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March 2020 ETV program highlights

February 25, 2020 - Posted in Education by Jonathan Faulk
Graphic from Xavier Riddle and the Secret Movie: I Am Madam President

March 2020 ETV program highlights

SCETV

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*Denotes New Program/Episode

PBS KIDS

 

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Xavier Riddle and the Secret Movie: I Am Madam President – Premieres March 16, 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

To celebrate Women’s History Month, XAVIER RIDDLE AND THE SECRET MOVIE: I AM MADAM PRESIDENT premieres on March 16. In the one-hour special, Xavier’s sister Yadina meets some of the boldest women in history and learns how to do something that’s never been done before. The special will be repeated several times between March 16 and March 22.

 

Pinkalicious & Peterrific – Season 2 premiere

The second season of PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC launches on March 30. New episodes will premiere each day between March 30 and April 3, 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

 

Wild Kratts - A new Easter themed episode “In Search of the Easter Bunny” – premieres March 3 at 8:00 a.m.

The Wild Kratts are busy coloring eggs for Easter. The bros. think a really cool adventure would be to actually go find the real Easter Bunny. Chris thinks it's the snowshoe hare, while Martin thinks it's the jackrabbit. They decide to split up, with Chris going north and Martin south in search of the Easter Bunny! Science Concept: Species differentiation and environmental adaption.

 

New Episodes

Odd Squad – March 2-3, 5:00 p.m.

Clifford the Big Red Dog - Fridays, March 6-20, 10:30 a.m.

Dinosaur Train – March 30-April 2, Noon.

 

PBS KIDS Weekday Schedule on SCETV

7:00 a.m.      Curious George

7:30 a.m.      Nature Cat

8:00 a.m.      Wild Kratts

8:30 a.m.      Molly of Denali

9:00 a.m.      Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum

9:30 a.m.      Let’s Go Luna!

10:00 a.m.    Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

10:30 a.m.    Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

10:30 a.m.    Clifford The Big Red Dog (Fridays)

11:00 a.m.    Sesame Street

11:30 a.m.    Pinkalicious & Peterrific

12:00 p.m.    Dinosaur Train

12:30 p.m.    Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That

1:00 p.m.      Sesame Street

1:30 p.m.      Splash and Bubbles

2:00 p.m.      PInkalicious & Peterrific

2:30 p.m.      Let’s Go Luna!

3:00 p.m.      Nature Cat

3:30 p.m.      Wild Kratts

4:00 p.m.      Molly of Denali (preempted March 1-15)

4:30 p.m.      Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum (preempted March 1-15)

5:00 p.m.      Odd Squad (preempted March 1-15)

5:30 p.m.      Arthur (preempted March 1-15)

 

Local/National Interest Programs

Palmetto Scene 

Thursdays     8:00 p.m.  (March 19, March 26)

Sundays       1:00 p.m.  (March 22, March 29)

This Week in South Carolina

          Fridays         7:30 p.m.   (March 20, March 27)

          Sundays      11:30 a.m.  (March 22, March 29)

Making It Grow

          Tuesdays      7:00 p.m.  (March 17, March 24, March 31)     

 

What Not to Miss in March

EARTH’S SACRED WONDERS

Wednesdays, March 25 – April 8, 10:00 p.m.

Many of the world’s best-known landmarks have been inspired by faith and today more worshippers than ever are flocking to these sacred places. For some people they’re sanctuaries for quiet contemplation. For others, they’re sites for astonishing acts of worship, dangerous challenges and extraordinary deeds of devotion, rarely seen by outsiders.

NIALL FERGUSON’S NETWORLD

Tuesday, March 17, 8:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

From the Reformation and 17th century witch-hunting, through the American Revolution and to the nightmare visions of Orwell’s 1984, Ferguson explores the intersection of social media, technology and the spread of cultural movements.

EAST LAKE MEADOWS: A PUBLIC HOUSING STORY

Tuesday, March 24, 8:00 p.m.

In October of 1970, the Atlanta Housing Authority opened a public housing community on the edge of Atlanta called East Lake Meadows. Over the next 25 years, many thousands of low-income Atlantans, mostly African-American, would call it home.

Residents moved in for hundreds of different reasons and created strong bonds despite the many challenges they faced. But as public housing in America was abandoned and stigmatized, and a crack wave swept through the neighborhood, East Lake Meadows became nearly uninhabitable. In the mid-1990s, Atlanta bulldozed the housing project to make way for new mixed-income housing, as government and philanthropic funds poured into the area in an effort to create a thriving community.

Through the stories of former residents, East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story gives voice to some of the most marginalized people in our society and raises critical questions about how we, as a nation, have created concentrated poverty and limited housing opportunity for African Americans, and what can be done to address it.

Executive Produced by Ken Burns, East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story is a feature-length documentary directed and produced by Sarah Burns and David McMahon.

 

SOMEWHERE SOUTH (Series Premiere)

Friday, March 27, 9:00 p.m.

