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Best of the Joy of Painting Special Edition
During Spring Festival
A cult-like figure since his low-budget, unrehearsed and unedited Joy of Painting programs first aired in 1982, the late Bob Ross' enduring popularity is attributable to more than just his paintings. His serene, nurturing disposition can serve as therapy for the weary, and his respect for nature and wildlife have helped heighten environmental awareness. This special highlights the soft-spoken Ross as he completes his beautiful "Home in the Valley" painting and offers a look at his wet-on-wet painting technique. The hour-long special also explores the varied and sometimes unlikely ways that Bob’s image, voice and catchphrases have become a part of the pop culture landscape.
Beyond Your Backyard, Season 2 Premiere!
Tuesday, March 26 at 7:00pm
Beyond Your Backyard is an educational travel series raising cultural awareness by visiting destinations large and small in North America and beyond. Veteran travel personality Erik Hastings (Erik The Travel Guy) reveals the “soul” of each place he visits on his personal mission to inspire viewers to travel.
In the season premiere, Erik travels to the Mexican island destination of Cozumel to learn more about Mayan Culture, through the food, the archeological sites and deep below the ocean surface. Dive deep as he shows you how easy it is to fall in love with scuba diving, deep breathing and introspective reflection.
Birgit Nilsson: A League of Her Own on Great Performances
Friday, March 22 at 9:00pm
Celebrate the life of Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson, the face of opera in the 1950s-70s. This performance-documentary showcases her greatest roles, including Elektra and The Ring Cycle, in rare footage, plus interviews with Placido Domingo and more.
Call the Midwife, Season Premiere
Sunday, March 31 at 8:00pm
At the start of season eight, it’s spring of 1964 and everyone is excited for the Queen’s Royal Birth. With the additions of two new Sisters, who have been sent to live and work with the team in Poplar, Nonnatus House feels full once more.
Finding Your Roots - Relatives We Never Knew We Had
Tuesday, March 30 at 8:00pm
The acclaimed series with Professor Gates explores the mysteries, surprises and revelations hidden in the family trees of popular figures.
In this episode, Actresses Tea Leoni and Gaby Hoffmann's lives have been shaped by family mysteries. They are introduced to the identities and life stories of their biological ancestors, thanks to DNA detective work.