Stories by Jennifer Robinson
A tribal elder and Vietnam vet, who hasn't left the Wind River Indian Reservation in over 40 years, visits the underground archives of Chicago's Field Museum with two young Arapaho to explore ancestral objects kept in boxes for many years. Together they try to learn how these artifacts vanished from their tribe in the first place.
On April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. Over the next twelve days, as a fractured nation mourned, the largest manhunt ever attempted closed in on his assassin. This film recounts this great American drama: two tumultuous months when the joy of peace was shattered by the heartache of Lincoln’s death. Featuring Will Patton as the voice of the assassin and narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Chris Cooper, the film includes interviews with the nation’s foremost Lincoln scholars.
This episode features Anderson East. Offering up a heaping helping of alternative rock with a healthy dose of timeless Americana influence, East is a dynamic artist who fuses modern sound with the rich undertones of his southern roots. With lyrics exploring timeless and thought provoking subjects, vocals that soothe and mend the human urges to love, hate, cry and lose control, and a palette of musical instruments best described in the art world as mixed media, East offers the listener something new to the ear yet familiar to the spirit.
The Emmy-winning series JOSEPH ROSENDO'S TRAVELSCOPE enlightens and entertains viewers with enchanting destinations and diverse cultures from across the globe. Along the journey, a mosaic of magnificent cities, quaint villages, and fields and forests unfold, and each stop along the way reveals a piece of Europe’s ongoing cultural tale.
RE’FLECT, a fresh and inspiring look at aging successfully, is a new documentary series that highlights six vibrant older adults living life by their terms. This series provides insight into the active and engaged world of today’s seniors who are living out loud and defying stereotypes associated with aging.
DCI Banks returns for its grittiest season yet with an explosive serial crime story. When the victim of a frenzied attack is found in woodland, the team wonder if it’s a random killing or related to the location – a shrine to a local girl who recently committed suicide there.
The eight-hour drama follows Victoria (Jenna Coleman) from the time she becomes Queen in 1837 at the age of 18 through her relationship with Lord Melbourne (Rufus Sewell), her first prime minister and intimate friend, and her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes). Famous for her candor and spirit, she was the first woman who seemed to have it all: a passionate marriage, nine children and the job of being queen of the world’s most important nation. Her often tumultuous reign lasted for 63 years.
Examine the key moments that shaped President-elect Donald Trump. Interviews with advisors, business associates and biographers reveal how Trump transformed himself from real estate developer to entertainer to president. This January, FRONTLINE will present "President Trump," "Divided States Of America" and "Trump’s Road To The White House."
Crime investigations against a stunning seaside backdrop are at the heart of this entertaining new drama series following a high-flying solicitor who returns to live and work in the small town she escaped as a teenager. As coroner, Jane Kennedy’s job is to investigate sudden or unexplained deaths in this beautiful English coastal community.
Featuring an eccentric cast of characters, ubiquitous red herrings, and quaint countryside scenery, this long-running crime series recalls classic public television British mysteries of the past. At the heart of the show is the perceptive and meticulous criminal investigator Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby (John Nettles - BERGERAC; THE CHANNEL ISLANDS AT WAR).
Egypt is home to many of the most famous archaeological treasures on Earth. But over the last five years, Egypt has suffered a tumultuous revolution and tourist numbers have plummeted. Follow a select group of individuals determined to bring Egypt back from the brink: to discover more of the country's history, keep its heritage safe and persuade tourists to visit the country again.
Polar bears are deemed by many to be the most charismatic and elusive bears of all. Filmed in the Arctic islands of Svalbard, Norway this beautiful program gets closer than ever before to the world's greatest land predator with the help of Icebergcam, Blizzardcam and Snowballcam. Backed up by Snowcam and Driftcam, these camouflaged cameras reveal the extraordinary curiosity and intelligence of the polar bear.
