Arts
9:48 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Austin City Limits presents "Coldplay" on Saturday, April 27th at 9 pm

Modern rock giants Coldplay ring in the new year with an AUSTIN CITY LIMITS New Year’s Eve special highlighting their mega-hits and songs from their newest LP, Mylo Xyloto.

Grammy-winners Coldplay, the modern-rock giants who have sold more than 50 million records worldwide, perform hits and selections from their newest LP, Mylo Xyloto.

"Coldplay" on Austin City Limits can be seen on Saturday, April 27th at 9:00 p.m. on channel 3 and at 10:00 p.m. on channel 3-1.

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The Two-Way
9:47 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Gun Bill Clears First Hurdle In Senate

Originally published on Thu April 11, 2013 10:45 am

The first national gun control legislation since the Dec. 14 school shooting in Newtown, Conn., is going to be debated on the floor of the Senate and appears headed for a vote sometime next week.

Supporters in the Senate on Thursday morning rounded up more than the 60 votes necessary to clear a procedural hurdle that could have held up consideration of the Democratic-crafted package. The vote was 68-31 in favor of blocking a bid by some Republicans to filibuster the legislation.

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Theater
9:40 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Was Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. An Ordinary Guy?

The Mountaintop is an award-winning play about the night Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. died. But some critics don't love playwright Katori Hall's portrayal of the civil rights icon as a regular guy. Hall tells host Michel Martin why she found it important to focus on the man, not the myth.

Arts
9:33 am
Thu April 11, 2013

"Rodgers & Hammerstein's 'Carousel'" on Live From Lincoln Center airs on Friday, April 26th at 9 pm

Stephanie Blythe plays Nettie Fowler in this concert production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved musical.

One of spring’s cultural highlights is the staging of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel, the iconic American musical beloved by generations. The New York Philharmonic’s production features a cast of stars drawn from Broadway and opera stages, including Kelli O’Hara as Julie Jordan and Nathan Gunn as Billy Bigelow; Rob Fisher conducts and John Rando directs.

"Rodgers & Hammerstein's 'Carousel'" on Live From Lincoln Center can be seen on Friday, April 26th at 9:00 p.m. on channel 3 and at 7:30 p.m. on channel 3-1.

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Arts
9:27 am
Thu April 11, 2013

"The Retirement Gamble" on Frontline can be seen on Thursday, April 25th at 7 pm

Is there a better way to manage your retirement? Frontline investigates in "The Retirement Gamble."

Ten trillion dollars in Americans’ retirement savings are invested in large and small accounts managed by banks, brokerages, mutual funds and insurance companies. But whether your IRA or 401K will assure a safe retirement is largely a gamble. Building off reporting from the groundbreaking special “Money, Power and Wall Street,” FRONTLINE raises troubling questions about how America’s financial institutions protect our savings.

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Science
9:16 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Learn more about the harpy eagle during "Jungle Eagle" on Nature on Wednesday at 7 pm

Harpy eagles are the most powerful birds of prey in the world, but scientists know very little about them. NATURE enters their secret world with wildlife filmmaker Fergus Beeley and his team of cameramen as they locate a nest and struggle to document the lives of these elusive birds in Venezuela’s Orinoco River jungle. Pictured: Female harpy eagle in nest

The most powerful raptor in the world, the harpy eagle, hides away deep in the South American jungle. Harpy eagles are barely ever seen, let alone filmed. In this extraordinary documentary, our team of cameramen steps into the world of this monkey-eating eagle and even risks injury to obtain intimate pictures of them bringing back large monkeys to the nest. The tables soon turn, however, as one of these massive birds starts following the team.

"Jungle Eagle" on Nature airs on Wednesday, April 24th at 7:00 p.m. on channel 3 and channel 3-1.

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Arts
9:09 am
Thu April 11, 2013

"The Great Plow Up" Pt. 1 of Dust Bowl airs on Tuesday, April 23rd at 7 pm

During the decade-long drought that turned the southern Plains into the Dust Bowl, the hardest hit area was centered on Boise City, Oklahoma, in a part of the Panhandle formerly known as No Man’s Land. And the worst storm of all hit on Palm Sunday, April 14, 1935—a day remembered as Black Sunday. Here the storm sweeps over a farmstead on its way toward Boise City.

In the first episode of Ken Burns’s THE DUST BOWL, feel the full force of the worst manmade environmental disaster in America’s history as survivors recall the terror of the dust storms, the desperation of hungry families and how they managed to find hope even as the earth and heavens seemed to turn against them.

"The Great Plow Up" Pt. 1 of Dust Bowl airs on Tuesday, April 23rd at 7:00 p.m. on channel 3 and channel 3-1.

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Arts
9:02 am
Thu April 11, 2013

"The Bletchley Circle," a three-part murder mystery series begins on Sunday, April 21st at 9 pm

Shown from L-R: Rachael Stirling as Millie, Julie Graham as Jean, Sophie Rundle as Lucy, Anna Maxwell Martin as Susan

Susan, noticing a pattern in a string of London murders, contacts her old friends from Bletchley — Millie, Lucy and Jean — to try to identify the killer. Treating the crimes like a code to be cracked, the women gather all available information and evidence and then, through a sequence of clever deductions, determine how the killer is finding his victims and where a missing girl must have been abducted. Can they reach her before the killer claims his fifth victim?

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Arts
8:57 am
Thu April 11, 2013

"Mr. Selfridge, Pt. 4" on Masterpiece Classic airs on Sunday, April 21st at 8 pm

Shown: Zoe Tapper as Ellen Love

Spunky shop girl Agnes Towler returns to work. But all is not well, as Harry and Rose face a moment of truth, Ellen confronts Harry, and alcohol, pills and driving under the influence take their toll.

"Mr. Selfridge, Pt. 4" on Masterpiece Classic airs on Sunday, April 21st at 8:00 p.m. on channel 3 and channel 3-1.

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Arts
8:51 am
Thu April 11, 2013

"Call the Midwife II, Pt. 4" airs on Sunday, April 21st at 7 pm

Shown (L-R): Leanne Rowe as Ruby, Jamie Thomas King as Douglas and Cliff Parisi as Fred

Returning from her stint at the London Hospital, Jenny needs all her midwifery skill when she and Sister Evangelina assist at the birth of a baby born with spina bifida. The parents struggle to understand and accept their son’s condition. Jenny, who has never delivered a disabled child, struggles to accept the implications the illness could have for the child’s future. Nonnatus House, meanwhile, plays host to an acquaintance of Chummy’s — an eccentric cleric who befriends Jane.

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