Look what's coming to Blue Ridge PBS!
Tuesdays at 8:00pm
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE presents incredible characters and epic stories that have shaped America’s past and present. Television’s most-watched history series, acclaimed by viewers and critics alike, has been honored with every major broadcast award.
August 1 - The Boys of '36
Explore the thrilling story of the American rowing team that triumphed at the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany. Inspired by #1 best-seller The Boys in the Boat, the film follows the underdog team that took the nation by storm when they captured gold.
August 29 & September 5 - Walt Disney
Walt Disney was uniquely adept at art as well as commerce, a master filmmaker who harnessed the power of technology and storytelling.
This two-part, four-hour film examines Disney’s complex life and enduring legacy, featuring rare archival footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from some of his greatest films, and interviews with biographers, animators and artists who worked on early films, including Snow White, and the designers who helped turn his dream of Disneyland into reality.
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.
August 19 - Don Henley
Savor songs from Don Henley’s first solo album in 15 years, Cass County, which represents both Henley’s roots and the next stop on his creative journey.
August 26 – Foals/Alejandro Escovedo
Revel in an hour of modern rock with UK superstars Foals and Texas legend Escovedo. Foals play tunes from the album What Went Down, while Texas bard Escovedo showcases Burn Something Beautiful, joined by R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and alt-rock luminaries.
BrainFit: 50 Ways to Grow Your Brain
Friday, August 18 at 9:00pm & Sunday, August 20 at 11:00am
Through the brain imaging work at Amen Clinics with tens of thousands of patients, Dr. and Mrs. Amen have seen that you can literally make your brain BIGGER, STRONGER, and even YOUNGER using some very simple strategies. It’s a huge promise, but one they’ve seen occur repeatedly in people who come to Amen Clinics or who adopt their program.
In this fun, engaging program, Dr. and Mrs. Amen count down their top 50 ways to grow your brain. If you do just a few of these … you can think and feel better in a very short period of time. None of the strategies they’ll teach you are difficult.
Tuesday, August 22 at 8:00pm
Twenty years after Princess Diana's death, this new film reveals her story in her own words. What emerges is the narrative of a shy young girl who stepped onto the world stage in 1980 and departed in 1997 as its most famous woman.
Secrets of Althorp at 9:00pm
Take a tour of Althorp, childhood home and final resting place of Princess Diana, with her brother Charles, the 9th Earl Spencer. Nineteen generations of Spencers have presided over this grand estate for more than 500 years.
Earth’s Natural Wonders
Wednesday at 8:00pm
Explore the most extraordinary places on the planet in this three-part series. Visit six continents to learn how these natural wonders evolved and hear rarely told stories about the challenges their inhabitants face.
August 30 – Extreme Wonders
Visit extreme locales, including Mount Everest’s Khumbu Icefall and its dangers to sherpas, the Grand Canyon, where conservationists try to ensure a condor chick’s survival, and the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, where farmers battle with elephants.