Acclaimed interviewer and broadcast journalist Charlie Rose engages America's best thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders and scientists in one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions.
Joanne Froggatt (Actress in "Downton Abbey")/Lupe Fiasco (Rapper)
Hugh Bonneville started his career as an understudy for Ralph Fiennes in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Open Air Theatre in London's Regent's Park. He revisits the theatre where his love for Shakespeare blossomed and catches up with Ralph to talk about why the play has enduring appeal. Interviews include David Walliams and Sheridan Smith.
Actor Christopher Plummer originally played the role of King Lear under the direction of Sir Jonathan Miller, who has directed the play six times. Plummer explores how the work might have been staged during Shakespeare's time, and acclaimed actors Sir Ian McKellen and Simon Russell Beale give their insight into playing the part of the troubled king.
At Philadelphia's Franklin Institute, a team of genealogists uncovers fascinating family histories. A man learns that the event that drove his family to the City of Brotherly Love changed the course of history; a man may be a Viking descendant; another's family could have part of one of history's biggest scams; a young man hopes to confirm his relation to a signer of the Declaration of Independence; and two sisters learn their ancestors were part of the great Irish migration.
Roger meets landscape designer Tim Lee to see how the small stream in the backyard affects all other areas of the yard, including a stand of trees in front that can be removed after careful consideration by the Conservation Commission. Before the trees come down, Roger shows Kevin the valuable shade plants to be relocated to a new bed in the side yard to provide screening from the neighboring house. Tom and Kevin cut away a five-foot section of wall to connect the new kitchen to the old great room. Richard shows Kevin two common rough plumbing conditions in the kitchen: a main sink that has a traditional drain and vent configuration, and an island prep sink, which requires a bow vent in order to work properly. Kevin meets building inspector Fred Lonardo to learn how a GC can call for a "partial framing inspection" to keep the job moving. Arborist John Marquis shows Roger the proper preparation, safety precautions and procedures for doing a "take down" of the 12 trees in the front yard.
Mister Rogers shows how to make different sounds using bottles filled with water. At Betty's Little Theatre, folk musicians, Othar Turner, Abe Young and Jessie Mae Hamphill play drums and fife. In The Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Daniel Tiger learns that sometimes a friend can make you sad.
CLASSICAL STRETCH: THE ESMONDE TECHNIQUE focuses on overall wellness and physical fitness. This series, hosted by Miranda Esmonde-White, features a graceful, fluid and controlled method of stretching the entire body. It combines yoga, tai chi, Pilates and ballet techniques, plus specific movements and stretches that reach muscles and ligaments not normally targeted in the average fitness program. The movements, designed in consultation with a physician and a physiotherapist, are simple, safe, effective and appropriate for all ages and fitness levels.
This workout focuses on exercises to tone the arm muscles. Mary Ann introduces a new way to strengthen arms using your own body as resistance.
Bigger is better for a quick knit or last-minute gift. Nicole Winer demonstrates how to knit a mega bulky hat and fiber artist Kait Brink chats about her meta-mega yarn project. Tanis Gray knits a fun, loopy fur stitch with chunky yarn that could become a home dec item or a doll. Becca Smith explains the magic of scale and shows how to knit with really huge needles and giant yarn.
A great way to take your quilting with you is to create this fabulous tote that incorporates leather into the design.
Fit expert Peggy Sagers shows how to create an easy and quick pair of yoga pants. Then, embellish your favorite yoga pants with a clothing tattoo demonstrated by machine embroidery expert, Eileen Roche. Last, Sheree Schattenmann has a super simple design for lounge pants.
Create free-motion quilting designs with confidence. Learn how to master all the fundamentals of free-motion quilting. Nancy and guest Molly Hanson show you how to confidently stitch different quilting designs, including stippling variations, swirls, and woodgrain.
A large, nicely detailed farmhouse is what Bob Ross 'builds' for us today ... all with brush and paint.
Creating a vignette of this painting by blending the corners will keep the eye flowing and not run off the page or worse yet just stop. Jerry creates a soft blend in the corners with the large brush the same as softening the edges of the rain clouds. He demonstrates a really exciting technique of pulling the rain over the prairie grass by skimming gently and feathering all the edges. Each object that is added to the prairie scene becomes more and more obvious but he stresses how each item needs to be softened to fit into the composition.
Paint along with Kevin Hill learning Kevin's techniques for painting one of nature's most beautiful scenes.
To gardeners, Thomas Jefferson holds a special place of honor. The gardens at Monticello were a botanic laboratory of ornamental and useful plants from around the world. As an avid plantsman and gardener, Mr. Jefferson kept detailed records over many years of his horticultural discoveries, plant exchanges with friends around Europe as well as his successes and failures when it came to his own gardening and farming practices at Monticello. Thanks to his meticulous records and the historic preservation of the grounds, today we can step back in time to see how one of the most famous green gardeners in history lived out his passion for gardening at Monticello.
Most cookbook recipes have serving sizes for four or more people. But there are a lot of two-family households out there. Allen shares tips on downsizing a recipe to serve two and also advises about gardening for two. Plus, we'll learn how to prepare a couple of tasty dishes for a romantic dinner.
In Madison, Wisconsin, stop by the home of vegetable gardener Megan Cain and learn to make an herb spiral using repurposed bricks. Watch Chef Christine Inthachith and her mother Bounyoung of Lao Laan-Xang restaurant (the first Laotian restaurant in Madison) cook up chicken laarp and fall squash curry. Visit Roller Coaster farm, which supplies the majority of its pigs to Johnny Hunter of the Underground Food Collective, then head back to Johnny's butcher shop to see him break down a pig and make charcuterie. And last, visit the first organic cranberry farm in Wisconsin, a farm that uses the traditional method of dry harvesting cranberries.
