Television Program Guide
Next showtime: Friday, March 5 at 4:30 pm on WFSU
Sparks are flying in "Urban Forge: Ozark Artistry" as the first-hand process of taking raw materials from conception to completion comes to life on-screen. The film highlights tools and techniques dating back centuries, and the craftsmanship it takes to produce functional works of art. Experience the pride of craftsmanship and realize the importance of keeping the tradition alive.
MY MUSIC Presents THE CARPENTERS: CLOSE TO YOU is a music-filled documentary that traces the Carpenters' career through the eyes of Richard Carpenter and the group's friends in the music business, featuring their their top recording hits, including "(They Long to Be) Close to You," "Top of the World," "For All We Know," "Superstar," "Yesterday Once More," "Rainy Days and Mondays" and "We've Only Just Begun." Between 1970 and 1983, the Carpenters were awarded 10 gold singles and 9 gold albums, many of which also achieved multi-platinum status. They won Grammy Awards as Best New Artist and Best Contemporary Vocal group in 1970 and for Album of the Year in 1971. That same year, Karen and Richard hosted the NBC-TV summer series, "Make Your Own Kind of Music" and later starred in a series of specials on ABC-TV into the 1980s. Their soundtrack recording of "Bless the Beasts and Children" was nominated for an Academy Award, and they performed it at the Oscar telecast in 1972. From 1970 to 1981, the Carpenters consistently were represented on the Billboard charts with 17 of their singles in the Pop Top 20, including three #1 songs and six songs at #2 in addition to 17 songs hitting #1 on the Easy Listening chart. The Carpenters became the top American recording act of the 1970s and have sold over 100 million recordings worldwide. THE CARPENTERS: CLOSE TO YOU features interviews with Richard Carpenter in addition to the group's musicians, famous friends and colleagues, particularly those who helped them achieve stardom, including Herb Alpert, Paul Williams, Burt Bacharach and Petula Clark. The program also contains rare footage of Richard and Karen, including never-before-seen promotional films, concert performances, studio recording sessions, archival television appearances and outtakes.
- Monday, March 8 at 7:30 pm on WFSU
Join yoga teacher Peggy Cappy as she demonstrates movements to use at home to strengthen muscles and help increase mobility for people who are challenged by arthritis or the stiffness that comes with age or injury.
Next showtime: Saturday, March 6 at 8:30 am on WFSU
The world is in turmoil and Americans are the unhappiest they've been in 50 years. With millions sickened from COVID-19 and more than 300, 000 Americans dead in a global pandemic that brought social isolation, grief, fear, and an economy in tatters mixed with anti-racism protests after the killing of George Floyd and the ongoing political divide, we've been brought to our emotional knees. As a nation, we're feeling so stressed and unhappy, it sparked a dramatic rise in the number of new prescriptions for antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications and sleep aids during and after the pandemic. Depression, the opposite of being happy, tripled in just few months in early 2020, from 8.5%, which was already up from the prior decade, to a horrifying 27.8%. But you do not have to feel this way even when it seems like the world is crumbling around you. In this program, psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen, the author of Your Brain Is Always Listening; and his wife Tana Amen, an ICU nurse and author of The Relentless Courage of a Scared Child will show you how to tame the hidden dragons that cause these problems to help you feel happier, more positive and more in control of your own emotions.
Join one of the best-selling recording artists of all time for her unforgettable concert filmed at London's Wembley Stadium in 2000. The powerhouse performer blasts out hit after hit from her four-decade career.
As a neuromuscular therapist, meditation teacher and yoga instructor, Lee Albert addresses three systems of the body that contribute to pain, stress and premature aging. He also provides a step-by-step "owner's manual" for our bodies to maintain a pain-free life and, when necessary, find the way to resolve pain in our knees, back, neck or elsewhere. Recommended for all ages, with an emphasis on those over 50, the program combines the wisdom of neuromuscular therapy, stress management and yoga. Appropriate for all body types and fitness levels, it's for anyone who wants to operate their bodies with minimal or no pain and maintain an active, fulfilling lifestyle as they grow older. Whether young or old or somewhere in between, there are simple solutions to help our bodies function optimally.
Next showtime: Sunday, March 7 at 1:30 pm on WFSU
Join the acclaimed personal finance expert for essential advice on planning for and thriving in retirement. With empathy, straight talk and humor, Suze provides information about key steps for anyone trying to achieve their 'ultimate retirement.'
- Friday, March 12 at 8:30 pm on WFSU
- Saturday, March 13 at 5:00 pm on WFSU
Join host Jim Carter (Mr. Carson) for a celebration of the beloved hit series and a sneak peek at the upcoming movie. Features new interviews with the cast and creators and never-before-seen video clips.
Take a musical journey through the evolution of modern American folk music, from its roots in bluegrass to San Francisco coffee houses to clubs in Greenwich Village. The Smothers Brothers and Judy Collins host.
- Wednesday, March 10 at 9:30 pm on WFSU
Join John Sebastian of The Lovin' Spoonful in a special featuring the greatest singers and songwriters of the classic 50s & 60s folk era, with historic footage and new performances.
Join hosts Phyllis McGuire, Pat Boone and Nick Clooney for a nostalgic trip back to the 1950s. Return to the era's pop music days with a mix of live performance and archival footage, including classic moments from favorite performers.
