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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.
Downton Abbey, Season Two on Masterpiece
Thursdays at 9:00pm
Multiple Emmy winner, Downton Abbey, resumes the story of aristocrats and servants of Downton Abbey during the tumultuous World War I era.
The international hit, written by Julian Fellowes, stars Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern and Hugh Bonneville, as well as a drawing room full of new actors, portraying the loves, feuds and sacrifices of a glittering culture thrown into crisis. Laura Linney hosts
April 25 – Episode One
Two years into World War I, Downton Abbey is in turmoil, as Matthew and other young men go to war — or avoid it. The women also pitch in, and many couples see their romantic dreams dashed.
May 2 – Episode Two
Downton is turned into a convalescent home.
May 9 – Episode Three
Matthew and William embark on a perilous patrol behind German lines.
May 16 – Episode Four
In the climactic battle of the war, Matthew and William go over the top to an uncertain fate.
May 23 – Episode Five
As the war nears its end, Downton’s aristocrats and servants put their lives back together.
May 30 – Episode Six
The Spanish flu strikes Downton, transforming the fortunes of all.
Grantchester on Masterpiece
Thursdays at 10:00pm (except where noted)
Reverend Sidney Chambers and Inspector Geordie Keating return for another round of mysteries. Together, the sensitive vicar and the hard-bitten cop make perfect crime-solving partners. James Norton and Robson Green star in a new season that focuses on matchmaking as well as murder.
May 2 - Episode Five
Will Gary go to the gallows? Will Geordie go to prison? Are Sidney and Geordie’s crime-fighting days over? The case of a suspicious death takes a surprising turn.
May 9 - Episode Six
Sidney seeks oblivion. His friend Sam seeks forgiveness. A dead girl’s parents seek revenge. Amanda seeks Sidney. Leonard finally takes a stand.
May 16– Episode One
See why an impossible situation distracts Sidney from his Christmas duties. Then, when a would-be groom is found dead with the wedding rings lodged in his mouth, Geordie is horrified: These are the hallmarks of a years-old unsolved murder.
May 23 – Episode Two
Follow Sidney and Geordie as a mysterious death and the unsettling appearance of a dead bird at the vicarage lead them down a dark path. Leonard forges a bond with a woman close to the case. Amanda and Sidney are in love—but can it continue?
May 30 at 11:00pm – Episode Three
When several villagers become ill at the local cricket match, Geordie and Sidney must determine if it was an accident or something more sinister. Sidney and Amanda learn that their secret isn’t so secret after all.