Look what's coming to Blue Ridge PBS!
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.
April 3 at 8:00pm – Roads to Memphis
Witness the fatefully entwined stories of assassin James Earl Ray and his target, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., against the backdrop of the seething and turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their violent and tragic collision in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968. Based on the book by Hampton Sides (Ghost Soldiers), the program relies on eyewitness testimony from King's inner circle and the officials involved in Ray's capture and prosecution following an intense two-month international manhunt.
April 10 at 9:00pm- 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.
Antiques Roadshow – NEW EPISODES!
Mondays at 8:00pm
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW puts the reality in reality television! Part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW marks its 22nd season in 2018.
April 2 – Portland, Hour One
Travel to the City of Roses for fantastic finds such as "Heller in Pink Tights" movie credits, a mid-century modern Eero Saarinen Womb settee, and a Lincoln-inscribed photograph from about 1860. Which is appraised for $70,000?
April 9 – Portland, Hour Two
Take a passage to Portland to learn more about antique and vintage items like a 1942 Oregon State jacket and Rose Bowl trophy, a Ming Dynasty celadon bowl, and Evel Knievel leathers from around 1967. Can you guess which is valued for up to $100,000?
April 16 – Portland, Hour Three
Uncover West Coast wonders such as a Pablo Picasso "Grand Oiseau Vert" pot, an Ottoman zarf made around 1875, and a Tiffany Studios "Bookmark" desk set from around 1924. One of these is the big find of the night!
April 23 – Green Bay, Hour One
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW visits Green Bay for the first time ever. Highlights include a 1967 Green Bay Packers “Ice Bowl” sign, a 1636 Rembrandt “Christ Before Pilate” etching, and an 1849-1850 Gold Rush diary. Which is valued at up to $90,000?
April 30 – Green Bay, Hour Two
Gallivant through Green Bay with ROADSHOW for amazing finds such as a Renaissance-revival poison ring from around 1875, a 1939 Union Pacific premiere banner, and a Harry Bertoia spray sculpture made around 1965. One is the big find of the night!
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.
April 7 – 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.”
April 14 – James Taylor
Iconic singer-songwriter James Taylor performs beloved classics and selections from his chart-topping new album Before This World, his first collection of original music in 13 years.
April 21 - Leon Bridges/Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Savor the old-fashioned soul of Leon Bridges and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats. Fort Worth native Bridges channels an earlier era with songs from his debut LP Coming Home. Denver shouter/songwriter Rateliff centers on the self-titled debut with his band the Night Sweats.
April 28 - TV on the Radio/The War on Drugs
Dig the best in modern rock with TV on the Radio and The War on Drugs. TVOTR showcases cuts from their latest LP Seeds, while TWOD features songs from its most recent album, Lost in the Dream.
Beyond Your Backyard with Erik the Travel Guy - NEW SERIES!!
Tuesdays at 7:00pm & Wednesdays at 7:30pm
Beyond Your Backyard is a 30-minute, educational travel series highlighting destinations that Mid Atlantic residents can travel to with ease. Veteran travel personality Erik Hastings (Erik The Travel Guy) reveals the “soul” of each destination he visits by highlighting its history and culture, amazing experiences, delicious food, famous attractions and off-the-beaten-path haunts.
April 10 & 11 - Gettysburg, PA
In this episode Erik The Travel Guy is your guide on a historical journey to the scene of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War - The Battle of Gettysburg. You'll walk in the footprints of President Abraham Lincoln and learn why so many visitors are coming to Adams County for a part of American history - and a pint of their famous handcrafted apple cider!
April 17 & 18 - Montgomery County, VA
Beyond Your Backyard travels to Montgomery County, Virginia to learn about some cutting-edge scientific research going on at Virginia Tech. Erik will also show you how to make the perfect Bison Burger and visits a hidden gem that serves the best fish tacos in the state!
April 24 & 25 - Key West, FL
“Fun in the Sun” is given a whole new meaning in this episode as Erik The Travel Guy takes you down to Mile Zero to set sail and get some step by step snorkel instruction. He catches the island vibe on Duval Street, learns how to play a conch shell and shows you how to make an authentic Key Lime Pie with a local celebrity, Kermit.
Black America Since MLK: And I Still Rise
Tuesday and Wednesday, April 3 and 4 at 9:00pm
A look at the last 50 years of African-American history — from Stokely Carmichael to Barack Obama, James Brown to Beyoncé — charting the remarkable progress made and raising hard questions about the obstacles that remain.
April 3 – Out of the Shadows / Move On Up
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a personal journey through the last 50 years of African American history, charting the incredible progress made — as well as the obstacles that remain. Features conversations with Jesse Jackson, Nas and Donna Brazile.
April 4 - Keep Your Head Up/Touch the Sky
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores America’s changing racial landscape—celebrating how far we have come toward equality and asking why we still have so far to go. Features conversations with Eric Holder, Shonda Rhimes and DeRay Mckesson.