Tuesday, March 1 at 8:00 p.m.
In Performance at the White House
The Motown Sound
The President and First Lady host this installment of IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE which features selections from 50 years of Motown hits. The all-star cast of performers and guests includes current stars as well as stars from Motown's golden era.
Wednesday, March 2 at 8:00 p.m.
Toubadours: James Taylor, Carole King & The California Scene
Interweaving the intriguing story of the club that cemented their musical legacy, Troubadours is a first-hand account of the genesis of the singer-songwriter movement, centering on the historic collaboration between Carole King and James Taylor, as well as on Jackson Browne, David Crosby, Joni Mitchell, Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, the Eagles, Elton John, and many others.
Wednesday, March 2 at 9:30 p.m.
Harry Connick, Jr. In Concert on Broadway
Twenty years after dazzling audiences in his first solo Broadway concert early in his career, three-time Grammy Award-winner Harry Connick, Jr. returned to the Main Stage in a roster of favorites, performed in his trademark New Orleans style.
Thursday, March 3 & Monday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m.
The Rat Pack: Live & Swinging
Triumph & Tragedy
THE RAT PACK: LIVE AND SWINGIN’ features Frank, Sammy and Dean in prime form, dazzling the audience with their dynamic chemistry, comic camaraderie and unforgettable melodies. The live black-tie benefit performance – the first and only time cameras ever fully captured a proper "Rat Pack Summit" – was taped on Father's Day, June 20, 1965 at the Kiel Opera House in St. Louis.
Saturday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Behind the Britcoms: From Script to Screen
Join hosts Moira Brooker and Philip Bretherton (Judith and Alastair on AS TIME GOES BY) as they take you inside the hearts and minds of the writers, producers and actors, who have brought you many of your favorite British comedies. If you've ever wondered how the British comedies you enjoy on your public television station go from "script to screen," this program is truly a "must see."
Sunday, March 6 at 4:00 p.m. & Thursday, March 24 at 9:30 p.m.
Jews in Baseball
More than a film about sports, it is a story of immigration, assimilation, bigotry, heroism, the passing on of traditions, and the shattering of stereotypes. Interviews include fans, writers, executives, and players – including Al Rosen, Kevin Youkilis, Shawn Green, Bob Feller, Yogi Berra, and Sandy Koufax. Narrated by Dustin Hoffman.
Sunday, March 6 at 5:30 p.m. & Thursday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m.
New York Street Games
Narrated by Hector Elizondo, New York Street Games discusses the origins of the street games that were played and shared by city children across the nation. The film profiles all of the games we played and loved as kids. We revisit Stickball, Boxball, Skully, Punchball, Ring-a-Levio, Jonny on a Pony, Stoopball, Over the Line, Chinese Handball and many more.
Monday, March 7 at 8:00 p.m.
Eat & Cook Health with Dr. John La Puma
Anyone who loves food, wants to have more energy, to reverse his or her family health history, or to know what to eat to get and stay healthy will want to watch EAT & COOK HEALTHY! WITH DR. JOHN LA PUMA. He is the first physician to teach a cooking and nutrition course in a US medical school (SUNY-Syracuse), with Dr Michael Roizen of RealAge.
Wednesday, March 9 at 10:00 p.m.
Billy Joel: The Shea Stadium Concert
Shortly before the demolition of New York City’s Shea Stadium in July 2008, superstar Billy Joel electrified audiences with two memorable concerts at the historic arena. Joel’s special guests included Tony Bennett, Garth Brooks, and Sir Paul McCartney whose 1965 appearance there with the Beatles was so iconic.
Friday, March 11 at 11:00 p.m.
Jimi Hendrix Live at Woodstock
Woodstock was a cultural moment, and Jimi Hendrix played the most important role of that moment. It was said the unused footage was thrown out, but it was untrue, as that wasn’t the type of thing that anyone would have done. Luckily, all of the remaining unused footage has now been released, and incorporated into the pre-existing footage.
Saturday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m. & Sunday, March 13 at 3:00 p.m.
Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert
No one could have guessed on October 8, 1985, when Les Misérables opened in London at the Barbican Theatre that it would become a worldwide phenomenon, but audiences embraced it from the start, creating a “people’s musical” that has played in 42 countries and has been seen by nearly 60 million people. In 2010, the legendary musicalcelebrated its 25th birthday, and to mark the occasion, producer Cameron Mackintosh staged an extraordinary concert at the O2 Arena in London.
Saturday, March 12 at 9:00 p.m.
The Weavers: Wasn't That A Time?
This 1982 documentary captures a reunion performance at Carnegie Hall in the early 1980s of the now-aged Weavers, blending contemporary footage of the concert with background about the intemperate, intolerant times in which The Weavers first emerged. The film provides solid history of the McCarthy era, when The Weavers--riding high with a No. 1 hit in "Goodnight, Irene" -- found themselves blacklisted as suspected Communists.
Sunday, March 13 at 8:00 p.m.
Gustavo Dudamel and the L.A. Philharmonic
GREAT PERFORMANCES spotlights the October 7, 2010 opening night concert of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Music Director Gustavo Dudamel featuring renowned Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Actress Eva Mendes hosts the broadcast.
Monday, March 14 at 9:30 p.m.
The Best of Laugh-In
Combining the blackout comedy of the vaudeville tradition with a 1960s-style “happening,” psychedelic costumes, graphics, graffiti, outrageous characters and a new political awareness, “Laugh-in” became one of the most popular shows in history. THE BEST OF LAUGH-IN is a delightful tribute to the comedy-variety program, which not only transformed television but became an important training ground for an entire generation of young writers and comic talent.
Wednesday, March 16 at 10:00 p.m.
The Hitman Returns: David Foster & Friends
Filmed in October 2010 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, “Hitman Returns,” the follow-up concert to the hugely popular 2008 “Hitman: David Foster & Friends,” is an all-star celebration featuring even more chart-topping stars and music from the 15-time Grammy Award winner’s extensive career catalog.
Thursday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m.
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Patty Duke hosts the program, which is written by Malachy McCourt. Music is proof of life to the Irish, and the songs of Ireland have entered the hearts of millions of Americans, often inspiring other kinds of music. The program appropriately opens on the streets of Dublin with the legendary crooner Bing Crosby offering a pair of Irish folk standards, “Molly Malone” and “McNamara’s Band.”
Saturday, March 19 at 9:00 p.m.
John Sebastian Presents Folk Rewind
The program focuses on the greatest singers and songwriters of the classic 1950s and 1960s folk era. Presented by the lead singer of The Lovin’ Spoonful ("Do You Believe In Magic"), FOLK REWIND features a treasure trove of historical footage that has not been seen in more than four decades, plus new performances by artists who are still appearing in concert today.
Tuesday, March 22 at 10:00 p.m.
Darlene Love: The Concert of Love
Taped at The Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, N.J., this new compilation feeds hungry fans an auditory feast of Darlene’s expansive repertoire from her gospel beginnings and rock-and-roll signature songs to Broadway favorites. Hand-picked by music legend himself, Phil Spector, Ms. Love is widely considered the voice that launched a hundred hits. During the 1960’s mega girl-group era.
Wednesday, March 23 at 8:00 p.m & Saturday March 26 at 9:00 p.m.
The Big Band Years
Coinciding with the 66th anniversary of D-Day — the June 6, 1944, Allied Forces invasion of Normandy, France — THE BIG BAND YEARS turns back the clock to a time when swing musicians ruled the radio and night clubs, bringing a joyful escape to Americans during one of the most turbulent eras in the nation’s history. The program is part of special programming airing on WPBT2. Peter Marshall (“The Hollywood Squares”) hosts.
Thursday March 24 at 10:00 p.m. & Friday March 25 at 9:00 p.m.
Suze Orman's Money Class
Financial powerhouse Suze Orman delivers her expert take on what actions everyone needs to consider to secure a hopeful and sustainable financial future in light of the new economic reality. After the upheavals of the economic downturn that began in 2008, Orman believes it’s critical to rethink many of the traditional strategies we’ve been using to achieve our financial goals.