MPTV Premieres & Highlights: March 2013

Patsy Cline--Sweet Dreams Still

March 1st / 9:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

The popular career of Patsy Cline is highlighted: she was an artist whose influence continues across many genres of music. At a time when country artists stayed close to the traditional roots of the music, Cline recorded songs that soared from country to pop. The program features full performances (including the last two known recordings taped in Nashville, five days before her death), rare photos, and personal memorabilia. Many of Cline's hits are presented in their entirety, including: "Walkin' After Midnight," "Crazy," "I Fall to Pieces," "San Antonio Rose," "Lovesick Blues," "Leavin' on Your Mind," "Faded Love," "Come on In," "Strange" and "She's Got You." Robert Oerman, award-winning broadcaster and writer--known as the "dean of country music historians"--is the commentator.

Protect Your Memory with Dr. Neal Barnard

March 2nd / 10:00 am / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Dr. Neal Barnard details the groundbreaking research that can help protect your brain and memory! He dives into three simple steps which you can take to derail the degenerative processes that could otherwise derail you and your memory: Skip "bad fat," knock out free radicals, and exercise your brain. Dr. Barnard also warns against potential threats to the brain, including medications, drug interactions, sleep deprivation and physical conditions that can put your memory at risk.

Storied Life of Millie Benson

March 2nd / 10:30 am / MPTV Digital 36.1

The inspiring life story of author, reporter, and adventurer Mildred Wirt Benson is recounted. Benson, who died in 2002 at the age of 96, is better known as Carolyn Keene, ghostwriter of the first 23 Nancy Drew mysteries. Hers is an inspirational story, particularly for avid Nancy Drew fans. She was responsible for developing the famous young character as an independent, bold, and risk-taking female sleuth. The program features contemporary video, archival films and photographs, interviews, and commentary by literary experts and family members who knew her best. The program provides an "insider's view" on how serial children's books of the 1920s through the 1950s were conceived, created, and marketed.

Rick Steves' Delicious Europe

March 2nd / 11:30 am / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

America's favorite travel guide Rick Steves savors classic European cuisine--from garlicky snails and handmade mozzarella to savory bouillabaisse, hearty wurst and other regional specialties. He dines on gourmet tapas in Galicia, visits a cozy trattoria in Rome, tastes the catch of the day in Greece and sips wines from ancient vines in Burgundy.

Hopeful Aging with Dr. John Zeisel

March 2nd / 8:00 am / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Dr. Zeisel explains the aging brain and explores the possibilities of learning and connection at any stage of life. He shares proven strategies to help everyone get the most out of their later life by harnessing the lessons of neuroscience with a revolutionary learning technique called C-MAP. These strategies have the power to positively affect those with dementia and Alzheimer's.

American Masters

Harper Lee: Hey Boo

March 2nd / 9:00 am / MPTV Digital 36.1

American Masters explores the mysterious life of Harper Lee, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of To Kill a Mockingbird. Lee's friends and family, including her centenarian sister Alice, detail her rise from small-town Alabama girl to famous author, her tumultuous friendship with Truman Capote, and the origin of her most memorable characters. The documentary also explores the context and history of the novel's Deep South setting and the social changes it inspired after publication and through the film starring Gregory Peck.

Sewing with Nancy 30th Anniversary Special

March 2nd / 9:00 am / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Nancy reminisces with a studio audience and shares behind the scenes over the past 30 years of the series. She celebrates memorable experiences and special guests.

Is It Me Or My Hormones? with Marcelle Pick

March 2nd / 12:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

No matter what your age, your weight, your medical condition, or your history, Marcelle Pick assures you that you can reclaim your body, your emotions, your energy, and your sex life. All you need is the right information and the willingness to begin. Marcelle explains the basic science of how hormones affect our body, mind, and emotions. She explains how rebalancing our hormones can help us lose weight, and how it can do wonders for our skin, our hair, and our overall sense of vitality, sensuality and well-being.

