“The Black Atlantic” explores the global experiences that created the African-American people. Beginning a century before the first documented “20-and-odd” slaves who arrived at Jamestown, Virginia, the episode portrays the earliest Africans, slave and free, who arrived on these shores. The transatlantic slave trade soon became a vast empire connecting three continents.
OUT ON A LIMB explores the evolution of prosthetics and the exciting advancements being made at the intersection of neuroscience, engineering and robotics. A science story and a human story, this documentary shows the impact of this transformative science, as revolutionary prosthetics move from the lab to the bodies of amputees, and particularly to children with limb loss, who stand to benefit the most.
"Out on a Limb" airs on Monday, October 21st at 9:00 p.m.
Pictured here, a cheerfully unassuming-looking mobile, received by the owner’s aunt in 1958 as a gift from Alexander Calder, and brought to ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in Miami Beach, Florida. Considered to be the inventor of the mobile art form, Calder’s kinetic sculptures often have been imitated. Appraiser Christopher Kennedy believes the mobile could be worth as much as $400,000 to $1M, making it the second highest value appraisal in ROADSHOW history!
From Miami Beach, Florida, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW revs up for its 15th anniversary season premiere. Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Karen Keane scout for mid-century modern bargains at some of Miami’s antiques and thrift shops. Highlights include a rare 1960 re-release movie poster for the iconic biker film The Wild One, starring Marlon Brando; a George Ohr vase with a surprising secret; and a 1940s mobile by Alexander Calder — grabbing the number two spot in the list of all-time highest value ROADSHOW appraisals at $400,000 to $1,000,000!
PLAINSPIRITS presents history with a twist. Based upon Beth Cooper's book, Ghosts of Kansas, PLAINSPIRITS features the first-hand paranormal experiences of dozens of Kansans. Each interviewee describes their encounters with inexplicable spiritual activity, ranging from mysterious shadow figures and stirrings in the attic to phantom cigar smoke and baffling piano music. Longtime residents and business owners explain the historical significance of haunted venues, including former funeral parlors, hotels, underground cities and a former governor’s mansion.
Miss Audrey falls ill and Moray must appoint one of the girls as her substitute, causing the rivalry between Denise and Clara to intensify. Meanwhile, Katherine is enjoying the affections of new suitor Peter Adler, but she is still conflicted about her lingering feelings for Moray. A surprising character finds the cause of Miss Audrey’s illness, and Moray steps in to bring her back to health.
"The Paradise, Pt. 3" on Masterpiece Classic airs on Sunday, October 20th at 8:00 p.m. on channels 3 and 3-1.