Filmed over the course of more than six years at some of nature's most spectacular locales, THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA'S BEST IDEA is a six-part, 12-hour film by Ken Burns on the history of America's national parks and the people who were willing to devote themselves to saving some precious portion of the land they loved. Pictured: Grand Teton National Park
To battle unemployment in the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt creates the Civilian Conservation Corps, which spawns a “golden age” for the parks through major renovation projects. In a groundbreaking study, a young NPS biologist named George Melendez Wright discovers widespread abuses of animal habitats and pushes the service to reform its wildlife policies. Congress narrowly passes a bill to protect the Everglades in Florida as a national park — the first time a park has been created solely to preserve an ecosystem, as opposed to scenic beauty.
Young and ambitious country girl Denise Lovett arrives in a booming northern city and takes a job at The Paradise, the glittering department store across from her uncle’s drapery shop. It’s not long before her beauty and talent catch the eye of the store’s dashing owner, John Moray. Denise struggles to navigate the competing personalities in the Ladieswear department where she has been placed. Can her ingenuity save the day when she’s faced with her first challenges as a shop girl?
Caroline throws herself whole-heartedly into her relationship with Kate. Alan and Celia have lunch in the pub with Harry and Maurice. Alan can’t decide which of them should be his best man, so he ends up asking them both! Caroline tells John that the ‘someone’ she’s seeing is a woman. Devastated with the implications, he doesn’t know who to turn to and ends up over at the farm, hoping for Gillian’s sympathy. Here he gets drunk and nastily tells Celia that her daughter is a lesbian. An appalled Celia insists on going home. Drunk Gillian invites John to go to bed with her.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS presents the best in Latin music with Juanes and Jesse & Joy. Colombian superstar Juanes performs a high-energy set of his best, while Mexico City’s sibling duo Jesse & Joy sing a selection of their greatest hits.
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 the aftermath of the Battle of Shrewsbury, Northumberland learns of the death of his son. The Lord Chief Justice (Geoffrey Palmer) attempts, on behalf of the increasingly frail king, to separate Falstaff (Simon Russell Beale) from Prince Hal (Tom Hiddleston). The rebels continue to plot insurrection. Falstaff is sent to recruit soldiers and takes his leave of his mistress, Doll Tearsheet (Maxine Peake). The rebel forces are overcome, bringing comfort to the dying king, who is finally reconciled to his son.