Stories by Jennifer Robinson
Jack Davenport ("Pirates of the Caribbean," SMASH) stars as a brilliant London surgeon in 1961, when doctors were treated like gods and acted the part. Also starring in this stylish story of a dark secret amid the complexities of the sexual revolution are Zoe Boyle (DOWNTON ABBEY), Catherine Steadman (“Mansfield Park”), Iain Glen (DOWNTON ABBEY), Natasha Little (CASE HISTORIES), Oliver Chris (“Sharpe’s Challenge”), Joanna Page ("Love Actually") and Shaun Dingwall (TOUCHING EVIL).
Sample the upcoming Ken Burns documentary THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY in this exclusive PBS Preview. Patricia Clarkson hosts this behind-the-scenes look at the seven-part series, as filmmaker Burns describes how he brings the story of Theodore, Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt to life. Follow the camera crews into the grand estates and intimate cottages of the Roosevelts. Visit the studio as Burns records the voices of the stars who read the diaries, letters and contemporary accounts of this noteworthy family. And see clips from the monumental series that traces more than a century of life with, as Burns calls them, “the most influential family in American history.”
Eat your way to better health with advice from one of the nation’s leading authorities. Nutritionist and #1 New York Times best-selling author Joy Bauer offers compelling information on how specific foods can help manage, treat and in some instances even reverse common health conditions. Learn food remedies to lower cholesterol and reduce blood pressure, fight off wrinkles and promote a radiant complexion, relieve arthritis pain and boost energy, enhance brain power and protect memory — and smart secrets to losing weight and keeping it off.
A compelling departure from much of television fare, "Red Rock Serenade" takes viewers on a meditative journey through the breathtaking scenery of the American West’s iconic red rock country, including Arches, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Grand Canyon National Parks — all set to music by some of the world’s greatest classical composers, including Bach, Brahms, Chopin and Beethoven.
"Everything Comes From The Streets" features the men and women who pioneered and shaped the unique car customizing tradition of lowriding among Chicanos and Mexicans in San Diego, California, and the borderlands. The documentary tells the stories of the car craftsmen who first experimented with lowering and custom-painting cars in the 1950; later generations of lowriders who used old airplane hydraulic parts to modify their cars; and some of the first women lowriders who organized their own car clubs. This inspiring portrait of a community determined by creative self-expression and cultural preservation explores how identity and collective strength originates in the streets.
From the R&B pioneers to the teen crooners, the 1950s and early 1960s were an exciting musical time for the youth of America. In this all new MY MUSIC special, the spotlight shines on the original sounds of the American rock and pop scene with all archival footage of the hit makers in their prime. Fast songs, slow dances and the backbeat were all the rage as teenagers tuned in to their radios while they “readied for their steadies,” and went from pony tails to senior proms. The age of innocence and adolescence created rock-and-roll’s first revolution.
Break free from dieting once and for all with practical, effective advice from Dr. Joel Fuhrman, a New York Times best-selling author, leading expert and board-certified physician who specializes in the prevention and reversal of disease using nutritional solutions. The program includes cooking demonstrations; advice on staying active, vibrant and healthy later in life; and nutritional methods to prevent and even reverse obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease and more.
Get ready for "The Australian Bee Gees Show," a multimedia theatrical concert experience that takes a nostalgic trip through the legacy the Bee Gees left behind. With mesmerizing resemblance in sound and mannerisms to Barry, Maurice and Robin, the concert celebrates over four decades of the infectious music written by the brothers Gibb. The Australian Bee Gees have mastered the look, sound and personality of the adored trio, while cementing their reputation as the world's leading Bee Gees show.
Hosted by award-winning actor Stanley Tucci. After 25 years of playing one of television's greatest icons comes to an end, David Suchet attempts to unravel the mysterious appeal of the great detective Hercule Poirot. Along the way, he reveals what it has been like to play one of fiction's most enduring and enigmatic creations. In this entertaining and revealing documentary, Suchet allows the camera crew to follow him as he prepares for the emotional final days of filming on set.
Since people first settled in Alaska, water travel has been a necessity and part of life. For fifty years, a constant, stalwart and integral part of that history has been the blue and gold hulls of the Alaska Marine Highway ships. Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Alaska's Marine Highway and join residents and visitors on an adventure through the most rugged and beautiful surroundings in our country - the Last Frontier of Alaska.
A fascinating land with a hard-fought history in a complex corner of Europe, Croatia is emerging as one of Europe's top destinations. Sampling the very best of Croatia, we start by exploring the fabled Dalmatian Coast from dramatic Dubrovnik to crusty Adriatic island ports. Heading inland, we hike through Plitvice Lakes National Park and enjoy the thriving capital city Zagreb. Our Croatian finale: the Istrian Peninsula and its enchanting port town of Rovinj.
