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  • 1915 EXPO CENTENNIAL: SAN DIEGO’S HISTORIC PLACES: Marston House & Park, Kate Sessions, Cabrillo Bridge, Grant Hotel, Streetcar

    Airs Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 at 8 p.m. & Sunday, Feb. 1 at 11:30 a.m. on KPBS TV
    Lead photo 1915 EXPO CENTENNIAL: SAN DIEGO’S HISTORIC PLACES: Marston House & Park, Kate Sessions, Cabrillo Bridge, Grant Hotel, Streetcar

    Join Elsa Sevilla, host and producer of SAN DIEGO'S HISTORIC PLACES as she uncovers stories from the 1915 Exposition in Balboa Park. Find out how civic leader George Marston enlisted the talent and guidance of New York architects to help design Balboa Park. Also, see wonderful black and white photos showing how the historic Cabrillo Bridge was built ahead of the Exposition and how nearby hotels, like the Historic U.S. Grant, and also the San Diego Electric Railway, played a key role in the fair's success 100-years ago.

  • GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: Le Nozze di Figaro (New Season Premiere)

    Airs Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 12 p.m. on KPBS TV
    Lead photo GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: Le Nozze di Figaro (New Season Premiere)

    Met music director James Levine conducts a spirited new production of Mozart’s masterpiece, directed by Richard Eyre, who sets the action of this classic domestic comedy in an 18th-century manor house in Seville during the 1930s. Dashing bass-baritone Ildar Abdrazakov leads the cast in the title role of the clever servant, opposite Marlis Petersen as his bride, Susanna, Peter Mattei as the philandering count they work for, Amanda Majeski as the long-suffering countess and Isabel Leonard as the libidinous pageboy, Cherubino.

  • MASTERPIECE: Downton Abbey, Season 5

    Airs Sundays, January 4 - March 1, 2015 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
    Lead photo MASTERPIECE: Downton Abbey, Season 5

    This Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winning hit drama returns for a fifth season of intimately interlaced stories centered on an English country estate — an entertaining formula that has made DOWNTON ABBEY the highest-rated drama in PBS history. The acclaimed ensemble cast is joined by guest stars Harriet Walter as Lady Shackleton and Peter Egan as Lord Flintshire, together with new characters played by Richard E. Grant, Anna Chancellor and Rade Sherbedgia.

  • MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! Grantchester

    Airs Sundays, January 18 - 22, 2015 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV
    Lead photo MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! Grantchester

    “As a priest, isn’t everything our business?” asks Reverend Sidney Chambers as he gets to the bottom of another baffling murder around the placid village of Grantchester. James Norton stars as the handsome, jazz-loving vicar, with Robson Green as his law-enforcement ally, Inspector Geordie Keating, on Grantchester, airing in six parts on MASTERPIECE, Sundays, January 18 - February 22, 2015 on KPBS.

  • ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: San Diego, Calif. - Hour One

    Airs Monday, February 2, 2015 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
    Lead photo ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: San Diego, Calif. - Hour One

    Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Marshall Martin head to the world-renowned San Diego Zoo to discuss the appeal of vintage Steiff animals, the plush-toy phenomenon started more than 130 years ago. Highlights include an original, handwritten draft of the 1933 popular American song "Stormy Weather," recorded by the likes of Lena Horne, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald; an heirloom circa 1864 Tiffany cameo complete with a collection of authentic period jewelry; and a turn-of-the-century aristocratic portrait by Robert Henri, valued at $250,000 to $350,000.