Following the four-part THE HOLLOW CROWN, THE WARS OF THE ROSES continues the epic saga with three more lavish film adaptations of Shakespeare’s history plays: Parts I and II of "Henry VI" and "Richard III." Together, they span rebellion in France, the rise and fall of Joan of Arc, the terror of England’s Civil War and the deceitful dynastic murders culminating in the infamous reign of Richard III.
In THE ASCENT OF WOMAN: A 10,000 YEAR STORY, Dr. Amanda Foreman journeys around the world to study the experiences and expectations of women living in various societies throughout history. Over the course of this fascinating four-episode series, Dr. Foreman examines the lives of numerous extraordinary women who created their own routes to power, from ancient times through modern political movements.
The compelling six-hour series ANCIENT ROADS FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE charts Christianity's evolution from a small movement to the largest religion in the world, with more than two billion followers. Host Jonathan Phillips, an author and distinguished history professor at Royal Holloway, University of London, journeys into the fascinating world of the early Christians to explore the faith's long struggle and triumph against the odds.
SHERLOCK will return to screens with three brand-new episodes promising laughter, tears, shocks, surprises and some extraordinary adventures. Season 4 begins with the nation’s favorite detective, the mercurial Sherlock Holmes, back once more on British soil, as Doctor Watson and his wife Mary prepare for their biggest challenge yet: becoming parents.
Mouthwatering moments with a diverse range of Jewish families celebrate the importance of food as a cultural connection to the past, and a hope to maintain tradition in the future. Snippets of home life, holiday gatherings, humor and history come together like the ingredients of a favorite grandmother's Shabbat chicken soup, reflecting a community's collective memories and perhaps sparking new ones as recipes are prepared step-by-step on screen and families share their favorite traditions.
Human brains are hardwired for worry. While our ancient ancestors had a legitimate use for the fight-or-flight instinct, what was once a matter of survival has now become the stuff of sleepless nights and anxious days. Break the worry cycle and transform that energy into a positive force for a happy, healthier life. Using proven clinical techniques, this easy-to-use plan shows how to take control of your reactions to stress and anxiety.
With a focus on the new Social Security laws that took effect in the beginning of 2016, Ric Edelman conveys the important strategies that viewers of all ages need to plan their retirement. He also covers investment strategies and estate planning. The program is fast, entertaining and accessible, and filled with information individuals can use to make informed decisions about their financial futures.
A new adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic novel tells the story of Anne Shirley, a precocious orphan placed in the care of uptight Marilla Cuthbert and her brother Matthew, played by acclaimed actor Martin Sheen. Neither the adventurous Anne nor the conservative Marilla could anticipate the profound effect they’d have on each other’s lives.
Miranda Esmonde-White, The New York Times best-selling author of “Aging Backwards,” addresses the topic of chronic pain in her new special. Through compelling interviews from world-renowned health professionals attesting to the power of the body to rid itself of pain with the right approach to pain relief and management, “Forever Painless” presents an accessible and widely available solution to the current pain epidemic, inspiring audiences to take their health into their own hands.
In this program, award winning psychiatrist, brain-imaging expert and 10-time New York Times bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen and his wife Tana Amen, also a New York Times bestselling author and nurse, will give you 50 ways to grow your brain and their best secrets to ignite your energy and focus at any age.
In his first two PBS specials, “A Farm Story with Jerry Apps” and “A Farm Winter with Jerry Apps,” the popular Midwestern author and historian explored his childhood from the Great Depression to World War II through personal memories and photos from the Wild Rose community. In “The Land With Jerry Apps,” he reaches forward, looking ahead by sharing his passion for the land, conservation, and local farming.
"Under The Streetlamp: Rockin' Round The Clock" is a concert celebrating the American Radio Songbook of the 1950s-1970s. Starring recent leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys (Michael Ingersoll, Christopher Kale Jones, Brandon Wardell and Shonn Wiley), the show features tight harmonies and slick dance moves that harken back to an era of sharkskin suits, flashy cars and martini shakers.
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