TV Programming Highlights

Shakespeare and Hathaway

Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators

New BBC Series on WPSU!

Hardboiled private investigator, Frank Hathaway and his rookie sidekick Lu Shakespeare form the unlikeliest of partnerships as they investigate the secrets of rural Warwickshire’s residents.

Saturdays, January 5-February 23, at 8:00 p.m.


Doc Martin, Season 8

Doc Martin, Season 8

After all their ups and downs as a couple, Dr. Martin Ellingham and his wife, Louisa, are finally living together with their son, James Henry, but their problems are far from over.

Saturdays, January 5-February 23, at 9:00 p.m.

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Equus: The Story of the Horse

Equus: The Story of the Horse

The relationship between man and his noble steed is almost as old as civilization itself, allowing our species to explore, conquer and flourish side by side with the horse. NATURE traces this revolutionizing partnership with anthropologist Niobe Thompson in this two-part series.

Wednesdays, January 16-23, at 8:00 p.m.

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Sarah Silverman and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Finding Your Roots, Season 5

The acclaimed series returns with Professor Gates exploring the mysteries, surprises and revelations hidden in the family trees of popular figures.

Tuesdays, January 8-April 9, at 8:00 p.m.

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The Dictator's Playbook

The Dictator’s Playbook

Learn how six dictators, from Mussolini to Saddam Hussein, shaped the 20th century. How did they seize and lose power? What forces were against them? Learn the answers in these six immersive hours, each a revealing portrait of brutality and power.

Wednesdays, January 9 – February 13, 10:00 p.m.

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Victoria Season 3

Victoria, Season 3

It is 1848, and revolution is breaking out across Europe. In Britain, one woman stands between order and chaos: Queen Victoria. Jenna Coleman stars as the young but fearless monarch, facing a crisis that threatens to end her reign.

Sundays, January 13-March 3, at 9:00 p.m.

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Surviving The Dust Bowl

Surviving the Dust Bowl

Travel back to the 1930s, when dust storms ravaged the parched and overplowed southern plains, turning bountiful wheat fields into desert. Disease, hardship and death followed, yet people stayed, refusing to give up on their land and way of life.

Tuesday, January 29, at 9:00 p.m.

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Brit Floyd: 40 Years of The Wall

Brit Floyd: 40 Years of “The Wall”

Top live tribute band Brit Floyd performs highlights from the landmark double album and film The Wall.

Saturday, February 2, at 10:00 p.m.


World DanceSport GrandSlam Series

World DanceSport GrandSlam Series

The World DanceSport GrandSlam Series is back, featuring the best competitive dancers in the world vying for the most prestigious titles and the prize money in the world of dance.

Premieres Sunday, February 3, at 6:00 p.m.

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Nancy Druckman appraises a "Dancing for Eels" oil painting, ca. 1885 for $6,000 to $9,000 in 2010.

Antiques Roadshow: Celebrating Black Americana

Highlights include an 1821 U.S. citizenship certificate for George Barker, a free man of color; an African-American beauty book written by Madam C.J. Walker, the first American female millionaire; and a trip with host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Leila Dunbar to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri.

Monday, February 4, at 9:00 p.m.


A collection of black memorabilia.

Independent Lens: Black Memorabilia

At the intersection of racial identity, historical narrative and international commerce, this film follows the propagation of demeaning representations of African Americans – black memorabilia.

Monday, February 4, at 10:00 p.m.


Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. with actor S. Epatha Merkerson while taping Finding Your Roots.

Finding Your Roots: Freedom Tales

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. delves deep into the roots of two African-American guests, actor S. Epatha Merkerson and athlete and television personality Michael Strahan. Both discover unexpected stories that challenge assumptions about black history.

Tuesday, February 5, at 8:00 p.m.

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Karen Pittman (foreground) and Namir Smallwood (background).

Live from Lincoln Center: Pipeline

Meet Nya, an inner-city teacher desperate to save her son, in Dominique Morisseau’s new play. When her son gets in trouble at school, Nya must confront his rage and her choices, and try to reach him before he gets pulled away forever.

Friday, February 8, at 9:00 p.m.

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James Pickens Jr.

Karamu: 100 Years in the House

Experience the incredible story of the oldest African-American performing arts theater in America, the Karamu House in the historic Fairfax neighborhood of Cleveland. This documentary highlights the key players, productions and claims to fame over the 100-year history of Karamu House.

Friday, February 8, at 10:30 p.m.

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Princess Margaret pictured at the races at Kingston during the Royal Tour of the Caribbean.

Margaret: The Rebel Princess

This intimate two-part series profiles Princess Margaret, whose life and loves reflected the social and sexual revolution that transformed the western world during the 20th century.

Sundays, February 10-17, at 10:00 p.m.

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Barbershop from "Hale County This Morning, This Evening"

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

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.

Monday, February 11, at 10:00 p.m.

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Jamestown, Season 2 main cast

Jamestown, Season 2

Season 2 returns to a thriving Jamestown, but the status quo will soon be disrupted by birth, death, and broken marriages. The settlers find themselves at the heart of adventure once more as new romantic connections are made.

Thursdays, February 14-April 4, at 8:00 p.m.

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ammy Davis, Jr. backstage photo

Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me

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.

Tuesday, February 19, at 9:00 p.m.

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Charley Pride

Charley Pride: I’m Just Me

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.

Friday, February 22, at 9:00 p.m.


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