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Africa’s Great Civilizations
Monday-Wednesday, February 27-March 1 at 9:00pm
Beginning with Africa’s ancient history as the cradle of mankind, this documentary series with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. brings to life the epic stories of both little-known and celebrated African kingdoms and cultures.
Africa’s contributions to the human community’s development of art and language, writing and religion, agriculture and government, the arts and sciences are commonly misunderstood, or even ignored. This landmark series presents a new and comprehensive narrative about Africa and the history of the extraordinary diverse peoples of its continent, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Cape of Good Hope, from the Red Sea and down the Nile River, and from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic.
Specialists from the country's leading auction houses and independent dealers from across the nation travel throughout the United States offering free appraisals of antiques and collectibles.
February 6 – Indianapolis, Hour Two
Discover treasures from Indianapolis including a 1952 Joe Louis-signed whiskey bottle, a Sheraton sideboard, ca. 1820, and a 1928 NY Yankees team-signed baseball. Which one is the top find of the hour?
February 13 – Indianapolis, Hour Three
Travel to Indianapolis for hidden treasures including an 1898 Alphonse Mucha JOB poster, a 1974 George Nakashima “Kent Hall” floor lamp and a 1961 Ty Cobb-signed baseball. Which is the big find?
February 20 – Palm Springs, Hour One
Journey to Palm Springs for vintage and antique finds such as a 1965 Noah Purifoy sculpture, Carroll O’Connor’s Archie Bunker coat, ca. 1970, and a Franz Bergman foundry Vienna bronze lamp from around 1920. Can you guess which is valued at $125,000?
February 27 – Palm Springs, Hour Two
Learn more about fantastic Palm Springs finds including a 1966 Roy Lichtenstein screenprint, a NASA Apollo archive, ca. 1965, and a Tiffany Studios mosaic panel, ca. 1905. One is appraised at $100,000-$150,000!
Fridays at 9:00pm
Watch television’s longest-running performing arts anthology to enjoy the best in music, dance and theater.
February 17 – New York City Ballet in Paris
Thrill to the company’s all-Balanchine program of ballet masterpieces, including the Walpurgisnacht Ballet and La Valse, set to music of Gounod and Ravel respectively, recorded in the City of Light.
February 24 – New York City Ballet Symphony in C
Enjoy two classic ballets by George Balanchine: Georges Bizet's sparkling Symphony in C, and the rarely seen Sonatine to the music of Maurice Ravel, in performance in Paris.
Mercy Street, Season 2
Sundays at 8:00pm
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.
February 5 – One Equal Temper
As Pinkerton looks at the Greens more closely, they join forces to hide an ugly secret. McBurney, hoping to distance Foster from Mary, sends him to a nearby army camp on a house call. Alice helps Frank escape and Samuel earns Charlotte’s respect.
February 12 – Southern Mercy
After the Second Battle of Bull Run, Hopkins and Emma set out to rescue a stranded group of wounded Union soldiers. Lisette, a hospital observer, discovers the truth about a young soldier, shocking Foster. Hopkins and Emma share an intimate moment.
February 19 – Unknown Soldier
Lisette re-creates on paper the face of a disfigured, amnesiac soldier, leading to a family reunion. When Anne’s plans to be made head nurse fail,, she rejoins Hale to undermine McBurney’s authority. Pinkerton questions the Greens, causing a rift.
Sunday, March 5 – House of Bondage
After Antietam, the Greens suffer a setback and Pinkerton’s inquiry heats up. Foster and Samuel visit Foster’s family plantation, where they intervene in a difficult labor. The hospital staff unites to oust their hated chief. In Boston, Mary’s condition worsens.
A Place to Call Home-NEW SERIES!
Premieres Sunday, March 5 and airs Thursdays at 10pm beginning March 23
A sweeping romantic drama that centers on enigmatic nurse Sarah Adams (Marta Dusseldorp) as she returns to her native Australia after two decades in Europe. Estranged from her mother and carrying the secrets of her wartime experiences, Adams becomes involved in the lives of the Blighs, a wealthy pastoralist family. When Sarah unwittingly discovers a potentially scandalous Bligh family secret, her future becomes forever linked with theirs.