Paul Anka Live In Switzerland - The Avo Session

March 2nd / 5:30 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Paul Anka's debut hit single "Diana" catapulted him immediately into the Hall of Fame in 1957 at the age of 16, making him the youngest millionaire in the history of music. The hits that followed, including "Lonely Boy" and "Put Your Head On My Shoulder," made the Canadian singer with Lebanese roots the most successful entertainer since Elvis. These days, Paul Anka is known as the last great crooner. With his big band, he performs swing-style renditions of hits such as "You Are My Destiny," "Diana," and "My Way".


Amazed and Afraid: The Revelation of God Become Man

March 3rd / 10:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Father Robert Barron tells the story of Catholicism around the world. He journeys to the mysterious and sacred sites of the Holy Land. From Caesarea Phillipi, to the Sea of Galilee, to Jerusalem and finally to the eternal city of Rome. Fr. Barron illuminates the Catholic Faith's conviction that Jesus of Nazareth is the promised Messiah and the revelation of God become man in Christ.

Making of Milwaukee

Native Americans, Traders & Settlers, A City Is Born

March 3rd / 4:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

This first program in a 5-part visual history of Milwaukee traces the city from its beginnings of pristine waters, fertile lands, and home to Native Americans. Then, French explorers and settlers arrive. Soon, Milwaukee becomes a city, and its founders--Solomon Juneau, Byron Kilbourn, and George Walker--battle for supremacy. The series is based on the award-winning book, The Making of Milwaukee, written by historian John Gurda, who hosts each program. Re-enactments are included of historical events, such as the 1886 Bay View Riot, along with vintage photos and archival film, original music by Maurice Wininsky, and narration by James Pickering. This Milwaukee Public Television production follows Milwaukee's colorful and complex story to the present time.

Chris Mann In Concert: A Mann for All Seasons

March 3rd / 6:30 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

With his stunning classical voice, Chris Mann was a breakout star on "The Voice." In this concert special, Mann performs a collection of classical-crossover favorites with special guests Martina McBride and jazz saxophonist Mindi Abair. With a voice rich in tone and soulfulness, Mann performs each song in a way that can be appreciated by music lovers of all generations.

Nancy Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime

March 3rd / 9:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Nancy Reagan reflects on her childhood, her life as an actress, her marriage to Ronald Reagan, their lifelong romance and her role as his most trusted adviser in a political career that would take them from the back lots of Hollywood, to the California governor's mansion and then to the White House.

Aaron Neville: Doo Wop: My True Story

March 4th / 7:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Iconic Soul/R&B vocalist and multiple Grammy Award-winning artist, Aaron Neville performs songs from his Doo-Wop inspired album, "My True Story. An incredible array of musicians and guests join Neville, including: Greg Leisz on guitar, George G. Receli on drums, Tony Scherr on bass, Charles Neville on saxophone, Michael Goods on organ/piano, Joel Katz, David Johnson and Earl Smith, Jr. on background vocals and, special guests Paul Simon and Joan Osbourne. Recorded at the Brooklyn Bowl in November 2012.

Rick Steves' Europe Travel Skills

March 4th / 8:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Rick dispenses practical advice on enjoying a fun, affordable and culturally broadening trip to Europe. He covers planning an itinerary, hurdling the language barrier, driving rental cars and catching trains, avoiding scams, eating well, sleeping smart, staying safe and revealing everything viewers need to know to turn their travel dreams into reality.

60's Pop Flashback: Hullabaloo

March 4th / 8:30 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

The top singers and groups of the hippest decade present their greatest hits, blending the British Invasion with Broadway and folk-rock with rhythm and blues. This retrospective features appearances by The Rascals, Nancy Sinatra, The Four Seasons, Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Lovin' Spoonful and The Byrds. Original Hullabaloo guest artist Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits hosts.

Joe Bonamassa: An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House

March 5th / 9:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

The blues rock guitarist and singer performs an acoustic concert in the iconic Vienna Opera House. He is joined by musicians from around the globe also perform, including Gerry O'Connor, a music historian and traditional Irish fiddler, multi-instrumentalist Mats Wester adds to the cultural melting-pot of music with his main instrument, the Nyckelharpa, a Swedish keyed-fiddle, Los Angeles keyboard maestro Arlan Schierbaum, whose extensive recording career focuses on organic instruments, and legendary Puerto Rican percussionist Lenny Castro.

