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Stories by Jennifer Robinson

GREAT PERFORMANCES: The Hollow Crown - The Wars Of The Roses (New Series Premiere)

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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.

THE ASCENT OF WOMAN: A 10,000 YEAR STORY

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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.

ANCIENT ROADS FROM CHRIST TO CONSTANTINE (New Series Premiere)

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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.

MASTERPIECE: Sherlock: Season 4 (New Season Premiere)

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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.

Hugs And Knishes: A Celebration Of Our Jewish Food And Traditions

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.

The Healing Mind With Dr. Martin Rossman

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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.

Ric Edelman's The Truth About Retirement

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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.

Pollyanna

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Enjoy an adaptation of the children's classic novel “Pollyanna,” about the young orphan whose effortless charm captures the hearts of family, friends and strangers alike and who believes that a little positive thinking can make a big difference.

Anne Of Green Gables (2016)

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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.

Forever Painless With Miranda Esmonde-White

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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.

BrainFit: 50 Ways To Grow Your Brain With Dr. Daniel Amen & Tana Amen, RN

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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.

The Land With Jerry Apps

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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

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"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.

Lang Lang's New York Rhapsody

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Watch as internationally acclaimed pianist Lang Lang performs a love letter to New York in this LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER special, featuring music from Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Danny Elfman, Lou Reed, Alicia Keys, Don Henley and more.

Pearl Harbor - Into The Arizona

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On the eve of the 75th anniversary, join the first expedition to explore inside the USS Arizona since the date that will live in infamy, as state-of-the-art imaging technology reveals the aftermath and incredible story of the Pearl Harbor attack.

SOUNDBREAKING: I Am My Music

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From LPs to cassette tapes, CDs and MP3s, discover how listening formats determine how and where we listen, and also the ways we collect, store and share the music we love; featuring Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye, Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead.

SOUNDBREAKING: Sound And Vision

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Trace the rise of MTV and see how music videos transformed our experience of music - from David Bowie, Devo and Madonna to the Eurythmics and Nirvana. Learn how a marketing tool became an art form and a powerful mediator between artist and audience.

SOUNDBREAKING: The World Is Yours

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Meet the pioneers of hip hop and explore how sampling, the practice of borrowing fragments from existing records, created a new genre of music that took over the world, including Public Enemy, Run DMC, The Beastie Boys, Beck and more.

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs

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Get out your tissues and experience what The New York Times called "an emotional firestorm" as the award-winning television and Broadway star brings down the house with his acclaimed cabaret show. Alan Cumming performs songs that mark poignant moments in his life that were originally written or made famous by artists like Annie Lennox (“Why”), Rufus Wainwright (“Dinner at Eight”), Keane (“Somewhere Only We Know”), Billy Joel (“Goodnight Saigon”), a medley of hits by Adele, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry titled “Someone like the Edge of Firework” and more.

SOUNDBREAKING: Four On The Floor

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Charting a century’s worth of innovation and experimentation in the creation of music, SOUNDBREAKING offers a behind-the-scenes look at the birth of new sounds. In this episode, chart the progression of the beat from drum and bass to beat box and beyond — from Little Richard and James Brown to disco with the Bee Gees, EDM and Beyoncé. Witness the endless experimentation that transformed the bedrock of all music.

SOUNDBREAKING: Going Electric

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From the invention of the electric guitar to synthesized music, learn how innovators used electricity to unleash new and never-before-heard sounds. Episode 4 reveals the power of technology to continuously redefine music, from Delta blues to The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder and Devo.

Produced By George Martin

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Featuring interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and many other renowned artists, “Produced by George Martin” is an intimate portrait of the celebrated British record producer George Martin (1926-2016). While Martin was best known for his pioneering work with the Beatles, he enjoyed a long and varied career in a variety of musical genres, producing everything from orchestral music to comedy albums.

SOUNDBREAKING: The Human Instrument

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Charting a century’s worth of innovation and experimentation in the creation of music, SOUNDBREAKING offers a behind-the-scenes look at the birth of new sounds. Celebrate the most essential part of a song and the most challenging to capture –– the vocal track. Episode 3 considers the ineffable emotional quality that makes a vocal track truly great; with Adele, Amy Winehouse and Christina Aguilera.

SOUNDBREAKING: Painting With Sound

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Learn how the recording studio itself became an instrument. From the advent of magnetic tape, chart the evolution of multi-track recording and the ingenuity of artists such as the Beatles, Beach Boys, Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Mac.

BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. looks at the last 50 years of African-American history — from Stokely Carmichael to Barack Obama, James Brown to Beyoncé — charting the remarkable progress made and raising hard questions about the obstacles that remain.

SOUNDBREAKING: The Recording Artist (New Series Premiere)

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SOUNDBREAKING combines unprecedented access to some of the most celebrated music artists, producers and innovators with rare archival studio footage and an extensive musical soundtrack, to deliver a wide-ranging series on the art of music recording. In this first episode, explore the role of the record producer through profiles of some of music’s greatest producers.

GREAT PERFORMANCES Presents ‘Gypsy’

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GREAT PERFORMANCES presents Imelda Staunton as the indomitable Momma Rose in London’s hit revival of Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical “Gypsy” about stripper Gypsy Rose Lee’s rise to fame. With Peter Davison and Lara Pulver.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Junk in the Trunk 6

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Travel to all six cities of the season 20 tour for never-before-aired appraisals, including a Ty Cobb game-used baseball bat, 18th and 19th-century nephrite belt buckles and zodiac figure, and a 1942 Lynn Bogue Hunt painting. What's the top find?

San Diego Opera Presents 'Soldier Songs'

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This is a live broadcast! Gripping and realistic, “Soldier Songs” traces the shift in perception of war from the age of 6 to the age of 66. We follow the lead character through the phases of life from boy to man: playing war games and violent video games as a youth, enlisting and serving in the military, the real-life horrors of war and a father whose worst fears are realized with the news of the death of his son.

Beyond The Divide

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In "Beyond The Divide," audiences discover how a small-town art crime sparks furious passion and reignites animosity left unresolved since the Vietnam War. In this character-driven film surrounded by the natural beauty of Montana, veteran Dan Gallagher and peace advocate Betsy Mulligan-Dague demonstrate how compassion, respect and courage can heal old wounds and build a path to peace.

Music & Might: An International Military Spectacular

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"Music & Might: An International Military Spectacular 2016," is a new one-hour special featuring General Colin Powell in a moving tribute to our nation’s military and our allies. This broadcast features over 1,300 performers from eight nations sharing their unique culture and pride in an internationally diverse spectacle.

Military Medicine: Beyond The Battlefield

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Learn about military medical advances and technology, from the battlefield to the return home. Hear the personal stories of physicians, scientists, active duty military personnel, wounded warriors and their families. ABC News Correspondent Bob Woodruff, who was critically injured while covering the War in Iraq in 2006 and was saved by the advances in military medical care, brings his personal understanding of the issues to his role as host and correspondent of the special.

PBS NEWSHOUR Election Night Coverage 2016

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Watch live coverage of election results with co-anchors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff and Mark Shields, David Brooks, Amy Walter and Andra Gillespie. John Yang and Lisa Desjardins report from the Clinton and Trump campaign headquarters, respectively.

LINCOLN CENTER AT THE MOVIES Presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

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Join LINCOLN CENTER AT THE MOVIES as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre showcases its spectacular range, diversity and artistry in this special presentation, which includes the company's signature work, Revelations, along with three other pieces.

USO - For The Troops

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Examine the ways the USO has lifted the spirits of American service personnel for more than 75 years. See how the organization keeps military men and women connected to country, home, family and hope, abroad and on the home front.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Celebrating Asian-Pacific Heritage

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Travel with ROADSHOW as it turns the spotlight on incredible items with Asian and Pacific Islands origins, including a Hawaiian kou bowl, a Ghandi presentation spinning wheel and an 1888 Joesph Nawahi painting. Which is valued at $250,000-$300,000?

NOVA: Treasures Of The Earth: Power

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Drill down to discover the treasures beneath our feet that power our world. Fossil fuels — coal, oil, and natural gas — powered the industrial revolution and allowed us to build a way of life that many cherish today. Personal cars, planes, lights, hot showers – all of these are gifts from our fossil fuels… but they have a dirty dark side in that they are polluting the planet. What is it about these natural resources that has allowed them to fuel our civilization?

NOVA: Treasures Of The Earth: Metals

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From the perfect ring of a bronze bell to the awe-striking steel construction of Beijing’s “Bird’s Nest” stadium, how have humans perfected metalworking? And how have metals enabled our modern hi-tech world? Explore the science of metals with chemists and engineers as they literally test the mettle of metals and investigate how these remarkable materials have ushered humanity from the Stone Age to the stars.

