Monday, February 1 at 9:00 p.m.
The Donner Party
This program chronicles the harrowing tale of the ill-fated emigrant group who set out for the promised land of California in the spring of 1846, only to meet with disaster in the snows of the Sierra Nevada mountains the following winter
Tuesday, February 2 at 8:00 p.m.
Ghosts of Machu Picchu
NOVA joins a new generation of archeologists as they probe areas of Machu Picchu that haven’t been touched since the time of the Incas.
Tuesday, February 2 at 10:00 p.m.
Within a single generation, the Web and digital media have transformed work, learning and social interaction in ways that we are only beginning to understand. FRONTLINE teams up with one of the leading thinkers of the digital age to explore life on the virtual frontier.
Tuesday, February 2 at 11:30 p.m.
Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness
Asks how a white American anthropologist of Jewish ancestry came to re-make the historical understanding of black people—changing racial perceptions, igniting controversy, and finally, challenging the way we think about racial identity.
Thursday, February 4 at 11:00 p.m.
3 Girls and Their Buddy
Emmylou Harris, Shawn Colvin and Patty Griffin team up with Buddy Miller for a SOUNDSTAGE performance.
Saturdays from 7:00 pm. to 9:00 p.m.
Britcoms (British Sitcoms)
Some of your comedy favourites: Are You Being Served?, Vicar of Dibley, Keeping Up Appearances and As Time Goes By.
Sunday, February 7 at 8:00 p.m.
The Beauty of Ugly
NATURE explores how and why ugly can be beautiful — even when it isn't pretty.
Sunday, February 7 at 9:00 p.m.
Miss Austen Regrets
Based on the life and letters of Jane Austen, Miss Austen Regrets tells the story of the novelist’s final years, examining why, despite setting the standard for romantic fiction, she died having never married or met her own Mr. Darcy.
Monday, February 8 at 9:00 p.m.
The Bombing of Germany
British and American bombing of Germany during WWII claimed the lives of nearly half a million civilians.
Tuesday, February 9 at 8:00 p.m.
Extreme Cave Diving
Dr. Kenny Broad dives into blue holes — underwater caves that formed during the last ice age.
Tuesdays, February 9-23 at 10:00 p.m.
Three-part series which unravels the mysteries behind the world’s most dramatic wildlife events.
Tuesday, February 9 at 11:00 p.m.
A successful nine-year-old rapper struggles to remain a little girl.
Wednesday, February 10 at 8:00 p.m.
Faces of America
The Promise of America (Episode 1)
Episode one explores the dynamic and shifting relationship America had with her new immigrants in the 20th century. Featured guests include: Mike Nichols, Kristi Yamaguchi and Yo-Yo Ma.
Thursday, February 11 at 9:00 p.m.
In Performance at the White House
President and Mrs. Obama host a concert in the White House East Room in honor of Black History Month. Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Seal, Smokey Robinson and the Blind Boys of Alabama perform.
Thursday, February 11 at 11:00 p.m.
In his stunning SOUNDSTAGE performance, Seal adds his signature touch to some of the best soul songs ever created.
Sunday, February 14 at 5:00 p.m.
Looking For Lincoln
Before Otis Redding, before Motown, before Aretha Franklin became the Queen of Soul, Sam Cooke put the spirit of the black church into popular music, creating a new American sound.
Sunday, February 14 at 8:00 p.m.
In the Valley of the Wolves
Yellowstone’s remarkable Druid wolf pack, the most celebrated pack in North America, tries to restore an entire ecosystem.
Sunday, February 14 at 9:00 p.m.
Felicity Jones plays romance addict Catherine Morland in Jane Austen’s gentle parody of gothic fiction.
Monday, February 15 at 9:00 p.m.
The Kennedy story is unlike any other: a saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.
Tuesday, February 16 at 8:00 p.m.
A photojournalist and a scientific team strive to create a unique photo archive of melting glaciers to provide a key to understanding their runaway behavior.
