Sunday, April 1 & 8 at 9:00 p.m.
Widely considered one of Dickens’ greatest novels, Great Expectations tells the story of Pip the battered orphan boy, who rises from blacksmith’s apprentice to
gentleman under the patronage of a mysterious benefactor, who assures him of “great expectations.” Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) stars as Miss Havisham.
Sunday, April 1 at 10:00 p.m., Friday, April 6 at 10:30 p.m. & Tuesday,
April 10 at 9:00 p.m.
Saving the Titanic
The program tells the untold story of the self-sacrifice and bravery of the ship’s engineers, stokers and firemen in the face of impending death. Starring an ensemble cast, SAVING THE TITANIC seeks to answer the question of what happened in the engine and boiler rooms after the collision.
Monday, April 2 at 9:00 p.m.
Margaret Mitchell: America Rebel
The program engages leading historians, biographers and personal friends to reveal a complex woman, who penned Gone With the Wind, and who experienced profound identity shifts during her life and struggled with the two great issues of her day:
Monday, April 2 at 10:00 p.m.
Harper Lee: Hey Boo
The show illuminates the phenomenon behind Lee’s first and only novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, and the 1962 film version, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Offering an unprecedented look into Lee’s mysterious life, filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy interviews Lee’s friends and family, including her centenarian sister Alice, who share intimate recollections.
Tuesday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Serving America: Memories of Peace Corps
This original WPBT2 documentary highlights the experience of eleven South Floridians who served in the early years of the Peace Corps.
Wednesday, April 4 at 8:00 p.m.
Ocean Giants - Deep Thinkers
Whales and dolphins work co-operatively, show empathy and are self-aware. “Deep Thinkers” finds out how clever — and how much like us — whales and dolphins might be.
Thursday, April 5 at 10:00 p.m.
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
Adored by people around the world, Elmo is an international icon. But few people know the inspiring story of his creator, Kevin Clash. As a kid growing up in Baltimore in the 1970s, Clash had a dream to be a puppeteer and work with his idol, Jim Henson.
Friday, April 6 at 9:00 p.m.
Live from Lincoln Center
Renée Fleming at the Penthouse
Dubbed “the people’s diva” Renée Fleming will perform in a special intimate concert from the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse. Featuring the rarely-performed American masterpiece, Knoxville Summer of 1915 by Samuel Barber, the program also marks the first New York concert performance of songs from Ms. Fleming’s acclaimed new pop and indie-rock album, Dark Hope.
Saturdays beginning April 7
at 7:00 p.m.
Set principally in the private office of a British government cabinet minister in the Department for Administrative Affairs in Whitehall, the series follows the senior ministerial career of The Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP, played by Paul Eddington.
Tuesday, April 10, at 8:00 p.m.
& Sunday, April 15 at 1:00 p.m.
The Titanic with Len Goodman
The Titanic with Len Goodman examines the impact of the sinking on the thousands of affected families. For the first time, these tales of loss and love, triumph and tragedy are brought together, part of the Titanic legacy that lives on in the descendants. Len Goodman, best known as a judge on “Dancing With the Stars,” has his own connection to the ship.
Tuesday, April 10 at 11:00 p.m.
Lessons for Life
LESSONS FOR LIFE follows the poignant and enlightening journey of a group of high school teachers, lawmakers and dignitaries to Germany, Poland and Israel as they research the Holocaust.
Wednesday, April 11 at 8:00 p.m.
Ocean Giants - Voices of the Sea
Whales and dolphins use sound to hunt, to communicate with one another, and also to “see” and experience the world around them. “Voices of the Sea” reveals a surprising underwater world where sound takes the place of sight.
Wednesday, April 11 at 10:00 p.m.
Viewers will be in for a new experience as they take to the skies for an epic journey and aerial look at the complex networks and systems that keep America running. This first episode examines America's food industry - the biggest, most productive food machine the world has ever known. Host Yul Kwon explores how this machine feeds nearly 300 million Americans every day.
Friday, April 13 & 20 at 9:00 p.m.
Ken Burns' Encores
This Ken Burns presentation is a story of Sam Clemens' humble beginnings, a meteoric rise to fame and the burden and tragedy of personal hardships he endured.
