January 2018– TV Programming Highlights
Jan. 1 @ 8pm – Great Performances: From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration
Ring in the New Year with the Vienna Philharmonic, at the opulent Musikverein, under the baton of conductor Riccardo Muti and featuring favorite Strauss Family waltzes accompanied by the dancing of the Vienna City Ballet. Hugh Bonneville hosts.
Jan. 2 @ 9pm – Frontline Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Hear the little-known story of the only U.S. bank prosecuted after the financial crisis. Director Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters) chronicles the Chinese immigrant Sung family’s fight to clear their names.
Jan. 3 @ 8pm – NOVA Invisible Universe Revealed
Follow the remarkable story of the Hubble telescope, whose magnificent images forever changed our understanding of the cosmos by revealing the age of the universe and advancing our knowledge of black holes and dark energy.
Jan. 5 @ 8pm – Great Performances: Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga team up to record Cheek to Cheek, an album of standards from the Great American Songbook. In this intimate concert from the stage of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater in New York City, the duo performs swinging selections from the album.
Jan 9 @ 8pm – Into the Amazon: American Experience
Discover the remarkable story of the perilous 1914 journey of Theodore Roosevelt and Brazilian explorer Candido Rondon into the dark and deadly heart of the Amazon rainforest. Featuring the voices of Alec Baldwin and Wagner Moura.
Jan 10 @ 8pm – NOVA: Black Hole Apocalypse
Join astrophysicist and novelist Janna Levin on a mind-blowing voyage to the frontiers of black hole science, which is shining new light on the most powerful and mysterious objects in the universe.
Jan. 11 @ 8pm – The Favored Strawberry
They’re grown on the windy plains of Texas and in the dirt of old Carolina tobacco plantations—in the flint rock hillsides of Oklahoma and on “you-pick-em” farms in New Jersey, and lots of places in between. The story unfolds at farms, big and small, where strawberries are picked by hand, by hard working immigrants chasing the American dream.
Jan 12 @ 8pm – Encore @ 9:30pm – Tony Bennett: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
A tribute to Tony Bennett, featuring Chris Botti, Michael Bublé, Michael Feinstein, Savion Glover, Josh Groban, Wé McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Vanessa Williams, Wynton Marsalis and host Bruce Willis.
Jan 14 @ 8pm – Victoria on Masterpiece (Season 2)
Jenna Coleman returns for a new season as the young queen who wants it all—romance, power, an heir, and personal freedom. Joining the cast in the new season is legendary actress Dame Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones), who plays the Duchess of Buccleuch, the court’s new Mistress of the Robes. Victoria, Season 2, airs in seven episodes created and scripted by bestselling novelist Daisy Goodwin.
Jan. 15 @ 8pm – Independent Lens I Am Not Your Negro
Watch a film that envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, a revolutionary and personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jan. 16 @ 8pm – The Secret of Tuxedo Park: American Experience
Explore the life of the unknown Wall Street tycoon, Alfred Lee Loomis, who led a double life as a scientist and whose secret lab in upstate New York helped develop the radar technology that would alter the course of history in World War II.
Jan. 16 @ 9pm – Frontline: Rape on the Night Shift
An investigation into the sexual abuse of undocumented women in the service industry. This film examines allegations of abuse across the janitorial industry, and how the government, law enforcement and companies fall short in dealing with the problem.
Jan 18 @ 8pm – Turn the Page
TURN THE PAGE examines the fractured relationship between incarcerated parents and children left behind, through the lens of a jail-based literacy program called, Storybook, at Ontario County Jail. More than 2.7 million children in the US have an incarcerated parent and approximately 10 million children have experienced parental incarceration at some point in their lives.
Jan. 23 @ 7pm – We’ll Meet Again (series)
We’ll Meet Again, presented by Ann Curry, considers momentous events in modern American history and the personal stories of citizens whose lives were affected by them. The series uses a combination of personal testimony and fascinating archive to bring these events to life, from social and political upheavals to wars and natural disasters. Every dramatic story reveals how the human spirit is tested to its limits, surviving tragedies, finding love and forging unbreakable new bonds.
Jan. 23 @ 8pm – Frontline: Exodus: The Journey Continues
The intimate stories of refugees and migrants, caught in Europe’s tightened borders. Amid the ongoing migration crisis, the film follows personal journeys over two years, as countries become less welcoming to those seeking refuge.
Jan. 28 @ 9pm – Queen Elizabeth’s Secret Agents (series)
This series uncovers the secret state that helped keep Queen Elizabeth in power for over 40 years. During a time when Britain was divided, unstable and violent, the world’s first secret service was born. Run by William and Robert Cecil, this father and son team had the duty of protecting the Queen and the Country.
Jan 31 @ 7pm – A Nature Miniseries: Animals with Cameras (series)
Witness the secret lives of animals like never before as this series uncovers truly unprecedented behavior. See a side of the animal kingdom where human cameramen can’t go when animals become the cinematographers.
Jan 31 @ 8pm – NOVA: The Impossible Flight
Follow two intrepid pilots as they take on the greatest aviation adventure of our time, overcoming countless challenges as they construct and fly the first solar-powered airplane around the world.