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ALZHEIMER’S: EVERY MINUTE COUNTS
Wednesday, January 25, 9 p.m.
Watch as the national public health threat posed by Alzheimer's disease is revealed. Explore an urgent wake-up call about the national threat posed by Alzheimer's disease. This powerful documentary illuminates the impending social and economic crisis for America unless a cure for Alzheimer's is found.
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: COMMAND AND CONTROL
Tuesday, January 10, 8 p.m.
The long-hidden story of a deadly 1980 accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas, “Command and Control” exposes the terrifying truth about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal and shows what can happen when weapons built to protect us threaten to destroy us. Featuring the minute-by-minute accounts of those who were on the scene, the film reveals the unlikely chain of events that caused the accident and the feverish efforts to prevent the explosion of a ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead ever built by the United States.
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: RACE UNDERGROUND
Tuesday, January 31, 8 p.m.
Learn how America's first subway, in Boston, overcame a litany of engineering challenges, the greed-driven interests of businessmen and the great fears of its citizenry to create a rapid transit system soon replicated throughout the country.
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: RACHEL CARSON
Tuesday, January 24, 7 p.m.
Meet the scientist whose groundbreaking writings revolutionized our relationship to the natural world. Mary-Louise Parker is the voice of Rachel Carson in this moving and intimate portrait.
AMERICAN MASTERS: SIDNEY LUMET
Tuesday, January 3, 7 p.m.
Journey through the life’s work of the socially conscious director of Serpico, 12 Angry Men and Network in a never-before-seen interview. With candor, humor and grace, Sidney Lumet reveals what matters to him as an artist and as a human being.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
Wednesdays, 10 p.m.
January 4: Hall of Fame New Year’s Eve Special
January 18: Lauryn Hill
January 25: Cyndi Lauper
BACK IN TIME MARATHON
Sunday, January 1, Starts at 4 p.m.
Catch four episodes of our award-winning historical documentary program. Episodes schedule to air include Langston University, Breaking the Bank, Wiley Post and Staking a Claim.
BEL CANTO FROM CHICAGO LYRIC OPERA
Friday, January 13, 8 p.m.
Experience composer Jimmy Lopez and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz' operatic adaptation of Ann Patchett's best-selling novel inspired by a true-life hostage crisis in the 1990s in Lima, Peru, with soprano Danielle de Niese.
BEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS
Monday, January 2, 9 p.m.
Join Michelle Smith, an unforgettable young woman who is legally blind and on the autism spectrum, on a journey of self-discovery that celebrates outcasts everywhere.
Tuesdays, January 10-31, 10:30 p.m.
Taped 333-feet below ground within the majestic Volcano Room deep inside Tennessee’s Cumberland Caverns, this “musical adventure” series features both well-established and emerging artists within the broad spectrum of bluegrass, jamgrass, roots and Americana genres.
Monday, January 9, 9 p.m.
Explore our attempts to plan for our radioactive future and the startling failure to manage waste in the present. Left over from the Cold War are a hundred million gallons of radioactive sludge, covering a vast amount of land.
FROM VIENNA: THE NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION
Sunday, January 1, 6:30 p.m.
Julie Andrews hosts the traditional ringing in of the New Year with the Vienna Philharmonic, under the baton of guest conductor Gustavo Dudamel, featuring Strauss Family waltzes and more, and a picturesque range of Vienna landmarks.
FRONTLINE: DIVIDED STATES OF AMERICA
Tuesday, January 17 and Wednesday, January 18, 8 p.m.
Days before the inauguration of the 45th American president, FRONTLINE looks back at events during the Obama presidency that have revealed deep divisions in our country and examines the America the next president will inherit. This two-part program offers an in-depth view of the partisanship that gridlocked Washington and charged the 2016 presidential campaign, the rise of populist anger on both sides of the aisle and the racial tensions that have erupted throughout the country.
FRONTLINE: BATTLE FOR IRAQ
Tuesday, January 31, 9 p.m.
Follow on-the-ground reporting from Iraq to see what’s happening in areas where ISIS has been ejected. Through rare access, investigate the powerful militias and growing sectarianism shaping Iraq. Also, a reporter’s journey into the battle for Mosul.
