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  • The Storm (1920-1933), Wednesday, 8 PM
  • The Rising Road (1933-1939), Thursday, 8 PM
  • The Common Cause (1939-1944), Friday, 8 PM
  • A Strong and Active Faith (1944-1962), Saturday, 8 PM
  • Sunday, 8 PM
  • Sunday, 9:30 PM
  • Tuesday, 8 PM

Upcoming TV Highlights

Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 8:00pm
Masterpiece: Mystery!: Miss Marple, Season 7: A Caribbean Mystery
While staying at a lavish tropical island hotel, Miss Marple investigates the sudden death of a fellow guest. She and a curmudgeonly business tycoon unravel a web of deceit, murder and “dark magic,” leaving Miss Marple to consider every one of the hotel’s guests as a suspect. Sir Antony Sher (God on Trial) guest stars. more info | more stories like this

Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 9:30pm
Masterpiece: Mystery!: Miss Marple, Season 7: Greenshaw's Folly
When an old family friend and her young son turn to Miss Marple for assistance, she finds them work and lodging at nearby Greenshaw’s Folly, the family home of an eccentric botanist. All seems well, until the house’s loyal butler dies unexpectedly. more info | more stories like this

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 8:00pm
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.: In Search of Our Fathers
Three guests know almost nothing about their fathers’ past. Stephen King’s father walked out on the family when Stephen was two years old and never returned; Courtney B. Vance’s father was a foster child and never knew who his biological parents were — after his suicide, Courtney wants to learn more about his roots; and Gloria Reuben’s father was 78 years old when she was born — he died when she was young, taking the secret of his ancestry with him. | more stories like this

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 8:00pm
The Storm (1920-1933)
Franklin Roosevelt runs for vice president in 1920 and seems assured of a still brighter future until polio devastates him the following summer. He spends seven years struggling without success to walk again, while Eleanor builds a personal and political life of her own. FDR returns to politics in 1928 and, as governor of New York, acts with such vigor and imagination during the first years of the Great Depression that the Democrats turn to him as their presidential nominee in 1932. He survives an attempted assassination as president-elect and at his inauguration tells his frightened countrymen the only thing they have to fear is “fear itself.” more info | | more stories like this

Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 8:00pm
The Rising Road (1933-1939)
FDR brings the same optimism and energy to the White House that his cousin Theodore displayed. Aimed at ending the Depression, his sweeping New Deal restores the people’s self-confidence and transforms the relationship between them and their government. Eleanor rejects the traditional role of first lady, becomes her husband’s liberal conscience and a sometimes controversial political force in her own right. As the decade ends, FDR faces two grave questions: whether to run for an unprecedented third term and how to deal with the rise of Hitler. more info | | more stories like this

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 8:00pm
The Common Cause (1939-1944)
FDR shatters the third-term tradition, struggles to prepare a reluctant country to enter World War II and, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, helps set the course toward Allied victory. Meanwhile, Eleanor struggles to keep New Deal reforms alive in wartime and travels the Pacific to comfort wounded servicemen. Diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 1943 and with the war still raging, FDR resolves to conceal his condition and run for a fourth term. more info | | more stories like this

Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 8:00pm
A Strong and Active Faith (1944-1962)
Frail and failing but determined to see the war through to victory, FDR wins re-election and begins planning for a peaceful postwar world, but a cerebral hemorrhage kills him at 63. After her husband’s death, Eleanor Roosevelt proves herself a shrewd politician and a skilled negotiator in her own right, as well as a champion of civil rights, civil liberties and the United Nations. When she dies in 1962, she is mourned everywhere as the First Lady of the World. more info | | more stories like this

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 9:00pm
American Masters: The Boomer List
Take a comprehensive look at 19 iconic baby boomers — one born each year of the boom, 1946-1964. In intimate interviews by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, the film’s subjects illuminate the important movements and changes that shaped the world during the baby boom years. more info | more stories like this

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 8:00pm
Penguins: Spy in the Huddle: The Journey
Emperor penguins cross a treacherous frozen sea to reach their breeding grounds. Rockhoppers brave the world’s stormiest seas only to come ashore and face a daunting assault up a 300-foot cliff, hopping most of the way up. Tropical Humboldt penguins negotiate predatory sea lions and vampire bats to reach their desert nests. The hard work for all the penguins finally pays off when their tiny, vulnerable chicks begin to hatch. | more stories like this

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 9:00pm
NOVA: Rise of the Hackers
Our lives are going digital. We shop, bank and even date online. Computers hold our treasured photographs, private emails, and all of our personal information. This data is precious — and cybercriminals want it. Now, NOVA goes behind the scenes of the fast-paced world of cryptography to meet the scientists battling to keep our data safe. more info | more stories like this

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 10:00pm
Secrets of the Dead: Resurrecting Richard III
In 2011, a group of amateur historians made an incredible archaeological find: the bones of King Richard III, hunchbacked, with an arrow through the spine. Richard is considered the most evil king to have ruled England — and a fearsome warrior as well, despite the extreme curvature of his spine. Now, scientists are testing the bones to find out more about the king and also conducting experiments to determine whether Richard could have fought so ferociously in battle with such a severe deformity. more info | more stories like this

Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 11:00pm
Austin City Limits: Coldplay
Grammy-winners Coldplay, the modern-rock giants who have sold more than 50 million records worldwide, perform hits and selections from their newest LP, Mylo Xyloto. more info | more stories like this

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  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

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