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Stories by Jennifer Robinson

FRONTLINE: Bitter Rivals: Iran And Saudi Arabia

FRONTLINE: Bitter Rivals: Iran And Saudi Arabia

Feb. 19
By Jennifer Robinson

In an epic, two-part series, FRONTLINE investigates how a dangerous political rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia has plunged the Middle East into sectarian war.

PATI'S MEXICAN TABLE: Season 6

PATI'S MEXICAN TABLE: Season 6

Feb. 16
By Jennifer Robinson

Season 6 follows Pati to one of the most traveled and talked about regions in all of Mexico, the vibrant and beautiful state of Oaxaca. Known for its unique, rich, layered and flavorful cuisine, Oaxaca is truly one of Mexico’s greatest culinary destinations.

Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall And The NAACP

Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall And The NAACP

Feb. 15
By Jennifer Robinson

This film incorporates rare archival film and extraordinary interviews to chart Thurgood Marshall's life (1908-1993) in the years leading up to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling.

The Education Of Harvey Gantt

The Education Of Harvey Gantt

Feb. 15
By Jennifer Robinson

On Jan. 28, 1963, a young black man from Charleston named Harvey Gantt enrolled at Clemson College, making him the first African American accepted to a white school in South Carolina. Narrated by Tony-winning actor Phylicia Rashad, this film tells this pivotal, yet largely forgotten, story of desegregation.

INDEPENDENT LENS: Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story Of B...

INDEPENDENT LENS: Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story Of Black Colleges & Universities

Feb. 15
By Jennifer Robinson

Explore the pivotal role that historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played in shaping American history, culture and national identity.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: St. Louis - Hour 1

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: St. Louis - Hour 1

Feb. 15
By Jennifer Robinson

Journey through the Gateway to the West for treasures such as a 1901 "Longest Bearded Man" banner; a 1602 Adam Islip-published book of Chaucer’s complete works; and a 15th-century Chinese Bodhisattva gilt bronze.

MY GREEK TABLE WITH DIANE KOCHILAS: Season 1

MY GREEK TABLE WITH DIANE KOCHILAS: Season 1

Jan. 16
By Jennifer Robinson

Hosted by chef, cookbook author, cooking school owner, and restaurant consultant Diane Kochilas, the 13-part culinary series celebrates Greek history and culture through food. Diane travels throughout Greece and its surrounding islands where she showcases many of the foods that Greece is known for, while giving a snapshot of the country's traditions.

LIVE AT THE BELLY UP: Beats Antique

LIVE AT THE BELLY UP: Beats Antique

Feb. 13
By Jennifer Robinson

Beats Antique's electronic and worldly influenced fusion of music and dance is featured on this episode of LIVE AT THE BELLY UP.

KEN KRAMER'S ABOUT SAN DIEGO: Old-time General Store & Az...

KEN KRAMER'S ABOUT SAN DIEGO: Old-time General Store & Aztecs (New!)

Feb. 13
By Jennifer Robinson

This new episode features an old-time general store in Santa Ysabel; the basketball champion Aztecs of 1941; San Diego’s official town dog from the Gaslamp days; and a movie about San Diego.

NOVA: Great Escape At Dunkirk

NOVA: Great Escape At Dunkirk

Feb. 13
By Jennifer Robinson

Join archaeologists and divers recovering remains of ships and planes lost during World War II’s epic Dunkirk operation. Discover new evidence of the ingenious technology that helped save Allied forces from defeat by the encircling Germans.

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: The Bombing Of Wall Street

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: The Bombing Of Wall Street

Feb. 12
By Jennifer Robinson

Explore the story behind the mostly-forgotten 1920 bombing in the nation’s financial center, which left 38 dead – a crime that launched the career of J. Edgar Hoover yet remains unsolved today.

POV: Do Not Resist

POV: Do Not Resist

Feb. 8
By Jennifer Robinson

A vital and influential exploration of the rapid militarization of the police in the United States. "Do Not Resist" puts viewers in the center of the action - from inside a police training seminar that teaches the importance of "righteous violence," to the floor of a congressional hearing on the proliferation of military equipment in small-town police departments.

