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Stories by Jennifer Robinson

FINDING YOUR ROOTS: Season 4 (New Season Premiere)

FINDING YOUR ROOTS: Season 4 (New Season Premiere)

Sept. 22
By Jennifer Robinson

The acclaimed series returns with Professor Gates exploring the mysteries, surprises and revelations hidden in the family trees of popular figures including Scarlett Johansson, Ted Danson, Larry David, Ava DuVernay, Bryant Gumbel, Garrison Keillor, William H. Macy, Suzanne Malveaux, Ana Navarro, Amy Schumer, Mary Steenburgen, Christopher Walken and more.

THIRD RAIL WITH OZY

THIRD RAIL WITH OZY

Sept. 8
By Jennifer Robinson

Emmy Award-winner Carlos Watson moderates an electrifying debate on a provocative topic each week with experts and celebrities. Digital and studio audiences contribute to each debate, accompanied by ongoing social media conversations.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art

Sept. 21
By Jennifer Robinson

Objects exciting the specialists include a small carved ivory figure from the 18th century ploughed up in a local field; an original manuscript by Robert Burns; plus a small box purchased for just over £30.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Townely Hall 1

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Townely Hall 1

Sept. 21
By Jennifer Robinson

Objects brought before the cameras include a garden ornament that turns out to be more important than first thought, a collection of handbags that has prompted a domestic tiff, and a 16th/17th century ring bought in a boot sale for a song.

AMERICAN MASTERS: Richard Linklater – Dream Is Destiny

AMERICAN MASTERS: Richard Linklater – Dream Is Destiny

Sept. 20
By Jennifer Robinson

Take an unconventional look at the fiercely independent filmmaking style that emerged in the late 1980s-90s, sparked by the Oscar-nominated filmmaker of "Boyhood," "Slacker" and "Dazed and Confused." Features never-before-seen footage and interviews.

POLDARK Season 3 On MASTERPIECE (New Season Premiere)

POLDARK Season 3 On MASTERPIECE (New Season Premiere)

Sept. 19
By Jennifer Robinson

Season 3 finds Ross and Demelza attempting to repair their relationship, while George Warleggan builds his empire to crush the Poldarks. Elizabeth harbors a dangerous secret, and Dwight is captured during the war with France. Will Ross risk everything to save his friend?

THE TUNNEL: SABOTAGE: Season 2

THE TUNNEL: SABOTAGE: Season 2

Sept. 18
By Jennifer Robinson

Trail Elise and Karl as they investigate the abduction of a French couple from the Eurotunnel, leaving behind their young daughter. The case is complicated by a plane crash in the Channel, killing all on board.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester 1

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester 1

Sept. 15
By Jennifer Robinson

Objects featured include what could prove the most valuable picture ever seen on the show, a tea caddy first used in Regency days as a repository for a pet budgie's ashes, and what are believed to be the last signatures made by Edward VIII before his abdication.

SIMPLY MING: Season 14: Will Gilson

SIMPLY MING: Season 14: Will Gilson

Sept. 15
By Jennifer Robinson

Rising star and Cambridge-based chef, Will Gilson, joins Ming. He's the chef and owner of Puritan & Co. in Cambridge, is going to help Ming cook up duck two ways.

Distinguished Wings Over Vietnam

Distinguished Wings Over Vietnam

Aug. 15
By Jennifer Robinson

The film tells the honest, personal accounts of four combat pilots during the Vietnam War. From helicopters to jets, these men reveal how they felt risking their lives in a war that was confusing and unpopular, to say the least.

NOVA: Death Dive To Saturn

NOVA: Death Dive To Saturn

Sept. 11
By Jennifer Robinson

For over a decade, the Cassini space probe has been sending dazzling images of Saturn’s breathtaking rings and mysterious moons. Join NOVA on a suspenseful ride during Cassini’s final hours as it dives into Saturn’s atmosphere.

The Farthest - Voyager In Space

The Farthest - Voyager In Space

Aug. 16
By Jennifer Robinson

Launched in 1977, NASA's epic Voyager missions revolutionized our understanding of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and their spectacular moons and rings. In 2012, Voyager 1 left our solar system and ushered humanity into the interstellar age.

