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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
Ripley: Believe It or Not

 

LeRoy Robert Ripley rose to fame during the Great Depression, as an entertainer who mesmerized the nation with his razzle-dazzle blend of homespun Americana, colorful exotica and freakish oddities. Over three decades, his “Believe It or Not!” franchise grew into an entertainment empire, expanding from newspapers to every form of media in the 20th century: radio, film and, ultimately, television. At the center of it all was Ripley, whose obsession with the odd and keen eye for the curious made him one of the richest men in the country. Americans not only loved his bizarre fare, but were fascinated by the man himself; the eccentric, globetrotting playboy became an unlikely national celebrity.

 

PBS HAWAI‘I PRESENTS
The Hawaiian Room

 

The Hawaiian Room, located in the famed Lexington Hotel, was an oasis of Hawaiian culture and entertainment in the heart of New York City. Between 1937 and 1966, hundreds of dancers, singers and musicians from Hawai‘i were recruited to perform at the entertainment venue. In this documentary, filmmaker Ann Marie Kirk shares interviews with over 20 former performers who speak candidly and fondly of their experience at the historic nightclub, and the culture shock of going from Hawai‘i to New York City.

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Palm Springs, CA, Part 3 of 3

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Palm Springs, CA, Part 3 of 3

 

Travel to Palm Springs, CA, and see objects like Charles Schreyvogel’s oil “A Lone Horse,” Disneyland hand-colored architectural elevations, ca. 1954, and a 1982 Bob Mackie beaded gown, made for Brooke Shields. Which is valued at $75,000?

 

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs

 

Get out your tissues and experience what The New York Times called “an emotional firestorm” as the award-winning television and Broadway star brings down the house with his acclaimed cabaret show. Cumming performs songs that mark poignant moments in his life that were originally made famous by Annie Lennox (“Why”), Rufus Wainwright (“Dinner at Eight”), Billy Joel (“Goodnight Saigon”), a medley of hits by Adele, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry.

 

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Christmas Masterclass I,II & III

 

Christmas Masterclass I
Sat., Dec. 17, 7:00 pm

 

In the countdown to Christmas, Paul Hollywood bakes St. Lucia buns and mincemeat and marzipan couronne. Mary Berry tackles French galette, Genoa cake, and white chocolate and ginger cheesecake. Paul’s showstopper kranskake is a spectacular tower of delicate rings.

 

GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: A Gingerbread House

 

Christmas Masterclass II
Sat., Dec. 17, 8:00 pm

 

Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood share favorite recipes for Christmas classics like stollen, mincemeat streusel and a gingerbread house, along with some lesser-known bakes: Scottish black bun, Tunis cake and Boxing Day pie – the perfect way to use trimmings from the day before.

 

GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: a Chelsea bun Christmas tree

 

Christmas Masterclass III
Sat., Dec. 17, 9:00 pm

 

Watch Mary Berry prepare a pavlova wreath; Paul Hollywood makes a Chelsea bun Christmas tree. Mary’s decadent trifle is layered with fruit compote and a rosace a l’orange. Paul puts leftovers to use in turkey and ham pie and closes the show with a towering pandoro.

 

Ed Sullivan’s Rock and Roll Classics: The 60s

 

From the late 1940s ’til the early 1970s, millions of viewers of all ages saw great musical acts each Sunday night on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” This special presents classic song performances from 1963-1968. From the Beatles’ American television debut to the Doors’ infamous one-time-only appearance to the Rolling Stones, Sly and the Family Stone, the Mamas and the Papas and more, it focuses exclusively on full-length musical performances that evoke the spirit of that decade’s youth.

 

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Masterclass 4

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: Masterclass 4

 

GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood demonstrate how to make the signature, technical and showstopper challenges from the series. They take us through the recipes, steps, methods, tricks and tips to ensure that even the most amateur bakers can get it right at home.

 

Masterclass 4
Mary makes a tennis cake based on a Victorian recipe and Paul makes two types of cream horns. Mary shows how to be precise and perfect with mokatines and Paul comes to grips with an epic construction in choux pastry: Religieuse a l’Ancienne.

 

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Masterclass 2

GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: Masterclass 2

 

GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood demonstrate how to make the signature, technical and showstopper challenges from the series. They take us through the recipes, steps, methods, tricks and tips to ensure that even the most amateur bakers can get it right at home.

 

Masterclass 2
Paul demonstrates how to make soda bread and then bakes baguettes. Mary makes cappuccino crème brûlée and Spanische windtorte. Paul shows how to decorate a pie and Mary makes checkerboard cake and a tiered, white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake.

 

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Masterclass 3

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: Masterclass 3

 

GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood demonstrate how to make the signature, technical and showstopper challenges from the series. They take us through the recipes, steps, methods, tricks and tips to ensure that even the most amateur bakers can get it right at home.

 

Masterclass 3
Mary demonstrates her sugar-free carrot cake before making an apricot frangipane tart. Paul shows the correct way to make the Cypriot flaounas, and makes a game pie with hot water crust pastry followed by lime and passion fruit Charlotte Russe.

 

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Masterclass 1

 

GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood demonstrate how to make the signature, technical and showstopper challenges from the series. They take us through the recipes, steps, methods, tricks and tips to ensure that even the most amateur bakers can get it right at home.

 

Masterclass 1
Mary shows us how to make classic Madeira cake and frosted walnut cake. Paul makes hazelnut and orange biscotti and technically tricky arlettes. Mary closes the show with the retro classic Black Forest gateau.

 

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