DREAM OF ITALY: Season 1

DREAM OF ITALY: Season 1

Feb. 8
By Jennifer Robinson

With an insider's perspective on the people and culture that make Italy so special, this in-depth series will take viewers to places they have never seen before. The premiere season will visit six special regions in Italy: Naples/Amalfi, Puglia, Rome, Umbria, Tuscany and Piedmont.

FRONTLINE: The Gang Crackdown

FRONTLINE: The Gang Crackdown

Feb. 7
By Jennifer Robinson

Investigate a slew of killings linked to the MS-13 gang and the crackdown that swept up immigrant teens. Some 25 bodies have surfaced since 2016. Law enforcement is trying to stop the gang, but some teens have been unlawfully detained in the process.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: New Orleans - Hour 3

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: New Orleans - Hour 3

Feb. 7
By Jennifer Robinson

Fabulous finds in NOLA include an "Andy Warhol" portrait by Jamie Wyeth from around 1975; a Chinese gold-splashed bronze wine vessel dating to about 1795; and a 1904 English Smith & Son tourbillon pocket watch.

LIVE AT THE BELLY UP: Deer Tick

LIVE AT THE BELLY UP: Deer Tick

Feb. 7
By Jennifer Robinson

The alternative rock, folk, blues sounds of Deer Tick are featured on this episode of LIVE AT THE BELLY UP. The band's set list features songs from their recent double release "Deer Tick Vol. 1" & "Vol. 2."

KEN KRAMER'S ABOUT SAN DIEGO: Lost Centennial Cannon & Ea...

KEN KRAMER'S ABOUT SAN DIEGO: Lost Centennial Cannon & Early Baseball History (New!)

Feb. 7
By Jennifer Robinson

Meet a mountain man who’s built a fort from the 1840s in Alpine, and discover what happened to our city’s lost centennial cannon. Early baseball in San Diego and much more on this episode of ABOUT SAN DIEGO.

IMPOSSIBLE BUILDS

IMPOSSIBLE BUILDS

Feb. 6
By Jennifer Robinson

Learn about the creation of some of the world’s most ambitious and technologically advanced buildings. From subaquatic homes to futuristic towers and pencil thin skyscrapers, see how these previously impossible structures are taking shape.

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: The Gilded Age

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: The Gilded Age

Feb. 1
By Jennifer Robinson

Meet the titans and barons of the glittering late 19th century, whose materialistic extravagance contrasted harshly with the poverty of the struggling workers who challenged them. The vast disparities between them sparked debates still raging today.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Walthamstow Town Hall 2

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Walthamstow Town Hall 2

Feb. 1
By Jennifer Robinson

A bright and busy day reveals an art deco pendant with a hint of ancient Egypt; a haul of charming tiles discovered behind a chimney; and a purse that saved the life of a German soldier in World War I.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Durham Cathedral 1

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Durham Cathedral 1

Feb. 1
By Jennifer Robinson

Treasures include a sweetheart brooch linked to the Grenadier Guards; a giant Victorian penknife; and secret documents that offer new information about the D-Day landings.

NOVA: First Face Of America

NOVA: First Face Of America

Jan. 31
By Jennifer Robinson

Take a risky dive into an underwater cave in Mexico to discover the 13,000 year-old skeleton of a prehistoric teenager. Follow forensic clues that reveal intimate details of her life and death, and how her people first ventured into North America.

INDEPENDENT LENS: Winnie

INDEPENDENT LENS: Winnie

Jan. 31
By Jennifer Robinson

Explore the life of Winnie Mandela and her struggle to bring down Apartheid, with intimate insights from those closest to her and testimony from the enemies who sought to extinguish her radical capacity to shake up the order of things.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: New Orleans - Hour 2

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: New Orleans - Hour 2

Jan. 31
By Jennifer Robinson

Incredible stories and items from the Crescent City include a "Blade Runner" set decoration, Agnes Martin mixed-media abstractions, ca. 1955, and a feather golf ball ca. 1840.

Animals With Cameras, A NATURE Miniseries

Animals With Cameras, A NATURE Miniseries

Jan. 24
By Jennifer Robinson

Witness the secret lives of animals as never before, as this three-part series uncovers truly unprecedented behavior. See a side of the animal kingdom where human cameramen can’t go when animals become the cinematographers.

Alicia Keys - Landmarks Live In Concert: A GREAT PERFORMA...