FRONTLINE: PRESIDENT TRUMP
Tuesday, January 3, 9 p.m.
Examine the key moments that shaped President-elect Donald Trump. Interviews with advisors, business associates and biographers reveal how Trump transformed himself from real estate developer to entertainer to president.
FRONTLINE: TRUMP’S ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE
Tuesday, January 24, 9 p.m.
Learn how Donald Trump defied expectations to win the presidency. Through interviews with key players, the film shows how Trump rallied millions of supporters and defeated adversaries, and whom he’s taking into the White House with him.
LANDMARKS LIVE IN CONCERT – ALICIA KEYS
Friday, January 20, 8 p.m.
New pop music series debuts with Grammy winner Alicia Keys who performs in notable locations all around New York including the world famous Circle Line, the Unisphere, and Harlem’s Apollo. Hosted by Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Sundays, Starting January 22, 7 p.m.
Allegiances blur and loyalties shift as the war pushes the drama beyond the hospital. Follow the growing chaos at Alexandria’s Mansion House, the precarious position of the Green family and the changing situation of the burgeoning black population.
NATURE: SNOWBOUND – ANIMALS OF WINTER
Wednesday, January 11, 7 p.m.
Travel across the snow globe with wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan to meet animal survivors of winter, from the penguins of Antarctica to the Arctic fox and the bison of Yellowstone. Snow looks magical, but it’s a harsh reality to these animals.
Wednesdays, January 4-11, January 25, 8 p.m.
January 4: Vampire Sky Tombs
January 11: The Nuclear Option
January 25: Sunken Ship Rescue
OETA MOVIE CLUB
Saturdays, 9 p.m.
January 7: Tootsie
January 14: Born Yesterday
January 21: Nine to Five
January 25: The Awful Truth
SECRETS OF THE SIX WIVES
Sundays, Starting January 22, 9 p.m.
Travel with historian Lucy Worsley back to the Tudor court to witness some of the most dramatic moments in the lives of Henry VIII's six wives, each of whom found a method of exerting influence. The programs combine drama with historical comment.
SEVEN SONGS FOR A LONG LIFE
Monday, January 30, 9 p.m.
Visit Strathcarron, a Scottish hospice center where patients face pain, uncertainty and the possibility of life's end with song and humor. Hear tunes belted out by patients and caregivers alike between reflections on life, love and mortality.
Sundays January 1-15, 8 p.m.
The mercurial Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) is back once more on British soil, as Doctor Watson (Martin Freeman) and his wife, Mary (Amanda Abbington), prepare for their biggest challenge yet: becoming parents.
URANIUM: TWISTING THE DRAGONS TAIL
Wednesday, January 11, 9 p.m.
Host and physicist Dr. Derek Muller unlocks the mysteries of uranium, one of the Earth’s most controversial elements. Dr. Muller embarks on an epic journey across the globe to explain the fascinating details of uranium’s birth and longevity. Born from the collapse of a star, uranium has brought hope, progress and destruction.
Sunday, January 15, 8-10 p.m./Sundays, January 22-March 5, 8 p.m.
The eight-hour drama follows Victoria (Jenna Coleman) from the time she becomes Queen in 1837 at the age of 18 through her relationship with Lord Melbourne (Rufus Sewell), her first prime minister and intimate friend, and her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes). Famous for her candor and spirit, she was the first woman who seemed to have it all: a passionate marriage, nine children and the job of being queen of the world’s most important nation. Her often tumultuous reign lasted for 63 years.
WHAT WAS OURS
Monday, January 16, 9 p.m.
For the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes living on the isolated Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming, new contact with lost artifacts risks opening old wounds but also offers the possibility for healing. A young Northern Arapaho journalist and a teenage powwow princess travel with an Eastern Shoshone elder to search for missing artifacts in the vast archives of a museum. There they discover a treasure trove of ancestral objects, setting them on a journey to recover what has been lost and build hope for the future.
Monday, January 23, 9 p.m.
In 1964, Kitty Genovese was repeatedly stabbed on a street in Queens, New York. Soon after, the media asserted that 38 neighbors watched but did nothing to help. Follow the efforts of Kitty's brother as he re-examines his sister's life and death.