Television Program Guide
Next showtime: Sunday, January 17 at 12:00 pm on WFSU
Enjoy the Alps in spring and summertime as newborn animals grow up to face the coming brutal winter.
- Monday, January 18 at 5:00 pm on WFSU
- Friday, January 22 at 5:00 pm on 4FSU
Discover what made the world's most successful crime writer tick. Dr. John Curran pored over Christie's personal archive and interviewed those who knew her best to paint an unprecedented portrait of the "complex" author.
Explore the lives and trailblazing careers of iconic African American entertainers Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier, who changed American culture through their films, fashion, music and politics.
- Friday, January 22 at 3:00 pm on WFSU
Next showtime: Tuesday, January 19 at 5:00 pm on 4FSU
Self-shot stories explore the meaning and state of the American dream. From the desire for homeownership to ambitions for higher ed or career success, they show the hard work, opportunities and barriers that come with pursuing this ideal today.
The story of how crisis and tragedy prepared Joe Biden to become America's next president. Those who know him best describe the searing moments that shaped President Elect Biden and what they reveal about how he will govern.
Louis Armstrong arrives in New York from Chicago where, during a brief stay with the Fletcher Henderson band, he amazes his fellow musicians and teaches the city to swing. A blues craze, spearheaded by Bessie Smith, takes the nation by storm. Cornetist Bix Beiderbecke, the first great white jazz artist, eventually plays for bandleader Paul Whiteman, whose blending of classical and jazz traditions comes to epitomize jazz for many Americans. This episode also traces the childhood of Benny Goodman, whose musicianship catapults him out of the slums of Chicago; and Goodman's eventual rival, clarinetist Artie Shaw, who also escapes ghetto life though jazz. Clarinetist Sidney Bechet takes his fiery music to Europe, and singer Ethel Waters brings a new kind of artistry to American popular song. Jelly Roll Morton advances the art of jazz composition, and Duke Ellington begins his incomparable career as the pre-eminent composer in jazz history. The episode ends with Louis Armstrong's teaming with pianist Earl Hines in l928 to make a series of pivotal recordings that culminate in the masterpiece "West End Blues."
- Thursday, January 28 at 4:00 pm on WFSU
Experience legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz's 1986 Russian homecoming for a sold-out concert of personal favorites, featuring commentary from former manager Peter Gelb and virtuoso pianists Martha Argerich and Daniil Trifonov.
Revisit tremendous Tucson treasures first appraised 15 years ago including Picasso Madoura pottery, an early 20th C. Cartier necklace & brooch, and an 1861 Charles Dickens letter. Can you guess which is now valued at $90,000-$115,000?
Go inside the lives of people working to create an antiracist American future. They film themselves doing the hard work, confronting the obstacles and achieving the small victories that could add up to real change in the movement for racial justice.
- Friday, January 29 at 5:00 pm on WFSU
Follow an Alaskan professor as he raises and studies a pet octopus in his home, making remarkable discoveries about its extraordinary intelligence, personality and skills. Octopuses are able to recognize faces and interact with other individuals.
See Dianne Reeves perform with Brazilian musician Ivan Lins, as well as Chucho Valdes, Kamasi Washington and Cecile McLorin Salvant. Watch Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, Wayne Shorter, Marcus Miller and Cindy Blackman Santana (a.k.a. Mega Nova) jam.