WFSU Program Highlights http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php A list of upcoming note-worthy shows on WFSU-TV. en-us Copyright 2011 WFSU. All Rights Reserved. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:30:57 -0400 Entertainment 60 Florida Footprints - A Patchwork Panhandle http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php From Prohibition through World War II, WFSU-TV stitches together a variety of stories that happened within our viewing area during the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s. Showtimes: Wednesday, July 30, 7:30 pm ET; Sunday, August 3, 10:00 am ET Great Performances - Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php In commemoration of the Giuseppe Verdi bicentennial in 2013, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform a thrilling concert of Verdi’s towering Requiem Mass at the Hollywood Bowl. The concert presentation features soloists Julianna Di Giacomo (soprano), Michelle DeYoung (mezzo-soprano), Vittorio Grigolo (tenor) and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo (bass). Showtimes: Friday, August 1, 9:00 pm ET Last Tango in Halifax - Season 2: Episode 6 http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php A surprise visitor makes Alan's day. Caroline promises to keep Gillian’s formidable secret, as long as she steers clear of Robbie. Kate’s gesture at Alan and Celia’s wedding stuns both Caroline and the crowd. Showtimes: Sunday, August 3, 8:00 pm ET Masterpiece Mystery! - Poirot, Season 12: Dead Man's Folly http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php A wealthy financier and his wife stage a grand party at their new summer home. Poirot (David Suchet) is a reluctant guest, urged to attend by his old friend Ariadne Oliver (Zoë Wanamaker), who suspects the “murder hunt” game she is preparing may turn out to be a real murder. Showtimes: Sunday, August 3, 9:00 pm ET Mark Twain - Part 2 http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Burns explores the other side of the writer — an American icon who, through tragedy and bad financial decisions, falls hard with failure. In contrast to the wildly successful Twain, Clemens is an inept businessman who squanders his fortunes on pipe dream patents and bad investments. Clemens turns to the lecture circuit and tours extensively, leaving behind his beloved Hartford home and, often, his family, to pay off his creditors. Showtimes: Tuesday, August 5, 8:00 pm ET Florida Footprints - The Paths of Progress http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Following WWII, progress in North Central Florida forges new paths to the future in the areas of economics, education, transportation, and civil rights. Showtimes: Wednesday, August 6, 7:30 pm ET; Sunday, August 10, 10:00 am ET Sex in the Wild - Dolphins http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Joy and Mark investigate the reproductive secrets of marine mammals to learn how animals that breathe air manage to mate, give birth and raise their young underwater. Joy travels to New Zealand to uncover the mating strategy of dusky dolphins. While she reveals the adaptations marine mammals have evolved to mate in the ocean, Mark travels to Mexico to find out how whales find mates in the ocean vastness. Witness a dolphin birth, explore the difficulties of breastfeeding underwater and learn how dolphin and whale young avoid predatory killer whales. Showtimes: Wednesday, August 6, 10:00 pm ET Dr. Fuhrman's End Dieting Forever! http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Break free from dieting once and for all with practical, effective advice from Dr. Joel Fuhrman, a New York Times best-selling author, leading expert and board-certified physician who specializes in the prevention and reversal of disease using nutritional solutions. The program includes cooking demonstrations; advice on staying active, vibrant and healthy later in life; and nutritional methods to prevent and even reverse obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease and more. Showtimes: Saturday, August 9, 10:00 am ET; Tuesday, August 12, 7:30 pm ET and; Sunday, August 10, 7:00 pm ET Suze Orman's Financial Solutions for You http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Up-to-date advice on a broad set of financial issues from Suze Orman, America’s most recognized expert in personal finance, include: how to invest; whether to buy or rent a home; saving for retirement; what kind of life insurance to buy; wills and trusts; student loans and more. Orman offers tangible information on managing money today and how to make smarter choices towards a more economically secure future. Showtimes: Saturday, August 9, 5:00 pm ET; Tuesday, August 12, 9:30 pm ET and; Saturday, August 16, 1:30 pm ET 50s and 60s Rock Rewind (My Music) http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php From "Love Me Tender" to "Only You," "Wake Up Little Suzie" to "Dream Lover" and " Long Tall Sally" to "Put Your Head on My Shoulder," this new MY MUSIC special spotlights the happy days of the 50s and early 60s with archival footage of the greatest pop and rock hit makers of the era in their prime. Jon “Bowzer” Bauman, from the original Sha Na Na lineup, hosts. Showtimes: Saturday, August 9, 7:00 pm ET; Sunday, August 10, 5:00 pm ET and; Thursday, August 14, 7:30 pm ET Return to Downton Abbey http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Savor a mix of fond memories from the past four seasons of “Downton Abbey” and get a taste of the upcoming fifth season. Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon hosts the program, which includes behind-the-scenes footage, fondly remembered moments from the first four seasons, and interviews with Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame, providing an overview and context for the series and what to expect next. Recall the high points of the “Downton Abbey” storyline, its memorable cast of characters, and both the great joy and wrenching sadness taking place at the abbey. Showtimes: Sunday, August 10, 9:00 pm ET; Wednesday, August 13, 8:00 pm ET and; Friday, August 15, 9:00 pm ET PBS Previews: - The Roosevelts http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Sample the upcoming Ken Burns documentary THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY in this exclusive PBS Preview. Patricia Clarkson hosts this behind-the-scenes look at the seven-part series, as filmmaker Burns describes how he brings the story of Theodore, Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt to life. Follow the camera crews into the grand estates and intimate cottages of the Roosevelts. Visit the studio as Burns records the voices of the stars who read the diaries, letters and contemporary accounts of this noteworthy family. And see clips from the monumental series that traces more than a century of life with, as Burns calls them, “the most influential family in American history.” Showtimes: Sunday, August 10, 10:30 pm ET; Friday, August 15, 10:30 pm ET Jimmy Van Heusen: Swingin' with Frank and Bing http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Celebrate Oscar-winning composer and test pilot Jimmy Van Heusen, who wrote high-flying songs for his legendary pals: “Swinging on a Star” and “Moonlight Becomes You” for Bing Crosby and “Come Fly With Me” for Frank Sinatra, plus ”Call Me Irresponsible,” “The Tender Trap,” ”All the Way,” “High Hopes,” “Here’s That Rainy Day” and many more. The program includes interviews with Frank Sinatra, Jr., Harry Crosby, Tony Bennett, Woody Allen, Angie Dickinson, Shirley MacLaine, John Pizzarelli and others, along with archival film and television clips of his timeless songs. Showtimes: Monday, August 11, 7:30 pm ET Florida Footprints - Florida Ever After http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Changes in the region’s economy, society and landscape accelerate and new challenges are faced in our area during the years between 1975 and 2013. Showtimes: Wednesday, August 13, 7:30 pm ET; Sunday, August 17, 10:00 am ET Antiques Roadshow - Junk in the Trunk http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Just when you thought ANTIQUES ROADSHOW couldn’t possibly have more great discoveries to share, comes this special edition. “Junk in the Trunk” is a new episode of never-before-seen appraisals from ROADSHOW’s 2011 season. Highlights include one of a set of six inherited chairs, made 50 years ago by a furniture designer who also did commissions for Aristotle Onassis; a rare and extensive collection of WWII prison camp materials that posthumously established a glider pilot’s eligibility for a medal from the U.S. Department of Defense; and a drawing and lithograph by iconic American artist Grant Wood, as well as a trunk containing some of his possessions, acquired by the owner from Wood’s aunt and valued at $14,000 to $22,000. Showtimes: Monday, August 18, 8:00 pm ET Search for Josiah Henson: The Man Behind The Story of Uncle Tom's Cabin - A Time Team America Presentation http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php An acre of land in a Maryland suburb holds vital clues to life on southern plantations during the height of slavery. Josiah Henson once lived here as the enslaved overseer of the Riley plantation. Henson wrote the autobiography that inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, a novel that galvanized the abolitionist movement. The Time Team has just three days to unearth all they can about Henson. What remains here of his life and legacy? Showtimes: Tuesday, August 19, 8:00 pm ET Nature - Raccoon Nation http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Are human beings, in an effort to outwit raccoons, actually making them smarter and unwittingly contributing to their evolutionary success? Are the ever more complex obstacles that our fast-paced urban world throws at them actually pushing the development of raccoon brains? In this film, scientists from around the world share their thoughts and work to explore this scientific theory. Attempting to do something that has never been done before, they closely follow a family of urban raccoons as they navigate the complex world of a big city. Showtimes: Wednesday, August 