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  • Premieres Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV + PBS App + Encore Wednesday, April 5 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2. Learn about inventor Mária Telkes, who spent nearly 50 years exploring how to harness the sun’s power. Battling sexism at MIT, she persevered to design the first successfully solar-heated house in 1948 and held more than 20 patents.
  • Premieres Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV / PBS App. Henry Louis Gates uncovers the lost roots of actors Billy Crudup and Tamera Mowry-Housley, traveling back generations to recount significant events in history - from the American Revolution to the journey of the Mayflower - in a deeply personal way.
  • Premieres Monday, April 3, 2023 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV + PBS App + Encore Wednesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. on KPBS 2. Gem State treasures sparkle at Idaho Botanical Garden, including CA. 1941 Rolls Royce Wraith center caps & certificate, 1934 All-American basketball team autographs and a Maynard Dixon oil painting, Calif. 1913. One is $50,000 to $80,000!
  • Premieres Mondays, April 3-17, 2023 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV + PBS App + Encore Wednesdays, April 5-19 at 4 p.m. on KPBS 2. Savor the sights, sounds and flavors of the US-Mexico borderlands alongside acclaimed chef and James Beard Award-winning host Pati Jinich as she experiences the region's rich culture, people and cuisine. Travel with Pati to Southern California, Baja, Arizona, Sonora, New Mexico, and Chihuahua as she shares meals with self-described fronterizos or borderlanders from all walks of life, and reflects on the melding of cultures.
  • Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV / PBS App. Test cook Lan Lam and host Bridget Lancaster make Breton Kouign Amann. Equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for bannetons. Test cook Elle Simone Scott makes host Julia Collin Davison Madeleines.
  • Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV + Sunday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. on KPBS 2 / Watch now with KPBS Passport! Explore how music helped sustain and was in turn inspired by the Civil Rights Movement. Includes archival performances and interviews with many of the greatest artists and musicians from the soul era and beyond.
  • Premieres Fridays, March 31 - April 14, 2023 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV / Watch now with KPBS Passport! Johnny Vegas and Sian Gibson return to our screens as Terry and Gemma who, having decided to quit the coach tour game are trying, and failing, to become private investigators. We follow Terry and Gemma battling obsessive figurine collectors, pasty poisoners, and a serial killer only Terry can catch. Big crimes, big laughs, woefully inadequate investigative ability.
  • Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 11:30 p.m. on KPBS TV / Watch now with the PBS App. They say you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone. And they might've been talking about water. Because while water's everywhere, it's also, in a way, invisible. Today, what we've taken for granted and how we can change. Then, magical kelp! Guest: Gilbert F. Houngbo, Chair of UN-Water.
  • Friday, March 31, 2023 at 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 9 at 4:30 p.m. on KPBS 2 + Monday, April 3 at 11:30 p.m. on KPBS TV / Watch now with KPBS Passport! No band in American Roots music is of greater legendary status than Asleep at The Wheel. Celebrating 50 years of the finest in western swing and country and downhome boogie, Ray Benson brings his Golden Anniversary tour to the Caverns. This gifted, one-of-a-kind band has kept the music of Bob Wills alive and jumping with a line-up of road-tested veterans and blazing young hot shots.
  • Premieres Friday, March 31, 2023 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2 + PBS App + Encore Sunday, April 9 at 3 p.m. on KPBS 2 + Monday, April 3 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV. The incomparable, trail-blazing talent of Joni Mitchell is celebrated in Washington, D.C.’s historic DAR Constitution Hall by a cadre of musical stars who all drew inspiration from the woman many consider to be the most influential musical artist of her time. Be it lyrics, composition, playing, singing, or even painting, no artist has demonstrated the creative length, depth and breadth of Mitchell.


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