USS Indianapolis Live - From The Deep

USS Indianapolis Live - From The Deep

Sept. 12
By Jennifer Robinson

Take a live tour of the wreckage from the USS Indianapolis, the WWII vessel lying at the bottom of the Pacific since its sinking in 1945. Video of the vessel, which was found in August, will be transmitted from a remotely operated vehicle.

Rick Steves Special: Luther And The Reformation

Rick Steves Special: Luther And The Reformation

Sept. 5
By Jennifer Robinson

Travel expert Rick Steves sheds light on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by visiting key sites (including Erfurt, Wittenberg and Rome), and explores the complicated political world of 16th-century Europe, from indulgences to iconoclasts, and from the printing press to the Counter-Reformation.

Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed The World

Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed The World

Sept. 11
By Jennifer Robinson

An obscure monk challenges kings and popes, sparking seismic cultural changes. The movement — called the Reformation — would fuel the drive toward individualism, religious freedom, improved education, and women's rights. Hugh Bonneville narrates.

FRONTLINE: Abacus: Small Enough To Jail

FRONTLINE: Abacus: Small Enough To Jail

Sept. 8
By Jennifer Robinson

Hear the little-known story of the only U.S. bank prosecuted after the financial crisis. Director Steve James ("Hoop Dreams," "The Interrupters") chronicles the Chinese immigrant Sung family’s fight to clear their names.

POV: My Love, Don't Cross That River

POV: My Love, Don't Cross That River

Sept. 8
By Jennifer Robinson

Meet a couple who've shared a home for 76 years but must face the reality of their aging romance.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Southsea - Royal Marines Museum 1

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Southsea - Royal Marines Museum 1

Sept. 8
By Jennifer Robinson

There are some remarkable stories behind objects brought to the camera including chairs that claim to be made from timber off HMS Victory; rare spoons found in pig swill; a bangle left behind by a Russian princess; and a pile of paintings once owned by the man who inspired the character Indiana Jones.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Fountains Abbey 2

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Fountains Abbey 2

Sept. 8
By Jennifer Robinson

Objects brought in by visitors include a sentimental jewel bought after a farmer sold her favorite cows; a cache of love letters with a touching story; antiques once owned by comedian Ronnie Barker; plus some artifacts relating to the Nuremberg trials at the end of World War II.

Nasser's Republic: The Making Of Modern Egypt

Nasser's Republic: The Making Of Modern Egypt

Sept. 1
By Jennifer Robinson

This is a documentary about Gamal Abdel Nasser, one of the Arab world's most transformative leaders. In 1952, then a young, unknown Egyptian colonel, Nasser led a coup that became a revolution, emerging as a champion of Arab progress and African liberation.

The Arab Americans

The Arab Americans

Sept. 1
By Jennifer Robinson

Explore the contributions made by immigrants to the United States from the Middle East, North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Featured are Senator George Mitchell, actor Jamie Farr, General John Abizaid, Anthony Shadid, Helen Thomas and more.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Eastbourne Bandstand 2

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Eastbourne Bandstand 2

Aug. 31
By Jennifer Robinson

Objects brought before the cameras include a collection of a thousand lead soldiers, which tell the story of a remarkable Victorian childhood; one of the earliest digital watches from the 1960s; plus perhaps the highest value for a single piece of jewelry, which has the team in raptures.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Eastbourne Bandstand 1

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Eastbourne Bandstand 1

Aug. 31
By Jennifer Robinson

In a first for ROADSHOW, Fiona Bruce and the team record a program at a sea front setting at Eastbourne Bandstand. Family treasures featured include a collection of pottery with a moving story, a rare signaling lamp used at D-Day, plus rare images of Marilyn Monroe taken at her last photographic session.

San Diego Symphony Presents 1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular

San Diego Symphony Presents 1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular

Aug. 30
By Jennifer Robinson

The San Diego Symphony Orchestra and KPBS present the "1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular" performed by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra and recorded live at the San Diego Embarcadero during the Bayside Summer Nights Concert Series on Sept. 1, 2017.

The World's Most Famous Train

The World's Most Famous Train

Aug. 30
By Jennifer Robinson

Seeing an average of 30 on-board proposals every year, a historic Venetian train is considered the most luxurious and romantic locomotive in the world. Hear the stories of the newly engaged couples, honeymooners, train enthusiasts, and staff members taking a 36-hour ride into the golden age of travel.

