HIGHLIGHTS


Birth of the Living Dead

Saturday, August 19 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

In 1968 George A. Romero directed NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, a low budget horror film that shocked the world, became an icon of the counterculture, and spawned a zombie industry worth billions of dollars that continues to this day. This documentary looks at the making of Romero's revolutionary guerrilla-style film.

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The Highwaymen Live at Nassau Coliseum

Sunday, August 20 at 6:30 pm on 12.1

Recorded in 1990, this live concert special features Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson — "the Mt. Rushmore of country music." The Highwaymen perform classics like "Big River," "Me and Bobby McGee" and "Always on My Mind."

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Yanni Live at the Great Pyramids

Sunday, August 20 at 8:00 pm on 12.1

This special showcases Yanni, the global music phenomenon, as he performs fan favorites and new arrangements of his classic compositions at the foot of the Sphinx at the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt. Captured in 4K state-of-the art high definition, the concert fulfills Yanni’s lifelong dream.

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70s Soul Superstars

Sunday, August 20 at 9:30 pm on 12.1

With original performers singing their greatest jammin’ hits, this special features the legends of 1970's Motown, R&B, Soul and Disco, including the Commodores, original lead Eugene Record reuniting with the Chi-Lites, the Stylistics, Yvonne Elliman, Heatwave, Earl Young’s Trammps, the Emotions, and the Manhattans. Soul Diva Patti LaBelle hosts.

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Mindfulness Goes Mainstream

Monday, August 21 at 7:00 pm on 12.1

This program helps viewers explore the transformative power of mindfulness meditation – now embraced by millions of ordinary people. The special includes expert opinions and interviews, including those with singer Jewel, clothing designer Eileen Fisher, and UMASS Center for Mindfulness' Jon Kabat-Zinn (pictured).

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Ed Slott's Retirement Road Map 2017

Monday, August 21 at 8:00 pm on 12.1

Filled with wisdom, humor and insight, this special features Ed Slott helping viewers navigate the potholes, detours and road blocks to a prosperous, fun and worry-free retirement. Ed shows how to take your retirement savings on a permanent vacation from taxes and avoid a tax hungry Uncle Sam at every turn!

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Suze Orman's Financial Solutions For You

Tuesday, August 22 at 7:00 pm on 12.1

This special presents up-to-date advice on a broad set of financial issues from Suze Orman, America’s most recognized expert in personal finance. Topics include how to invest; whether to buy or rent a home; saving for retirement; what kind of life insurance to buy; wills and trusts; student loans and more.

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Eat Fat Get Thin with Dr. Mark Hyman

Tuesday, August 22 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

Dr. Mark Hyman introduces a new weight-loss and healthy living program based on the latest science and explains how eating fat can help promote weight loss and optimum health. Offering practical tools, meal plans, recipes, and easy-to-follow advice, this special presents a cutting-edge way to lose weight, prevent disease, and feel good.

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Pink Floyd The Early Years 1967 - 1972

Wednesday, August 23 at 7:00 pm on 12.1

Featuring unreleased performances from British and European television, studio outtakes, and rare live concert footage, this special charts Pink Floyd’s journey from London’s psychedelic underground to the cusp of fame in the months before the release of their landmark album, Dark Side of the Moon, one of the biggest-selling albums of all time.

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The 60s Generation

Wednesday, August 23 at 8:30 pm on 12.1

In this special, Michelle Phillips hosts an all-star concert featuring 1960s hit-makers like the Mamas & the Papas, the New Rascals, Roger McGuinn, the Association, Eric Burdon, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., Blood, Sweat & Tears, and more. Pictured: Jackie DeShannon, who sings her Grammy Hall of Fame classic “What the World Needs Now Is Love.”

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Rick Steves' Heart Of Italy

Thursday, August 24 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

From hill towns to harbors, and from vino rosso to Giotto, this special savors the good life in the Italian heartland. Some of Rick's stops include hiking down into ancient wine cellars in Umbria, Assisi's awe-inspiring basilica, Siena's wild horse race, an exploring his favorite stretch of Mediterranean coastline – Cinque Terre (pictured).

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Mannheim Steamroller 30/40 Live

Saturday, August 26 at 7:00 pm on 12.1

This concert special celebrates 30 years of musical holiday magic and 40 years of groundbreaking “Fresh Aire” compositions by Mannheim Steamroller – the American group known for blending classical music and rock. This milestone special also includes interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.

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