Week of January 20 2013

  • 8:00 pm - Great Performaces at The Met: Simon Boccanegra -

    Four decades into a legendary Met career, tenor Placido Domingo makes
    history singing the title role in Verdi's political thriller, which is
    written for a baritone. Adrianne Pieczonka, Marcello Giordani, and
    James Morris are his co-stars in this tragic story of a father and his

  • 8:00 pm - Moyers & Company -

    A commentary and interview television show hosted by Bill Moyers, and broadcast via syndication on public television stations in the United States. The weekly show covers current affairs affecting everyday Americans, and features extended conversations with guests on issues of the day

  • 10:00 pm - Intelligence Squared: Are Elected Islamists Better Than Dictators? -

    The popular uprisings of the Arab Spring have left a leadership void
    that Islamist parties have been quick to fill. A longtime supporter of
    former strongmen like Egypt's Mubarak and Tunisia's Ben Ali, the U. S.
    now faces the uncomfortable result of Arab democracy-the rise of

  • 10:00 pm - Inventions that Shook the World - The 1900's -

    Saving lives and taking lives are the hallmarks of the inventions of
    the 1910s. The umbrella supplies the inspiration for a new device that
    lets airplane pilots parachute to safety. Sonar navigation comes to
    the aid of ships at sea; and a garment manufacturer develops the first

  • 9:00 pm - Death In Paradise -

    The plot centres on the character of strait-laced British policeman Richard Poole (Ben Miller), a detective from London's Metropolitan Police.

  • 10:00 pm - RARE -

    RARE, a new feature documentary follows an inspiring and
    extraordinary mother in a race against time as she unites a group of
    isolated people from around the world in a quest to cure her
    daughter's rare genetic disease. Together, they discover that

  • 8:00 pm - NOVA: Building The Great Cathedrals -

    Carved from 100 million pounds of stone, soaring effortlessly atop a
    spiderweb of masonry, Gothic cathedrals are marvels of human
    achievement and artistry. But how did medieval builders reach such
    spectacular heights? Consuming the labor of entire towns, sometimes

  • 9:00 pm - Carrier: Show of Force -

    The mission really kicks off when the Nimitz arrives in the Gulf. The
    conditions are extreme: flight deck personnel endure temperatures
    hovering around 120 degrees, while the pilots undertake grueling sixhour
    missions over Iraq. The F-18s are mounted with infrared cameras,

  • 10:00 pm - Carrier: Groundhog Day -

    After two months in the Gulf, one day starts to become
    indistinguishable from the next. The airwing still hasn't dropped a
    single bomb, which is frustrating for some on board. The only relief
    comes from a port call in Bahrain, where some sailors relax by the

  • 8:00 pm - Rick Stevens' European Travel Skills, Part 3 -

    The last episode in this three-part mini-series distills Rick Steves'
    30 years of travel experience into 30 minutes of practical advice on
    how to have a fun, affordable, and culturally broadening trip to
    Europe. Shot on location in Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland, Venice,

  • 9:30 pm - Journey's In India: Hyderabad - The Lake City -

    Join us as we discover the amazing history of this ancient city
    through its religion, royal lineage, architecture and art. In the
    markets, Bill shows you how to buy souvenirs like a pro. We visit the
    Golconda Fort where the ultimate in diamond souvenirs originated. And,

  • 8:00 pm - Ballykissangel: Turf -

    There's great excitement as everyone prepares for the annual horse
    race on the beach. But Doc Ryan's traditional victory is threatened by
    the appearance of a mystery horse.

  • 9:00 pm - Doc Martin: Gentlemen Prefer -

    Despite his disastrous introduction to life in the sleepy village of
    Portwenn, the former surgeon has decided to stay and give it a go. The
    waiting room is full with patients enjoying tea and biscuits served by
    Elaine. It seems the previous doctor allowed his patients to treat his

  • 10:00 pm - MI-5 -

    The award-winning, sophisticated spy drama returns for a rip-roaring
    eighth series. The fallout from Russia's attack on London finds the
    team in a race against time to rescue Harry, who has been kidnapped by
    rogue Russian agents. But as they dig deeper into his disappearance,

  • 8:00 pm - America's Chefs on Tour: LasVegas - Todd English, Mike Minor, Geno Bernardo -

    We're feeling lucky in Vegas to see four of the city's top chefs
    demonstrating their favorite dishes. Todd English of P.U.B. and Olives
    makes a delicious carrot risotto. Mike Minor of Border Grill shows off
    his tattoos and his fresh ceviche. Geno Bernardo makes croxetti,

  • 10:00 pm - Inventions That Shook the World - The 1920's -

    Mobsters, jazz, and turbulent economic times mark the 1920s. Silent
    film makes the transition to the talkies as sound comes to the silver
    screen. The refrigerator gets a makeover from the smartest man in the
    world; and poverty inspires a desperate inventor to come up with a

  • 8:00 pm - NATURE: Why We Love Cats and Dogs -

    Ask anyone and they immediately know -- they're either a dog person
    or a cat person. What is this all about? Follow an in-depth
    investigation into the great divide between dogs and cats and just
    what draws us to these two polarizing pets. Animal behaviorists,

  • 9:00 pm - Wild Carribbean: Treasure Islands -

    This episode gives an overview of the variety of the Caribbean’s natural history, revealing the hidden wild side of the islands. Spotted and bottlenose dolphins cruise the shallow sand banks around the Bahamas.

  • 9:50 pm - Wild Carribbean: Reefs & Wrecks -

    The first episode gives an overview of the variety of the Caribbean’s natural history, revealing the hidden wild side of the islands. Spotted and bottlenose dolphins cruise the shallow sand banks around the Bahamas.

  • 8:00 pm - Antiques Roadshow, Corpus Cristi, Hour Two -

    In Corpus Christi, Texas, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW investigates vintage
    flash art at a local tattoo parlor. Notable stories include a guest
    who met the Beatles and walked away with John Lennon's signature and
    another who encountered Salvador Dali on one of his frequent visits to

  • 9:00 pm - DCI Banks: Friend of The Devil -

    Annie Cabbot investigates the murder of a woman found out on the moor
    with her throat cut. Meanwhile, Banks is called to a murder of a young
    girl in the centre of town. As Annie and Banks compare cases, they
    discover the two different murders have some disturbing similarities.

  • 8:00 pm - Death In Paradise -

    The plot centres on the character of strait-laced British policeman Richard Poole (Ben Miller), a detective from London's Metropolitan Police.

  • 9:00 pm - IPS Public Domain Film Package: Strange Love of Martha Ivers -

    The Strange Love of Martha Ivers is a black-and-white film noir released in the United States in 1946, starring Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott and featuring Kirk Douglas in his film debut.

  • 9:00 pm - American Masters: John Muir In The New World -

    Nearly a century after his death, John Muir is remembered and revered
    as the father of the environmental movement, the father of
    conservation, and the founder of the Sierra Club. It was this Scottish-
    American who believed it was our responsibility as citizens to care

  • 8:00 pm - Live From The Artists Den: Kid Rock -

    "The Kid" met "The King" on a snowy night in Memphis, when Kid Rock
    delivered an epic performance at Graceland. Following a historic,
    acoustic jam session with his band, Twisted Brown Trucker, in the
    Jungle Room at Elvis Presley's mansion, Rock played a 15-song set in

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