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American Experience: Summer of Love
Tuesday, July 25 at 8:00pm
In the summer of 1967, thousands of young people from across the country flocked to San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district to join in the hippie experience, only to discover that what they had come for was already disappearing. By 1968 the celebration of free love, music and an alternative lifestyle had descended into a maelstrom of drug abuse, broken dreams and occasional violence. Through interviews with a broad range of individuals, including actor Peter Coyote and politician Willie Brown, who lived through the summer of love, as well as police officers walking the beat, teenage runaways who left home without looking back, non-hippie residents who resented the invasion of their community and scholars who still have difficulty interpreting the phenomenon — this presentation offers a complex portrait of the notorious event that many consider the peak of the 1960s counter-culture movement.
Austin City Limits
Saturdays at 9:00pm
Explore the best original music — including contemporary and traditional rock, blues, country, folk, soul and worldbeat — in uninterrupted full concerts recorded live in Austin, Texas.
July 1 - Band of Horses/Parker Millsap
Enjoy modern roots rock with Band of Horses and Parker Millsap. BOH play tunes from their album Why Are You OK, as Millsap supports The Very Last Day.
July 8- Cyndi Lauper
Enjoy the ACL debut of pop legend Cyndi Lauper with a a program of classics and country covers. Songs include “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” “True Colors” and “End of the World.”
July 15 – Cece Winans/St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Thrill to an hour of soul and gospel. Grammy-winning legend CeCe Winans sings new songs and classics from her catalog, while breakout sensations St. Paul & the Broken Bones support their acclaimed album Sea of Noise.
July 22 – Ryan Adams/Jenny Lewis
Great American singer/songwriters Ryan Adams and Jenny Lewis return to the ACL stage. Adams features songs from his self-titled album. Former Rilo Kiley star Lewis comes in support of her LP The Voyager.
July 29 – Sam Smith/Future Islands
ACL features soulful pop from Sam Smith and Future Islands. UK sensation Smith sings “Stay With Me” and others from his debut. Future Islands features their single “Seasons (Waiting on You)” as well as other tunes from Singles.
Wednesdays at 8:00pm
Plunge into the Pacific with researchers and cinematographers and see the ocean’s rare and dazzling creatures in a way never before seen on television. The programs examine an ocean that covers a third of the Earth’s surface.
July 5 – Voracious
See how the challenge of finding food drives all life in the Pacific. Meet a destructive army of mouths, a killer with a hundred mouths and the biggest mouth in the ocean. For creatures large and small, every mouthful counts.
July 12 – Passionate
See how the quest to multiply has spawned a stunning array of unusual behaviors and adaptations. View forest penguins with a tenuous marriage and the secret rendezvous of great white sharks, and hear the tale of male pregnancy.
July 19 – Behind the Scenes
Follow the adventures of the filmmakers behind BIG PACIFIC. This “making of” special explores the highlights and challenges of wildlife filmmaking.
Call The Midwife
Thursdays at 8:00pm
It’s now 1962 and times are changing. As they strive to help mothers and families cope with the demands of childbearing, disability, disease and social prejudice, the Poplar medics must make choices – and fight battles – of their own.
July 6 – Episode 3
A Chinese first-time mother faces an unexpected crisis, while new legislation and Sister Ursula cause serious problems for Shelagh and Dr. Turner.
July 13 – Episode 4
An expectant mother buckles under the strains of pregnancy. As Tom provides pastoral care, he reveals why this case has touched him more than most.
July 20 – Episode 5
Nonnatus House welcomes a new recruit, Nurse Valerie Dyer. A vulnerable young man captures the hearts of Fred and Violet, while the whereabouts of Sister Mary Cynthia causes distress among the team.
July 27 – Episode 6
Valerie Dyer oversees the care of an expectant Somali woman and is shocked when she uncovers a troubling aspect of this unfamiliar culture. The Nonnatus family unites to provide the very best care for Sister Mary Cynthia.
Grantchester, Season 3, on Masterpiece
Sundays at 9:00pm
Join James Norton and Robson Green as the improbable crime-fighting team—Reverend Sidney Chambers and Inspector Geordie Keating, respectively—bringing justice and spiritual nourishment to early 1950s England.
July 2 – Part 3
When several villagers become ill at the local cricket match, Geordie and Sidney must determine if it was an accident or something more sinister. Sidney and Amanda learn that their secret isn’t so secret after all.
July 9 – Part 4
Sidney and Geordie must determine the connection between a murder and a number of post office robberies. Leonard becomes the village hero. Sidney, Geordie and Leonard all find themselves at crossroads in their personal lives.
July 16 – Part 5
A young woman’s death is covered up, and Sidney and Geordie try to hold those responsible accountable for their actions. Someone from Mrs. Maguire’s past turns up. Geordie, Leonard and Sidney are forced to face the difficult truths in their lives.
July 23 – Part 6
Sidney tries to right a wrong; so does Geordie. Mrs. Maguire has some of her questions answered and turns a new leaf. Amanda gives Sidney an ultimatum.
July 30 – Part 7
A boy goes missing and the entire village heads out in search of him. Sidney, Geordie, Leonard and Mrs. Maguire all take steps in a new direction.