golden age

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Des Moines, IA, Part 1 of 3

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Des Moines, IA, Part 1 of 3

 

Host Mark L. Walberg is joined by appraiser Wes Cowan at the Iowa State Museum in Des Moines to look at its collection of highly prized sand bottles by 19th-century Iowa folk artist Andrew Clemens. Highlights include a late-Victorian 14-karat gold vest chain and fob; a pair of 1963 and 1966 Green Bay Packers signed footballs; and a rare collection of promotional movie memorabilia from Hollywood’s Golden Age, valued at $25,000 to $28,000.

 

 

 

RICK STEVES’ EUROPE
Portugal’s Heartland

RICK STEVES' EUROPE: Portugal's Heartland

 

Leaving Lisbon for the countryside, we eat barnacles in a salty old fishing town, march with pilgrims on the anniversary of a miracle, ponder the local Romeo and Juliet, sample university life, and rummage through the riches of Portugal’s Golden Age.

 

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GREAT PERFORMANCES
Harold Prince: The Director’s Life

GREAT PERFORMANCES: Harold Prince: The Director’s Life

 

Celebrate the extraordinary career of producer and director Harold Prince, winner of a record 21 Tony Awards. His six decades in the theater form a bridge from the “Golden Age” of Broadway’s mid-century to the contemporary theater of today.

 

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The Greeks
Chasing Greatness

 

Explore Greek history with archaeologists, historians, scientists and artists who are launching groundbreaking new explorations of what made the achievements of the ancient Greeks great.

 

Chasing Greatness
Watch as ancient Greece’s legacy is invoked in Athens and at the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. Take a look back at its rise and fall, which might not only help us understand the challenges we face now, but may also point toward a better future.

 

The Greeks
The Good Strife

 

Explore Greek history with archaeologists, historians, scientists and artists who are launching groundbreaking new explorations of what made the achievements of the ancient Greeks great.

 

The Good Strife
In the wake of the Bronze Age collapse, Greek civilization entered a crippling dark age. But with centralized monarchies out of the way, a new type of society was given the chance to rise from the ashes — built not by kings from the top down, but by individuals from the bottom up. Through centuries of strife, or perhaps because of them, this disparate group of people, bound by a common language, epic stories of heroic ancestors, a shared belief in the gods and an insatiably competitive spirit, delivered some of humanity’s greatest achievements – from the first Olympic Games to early theories of nature to an entirely new system of government: democracy.

 

The Greeks
Cavemen to Kings

 

Explore Greek history with archaeologists, historians, scientists and artists who are launching groundbreaking new explorations of what made the achievements of the ancient Greeks great.

 

Cavemen to Kings
Uncover the stunning origin story of the Greeks – from primordial hunter- gatherers struggling to survive on the rocky Greek mainland to seafarers pioneering new trade networks across the Mediterranean Sea. Thousands of years before Greece’s Golden Age, inhabitants were already creating new forms of art and architecture, establishing the first writing system in Europe and building kingdoms of unprecedented wealth.

 

Great Broadway Musical Moments from the Ed Sullivan Show

Great Broadway Musical Moments from the Ed Sullivan Show

 

From the late 1940s through the early 1970s, The Ed Sullivan Show, based in the heart of New York’s theatre district, presented live special performances by cast members from the most beloved stage musicals of Broadway’s golden age. Not seen for decades since their original broadcasts, these rare selections include performances by legends Julie Andrews, Ethel Merman, Joel Grey, Gwen Verdon, Dick Van Dyke, Richard Burton and others in songs from classics such as Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Annie Get Your Gun, Sweet Charity and Camelot. The special is hosted by Shirley Jones.