Stories by Jennifer Robinson
In this inspiring new lifestyle series from New Zealand, celebrity cook, food writer and author Annabel Langbein invites viewers to her idyllic lakeside cabin on the scenic shores of Lake Wanaka, where she creates simple, healthy and delicious meals for family and friends. The self-taught cook, with more than 20 years of experience working in professional kitchens, stays true to her philosophy that quality, natural ingredients need little in the way of fussy preparation. In the first episode, Langbein cooks a Middle Eastern-inspired alfresco lunch for the grape pickers at Mt. Maude vineyard in New Zealand's Central Otago.
Filmed at the historic Warner Theater in Washington, D.C., this program honors recipients of the 28th annual Hispanic Heritage Awards. The legendary Rita Moreno will host this special evening which is the country's highest award paying tribute to Latinos by Latinos. The evening includes live performances and appearances by some of the country's most celebrated Hispanic artists.
World-class drummer and percussionist Sheila E. hosts a concert special that showcases award-winning Latin artists and a 37-piece orchestra performing Latin-infused arrangements of the songs on Tony Succar’s album "Unity: The Latin Tribute To Michael Jackson." The concert features 10 songs that inspired musicians from all over Latin America to come together to celebrate and reimagine hits such as “Smooth Criminal,” “I Want You Back” and “Billie Jean.” On its release in April 2015, the album topped the Amazon Latin World Music Charts, the iTunes World Music Charts and the Billboard Tropical Charts at #1. Produced by Unity Entertainment Corporation and Oregon Public Broadcasting in association with Universal Music Classics.
Explore the science behind the headlines in PBS’ premier science series. A 3,700-year-old inscribed clay tablet reveals a surprising new version of the Biblical flood story, complete with how-to instructions for assembling an ark. Following the directions, expert boat builders assemble and launch a massive reed boat in this episode of NOVA.
This is the unique story of flightless birds. They say a bird is three things - feathers, flight and song. But what happens when you're a bird who can't fly, who can't sing, and whose feathers are closer to fluff? Is this an evolutionary joke? Flightless birds include ostriches, emus, rheas, cassowaries and kiwis, and, interestingly, all have evolved independent of each other on different continents.
This is the true story of Malcolm Webster, a nurse by profession and, on the surface, a perfect gentleman: well-spoken, personable and charming. He’s also a spendthrift and killer. He marries, and then attempts to kill, a succession of women to cash in their life insurance policies. This is a three-part series.
Specialists from the country's leading auction houses and independent dealers from across the nation travel throughout the United States offering free appraisals of antiques and collectibles. Journey to Albuquerque for finds such as a 1969 Jasper Johns flag print, a 1939 inscribed "Pinocchio" book, and an Imperial jade snuff bottle. Find out which is appraised for $50,000-$60,000! Take a trip to the Museum of International Folk Art.
Samantha Bond (DOWNTON ABBEY) and Francesca Annis (RECKLESS) head an extraordinary cast in a moving drama about women in an English village facing the onset of World War II. Calm, fortitude, and creativity are the watchwords on HOME FIRES, airing in six inspiring episodes on MASTERPIECE, Sundays, October 4 – November 8, 2015 on PBS. Bond plays forward-thinking Frances Barden, a born leader with a stubborn streak, while Annis is her antagonist, Joyce Cameron, obsessed with class and tradition. The two are bitter rivals for control of the local Women’s Institute, a nationwide service organization.
Journey with Phil Rosenthal, creator of the TV hit EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, as he learns from the chefs, vendors, culinary leaders and style-setters who keep their communities’ traditions alive and create new ones. In the second episode, join Phil as he revisits this food mecca. Sit down with him as he feasts on a home-cooked meal at chef Nancy Silverton’s Umbrian home and indulges his inner caveman, roasting gargantuan steaks over hot flames and serving them up “barbarian style.”
"American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen" is a public media initiative - supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting - to help students stay on the path to on-time high school graduation and future success. "American Graduate Day 2015" is a full-day broadcast and outreach event dedicated to engaging our country around the dropout crisis with special celebrity guests, relevant spokespeople and compelling stories from the students themselves.