Alicia Keys - Landmarks Live In Concert: A GREAT PERFORMANCES Special (on KPBS 2)

Jan. 30
By Jennifer Robinson

Grammy-winner Alicia Keys performs in notable locations all around New York, including the world-famous Circle Line, the Unisphere and Harlem's Apollo. Hosted by Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

GREAT PERFORMANCES: Nas Live From The Kennedy Center: Cla...

GREAT PERFORMANCES: Nas Live From The Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop (on KPBS 2)

Jan. 30
By Jennifer Robinson

Witness the groundbreaking hip-hop artist perform a symphonic rendition of his seminal debut album “Illmatic” with the National Symphony Orchestra. Nas paints a densely textured lyrical portrait of life in a New York City public housing project.

LIVE AT THE BELLY UP: Blind Boys Of Alabama And Friends (...

LIVE AT THE BELLY UP: Blind Boys Of Alabama And Friends (New Season Premiere)

Jan. 22
By Jennifer Robinson

Take a group of long-time performers from the New Orleans' Preservation Hall and combine them with the spiritual authority of The Blind Boys of Alabama featuring Irma Thomas for a night with New Orleans heart and soul like no other.

LIVE AT THE BELLY UP: Thievery Corporation

LIVE AT THE BELLY UP: Thievery Corporation

Jan. 29
By Jennifer Robinson

As electronica music pioneers, Thievery Corporation have mixed genres of dub, bossa nova, electronica, hip hop and more to sound uniquely their own. With a cast of featured vocalists for each song, and a dynamic band, Thievery Corporation puts on a one of a kind live show like no other.

KEN KRAMER'S ABOUT SAN DIEGO: Bostonia Ballroom & Graveya...

KEN KRAMER'S ABOUT SAN DIEGO: Bostonia Ballroom & Graveyard (New!)

Jan. 29
By Jennifer Robinson

We remember the Bostonia Ballroom; see a remarkable granite house; discover a nearly forgotten graveyard in Carmel Valley and much more!

KEN KRAMER'S ABOUT SAN DIEGO: Borrego Springs & Technolog...

KEN KRAMER'S ABOUT SAN DIEGO: Borrego Springs & Technology (New!)

Jan. 18
By Jennifer Robinson

In this new episode, we locate the genius behind metal monsters in Borrego Springs; visit a San Diego place that was very hi-tech at the end of the last century; see nostalgic viewer photos and more!

Beyond The Powder: The Legacy Of The First Women's Cross-...

Beyond The Powder: The Legacy Of The First Women's Cross-Country Air Race

Jan. 29
By Jennifer Robinson

This film follows the 2014 Air Race Classic racers as they make their way across the country, while telling the story of the original race of 1929, also known as the Powder Puff Derby.

NOVA: The Impossible Flight

NOVA: The Impossible Flight

Jan. 29
By Jennifer Robinson

Follow two intrepid pilots as they take on the greatest aviation adventure of our time, overcoming countless challenges as they construct and fly the first solar-powered airplane around the world.

QUEEN ELIZABETH'S SECRET AGENTS

QUEEN ELIZABETH'S SECRET AGENTS

Jan. 24
By Jennifer Robinson

Uncover the secret state that helped keep Queen Elizabeth I in power for more than 40 years. During a time when Britain was divided, unstable and violent, the world’s first secret service was born.

INDEPENDENT LENS: I Am Another You

INDEPENDENT LENS: I Am Another You

Jan. 24
By Jennifer Robinson

Join Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang and Dylan, a charismatic young homeless drifter who left a comfortable home and loving family, in this mysterious cross-cultural road trip that explores of the limits and meaning of freedom.

WE'LL MEET AGAIN

WE'LL MEET AGAIN

Jan. 17
By Jennifer Robinson

Join Ann Curry for a new series featuring dramatic reunions of people whose lives crossed at pivotal moments. View history through their eyes and hear stories of heroism, hope and the forging of unbreakable bonds.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: New Orleans - Hour 1

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: New Orleans - Hour 1

Jan. 23
By Jennifer Robinson

Journey to The Big Easy for hidden treasures like a diamond bracelet and a Van Cleef & Arpels ring, Mardi Gras Comus Krewe parade float watercolors from 1892, and Keith Haring subway graffiti art from around 1980. One of these is worth up to $95,000!

