Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, Australian, Classical European and American Jazz instruments. In another particularly moving segment, Keola accompanies his wife Moanalani Beamer as she performs a hula as a quadriplegic woman who magically regains use of her limbs in a dream.

 

 

 

John Denver:
Country Boy

John Denver: Country Boy

 

At the peak of his fame in the 1970s, John Denver was one of the most popular singers in America. He performed at sold-out concerts, his albums sold more than 100 million copies, his TV specials got top ratings and he was named poet laureate of his adopted Colorado. Yet this man, who brought happiness to millions, was filled with insecurity, suffered from depression and was savaged by the music critics. Exploring the private life and public legacy of “America’s Everyman,” this intimate profile includes exclusive accounts from those closest to him, including former wives and managers, his son and brother, the musicians who toured with him for decades and the friends who knew the real John Denver.

 

 

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW RECUT
Newport 5

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW RECUT: Newport 5

 

Rain won’t stop Newport treasures from shining in this half-hour Recut episode from Rosecliff mansion featuring finds like an Edward Bannister oil, 1979 Tage Frid stools and a Tiffany & Co. sapphire & diamond ring. One could be worth up to $100,000.

 

 

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Bonanzaville, Hour 3

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Bonanzaville, Hour 3

 

Watch wow-worthy West Fargo appraisals at Bonanzaville such as a 1919 Babe Ruth Home Run Record award, an 1876 Centennial Exhibition sketchbook and a mother-of-pearl button suit made around 1970. Which is the top find of the hour?

 

 

 

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