The famous Ashbourne portrait, purchased by the Folger Shakespeare Library, was long believed to be a depiction of William Shakespeare. But x-ray examination in 1940 revealed that the artwork had been painted over, covering what many believe to be the lost portrait of Edward DeVere, 17th Earl of Oxford. The debate still rages as to the true identity of the subject.
It’s a great literary mystery: who wrote the works of William Shakespeare? Although the official story of a Stratford merchant writing for the London box office has held sway for centuries, questions over the authorship of the plays and poems have persisted.
The Lumineers and Shovels & Rope bring the best in Americana to the ACL stage. Denver’s Lumineers perform their hits “Ho Hey” and “Stubborn Love,” while South Carolina’s Shovels & Rope rocks songs from the LP O’ Be Joyful.
Austin City Limits airs on Saturdays at 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. on channel 3 and at 10:00 p.m. on channel 3-1.
In celebration of the series’ 40th anniversary on PBS, GREAT PERFORMANCES hosted an all-star homecoming at Lincoln Center. Through performance and remembrance, a stellar roster of alumni shared their stories of what GREAT PERFORMANCES and public television have meant to them. Appearances by Julie Andrews, Audra McDonald, Don Henley, Josh Groban, Itzhak Perlman, Peter Martins, Patti Austin & Take 6, Elina Garanca and Michael Buble.
"Great Performances 40th Anniversary" can be seen on Friday, October 18th at 9:00 p.m.
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 Thursday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m.
To extract precious metals found beneath the earth requires a massive 232-ton, two-story-tall dump truck with a load capacity of 320 tons — a giant earth-mover like the Komatsu 930-E. This amazing engineering achievement is made possible by five essential raw ingredients: coal, chromium, mineral oil, latex rubber and sulphuric acid, an electron superhighway that generates massive power.
Raw to Ready, Pt. 1 "Komatsu" airs on Wednesday, October 16th at 9:00 p.m. on channels 3 and 3-1.