HIGHLIGHTS


Live from the Artists Den "Sheryl Crow"

Saturday, August 29 at 8:00 pm on 12.1

On the eve of the release of her new album, Feels Like Home, nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow delivers a powerhouse performance in the ornate Grand Ballroom of The Plaza in New York City. Crow leads her six-piece band in a career-spanning set that runs from her breakthrough hit, "All I Wanna Do," right up to her latest single, "Callin' Me When I'm Lonely."

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POV "When I Walk"

Sunday, August 30 at 7:30 pm on 12.1

After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of 25, Jason DaSliva picked up the camera, turned it on his declining body and set out on a worldwide journey in search of healing, self-discovery and love. The result is WHEN I WALK, a documentary filled with unexpected moments of humor and joy, driven by a young man’s determination to survive.

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American Experience "The Abolitionists, Part One: 1820s-1838"

Sunday, August 30 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

Vividly bringing to life the epic struggles of the men and women who fought to end slavery, THE ABOLITIONISTS tells the intertwined stories of Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimké, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Brown. Fighting body and soul, they led the most important civil rights crusade in American history.

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Globe Trekker "Central Japan"

Tuesday, September 1 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

Host Megan McCormick's journey begins in Kyoto, where she explores the city's best flea market, meditates with a Buddhist monk, is entertained by geishas at a banquet and visits both the Fushimi Inari Shinto Shrine (pictured) and the Toji Buddhist Temple, a World Heritage site. Other stops include Osaka, Iga-Ueno, Sekigahara, Sado and Himeji.

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The Quilted Conscience

Wednesday, September 2 at 8:00 pm on 12.1

This film tells the story of a group of sixteen Sudanese-American girls – refugees from the genocide in their homeland – who are thrust into a new life in Nebraska; of a quilter’s guild of local white women; and of a  famed African-American quilt-maker who travels a thousand miles to help "stitch" the groups together by means of a fabric-art project.

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NOVA "Sunken Ship Rescue"

Thursday, September 3 at 8:00 pm on 12.1

NOVA follows the epic operation to secure, raise and salvage the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which ran aground and capsized off the coast of Italy on January 13, 2012, killing 32 people. The wreck stretches the length of three football fields, weighs 45,000 tons and lies half submerged on the site of a protected reef, with a 160-foot-long hole in its hull.

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FRONTLINE "Prison State"

Thursday, September 3 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

There are roughly 2.3 million people behind bars in the U.S., with a disproportionate number coming from a few city neighborhoods. More than two years in the making, "Prison State" takes an intimate look at the cycle of incarceration in America and one state’s effort to reverse the trend.

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