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Antiques Roadshow - ALL NEW SEASON 20!
Mondays at 8:00pm
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 1 - Little Rock, Hour 2
Journey to Little Rock to see fantastic finds, including a 1983 Truman Capote "Playboy" manuscript, a jazz musician photograph archive, ca. 1945, and a Mississippian effigy figure circa 1000-1500 AD. Which is the top find of the hour?
February 8 - Little Rock, Hour 3
Discover hidden treasures in Little Rock, such as a 1985 Charles Schulz Snoopy sketch, Chinese altar garniture, ca. 1850, and a 1919 William Faulkner handmade poetry book. Can you guess which is valued at $70,000 to $100,000?
February 15 - Charleston, Hour 1
Travel with ROADSHOW to Charleston and learn about a Babe Ruth archive, a Japanese Komai iron and gold vase from around1890, a Virginia Federal walnut cellarette and more. Which one is valued at $ 80,000 to $100,000?
February 22 - Charleston, Hour 2
Find out the history and value of treasures in Charleston, such as a locally made Francis Sommer astronomical regulator clock, an 1899 Oscar Wilde manuscript poem and a 1960 Rene Portocarrero "Catedral" oil. One is worth $80,000 to $100,000!
February 29 - Charleston, Hour 3
Journey to Charleston to learn about finds such as a 1890 Frederic Remington watercolor, a 1970 Jimi Hendrix collection and an 1879 James A.M. Whistler "The Palaces" etching. Which treasure is top find of the episode?
Tuesdays at 9:00pm
Discover the incredible characters and epic stories that have shaped America’s past and present. Television’s most-watched history series, acclaimed by viewers and critics alike, has been honored with every major broadcast award.
February 2 - Murder of a President
Explore James Garfield’s unprecedented rise to power, his shooting by a madman and its bizarre and tragic aftermath. Based on the best-seller Destiny of the Republic, the story follows the life of one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president.
February 9 - The Perfect Crime
Re-examine the shocking story of Leopold and Loeb, two wealthy college students who murdered a 14-year-old boy in 1924 to prove they were smart enough to get away with it. Their trial set off a national debate about morality and capital punishment.
AMERICAN MASTERS, which pioneered the television biography genre, continues to offer insightful profiles of important figures in America's artistic and cultural life. Winner of the 2011 Emmy for Outstanding Nonfiction Series.
February 12 at 9:00pm – B.B. King: The Life of Riley
Explore B.B. King’s challenging life and career through candid interviews with the “King of the Blues,” filmed shortly before his death, and fellow music stars, including Bono, Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, John Mayer, and Ringo Starr.
February 19 at 9:00pm – Carole King: Natural Woman
Delve into the hit singer-songwriter’s life and career from 1960s New York to the music mecca of ’70s LA to the present. King joins collaborators and family in new interviews, while rare home movies, performances and photos complete the tapestry.
February 26 at 9:00pm – Fats Domino and the Birth of Rock and Roll
Discover how Fats Domino’s brand of New Orleans rhythm and blues became rock ’n’ roll. As popular in the 1950s as Elvis Presley, Domino suffered degradations in the pre-civil rights South and aided integration through his influential music.
Downton Abbey: The Final Season - Masterpiece
FIND OUT how you can attend the
Blue Ridge PBS Downton Abbey Celebration Party
at the Roanoke Country Club!
Sundays at 9:00pm (except where noted)
This Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winning hit drama returns for a sixth and final season of intimately interlaced stories centered on an English country estate — an entertaining formula that has made “Downton Abbey” the highest-rated drama in PBS history.
February 7 - Episode 6
The hospital war reaches a climax. Violet goes on the warpath. Daisy tries to foil a romance. Prospects are looking up for Mary and Edith. Thomas feels trapped.
February 14 - Episode 7
A car race gives Mary flashbacks. Mrs. Patmore opens for business. Mrs. Hughes tricks Carson. Things get serious for Edith. Robert gets a surprise gift.
February 21 - Episode 8
Two romances get complicated. Molesley and Spratt try out new jobs. Thomas takes a fateful step. Mrs. Patmore provokes a scandal. Isobel puts her foot down.
February 28 – Beginning at Noon - The Final Season Marathon
March 6 – Series Finale
Finding Your Roots - New Season!
Tuesdays at 8:00pm
Join Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., as he delves into the genealogy of 27 new guests. Each story illuminates the vast patchwork of ethnicity, race and experience that makes up the fabric of America.
February 2 – Visionaries
Discover how the ancestors of business mogul Richard Branson and architects Maya Lin and Frank Gehry took audacious risks to create opportunities, and how their luck, ingenuity and chutzpah was passed on to these three visionaries.
February 9 – War Stories
Uncover a long history of military service in the families of Patricia Arquette, Julianne Moore and John McCain, and how this has instilled in each of them an enduring spirit of strength and integrity.
February 16 - Family Reunions
Uncover family mysteries about two legends of hip hop, Sean Combs and LL Cool J, through the use of DNA technology that reveals information that shakes their very foundations.
February 23 - The Pioneers
Discover how Neil Patrick Harris, Gloria Steinem and Sandra Cisneros are connected to pioneers who broke new ground and paved the way for their modern-day descendants to continue shaping our culture.