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Stories by Jennifer Robinson

RICK STEVES' EUROPE: Assisi And Italian Country Charm

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In the Italian countryside, Rick connects with rustic, traditional culture: enjoying an agriturismo (farmhouse inn), seeing how prosciutto and pecorino cheese are made, and hiking down into deep and ancient wine cellars. He ends in Assisi — the hometown of St. Francis — which retains its spiritual aura to this day.

AMERICAN MASTERS: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

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Journey through the prolific life of the "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" author and activist who inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought. Features new interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Common, the Clintons and others.

The Talk - Race In America

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In the wake of recent tragic and fatal events between men of color and law enforcement, learn how black and Hispanic families counsel their kids to stay safe if they are stopped by the police.

FRONTLINE: Out Of Gitmo

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The dramatic story of a Gitmo detainee released from the controversial U.S. prison after 14 years. With NPR, a report on the struggle over freeing prisoners once deemed international terrorists. Also, the untold history of the Guantanamo Bay prison.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Palm Springs - Hour 2

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Learn more about fantastic Palm Springs finds including a 1966 Roy Lichtenstein screenprint, a NASA Apollo archive, ca. 1965, and a Tiffany Studios mosaic panel, ca. 1905. One is appraised at $100,000-$150,000!

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Palm Springs - Hour 1

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Journey to Palm Springs for vintage and antique finds such as a 1965 Noah Purifoy sculpture, Carroll O'Connor's Archie Bunker coat, ca. 1970, and a Franz Bergman foundry Vienna bronze lamp from around 1920. Can you guess which is valued at $125,000?

LIVE AT THE BELLY UP: The Soul Rebels Sound System Feat. Talib Kweli

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The Soul Rebels and Talib Kweli come together for a very special show charting new territory in hip hop as they combine songs and grooves that celebrate dancing, life, funk and soul.

SAVOR SAN DIEGO: Season 4: Indigenous Foods

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Explore various native foods and plants and learn how the Kumeyaay used them for meal preparation and medicinal purposes in their culture.

NOVA: The Origami Revolution

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The ancient art of paper folding is sparking scientific advances, affecting drug development and future NASA space missions. Discover how the art of origami is reshaping the world around us as scientists uncover the power of folding.

INDEPENDENT LENS: Tower

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Explore the deadly Aug. 1, 1966, mass shooting at the University of Texas that left 16 dead. “Tower” reframes the events of that day via the perspectives of those who lived through it and examines the effects of the shooting over the last 50 years.

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Ruby Ridge

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Examine the 1992 FBI siege at Ruby Ridge that helped launch the modern militia movement through eyewitness accounts, including Randy Weaver’s daughter and federal agents involved in the deadly confrontation.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Indianapolis - Hour 3

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Travel to Indianapolis for hidden treasures including an 1898 Alphonse Mucha JOB poster, a 1974 George Nakashima “Kent Hall” floor lamp and a 1961 Ty Cobb-signed baseball. Which is the big find?

INDEPENDENT LENS: Accidental Courtesy

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Meet African-American musician Daryl Davis, who has a peculiar passion — meeting and befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan in an attempt to change their minds and forge racial conciliation, one racist at a time.

Smokey Robinson: The Library Of Congress Gershwin Prize For Popular Song

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Join host Samuel L. Jackson for an all-star tribute to singer and songwriter Smokey Robinson, the 2016 recipient of the Gershwin Prize, with a special appearance by Berry Gordy, founder of Motown.

Max Raabe & The Palast Orchester: Let's Do It

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Enjoy high style and humor with the German crooner’s salute to the timeless melodies of the 1920s and 30s. Impeccably dressed in white tie and tails, Max combines pop-star appeal with nostalgic flair as he performs in English, German and Spanish.

RICK STEVES' EUROPE: Romania

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Rick Steves and his team tour Romania's vibrant capital, Bucharest, with its "Little Paris of the East" architecture and lingering reminders of a brutal communist dictator. Then they head into Transylvania, where they visit fortified churches, cobbled merchant towns like Sighișoara, and castles made famous by an imported German king and the real-life Dracula.

AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK'S ILLUSTRATED: Cast Iron Staples (New Season Premiere)

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In the premiere episode of Season 17, hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster debunk cast iron myths and share the basics for cast iron care. Then, Julia shows Bridget how to make the ultimate cast iron steak.