ASK THIS OLD HOUSE: HVAC Zoning, Plaster Patch

ASK THIS OLD HOUSE: HVAC Zoning, Plaster Patch

Aug. 30
By Jennifer Robinson

Rocket scientist turned HVAC innovator-watch Richard meet the man behind a new technology that could revolutionize the way we heat and cool homes. See Tom teach a homeowner how to use plaster to patch drywall.

Battle Of Jutland: The Navy's Bloodiest Day

Battle Of Jutland: The Navy's Bloodiest Day

Aug. 28
By Jennifer Robinson

Historian Dan Snow leads a team of experts to try to uncover the factors that made the Battle of Jutland the British Navy's bloodiest day. A century after the battle, they examine ship design, tactics, and the technology of the day, seeking to better understand what happened, and to commemorate the sacrifice of those many thousands who died in 1916 during the world's biggest sea battle.

POV: Raising Bertie

POV: Raising Bertie

Aug. 23
By Jennifer Robinson

View an intimate portrait of three African-American boys coming of age in rural North Carolina. The young men navigate unemployment, institutional racism, violence, first love, fatherhood and estrangement from family members and mentors.

The Reformation: This Changed Everything

The Reformation: This Changed Everything

Aug. 22
By Jennifer Robinson

Almost 500 years have passed since Martin Luther wrote his Ninety-five Theses and launched the Protestant Reformation. Narrated by British actor David Suchet, the three-part documentary explores the history of the Reformation, its impact on 16th century Europe, and its continuing influence on modern Christianity.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Wightwick Manor 2

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Wightwick Manor 2

Aug. 22
By Jennifer Robinson

Discoveries include two drawings made by one of Britain's greatest artists, JMW Turner, including one found recently in the manor itself. Also see objects once owned by the last survivor of the Titanic which were sold to pay for the cost of care home accommodation. A collector brings in examples from his hundreds of posters celebrating the spaghetti western.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Polesden Lacey

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Polesden Lacey

Aug. 22
By Jennifer Robinson

In this opening episode, curios on show include an object originally created as a deterrent for rats that is now worth a small fortune, and a glove believed to have belonged to Elizabeth I.

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: Eugene Onegin

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: Eugene Onegin

Aug. 21
By Jennifer Robinson

Anna Netrebko stars as Tatiana, the naïve heroine of Tchaikovsky’s opera, with Peter Mattei as the title character who rejects her love. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Onegin’s friend-turned-rival, Lenski, with Elena Maximova as Tatiana’s sister, Olga, and Štefan Kocán as Prince Gremin. Robin Ticciati conducts.

THE VIETNAM WAR (New Series Premiere From Ken Burns)

THE VIETNAM WAR (New Series Premiere From Ken Burns)

Aug. 17
By Jennifer Robinson

THE VIETNAM WAR is a 10 part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. An immersive 360-degree narrative, the series tells the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film.

The Editor And The Dragon: Horace Carter Fights The Klan

The Editor And The Dragon: Horace Carter Fights The Klan

Aug. 16
By Jennifer Robinson

Narrated by Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman, “The Editor And The Dragon” tells the story of Pulitzer Prize-winning publisher Horace Carter (1921-2009) and his bold reporting on the Ku Klux Klan in the pre-Civil Rights era.

POV: Tribal Justice

POV: Tribal Justice

Aug. 15
By Jennifer Robinson

Follow two Native-American judges who reach back to traditional concepts of justice in order to reduce incarceration rates, foster greater safety for their communities and create a more positive future for their youth.

NOVA: Eclipse Over America

NOVA: Eclipse Over America

Aug. 11
By Jennifer Robinson

Join scientists and citizens alike as they observe the first total solar eclipse to traverse the U.S. mainland in more than a generation. Discover the storied history of eclipse science and follow current, cutting-edge research into the solar corona.

Diana - Her Story

Diana - Her Story

Aug. 10
By Jennifer Robinson

Twenty years after Princess Diana’s death, this new film reveals her story in her own words. What emerges is the narrative of a shy young girl who stepped onto the world stage in 1980 and departed in 1997 as its most famous woman.