In this episode, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a Turkish favorite, Grilled Lamb Kofte, and gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals her favorite skewers. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of hummus. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making the best Tunisian-Style Grilled Vegetables.
From 1972 to 1974, the Watergate scandal was frequently a part of “The Dick Cavett Show.” In fact, Cavett was at the forefront of national TV coverage, interviewing nearly every major Watergate figure as the crisis unfolded. With exclusive access to the archive of the show, DICK CAVETT’S WATERGATE documents the scandal in the words of the people who lived it: from the botched burglary at the Democratic National Headquarters; to the must-see TV of the daily Congressional Watergate hearings; to the ongoing behind-the-scenes battle between the White House and “The Dick Cavett Show,” culminating with the resignation of President Nixon on August 9, 1974.
“The Seal Who Came Home” is the true story of Andre, a two-day-old wild harbor seal who, in 1961, was rescued from certain death by Harry Goodridge, an arborist from Rockport, Maine. Over the next 25 years, Andre and Harry established a friendship that brought Andre into the world of humans without Andre’s ever having to sacrifice his wildness.
Does sentencing a teenager to life without parole serve our society well? The United States is the only country in the world that routinely condemns children to die in prison. This is the story of one of those children, now a young man, seeking a second chance in Florida. At age 15, Kenneth Young received four consecutive life sentences for a series of armed robberies. Imprisoned for more than a decade, he believed he would die behind bars. Now a U.S. Supreme Court decision could set him free. “15 To Life: Kenneth’s Story” follows Young’s struggle for redemption, revealing a justice system with thousands of young people serving sentences intended for society’s most dangerous criminals.
In commemoration of the Giuseppe Verdi bicentennial in 2013, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform a thrilling concert of Verdi’s towering "Requiem Mass" at the Hollywood Bowl. The concert presentation features soloists Julianna Di Giacomo (soprano), Michelle DeYoung (mezzo-soprano), Vittorio Grigolo (tenor) and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo (bass).
Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Grilled Glazed Pork Tenderloin Roast. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews inexpensive chef’s knives in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Dan Souza uncovers the secrets to perfect Grilled Glazed Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts.
Rescued from flooding caused by the damming of the Zambezi River, Rupert, an orphaned black rhinoceros, was brought up in the suburban family home of wildlife vet Dr. John Condy. Rupert captured the hearts of the vet’s four young children before his eventual release into the wild. Fifty years later, the children are searching for clues to their childhood friend’s fate.
Fifteen years after first visiting Des Moines, Iowa, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW looks back on featured items to see if their value has changed. Highlights include a Rambling Mickey Mouse toy with its original box, ca. 1934; Charles Lindbergh memorabilia; and a Samuel McIntire medallion that has soared in value from $70,000-$90,000 to $200,000-$300,000.
MY WILD AFFAIR, a four-part series, reveals extraordinary stories of the bonds between humans and their animal companions, including an orphaned baby elephant, an orangutan raised as a human child, a rhinoceros raised in suburbia and a harbor seal that entered the human world but remained wild at heart. This episode tells the incredible story of Chantek, the orangutan raised as a human child on an American university campus during the 70s and 80s.
THE REAGAN PRESIDENCY, a three-part series produced by the same team behind PBS' "Herbert Hoover: Landslide," focuses on the critical domestic and foreign policy decisions President Ronald Reagan (1911-2004) made during his two terms in office. This complex, thoroughly researched portrait of the nation's 40th president covers the Iran-Contra affair, the end of the Cold War, runaway inflation and rising employment, the air traffic controller strike of 1981, the Lebanese Civil War and the invasion of Granada, among other topics.
In GREAT CONTINENTAL RAILWAY JOURNEYS, British broadcaster and journalist Michael Portillo travels on the great train routes of Europe as he retraces the journeys featured in George Bradshaw's 1913 Continental Railway Guide. Creating a stunning vision of Europe as it was a century ago, GREAT CONTINENTAL RAILWAY JOURNEYS discovers how a way of life and a landscape were changed forever when Europe went to war.
This acclaimed new production of Alexander Borodin’s operatic masterpiece, the Met’s first since 1917, stars Ildar Abdrazakov as the heroic title character, a 12th-century ruler who defended Russia against invading Polovtsian forces. Gianandrea Noseda, a specialist in Russian music, conducts a new edition of the opera — left unfinished by Borodin at the time of his death in 1887 — which has been specially created for the Met production. The cast includes Ukrainian soprano Oksana Dyka as Igor’s wife, Yaroslavna; Anita Rachvelishvili as the fiery Polovtsian princess Konchakovna; Russian tenor Sergey Semishkur as Igor’s son, Vladimir Igorevich; Mikhail Petrenko as Yaroslavna’s brother, Prince Galitsky; and Štefan Kocán as Khan Konchak, leader of the Polovtsian forces.
