April 2014 – TV Programming Highlights

Sunday, March 30 @ 7pm – Call the Midwife (Season 3)
CALL THE MIDWIFE, based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth, tells colorful stories of midwifery and families in London’s East End. The third season takes viewers to 1959, the eve of the Swinging Sixties. The winds of change are sweeping through the country and the residents of Nonnatus House face some momentous changes of their own.

Sunday, March 30 @ 8pm - Masterpiece Classic: Mr. Selfridge (Season 2)
The store never sleeps! Jeremy Piven (“Entourage”) reprises his role as London’s retail king, Harry Gordon Selfridge, for a second season of the series hailed as “addicting” by The Wall Street Journal. Created by Emmy® Award-winning writer Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice), “Mr. Selfridge, Season 2” costars Frances O’Connor (“Madame Bovary”), Aisling Loftus (“Page Eight”), Amanda Abbington (“Case Histories”) and Ron Cook (“Little Dorrit”).

Thursday, April 3 @ 7pm – Challenge 2014 All Star Game
Twelve of the tournaments 144 outstanding players have been selected to participate in a game for fun and for scholarship money. Students representing different schools will participate and will be awarded scholarships from Texas A&M University Kingsville.

Saturday, April 5 @ 8pm – Austin City Limits: Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails makes a rare television appearance, taking the ACL stage in an hour-long performance of tracks from the latest album, Hesitation Marks.

Monday, April 7 @ 8pm – In Performance at the White House – Women of Soul
A PBS music special in the East Room of the White House, hosted by President and Mrs. Obama. Performances by Tessanne Chin, Melissa Etheridge, Aretha Franklin, Ariana Grande, Patti LaBelle, Janelle Monáe and Jill Scott will pay homage to the great “foremothers” of music, with songs expressing the struggles and the achievements of women in American music.

Tuesday, April 8 @ 7pm – Great Performances: The Dave Clark Five – Glad All Over
The Dave Clark Five were actually the first English group to tour America in May of 1964, and thus the first to spearhead the ensuing rock ‘n’ roll “British invasion” that changed the world. This program features newly filmed interviews with Tom Hanks, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt of the E Street Band, Stevie Wonder, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Gene Simmons of Kiss, Whoopi Goldberg, Dionne Warwick, 60s fashion icon Twiggy and Sir Ian McKellen, all sharing their memories of how the music of the 60s and the cultural revolution of 1964 changed their lives.

Wednesday, April 9 @ 9pm – Your Inner Fish (series)
How did the human body become the complicated, quirky and amazing machine it is today? This cutting-edge scientific adventure reveals a startling truth: hidden within the human body is a story of life on Earth, and the legacy of animals that lived hundreds of millions of years ago. Based on the best-selling book by Neil Shubin, the series travels from Africa to the Arctic Circle to uncover the 3.5 billion year history of the human body — and how a colorful cast of ancient characters made us who we are today.

Tuesday, April 15 @ 7pm – Pioneers of Television (series)
Pioneers of Television returns to PBS, offering inside stories from some of America’s most beloved television stars. The fourth season of the Emmy-nominated series reveals intriguing behind-the-scenes stories and fascinating facts about television’s most well-known and influential celebrities.

Tuesday, April 15 @ 8pm – The Address
Ken Burns tells the story of a tiny school in Putney, Vermont, the Greenwood School, where each year the students are encouraged to memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address. In its exploration of Greenwood, whose students, boys ages 11-17, all face a range of complex learning differences, the film also unlocks the history, context and importance of President Lincoln’s most powerful address.

Thursday, April 17 @ 7:30pm – Western Perspective: Art & Creativity in West Texas
Travel with us as we introduce viewers to the artists that shape the vast exhibition space of far West Texas. From landscape photography to performance theatre WESTERN PERSPECTIVE takes the audience on a journey to the creative side of this remote area. Join us to learn more about the arid landscape that molds West Texans into the unique characters, artists, and individual personalities who make up these wide and open spaces. As West Texas widens its creative boundaries we can only hope you will too.

Friday, April 18 @ 10pm – The Life of Jesus Christ
Travel with us as we introduce viewers to the artists that shape the vast exhibition space of far West Texas. From landscape photography to performance theatre WESTERN PERSPECTIVE takes the audience on a journey to the creative side of this remote area. Join us to learn more about the arid landscape that molds West Texans into the unique characters, artists, and individual personalities who make up these wide and open spaces. As West Texas widens its creative boundaries we can only hope you will too.

Monday, April 21 @ 10pm – Civic Summit: Obesity, Weight Loss & Body Acceptance
Civic Summit: Obesity, Weight Loss and Body Acceptance and is a conversation about the complex issues and experiences surrounding obesity and weight loss. Experts in the field of weight loss surgery, mental health, wellness and body acceptance discuss the struggles, stigma and prejudices faced by members of the obese community and the many options available to them.

Tuesday, April 22 @ 8pm – American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire
Experience the battle for a living planet in the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement, spanning 50 years of grassroots and global activism. Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep narrate.

Thursday, April 24 @ 7pm – Challenge 2014 Championship
Find out which school will win the Season 9 Challenge tournament and claim the Challenge Cup.

Monday, April 28th @ 9pm – Independent Lens: Revenge of the Electric Car
Director Chris Paine takes his film crew behind the closed doors of Nissan, GM and the Silicon Valley start-up Tesla Motors to chronicle the story of the global resurgence of electric cars. Without using a single drop of foreign oil, this new generation of car is America’s future: fast, furious and cleaner than ever. “Revenge” follows the race among major car-makers to be the first, the best, and to win the hearts and minds of the public around the world. It’s not just the next generation of green cars that’s on the line. It’s the future of the automobile itself.

Tuesday, April 29 @ 8pm – Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle
This documentary examines the life and mysterious death of pioneering Mexican-American journalist Ruben Salazar. At the heart of the story is his transformation from a mainstream, establishment Los Angeles Times reporter to a supporter and primary chronicler of the radical Chicano movement of the late 1960s. Killed by a law enforcement officer in 1970, Salazar became an instant martyr to the Latino community — which had often criticized his reporting. Featuring material from recently released files, the program removes Salazar from the glare of myth and martyrdom and offers a clear-eyed look at the man.