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. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:22:21 -0400 Entertainment 60 MASTERPIECE CLASSIC - MR. SELFRIDGE, SEASON 3 - EPISODE 3 http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php The third season of the popular series, which stars Jeremy Piven as the flamboyant American entrepreneur who founded the famous Selfridge's department store, picks up the story in 1919. The acclaimed cast includes Aisling Loftus, Katherine Kelly, Gregory Fitoussi, Amanda Abbington and Tom Goodman-Hill. Surprising accomplices turn up in the search for Kitty's assailants. Agnes and Henri call it quits, and Harry and Nancy reach an understanding. Showtimes: Sunday, April 12, 9:00 pm ET; Monday, April 13, 1:00 am ET; Tuesday, April 14, 4:00 am ET and; Saturday, April 18, 9:00 pm ET WOLF HALL ON MASTERPIECE - EPISODE TWO http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Cardinal Wolsey has been forced to move to York. Cromwell remains in London, seeking to return the cardinal to the king's favor. As Cromwell's relationship with Henry deepens, there is unexpected news from the north. Showtimes: Sunday, April 12, 10:00 pm ET; Saturday, April 18, 10:00 pm ET TWICE BORN - STORIES FROM THE SPECIAL DELIVERY UNI - Episode 3 http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php See Lilly's plastic surgery procedure and Bobby and Shelly's delivery of their baby girl, Luelle. Geneva and Reggie visit CHOP to seek help for their unborn child, who has developed a lower urinary tract obstruction. Showtimes: Tuesday, April 14, 8:00 pm ET; Wednesday, April 15, 1:00 am ET; Thursday, April 16, 4:00 am ET; Friday, April 17, 3:00 am ET and; Monday, April 20, 5:00 am ET NATURE - ANIMAL HOMES: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Finding a good base of operations is key to successfully raising a family. One must find the right stream or tree, the right building materials, neighbors and sometimes tenants. In the wild, every home is a unique DIY project, every head of household a designer and engineer. Cameras chart the building plans and progress of beavers, tortoises, hummingbirds and woodrats, examining layouts and cross sections, evaluating the technical specs of their structures, documenting their problem-solving skills. Animal architecture provides insights into animal consciousness, creativity and innovation. Showtimes: Wednesday, April 15, 8:00 pm ET; Sunday, April 19, 1:00 pm ET CALL THE MIDWIFE - Season 4, Episode 04 http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Sister Winifred's eyes are opened to Poplar's seedy underworld when she cares for an expectant prostitute. Meanwhile, Barbara struggles to understand why an expectant father would put undue pressure on his wife to bear a son, and Sister Monica Joan feels redundant as the busy midwives go about their work. The bishop's meeting with Tom leads to an argument between Trixie and Tom. Showtimes: Sunday, April 19, 8:00 pm ET; Monday, April 20, 10:00 pm ET MASTERPIECE CLASSIC - MR. SELFRIDGE, SEASON 3 - EPISODE 4 http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php The third season of the popular series, which stars Jeremy Piven as the flamboyant American entrepreneur who founded the famous Selfridge's department store, picks up the story in 1919. The acclaimed cast includes Aisling Loftus, Katherine Kelly, Gregory Fitoussi, Amanda Abbington and Tom Goodman-Hill. When Locksley makes a surprise move, Harry ups the stakes. Princess Marie makes her own move. Victor and Violette are caught off guard. Showtimes: Sunday, April 19, 9:05 pm ET; Saturday, April 25, 9:00 pm ET WOLF HALL ON MASTERPIECE - EPISODE THREE http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php With the cardinal dead, it falls to Cromwell to orchestrate a marriage between the king and Anne Boleyn. The king rewards Cromwell for his loyalty, but he is being closely watched by his enemies. Showtimes: Sunday, April 19, 10:00 pm ET; Saturday, April 25, 10:00 pm ET NATURE - ANIMAL HOMES: ANIMAL CITIES http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php For some animals, living in the midst of huge colonies of their own kind is the most secure and rewarding housing arrangement. Icelandic puffins form nesting colonies of more than a million, providing shared information about food sources and reducing the odds of attacks on individual birds. But colonies are useful for predators, too. Social spiders in Ecuador work together to capture prey 20 times the size an individual might subdue on its own. For others, communal living provides multi-generational care-giving options or the opportunity to build enormous cities like the acre-wide multi-million-citizen colonies built by leaf cutter ants in Costa Rica, or Australia's Great Barrier Reef, built entirely by tiny corals. Showtimes: Wednesday, April 22, 8:00 pm ET; Sunday, April 26, 1:00 pm ET NOVA - INVISIBLE UNIVERSE REVEALED http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Twenty-five years ago, NASA launched one of the most ambitious experiments in the history of astronomy: the Hubble Space Telescope. In honor of