Back in 1999, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW visited Salt Lake City, Utah. Tune in to see what happened to the values of the items found during that trip. Highlights include Napoleonic prisoner-of-war pieces; a Mormon certificate of gratitude; and beaded Kiowa objects that previously came in at $29,000-$36,000 and now are appraised at $35,000-$40,000.
In this episode, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to Grilled Glazed Baby Back Ribs. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews charcoal grills in the Equipment Corner. Next, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the test kitchen’s tips to perfect Grilled Corn with Basil and Lemon Butter.
Maria Montessori was a woman of vision. In a remarkable life spanning eight decades, Maria Montessori, challenged convention to pioneer a radical new system of education; one which focused on the child as an independent learner and which spread to all corners of the world, affecting the schooling of millions. Her visionary method of education has helped produce some of the most creative and successful people on the planet including the founders of Amazon.com, Wikipedia and Google.
This four-part series, presented by anatomist Joy Reidenberg and veterinarian Mark Evans, examines the reproductive behaviors and biology of four species — elephants, orangutans, kangaroos and dolphins — and takes an in-depth look at how these animals find and woo the opposite sex. It also explores how they mate, give birth and raise their young in extreme environments.
Hear extraordinary stories of the bonds between humans and their animal companions, including an orphaned baby elephant, an orangutan raised as a human child, a rhinoceros raised in suburbia and a harbor seal that entered the human world but remained wild at heart. The first episode tells the heartbreaking story of Aisha, the baby elephant orphan, and Daphne Sheldrick, the woman who became her human foster parent.
The Honorable Miss Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis, "Girl With A Pearl Earring") is a thoroughly modern woman of the late 1920s operating in a mostly male world. The glamorous “lady detective” goes about her work with a pistol close at hand—and, more often than not, a male admirer even closer. To the dismay of Detective Inspector Jack Robinson (Nathan Page, "The Secret Life Of Us"), Phryne’s investigations take her through the back alleys, jazz clubs, and shady markets of Melbourne. Ignoring the dangers all around her, she seems to glide through life determined to enjoy every moment.
One of the most celebrated, beloved entertainers of the wartime era takes off from England in heavy fog, heading to France to entertain troops. His plane vanishes. Glenn Miller’s disappearance is perhaps the biggest mystery and cold case of World War II. This investigation contains a great deal of new information: Miller’s pilot was a rank novice who had never flown over the English Channel; documents from a Lancaster bomber pilot support another possible accounting of the plane’s disappearance; and a 17-year old plane spotter’s notebook answers a question that has long baffled investigators: which route did Miller’s aircraft take?
In September 2012, headline news shook the art world. A secret Leonardo da Vinci painting had been uncovered, a portrait of a younger and more beautiful Mona Lisa that predated the famous Louvre masterpiece. Now, an elite group of art historians, research physicists, restoration experts and forensic imaging specialists has gained exclusive access to analyze the painting firsthand.
Dr. Ruth Westheimer is the world's most famous sex therapist, but that is almost the least remarkable thing about here. For she has led many lives. Born to a German Jewish family in 1928, Ruth’s happy childhood was shattered when Adolf Hitler came to power and Jews were reduced to subhuman status. Her parents then made the ultimate sacrifice, sending their daughter to safety on the Kindertransport to Switzerland. They would die in the Holocaust. The fate of her parents and her pride in her Jewish roots led the orphaned Ruth to become an ardent Zionist, traveling to Palestine after the end of World War II, where she was trained as a sniper by the Jewish underground.
Fifteen years have passed since ANTIQUES ROADSHOW first visited Baltimore, Maryland. In this show, uncover some dramatic changes in the value of key appraisals. Highlights include an Edgar Allen Poe-inscribed book; a Titanic collection; and a Frederick De Wit atlas, ca. 1680, that jumped from $30,000-$50,000 to $50,000-$70,000.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW looks back at some of the items appraised in Toronto, Canada, in 1999 and how their values have fared in today’s market. Highlights include a Victorian carved oak bed; a Duiffopruggar-style violin; and a Demetre Chiparus “Starfish” bronze that first appraised for $100,000-$150,000 and is now valued at $150,000-$250,000.
