More than a century ago, orinthologist Frank Chapman redirected a Christmas-time tradition of revelers shooting birds to a new Yuletide recreation: counting birds.
From chickadees in New England to Ecuador's musical manakins, to the forests of Cuba, Counting on Birds visits the habitats of these bird species and introduces the people dedicated to the National Audobon Society's Christmas Bird Count.
At ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in Des Moines, this guest learns an incomplete but genuine 1623 Shakespeare First Folio, part of the original published collection of William Shakespeare’s plays, is estimated to have a significant worth of $40,000 to $50,000.
In Des Moines, Iowa, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Francis Wahlgren explore an impressive extra-illustrated book set based on a biography of Charles Dickens at Salisbury House and Gardens, the estate of 1920s cosmetics tycoon Carl Weeks. Highlights include: a collection of late 1950s and 1960s Lucy M. Lewis Acoma Pueblo pottery; an 1820 Russian Loutkin snuff box inscribed with the imperial arms of the Romanov dynasty; and an extremely rare 1623 Shakespeare First Folio, valued at $40,000 to $50,000.
The Great War is over and the long-awaited engagement of Lady Mary and Matthew is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate. Shirley MacLaine joins the much-loved cast, which includes Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Dan Stevens, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Penelope Wilton and many others. “No family is ever what it seems from the outside,” observes Smith’s shrewd character.
Experience the beauty, romance and dramatic power of musical masterpieces in this visual and auditory joyride through the world of classical hits. Host Martin Goldsmith guides viewers on this fresh and engaging exploration of the world of classical music, with personal reflections from Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell and Stewart Copeland of The Police, among others.
Classical Rewind airs on Sunday, December 8th at 5:00 p.m.
Join host Clifton Davis as he introduces rare early performances from some of gospel music’s legendary pioneers, including The Staple Singers, The Soul Stirrers, Albertina Walker, The Caravans and many more.
Gospel's Jubilee Showcase airs on Sunday, December 8th at 4:00 p.m.