Around The Corner with John McGivern

Wisconsin Dells

March 7th / 7:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

The Wisconsin Dells has natural wonders and manmade adventures, decades-old businesses and brand new attractions. Water - as in a flood - is what formed the landscape, and water - as in waterpark park capitol of the world - is what makes the Wisconsin Dells the number one tourist destination in the State. John will try anything once, so he screams down the water slides, cruises up the rivers, bounces around the curves of a go-cart track, and flies over a lake on a zipline. He discovers Ho-Chunk pride, appreciates H.H. Bennett's genius, and visits Swiss Maid Fudge and Paul Bunyan's.

Unleash The Power of the Female Brain with Dr. Daniel Amen

March 7th / 8:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Dr. Amen shows how to strengthen, optimize and heal the most important part of females, their brains. He explains how to harness the unique strengths of the female brain - intuition, multi-tasking, collaboration, empathy, self-control and a little worry -- and how to overcome some of its inherent vulnerabilities, such as anxiety, depression, taking on too much, and being unable to turn your brain off.

PianoGuys: Live from Red Butte Garden

March 7th / 8:30 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Filmed in a stunning outdoor venue in Salt Lake City, Steven Sharp Nelson on cello and Jon Schmidt on piano, offer new songs and fan favorites--all showcasing the "wow factor" that sets their performances apart.

Sam Cooke - Legend

March 8th / 8:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

From his gospel-singing roots through his R&B, soul and pop music career, the extraordinary career and personal life of Sam Cooke is examined. Cooke took the civil rights movement's message of economic self-determination to heart and built his own label and publishing company. He wrote and performed such classics as "You Send Me," "Wonderful World," "Chain Gang," and the evocative "A Change is Gonna Come," before his tragic death in 1964. The documentary includes rare performances, memorable footage of Cooke and close friend Muhammad Ali, and interviews with fellow musicians Aretha Franklin, Lloyd Price, Lou Rawls, Bobby Womack, business manager Allen Klein, and the Cooke family.

Shift Happens! Live An Inspired Life with Dr. Robert Holden

March 9th / 12:30 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Renowned British author and speaker Dr. Robert Holden presents a program of change and transformation, and a plan for making a shift to a more authentic, successful, joyful and happy life. With six proven "Principles and Practices," Dr. Holden explores the difference between searching for happiness and following your joy, the miracle of forgiveness, the value of self-acceptance, and how to keep growing through life instead of just going through life.


March 9th / 5:30 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Hootenanny originally ran on television in the early 1960's. The Folk Music variety show brought the Folk music Revival into the living rooms of America. Originating from various college campuses, the show featured artists that were thriving on the coffee house and college circuit. Hosted by Jack Linkletter, Hootenanny was also a showcase for young comedians, including Bill Cosby and Woody Allen. This special features performances by Judy Collins, Trini Lopez, Jimmie Rodgers, the Chad Mitchell Trio, the Brothers Four, Bob Gibson, Bill Cosby, Woody Allen and other special guests.

Il Divo: Live In London

March 9th / 8:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Operatic pop group Il Divo performs their hits and new material at an intimate concert in the beautiful surroundings of the London Coliseum. The four male singers: Spanish baritone Carlos Marin, Swiss tenor Urs Buhler, American tenor David Miller, and French pop singer Sebastien Izambard have garnered over 50 gold and platinum awards in 33 countries. They perform songs from their CD, Wicked Game, including the sensational "Dov'e l'amore."

Land Girls

Back to the Land

March 11th / 3:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

New girl Connie Carter causes mayhem from the moment she arrives; Finch desperately tries to save his beloved pet pig; and, a visit from a wealthy American industrialist spells intrigue at the Manor House. (1 of 5)

Celtic Thunder Mythology

March 11th / 7:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Filmed on location at the Helix Theater in Dublin, performers bring to life the story of the Celtic People, their legends, culture and stories. Mythology is bold, challenging, strong, proud and steeped in history. The performers sing haunting solo numbers to rousing ensembles.

