Tuesday, August 7:
8:00 - 9:00PM
Nova - "Origins". This is actually a repeat of a series, and the first episode, the one showing tonight is "Earth is Born" in which Neil deGrasse Tyson (of the American Museum on Natural History and Nova scienceNOW) talks about how the earth was built. Yes, I'm going with the word "built" here. Want to discuss? Take a number. Yours is 42. That's right, 42. Or, if you prefer, 6 times 9 in base 13.
9:00 - 10:00PM
The Borinqueneers. This program tells the story of the 65th Puerto Rico Regiment in the U.S. Army. It's the only all-Hispanic unit in U.S. Army history. The story, as related here, goes up through the Korean War.
10:00 - 11:00PM
P.O.V. - “The Hobart Shakespeareans.” There is a teacher of fifth graders in one of the nation's largest inner-city grade schools in Los Angeles that teaches Shakespeare to his students. Actually, he teaches them a little bit of everything, but his year culminates with a performance by the students of a full-length Shakespeare play. All the kids take part in it, no child is left behind.
Wednesday, August 8:
8:00 - 9:30PM
Johnny Cash: A Man and His Vision. Yup, the Man in Black. Or, as I like to think of him, the Man in Really, Really, Really Dark, Dark, Dark Grey, Grey so Dark it Confuses a Lot of People Into Thinking it's Black. Well, whatever he wore, he did it with style and even had a TV show for almost two years. This show is about that show.
9:30PM - 10:30PM
Last of the Breed. Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and Ray Price put out an album by that name. Then, they got together and did a concert based on the album. This is that concert. It was taped for PBS in March of 2007 in Chi-town.
Thursday, August 9:
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.