Television Program Guide

From the TV Program Guide
Finding Your Roots - relatives we never knew we had Tuesday, November 21 at 8:00 pm

Actresses Tea Leoni and Gaby Hoffmann's lives have been shaped by family mysteries. They are introduced to the identities and life stories of their biological ancestors, thanks to DNA detective work.

little frog with leg sticking out Nature - nature's miniature miracles Wednesday, November 22 at 8:00 pm

Great things come in small packages. This film tells the epic survival stories of the world's smallest animals, from a tiny sengi, the "cheetah" of the shrew world, to a small shark that walks on land. For these animals, size does not matter.

Nova - extreme animal weapons Wednesday, November 22 at 9:00 pm

Explore the secrets that underlie nature's battleground. Every animal has some kind of weapon, whether claws or horns, fangs or stings. But why are some armaments huge and extreme, far beyond any practical need?

anne with hands on head Anne Of Green Gables: The Good Stars Thursday, November 23 at 9:00 pm

Join Anne Shirley as she turns 13 and faces complex situations with friends, adults and Gilbert. Her free-spirited nature is challenged by her perceived need to be sensible, a journey fraught with confusion and unfortunate-albeit amusing-mishaps.

cast on stage with giant champagne bottle that reads 1947 Great Performances - irving berlin's holiday inn - the broadway musical Friday, November 24 at 9:00 pm

Enjoy the hit Broadway adaptation of the classic 1942 movie musical, showcasing an Irving Berlin score including the Oscar-winning "White Christmas" with big dance numbers, comedy and a hit parade of the great songwriter's famous tunes.

The Beatles in Washington DC Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years Saturday, November 25 at 8:00 pm

Explore the history of the Fab Four from their early days in Liverpool to their last concert in San Francisco in 1966. The film, by Oscar-winner Ron Howard, reveals how the foursome united to become the global phenomenon that was "The Beatles."

Additional Airdates :
  • Wednesday, November 29 at 7:30 pm
Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. in the desert of Sudan Africa's Great Civilizations - origins / the cross and the crescent Sunday, November 26 at 1:30 pm

Origins - Journey with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to Kenya, Egypt and beyond as he discovers the origins of man, the formation of early human societies and the creation of significant cultural and scientific achievements on the African continent. The Cross and the Crescent - Gates charts the rise of Christianity and Islam, whose economic and cultural influence stretched from Egypt to Ethiopia. Learn of African religious figures like King Lalibela, an Ethiopian saint, and Menelik, bringer of the Ark of the Covenant.

Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. in the desert of Sudan Africa's Great Civilizations - the cross and the crescent Sunday, November 26 at 2:35 pm

Gates charts the rise of Christianity and Islam, whose economic and cultural influence stretched from Egypt to Ethiopia. Learn of African religious figures like King Lalibela, an Ethiopian saint, and Menelik, bringer of the Ark of the Covenant.

Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. in the desert of Sudan Africa's Great Civilizations - empires of gold / cities Sunday, November 26 at 3:50 pm

Empires of Gold - Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uncovers the complex trade networks and advanced educational institutions that transformed early north and west Africa from deserted lands into the continent's wealthiest kingdoms and learning centers. Cities - Gates explores the power of Africa's greatest ancient cities, including Kilwa, Great Zimbabwe and Benin City, whose wealth, art and industry successes attracted new European interest and interaction along the continent's east and west coasts.

Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. in the desert of Sudan Africa's Great Civilizations - cities Sunday, November 26 at 5:03 pm

Gates explores the power of Africa's greatest ancient cities, including Kilwa, Great Zimbabwe and Benin City, whose wealth, art and industry successes attracted new European interest and interaction along the continent's east and west coasts.

Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. in the desert of Sudan Africa's Great Civilizations - the atlantic age Sunday, November 26 at 6:23 pm

Gates explores the impact of the Atlantic trading world, giving rise to powerful new kingdoms, but also transatlantic slave trade. Learn of the revolutionary movements of the 18th-early 19th centuries, including the advent of the Sokoto Caliphate.

Bob Hope with miss piggy and kermit the frog Bob Hope: American Masters Monday, November 27 at 7:30 pm

Explore the entertainer's life with unprecedented access to his personal archives including writings voiced by Billy Crystal, clips from his body of work, and interviews with Woody Allen, Margaret Cho, Conan O'Brien, Tom Selleck and Brooke Shields.