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NATURE
American Spring Live: Birth and Rebirth

NATURE: American Spring Live - A Pike or short-eared bunny

 

NATURE, television’s longest-running weekly natural history series, has won more than 200 honors from the television industry, parent groups, the international wildlife film community and environmental organizations, including the only award ever given to a television program by the Sierra Club.

 

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Birth and Rebirth
Tracing the green wave that sweeps across the continent in spring, see how the rising temperatures and longer days spur plants to awaken and flower, and animals to seek out newly abundant resources for their new families. See bears emerge from hibernation in Maryland and witness the connection that nesting birds have with alligators in the Everglades. Go nest hunting in Arizona and learn how the California wildlands are being reborn after a year of devastating wildfires. Discover how animals have incorporated seasonal change into their life cycles and successful reproductive strategies – all demonstrated by the birth of a lamb in Maine.

 

 

 

SAMANTHA BROWN’S PLACES TO LOVE
Baltimore, Maryland

SAMANTHA BROWN’S PLACES TO LOVE: Baltimore, Maryland

 

Samantha starts her visit in Charm City at the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) and meets its founder, who together tour this truly inspiring and original facility that is filled unique and visual works of art. Hitting the Sunday farmers’ market, Samantha meets Chef Thomas, who picks up some local ingredients for his soul food restaurant, Ida B’s Table. Joining Chef Thomas and his wife for a bite, Samantha is invited to taste some of their brunch inspirations, as they discuss the importance of community and how their restaurant serves as a conduit for it. In the Hampden neighborhood, one Baltimore’s wildest yearly traditions is HonFest. Playing along, Samantha gets a “Full Hon” make-over that includes a red beehive wig, winged glasses and a vintage dress and then sashays through the festival with 2015 Hon of the Year, Nikki Bass. On the MICA campus at the Nancy cafe, Samantha visits with art enthusiast, “Downtown” Kevin Brown and renowned artist, Joyce Scott, who discuss the cruciality of art and Joyce’s famed career. From local artists to local “makers”, the Treason Toting Company is building a huge name for its brand in the backpack and toting industry. Samantha meets its young founders in their workspace and learns about the exciting canvas and leather products they are developing. Baltimore is a city of deep American roots that Samantha tours and discusses with guide, Lou Fields, who talks about the revitalization of the Fells Point docks along with historical significance of this powerful neighborhood which includes the likes of Frederick Douglass and Billie Holiday. In a wonderful finish, Samantha joins a local dance “step” team, the Lethal Ladies, where she learns the choreographed precision moves from Coach G and her highly talented high school girls team.

 

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MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
Livorno, Italy

 

In the port city of Livorno, host Pete Evans is joined in Italy by two chef-authors with US roots: Bryan Voltaggio, who visits from Maryland, and Pamela Sheldon Johns, who has called Tuscany home for over 20 years. Seasonal, local and traditional flavors have inspired this seaside episode of Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking; first, Pete visits Prosciutto di Parma to learn about this geographically-protected delicacy. Then, he meets up with Bryan and Pamela to tour the city’s Venetian-style canals and browse the 19th-century style Mercato Centrale for local produce. From the regional classic cacciucco, a tomato-based seafood stew, to a flavorful bordatino, a bean and polenta soup, this feast embodies the spirit of Livorno in its unpretentious character and coastal integrity.

 

 

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
Baltimore, Maryland: Duff Goldman and Bryan Voltaggio

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING - Baltimore, Maryland: Duff Goldman and Bryan Voltaggio

 

Host Pete Evans joins Chefs Duff Goldman and Bryan Voltaggio in Baltimore. After gathering crabs from JM Clayton Seafood Company, the group visits the small specialty store of Hex Ferments to purchase the best sauerkraut in the area. Pete starts the feast with Thai-style deviled eggs with crab mayo and kraut, while Bryan serves a true Maryland blue crab feast and Duff aces it with the classic Smith Island Cake for dessert.

 

PBS NEWSHOUR
Presidential Address

 

President Donald Trump will deliver a televised address Monday on how the U.S. will proceed in the nation’s 16-year war in Afghanistan.

 

Trump met with his national security team, including Defense Secretary James Mattis, on Friday at Camp David, Maryland, to discuss military strategy in Afghanistan. The president took to Twitter on Saturday to say that the talks with military leaders led to “many decisions made, including on Afghanistan.” The president did not offer any clues into the agreed-upon strategy, but several media outlets have indicated that Trump may announce continued U.S. presence in the country.

 

TED TALKS
War and Peace

 

Join those who have experienced war, including fighters, journalists and psychologists, to learn how it affects everyone. Hear extraordinary, passionatetalks and performances from actor Adam Driver, journalist Sebastian Junger, author Samantha Nutt, scholar and advocate Jamila Raqib, musician Rufus Wainwright, and other vital voices.