March 2018– TV Programming Highlights
March 3 @ 7pm – Survival Guide for Pain-Free Living with Peggy Cappy
Learn how easy-to-do stretches and other yoga moves can help relieve pain. Peggy Cappy joins yoga and neuromuscular therapist Lee Albert to offer effective strategies for alleviating symptoms and moving towards a pain-free life.
March 3 @ 8pm – Jimmy Buffett: Buried Treasure
This program will take us through the music of Jimmy’s “pre-beach” years and will feature revealing stories of what got him started in music, his early struggles, his determination, and the endless days on the road perfecting his craft as a performer who learned through hard work how to entertain audiences big and small.
March 3 @ 9pm – Concert for George
Celebrate George Harrison’s life in this 2002 memorial concert at the Royal Albert Hall with performances of his music from Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Billy Preston and more. Available for the first time in high-definition.
March 4 @ 7pm – An Evening with Lucia Micarelli
Be dazzled by the violin virtuoso in a concert ranging from classical to jazz to traditional fiddle music and Americana, all bound together by Micarelli’s trademark emotional vulnerability and technical wizardry.
March 4 @ 8:30pm – Little Women: A Timeless Story
Loved by generations worldwide, Little Women is a truly universal coming of age story, as relevant and engaging today as it was when originally published in 1868. Set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, the story follows the four sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood. (Preview program for upcoming Masterpiece series)
March 4 @ 9:30pm – The Bee Gees One for All Tour: Live in Australia 1989
Enjoy the tight harmonies of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb as they perform their greatest hits, as well as some rarely heard selections, in this fully restored, newly mixed and mastered concert recorded in Melbourne.
March 5 @ 7pm – The New York Cantors
Enjoy beautiful sacred and secular songs from three rising stars on the world’s Jewish music scene. Backed by a 33-piece orchestra and male choir, the cantors perform at Amsterdam’s revered 17th-century Portuguese synagogue.
March 6 @ 7pm, encore at 8:30pm – Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like
Hosted by award-winning actor Michael Keaton, the program celebrates “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” the PBS series that premiered nationally 50 years ago and became a landmark in children’s television. Keaton, who once worked behind the scenes on the series at WQED in Pittsburgh, brings a personal perspective and new insights to the program.
March 7 @ 7pm – My Music: Doo Wop Generations
Celebrate the new generation of doo wop performers as the original legends reunite to pass the torch. Performers include Kenny Vance & the Planotones, The Duprees, The Whiptones, Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, The Modern Gentlemen and many more.
March 10 @ 8:30pm – Postmodern Jukebox: The New Classics
Swing with this inventive musical collective as they transform pop hits into the styles of the past. Creating gramophone music for a smartphone world, PMJ has gone from viral sensation to worldwide phenomenon by putting music in a time machine.
March 10 @ 10pm – The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers at the Fonda Theatre
Celebrate the legendary band with the only live performance of their entire Sticky Fingers album. Filmed at the historic Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, the concert includes some of the band’s greatest hits including “Brown Sugar” and “Wild Horses.”
March 11 @ 7pm – Highwaymen Live from Nassau Coliseum
Join Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson —“the Mt. Rushmore of country music”—for this live concert recorded in 1990. The Highwaymen perform classics like “Big River,” “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Always on My Mind.”
March 12 @ 10:30pm – Queen Rock the World
Rock on as the British band plays their greatest hits in a never-before-seen film of their 1977 tour featuring songs from their News of the World album, including “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions.”
March 14 @ 7pm – Birds of South Texas
Since the beginning, birds have elevated our eyes to the skies. They mesmerize us with their flight and enchant us with their songs. Their sheer beauty enthralls us. They soar and sing and fill us with wonder and bring joy to our lives. Life without birds would be desolate. South Texas is the top spot in the nation to see birds with more than 500 species occurring. Rio Grande Documentary filmmaker Richard Moore recently completed this program featuring the myriad birds of South Texas. He will join KEDT for the films broadcast and a studio discussion.
March 17 9:30am to Midnight – Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on KEDT
Toast the Irish with a series of specials all St. Paddy’s day, including: Celtic Woman, Celtic Thunder, The Music of Northern Ireland, and a look at Ireland’s Wild Coast.
March 25 @ 7pm – Call the Midwife Season 7
Poplar welcomes Lucille Anderson, the first West Indian midwife to be featured as a series regular. Tested as never before, the nuns and nurses face challenging issues, from leprosy, tokophobia and stroke to Huntington’s chorea and unmarried mothers.
March 25 @ 9pm – Dark Angel on Masterpiece
Joanne Froggatt, who stole the hearts of millions of viewers as Anna on “Downton Abbey,” stars in a totally different role in this spine-tingling drama the notorious Victorian poisoner Mary Ann Cotton, Britain’s first female serial killer.
March 26 @ 8pm – Into the Night: Portraits of Life and Death
Learn how an astrophysicist, preacher, philosopher and artisanal mortician grapple with universal questions of mortality. Weaving science, cryonics, near-death stories and green burials, this film invites us to rethink our place in the universe.
March 27 @ 8pm – Independent Lens: Dolores
Dolores Huerta’s fascinating life, from the fearless young woman confronting teamsters on violent picket lines to the activist grandmother nearly beaten to death by a San Francisco police squad, was overshadowed by the legacy of Cesar Chavez. After she was forced from the ranks of the all-male union leadership after his death, Dolores learns the painful truth- that her gender is the greatest obstacle of all. But she turns her defeat into inspiration, setting the course for a lifetime pursuit of equality for all.
March 29 @ 8pm – Points of Pride: South Dakota’s Quilting Heritage
From county fairs and tribal lands to church basements and modern quilting guilds, Points of Pride: South Dakota’s Quilting Heritage travels the state to present the art and heritage of South Dakota’s vibrant quilting communities. Featuring South Dakota quilt documentarian Mary Fitzgerald, author of South Dakota Quilts and Quilt Makers, and Rapid City quilter Beth Mazzella.