Sunday, April 15 at at
Anne of Green Gables
This miniseries offers enlightening and unforgettable insights into the creation of one of fiction’s most extraordinary characters. It serves as both a prequel and a sequel to this original trilogy of classic films, which have enjoyed long-standing popularity on public television.
Sunday, April 15 at 9:00 p.m.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
A disgruntled choirmaster (Matthew Rhys of Brothers and Sisters) fantasizes about killing his nephew who is engaged to marry the beautiful Rosa, with whom he is perversely in love.
Monday, April 16 at 11:00 p.m.
Art in the 21st Century
Episode 1 - Change
Artists Ai Weiwei, El Anatsui and Catherine Opie bear witness, through their work, to transformation — cultural, material, and aesthetic — and actively engage communities as collaborators and subjects.
Tuesday, April 17 at 8:00 p.m.
Lidia Celebrates America
Celebrity chef and culinary author Lidia Bastianich cordially invites viewers to be her “plus one” on a cross-country matrimonial odyssey in her new PBS prime-time special.
Tuesday, April 17 at 10:00 p.m.
Swimming in Auschwitz
SWIMMING IN AUSCHWITZ interweaves the stories of six Jewish women imprisoned inside the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp during the Holocaust.
Wednesday, April 18 at
Why Ships Sink
NOVA brings together marine engineering and safety experts to reconstruct the events that led up to famous cruise disasters, including the ill-fated Concordia, the Sea Diamond and the Oceanos. Are we really safe at sea — or are we on the brink of a 21st century Titanic?
Wednesday, April 18 at 10:00 p.m.
Nation on the Move
Host Yul Kwon meets innovators who are creating ways to propel us farther and faster in years to come; in Las Vegas, he heads out into the wild night to see how transportation analysts are keeping traffic at bay by revolutionizing the use of one basic tool: the traffic light.
Sunday, April 22 at 2:30 p.m.
Great Performances at the Met
Renée Fleming reprises one of her most popular interpretations: the title role in Handel’s Rodelinda, under the baton of Baroque specialist Harry Bicket in the revival of Stephen Wadsworth’s acclaimed production. The opera, also stars Andreas Scholl as the exiled king Bertarido and Stephanie Blythe as his sister Eduige.
Sunday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Earth: The Operator's Manual
This accurate, understandable and upbeat report on the interconnected stories of humans and fossil fuels, Earth’s climate history and our future energy options will leave you amazed at the beauty and bounty of the planet, inspired by human ingenuity, and optimistic about the future.
Sunday, April 22 & 29 at 9:00 p.m.
A young British Lieutenant (Eddie Redmayne of My Week with Marilyn) meets the beautiful young wife of a textile factory owner and the two fall in love. A torrid affair ensues, but the two are torn apart by WWI.
Monday, April 23 at 11:00 p.m.
Art in the 21st Century
Episode 2 - Boundaries
View the works and techniques of artists David Altmejd, Tabaimo and Lynda Benglis.
Tuesday, April 24 at 10:00 p.m.
Money, Power & Wallstreet (Part 1)
FRONTLINE producer Michael Kirk (“Inside the Meltdown,” “The Warning”) investigates how two U.S. administrations have confronted the crisis — while dealing with sharp internal divisions and a relationship with Wall Street marked by mistrust and dependence, mutual interests and competing goals.
Tuesday, April 24 at 11:00 p.m.
DESPERATE HOURS shares the little-known Holocaust stories of small groups of Turkish Muslims, Jews and Christians who worked together to save lives during a time when millions were murdered before the eyes of an indifferent world.
Wednesday, April 25 at 10:00 p.m.
Our modern electric power grid has been called the biggest and most complex machine in the world — delivering electricity over 200,000 miles of high-tension transmission lines. Yul Kwon travels around the country to understand its intricacies, its vulnerabilities and the remarkable ingenuity required to keep the power on every day.
Monday, April 30 at 11:00 p.m..
Art in the 21st Century
Episode 3 - History
View the works and techniques of artists Gleen Ligon, Mary Reid Kelley and Marina Abramovic
Friday, April 27 & May 4 at 9:00 p.m.
Ken Burns' Encores
It was called the “Noble Experiment,” but it was in fact one of America’s most notorious civic failures, an object lesson in the challenge of legislating human behavior.