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Humanity from Space

In just 100 years, Thomas Edison’s electrical grid expanded from a few city blocks to a vast network in North America and around the globe.

Trace humankind’s long journey from hunter-gatherer to dominant global species. From the perspective of space, this two-hour special uses mind-boggling data and CGI to disclose the breathtaking extent of humanity’s influence, revealing how we’ve transformed our planet and produced an interconnected world of extraordinary complexity. As our global population soars, the program considers the challenges humanity will face in order to survive. Humanity from Space premieres Wednesday, February 10th at 9:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

Masterpiece
Downton Abbey
Season 6 - Episode 6

Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary

The hospital war reaches a climax. Violet goes on the warpath. Daisy tries to foil a romance. Prospects are looking up for Mary and Edith. Thomas feels trapped. Masterpiece: Downton Abbey, (The Final Season) Season 6: Episode 6 airs Thursday, February 11th at 10:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

We sit down to talk to Lauren Malmberg from Peoria County Animal Protection Services. Consider This with Yvonne Greer: Lauren Malmberg premieres Friday, February 12th at 7:30pm on WTVP-HD 47.1.

American Masters
B.B. King

B.B. King performs on stage at the Royal Albert Hall

Explore B.B. King’s challenging life and career through candid interviews with the “King of the Blues,” filmed shortly before his death, and fellow music stars, including Bono, Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, John Mayer, and Ringo Starr. American Masters: B.B. King premieres Friday, February 12th at 8:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

David Bowie: Five Years

Re-creation of Piankhy’s army fighting with bows and arrows. The Egyptians called the Kush "bow people" because of their expertise in the field.

Survey five pivotal years in Bowie's extensive career, each illustrating his inspiration and where his innovative ideas led him. The program features unseen footage and interviews with close collaborators, and charts Bowie's continual evolution. David Bowie: Five Years premieres Friday, February 12th at 9:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1.

Mercy Street has been moved to Saturday, February 13th at 4:00 a.m. for this special.

Bluegrass Underground
Robert Earl Keen

From humble beginnings in the central Texas hill country, Robert Earl Keen is heralded as one of the Lone Star State’s most consistently acclaimed musical ambassadors.

From humble beginnings in the central Texas hill country, Robert Earl Keen has garnered peer and fan cred as a living legend, recording 18 full-length albums with songs covered by artists from George Strait, Joe Ely, Lyle Lovett, the Highwaymen, Nanci Griffith and the Dixie Chicks. Though Keen has toured extensively both nationally and abroad, he is heralded as one of the Lone Star State’s most consistently acclaimed musical ambassadors. Bluegrass Underground: Robert Earl Keen premieres Friday, February 12th at 10:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Clip]

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