- Saturday, March 13 at 7:00 pm on WFSU
Join Patti LaBelle for an all-star reunion of the legends of 1970s Motown, R&B and soul, including the Commodores, original lead Eugene Record reuniting with the Chi-Lites, the Stylistics, Yvonne Elliman, Heatwave, the Trammps and the Emotions.
- Saturday, March 13 at 9:00 pm on WFSU
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. The first program traces the life of Jesus of Nazareth, exploring the message that helped his ministry grow and the events that led to his crucifixion around 30 C.E. The film then turns to the period that followed Jesus' death, examining the rise of Christianity and concluding with the first revolt the bloody and violent siege of Jerusalem and the beginning of a rift between Christianity and Judaism. New evidence suggests that Jesus' followers, because of their diversity and the differences in their cultures and languages, looked at and interpreted Jesus and his teachings in many different ways. In the second program, FRONTLINE examines the period after the First Revolt, tracing the development and impact of the Gospels and looking at the increasingly hostile relationship between the Christians and the Jews. The film looks at another bloody Jewish war against Rome, the Second Revolt, assessing its impact on the Christianity movement. The broadcast documents the extraordinary events of the second and third centuries in which Christianity grew from a small Jewish sect to an official religion of the Roman Empire.
Created by Oscar-winning writer Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park), "Downton Abbey" depicts the lives of the noble Crawley family and the staff who serve them, set at their Edwardian country house in 1912. Featuring an all-star cast, including Hugh Bonneville (MASTERPIECE CLASSIC "Miss Austen Regrets"), Dame Maggie Smith (Harry Potter) and Elizabeth McGovern. Laura Linney hosts. When the Titanic goes down, Lord Grantham loses his immediate heirs and his daughter Mary loses her fiance, throwing Downton Abbey and its servants into turmoil. The new heir turns out to be Matthew, a lowly lawyer with novel ideas about country life. Starring Hugh Bonneville, Dame Maggie Smith and Elizabeth McGovern.
Journey back to the Pacific Northwest to discover antique and vintage finds like a Jon Stefansson landscape oil, a Lonny Frey pro baseball collection and a Rolex Bubbleback watch. Have their values held strong or headed south since 2007?
- Saturday, March 20 at 5:00 pm on WFSU
FAUCI: THE VIRUS HUNTER is an hour-long documentary that provides an in-depth look at Dr. Anthony Fauci's life story and career. Informative and engaging on-camera interviews with some of Dr. Fauci's colleagues and friends, including Dr. John Gallin, Dr. Michael Osterholm, and medical historian Victoria Harden, offer insight into his career and family life, while the compelling images and videos archived by the Associated Press give an expansive view of the true depth and breadth of his contributions and service to this country and the world. This program sheds light on the many battles fought, challenges overcome, and significant discoveries made during Fauci's esteemed career.
Author Ta-Nehisi Coates, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and author and activist Janet Mock see their basic assumptions about their families challenged, placing their ancestors - of all colors - into the greater context of black history.
From his first days as president to his last, how Trump stoked division, violence, and insurrection. Trump's siege on his enemies, the media, and even the leaders of his own party, who for years ignored the warning signs of what was to come.
In Lapland, natives and conservation groups work to save an age-old reindeer migration and restore an entire ecosystem in the process. Now, Lapland is witnessing wildlife spectacles return to the land of ice and snow.
A passionate misunderstanding, a surprise visit and a stolen umbrella set into motion a series of events that unexpectedly intertwine the lives of the Schlegels, the Wilcoxes and the Basts.
- Saturday, March 27 at 9:00 pm on WFSU
Giddy-up to Derby City for updated Season 12 appraisals including a Dirk Van Erp lamp from around 1910, a J. Falter "Listening to the Sea" illustration and a 1919 Cincinnati Reds championship baseball. One is now valued at $150,000-$200,000.
- Saturday, March 27 at 5:00 pm on WFSU
Explore the life of Flannery O'Connor whose provocative fiction was unlike anything published before. Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, newly discovered journals and interviews with Mary Karr, Tommy Lee Jones, Hilton Als and more.
- Friday, March 26 at 3:00 pm on WFSU
Follow four millennials and their parents as they travel through time wearing an MIT-produced "aging empathy suit" and working with professional make-up artists to navigate the realizations, conversations and mindset required to age successfully.
- Monday, March 29 at 4:00 pm on WFSU
Explore legendary choreographer Twyla Tharp's career and famously rigorous creative process, with original interviews, first-hand glimpses of her at work and rare archival footage of select performances from her more than 160 choreographed works.
Honor the best films and performances of 2020 that resonate with older viewers including Career Achievement Award winner George Clooney. Celebrating movies that matter, the Awards champion movies for grownups, by grownups.
Look back at Louisville treasures from 2007 including a Kentucky cherry corner cupboard made around 1815, a Qing period nephrite jade basin and a 1911 Julian Onderdonk landscape oil. Which has skyrocketed in value and is appraised for $125,000.
- Wednesday, March 31 at 3:00 pm on WFSU
Discover the 1946 incident of racial violence by police that led to the racial awakening of President Harry Truman and set the stage for the landmark 1954 Supreme Court Brown v. Board of Education decision, jump-starting the civil rights movement.
With 1 million species at threat, David Attenborough explores extinction and how this crisis has consequences for us all, even putting us at greater risk of pandemic diseases.
- Friday, April 2 at 5:00 pm on 4FSU