The Tenors: Lead with Your Heart

March 13th / 7:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Filmed in Toronto's Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center, The Tenors perform music from their album "Lead With Your Heart". Each act stretches the boundaries of classical crossover by combining classic songs, modern tunes and Spanish and French world music. From covers of Bob Dylan's "Forever Young" to the inspirational anthem "Amazing Grace," the diverse performance features an eclectic mix of pop favorites and classical staples along with new compositions written and co-written by The Tenors.

Who Live In Texas '75

March 14th / 10:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Filmed at the Summit Arena in Houston, on Nov. 20, 1975, The Who performs at the peak of their incendiary performance career. Originally only available as a bootleg, the original video footage has been restored and the sound remixed by longtime Who collaborator Jon Astley. The set list stretches across the band's early career and includes classics such as "Pinball Wizard," "Behind Blue Eyes," "Baba O'Riley (Teenage Wasteland)" and "Won't Get Fooled Again".

Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones Live

March 14th / 7:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

In the middle of a mammoth 1981 American tour, the Rolling Stones arrived in Chicago prior to playing at the Rosemont Horizon. Long influenced by the Chicago blues, the band visited Muddy Waters' club The Checkerboard Lounge. Restored from the original footage, this special captures the band performing with the legendary bluesman.

Doors Live at the Bowl '68

March 14th / 8:30 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

On July 5, 1968, the Doors took to the stage of the Hollywood Bowl for a concert that has since passed into legend. Now, for the first time, the original film footage from the Hollywood Bowl has been digitally scanned and restored to present the show better and more complete than it has ever been seen before. Highlights include "Light My Fire," "Hello, I Love You," "Moonlight Drive" and "The End".

In Her Power

March 16th / 10:33 am / MPTV Digital 36.1

Empowerment expert Helene Lerner, reveals the keys to "authentic power". Based on Lerner's book about personal reinvention, she encourages women to believe in themselves and pursue even their most intimidating and inconvenient dreams. The special features insights from actors Julianne Moore, Jamie Lee Curtis and Jane Seymour, Xerox CEO Ursula Burns and other inspiring self-made women.

Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg

March 16th / 9:00 am / MPTV Digital 36.1

The story is told of television pioneer Gertrude Berg, the creator, principal writer, and star of The Goldbergs. After a popular 17-year run on radio, The Goldbergs became television's very first character-driven domestic sitcom in 1949. The TV series ran until 1956, starring Berg in the central role as Molly, the big-hearted, stay-at-home mother of a Jewish family. Each episode captured their ordinary, daily life with all the ups and downs present in most families. Wonderful clips from the program are presented, along with archival footage from Berg's childhood--and revealing interviews with people who knew her best.

Call The Midwife

March 16th / 10:30 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Based on the best-selling memoirs of Jennifer Worth, this six-part series is a moving and intimate story of midwifery in London's East End in the 1950s. In the spring of 1957, newly qualified midwife Jenny Lee (Jessica Raine) arrives in the East End of London to begin her career. After overcoming the initial shock that her new home, Nonnatus House, is a convent and not a private hospital, she quickly becomes immersed in her new life. (1 of 6)

The Other Holy Land

March 17th / 11:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Top scholars visit three geographical areas of Asia Minor (Turkey) that played a major role in transforming Christianity into a world-wide religion. They trace the history of Christianity in Cappadocia, Ephesus, and Constantinople (Istanbul). They rediscover the early communities that welcomed Paul of Tarsus and John the Evangelist. They recall how the Emperor Constantine lifted Christians from persecution and embraced their faith himself, helping to turn it away from a fledgling religion into the institution of Christianity that we know today.

Burt Wolf: Taste of Freedom


March 17th / 12:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

The holiday that is observed by more American Jews than any other is Passover--the celebration that commemorates the liberation of the Jews from slavery in Egypt. On the first night of Passover, Jews hold a Seder, which is a Hebrew word meaning "structured or in order". Families gather at the Seder meal and retell the story of Passover. Burt Wolf attends a seder at Famous Sammy's Roumanian Steakhouse, takes a tour of the Hassidic community in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY, watches a master scribe at work, and learns how matzah is made.

