HIGHLIGHTS


Austin City Limits "LCD Soundsystem"

Saturday, May 25 at 7:00 pm on 12.1

With their “long-running affection for bygone post-punk and art-rock sounds to carry on traditions” (AV Club), LCD Soundsystem is back making their unique brand of music. In their AUSTIN CITY LIMITS debut, the recently revived band spotlights hits and songs from its comeback album American Dream.

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NOVA "Mystery of Easter Island"

Sunday, May 26 at 7:00 pm on 12.1

Easter Island has mystified the world ever since the first Europeans arrived in 1722. How and why did ancient islanders build and move nearly 900 giant statues, weighing up to 86 tons each? NOVA explores recent claims that challenge previous thinking about the islanders, who have been accused of everything from ecocide to cannibalism.

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Pacific Heartbeat "Te Kuhane o te Tupuna (The Spirit of the Ancestors)"

Sunday, May 26 at 8:00 pm on 12.1

This program journeys from Easter Island to London in search of the Moai Hoa Haka Nanaia, a statue of significant cultural importance. The film explores the social and political landscape of Rapanui as its people attempt to claim back what is rightfully theirs: the land and a lava-rock image of tremendous presence.

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Voyage Of Adventure: Retracing Donelson's Journey

Sunday, May 26 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

In 1779, John Donelson set out on a river journey that would lead to the founding of Nashville. Photographer John Guider follows 240 years later, capturing contemporary images of Tennessee’s waters from a self-made row boat. VOYAGE OF ADVENTURE weaves together the stories of these two men.

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American Experience "The Great War, Pt 3"

Sunday, May 26 at 10:00 pm on 12.1

This episode documents the end of the war, and how America has been forever transformed by the violent and bloody conflict. And while many herald the peace, others worry about democracy at home. Pictured: American troops cheering with US flag in Russia at the end of the war (circa 1919). Part 3 of 3.

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Masterpiece "Les Miserables, Part 6"

Monday, May 27 at 8:00 pm on 12.1

In the series finale, Marius mans the barricades, where a hostile Valjean intercepts him. They end up fleeing together through the sewers of Paris. Cosette’s story reaches its conclusion. So does Javert’s.

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Mammon "The Sacrifice"

Monday, May 27 at 10:00 pm on 12.1

Jon Øigarden stars in this gripping, ripped-from-the-headlines conspiracy thriller. Uncompromising reporter Peter Verås uncovers evidence of massive financial fraud involving Norway’s political and financial elite. In Swedish with English subtitles.

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AfroPop "10 Days In Africa: A Home Movie"

Tuesday, May 28 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

An insightful and humorous look at Regi Allen's journey to West Africa. The filmmaker travels to Ghana, Senegal and Côte d'Ivoire with a group of other African Americans seeking to learn more about Africa and go beyond the stereotypes about the continent, exploring the differences and similarities between Africans and African Americans.

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The Piano Guys Live at Red Rocks

Thursday, May 30 at 7:00 pm on 12.1

Recorded at a sold-out Red Rocks concert in 2015, this special captures the artistry of The Piano Guys – the four-man group of talented instrumentalists who became a YouTube sensation for their wildly innovative music videos. Songs include "Let it Go," "What Makes You Beautiful," "Rockabel’s Canon," and more.

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Joe Bonamassa - British Blues Explosion Live

Thursday, May 30 at 10:00 pm on 12.1

Joe Bonamassa's love of the British Blues is at the heart of his musical inspiration. Recorded in London in July 2016, this concert showcases Bonamassa as he pays homage to guitar forefathers Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page – all of whom had a hand in shaping what we've come to know as modern blues and blues-inspired rock.

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