Lt. Onoda's Return: The Untold Story Of A Japanese War

Lt. Onoda's Return: The Untold Story Of A Japanese War

Jan. 23
By Jennifer Robinson

This film reveals the behind-the-scenes diplomatic negotiations between Japan and the Philippines and how Lt. Onoda's homecoming, after years of living as a war straggler, was carefully orchestrated.

TIME SCANNERS: Machu Picchu

TIME SCANNERS: Machu Picchu

Jan. 23
By Jennifer Robinson

Join a team of laser-scanning experts in the Inca city to answer three main questions. How did the Inca build a city atop a mountain ridge? How were the terraces constructed? How did they supply water to the city?

SECRETS OF THE DEAD: Scanning The Pyramids

SECRETS OF THE DEAD: Scanning The Pyramids

Jan. 18
By Jennifer Robinson

Travel with the scientific team granted unprecedented access by the Egyptian government to solve a 4,500-year-old mystery: what lies within the Great Pyramid at Giza. Using non-invasive technologies, they make a historic discovery.

FRONTLINE: Exodus: The Journey Continues

FRONTLINE: Exodus: The Journey Continues

Jan. 18
By Jennifer Robinson

Hear intimate stories of refugees and migrants, caught in Europe’s tightened borders. Amid the ongoing migration crisis, the film follows personal journeys over two years, as countries become less welcoming to those seeking refuge.

Andrea Bocelli - Landmarks Live In Concert: A GREAT PERFO...

Andrea Bocelli - Landmarks Live In Concert: A GREAT PERFORMANCES Special

Jan. 17
By Jennifer Robinson

Singer Andrea Bocelli performs at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. He is joined by conductor Zubin Mehta. Come along with Bocelli and host Chad Smith as we take an up close and personal tour and of his villa in Tuscany as well as the city of Florence with mayor Dario Nardella.

INDEPENDENT LENS: The Force

INDEPENDENT LENS: The Force

Jan. 17
By Jennifer Robinson

Go deep inside the long-troubled Oakland Police Department as it struggles to confront federal demands for reform, a popular uprising following events in Ferguson, Missouri, and an explosive sex scandal.

Memory Rescue With Daniel Amen, M.D.

Memory Rescue With Daniel Amen, M.D.

Jan. 17
By Jennifer Robinson

Dr. Amen talks about how you can improve your memory and even rescue it if you think it's headed for trouble. This very simple idea to strengthen a person's memory is based on treating the 11 major risk factors that destroy brain function.

AMERICAN MASTERS: Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feelin...

AMERICAN MASTERS: Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart (on KPBS 2)

Jan. 17
By Jennifer Robinson

Award-winning filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain examines Lorraine Hansberry’s life and work using a remarkable collection of archival footage, home movies, rare photos and unpublished documents. Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” (1959) changed the face of American theater by depicting the limitations of the American dream through the lives of a black family on Chicago’s South Side.

The Painful Truth

The Painful Truth

Jan. 16
By Jennifer Robinson

What happens when lives are dramatically torn apart by chronic pain? "The Painful Truth" takes us behind the headlines of addiction and beyond the controversies of the war on opioids — and provides an intimate view of patients' frustrations, setbacks, and goals as they deal with chronic pain.

Understanding The Opioid Epidemic

Understanding The Opioid Epidemic

Jan. 16
By Jennifer Robinson

Witness stories of people and communities affected by the opioid epidemic, along with information from experts and those on the front line. Learn how the nation got into this situation and hear possible solutions and directions for dealing with the crisis.

NATURE: Arctic Wolf Pack

NATURE: Arctic Wolf Pack

Jan. 16
By Jennifer Robinson

Discover the white wolf, one of the most hardened predators on the planet, in Ellesmere Island's unforgiving ice and snow. In a fight for survival, these roaming hunters must travel far from the den to feed their cubs, putting them at risk.

City Rising

City Rising

Jan. 12
By Jennifer Robinson

“City Rising” follows the journey of California communities that are fighting gentrification and features a growing movement of advocates seeking responsible development across the state.

Some Kind Of Spark

Some Kind Of Spark

Jan. 12
By Jennifer Robinson

This documentary follows six inner-city kids (ages 8-12) from the New York area as they embark on a life-changing experience — the opportunity to study music in Juilliard’s Music Advancement Program.

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