Gefilte-Fish Chronicles

March 18th / 10:33 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Peppy Barer and Rosie Groman, 86-year-old twin sisters narrate the story of how a family embraces the Passover holiday: not only to celebrate a religious event, but to stay spiritually and physically connected through traditional meal preparations. Passover brings the whole Dubroff family together, as the holiday begins with the "Seder," a meal where the story of the Jewish exodus from Egypt, a journey out of slavery, is recounted in prose, song, and prayer. This film is filled with joy and love, family films, and photographs.

Finding Kalman

March 18th / 11:30 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

A charismatic Holocaust survivor inspires her family to connect to relatives they never met. Focusing on her brother, Kalman, Anna recounts tales of a mischievous boy who tried to escape the Warsaw ghetto with her. As the loving family that grew from one survivor celebrates together, the film shows how four generations find light even in the darkest of places.

Teen Connection

Hmong Teens

March 19th / 7:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Hmong teens discuss challenges of growing up in U.S.; their cultural identity; relationships with elders; discrimination; and dreams for the future. Guests include a panel of Hmong teens and Wa Yia Thao, former President of the United Hmong and Asian American Community Center in Green Bay and current President of the Wisconsin Coalition of Mutual Assistance Association, Inc. (WUCMAA). Maiko Katie Thao, guidance counselor at Preble High School, Green Bay.

Return to Alcatraz

March 19th / 8:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

The prison island of Alcatraz is one of the country's most complicated, terrifying and mysterious landmarks. Although it was closed in 1963, the island still holds the public's imagination, becoming the destination site for thousands of tourists and the setting for feature films. This documentary traces the roots of the "Battle of Alcatraz" in 1946--when the military was called in to crush a prison riot, and portraits of those who served time there. The program reveals the compelling story of convicted atomic spy Morton Sobell; the true, frightening tale of Robert Stroud - the "Birdman of Alcatraz"; and the real-life account of the 1962 "Escape from Alcatraz."

Final Forte: Wisconsin's Young Artists Compete

March 23rd / 9:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Experience the beauty of musical expression, the amazing technical mastery of young musicians and the drama of competition, as four gifted young Wisconsin artists vie for top honors in this exciting Bolz Young Artist Competition from the Overture Center in Madison.

Shalom Sesame: It's Passover, Grover!

March 24th / 8:30 am / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

It's almost time to celebrate Passover and there is no horseradish to be found. Grover, Anneliese and Avigail put their heads together to track it down, but things get tricky when there is an Oofnik involved!

Milwaukee's Vowed Women of Faith

March 24th / 11:30 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

The Second Vatican Council of the 1960's encouraged nuns to lead a less cloistered life and integrate their vocations with society as a whole. The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is home to a diverse community of nuns, from hermits to social activists. With exclusive access, Host Mark Siegrist explores the diversity of religious lifestyles, work, and contributions to the local community made by Milwaukee's nuns.

Milwaukee Holy Orders, The Making of a Priest

March 24th / 12:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

What does it mean to become a priest in the Roman Catholic Church today? Mark Siegrist takes an academic and spiritual look at the formation of today's seminarians. He interviews seminarians at various levels of their priestly journey, and gains special insights from senior members of archdiocesan clergy, including Archbishop Jerome Listecki.

Passover Celebration

March 24th / 3:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Host Jeffrey Tambor introduces the traditions that set the Jewish holiday of Passover apart from all other nights of the year. A dramatic retelling of the Passover story is told by Rabbi Irwin Kula. Chef Jeff Nathan creates a delicious Passover matza Napoleon dessert. Home design expert Teresa Strasser makes a unique Seder creation; and, a trip is taken back in time to ancient Egypt with the award-winning children's series Alef...Bet...Blast Off!

Live from Lincoln Center

Kristin Chenoweth: The Dames of Broadway? All of 'em!!!

March 24th / 7:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

From the small town of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Kristin Chenoweth has made her mark on the Broadway stage, in television and in film. Her "American Songbook" concert for Lincoln Center includes some of her most celebrated work in every genre.

