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Friday, April 25, 2014 at 9:00pm
Great Performances: Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty
Choreographer Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty marks the choreographer’s return to the music of Tchaikovsky to complete his acclaimed reinterpretations of the composer’s trio of masterworks that began in 1992 with Nutcracker! and followed in 1995 with Swan Lake. more info

Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 11:00pm
Austin City Limits: Norah Jones/Kat Edmonson
Jazz and pop cross on ACL with Norah Jones and Kat Edmonson. Jones sings songs from her Dangermouse-produced album Little Broken Hearts. Edmonson showcases the song stylings of her LP Way Down Low. more info

Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 8:00pm
Call The Midwife: Season 3: Episode 5
The midwives discover that a young Down Syndrome woman is six months pregnant, leading to difficult confessions and decisions. Dr. Turner suggests that Shelagh take over the running of Nonnatus House to allow an exhausted Sister Julienne to recuperate. more info

WQED Productions

Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 8:00pm
iQ: smartparent: Aiding Autism
How can digital devices and new technology be helpful to children with autism and other special needs? Join us as we discuss which apps, games, and other forms of media can be beneficial in the classroom and beyond. more info |

Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 7:30pm
Pittsburgh 360: May 1, 2014
We begin this episode of Pittsburgh 360 by following host Tonia Caruso to the Mon Valley where she finds out what Heritage Community Initiatives is doing to continue the revival in the Mon Valley area and make a difference in the lives of those who live there. Then we’re going back to school to learn some of the history of the Pittsburgh Public Schools. And finally, we’re reliving days gone by with stories and old baseball photos taken during the days of Forbes Field. more info |

Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 9:00pm
Mr. Selfridge: Season 2: Episode 5
Loxley’s corrupt empire expands, Leclair lands in deep trouble, Victor and Agnes make plans and Harry joins the war effort. more info

Monday, April 28, 2014 at 10:00pm
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. more info

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 8:00pm
Pioneers of Television: Breaking Barriers
This episode traces the story of people of color on American television — including the mid-1960s breakthroughs of African Americans Diahann Carroll (“Julia”) and Bill Cosby (“I Spy”). Latino landmarks range from “I Love Lucy” with Desi Arnaz to “Miami Vice” with Edward James Olmos. more info

Pittsburgh From The Air

Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 8:00pm
Pittsburgh From The Air I
From our helicopter high above the sights, the WQED HD cameras capture the views of these breathtaking locations. Winter white and spring greens paint the buildings and scenery in true seasonal beauty.
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Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 8:00pm
Pittsburgh From The Air II
WQED presents the much-anticipated Pittsburgh From The Air II, a follow-up to the 2011 production that took viewers on an aerial sightseeing tour of the Pittsburgh region. While the original program was filmed predominantly in winter and summer, Pittsburgh From The Air II showcases the beauty of Western Pennsylvania in autumn and spring. more info |

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 8:00pm
Nature: Love in the Animal Kingdom
Animals dance, sing, flirt and compete with everything they’ve got to find and secure a mate. For many, the all-important bonds they share as a couple are what enable the next generation to survive. Can we call these bonds love? more info

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 9:00pm
NOVA: The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies
A visually rich and exciting new documentary about one of the world’s most beautiful and mysterious creatures: the Monarch butterfly. Nowhere in nature is there a more powerful mix of scientific marvel, awesome beauty and epic struggle for survival. This documentary is a journey into the Monarch’s secret and fascinating world including one of the most inspiring migratory odysseys imaginable. more info

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 10:00pm
Nazi Mega Weapons: Super Tanks
Hitler’s megalomaniacal impulses led him to demand the construction of the largest tank the world had ever seen – a mobile fortress weighing 180 tons. But even this colossus couldn’t satisfy Hitler’s thirst for enormous weapons of war, as he went on to request a land battleship weighing 1,000 tons.

Friday, May 2, 2014 at 9:00pm
Pennsylvania Ballet at 50
This special showcases one of Philadelphia’s cultural treasures, Pennsylvania Ballet, and honors the company’s golden anniversary. Featured are the pas de deux from After the Rain by Christopher Wheeldon, Under the Sun Pas de Deux by Margo Sappington and “Diamonds” from Jewels by George Balanchine.

Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 11:00pm
Austin City Limits: Juanes/Jesse & Joy
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS presents the best in Latin music with Juanes and Jesse & Joy. Colombian superstar Juanes performs a high-energy set of his best, while Mexico City’s sibling duo Jesse & Joy sing a selection of their greatest hits. more info

Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 8:00pm
Call The Midwife: Season 3: Episode 6
Tom, the local curate, asks Trixie to join him for a day of cricket. She happily accepts, but their date is disastrous and she’s left feeling disappointed. Shelagh decides to talk to Dr. Turner about adopting a baby. more info

Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 9:00pm
Mr. Selfridge: Season 2: Episode 6
Members of the staff are dying at the front. Miss Mardle and her lodger fall in love. Leclair’s troubles deepen. So do Harry’s. more info

Monday, May 5, 2014 at 10:00pm
Independent Lens: A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, and Jayson Blair at the New York Times
Samantha Grant’s film tells the shocking story of Jayson Blair, a promising young African-American reporter for The New York Times, caught plagiarizing the work of other reporters and supplementing his own reporting with fabricated details. The ensuing media frenzy left a major blemish on the long history of the Times. more info

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 8:00pm
Pioneers of Television: Acting Funny
This episode peeks behind the curtain to reveal the backstage techniques of America’s favorite comedic actors. The program features the manic improvisational style of Robin Williams, along with his comic predecessor Jonathan Winters. more info