HIGHLIGHTS


Austin City Limits "Natalia Lafourcade / Grupo Fantasma"

Saturday, April 29 at 7:00 pm on 12.1

This week, ACL presents the contemporary Latin sounds of Natalia Lafourcade and Grupo Fantasma. First up, Mexican superstar Lafourcade performs songs from her Grammy-winning album Hasta la Ruiz, then powerhouse Latin funk orchestra Grupo Fantasma dazzle with irresistible grooves.

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Front And Center "CMA Songwriter Series with Jennifer Nettles"

Saturday, April 29 at 8:00 pm on 12.1

Three-time Grammy Award-winner and six-time CMA Award-winner Jennifer Nettles is known as one of country music's powerhouse vocalists. In this special, singer/songwriters Brandy Clark and Amos Lee join Jennifer on stage to sing some of their greatest hits including "Love Can Go to Hell," "Unlove You," and "Drunk in Heels.”

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Crowd & The Cloud "Even Big Data Starts Small"

Sunday, April 30 at 7:00 pm on 12.1

This documentary series takes viewers on a global tour of the projects and people on the front lines of citizen science and crowdsourcing. By observing their environment, mapping neighborhoods (pictured), and collecting information about the world around them, citizens are helping scientists advance knowledge while speeding up new discoveries and innovations.

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Saving Sea Turtles: Preventing Extinction

Sunday, April 30 at 8:00 pm on 12.1

This program tells the story of the world's rarest sea turtle, the Kemp's Ridley, and how humans pushed a healthy population to the precipice of extinction and are now slowly helping it to recover. From the beaches of Massachusetts to Mexico, Texas and Georgia, this film highlights the collaborative work that is being done to save a species from going extinct.

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American Experience "Rachel Carson"

Sunday, April 30 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

This program offers an intimate portrait Rachel Carson, whose groundbreaking books revolutionized our relationship to the natural world. When Silent Spring was published in September 1962, it became an instant bestseller that would go on to spark dramatic changes in the way the government regulated pesticides.

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Masterpiece "Poldark: Season 2, Episode 4"

Monday, May 1 at 8:00 pm on 12.1

This week, George maneuvers Poldark toward checkmate; the law hunts down free traders; Caroline chooses between Unwin and Dwight; and Francis goes missing.

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Born To Explore "Turkey: Journey to Love Valley"

Tuesday, May 2 at 7:30 pm on 12.1

In Turkey, host Richard Wiese explores Istanbul's fabled spice market; takes an early-morning balloon tour of Cappadocia, a region known for some of the most striking geologic formations on earth; and discovers why Turkish rugs are considered some of the best in the world.

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The IT Crowd "50:50"

Tuesday, May 2 at 8:00 pm on 12.1

This week, Jen has a new admirer, but her inability to tell the truth results in humiliation; Roy decides to improve his love life by adopting a sterner attitude; and Moss recommends a romantic restaurant.

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Arab Labor "Kindergarten"

Tuesday, May 2 at 8:30 pm on 12.1

In this week's episode, Amjad decides it is time for his parents to stop babysitting his daughter every day and for her to go to kindergarten. But, as he discovers, both the local Islamic kindergarten and the kosher Jewish one are fraught with pitfalls.

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Globe Trekker "Food Hour: Provence, France"

Tuesday, May 2 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

Culinary writer Rosie Lovell explores the South of France's famous Cote D'Azur and its typically-rustic cuisine. This is a remarkable region blessed with sun, sea, mountains, flowing rivers and lush plateau – offering up the most eclectic and fantastic produce served fresh on the plate.

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Elderly Instruments: All Things Strings

Wednesday, May 3 at 7:00 pm on 12.1

Musicians from Elvis Costello, Vince Gill, REM, and REO to the local beginner consider Lansing Michigan's Elderly Instruments a source for the best in stringed instruments. This special introduces the quirky and knowledgeable staff, takes a look at the shop's funky office, and peeks into workshops with guest musicians.

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Free To Rock

Wednesday, May 3 at 8:00 pm on 12.1

During the cold war, rock & roll spread like a virus across the Soviet Union. Eventually, millions of young fans who yearned for Western freedoms helped fuel the nonviolent implosion of the Soviet regime. FREE TO ROCK features presidents, diplomats, spies and rock stars as it tells the story of how music was a contributing ​factor in ending the Cold War.

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Produced by George Martin

Wednesday, May 3 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

Featuring interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and many other renowned artists, this film presents an intimate portrait of the celebrated British record producer George Martin (1926-2016). He began with "Nellie the Elephant," "633 Squadron Theme" and Peter Sellers, then came the Beatles and then the golden age of rock.

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NOVA "Secrets of the Viking Sword"

Thursday, May 4 at 8:00 pm on 12.1

Only a select few Vikings carried the ultimate weapon of their era: the feared Ulfberht sword. How did Viking sword makers design and build the Ulfberht, and what was its role in history? NOVA uses cutting-edge science and old-fashioned detective work to reconstruct the Ulfberht and unravel its mystery.

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Frontline "The Fish on My Plate"

Thursday, May 4 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

How do the fish we eat end up on our plates? This program follows journalist Paul Greenberg as he spends a year eating seafood for breakfast, lunch and dinner. From farmed fish in Norway to the biggest wild fishery in the world off Peru, he travels to investigate the health of the ocean – as well as his own.

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