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Masterpiece Slumber Party

Call your friends, grab some blankets and pillows and get a bowl of popcorn ready, for KVCR declares Masterpiece Slumber Party. Tonight at midnight we're showing the first four episodes of the Forsyte Saga. This 2002 dramatic miniseries chronicles three generations of the Forsytes, an upper middle-class family in Victorian and later Edwardian England.

Tonight at midnight - The Forsyte Saga episodes 1 to 4

March 31 at midnight - The Forsyte Saga episodes 5 to 8

April 7 at midnight - The Forsyte Saga episodes 9 to 13

Antiques Roadshow

Tonight, we're bringing you two episodes back to back from our very own city of Palm Springs, California, taped back in August of 2016.  Did you go? Everyone had a blast!  Journey to Palm Springs for vintage and antique finds such as a 1965 Noah Purifoy sculpture, Carroll O'Connor's Archie Bunker coat from 1970 and a Franz Bergman foundry Vienna bronze lamp from around 1920. Can you guess which is valued at $125,000? Later at 9:00pm, see more fantastic Palm Springs finds including a 1966 Roy Lichtenstein screenprint, a NASA Apollo archive from 1965 and a Tiffany Studios mosaic panel from 1905. One is appraised at $100,000-$150,000!

Tonight at 8:00pm

Perfect 36 - When Women Won the Vote

Chronicles the dramatic vote to ratify this women's voting right amendment, and the years of debate about women's suffrage that preceded it. On July 17, 1920, Carrie Chapman Catt, President of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, arrived to spend a few days in Nashville. She was traveling on the heels of Tennessee Governor A.H. Roberts' announcement of a special session of the state legislature, called at the urging of President Woodrow Wilson. One more state needed to ratify the proposed amendment, and that duty rested solely on the shoulders of Tennessee. Catt's few days dragged into weeks at her headquarters in the Hermitage Hotel, where pro- and anti- suffragists continued to clash in what came to be known as the "War of the Roses." Those in favor sported yellow roses, while those against wore red. On the sweltering day of August 18, 1920, the House convened. After two consecutive 48-48 outcomes to table the resolution, it was put to a vote. The votes were coming in neck and neck. At the last minute, 24-year-old freshman representative Harry Burn recalled a letter from his mother received that morning, urging him to, "be a good boy" and grant women the right to vote.

Tonight at 7:00pm

Penny - Champion of the Marginalized

A multi-dimensional portrait of Penny Cooper, a celebrated criminal defense attorney, art collector, supporter of female artists and protector of the underdog. Cooper's life brims with stories mirroring the profound changes in our country from the 1940s to the present. A role model and pioneer, Cooper perhaps owes much of her success in transcending the glass ceiling to her unwavering resilience, fortitude and infamous humility.

Tonight at 7:30pm


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