Life Is A Banquet: The Rosalind Russell Story

March 24th / 9:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

The star of Auntie Mame, His Girl Friday, Gypsy, and scores of other memorable films and Broadway shows, Rosalind Russell came into her own during Hollywood's Golden Era. Late in life, she was struck with severe rheumatoid arthritis, which derailed her career. Thereafter, Russell championed the needs of millions also suffering from the disease. Narrated by Kathleen Turner, this insightful and warm profile comes on the occasion of the approach of the 75th anniversary (2013) of her breakthrough role as Sylvia Fowler in The Women (1939) and the 55th anniversary of her most famous role as Mame Dennis in Auntie Mame (1958).


Girl Model

March 25th / 10:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Ashley is a deeply conflicted American model scout, and 13-year-old Nadya, plucked from a remote Siberian village and promised a lucrative career in Japan, is her latest discovery. As the young girl searches for glamour and an escape from poverty, she confronts the harsh realities of a culture that worships youth--and an industry that makes perpetual childhood a globally traded commodity.

180 Days: A Year Inside An American High School

March 25th / 8:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

A journey is taken through a year in the lives of students, teachers and school leaders in a Washington, DC public high school, from day 1 to day 180.The series is framed by volatile national and local politics aimed at reforming this most fundamental of public institutions. (1 of 2)

Tavis Smiley Reports

Education Under Arrest

March 26th / 7:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Tavis looks at the efforts by those on the frontlines of juvenile justice reform and what programs are successful in breaking the school-to-prison pipeline. Tavis travels to Washington state, Louisiana, Missouri and California, meeting the educators, law enforcement, judges, youth advocates and the at-risk teens themselves who are working together to get kids out of the juvenile justice system, back into high school and through to graduation.

Out of Order

March 29th / 6:30 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Political experts and journalists address the decline in civil discourse and the news media's role in it, partisan gridlock, gerrymandering, vanishing commitment to reasonable compromise, the vilification of moderates and declining civic engagement.

American Masters

Philip Roth: Unmasked

March 29th / 9:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

The life of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning novelist, Philip Roth, often referred to as the greatest living American writer is explored. With 31 books to his credit, including Goodbye, Columbus; Portnoy's Complaint, Sabbath's Theater, American Pastoral, and The Human Stain, Roth practically invented the genre of factual-fictional autobiography. Roth is candid about his unliterary upbringing in Newark, his writing process, his psychoanalysis, and the inspiration behind his most famous characters.

Sister Wendy and the Art of the Gospel

March 30th / 9:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Sister Wendy burst on to our screens in the 1990s. An instant star in America and the UK, her secret is a rare ability to tell the stories in painting, and connect us to their big emotional insights. For the first time, Wendy looks back at her life, revealing intimate thoughts and stories. At the same time she uses great old master paintings in the National Gallery, the Louvre and in the Fitzwilliam, and some modern paintings, to tell us the gospel stories that were once universally familiar, but are now regularly disregarded.

Burt Wolf: Taste of Freedom


March 31st / 1:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Of all the holidays and celebrations in the Christian calendar, none is more directly involved with the taste of freedom than Easter. The theme of Easter is liberation--liberation from time, liberation from sin, and liberation from death. Burt Wolf discovers how a rabbit jumped into the moon, learns the intricate egg decorating tradition from Ukraine, inspects the ultimate Easter eggs created for the Czars of Russia, and takes a walk down Fifth Avenue on Easter Sunday.

Call The Midwife

March 31st / 7:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

It's 1958 in East End London, where Nonnatus House is home to exceptional midwives and nursing nuns. Returning from a long day of duties, Nurse Jenny Lee (Jessica Raine) finds the community gathered to wish her a happy birthday. The good cheer is short-lived when the next day she's assigned a new patient. Meanwhile, Trixie (Helen George) and Sister Evangelina (Pam Ferris) find themselves aboard a Swedish cargo ship looking after the captain's daughter, who is about to have her first baby. (1 of 6)

Masterpiece Classic

Mr. Selfridge, Part 1

March 31st / 8:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Jeremy Piven portrays Harry Gordon Selfridge, the flamboyant and visionary American founder of Selfridge's, London's lavish department store that revolutionized the modern shopping experience.