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Coming to PBS - February 2019

February 1, 2019 - Posted in SCETV
Sammy Davis, Jr

Black History Month*

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET “Marnie” (Friday, February 1, 9:00-11:30 p.m. ET)

Watch composer Nico Muhly’s reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel about a beautiful, mysterious woman who assumes multiple identities. Starring Isabel Leonard in the title role alongside Christopher Maltman as Mark Rutland. Robert Spano conducts.

*INDEPENDENT LENS  “Black Memorabilia” (Monday, February 4, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

From the South to Brooklyn to China, meet the people who reproduce, consume and reclaim black memorabilia, racially-charged objects often wrapped in the protective embrace of antiquity and historical preservation.

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “Sealab”(Tuesday, February 5, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

Discover the mostly forgotten story of the U.S. Navy’s daring and groundbreaking Sealab program, whose “Aquanauts” tested the limits of human endurance and revolutionized our understanding of undersea exploration.

*LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER “Pipeline”(Friday, February 8, 9:00–10:30 p.m. ET)

Lincoln Center Theater’s acclaimed production of Dominique Morisseau's riveting new play follows Nya, an inner-city public high school teacher, who is desperate to give her son opportunities her students will never have. When a controversial incident at his private school threatens to get him expelled, Nya must confront his rage and her own choices as a parent. Will she be able to reach him before a world beyond her control pulls him away? Co-produced by BroadwayHD.

*INDEPENDENT LENS “Hale County This Morning, This Evening” (Monday, February 11, 10:00-11:30 p.m. ET)

Visit the world of Hale County, Alabama. Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments in the lives of people in the community, the film offers a richly detailed glimpse at life in America’s Black Belt.

NATURE “Wild Way of the Vikings”(Wednesday, February 13, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

Experience the natural world through the eyes of the Vikings. From the killer whales of the North Sea to the volcanic mounts of Iceland, see the deep history and cultural respect the Vikings had with the land and sea.

GREAT PERFORMANCES “Movies for Grownups Awards 2019 with AARP the Magazine” (w.t.) (Friday, February 15, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

Watch filmmakers and actors receive the 2019 Movies for Grownups Awards. The awards were established to celebrate and encourage filmmaking that appeals to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind – and to recognize its artists.

POV “Minding the Gap” Monday, February 18, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

*AMERICAN MASTERS“ Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me” (Tuesday, February 19, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

Explore the entertainer’s vast talent and journey for identity through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during 20th century America. Features Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg and clips from his TV, film and concert performances. Directed by Sam Pollard.

NATURE “Volcano Day” (w.t.) (Wednesday, February 20, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET)

Uncover the variety of activity, both human and natural, that occurs on the slopes of active volcanoes. See the surprising number of animals that survive and thrive alongside these fiery natural phenomena.

SECRETS OF THE DEAD “The Nero Files” (Wednesday, February 20, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET)

Take a closer look at the life and legend of Nero, the infamous Roman emperor, as a forensic profiler attempts to find out what history may have gotten wrong about his alleged tyranny.

*AMERICAN MASTERS“  Charley Pride: I’m Just Me” (w.t.) (Friday, February 22, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)

Explore the complicated history of the American South and its music through the life of country star Charley Pride. Raised in segregated Mississippi, his journey shows the ways that artistic expression can triumph over prejudice and injustice. Directed by Barbara J. Hall.

INDEPENDENT LENS “People’s Republic of Desire” (Monday, February 25, 10:00-11:30 p.m. ET)

Meet a generation of young people in China who have come of age online, where virtual relationships are replacing real-life connections. Both the wealthy and the poor gather in online showrooms to worship idols who sing karaoke or host talk shows.

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