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FEATURED PROGRAMS on PBS Appalachia

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 Alice & Jack on Masterpiece

Sundays @ 10pm
ALICE & JACK navigate the highs and lows of a love story for the ages.

April 7 – Episode 4
Alice disappears from Jack’s life until years later Celia seeks her out to get some answers about Jack. Their relationship inspires Alice to think about her future.

April 14 – Episode 5
Jack and Alice meet again. Their joy is cut short by devastating news that forces Alice and Jack to re-evaluate what they’re doing with their lives.

April 21 – Episode 6
Over a decade since their great romance started, Jack and Alice face their greatest obstacle. Their relationship has survived everything thrown their way but with the greatest battle ahead, is it possible that love can overcome anything?

American Masters: The Incomparable Mr. Buckley 

Friday, April 5 @ 9pm
Discover the intellectual evolution and political legacy of William F. Buckley, Jr. See how the author and commentator, one of the foremost public intellectuals in American history, galvanized the modern conservative movement.

Antiques Roadshow

Mondays @ 8pm
Part adventure, part history lesson, part treasure hunt.  

April 1 – North Carolina Museum of Art, Hour 1
ROADSHOW heads to Raleigh in search of treasures, including 1994 Maya Angelou Spingarn Awards, a 1939 autographed Baseball Hall of Fame program and a Le Pho La Cueillette des Pommes Cannelle oil, ca. 1950. One is $60,000 to $100,000!

April 15 – North Carolina Museum of Art, Hour 2
View ravishing finds at the North Carolina Museum of Art including 1921 & 1923 Miss America Pageant trophies, a 1962 Amazing Fantasy #15 introducing Spider-Man and 1910-1911 T3 Turkey Red baseball cards. Which is worth $75,000 to $100,000?

April 22 – North Carolina Museum of Art, Hour 3
Wrap up ROADSHOW's final hour in Raleigh, NC with finds including a Disney Carrier gouache painting, ca. 1942, a pearl, diamond, & platinum brooch, and a William H. Johnson oil, ca. 1928. Can you guess the top $80,000 to $120,000 treasure?" 

April 29 – Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Hour 1 
Head to Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in Akron for treasures that include Fred Rogers postcards, ca. 1968, a 1966 Milton Glaser-signed Bob Dylan poster, and a Tiffany Studios special order tulip lamp, ca. 1915. One find is $150,000 to $375,000.

A Brief History of the Future 

Wednesdays @ 9pm
A unique six-part PBS documentary series about our futures and how we can reimagine them.

April 3 – Beyond the Now
The series widens our perspective of time beyond our lifetimes and joins Ari Wallach as he embarks on a journey to seek the individuals and ideas that can shape a better, more sustainable future that each generation can build upon.

April 10 – Chaos and Complexity
Ari explores the historically transformational moment we are currently living in, why it causes so many of us to feel overwhelmed and afraid, and how it actually offers unprecedented possibilities for new and exciting futures we can create together.

April 17 – Storytelling
How do the stories we tell shape the boundaries of our beliefs about what is possible? From the dawn of time, stories are how humans have made sense of the world. We must confront the narratives that have led us to where we are today before we can build better tomorrows - because stories (just like people) can always change.

April 24  - Human
Ari explores the human ability to increase empathy and compassion, what values we are instilling into artificial intelligence technologies, and the need to create both a better world and a better humanity for life to flourish on this planet.

Call the Midwife, Season 13

Sundays @ 8pm
It is now 1969, and the period drama returns with Poplar coping with the popularity of home births under the auspices of the Sisters. Season 13 will also see stories of poor housing challenges and health issues for the nurses, midwives, and nuns of the Nonnatus House.

April 7 – Episode 4
The pupil midwives reach their third month of training. An anxious Trixie receives an urgent phone call that leads to dire consequences for her patient. Elsewhere, the Turner’s Apollo 11 moon landing party is in full swing at Nonnatus House.

April 14 – Episode 5
It's summertime in Poplar, and during Violet's first event as mayor, a young mother goes into labor. Among the chaos, May sneaks off and Shelagh receives an unexpected visit from her social worker, which puts her on edge.

April 21 – Episode 6
As the summer ends, the pupil midwives prepare for their final while two little brothers are abandoned at a church. Trixie learns about Matthew's financial woes. Nancy confronts Nurse Crase for her attitude towards the “Raise the Roof” campaign.

April 28 – Episode 7
Rosalind oversees the care of a teenage mom and uncovers a disturbing truth. Trixie and Matthew struggle with their change in fortune, while Joyce receives an unexpected visitor.

Chihuly: Roll the Dice 

Monday, April 29 @ 7:30pm
Follow renowned artist Dale Chihuly as he tests his resolve and challenges his team to push the glass medium to its physical limits. This documentary documents the master artist's exhaustive, five-year process to realize "Rotolo," a series of large-scale pedestal sculptures, and his working relationship with trusted long-time gaffer, James Mongrain. 

The Express Way with Dule Hill

Tuesdays @ 9pm
Led by renowned actor, dancer, and singer, Dulé Hill, the series captures diverse artists’ stories from across America, celebrating community, humanity, and the transformative potential of creative expression.

April 23 – California
In California, Dulé Hill connects with three brave artists: a deaf dancer, a gay mariachi, and a senior citizen cabaret troupe. They are each using their art to reclaim their narratives and change the perceptions of their communities.

