9:00 – 11:00PM
The National Parks: America's Best Idea - “The Empire of Grandeur (1915-1919).” In part three of this massive Ken Burns documentary we see what happens without John Muir. Don't worry though, it's not all bad as a new federal agency, the National Park Service, is established and a fight takes place to save the Grand Canyon.
Thursday, February 11:
8:00 - 9:00PM
The This Old House Hour - Episode TBA. It’s This Old House and Ask This Old House. It’s like maintenance… for your home. Wait, no, that’s exactly what it is. That doesn’t mean it’s not awesome though. Seriously, The This Old House Hour is one of the finest home improvement hours on PBS. No joke.
9:30 - 10:00PM
Antiques Roadshow - "Atlantic City (Hour Three)." I am a little worried about this particular trip on the Roadshow. I just kind of worry that a lot of the stories will be about people buying stuff on the cheap in pawn shops. Dig a little deeper and maybe we'll learn that the stuff bought at the pawn shops were left there by people trying to win back all the money they lost in the casinos. See? Depressing.
10:00 – 11:00PM
Soundstage – "Lynyrd Skynyrd." We will not be entering into a debate about this being the "real" Lynyrd Skynyrd or a band just using that band's name. The upshot is that they're going to be playing a whole lot of songs here, including "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Gimme Three Steps." Maybe that means that there's something here for fans of the old and the new.
Friday, February 12:
8:00 - 8:30PM
Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal #4932. Another whole week has gone by and good old Gwen Ifill and National Journal are here to fill us in. For the record, I like to pretend the National Journal is a sidekick, like Robin to Batman, Starsky to Hutch, or chocolate sauce to Double Dutch Chocolate ice cream.
8:30 - 9:00PM
NOW on PBS #607. It’s the Emmy award-winning weekly news magazine. It looks at issues facing our democracy. The show is hosted by David Brancaccio. And, even better, they still send me e-mails (I think that makes me cool and them nice). Thanks, Now, you guys are awesome!