LIVE AT THE BELLY UP: Nahko And Medicine For The People

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The oral tradition of storytelling is so important for our generation, and part of what Nahko and Medicine for the People are try to convey is accountability and empowerment through their music. They embrace Bob Marley's idea of bridging the world — bringing people together to resolve differences.

SAVOR SAN DIEGO: Season 4: Exploring El Cajon

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Host Su-Mei Yu visits El Cajon and discovers this vibrant community's unique collection of middle eastern restaurants and markets. She also visits a non-profit organization called Yalla.

CITY IN THE SKY

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Explore a unique metropolis — a midair “city” composed of nearly a million people on flights that crisscross the world daily. Meet the hidden army working to keep the city aloft and uncover the exceptional engineering and technology that make it work.

NOVA: Ultimate Cruise Ship

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Weighing 54,000 gross tons and stretching over two football fields, the Seven Seas Explorer is no ordinary boat. Join pioneering shipbuilders as they endeavor to build the ultimate cruise ship.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Indianapolis - Hour 2

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Discover treasures from Indianapolis, Indiana, including a 1952 Joe Louis-signed whiskey bottle, a Sheraton sideboard, ca. 1820, and a 1928 NY Yankees team-signed baseball. Which one is the top find of the hour?

1964: The Fight For A Right

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With historical footage and interviews with Freedom Summer architects and volunteers, as well as present day activists, “1964: The Fight For A Right” uses Mississippi to explain American voting issues in the last 150 years. For instance, why are red states red?

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Oklahoma City

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Follow the rise of the extremist militia movement, from Ruby Ridge to Waco, that led to the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in American history — the 1995 bombing by Timothy McVeigh that killed 168 people in Oklahoma City.

INDEPENDENT LENS: Birth Of A Movement

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Learn how D.W. Griffith’s 1915 "The Birth Of A Nation" unleashed a battle still waging today about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. Featuring Spike Lee, Reginald Hudlin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and others.

Korla

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“Korla” tells the amazing story of John Roland Redd, an African American from Columbia, Missouri who migrated to Hollywood in 1939 and reinvented himself as a musician from India. The newly-named Korla Pandit found fame as an actor, spiritual guide and recording artist, and was later celebrated by a new generation of fans who crowned him the Godfather of Exotica Music.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Charleston, West Virginia - Hour 1

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Appraisals include an archive of the Oak Ridge Journal, the newspaper for a town created for the Manhattan Project; a Pete Seeger autographed sign relating to the Peekskill riots of 1949; and an 1854 Edward Beyer panoramic oil painting that features Charleston before West Virginia separated from Virginia.

LIVE AT THE BELLY UP: Johnny Clegg

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Johnny Clegg — dancer, anthropologist, singer, songwriter, academic, activist and French knight — recently became a member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. He has always been a political and social advocate for South Africa which is greatly reflected in his lyrics.

SAVOR SAN DIEGO: Season 4: Cooking Up A Greener Future

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Host Su-Mei Yu explores unique and energy saving ways to cook and grow food at the Energy Innovation Center then visits Farm Lab, a program in the Encinitas Unified School District with educational activities that focus on learning about nutrition and the environment on a fully functioning organic farm.

SPY IN THE WILD, A NATURE MINISERIES

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More than 30 animatronic “spy cameras” disguised as animals secretly record animal behavior in the wild. These spy creatures reveal that animals show emotions and behavior similar to humans — a capacity to love, grieve, deceive, cooperate and invent.

Aurora - Fire In The Sky

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Examine legends about the origins and meaning of the aurora, the colorful glow that often brightens the night sky in Earth's polar regions. Investigate the myths of Finland's Saami, Alaska's Inuit, Canada's Native Americans and New Zealand's Maori.

NOVA: Search For The Super Battery

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Join renowned gadget geek and host David Pogue as he sets out on a quest to discover how batteries work and uncover what the future of batteries means for our gadgets, our lives and even our planet.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Indianapolis - Hour 1

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Travel to Indiana’s capital city to uncover antique and vintage treasures such as a Norman Rockwell charcoal self-portrait, ca. 1976, a 1958 signed Indy 500 racing flag, and an 1883 Victorian wedding ensemble. Which is the night’s top find?

