Miami

SAMANTHA BROWN’S PLACES TO LOVE
Greater Palm Springs, CA

SAMANTHA BROWN’S PLACES TO LOVE: Greater Palm Springs, CA

 

What Art Deco is to Miami is what Mid-Century Modern is to Palm Springs. Samantha finds this out first-hand by taking a tour of several iconic homes built in this style, then visits Gypsyland, a local furniture shop that specializes in period furniture. Golf is hugely popular in Palm Springs, but FootGolf? Samantha learns all about this new international sport and gets a chance to put her foot into it. At The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, Samantha volunteers to help assemble some of the unique enrichment meals with an Animal Care Curator. From there, Samantha gets a tutorial in stunt driving, and takes it to the course, doing a reverse J-turn, and “drifting” in watery conditions. Slowing down the pace, Samantha visits Shields Date Garden, talks to a “Palmero” about intricacies of pollenating date trees and finishes off with a world famous date shake. Finally, Samantha ventures out to the historic Joshua Tree National Park, where she meets with a charismatic Park Ranger and gets a chance to soak in the beauty of this treasured Park.

 

 

 

 

SINKING CITIES
Miami

SINKING CITIES: Miami

 

Miami is beloved for its beaches and waterfront homes and businesses. See how engineers and planners are trying to protect Miami from rising seas and ever-more-frequent and violent storm surges that could destroy the city’s tourist and business economy.

 

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MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
Puerto Rico

 

Miami chef Michelle Bernstein steps into the host role as Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking travels to Puerto Rico—an episode that was filmed in the summer prior to Hurricane Maria, and is dedicated to all of the people and organizations working towards the island’s recovery. Joined by chefs Kevin Roth and Ventura Vivoni, Michelle travels to the Tommy Forte Seafood Market, which offers everything from swordfish to shark, and to Frutos del Guacabo, which provides the highest quality fruits and vegetables to chefs all across the region. They then prepare a feast brimming with tropical fruits and fresh seafood.

 

 

FAKE OR FORTUNE?
Portraits

FAKE OR FORTUNE? Portraits

 

Beyond the genteel galleries and upmarket auction houses of the art world lies a darker dimension: a world of incalculable wealth, social ambition, and occasional subterfuge. Detective Philip Mould, journalist Fiona Bruce and a team of scientists investigate a new batch of potential fine art forgeries.

 

Portraits
This episode looks at three works of art: an 18th-century portrait of a young lady which may have been painted by society artist Philip Mercier; a sketch of a man possibly done by German artist Adolph von Menzel; and an early portrait that may have been created by Willem de Kooning.

 

Deep City: The Birth of the Miami Sound

 

Learn how two musical geniuses, producers Willie Clarke and Johnny Pearsall, created the first black-owned record label in Florida. Explore the early days of 1960s soul music in Miami, the pioneers of that era and their lasting contributions to the broader American musical landscape.

 

SOUNDSTAGE
Jon Secada

 

Latin superstar Jon Secada, who began his three-decade career with Gloria and Emilio Estefan, returns to his Havana roots for SOUNDSTAGE with a thrilling tribute to Cuban legend Benny Moré. Secada also performs hits from throughout his own career.

 

UNITY: The Latin Tribute
to Michael Jackson

 

Drummer and percussionist Sheila E. hosts a concert special that showcases artists performing Latin-infused arrangements of the songs on Tony Succar’s album Unity: The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson. The concert, taped in Miami, features live performances of Jackson hits such as “Smooth Criminal,” “I Want You Back” and “Billie Jean.” Among the performers are Jon Secada, Angel Lopez, Michael Stuart, Obie Bermúdez, Jennifer Peña and Kevin Ceballo.

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Vintage Miami

 

Look back to 2001 to learn what has since happened since the Roadshow visited Miami. Highlights include a John Lehman stoneware jug from around 1870, a 34-Star Civil War flag and a Rene Portocarrero painting, ca. 1958. Which item’s valuation soared to $125,000?

 

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
Miami 1 – Fruit and Spice Park

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING: Fruit and Spice Park

 

This series combines flavorful ingredients, top chefs and beautiful locations for the ultimate dining experience. In the third season of the Emmy-nominated series, Australian Chef Pete Evans goes coast-to-coast, and across the sea, traveling to Nashville, Louisville, Miami, San Antonio, Hawaii and other US locations to meet the best chefs in each area and cook a delicious meal that incorporates local and seasonal ingredients.

 

Miami 1 – Fruit and Spice Park
Pete visits Miami and meets up with three fabulous chefs: Michelle Bernstein, Lindsay Autry and Cindy Hudson. The three travel to Paradise Farms to pick-up banana leaves and other fresh veggies for the night’s feast. Then they’re off to the Fruit & Spice Park, a 37-acre botanical garden with exotic fruits and produce where the chefs pick fresh jackfruit and canistel in the gardens and prepare this farm-fresh feast. The menu features grilled snapper in banana leaf with charred okra and tomato stew; farro risotto with squash blossoms and creamy pesto; toasted curried jackfruit pilau with salted cashews; maduros and fresh coconut cream; and canistel islas flotantes for dessert.

 

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