Join Chef Vivian Howard as she digs deeper into the lesser-known roots of Southern food, cooking and living, and strives to better understand her neighbors in the contemporary South, one dish at a time.

 

CALL THE MIDWIFE Season 9 (Series Premiere)

Sunday, March 29, 8:00 p.m.

Series: This moving, intimate, funny and true-to-life series, based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth, tells colorful stories of midwifery and families in London's East End in the 1950s. Jenny Lee, a young woman raised in the wealthy English countryside, has chosen to become a nurse and now, as a newly qualified midwife, has gone to work in the poorest area of the city. Attached to an order of nursing nuns at Nonnatus House, Jenny is part of a team of women who minister to expectant mothers, many of whom give birth at home in appalling conditions. The drama follows Jenny as she meets her patients and learns to love the people who live in the East End.

Episode: Dr. Turner and Nurse Crane must deal with an alarming outbreak of diphtheria. Fred finds an abandoned baby in a dustbin, and the team must help locate its mother.

 

GARTH BROOKS: THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS GERSHWIN PRIZE FOR POPULAR SONG

Sunday, March 29, 9:00 p.m.

Country music icon Garth Brooks receives the 2020 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at an all-star tribute in Washington, D.C. The multiple hall of famer is the youngest recipient of the prestigious prize.

 

 

New Series/Seasons

3/21    11:00 a.m.              Jamie’s Ultimate Veg

JAMIE’S ULTIMATE VEG encourages meat-eaters and vegetarians alike to put vegetables at the front and center of their plates, providing simple tips and techniques for turning ordinary “veg” into extraordinary main dishes. Seeking inspiration from around the U.K. and the globe, host Jamie Oliver cooks up a stunning collection of beautiful, vibrant, hearty and healthy vegetarian dishes that are so delicious and easy to make, you won’t even miss the meat.

 

3/21    9:00 p.m.               Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators* Premiere

Private inspector Frank Hathaway has always worked alone. But Frank isn't doing so well. He's out of shape and low on cash. Frank needs a partner. Frank needs ex-hairdresser and people-person Lu. He just doesn't know it yet. The two eventually join forces and form a highly unlikely and hugely entertaining detecting duo. Frank and Lu quickly discover that all is not as peaceful as it seems in their pretty theatre town. The mayor is murdered, vengeful lovers stalk the streets and a magician's trick fatally misfires. Welcome to Stratford-upon-Avon, where low life criminals get caught up in deliciously high drama.

 

 

PBS Programming

3/17    8:00 – 11:00 p.m.   Niall Ferguson’s Networld episodes 1-3

In this series, host Niall Ferguson visits network theorists, social scientists and data analysts to explore the history of social networks. Ferguson explores the intersection of social media, technology and the spread of cultural movements.

 

3/19    7:00 p.m.               Flavor of Poland

The land of a Thousand Lakes, "The Green Lungs of Poland," "one of nature's wonders..." That's just a few of the titles Poland's majestic Warmian-Masurian region has earned. It enchants with its breathtaking landscape, filled with age-old forests, thousands of lakes and rivers, and numerous horse stables. It invites us in for reflection, rest and relaxation! Home to over 3,000 lakes, from high above, the region looks like a blue bird spreading its wings against a span of forests. It provides plenty of attractions for visiting tourists at every time of the year, not to mention a mouthwatering spread of local dishes. It is here in the Warmian-Masurian region that we can ask a fisherman to serve up the region's iconic fish broth called, "Ucha," or enjoy a steaming plate of a wide variety of the region's freshwater fish. If you're curious you can even come here to sample the Polish snail! In the episode Aleksandra will take viewers on a tour of all these aspects of this stunning region of Poland, visiting its capital city of Olsztyn, crossing its lakes to enjoy regional dishes at lakeside restaurants and visiting one of the largest snail farms in Poland located in the village of Krasin!

 

3/19    7:30 p.m.               Tastemakers

Join journalist and host Cat Neville for an eye-opening journey into the heart of the food movement. TASTEMAKERS introduces viewers to artisans across the United States who are defining the flavor of American food today. The series takes viewers from a shellfish operation in the icy waters off the coast of Washington, to a sheep's milk dairy in the rolling hills of Missouri, to an organic tofu factory in the heart of Chicago. Each episode explores how the artisans do their work, traveling to unique corners of the country while uncovering regional food culture and history along the way. Throughout the series, viewers also learn what drives these makers, what inspires them, and how they perfected their craft.

 

3/19    8:30 p.m.               Fannie Lou Hamer: Stand Up

The documentary FANNIE LOU HAMER: STAND UP examines the life of civil rights legend Fannie Lou Hamer, offering first-hand accounts by those who knew her and worked side by side with her in the struggle for voting rights.

 

3/19    9:00 p.m.               Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools*

The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools confronts the miseducation of Black girls, leading to alarming high school dropout rates, and all too often, a direct pipeline into the juvenile justice system. 

