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10 That Changed America
Tuesdays at 8:00pm
Host Geoffrey Baer takes viewers across the country to the legendary streets, monuments and man-made marvels that changed America.
May 14 – Modern Marvels
A whirlwind tour of 10 engineering feats that made our civilization possible: from the Erie Canal and Eads Bridge, to the Holland Tunnel and Hoover Dam. Find out which 10 modern marvels made the list!
May 21 – Streets
A whirlwind tour of 10 streets that change the way we get around: from Broadway in New York and Wilshire in Los Angeles, to the Boston Post Road and the Lincoln Highway. Find out which 10 streets made the list!
Tuesdays at 9:00pm (except where noted)
Discover the 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.
May 14 – Annie Oakley
She was the toast of New York, Victorian London, Paris, and eventually the world. She was “adopted” by Indian Chief Sitting Bull, charmed the Prince of Prussia, and entertained the likes of Oscar Wilde and Queen Victoria. Annie Oakley excelled in a man’s world by doing what she loved and won fame and fortune as the little lady from Ohio who never missed a shot. Annie Oakley is the story of a five-foot, 100-pound sharp shooter who pulled herself out of the depths of poverty to become an iconic performer known the world over as a symbol of the Wild West.
May 21 – Emma Goldman
For nearly half a century, Russian emigrant Emma Goldman was the most controversial woman in America, taunting the mainstream with her fervent attacks on government, big business, and war. To the tabloids, she was “Red Emma, Queen of the Anarchists,” but many admired Goldman for her defense of labor rights, women’s emancipation, birth control, and as a fearless writer, and merciless publisher
May 28 at 8:00pm– Rachel Carson
Meet the scientist whose groundbreaking writings revolutionized our relationship to the natural world. Mary-Louise Parker is the voice of Rachel Carson in this moving and intimate portrait.
Antiques Roadshow – NEW EPISODES!
Mondays at 8:00pm
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW puts the reality in reality television! Part adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW marks its 23rd season with a new look in 2019.
May 6 – Churchill Downs, Hour One
It’s off to the races for amazing appraisals at Churchill Downs Racetrack, like a Twin Spires painted roof slate from around 1895, a 1943 Picasso ink-on-paper and 1963 letter, and an art deco brooch. One may be worth up to $200,000.
May 13 – Churchill Downs, Hour Two
Discover first-place finds at Churchill Downs Racetrack, including a 1966 MGM Grinch figure, a Georgian & Victorian mourning jewelry collection and a Larson Bros. symphonic harp mandolin. Which appraisal is $70,000-$90,000?
May 20 – Churchill Downs, Hour Three
Giddy up for great appraisals at Churchill Downs Racetrack, such as a Chinese gilt bronze Bodhisattva, ca. 1650, a Nicolai Fechin oil portrait and an 1861 Fred Kaiffer caved holly sewing box. Guess which is valued at $60,000-$150,000.
Saturdays at 10:00pm
Mixing intimate performance with personal interviews and behind the scenes footage, BackStage Pass is your front-row center seat for diverse music from Michigan and the Midwest's most talented artists. Whether the style is rock, jazz, folk, country, classical or R&B, BackStage Pass delivers outstanding entertainment.
May 4 – Jesse Ray & the Carolina Catfish
With their blend of rock 'n' roll, blues, and punk, this duo continues to rock stages across the Midwest. Based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Jesse Ray & the Carolina Catfish albums Gravedigger and Dead Man Walking were awarded the WYCE Jammie Award for "Best Roots/Revival Album" in 2014 and 2016. "Shakin' Feet," "Alright," and "The Road" are a few highlights of this performance.
May 11 – Jack & The Bones
Singing powerhouse Jack & The Bones feature reality show musicians Taylor John Williams and Amelia Hammer Harris bringing a taste of indie pop with “Hole in My Head,” “In the Pines,” and “Glass House,” and more. In 2014, Williams placed fifth on the The Voice, and in 2018, Harris, sung her way to the top 24 on American Idol. Now, this duo shares their story and talent with BackStage Pass.
May 18 – Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers
From piñatas to sword battles on stage, Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers are known for their infectiously fun show. The group has earned the chance to play alongside Bon Iver, The National, and Vince Staples at the 2018 Mo Pop Festival. With their upbeat and groovy style the group performs, “Catalyst,” “Lonely,” and other funky favorites.