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9 Months that Made You
Wednesdays at 10:00pm
Discover the thrilling story of how you were made, from the moment of conception to the moment of birth 280 days later. Follow the gestation process, the most exquisite biological choreography found in nature.
June 29 – The First 8 Weeks
Follow the story of how, from a fertilized egg, you took on human form in the womb. Chart the metamorphosis from the various embryonic forms you once took on until the moment around 12 weeks when you became unmistakably human.
July 6 – One of a Kind
Learn how you became the unique individual you are. No two people—even “identical” twins—are identical. Through riveting examples, explore how your face was shaped, why you’re likely to be right-handed, even how your sexuality formed.
July 13 – The Final Countdown
Meet the miracle that is you. See how your time in the womb, as your senses mature, has determined your destiny on the outside. Survey the latest epigenetic research that shows how the womb environment leaves its mark, even altering your DNA.
A Capitol Fourth 2016
Monday, July 4 at 8:00pm and 9:30pm
Join host Tom Bergeron for our country’s 240th birthday festivities, with performances by Smokey Robinson, Kenny Loggins, Gavin DeGraw, Cassadee Pope, Amber Riley, Jackie Evancho, Sutton Foster and the Broadway cast of ON YOUR FEET! with the NSO. A CAPITOL FOURTH airs live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol before an audience of hundreds of thousands, millions at home and to our troops around the world via American Forces Network.
American Masters: Jimi Hendrix
Friday, June 24 at 9:00pm
Experience the pioneering guitarist Jimi Hendrix’s life and music through never-before-seen performance footage, archival interviews, photographs and family letters. The film features new interviews with Hendrix family members, band mates, Paul McCartney and others.
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.
June 27, 8:00pm - Vintage New York
Uncover how appraisals from 15 years ago have changed. Highlights include an Emile Galle faience cat circa 1890, a 1968 Robert F. Kennedy letter, and a Philadelphia candle stand, ca. 1765. Which find doubled in value?
June 27, 9:00pm – Vintage Secaucus
In 1997, "Captain Bill" Sheehan founded Hackensack Riverkeeper, an advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and conserving the Hackensack River estuary, which includes Secaucus. See if the objects found at the Secaucus ROADSHOW floated upstream or downstream in the last 15 years: A circa 1900 folk art ship model was bought at a yard sale in 1996, valued at $5,000 to $7,000, and now is sinking fast to $300 to $500; but a gaming table bought for $25 and appraised at $200, 000 to $300,000 now could score $400,000 to $600,000.
July 11, 8:00pm – Vintage Indianapolis
Travel back 15 years to learn the current values for previously appraised finds. Highlights include an autographed electric guitar, a Little Orphan Annie dress, ca. 1930, and a 1913 N.C. Wyeth painting. Which item values fell and which ones soared?
July 11, 9:00pm – Vintage Houston
In 1998, Dr. Ferid Murad of the UT-Houston Medical School won the Nobel Prize in medicine for his work on the cardio-vascular system, while ANTIQUES ROADSHOW made hearts palpitate with its first visit to H-Town. Fourteen years later, a 19th-century Chinese jade scepter, originally appraised for $1,500 to $2,500, has spiked to a radiantly healthy $50,000 to $80,000, while a 1912 Titanic menu went from a heart-stopping $75,000 to $100,000 to a less pulse-quickening $50,000 to $75,000.
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 2 – TV on the Radio/The War On Drugs
Dig the best in modern rock as TVOTR showcases cuts from their latest LP Seeds, while TWOD features songs from its most recent album Lost in the Dream.
July 9 – Sturgill Simpson/Asleep at the Wheel
Enjoy “Life of Sin” and other tunes from Sturgill Simpson’s acclaimed LP Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, as well as Western swing classics from Asleep at the Wheel’s album Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys.
July 16 – Spoon/White Denim
Austin’s best alternative rock shines with Spoon and White Denim. Top 10-seller Spoon highlights its album They Want My Soul, while White Denim features its LP Corsicana Lemonade.
July 23 – Jason Isbell/Neko
Case ACL presents modern roots rock with Jason Isbell and Neko Case. Isbell performs tunes from his acclaimed LP Southeastern, while Case sings songs from her latest album.
July 30 - Cassandra Wilson
Celebrate Billie Holiday with acclaimed jazz singer Cassandra Wilson, as she performs “Strange Fruit,” “Don’t Explain, “Good Morning Heartache” and other Holiday classics from the tribute album Coming Forth by Day.