You may have never heard of John William MacKay, but when he died in 1902, he was one of the most admired and richest men in America, whose search for riches also helped develop the American West. Writer and historian Gregory Crouch tells the story of MacKay, who discovered the Comstock Lode, a lode of silver ore located in Nevada. In telling MacKay’s story, Crouch also weaves in the stories of daily life in the West as it was being settled. Crouch will tell us about his book, “The Bonanza King.”
A new feature-length dramatization of a remarkable true story about hope in the aftermath of the Holocaust premieres on Arizona PBS on Sunday, Apr. 5 at 9 p.m.
The medics and midwives of Nonatus House encounter new challenges as the population shifts, rules change and old diseases return. Meanwhile, their own experiences are fueled by love, loss and doubt. "Call the Midwife" begins its new season on March 29 at 7 p.m.
Garth Brooks is the youngest recipient of this prestigious prize. The special features an all-star tribute from his family, friends and admirers.