Television Program Guide

From the TV Program Guide
Great Performances - john leguizamo's road to broadway Friday, November 16 at 9:00 pm

Follow John Leguizamo's path to the Great White Way with his latest theatrical showcase, "Latin History for Morons," a comedic yet pointed look at the systematic repression of Hispanic culture throughout American history.

Ethan Bortnick Live In Concert: The Power Of Music Friday, November 16 at 10:00 pm

The captivating new family music special Ethan Bortnick Live in Concert: The Power of Music features the amazing 12-year-old composer, pianist, and entertainer Ethan Bortnick, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra, 4-piece band, and the 120-member Kids Choir, in a program that had the live audience dancing in the aisles! Presented by WTTW National Productions, this program is premiering just in time for the family holiday get-togethers! Ethan performs with passion and heart - his fingers fly across the piano keys in "Minute Waltz," and the audience rocks out to "Rock Around the Clock," claps to the beat of "Lean On Me," and participates in a very enthusiastic sing-along of "Crocodile Rock." He's joined by special guests Damian McGinty of Glee and Celtic Thunder and Grammy-nominated vocalist Jane Monheit, who add even more color to the musical rainbow on stage. You will get chills when you hear "The Earth Song," and feel the power of music when Ethan performs an emotional and inspiring rendition of "We Are the World." Beyond his gifts as a consummate musician, Ethan Bortnick is a driven humanitarian, too. This moving special highlights his belief that music has a higher purpose -- an ability to emotionally connect people, encourage them to help others, and ultimately, affect change in the world, as presented in his own eloquent composition "Anything is Possible." Through his music, Ethan has already helped raise more than $30 million for children's charities and other causes across the world. Ethan Bortnick is the youngest performer ever to headline his own international concert tour, and he has so far appeared in more than 200 concerts in the United States, Canada, Brazil, South Africa and Australia. This special showcases Ethan's amazing talent, passion for music, and generous spirit...all at the ripe old age of 12!

Nova - thai cave rescue Saturday, November 17 at 5:00 pm

Follow the remarkable story of how a Thai boys' soccer team became trapped in a cave system, how they were located, and how rescuers worked against the clock to make a miraculous rescue of all 12 boys and their coach.

Poldark Season 4 On Masterpiece - season 4, episode 8 Sunday, November 18 at 9:00 pm

Elizabeth hopes to persuade George that Valentine is his child. Ross tries to mend things with Demelza. Dwight delivers the Warleggans a daughter and George tells Elizabeth of his knighthood. The Poldarks look to a new century of change together.

Julia Louis-dreyfus: The Mark Twain Prize Monday, November 19 at 9:00 pm

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the 21st annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor to 11-time Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who has starred in the acclaimed comedies "Seinfeld" and "Veep."

Frontline - documenting hate: new american nazis Tuesday, November 20 at 9:00 pm

Exposing a neo-Nazi group that has actively recruited inside the U.S. military. An investigation with ProPublica shows the group's terrorist objectives and how it gained strength after the 2017 Charlottesville rally.

Nova - world's fastest animal Wednesday, November 21 at 9:00 pm

The Peregrine Falcon is famously the fastest bird on earth, capable of reaching speeds of up to 242 mph in a dive. But bird specialist and trainer Lloyd Buck is convinced his peregrine Moses can go faster. How might he do it, and how do Peregrines achieve such incredible speed? With jaw dropping blue-chip footage, NOVA follows a family of Peregrine Falcons to discover how and why these kings of the skies have adapted to be fastest animals on the planet. We dive beneath the skin to unravel the secrets of their anatomy that allow them to be so quick. And we take to the skies with Moses to see if he can push the envelope and become the World's Fastest Animal.

Diamond on stage Neil Diamond: Hot August Night Iii Friday, November 23 at 8:30 pm

Neil Diamond: Hot August Night III chronicles Neil Diamond's triumphant return to the legendary Greek Theatre in Los Angeles in August 2012. This magical evening celebrates the 40th anniversary of the original multiplatinum-selling Hot August Night collection that was recorded at the very same venue in 1972.

Additional Airdates :
  • Monday, November 26 at 9:00 pm
Engelbert Humperdinck in Hawaii (My Music) Saturday, November 24 at 6:30 pm

Celebrate with the legendary King of Romance as he croons classic hits and love songs from his 50-year career in a concert recorded in high definition at the historic Hawaii Theatre Center in Honolulu.

Donny Osmond: One Night Only! Saturday, November 24 at 8:00 pm

African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross - the black atlantic (1500-1800) Sunday, November 25 at 12:00 pm

The Black Atlantic explores the truly global experiences that created the African American people. Beginning a full century before the first documented '20-and-odd' slaves arrived at Jamestown, Virginia, the episode portrays the earliest Africans, both slave and free, who arrived on these shores. But the Trans-Atlantic slave trade would soon become a vast empire connecting three continents. Through stories of individuals caught in its web, like a ten-year-old girl named Priscilla who was transported from Sierra Leone to South Carolina in the mid-18th century, we trace the emergence of plantation slavery in the American South. The late 18th century saw a global explosion of freedom movements, and The Black Atlantic examines what that Era of Revolutions-American, French and Haitian-would mean for African Americans, and for slavery in America.

Paul Simon's Concert In The Park Sunday, November 25 at 8:00 pm

Celebrate the legendary artist as he performs a retrospective mix of favorites before an enormous crowd in Central Park in 1991. Joining Simon onstage are a 17-piece band, South African and Brazilian musicians, Chevy Chase and a Bahian drum ensemble.

Roy Orbison: Black & White Night 30 Sunday, November 25 at 10:00 pm

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of an iconic concert with an all-star cast including Jackson Browne, T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt, J. D. Souther, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits and Jennifer Warnes. Newly edited and remastered.

Peter, Paul And Mary At Newport 1963-65 Monday, November 26 at 7:30 pm

These never-before-seen performances by Peter, Paul and Mary at Newport '63-'65 convey the joy, optimism and turbulence of that extraordinary era of change. Many of these songs hold an honored place in the soundtrack of 60s activism in America.

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - From Gainesville Tuesday, November 27 at 7:30 pm

Grab a front-row seat for this 2006 concert as the iconic band performs for a hometown crowd as part of their 30th anniversary tour. Featuring special guest Stevie Nicks, this is an electrifying and emotional evening.

Fleetwood Mac: The Dance Tuesday, November 27 at 9:00 pm

Celebrate the greatest hits from the best-selling album Rumours in this intimate concert recorded in 1997. Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie and Stevie Nicks perform "Don't Stop," "Go Your Own Way," "The Chain" and more.

Celtic Woman: Ancient Land Wednesday, November 28 at 9:00 pm

Delight in the shimmering voices and enchanting music of this new concert filmed at the beautiful Johnstown Castle in Wexford, Ireland. Features stunning new music from the latest album, Ancient Land, along with a selection of timeless classics.

Sarah Brightman: Hymn Friday, November 30 at 8:30 pm

Thrill to the exquisite voice of the world's best-selling soprano in this concert filmed in a magical setting at the foot of the Bavarian Alps. Features beloved favorites from her career and enchanting songs from her much-anticipated new album.