This Week on WOSU TV: May 19-24

Swarms of desert locusts, Morocco from Nature: The Gathering Swarms. Wednesday a 8 pm on WOSU TV.(Photo: Steve Downer/John Downer Productions)
Swarms of desert locusts, Morocco from Nature: The Gathering Swarms. Wednesday a 8 pm on WOSU TV.(Photo: Steve Downer/John Downer Productions)

WOSU TV wraps up “Royal Mondays” tonight at 10pm with The Last Days of Anne Boleyn.  Anne Boleyn has always been one of those people from history that continue to intrigue us. What is her story, how did she go from being the woman Henry the VIII couldn’t live without to having her head chopped off?  THE LAST DAYS OF ANNE BOLEYN examines the last three week’s of Anne’s life. How much of her downfall was just politics and how much was of her own doing?

Brad Farnsley

Brad Farnsley has his portrait taken by veteran Stacy Pearsall for Coming Home with Wes Moore.

Coming Back With Wes Moore continues on Tuesday night with “Fitting In.”  Wes Moore is with our veterans as they adjust to a normal life back home.

We follow up Tuesday evening at 9pm with Escape From A Nazi Death Camp.  In October of 1943 at the remote Nazi death camp of Sobibor, 300 Jewish prisoners ran for their lives in a prison escape. The program goes through the escape plan and the last minute changes to the plan when an unexpected train load of SS soldiers arrives. It’s a unbelievable story that didn’t end well for everyone.

On Wednesday’s Nature the swarms are coming! Nature: The Gathering Swarms takes a look at some of the most extraordinary swarms on the planet.  We’ve heard of the killer bees and the locusts but there’s also the finch-like quelea birds and silver carp. It’s a modern day Alfred Hitchcock movie! Take a look.

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell

We end the week with the Friday night arts presentation of Great Performances: Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brickell. It’s a Bluegrass celebration as Martin and Brickell team up with the Steep Canyon Rangers on a series of new songs that combine Martin’s dynamic banjo playing with Brickell’s lyrical vocals.  You won’t want to miss a moment of great entertainment, all week on WOSU TV.

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