The two-hour film is an exploration of the remarkable life and groundbreaking ideas of biologist E.O Wilson, founder of the discipline of sociobiology, world authority on insects and Pulitzer-prize winning writer on the subject of human nature. In Wilson, we see an endearing personality who is one of the great scientists and thinkers of our time.
“The Mobile Revolution” tells the story of the technological transformation that created today's constantly connected world. This engaging documentary features interviews with professors, journalists, and cultural anthropologists, as well as a firsthand account from the man who made the first mobile phone call in 1973 — Martin Cooper, general manager of Motorola from 1954-1983.
For some 25 years, FRONTLINE producer Ken Dornstein has been haunted by the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland—the terrorist act that killed 270 people, including his older brother David. Now, in this emotional and suspenseful three-part serial, Dornstein sets out to find the men responsible for one of the worst attacks on Americans before 9/11.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW cameras watch as owners recount tales of family heirlooms, yard sale bargains and long-neglected items salvaged from attics and basements, while experts reveal the fascinating truths about these finds. Discover the treasures of Albuquerque, including a 1969 Woodstock jacket and program, a silk wedding gown, ca. 1875, and a Jane Peterson oil The Answer, ca. 1925. Which is valued at $300,000? And visit the International Balloon Museum.
Journey with Phil Rosenthal, creator of the TV hit EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, as he learns from the chefs, vendors, culinary leaders and style-setters who keep their communities’ traditions alive and create new ones. Rosenthal visits kitchens on and off the well-worn gastronomic path, leading viewers from one of the least expensive Michelin-starred restaurants in Asia to a Los Angeles bakery training former gang members. In the first episode, follow Phil in his search for the most delicious ramen, the sushi of his dreams and anything else that makes Tokyo a global culinary capital.
JACQUES PÉPIN: HEART & SOUL is not just another series showcasing Jacques, his delicious recipes or his amazing technique. This is his last full series which will be his most personal yet featuring never-before-seen footage of his life. HEART & SOUL will highlight Pépin's 60 years in the kitchen which includes his apprenticeship as a 13-year-old cooking in some of Paris' most revered establishments such as Meurice and Plaza Athenée and cooking for French President Charles DeGaulle. It will also touch upon a key period in Pépin's life when he crossed the Atlantic and entered the kitchens of New York at Le Pavillon and his 10 years as director of research at Howard Johnson's.
This documentary features intimate interviews with Madeleine Albright, Gloria Allred, Laurie Anderson, Sara Blakely, Margaret Cho, Edie Falco, Elizabeth Holmes, Betsey Johnson, Alicia Keys, Aimee Mullins, Nancy Pelosi, Rosie Perez, Shonda Rhimes, Wendy Williams and Nia Wordlaw. All trailblazers in their respective fields, these women share their experiences struggling against discrimination and overcoming challenges to make their voices heard and their influence felt.
Explore the science behind the headlines in PBS’ premier science series. Unravel the greatest mystery in Arctic exploration: 160 years ago, the Franklin Expedition to chart the Northwest Passage vanished. Now, a Canadian team discovers one of Franklin’s lost ships—a vital clue to the fate of the ill-starred expedition.
Growing up in the wild is always rough – and young animals rely on their parents to protect and nurture them through the dangerous early phase of life. But how do young animals survive when they’ve lost their mothers? This heartwarming and emotional series follows the work of animal rescue centers around the world and introduces the extraordinary people who have devoted their lives to helping all sorts of wild orphans get back on their feet. It follows the different stages of caring for these little heroes, from rescuing and tending to young babies in the early stages of life, to teaching them how to look after themselves, and finally looking to the future when, hopefully, they will one day be released back into the wild.
Julie Walters stars as the glamorous doyenne of an English social club in the twilight era of British rule in India. Set in a subtropical paradise, INDIAN SUMMERS, a 9-part series, explores the collision of the high-living English ruling class with the local people agitating for Indian independence. As the drama unfolds, the two sides alternately clash and merge in an intricate game of power, politics and passion.
