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Little Women on Masterpiece
Sundays, May 13 & 20 at 8:00pm
As engaging today as in 1868, Louisa May Alcott’s story follows sisters Jo (Maya Hawke), Meg (Willa Fitzgerald), Beth (Annes Elwy) and Amy (Kathryn Newton) who, together with Laurie (Jonah Hauer-King), journey to adulthood. The cast also includes Emily Watson, Angela Lansbury, Dylan Baker and Michael Gambon.
May 13 – Part One
With their father away at war, sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March come to terms with their new life, alongside their mother, Marmee. The girls make friends with Laurie, the new boy next door.
May20 – Part Two
The March family fears the worst when Mr. March falls ill. As circumstances change for Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, the family must come together to face their most difficult challenge yet.
Live from Lincoln Center – Stars in Concert
Fridays at 9:00pm
Celebrate performances by the world’s distinguished artists on Lincoln Center’s legendary stages, showcasing the finest in music, theater and dance.
April 27 –Leslie Odom Jr. in Concert
Winner of the 2016 Tony for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his legendary performance as Aaron Burr in Hamilton, Leslie Odom Jr., a jazz vocalist with an actor’s ear for a lyric, brings his remarkable talent to this intimate performance.
May 4 –Stephanie J. Block in Concert
Stephanie J. Block, a show-stopping Tony-nominated performer who was featured in Lincoln Center Theater’s Falsettos as well as in Wicked and The Boy from Oz, unleashes her immense voice and bold charisma for a special night of cabaret.
May 11 –Andrew Rannells in Concert
Known for his Tony-nominated, Grammy-winning performance as Elder Price in The Book of Mormon and as Elijah in HBO's Girls, Andrew Rannells brings his signature blend of superb vocal prowess and wry wit to a sparkling set of songs.
The National Memorial Day Concert 2018
Sunday, May 27 at 8:00pm & 9:30pm
2018 marks the 29th annual broadcast of the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT, bringing us together as one family of Americans to honor the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, military families and all those who have given their lives for our country. The concert features acclaimed actors Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise and an all-star lineup of actors and musicians, along with top pops conductor Jack Everly and the National Symphony Orchestra. This tribute to our military airs live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol before an audience of hundreds of thousands, a broadcast audience of millions and to our troops around the world via American Forces Network.
Wednesdays at 8:00pm
NATURE has been the benchmark of natural history programs on television, capturing the splendors of the natural world from the African plains to the Antarctic ice. The series has won more than 700 honors from the television industry, parent groups, the international wildlife film community and environmental organizations, including Emmys, Peabodys and the first award given to a television program by the Sierra Club. Find out more about NATURE at pbs.org/wnet/nature/
May 2 – Natural Born Rebels: Survival
Some animals will do whatever it takes to survive. Cockatoos turn to vandalism, boxer crabs hold anemones hostage, sloths become filthy, puff adders have an ‘invisibility cloak’ to hide themselves, and chimps use violence to stay in power.
May 9 – Natural Born Rebels: The Mating Game
Getting ahead in the mating game requires some astonishing behavior—from promiscuous prairie dogs, to backstabbing manakins, kidnapping macaques, and hyenas with a bad case of sibling rivalry.
May 16 – Super Hummingbirds
Enter the fast-paced world of hummingbirds through high-speed cameras and breakthrough science. For the first time, see them mate, fight and raise families. They are super hummingbirds—great athletes, yet tender moms who are up for any challenge!
May 23 – World’s Most Wanted Animals
Join conservationist Maria Diekmann in the crusade to save pangolins, the most trafficked animal in the world. Learn about these little-known yet highly desired scaly mammals whose basic biology remains a mystery, hampering conservation efforts
May 30 - Giraffes: Africa’s Gentle Giants
What does it take to relocate a herd of wild giraffes in Africa? One man, his family and a band of enthusiastic helpers will journey across the wild heart of Uganda and the mighty Nile River to move the world’s rarest and most precious “cargo.”