Tuesday, March 2 at 10:00 p.m.
The Suicide Terrorist
Do we have the right to end our lives if life itself becomes unbearable, or when we enter the late-stages of painful, terminal illness? FRONTLINE and Academy Award-winning filmmaker John Zaritsky offer a revealing look at people facing the most difficult decision of their lives.
Thursday, March 4 at 9:30 p.m.
Vai Da Capo, is a powerful new tenor group made up of Grammy award-winning opera singers and stage performers, Nmon Ford, Joseph Guyton, and Colin Eaton. This sweeping special performance, Vai Da Capo, Songs of Delight, was shot in one of the few surviving rococo-style theaters in the world, on the grounds of Germany’s picturesque Schwetzingen Castle.
Saturday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m.
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
An Irish Parade Of Stars (My Music)
This nostalgic journey back to the 1950s and 1960s presents long-unseen footage of beloved performers singing some of the greatest songs from and inspired by Ireland.
Saturday, March 6 at 10:00 p.m.
Michael Bublé Meets
Madison Square Garden
A musical concert that captures the Michael Bublé in a trademark, high-octane performance. Recorded at New York City’s famed arena, this program’s highlights include a show-stopping collection of Bublé’s hits (not included on the DVD release) such as Sway, Save the Last Dance for Me and How Sweet It Is, as well as selections from his newest album Crazy Love.
Tuesday, March 9 at 11:00 p.m.
SCTV Golden Classics
Return to Melonville with the new public television special SCTV Golden Classics featuring some of the most hilarious skits from the legendary sketch comedy television series, starring John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Rick Moranis, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, and Dave Thomas.
Thursday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m.
Raphael 50 Años Después
One year after the tremendous success of his No. 1 selling album Raphael: 50 years later, the artist from Linares returns with a new reality: Raphael. 50 Years Later; Live and in Full. The U.S. premiere of the television special will air exclusively on WPBT, Channel 2.
Saturday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m.
More Funny Ladies of British Comedy
Building on the success of the original Funny Ladies Of British Comedy, this special features a new compilation of hilarious classic and new clips. The program looks at a variety of talented females who have endeared themselves to audiences across America.
Saturday, March 13 at 8:00 p.m.
The Great American Songbook
This treasure trove of musical clips overflows with the very best of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, and many more artists.
Sunday, March 14 at 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Eyes on the Prize
Considered the definitive history of the civil rights years in our nation’s history, the acclaimed six-hour production includes interviews with key figures of the movement, stirring music from Bernice Johnson Reagon (founder of Sweet Honey in the Rock) and rare archival footage of the struggle to make America be America for all her people. Julian Bond narrates.
Tuesday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Legendary Bing Crosby
The Legendary Bing Crosby presents many of the entertainerís best performances from his network specials, which aired from 1954 to 1977, including recently discovered, digitally recovered footage and clips that have not been seen since their original broadcast.
Wednesday, March 17 at 11:00 p.m.
Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player
On May 15, 1987, a group of A-list musicians gathered to celebrate the enormous influence of guitarist Chet Atkins on their lives and careers. Taped in Nashville just blocks from the famed Music Row that he’s largely credited with creating, this star-packed program includes performances by Atkins with Mark Knopfler, the Everly Brothers, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Michael McDonald and a band of Music City’s finest players.
Thursday, March 18 at 8:00 p.m.
Benise: The Spanish Guitar
Benise: The Spanish Guitar will transport viewers to exotic places with video, new songs and an ever-changing set. Armed with his Spanish guitar and a world-class band of musicians, Benise pushes the boundaries of traditional flamenco/Spanish guitar.
Wednesday, March 24 at 9:00 p.m.
Great Performances at the Met
Les Contes D’Hoffmann
Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher (Lincoln Center Theater’s South Pacific) directs this new production, returning after the triumph of his Met Barber of Seville. Jacques Offenbach’s fictionalized take on the life and loves of the German Romantic writer E.T.A. Hoffmann is a fascinating psychological journey.
Friday, March 26 at 10:00 p.m.
The First Christians PT. 1/2
Drawing upon new and sometimes controversial historical evidence, FRONTLINE transports viewers back two thousand years to the time and place where Jesus of Nazareth once lived and preached and challenges familiar assumptions and conventional notions about the origins of Christianity.
Sunday, March 28 at 9:00 p.m.
In 1817, soldier-adventurer Richard Sharpe (Sean Bean) comes out of retirement to quash a rebellion in British India and rescue his old friend Patrick Harper (Daragh O’Malley). The duo’s exploits put them at the center of a blood-thirsty insurgency, led by a psychopathic former English officer. Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi guest stars as Madhuvanthi, a beautiful schemer who is out to seduce Sharpe.
Tuesday, March 30 at 10:00 p.m.
Following one of the most devastating earthquakes in recorded history, FRONTLINE arrived in Haiti within days and bears witness to the disaster and the ill-coordinated relief efforts in the poorest country in the Western hemisphere.
Wednesday, March 31 at 8:00 p.m.
Tavis Smiley Reports
MLK: A Call to Conscience
The second of Tavis Smiley special reports delves into one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s greatest speeches, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence,” which Dr. King delivered on April 4, 1967, at Riverside Church in New York City.
Wednesday, March 31 at 9:00 p.m.
I. M. Pei: Building China Modern
Noted architect I.M. Pei, who left his native China in the 1930s, was invited to design a modern museum to house the antiquities of Suzhou, where he grew up. This film follows his seven-and-a-half-year personal and architectural journey from west to east, a literal coming home — a realization of Pei’s lifelong dream, but also his biggest challenge and a work that he defines as “my biography.” The program includes commentary from local residents, design specialists, Suzhou officials and a stellar array of architects, designers and scholars commenting on Pei’s life and work.