This week, ACL pays tribute to late Texas singer/songwriters Jerry Jeff Walker and Billy Joe Shaver. Walker performs his classics "Mr. Bojangles" and "Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother," while Shaver plays favorites "Georgia On a Fast Train”"and "I’m Just An Old Chunk of Coal."
JJ Grey & Mofro perform their soul-fueled brand of Southern rock to a very excited audience. Songs include fan favorites "Lochloosa" and "Orange Blossoms," the emotional "The Sun Is Shining Down," "Brighter Days," and "Ol' Glory.”
Eagles dominate the skies. But what makes these predators so special? Researchers study one special bird – and stunning up-close footage reveals her exceptional strength, eyesight, and flying skills. With intimate access to a new bald eagle family, NOVA takes you into the nest to witness the drama of chicks struggling to survive.
Hosted by John Legend, this show features a program where incarcerated men at a maximum security prison train overlooked shelter dogs to help them get adopted and prepare other dogs to become service animals for veterans with PTSD.
This program explores the life and times of author L. Frank Baum, the creator of one of the most beloved, enduring and classic American narratives – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Baum never lost his childlike sense of wonder and eventually crafted his observations into a magical tale of survival, adventure and self-discovery, reinterpreted through the generations in films, books and musicals.
As they push southward, Trippe, Sikorsky, Lindbergh and Leuteritz build larger flying boats, harness radio to navigate safely over great distances, and outwit all competing airlines to dominate service to Latin America and launch the global air tourism industry. But all of this is merely preparation for their ultimate goal: flying the oceans. Part 2 of 3.
In this episode, the pilgrims are beginning to realize how important the simple life is to the pilgrim experience. Highlights include stops at Roman baths; talks about faith between Greg, a lapsed Jehovah's Witness, and Brendan, an atheist; and a pilgrim blessing from the deacon of the Church of the Pilgrim. Part 2 of 3.
Rick visits the West Country – the quintessence of charming England. Sights include quaint Cotswold villages; Wells, England’s smallest cathedral town; and the New Age capital of Glastonbury, with its legends of the Holy Grail and King Arthur. He finishes by pondering the dramatic prehistoric stone circles of Stonehenge and Avebury.