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: The Race Underground

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Learn how America's first subway, in Boston, overcame a litany of engineering challenges, the greed-driven interests of businessmen and the great fears of its citizenry to create a rapid transit system soon replicated throughout the country.

FRONTLINE: Battle For Iraq

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FRONTLINE goes inside the battle for Mosul, with civilians, soldiers and ISIS suspects. Guardian reporter Ghaith Abdul-Ahad examines the fight and its toll, surviving a suicide bomb. Also in the hour, a dramatic report on an Iraqi unit at the center of the fight.

BILLY CONNOLLY'S TRACKS ACROSS AMERICA

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In the three-part series, BILLY CONNOLLY’S TRACKS ACROSS AMERICA, he travels from Chicago to New York on a 6,000 mile, 26-state train journey through the “backyard of America.”

LIVE AT THE BELLY UP: Yonder Mountain String Band

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The Yonder Mountain String Band takes its nomination as a progressive bluegrass group seriously. Each live performance from them is promised to be unique from the last, and after almost a year since the release of their last studio album "Black Sheep," who knows what surprises await?

Zoo Quest In Colour

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First broadcast in December 1954, ZOO QUEST was one of the most popular television series of its time, changing the way viewers saw the world. It launched the career of the young David Attenborough as a wildlife presenter. This film showcases the very best of ZOO QUEST in stunning high-definition color for the very first time.

SAVOR SAN DIEGO: Season 4: Culinary Healing

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Su-Mei Yu visits several local non-profit programs for children and adults who have faced difficulties, and discovers how food has played a role in helping them heal from their trauma.

Alzheimer's: Every Minute Counts

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Explore an urgent wake-up call about the national threat posed by Alzheimer’s disease. This powerful documentary illuminates the impending social and economic crisis for America unless a cure for Alzheimer’s is found.

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Rachel Carson

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Meet the scientist whose groundbreaking writings revolutionized our relationship to the natural world. Mary-Louise Parker is the voice of Rachel Carson in this moving and intimate portrait.

FRONTLINE: Trump's Road To The White House

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Learn how Donald Trump defied expectations to win the presidency. Through interviews with key players, the film shows how Trump rallied millions of supporters and defeated adversaries, and whom he’s taking into the White House with him.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: The Civil War Years

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Learn more about historical items from on and off the battlefield during the tumultuous Civil War years in this special hour. Notable finds include a Lincoln, Cabinet & Senate signed album, a Walt Whitman war letter, and a hospital steward’s uniform.

INDEPENDENT LENS: The Witness

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In 1964, Kitty Genovese was repeatedly stabbed on a street in Queens, New York. Soon after, the media asserted that 38 neighbors watched but did nothing to help. Follow the efforts of Kitty’s brother as he re-examines his sister’s life and death.

The Queen At 90

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In "The Queen At 90," members of the British royal family share their memories of the Queen as a monarch, mentor, and family matriarch, providing rare insight into the private world of Great Britain’s most iconic public figure.

SECRETS OF THE SIX WIVES

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Travel with historian Lucy Worsley back to the Tudor court to witness some of the most dramatic moments in the lives of Henry VIII’s six wives, each of whom found a method of exerting influence. The programs combine drama with historical comment.

THE MIND OF A CHEF: Season 5

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Narrated by Anthony Bourdain and combining cooking, travel, humor and science into a cinematic feast for the eyes, THE MIND OF A CHEF returns to public television this fall with world-renowned chef Ludo Lefebvre at the helm.

MERCY STREET: Season 2

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MERCY STREET, the much-acclaimed Civil War-era drama set in the occupied city of Alexandria, Virginia, will return for a second season on Jan. 22, 2017. Allegiances blur, loyalties shift and the drama intensifies as the scope of the war pushes beyond Mansion House, the former hotel commandeered by northern troops to serve as a Union hospital.

LIVE AT THE BELLY UP: Matisyahu

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This episode features Matisyahu. Since the release of Matisyahu's wildly popular 2005 release "King Without A Crown," the reggae/hip-hop phenom has released four studio albums each earning top marks for rap/reggae charts in the U.S.

SAVOR SAN DIEGO: Season 4: Julian

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Su-Mei Yu discovers that there's more to Julian than just apple pie. On this episode she visits a variety of foodie destinations in the quaint nearby town of Julian including a brewery, vineyard and cider producers.

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