 

3/19    10:00 p.m.    Democracy Rebellion: A Reporter’s Notebook with Hedrick Smith*

A Reporter’s Notebook with Hendrick Smith - Journalist Hedrick Smith travels the country looking for positive stories of democratic reform.

 

3/20    8:30 p.m.               Firing Line

Join author, activist and political commentator Margaret Hoover for a public affairs talk show that delivers a civil and engaging contest of ideas among the brightest minds and freshest voices from across the political spectrum.

 

3/21    7:00 p.m.               Frankie Drake Mysteries

Episode: Frankie and Trudy go undercover on a silent movie set to solve a seemingly impossible murder. Guest Starring: Laura Vandervoort (Smallville).

Series: In 1920s Toronto, the city's only female private detectives defy expectations and rebel against conventions to crack the cases the police don't want to touch. FRANKIE DRAKE MYSTERIES stars Lauren Lee Smith (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) as Frankie and Chantel Riley (Race) as Trudy.

 

3/21    9:00 p.m.               Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators* Premiere

Private inspector Frank Hathaway has always worked alone. But Frank isn't doing so well. He's out of shape and low on cash. Frank needs a partner. Frank needs ex-hairdresser and people-person Lu. He just doesn't know it yet. The two eventually join forces and form a highly unlikely and hugely entertaining detecting duo. Frank and Lu quickly discover that all is not as peaceful as it seems in their pretty theatre town. The mayor is murdered, vengeful lovers stalk the streets and a magician's trick fatally misfires. Welcome to Stratford-upon-Avon, where low life criminals get caught up in deliciously high drama.

 

3/22    6:00 p.m.               Return: Native American Women Reclaim Foodways for Health and Spirit

Discover how ancestral food sources can strengthen cultural ties to each other and to one's heritage.

 

3/22    6:30 p.m.               Same God

A Christian college professor wore a hijab in solidarity with Muslim women, creating a firestorm.

 

3/22    8:00 - 11:00 p.m.    Little Women on Masterpiece (Parts 1-3)

Based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott and loved by generations of women worldwide, "Little Women" is a universal coming-of-age story. Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, the story follows sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood. With the help of their mother, Marmee -- and while their father is away at war -- the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman: from sibling rivalry and first love to loss and marriage. This adaptation is from the award-winning creator of "Call the Midwife," Heidi Thomas, who also wrote "Cranford" and the latter-day "Upstairs Downstairs" for Masterpiece.

 

3/24    8:00 p.m.               East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story*

Learn the history of East Lake Meadows, a former public housing community in Atlanta. Stories from residents reveal hardship and resilience, and raise critical questions about race, poverty and who is deserving of public assistance.

 

3/26    8:30 p.m.               Orchard House: Home of Little Women

The 350-year-old home in Concord, Massachusetts where Little Women was written is highlighted.

 

3/29    7:00 p.m.               Summoned: Frances Perkins and the General Welfare*

The life of Frances Perkins, the first woman appointed to a U.S. Presidential cabinet, is explored.

 

3/29    8:00 p.m.               Call the Midwife – Season 9 Premiere*

Episode: Dr. Turner and Nurse Crane must deal with an alarming outbreak of diphtheria. Fred finds an abandoned baby in a dustbin, and the team must help locate its mother.

 

3/29    9:00 p.m.               Garth Brooks: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize*

Country music icon Garth Brooks receives the 2020 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at an all-star tribute in Washington, D.C. The multiple hall of famer is the youngest recipient of the prestigious prize.

 

3/29    10:30 p.m.    Chaperone on Masterpiece – repeat

Short description: Follow the diffident chaperone to dancer Louise Brooks in this Jazz Age drama from Julian Fellowes.

Louise Brooks, the 1920s silver screen sensation who never met a rule she didn't break, epitomized the restless, reckless spirit of the Jazz Age. But, just a few years earlier, she was a 15 year-old student in Wichita, Kansas for whom fame and fortune were only dreams. When the opportunity arises for her to go to New York to study with a leading dance troupe, her mother (Victoria Hill) insists there be a chaperone. Norma Carlisle (Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey), a local society matron who never broke a rule in her life, impulsively volunteers to accompany Louise (Haley Lu Richardson) to New York for the summer.

 

Friday Night Arts Programs

3/20    9:00 p.m.               Great Performances at The Met: Turandot*

Enjoy Puccini's famed final opera with this epic fairytale production set in China from Franco Zeffirelli starring soprano Christine Goerke in the title role. Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts.

 

3/27    9:00 p.m.               Somewhere South – Series Premiere*

Join Chef Vivian Howard as she digs deeper into the lesser-known roots of Southern food, cooking and living, and strives to better understand her neighbors in the contemporary South, one dish at a time.

 

3/27    10:00 p.m.               Inn at Little Washington*

Meet Patrick O'Connell, a self-taught chef whose restaurant, The Inn at Little Washington, is considered one of the greatest dining experiences in America. Follow Chef O'Connell's pursuit of the ultimate culinary accolade: a third Michelin star.

 

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