Saturday, November 22
8:00 p.m. Great Performances CATS
One of musical theater's biggest blockbusters returns for an encore presentation. Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats reigned over an 18-year Broadway run and unending touring productions that continue to travel the globe. Based on T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, Webber's hit-filled stage version boasts musical highlights aplenty, including Elaine Paige's return to her original role as Grizabella, the faded "glamour cat" singing the show-stopping ballad "Memory."
7:00 p.m. Jay Leno: The Mark Twain Prize
This special celebrates Tonight Show host, comedian and performer Jay Leno, the latest recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. From the stage of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, a lineup of the biggest names in comedy salutes the 17th recipient of the humor prize.
8:30 p.m. Richard Pryor: Icon
Richard Pryor's impact on the craft of comedy and today's top comics is legendary and unrivaled. This program surveys the profound and enduring influence of one of the greatest American comics of all time.
9:30 p.m. Robin Williams Remembered: A Pioneers of Television Special
This tribute to actor and comedian Robin Williams features one of his last full-length interviews, and including never-before-seen comments on his life and comedic and dramatic work, as well as tributes to Williams by those who knew and worked with him, and clips from his career.
7:00 p.m. The Odd Squad
Series airs weekdays at 6 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
The Odd Squad is a high-tech agency run by kids equipped with the world's most advanced and unpredictable gadgetry. There are hundreds of kid agents within Odd Squad, but the show focuses on two in particular: 12-year-old veteran Agent Olive and her new rookie partner, Agent Otto. Each episode Olive and Otto receive a new assignment from the 7-year-old director of Odd Squad, Ms. O. Special Agent Oscar runs the Odd Squad lab and provides gadgets to help Olive and Otto with their missions.
November 27 and 28, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Concludes November 29 at 4 p.m.
The lives of the three great Roosevelts - Teddy, Franklin and Eleanor - are captured in this series. Ken Burns and producer, Paul Barnes describe the lives and times of these three American icons who influenced 20th century American history more than perhaps any other family. Through wars, revolutions, depressions, movements, the three led the country through what was called America's century. At times they had little in common but for one thing they always had in common . . . their ability, desire and conviction to lead.
7:00 p.m The Best Of 50s Pop
The top pop hits of the Fifties, full of smooth harmonies, joyful melodies and warm vocals by singers and groups who brought songs of love and optimism to listeners tuned to their AM radios. It was a simpler, romantic time with classic tunes and immortal voices that bring back those happy memories with songs and artists such as Patti Page, The Crew Cuts, The Four Lads, The Four Aces, Frankie Lane, Mel Carter and more.
9:00 p.m. Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home
The Emmy and Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth brings it home to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma to perform music from her career. Chenoweth appears at a state-of-the-art theater that now bears her name, performing Broadway, television and film songs like "Popular" and "For Good" from Wicked, songs from her acclaimed performances on "Glee" and music from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and many more.
6:30 p.m Classical Hollywood: Musicals
Featuring some of the most iconic images ever recorded on film, these five classic Hollywood musicals - The Wizard of Oz, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Singin' in the Rain, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Viva Las Vegas - will take you on a journey across the Golden Age of movie musicals, spanning the days from the Great Depression all the way to the Civil Rights Movement. Join Nick Clooney as he takes you on a journey - alongside some of our greatest movie stars - of laughter and inspiration that will have you singing for days.
7:00 p.m. Downton Abbey Rediscovered
Relive treasured moments from Downton Abbey's first four seasons and get a tantalizing preview of what's in store for the Crawleys and the staff in Season 5. Video clips, cast interviews and behind-the-scenes footage help answer some burning questions: Is Lady Mary ready for romance? Did Mr. Bates kill Mr. Green? What will become of Edith's baby? Carson and Mrs. Hughes - will they or won't they? Celebrate the joys, triumphs and intrigue taking place at Downton Abbey - upstairs and down.
9:30 p.mThe Candy Bomber
To children living in the rubble of post-war Germany, it was candy from heaven. Some saw it as a sign that somebody in America cared about them. To Gail "Hal" Halvorsen, who became known worldwide as the Candy Bomber, the Berlin Airlift was the healing balm on the wounds of war. The British, American and Frenchair forces delivered 2.3 million tons of lifegiving supplies on the ground at the three West Berlin airports. There were 277,569 flights over 16 months.