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Aidan Turner (The Hobbit) stars as Ross Poldark, a redcoat who returns to Cornwall after battle to discover that his father is dead, his lands are ruined, and his true love is engaged to another. Can Poldark change his destiny, restore his lost fortune, and reclaim his love?
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Rick Steves' Europe

Belfast and the Best of Northern Ireland: No trip to Emerald Isle is complete without a visit to Northern Ireland. Tour bustling Belfast, sneaking a peek at its politically charged neighborhoods. Explore the Antrim Coast and go wild in Portrush, Ulster's Coney Island. Stomp your feet to Irish music in rough-and- tumble Derry.

Today | 4:00PM

The Lawrence Welk Show

Viewers just can't get enough of this television classic. And a new generation of viewers are enjoying this trip down memory lane. This American televised musical variety show features songs and entertainment from a bygone era.

Tonight | 5:00 & 6:00PM

Bluegrass Underground

This music series features performances by well-established musicians and emerging artists as they perform 333-feet below the ground in the Volcano Room inside Tennessee's Cumberland Caverns. The location's unique natural acoustics provide the audience with an experience similar to attending a concert inside a recording studio.

Tonight | 10:00PM

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There's much to explore just outside your own front door. Mr. Scott offers awesome ideas for you and your family.

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Come along as we explore the impact and value of immigrant communities here in the Mississippi Valley region.

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