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9 Months that Made You
Wednesdays at 10:00pm
Discover the thrilling story of how you were made, from the moment of conception to the moment of birth 280 days later. Follow the gestation process, the most exquisite biological choreography found in nature.
June 29 – The First 8 Weeks
Follow the story of how, from a fertilized egg, you took on human form in the womb. Chart the metamorphosis from the various embryonic forms you once took on until the moment around 12 weeks when you became unmistakably human.
July 6 – One of a Kind
Learn how you became the unique individual you are. No two people—even “identical” twins—are identical. Through riveting examples, explore how your face was shaped, why you’re likely to be right-handed, even how your sexuality formed.
July 13 – The Final Countdown
Meet the miracle that is you. See how your time in the womb, as your senses mature, has determined your destiny on the outside. Survey the latest epigenetic research that shows how the womb environment leaves its mark, even altering your DNA.
A Capitol Fourth 2016
Monday, July 4 at 8:00pm and 9:30pm
Join host Tom Bergeron for our country’s 240th birthday festivities, with performances by Smokey Robinson, Kenny Loggins, Gavin DeGraw, Cassadee Pope, Amber Riley, Jackie Evancho, Sutton Foster and the Broadway cast of ON YOUR FEET! with the NSO. A CAPITOL FOURTH airs live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol before an audience of hundreds of thousands, millions at home and to our troops around the world via American Forces Network.
Specialists from the country's leading auction houses and independent dealers from across the nation travel throughout the United States offering free appraisals of antiques and collectibles.
July 11, 8:00pm – Vintage Indianapolis
Travel back 15 years to learn the current values for previously appraised finds. Highlights include an autographed electric guitar, a Little Orphan Annie dress, ca. 1930, and a 1913 N.C. Wyeth painting. Which item values fell and which ones soared?
July 11, 9:00pm – Vintage Houston
In 1998, Dr. Ferid Murad of the UT-Houston Medical School won the Nobel Prize in medicine for his work on the cardio-vascular system, while ANTIQUES ROADSHOW made hearts palpitate with its first visit to H-Town. Fourteen years later, a 19th-century Chinese jade scepter, originally appraised for $1,500 to $2,500, has spiked to a radiantly healthy $50,000 to $80,000, while a 1912 Titanic menu went from a heart-stopping $75,000 to $100,000 to a less pulse-quickening $50,000 to $75,000.
Austin City Limits
Saturdays at 9:00pm
Explore the best original music — including contemporary and traditional rock, blues, country, folk, soul and worldbeat — in uninterrupted full concerts recorded live in Austin, Texas.
July 2 – TV on the Radio/The War On Drugs
Dig the best in modern rock as TVOTR showcases cuts from their latest LP Seeds, while TWOD features songs from its most recent album Lost in the Dream.
July 9 – Sturgill Simpson/Asleep at the Wheel
Enjoy “Life of Sin” and other tunes from Sturgill Simpson’s acclaimed LP Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, as well as Western swing classics from Asleep at the Wheel’s album Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys.
July 16 – Spoon/White Denim
Austin’s best alternative rock shines with Spoon and White Denim. Top 10-seller Spoon highlights its album They Want My Soul, while White Denim features its LP Corsicana Lemonade.
July 23 – Jason Isbell/Neko
Case ACL presents modern roots rock with Jason Isbell and Neko Case. Isbell performs tunes from his acclaimed LP Southeastern, while Case sings songs from her latest album.
July 30 - Cassandra Wilson
Celebrate Billie Holiday with acclaimed jazz singer Cassandra Wilson, as she performs “Strange Fruit,” “Don’t Explain, “Good Morning Heartache” and other Holiday classics from the tribute album Coming Forth by Day.
Saturdays at 10:00pm
Taped 333-feet below ground within the majestic Volcano Room deep inside Tennessee’s Cumberland Caverns, this 12-part “musical adventure” series features both well-established and emerging artists within the broad spectrum of bluegrass, jamgrass, roots and Americana genres.
July 2 – Earls of Leicester (shown at right)
2015 Grammy winners for Best Bluegrass Album, this all-star dream team was assembled by the 13-time Grammy Award-winning Jerry Douglas, who organized and produced this tribute to legendary bluegrass artists Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. Here is a “who’s who” of bluegrass and roots music, featuring Douglas, Shawn Camp, Johnny Warren, Charlie Cushman, Barry Bales and Jeff White.
July 9 – Amos Lee
Signing with Blue Note Records in 2004, Lee immediately earned the attention of press, discerning fans and fellow artists. He has toured with legendary artists such as Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, collaborated with Norah Jones and Lucinda Williams, and is a favorite writer for the likes of The Band Perry and Lady Antebellum, with appearances on soundtracks of numerous TV shows and cinematic films. Lee’s 2011 album, Mission Bell, debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
July 16 – Lee Ann Womack
With more than six million albums worldwide, Womack has performed at the Concert for the Nobel Peace Prize, for several U.S. presidents and on award-wining duets with Willie Nelson, George Strait and Buddy Miller. Womack has earned five Academy of Country Music Awards and five Country Music Association Awards, two Grammys and was a 2015 Grammy nominee for Best Country Album of the Year.
July 23 – Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Abigail Washburn and Béla Fleck are partners in music and life (married in 2009). Musically, they combine Fleck, a 15-time Grammy winner who has devoted time away from his genre-busting ensemble Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, and Washburn, who has drawn critical acclaim for her solo albums and become a live draw in her own right. The two decided they were ready to craft a debut album as a duo, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn.
July 30 – Greensky Bluegrass
Winners of the coveted 2006 Telluride Bluegrass Festival competition, they have emerged as relentless road warriors, creating a captivating live show while developing a knack for evocative, disarming songcraft. Playing up to 175 shows a year, in rock clubs and open-minded festivals like Telluride, Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Greensky Bluegrass is a word-of-mouth underground sensation, cultivating a legion of devoted fans entranced by improvisational acumen and quality songwriting.