WFSU Program Highlights A list of upcoming note-worthy shows on WFSU-TV. en-us Copyright 2011 WFSU. All Rights Reserved. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 22:46:21 -0500 Entertainment 60 DOWNTON ABBEY SEASON 6 ON MASTERPIECE - EPISODE 5 Thomas makes Andy a generous offer. Spratt rescues Denker. A powerful politician comes to dinner. Robert upsets the family. Mary gets suspicious. Showtimes: Saturday, February 6, 9:00 pm ET; Sunday, February 28, 4:30 pm ET MERCY STREET - THE BELLE ALLIANCE During a Union ball at their house, the Green girls and Frank initiate a daring plan to help him escape. Mary releases Dr. Foster, still shaky from his detox, from his "quarantine" so he can guide Samuel through a delicate operation. Showtimes: Sunday, February 7, 10:00 pm ET; Saturday, February 13, 10:00 pm ET FINDING YOUR ROOTS - 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. Showtimes: Tuesday, February 9, 8:00 pm ET; Thursday, February 11, 11:00 pm ET B.B. KING: AMERICAN MASTERS - Season 29, Episode 03 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. Showtimes: Friday, February 12, 9:00 pm ET DAVID BOWIE: FIVE YEARS Survey five pivotal years in Bowie's extensive career, each illustrating his inspiration and where his innovative ideas led him. The program features unseen footage and interviews with close collaborators, and charts Bowie's continual evolution. Showtimes: Friday, February 12, 10:00 pm ET FATHER BROWN - THE MAYOR AND THE MAGICIAN When the mayor drops dead during his speech at the Kembleford village fete, Father Brown deduces that he was deliberately electrocuted. Meanwhile, Mrs McCarthy's past comes back to haunt her. Showtimes: Saturday, February 13, 8:00 pm ET; Sunday, February 14, 7:00 pm ET DOWNTON ABBEY SEASON 6 ON MASTERPIECE - 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. Showtimes: Saturday, February 13, 9:00 pm ET; Sunday, February 28, 5:30 pm ET DOWNTON ABBEY SEASON 6 ON MASTERPIECE - 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. Showtimes: Sunday, February 14, 9:00 pm ET; Sunday, February 28, 6:30 pm ET MERCY STREET - THE DEAD ROOM The unexpected visit of a hospital inspector throws the staff into disarray. Mary feels empathy for a deserter, while Silas makes Samuel pay for his arrogance. A family tragedy forces James Sr. to take a risky step to earn his family's respect. Showtimes: Sunday, February 14, 10:00 pm ET; Saturday, February 20, 10:00 pm ET FINDING YOUR ROOTS - 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. Showtimes: Tuesday, February 16, 8:00 pm ET; Thursday, February 18, 10:00 pm ET BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION - INDEP... Revisit the turbulent 1960s, when a new revolutionary culture emerged with the Black Panther Party at the vanguard. Stanley Nelson tells the vibrant story of a pivotal movement that feels timely all over again. Showtimes: Tuesday, February 16, 9:00 pm ET CAROLE KING: AMERICAN MASTERS - Season 28, Episode 05 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. Showtimes: Friday, February 19, 9:00 pm ET; Sunday, February 21, 5:00 pm ET FATHER BROWN - THE BLUE CROSS When his priceless Blue Cross is targeted by the infamous criminal Flambeau, Father Brown takes the initiative to try and save his soul. But is he walking into a trap? Showtimes: Saturday, February 20, 8:00 pm ET; Sunday, February 21, 7:00 pm ET DOWNTON ABBEY SEASON 6 ON MASTERPIECE - 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. Showtimes: Sunday, February 21, 9:00 pm ET; Sunday, February 28, 7:30 pm ET MERCY STREET - THE DIABOLICAL PLOT President Lincoln's visit sets in motion a diabolical rebel plot and offers an opportunity to free James Sr. Dr. Foster uncovers a scheme to undermine him at the expense of his patients. Aurelia, recovered from her surgery, makes a bold decision. Showtimes: Sunday, February 21, 10:12 pm ET; Saturday, February 27, 10:30 pm ET FINDING YOUR ROOTS - 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. Showtimes: Tuesday, February 23, 8:00 pm ET; Thursday, February 25, 10:00 pm ET NATURE - SNOW CHICK From the filmmakers who brought viewers the spectacular 3-part miniseries, "Penguins: Spy in the Huddle," comes this intimate and incredible journey of one vulnerable and charismatic Emperor penguin chick, from the moment he emerges from the egg to the moment he leaves for the sea as a boisterous adolescent. His story begins with his father, who's left holding the baby through the long Antarctic winter while his mother is 50 miles away catching fish to feed him. Mom and Dad swap responsibilities until the chick is big enough to take his first steps. His new-found independence in this extraordinarily difficult and dangerous place is filled with humor and danger that will test his parents until the day he leaves them and makes the long trek to the sea without them to begin a life on his own. Showtimes: Wednesday, February 24, 8:00 pm ET SMITHSONIAN SALUTES RAY CHARLES: IN PERFORMANCE AT... - SMITHSONIAN SALUTES RAY CHARLES Hear interpretations of the music of Ray Charles, using his own big-band musical arrangements, by renowned as well as up-and-coming artists. The performance, a White House partnership with the Smithsonian, airs from the East Room. Showtimes: Friday, February 26, 9:00 pm ET FATS DOMINO: AMERICAN MASTERS - Season 29, Episode 04 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. Showtimes: Friday, February 26, 10:00 pm ET FATHER BROWN - THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE Showtimes: Saturday, February 27, 8:00 pm ET MORE MANNERS OF DOWNTON ABBEY: A MASTERPIECE SPECI... Return to the world of manners with Alastair Bruce, "Downton Abbey's" historical advisor. With interviews with cast members like Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery, the program navigates the social protocol of aristocrats and servants in the 1920s. Showtimes: Sunday, February 28, 9:00 pm ET; Monday, February 29, 10:00 pm ET ANTIQUES ROADSHOW - CHARLESTON, HOUR THREE 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? Showtimes: Monday, February 29, 8:00 pm ET FINDING YOUR ROOTS - THE LONG WAY HOME Discover how actress Julianna Marguiles, author Azar Nafisi and chef Lidia Bastianich are bound together by their ancestors' singular and deeply human desire to preserve their most cherished traditions. Showtimes: Tuesday, March 1, 8:00 pm ET; Thursday, March 3, 10:00 pm ET