Guest: PAUL WAHLBERG. This week on Rough Cut Woodworking with Tommy Mac, we're getting ready for summer and outdoor summer cooking. Host Tommy MacDonald teams up with an old friend, chef and actor Paul Wahlberg, to make a patio prep station, perfect for any outdoor grilling area. Then, Tommy and Paul will go to Paul's restaurant, Alma Nove, in Hingham to install the beautiful piece.
Tom travels to Cleveland to help a homeowner install interior window trim. Richard shares some first-time plumbing tips with Kevin. Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner wire an above-ground pool safely. Then, Kevin, Roger, Richard and Tom ask, "What is it?"
See how the transitional home decor is coming together at Creekside.
The old triangular stool spells trouble for Peter Follansbee and Roy Underhill as they tackle a trio of terrible turned tenons!
More taste than time? There's no excuse not to fire up your grill. Travel the world's barbecue trail and you'll discover that in many countries, grilling is the original fast food. Here are three grilled masterpieces that let you assuage your hunger without making you break a sweat-basil-grilled tuna steaks, chicken breasts grilled under a brick, and coconut-grilled pineapple for dessert. Because there's simply no reason not to fire up the grill when you get home from work. Basil-grilled Tuna steaks with arugula salad; Chicken grilled under bricks Grilled zucchini and yellow squash with Greek spices Coconut-grilled pineapple.
Outside of running the kitchen at Faviken, Chef Magnus Nilsson researches Nordic traditions that are rarely documented. He travels throughout the region, meeting people whose lives are tied to the past. This episode examines Chef Nilsson's motivation to document and preserve cultural heritage through the lens of photography as he visits the Faroe Islands.
Some of Martha's all-time favorite recipes have something in common - they're made with nuts, lending both flavor and texture. See how she uses almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, walnuts and pecans to create a traditional linzertorte, oatmeal cookies sandwiched with a creamy peanut butter filling, a famous walnut cake named after Saint Andrew, and an impressive-looking pecan tart with a secret ingredient.
Test cook Bridget Lancaster revives a classic recipe for Crown Roast of Pork. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for measuring spoons. Next, host Christopher Kimball shares the test kitchen's top food safety tips. And finally, Bridget shows Chris how to make Parmesan-Crusted Asparagus.
Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to Rigatoni with Beef and Onion Ragu. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews colanders in the Equipment Corner. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of white beans. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make perfect Pasta with Pesto, Potatoes, and Green Beans.
This new Friday night program will provide a retrospective of the best stories and interviews from the nightly PBS program CHARLIE ROSE. The show will capture the defining moments in politics, science, business, culture, media and sports.
On Saturday, NewsHour Weekend travels to Vermont to explore the growing demand for renewable energy. Burlington, the state's largest city, recently became the first in the country to use 100 percent renewable energy for their electricity needs. In a state known for socially conscious policies, the feat represents a milestone in the growing green energy movement.
Guest: Arthur Duncan. Lawrence and the Band opened this 1976 season with the Glenn Miller hit "In The Mood". Guy & Ralna sing "Feelings", Tanya takes center stage with "Love Will Keep Us Together", Arthur dances to "Doin' The New Low Down", and Lawrence and Cissy dance to the "Waltz Of The Flowers". "America The Beautiful" makes a perfect closer when sung by Norma and the cast.
Based on the short stories by G K Chesterton, Father Brown follows the kindly cleric as he solves crimes in his community. It is a quintessentially English world: drawing rooms in large country houses, miles of countryside, village halls and secret gardens, as well as country fairs, railway stations and rural parish churches. Each episode sees the enigmatic priest investigate a crime in his own particular way, using intuition and psychology. Father Brown discovers the truth of a crime by looking into the truth of the soul - the passions, dark secrets, hidden desires. Many years spent hearing his parishioners' confessions have given him an uncanny insight into the origins of evil and the workings of the criminal mind. But the stories are not concerned with judgement - Father Brown is more interested in saving souls than in bringing the guilty to justice.
Sent to the tiny island of Saint-Marie to solve a mysterious murder, Detective Inspector Richard Poole is a total fish out of water. A quintessentially British cop, he would much prefer the London drizzle and a freshly pressed shirt to blue seas, sparkling sands and gorgeous tropical weather. This warm, light-hearted detective series takes place against a stunning Caribbean island backdrop - as far away from the grey skies of London as you could possibly get. What Richard finds is a ramshackle station and a very different type of policing. The fact that there's a goat in one of the cells says it all. He can't get out of there fast enough, but there's a job to do and he does it brilliantly. His reward - a permanent posting to the island, his own personal hell on Earth. He may be stuck there, but he's not going to let his standards slip. He'll bring British rigor to this relaxed Caribbean workplace. Always in a suit and tie, eschewing sandals for a stout brogue, he's the very embodiment of the Englishman abroad. He can get through his ordeal, if only he could find a decent cup of tea.
The best contemporary rock hits the ACL stage with the Black Keys and J. Roddy Walston & The Business. The Black Keys play hits from their #1 album Turn Blue, while Walston and his trio highlight their record Essential Tremors.
The 11-time Grammy Award nominee and six-time CMA Award nominee is joined on stage by some of Nashville's best-known songwriters - Jim Beavers, Ross Copperman, Brett James and Jon Randall - for the 10th anniversary celebration of the CMA Songwriters Series. The taping included acoustic performances and stories about many of the songs performed, including hits "What Was I Thinking," "Drunk on a Plane" and "I Hold On."