Hubble's landmark anniversary, NOVA tells the remarkable story of the telescope that forever changed our understanding of the cosmos and our place in it. From its inception through its early days, when a one-millimeter engineering blunder turned the telescope into an object of ridicule, to the five heroic astronaut missions that returned Hubble to the cutting edge of science, NOVA hears from the scientists and engineers on the front line who tell the amazing Hubble story as never before. This single telescope has helped astronomers pinpoint the age of the universe, revealed the birthplace of stars and planets, advanced our understanding of dark energy and cosmic expansion, and uncovered black holes lurking at the heart of galaxies. For more than a generation, Hubble's stunning images have brought the beauty of the heavens to millions, revealing a cosmos richer and more wondrous than we ever imagined. Join NOVA for the story of this magnificent machine and its astonishing discoveries. Showtimes: Wednesday, April 22, 9:00 pm ET; Saturday, April 25, 5:00 pm ET AMERICA'S BALLROOM CHALLENGE - Season 5, Episode 01 http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php In the first hour, the six finalists in the American Smooth and American Rhythm divisions compete as a group, performing the standard dances in their respective categories, with judges scoring their performances. Then each couple performs a "Showdance" solo. Showtimes: Friday, April 24, 9:00 pm ET; Sunday, May 10, 4:00 pm ET CALL THE MIDWIFE - Season 4, Episode 05 http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Sister Julienne questions the nature of absolute faith when she meets a Christian Science couple who refuse medicine for their newborn. Things become more complex when they're accused of harming their child. Meanwhile, Barbara tries to communicate with a pregnant woman who can't speak English. Using the woman's young son to translate presents a new set of problems. Sister Mary Cynthia returns, and Fred meets a woman who catches his eye. Showtimes: Sunday, April 26, 8:00 pm ET MASTERPIECE CLASSIC - MR. SELFRIDGE, SEASON 3 - EPISODE 5 http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php The third season of the popular series, which stars Jeremy Piven as the flamboyant American entrepreneur who founded the famous Selfridge's department store, picks up the story in 1919. The acclaimed cast includes Aisling Loftus, Katherine Kelly, Gregory Fitoussi, Amanda Abbington and Tom Goodman-Hill. Gordon's debut as store deputy skirts scandal. Kitty confronts her attackers. Doris wrestles with a dilemma, then takes a tragic step. Showtimes: Sunday, April 26, 9:05 pm ET; Saturday, May 2, 9:00 pm ET WOLF HALL ON MASTERPIECE - EPISODE FOUR http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Anne gives birth to a baby girl, failing to produce Henry's longed-for male heir. Cromwell demands the nobility and church swear an oath acknowledging Anne as lawful queen, but will Thomas More agree? Showtimes: Sunday, April 26, 10:00 pm ET; Saturday, May 2, 10:00 pm ET DRAFT http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php Race, class, culture - the draft in the 1960s and 1970s was a lightning rod that lit up every schism in American society. But ending the draft has produced unintended consequences, creating a citizenry completely disconnected from that of the soldiers who experience the burden of endless wars. Featuring interviews with the people who fought the draft, supported it and lived its realities, THE DRAFT tells the story of how a single, controversial issue continues to define a nation. Part of PBS Stories of Service. Showtimes: Monday, April 27, 9:00 pm ET LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, North Vietnamese forces closed in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, an unlikely group of heroes took matters into their own hands. Directed and produced by Rory Kennedy. Showtimes: Tuesday, April 28, 9:00 pm ET NATURE - MYSTERY MONKEYS OF SHANGRI-LA http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php This is the true story of a family of Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys living in the highest forests in the world. Only recently discovered, snub-nosed monkeys are hauntingly beautiful primates, gentler than others of their kind. Elfin-like, they seem both childlike and wise beyond their years. The family is led by a formidable fighter and his fighting force who guard a troop of 8-10 families. The survival of this unique monkey society, formed in response to the hardships of the Himalayas, depends on strong defensive strategies and the cooperation and interdependence of them all. Showtimes: Wednesday, April 29, 8:00 pm ET; Sunday, May 3, 12:30 pm ET AMERICA'S BALLROOM CHALLENGE - Episode Two http://www.wfsu.org/television/program_highlights.php In the second hour, couples take the floor in the International Standard division, full of flowing ball gowns and graceful waltzes, and then the sizzling International Latin style, with its suggestive costumes and seductive steps. Showtimes: Friday, May 1, 9:00 pm ET; Saturday, May 2, 2:00 am ET