20, 8:00 pm ET Great Performances - Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2014 http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Led for the first time by a guest conductor Christoph Eschenbach, the renowned Vienna Philharmonic returns for another open-air concert in the magnificent gardens of Austria’s Imperial Schönbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. The concert soloist will be the internationally acclaimed piano virtuoso Lang. Showtimes: Friday, August 22, 9:00 pm ET Secrets of the Tower of London http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Standing guard over the city of London for nearly 1,000 years, the formidable Tower of London has been a royal castle, a prison, a place of execution and torture, an armory and the Royal Mint. This program unlocks the doors to secret rooms, talks to the people who do the jobs no one sees and reveals some surprising facts about one of England’s most famous icons. Showtimes: Sunday, August 24, 8:00 pm ET Masterpiece Mystery! - Breathless: Part One http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Otto, a surgeon married to Elizabeth, has eyes for new nurse Angela. Angela’s sister, Jean, is engaged to Otto’s colleague Richard. Inspector Mulligan snoops around. Jean and Richard’s marriage gets off to a rocky start. Otto makes a breakthrough with Angela. Mulligan gives Elizabeth a menacing message. Showtimes: Sunday, August 24, 9:00 pm ET Lost Civil War Prison - A Time Team America Presentation http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Near the end of the Civil War, Confederate soldiers quickly erected a prison to take the over-flow from Andersonville, an effort to fix design problems and over-crowding. The new stockade housed 10,000 prisoners. Yet one Union prisoner described Camp Lawton as "Andersonville all over again." When General Sherman's forces approached, prisoners and guards fled quickly and left bits and pieces of their lives behind. What will the relics TIME TEAM AMERICA finds tell us about life in a Civil War prison? Showtimes: Tuesday, August 26, 8:00 pm ET Operation Maneater - Great White Shark http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Mark Evans travels to Western Australia, where seven people have been killed by sharks in the last three years. Authorities have implemented radical measures to catch and kill any shark they deem a threat. Evans wants to find non-lethal solutions to keep people — and sharks — safe. He enters the water to attach tracking tags to great whites; joins beach patrol teams searching for sharks; and tests a new “multi-spectral” camera that spots sharks from the air even when they are hidden several meters underwater. Showtimes: Wednesday, August 27, 10:00 pm ET American Masters - Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Explore, through Lange’s granddaughter’s eyes, the life story of the influential “Migrant Mother” photographer. Never-before-seen photos and film footage, family memories and new interviews reveal the artist who challenged America to know itself. Showtimes: Friday, August 29, 9:00 pm ET Secrets of her Majesty's Secret Service http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Her Majesty’s Secret Service, or MI6 as it is known, is the world’s most legendary spy agency, thanks to the James Bond stories. Set up in 1909 as the Secret Service Bureau, the existence of MI6 was not formally acknowledged until 1994 — which goes a long way toward understanding the modus operandi of this government agency. Initially, the bureau was set up to control secret intelligence operations overseas, particularly concentrating on Imperial Germany’s activities. With unprecedented access to some of the key players in British espionage, this film lifts the veil on the shadowy world of spying, going back in time and behind the scenes to look at some the world’s most calculated and delicately executed operations. Showtimes: Sunday, August 31, 8:00 pm ET Masterpiece Mystery! - Breathless: Part Two http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php A procedure goes wrong for Otto, Charlie and Jean. Richard meets an old friend. Elizabeth and Mulligan meet for a showdown. Angela and Otto have an out-of-town trip with a chaperone. Charlie has a close call. A forgotten incident keeps rearing its menacing head. Showtimes: Sunday, August 31, 9:00 pm ET Operation Maneater - Polar Bear http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Mark Evans travels to the shores of Canada’s Hudson Bay, where polar bears are causing havoc in isolated communities. He arrives in the town of Churchill hours after an attack has left two people seriously injured and a bear dead. He joins the Polar Bear Alert team as they transport a captured bear by helicopter to a release site outside town. In the Inuit town of Arviat, Evans works with wildlife officers to test an aerial drone early warning system, a military grade ultra-loud speaker to deter bears, and a controversial experiment to place meat out on the tundra to keep bears away from town. Showtimes: Wednesday, September 3, 8:00 pm ET