Tuesday, February 16 at 11:00 p.m.
“Mine”: The poignant and powerful story of animals left behind during Katrina and of the struggles of hurricane victims to reunite with their beloved pets. “Home”: Documentary short mixes imagery from the filmmaker’s childhood home before and after Katrina.
Wednesday, February 17 at 8:00 p.m.
Faces of America
Becoming American (Episode 2)
Episode two explores the many journeys to becoming American that defined the “Century of Immigration” (1820s-1924) and transformed the United States from a sleepy agrarian country into a booming industrial power. Featured guests include: Stephen Colbert, Mario Batali, Queen Noor and Kristi Yamaguchi.
Thursday, February 18 at 11:00 p.m.
Lynyrd Skynyrd delivers sensational renditions of iconic classics in an episode littered with hits.
Friday, February 19 at 10:00 p.m.
Intrigue, deception, death threats…this is the true story of the young queen.
Sunday, February 21 at 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
For Love of Liberty:
The Story of America’s Black Patriots
An inspiring, definitive and unprecedented look at the largely untold history of African-American participation in America’s armed forces, from the earliest days of the Revolutionary War to the current conflict in Afghanistan.
Sunday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m.
Invasion of the Giant Pythons
Predatory pythons have thrived in the protected wilderness of Everglades National Park, making the refuge more a killing ground than a haven for the endangered mammals, trees, plants, birds, turtles and alligators there.
Sunday, February 21 at 9:00 p.m.
Sally Hawkins stars as Anne Elliot, destined for spinsterhood at age 27 after being persuaded eight years earlier to refuse the proposal of dashing Captain Wentworth.
Monday, February 22 at 9:00 p.m.
When her plane disappeared without a trace, the “First Lady of the Air” was instantly transformed into an American legend.
Monday, February 22 at 10:00 p.m.
Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun
This is a profile of author Zora Neale Hurston, one of the most celebrated — and most controversial — figures of the Harlem Renaissance, that creatively expansive era in the 1920s when “the Negro was in vogue.” S. Epatha Merkerson (“Law & Order”) narrates.
Tuesday, February 23 at 8:00 p.m.
Megabeasts’ Sudden Death
A provocative new theory about what killed off America’s mammoths at the end of the last Ice Age.
Tuesday, February 23 at 11:00 p.m.
Behind the Rainbow
A previously untold account of South Africa’s political problems, struggles and realities.
Wednesday, February 24 at 8:00 p.m.
Faces of America
Making America (Episode 3)
Episode three tells the story of the peopling of the New World, how land came to define the settling and identity of America and how the guests’ ancestors were part of this history. Featured guests include: Meryl Streep, Eva Longoria and Yo-Yo Ma.
Thursday, February 25 at 11:00 p.m.
Willie Nelson mixes elements of folk, blues, classic country, western swing and a little gospel during a versatile set that highlights songs from the troubadour’s first-ever bluegrass album.
Sunday, February 28 at 4:00 p.m.
Great Performances at the MET
Maria Guleghina plays the ruthless titular Chinese princess and Marcello Giordani sings Calàf, the unknown prince who wins her love.
Sunday, February 28 at 8:00 p.m.
Is That Skunk?
Intrepid researchers and cameramen track skunks day and night, uncovering how they hunt, forage, mate and raise their young.
Sunday, February 28 at 9:00 p.m.
The 39 Steps
Secret agent Richard Hannay (Rupert Penry-Jones, “Persuasion”) battles German spies on the eve of World War I.
Wednesday, March 3 at 8:00 p.m.
Faces of America
The Record Within (Episode 4)
Episode four takes up the ancestor search where the historical record leaves off and links the guests’ distinctive family histories to the broader history of “the family of man.” Featured guests include: Elizabeth Alexander, Meryl Streep, Mike Nichols, Yo-Yo Ma and Eva Longoria.