Tom Jones: A Soundstage Special Event

Tom Jones: A Soundstage Special Event

July 17
By Jennifer Robinson

Don’t miss the iconic singer and special guest Grammy winner Alison Krauss. Jones performs signature songs “Delilah,” “It’s Not Unusual,” “Green, Green Grass of Home,” “Kiss” and “Thunderball,” as well as new material from his recent albums.

MASTERPIECE: Endeavour: Season 4

MASTERPIECE: Endeavour: Season 4

Aug. 8
By Jennifer Robinson

It’s the summer of 1967, and the effects of the Cold War and sixties counterculture are being felt in Oxford. It has barely been two weeks since the events depicted in the season three finale, and we find Oxford’s finest picking up the pieces of their personal and professional lives. Follow Endeavour in the nightmarish hunt for a serial killer.

Curious George 3: Back To The Jungle

Curious George 3: Back To The Jungle

Aug. 7
By Jennifer Robinson

Curious George goes on an epic adventure to space that crash lands in the jungles of Africa leading to an unforgettable journey with some new animal friends.

RICK STEVES' EUROPE: Paris Side-Trips

RICK STEVES' EUROPE: Paris Side-Trips

Aug. 7
By Jennifer Robinson

Side-tripping from Paris into the Ile-de-France, we indulge in the world of royal and aristocratic extravagance in the pre-Revolutionary playground of France's elite. We explore Versailles, Europe's palace of palaces; exquisite Vaux le Vicomte; and extravagant Fontainebleau, home to centuries of French rulers.

Counting From Infinity: Yitang Zhang And The Twin Prime Conjecture

Counting From Infinity: Yitang Zhang And The Twin Prime Conjecture

Aug. 1
By Jennifer Robinson

The film centers on an exciting string of mathematical discoveries. It began in April 2013 when Yitang "Tom" Zhang, a virtually unknown mathematician working as an adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire, submitted a paper to the Annals of Mathematics.

Ireland's Wild Coast

Ireland's Wild Coast

July 21
By Jennifer Robinson

Join Emmy-winning wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson on an authored journey along Ireland’s rugged Atlantic coast, providing insights into the wild animals and wild places of the island he calls home.

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: Idomeneo

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: Idomeneo

July 20
By Jennifer Robinson

Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts an extraordinary ensemble in Mozart’s early masterpiece of love and vengeance following the Trojan War. Tenor Matthew Polenzani sings the title role of the King of Crete, with mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante, soprano Elza van den Heever as Elettra and soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia.

POV: Joe's Violin/Shalom Italia

POV: Joe's Violin/Shalom Italia

July 18
By Jennifer Robinson

A donated violin forges an unexpected friendship between Holocaust survivor Joseph Feingold and Bronx schoolgirl Brianna Perez. Three Italian Jewish brothers seek the cave where they hid as children to escape the Nazis.

POV: Memories Of A Penitent Heart

POV: Memories Of A Penitent Heart

July 18
By Jennifer Robinson

Follow filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo’s investigation — both a love story and a tribute — of a buried conflict around her uncle Miguel’s death during a time when AIDS was synonymous with sin.

HOW TO STAY YOUNG

HOW TO STAY YOUNG

July 18
By Jennifer Robinson

HOW TO STAY YOUNG investigates the latest research that could put the brakes on the aging process. In Japan, discover the foods that add years to your life. In the USA, meet the Alzheimer’s sufferers being injected with young people’s blood. In Ecuador, meet the boy with Laron syndrome who could hold the key to curing aging.

FRONTLINE: Life On Parole

FRONTLINE: Life On Parole

July 14
By Jennifer Robinson

Follow former prisoners through the challenges of their first year on parole. With unique access, the film goes inside the effort to change the way parole works in Connecticut and reduce the number of people returning to prison.

WILD ALASKA LIVE

WILD ALASKA LIVE

July 14
By Jennifer Robinson

Broadcasting live over three nights with hosts Chris and Martin Kratt, PBS, in partnership with the BBC, will turn the cameras on a must-see natural spectacle as thousands of the world’s wildest animals gather to take part in Alaska’s amazing summer feast.

POV: Presenting Princess Shaw

POV: Presenting Princess Shaw

July 13
By Jennifer Robinson

View the extraordinary true story of Princess Shaw, an aspiring musician down on her luck, who inspired internationally famous YouTube artist Kutiman to create a magical collaboration that would bring her music to a whole new audience.

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