Television Program Guide

From the TV Program Guide
Image of mountains and a lake Nature - the alps: winter's fortress Premiere date: Wednesday, January 20 at 8:00 pm on WFSU

Experience the hostile and bitter cold ecosystems of the Alps, shaped by snow blizzards and avalanches.

Additional showtimes:
  • Monday, January 25 at 5:00 pm on WFSU
  • Friday, January 29 at 5:00 pm on 4FSU
black and white photo of a couple dancing to early jazz Jazz - our language (1924-1928) Premiere date: Thursday, January 21 at 9:00 pm on WFSU

Louis Armstrong arrives in New York from Chicago where, during a brief stay with the Fletcher Henderson band, he amazes his fellow musicians and teaches the city to swing. A blues craze, spearheaded by Bessie Smith, takes the nation by storm. Cornetist Bix Beiderbecke, the first great white jazz artist, eventually plays for bandleader Paul Whiteman, whose blending of classical and jazz traditions comes to epitomize jazz for many Americans. This episode also traces the childhood of Benny Goodman, whose musicianship catapults him out of the slums of Chicago; and Goodman's eventual rival, clarinetist Artie Shaw, who also escapes ghetto life though jazz. Clarinetist Sidney Bechet takes his fiery music to Europe, and singer Ethel Waters brings a new kind of artistry to American popular song. Jelly Roll Morton advances the art of jazz composition, and Duke Ellington begins his incomparable career as the pre-eminent composer in jazz history. The episode ends with Louis Armstrong's teaming with pianist Earl Hines in l928 to make a series of pivotal recordings that culminate in the masterpiece "West End Blues."

Additional showtimes:
  • Thursday, January 28 at 4:00 pm on WFSU
American Masters - how it feels to be free Premiere date: Monday, January 18 at 9:00 pm on WFSU
Next showtime: Friday, January 22 at 3:00 pm on WFSU

Explore the lives and trailblazing careers of iconic African American entertainers Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier, who changed American culture through their films, fashion, music and politics.

two small animals (badgers or gophers) on hind legs in front of snowy mountain Nature - the alps: the high life Premiere date: Wednesday, January 13 at 8:00 pm on 4FSU
Next showtime: Friday, January 22 at 5:00 pm on 4FSU

Enjoy the Alps in spring and summertime as newborn animals grow up to face the coming brutal winter.

Black and white photo of a man Great Performances - the magic of horowitz Premiere date: Friday, January 22 at 10:00 pm on WFSU

Experience legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz's 1986 Russian homecoming for a sold-out concert of personal favorites, featuring commentary from former manager Peter Gelb and virtuoso pianists Martha Argerich and Daniil Trifonov.

A woman standing in a doorframe looking out Miss Scarlet And The Duke On Masterpiece Mystery! - the woman in red Premiere date: Sunday, January 24 at 8:00 pm on WFSU

A man is caught with a bloodied knife at a murder scene. Eliza is hired to prove his innocence, even though he has confessed. Also, she is about to be evicted.

Two people by a painting at an auction Antiques Roadshow - vintage tucson 2021 hour 1 Premiere date: Monday, January 25 at 8:00 pm on WFSU

Revisit tremendous Tucson treasures first appraised 15 years ago including Picasso Madoura pottery, an early 20th C. Cartier necklace & brooch, and an 1861 Charles Dickens letter. Can you guess which is now valued at $90,000-$115,000?

PBS American Portrait - i rise Premiere date: Tuesday, January 26 at 9:00 pm on WFSU

Go inside the lives of people working to create an antiracist American future. They film themselves doing the hard work, confronting the obstacles and achieving the small victories that could add up to real change in the movement for racial justice.

Additional showtimes:
  • Friday, January 29 at 5:00 pm on WFSU
An Octopus Nature - octopus: making contact Premiere date: Wednesday, January 27 at 8:00 pm on WFSU

Follow an Alaskan professor as he raises and studies a pet octopus in his home, making remarkable discoveries about its extraordinary intelligence, personality and skills. Octopuses are able to recognize faces and interact with other individuals.

montage of concert images In Concert At The Hollywood Bowl - jazz at the hollywood bowl Premiere date: Friday, January 29 at 9:00 pm on WFSU

See Dianne Reeves perform with Brazilian musician Ivan Lins, as well as Chucho Valdes, Kamasi Washington and Cecile McLorin Salvant. Watch Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, Wayne Shorter, Marcus Miller and Cindy Blackman Santana (a.k.a. Mega Nova) jam.

Two people walking All Creatures Great And Small On Masterpiece - episode 4 Premiere date: Sunday, January 31 at 9:00 pm on WFSU

While Tristan gives Tricki-Woo the spa treatment, James deals with Helen's champion bull. Siegfried makes a decision about Tristan.