April 30 – Appalachia
In Appalachia, Dulé Hill explores how music can provide solace and healing. He meets a master luthier rehabilitating opioid addicts, a black folk musician, and the creator of “Latin-grass,” a fusion of Latin-American folk and bluegrass music.

Finding Your Roots 

Tuesdays @ 8pm
Professor Gates explores the mysteries, surprises and revelations hidden in the family trees of popular figures.

April 2 – In the Blood
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Michael Douglas & writer-director Lena Dunham. Both are the children of famous artists, but their family trees contain a cast of fascinating characters whose lives were forgotten—until now.

April 9 – Viewers Like You
After a nationwide search, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets three everyday Americans who are haunted by deep family mysteries. Gates unravels these mysteries, allowing his guests to understand themselves—and their families-—as never before.

Great Performances: Now Hear This 

Fridays @ 9pm
Travel with host, Mexico City Philharmonic chief conductor Scott Yoo, in this special mini-series taking viewers on a voyage of musical discovery for aficionados and neophytes alike.

April 12 – Rising Stars
Visit Julliard Pre-College with Scott Yoo to play with some of tomorrow’s virtuosos and travel to Singapore to meet rising star, Chloe Chua, who reminds Yoo of the dedication and passion required to prepare for a professional career.

April 19 – Virtuosos
Explore the work of two legendary virtuosos, Niccolò Paganini and Robert Johnson, along with stars of today, Augustin Hadelich and Keb Mo. Joined by Cirque du Soleil acrobats, discover the secrets of being a virtuoso.

April 26 – Old Friends
Explore how virtuosos become maestros and discover their guiding principles through host Scott Yoo’s long friendships with Grammy winner Yo-Yo Ma, pianist Richard Kogan and violinist Lynn Chang.

Guilt on Masterpiece

SEASON 3 PREMIERE! Sunday, April 28 @ 10pm
The brothers are back together but enemies, old and new, cause them to seek ever more desperate solutions to their problems. Digging deep into their past, Max and Jake hope to finally find a future free of danger...and each other.

Joy of Painting with Nicholas Hankins: Bob Ross’ Unfinished Season

Mondays @ 7pm
In 1994, Bob Ross started preparing paintings for his Joy of Painting Series 32. Sadly, he passed away before he could take them into the studio. Now, charismatic Certified Ross Instructor and YouTube phenom Nicholas Hankins, having studied these last paintings of Bob’s for years, brings the beautiful, never-before-seen masterpieces to public television. Nicholas remains ferociously loyal to Bob’s world-famous painting technique and presents the new series in a way that would make Bob incredibly proud. 

Julius Caesar: The Making of a Dictator

Tuesdays @ 9pm
The dramatic story of how nearly five centuries of ancient Roman democracy was overthrown in just 16 years… by one man.  This is the story of a brazen, ambitious power-grab that saw Julius Caesar consolidate the vast power of Rome in his own hands.

April 2 – High Priest
Caesar enters into dangerous alliances and bends the rules of the Republic in his bid to become Consul: the highest political position in Rome. But one man – Cato – is hellbent on bringing him down.

April 9 – Veni Vidi Vici
Caesar enters into dangerous alliances and bends the rules of the Republic in his bid to become Consul: the highest political position in Rome. But one man – Cato – is hellbent on bringing him down.

April 16 – Ides of March
As Caesar takes control of Rome and consolidates his grip over the Republic, his ambition turns to tyranny.  A handful of senators plot to end his rule in the only way they can: by taking his life.  But will it be enough to save the Republic?

Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song: Elton John & Bernie Taupin

Monday, April 8 @ 8pm
Elton John and Bernie Taupin, one of the great songwriting duos of all time, will be the 2024 recipients of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

Mr. Bates vs the Post Office on Masterpiece

Sundays @ 9pm
Follow one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in British legal history. Hundreds of innocent village Subpostmasters were accused of theft and fraud caused by errors in the Post Office’s computer system – something it denied for years

April 7 – Episode 1
Mysterious financial losses lead the Post Office to fire and prosecute village Subpostmasters, who have no way to prove their innocence.

April 14 – Episode 2
Alan Bates and the Subpostmasters begin their fight for the truth and justice with new allies in Parliament, but first, they must convince an independent investigator of their honesty.

April 21 – Episode 3
Alan allies with the Post Office in the hope his friends can get justice at last, but can he trust the people who have let them down so badly?

April 28 – Episode 4
Alan and his friends finally get the chance to embark on the epic challenge of battling the Post Office in court.

Nature – Raptors: A Fistful of Daggers 

Wednesdays @ 8pm
An insightful and spectacular celebration of raptors and what makes them some of the world’s most successful predators. Learn more about eagles, hawks and falcons as well as the lesser-known hunters such as secretary birds, caracaras and seriemas.

April 10 – Meet the Raptors
From giant eagles to miniature falconets, meet the many species of raptors. Explore how they survive bitter winters, learn to hunt and undergo epic migrations. Their superpowers of flight, sight, hearing and smell give them dominance over the skies.

April 17 – Extreme Lives
See the extreme ways in which raptors conquer the toughest habitats on Earth. From snowy owls in the high Arctic to honey buzzards raiding hornet nests in Taiwan, raptors can hunt prey in any climate.

NOVA: Great American Eclipse

Wednesday, April 3 @ 8pm
Explore the spectacular cosmic phenomenon of a total solar eclipse. In April 2024, the Moon’s shadow is sweeping from Texas to Maine, as the U.S. witnesses its last total eclipse until 2044, and scientists scramble to unlock the secrets of our Sun.