A&E showcases some of its new programming on "A&E Premieres," hosted by newsman Jack Perkins and airing Sundays at 5 and 9 p.m. The show began in January to focus on A&E's new programs. The acclaimed seven-part "Arrund the World in 80 Days," starring Michael Palin of "Monty Python" fame, was the first offering.
Over the next few months "A&E Premieres" will feature a BBC documentary on the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; "Art in the Third Reich," a investigation of how Hitler and the German government used art, paintings, sculpture and music as propaganda, and a five-part series from ABC News about blacks in the 20th Century.
Other new programming over the next few weeks:
Sunday at 5 and 9 p.m., A&E kicks off "Challenge of the Seas," a 26-part series hosted by Ted Danson that examines the role the oceans and its inhabitants play in the balance of the Earth's ecology.
"Frontiers," a new eight-part documentary series, exploring the dividing lines between cultures, languages, religion and race, premieres Saturday at 5 and 9 p.m.