NOVA: Treasures Of The Earth: Gems

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They grace the crowns of royalty, sharpen weapons of war, and both power and pollute our cities. They are Earth’s natural resources: treasures in the forms of stunning gems that we hold dear, metals that have altered the course of civilizations, and fuels that drive our modern world. TREASURES OF EARTH "Gems" (November 2), "Metals" (November 9), and "Power" (November 16), is a three-part series that will take us on a journey deep inside Earth to uncover the mysteries of how these treasures were created, and to explore how they have allowed humankind to progress and build our great civilizations.

NATURE: The Story Of Cats

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This two-part series chronicles the 11 million year history of how the most widespread carnivore on the planet evolved, from their roots in ancient rainforests to today’s popular house cat. The latest discoveries by scientists studying their physiology and behaviors are also incorporated into the series.

SUFFRAGETTES FOREVER! THE STORY OF WOMEN AND POWER

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In the provocative three-part series SUFFRAGETTES FOREVER! THE STORY OF WOMEN AND POWER, professor Amanda Vickery examines the lengthy struggle for women’s rights in Britain. While the Edwardian suffragettes won the vote, Vickery reveals that they were part of a much longer battle that began in the 18th century.

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Battle Of Chosin

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Revisit this pivotal 1950 Korean War battle through the eyewitness accounts of participants. A harrowing story of bloody combat and heroic survival in the first major military clash of the Cold War. "The Battle Of Chosin" is a testament to the courage of the men who fought and survived and explores the conflict in the context of its significance.

RICK STEVES' EUROPE: Bulgaria

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Bulgaria, so mysterious to most Americans, has a vivid identity as a crossroads of the Balkans. Rick traces the country's complex history, from ancient Thracian tombs to medieval Orthodox Christian monasteries to Soviet monuments. And he enjoys an intimate taste of contemporary culture: the yellow brick road of Sofia; the gregarious craftspeople of the medieval capital, Veliko Tarnovo; and the thriving pedestrian zones of cosmopolitan Plovdiv.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Mansion Masterpieces

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Watch as history meets fantasy with treasures fit for a period costume drama, including a 1907 Robert Henri oil painting, a late 16th-century diamond marriage jewel and an English giltwood cabinet-on-stand. Which is now valued at $500,000-$700,000? Part human adventure, part history lesson, and part treasure hunt, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW marks its 20th season in 2016.

POV: What Tomorrow Brings

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Go inside the very first girls' school in a small Afghan village. Never before have fathers allowed their daughters to be educated. Now the Taliban threatens. As they learn to read and write, the girls discover the lives they dream of leading.

Bill Murray: The Mark Twain Prize

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This October, The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor salutes Bill Murray. Recorded at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 23, 2016, the special features a star-studded cast of Murray’s friends and colleagues including top entertainers and comedians such as Dan Aykroyd, Aziz Ansari, Roy Blount, Jr., Bill Hader, Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman, Brian Doyle Murray, Paul Shaffer and Sigourney Weaver. The evening pays tribute to the humor and accomplishments of the comedy icon.

SECRETS OF THE DEAD: After Stonehenge

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On the edge of Must Farm Quarry in an area southeast of Britain known as the Fens, archaeologists are uncovering the charred remains of a 3,000-year-old English settlement. “After Stonehenge” follows a team of archeologists, scientists, historians and specialists, as they shed new light on the ancient history of the western world. The experts have less than a year to save the site before the quarry drains.

NATURE: Giraffes: Africa's Gentle Giants

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What does it take to relocate a herd of wild giraffes in Africa? One man, his family, and a band of enthusiastic helpers are about to find out. Their journey will take them across the wild heart of Uganda, crossing the mighty Nile River. The size of this operation cannot be underestimated, particularly when your cargo is so precious. That's because these are no ordinary giraffes, they are in fact the world's rarest. Any mistake could be costly, not only for the giraffes being moved but also for an entire species.

GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: Elektra

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Richard Strauss' blazing tragedy is presented in the late Patrice Chereau's production, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, with Nina Stemme as the vengeful princess and Waltraud Meier, Adrianne Pieczonka, Eric Owens and Burkhard Ulrich. Soprano Renée Fleming hosts the broadcast.

AMERICAN MASTERS: Norman Lear: Just Another Version Of You

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Largely responsible for the explosion of bold American television in the 1970s, writer/producer Norman Lear’s name is synonymous with the sitcom. With unprecedented access to Lear, his work and his massive personal archives, the film combines stories from his turbulent childhood and early career with his groundbreaking TV success (ALL IN THE FAMILY, THE JEFFERSONS, GOOD TIMES, MAUDE) and social activism.

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