MONDAY, MAY 11 – SUNDAY, MAY 24
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UPCOMING PRIMETIME PREMIERES – ASIAN AMERICANS
Special Programming for Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Premieres: Monday, May 11 & Tuesday, May 12, 8:00 p.m. ET
Film Page: https://www.pbs.org/show/asian-americans/
Led by a team of Asian American filmmakers, including Academy Award®-nominated series producer Renee Tajima-Peña (Who Killed Vincent Chin?, No Más Bebés), this five-part series examines the significant role of Asian Americans in shaping American history and identity from the first wave of Asian immigrants in the 1850s to identity politics during the social and cultural turmoil of the 20th century to modern refugee crises in a globally connected world.
NOVA “Decoding COVID-19”
Premieres: Wednesday, May 13, 9:00 p.m. ET
The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has upended life as we know it in a matter of mere months. But at the same time, an unprecedented global effort to understand and contain the virus—and find a treatment for the disease it causes—is underway. NOVA joins doctors on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 as they strategize to stop the spread, and meets the researchers racing to develop treatments and vaccines. Along the way, discover how this devastating disease emerged, what it does to the human body and why it exploded into a pandemic.
EXPEDITION WITH STEVE BACKSHALL
Premieres (Episode 8: Greenland – Ice Mountain): Wednesday, May 13, 10:00 p.m. ET
Episode 8 Clip #1 – Trekking Across the River: https://youtu.be/ByzLOOyLTOE
Episode 8 Clip #2 – Glacier Melt: https://youtu.be/GCrueUybTEE
Show Page: https://www.pbs.org/show/expedition/
Series Preview: https://www.pbs.org/video/expedition-official-preview/
Head into the unknown with explorer Steve Backshall as he journeys to the world’s last unexplored places and faces challenges around the globe, encountering extraordinary wildlife and meeting remarkable people along the way. In episode eight, join Steve Backshall as he attempts to summit an unclimbed mountain in Greenland.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Celebrating Asian-Pacific Heritage”
Special Programming for Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month – Encores: Thursday, May 14, 10:00 p.m. ET
Show Page: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/
Travel with ANTIQUES ROADSHOW as it turns the spotlight on incredible items with Asian and Pacific Islands origins, including a Hawaiian kou bowl, a Ghandi presentation spinning wheel and an 1888 Joseph Nāwahī painting of Hilo Bay on Hawai‘i Island.
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “Mr. Tornado”
Special Programming for Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month – Premieres: Tuesday, May 19, 9:00 p.m. ET
The film tells the story of Tetsuya Theodore Fujita, aka Mr. Tornado, a prominent Japanese-American researcher who was instrumental in advancing modern understanding of many severe weather phenomena. He is known for creating the Fujita scale of tornado intensity and damage.
FRONTLINE “Inside Italy’s COVID War”
Premieres: Tuesday, May 19, 10:00 p.m. ET
This special FRONTLINE report takes viewers inside a hospital battling COVID-19 cases in Northern Italy, as doctors are forced to make life and death decisions. Also this hour, a report on how the coronavirus outbreak is impacting US families already facing poverty.
EXPEDITION WITH STEVE BACKSHALL
Premieres (Episode 9: Suriname – Ghost River): Wednesday, May 20, 10:00 p.m. ET
Episode 9 Clip #1 – Ghost River: https://youtu.be/PPG_xo3ncVs
Episode 9 Clip #2 – A New Discovery: https://youtu.be/NM7DLqZD2JM
Ride along as Steve Backshall kayaks a Surinamese river that’s so remote, it doesn’t have a name.
NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT
Premieres: Sunday, May 24, 8:00 p.m. ET and 9:30 p.m. ET
Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise host a special presentation of the star-studded National Memorial Day Concert with new performances and tributes filmed in different locations around the country and iconic stories from past concerts. America’s night of remembrance will honor our troops, veterans, wounded warriors, all those who have given their lives for our nation, and their families.
MONDAY, MAY 25 – SUNDAY, JUNE 7
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UPCOMING PRIMETIME PREMIERES
EXPEDITION WITH STEVE BACKSHALL –SEASON FINALE
Premieres (Episode 10: Oman – Desert Fortress): Wednesday, May 27, 10:00 p.m. ET
Episode #10 Clip #1: Steve’s Three-Day Climb: https://youtu.be/nzJ9JZK-P18
Episode #10 Clip #2: Wildlife at Cliff Camp: https://youtu.be/a5GTW_h0yBo
Visit Oman’s Dhofar Mountains, where Steve Backshall encounters one of Earth’s rarest animals.
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