WFSU Program Highlights A list of upcoming note-worthy shows on WFSU-TV. en-us Copyright 2011 WFSU. All Rights Reserved. Sun, 04 Dec 2016 17:18:21 -0500 Entertainment 60 IL VOLO NOTTE MAGICA Join the international superstar trio and special guest Placido Domingo for a magical night of music beneath the stars in Florence, Italy's beautiful Santa Croce Square. Il Volo pays tribute to the Three Tenors with songs in true operatic style. Showtimes: Monday, November 28, 7:30 pm ET; Sunday, December 4, 8:00 pm ET COASTAL DUNE LAKES: THE JEWELS OF FLORIDA'S E Showtimes: Thursday, December 1, 7:30 pm ET; Monday, December 5, 7:30 pm ET GREAT PERFORMANCES - THE HOLLOW CROWN: HENRY VI, PART I England is in crisis. War rages and divisions within the English court threaten the crown. Young Henry VI causes outrage by marrying Margaret of Anjou; the scene is set for civil war. With Tom Sturridge, Sophie Okonedo and Hugh Bonneville. Showtimes: Sunday, December 11, 9:00 pm ET HOW SHERLOCK CHANGED THE WORLD - Season 1, Episode 01 Sherlock Holmes was a scientist who used chemistry, bloodstains and minute traces of evidence to catch the criminal. In an era when eyewitness reports and "smoking gun" evidence were needed to convict criminals, and police incompetence meant that Jack the Ripper stalked the streets freely, Holmes' crime-scene methods were revolutionary. Forensic scientists, crime historians and Sherlockian experts reveal for the first time the astonishing impact the fictional detective had on the development of real-life criminal investigation and forensic techniques. Using a mix of interviews, drama reconstruction and archives, this series tells the story of the impact and legacy of the most famous crime fighter in history. Showtimes: Tuesday, December 13, 8:00 pm ET NATURE - LEGENDARY WHITE STALLIONS This story of the world-famous Lipizzaner stallions focuses on the bond that develops between the horses and their caregivers, beginning at the moment of their birth and culminating in the perfect harmony between horse and rider demonstrated at the famous Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria. Their carefully choreographed movements were originally developed for the training of war horses; only the strongest and most athletic horses qualified. The Lipizzaner stallion is bred for its courage, strength and character, but the horse is also gentle, sensitive, and exceptionally responsive to praise. Showtimes: Wednesday, December 14, 8:00 pm ET; Sunday, December 18, 1:00 pm ET JOSHUA BELL'S SEASONS OF CUBA Witness award-winning, world-famous violinist Joshua Bell lead a LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER event with musicians from America and Cuba, building a bridge between cultures and artistry. Showtimes: Friday, December 16, 9:00 pm ET LIDIA CELEBRATES AMERICA - HOLIDAY FOR HEROES Join host Lidia Bastianich for an unforgettable holiday special celebrating veterans, who discuss the importance of family during holidays, the challenges and sacrifices of their work and the pride they take in having defended our country. Showtimes: Friday, December 16, 10:00 pm ET CHRISTMAS WITH THE MORMON TABERNACLE CH Join stage and singing star Santino Fontana, the Muppets from Sesame Street and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for a concert that includes songs from SESAME STREET and inspiring arrangements of sacred Christmas music. Showtimes: Sunday, December 18, 2:00 pm ET GREAT PERFORMANCES - THE HOLLOW CROWN: HENRY VI, PART II Bitter rivalries erupt. The feeble King Henry is overshadowed by Queen Margaret. Edward IV takes the throne, but youngest brother Richard has his eyes on the crown. With Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Sturridge, Sophie Okonedo and Keeley Hawes. Showtimes: Sunday, December 18, 9:00 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, December 21, 8:00 pm ET SHAKESPEARE LIVE! FROM THE RSC On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, GREAT PERFORMANCES presents the RSC's star-studded gala, with David Tennant, Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Joseph Fiennes, John Lithgow, Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, David Suchet and many more. Showtimes: Friday, December 23, 9:00 pm ET; Sunday, December 25, 11:30 pm ET LAWRENCE WELK SHOW - CHRISTMAS Guest: Norma, Randy, and Mark Zimmer. This program opens with Lawrence joining the gang for "Jingle Bells". Norma and the group sing "Silent Night" and Arthur Duncan shows us how to "Ring Those Christmas Bells". "Sweet Little Jesus Boy" is performed beautifully by Guy and Ralna and Joe Feeney captures the true spirit of the season with "Oh Holy Night". Along the way, the children of the Musical Family are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. Showtimes: Saturday, December 24, 7:00 pm ET POLLYANNA Enjoy an adaptation of the children's classic novel Pollyanna, about the young orphan whose effortless charm captures the hearts of family, friends and strangers alike and who believes that a little positive thinking can make a big difference. Showtimes: Sunday, December 25, 3:00 pm ET GREAT PERFORMANCES - THE HOLLOW CROWN: RICHARD III In his quest for the crown, Richard plans the murder of his brother George. After the death of Edward IV, Richard's path to the throne is clear, except for the princes in the tower. With Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench and Phoebe Fox. Showtimes: Sunday, December 25, 9:00 pm ET EERO SAARINEN: AMERICAN MASTERS - Season 30, Episode 01 Explore the life of the modernist architect behind visionary buildings like St. Louis' Gateway Arch. Travel with his son, director of photography Eric Saarinen, ASC, as he visits his father's work on a cathartic journey, shot in 6K. Showtimes: Tuesday, December 27, 8:00 pm ET NOVA - BUILDING PHARAOH'S CHARIOT Investigate one of the secrets to ancient Egyptian military supremacy: astonishingly advanced war chariots. Join a team of experts as they decipher ancient clues and construct a modern replica in order to put it to the test it in simulated battle. Showtimes: Wednesday, December 28, 9:00 pm ET; Saturday, December 31, 5:00 pm ET SHERLOCK ON MASTERPIECE - THE ABOMINABLE BRIDE Rejoin Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in 1890s London. Mary Morstan (Amanda Abbington), Inspector Lestrade (Rupert Graves) and Mrs. Hudson (Una Stubbs) also turn up at 221b Baker Street. Showtimes: Friday, December 30, 9:00 pm ET LAWRENCE WELK SHOW - NEW YEARS Guest: Bob Ralston. Bob Ralston makes New Year's Eve a family affair with his wife, daughter and grandson. The Welk Band plays the "Champagne Waltz" while Lawrence dances with Norma Zimmer. The Lennon Sisters reminisce with "May You Always", and JoAnn Castle gets the party going with "Happy Days Are Here Again". Showtimes: Saturday, December 31, 7:00 pm ET LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER - NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC NEW YEAR'S EVE Ring in the new year with a night of American classics, including beloved works by Rodgers & Hammerstein, featuring Joyce DiDonato with the New York Philharmonic. Showtimes: Saturday, December 31, 8:00 pm ET AUSTIN CITY LIMITS - 2016 HALL OF FAME NEW YEAR'S EVE SPECIAL Showtimes: Saturday, December 31, 11:03 pm ET