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Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 11:00pm
Austin City Limits: The Civil Wars/Punch Brothers
ACL presents new American acoustic music with the Civil Wars and Punch Brothers. The Civil Wars play tunes from their Grammy-winning album Barton Hollow. Punch Brothers showcase their latest, Who’s Feeling Young Now?
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Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 8:00pm
Call The Midwife: Season 3: Episode 4
Jenny’s patient Leah is struggling to cope with her mother’s agoraphobia, as well as her own pregnancy. When her husband is offered a new job and home, Leah knows she can’t leave her mother behind after all they went through to survive the Holocaust. more info

Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 9:00pm
Mr. Selfridge: Season 2: Episode 4
Miss Mardle houses a handsome refugee, Thackeray spies on Leclair and Harry has a showdown at cards with Loxley. more info

Filmmakers Corner

Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 10:00pm
Filmmakers Corner: Paramount of Shorts
"The Paramount Film Exchange" is Drew Levinson's film that helped launch the preservation campaign for this local film landmark. Dan Holland, of the Young Presevationists Association is also interviewed on Pittsburgh's once famous film row. Other featured films include: “Meet Your Maker,” – a Twilight-zone like sci-fi film; "Tear It Up Son!" – a b&w ode to off-road trucking; and two films by Matthew Day: “Catching Up With Ketchup” and “Steam Rolled Pittsburgh.” more info |

Monday, April 21, 2014 at 10:00pm
Independent Lens: Muscle Shoals
Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America’s most creative and defiant music. more info

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 8:00pm
Pioneers of Television: Doctors and Nurses
From George Clooney on “ER” to Richard Chamberlain on “Dr. Kildare,” television’s long love affair with doctors and nurses shows no signs of letting up. Noah Wyle, Anthony Edwards, Gloria Reuben and Eriq LaSalle open up about the secrets of “ER”; Howie Mandel, Ed Begley Jr. and Christina Pickles revisit “St. Elsewhere.” The episode also features the final interview with Chad Everett of “Medical Center” before his recent death. more info

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 9:00pm
American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire
Experience the battle for a living planet in the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement, spanning 50 years of grassroots and global activism. more info

WQED Productions

Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 8:00pm
iQ: smartparent: Aiding Autism
How can digital devices and new technology be helpful to children with autism and other special needs? Join us as we discuss which apps, games, and other forms of media can be beneficial in the classroom and beyond. more info |

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 8:00pm
Nature: Snow Monkeys
In the frigid valleys of Japan’s Shiga Highlands, a troop of snow monkeys functions in a complex society of rank and privilege where each knows his and her place. more info

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 9:00pm
NOVA: Inside Animal Minds: Who's the Smartest?
What makes an animal smart? Many scientists believe the secret lies in relationships. Throughout the animal kingdom, some of the cleverest creatures — including humans — seem to be those who live in complex social groups, like dolphins, elephants and apes. Could the skills required to keep track of friend and foe make animals smarter? more info

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 10:00pm
Your Inner Fish: Your Inner Monkey
Our primate progenitors had bodies a lot like those of modern monkeys and spent tens of millions of years living in trees. From them we inherited our versatile hands, amazing vision and capable brains — but also some less beneficial traits, including our bad backs and terrible sense of smell.

Friday, April 25, 2014 at 9:00pm
Great Performances: Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty
Choreographer Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty marks the choreographer’s return to the music of Tchaikovsky to complete his acclaimed reinterpretations of the composer’s trio of masterworks that began in 1992 with Nutcracker! and followed in 1995 with Swan Lake. more info

Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 11:00pm
Austin City Limits: Norah Jones/Kat Edmonson
Jazz and pop cross on ACL with Norah Jones and Kat Edmonson. Jones sings songs from her Dangermouse-produced album Little Broken Hearts. Edmonson showcases the song stylings of her LP Way Down Low. more info