Week of October 7, 2019

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Country Music | The Rub (Beginnings – 1933)

Available Monday, October 7

Episode 1 | See how what was first called “hillbilly music” reaches new audiences through phonographs and radio, and launches the careers of country music’s first big stars, the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers.

 

Country Music | Hard Times (1933 - 1945)

Available Tuesday, October 8

Episode 2 | Watch as Nashville becomes the heart of the country music industry. The genre grows in popularity during the Great Depression and World War II as America falls in love with singing cowboys, Texas Swing and the Grand Ole Opry’s Roy Acuff.

 

Country Music | Hillbilly Shakespeare (1945 – 1953)

Available Wednesday, October 9

Episode 3 | See how the bluegrass sound spreads in post-war America, and meet honky-tonk star Hank Williams, whose songs of surprising emotional depth are derived from his troubled and tragically short life.

 

Country Music | I Can’t Stop Loving You (1953 – 1963)

Available Thursday, October 10

Episode 4 | Travel to Memphis, where Sun Studios artists Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley usher in the era of rockabilly. Ray Charles crosses America’s racial divide by recording a country album. Patsy Cline shows off Music City’s smooth new Nashville Sound.

 

Press

Available Monday, October 7

Starring Charlotte Riley (Peaky Blinders, King Charles III) and Ben Chaplin (Apple Tree Yard, The Thin Red Line) and featuring David Suchet (Poirot), the six-part drama explores the turbulent media landscape and the ethical dilemmas journalists face each day.

 

Animal Babies: First Year on Earth | New Frontiers

Available Thursday, October 10

Join the baby animals as they near the end of their first year of life. It’s time for these young ones to branch off from the comfort of their mothers and learn to explore the great unknown on their own.

 

Magical Land of Oz | Human

Available Thursday, October 10

An exploration of Australia’s mesmerizing wildlife and how they’ve adapted to survive in the human environment, including a flamboyant dancing peacock spider in a suburban garden.

 

American Masters | Raul Julia

Available Saturday, October 12

Explore a warm and revealing portrait of the charismatic, groundbreaking actor’s journey from his native Puerto Rico to the creative hotbed of 1960s New York City, to prominence on Broadway and in Hollywood. Filled with passion, determination and joy, Juliá’s brilliant and daring career was tragically cut short by his untimely death 25 years ago, at age 54.

 

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Austin City Limits | Miguel / Alessia Cara

Expires Tuesday, November 5th

Thrill to an episode of chart-topping contemporary R&B and pop with Grammy-winning standouts Miguel and Alessia Cara. L.A. singer Miguel blends funk, rock, hip hop and electronica in gems from his album War & Leisure. Canadian hitmaker Cara dazzles with pop/R&B hits and songs from her new album The Pains of Growing.

 

Home Fires | Season 1

Expires Thursday, November 7th

When a rural English town finds itself on the verge of World War II, two powerful women struggle to put aside their differences in The Women’s Institute and join forces amidst the chaos and uncertainty of wartime. Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey) and Francesca Annis (Reckless, Cranford) star in this heartwarming story of courage, friendship, and holding onto light in our darkest moments.

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