THE MIND OF A CHEF combines travel, cooking, history, science, and humor into an unforgettable journey. In the first eight episodes of season two, chef Sean Brock of McCrady’s and Husk spotlights southern cooking with heritage varieties of rice, beans and grains. In the second half of the season, chef April Bloomfield of The Spotted Pig follows up with an innovative, refreshingly straightforward take on food.
It was one of the worst maritime disasters in U.S. history. Officially, the death toll was 1,500. Unofficially, the count may have been far higher. When it mysteriously exploded on April 27, 1865, the Mississippi steamboat SS Sultana was packed with Union soldiers. The war had ended that month; at every stop more and more men clamored to board the homeward-bound ship, which blew up mid-river. However, the story of the sinking quickly vanished from the papers. What really sank the Sultana? Was it Confederate sabotage?
VICIOUS tells the story of partners Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi), who have lived together in a small central London flat for nearly 50 years. Constantly picking each other apart and holding on to petty slights for decades, Freddie and Stuart are always at each other’s throats, cracking snide remarks aimed at the other’s age, appearance and flaws. However, underneath their vicious, co-dependent fighting, they have a deep love for one another.
Back in 1999, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW dropped in on Columbus, Ohio. Since then, some of the originally appraised items have soared in value, but others have sunk. Highlights include a trio of Albert Cheuret art deco clocks; a Marx “Roy Rogers” play set; and a historical collection, once owned by our nation’s first postmaster general, including a Thomas Jefferson letter previously valued at $100,000, now valued for $300,000-$350,000.
Man on the street Doc Willoughby learns about Cuban cuisine from chef Maricel Presilla of Zafra Kitchens in New York. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a perfect Cuban-Style Picadillo at home. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews tortilla presses in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to Cuban Shredded Beef.
Before Inspector Morse, there was the rookie Constable Morse, fed up with police work and ready to nip his career in the bud by handing in his resignation. That is, until a murder turned up that only he could solve. Shaun Evans (The Take, The Virgin Queen) returns for a second season as the young Endeavour Morse, before his signature red Jaguar but with his deductive powers already running in high gear.
The BAFTA-winning comedy-drama about romance and second chances returns as the reunited childhood sweethearts Celia (Anne Reid) and Alan (Derek Jacobi) plan a life together. As secrets from the past come tumbling out and family members adjust to changing relationships, can Alan and Celia find the long-awaited happiness they deserve?
Hosted by Grammy-winning musician and storyteller David Holt, "Trains Around North America" traces America's railroad history, telling the unforgettable stories of the continent's historic and scenic tourist railroads. More than just a tour, these stories capture railroads as they defined the spirit of North America, creating a new industry and re-writing transportation history.
Amelia Earhart was an aviation pioneer and female icon. Born to a privileged family in Kansas in the United States, Amelia grew up a tomboy. It was no surprise that when her father, Edwin took her to an air show, Amelia was hooked. She took numerous part time jobs, and borrowed money from her mother’s inheritance, in order to pay for flying lessons and buy her first plane. But Charles Lindberg’s record-breaking flight across the Atlantic awakened in Amelia, a daring need for adventure on a massive scale.
It’s been 15 years since ANTIQUES ROADSHOW first visited Tampa, Florida. Tune in to see how the appraised values have stood up over time. Highlights include a fork from the Hindenburg; a costume jewelry hat from around 1950; and a Louis Comfort Tiffany lamp with a “Rose Helmut” shade, ca. 1905, whose value has more than doubled since we first saw it.
America’s national Independence Day celebration will kick off the festivities for our country’s 238th birthday with an all-star salute led by our country’s favorite host, two-time Emmy Award-winning television personality Tom Bergeron (DANCING WITH THE STARS). Broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the event will feature performances by Frankie Valli, Patti LaBelle, Jordin Sparks, Michael McDonald, Sara Evans, Kendall Schmidt and Kelli O’Hara; with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly.
Man on the street Doc Willoughby visits Hi-Rise Bakery across the river in Cambridge, MA, to learn all about brioche from a pro. Then, in the test kitchen, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make No-Knead Brioche at home. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews brioche pans and tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of bacon. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the ultimate Lemon Ricotta Pancakes.
Indira Gandhi was always destined for greatness. As the first female leader of the world’s largest democracy, she inherited a country plagued by poverty, famine and social injustice. Yet Indira triumphed over her critics, transformed India into a confident independent democracy, and rose to dominate India’s political stage for nearly 20 years.
There’s no end to the number of impressive dishes you can make with pork. In this episode, Martha makes porchetta, highly seasoned roasted pork with soft, juicy meat and crisp, crackling skin. Next she demonstrates a centerpiece of her holiday table, glazed ham. Then she shows why fruit and pork have always been a harmonious combination as she makes pork and plums, using quick-cooking pork tenderloin.
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