“Cutie And The Boxer” is a love story, an art story, a family story and a New York City story — all of them weird, funny and a little heartbreaking. It’s a Japanese story, too. As a young artist in Tokyo in the 1960s, Ushio Shinohara was a rowdy avant-garde painter destined for fame and fortune. Seeking international recognition, he moved to New York City in 1969. Four years later, at age 41, he met 19-year-old Noriko, who had made her own journey from rural Japan to New York in pursuit of her artistic ambitions. The stage was set for love and art to blossom. But something went awry on the road to a bright future.
The fourth season of PATI'S MEXICAN TABLE continues its exploration of the simple, approachable, mouth-watering dishes and ingredients that fuel chef and cookbook author Pati Jinich's cuisine. In this episode, Pati is throwing a picnic for family and friends in her backyard. She’ll make some of her favorite “picnic foods” and serve everyone outside picnic-style. It also happens to be her husband Dany’s birthday, so a big surprise is in store!
Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique is one of Africa’s greatest wildlife restoration stories, living proof that nature can recover from near collapse, so long as humans protect it and help it to heal. In GORONGOSA PARK: REBIRTH OF PARADISE, airing Tuesdays, September 22 to October 6 on PBS, viewers will join Emmy-winning filmmaker Bob Poole on an incredible adventure exploring Gorongosa, as “rewilding” efforts are made to restore populations of magnificent creatures after a civil war nearly destroyed the park.
Martha Stewart shares the best baking tips and techniques, giving you the confidence to create delectable baked goods—from scratch—in your own kitchen. In this episode, join Martha as she shares four of her favorites: lemon bundt cake, Devil’s bundt cake, whipped cream cake, and applesauce spice cake — each perfect for any celebration.
Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Slow-Roasted Bone-in Pork Rib Roast. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for freezer storage bags in the Equipment Corner. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite kitchen gadgets. Finally, test cook Dan Souza uncovers the secrets to making the best Roasted Butternut Squash with Browned Butter and Hazelnuts.
AMERICAN MASTERS series and Latino Public Broadcasting’s VOCES series join forces for the first time to explore the life and work of photographer Pedro E. Guerrero (September 5, 1917-September 13, 2012), a Mexican American, born and raised in segregated Mesa, Arizona, who had an extraordinary international photography career. AMERICAN MASTERS ”Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey” premieres Friday, September 18 on PBS during National Hispanic Heritage Month.
Using first-hand interviews with friends, contemporaries and students, the documentary "Pope Francis – The Sinner" explores how an Argentinian Jesuit and self-described “sinner” named Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the most powerful figure in Catholicism, and how he is working to modernize a church in crisis.
“America After Charleston” is a one-hour town hall meeting that aims to explore the many issues propelled into public discourse after a white gunman shot and killed nine African-American parishioners in Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June 2015. Gwen Ifill, PBS NEWSHOUR co-anchor and managing editor, and moderator and managing editor of WASHINGTON WEEK, will moderate the special broadcast.
NOVA and National Geographic present exclusive access to a unique discovery of ancient remains. Located in an almost inaccessible chamber deep in a South African cave, the site required recruiting a special team of experts slender enough to wriggle down a vertical, pitch-dark, seven inch-wide passage. Most fossil discoveries of human relatives consist of just a handful of bones. But down in this hidden chamber, the team uncovered an unprecedented trove—so far, over 1,500 bones—with the potential to rewrite the story of our origins.
Narrated by Meryl Streep, the documentary "Out Of Print" illuminates the turbulent, exciting, and somewhat controversial evolutionary journey of the written word in the digital age. Is the book as we know it dead? Is this question relevant in our always-on, digital world? The film sets out on a quest to find out what the written word, physical books, and the privilege of instant access to information at any time mean to us both as individuals and as a society.
Follow Jim Henson’s career, from his early television work with the Muppets in the 1950s to his commercial work and network appearances, his breakthrough with SESAME STREET and “The Muppet Show,” his fantasy films and his sudden death in 1990. Frank Oz shares memories of his friendship and collaboration with Henson, as well as Children's Television Workshop founder Joan Ganz Cooney.
Meet the students in Christian Zingg’s integration class, who arrived in Switzerland via planes, trains and automobiles—even rubber boats. Separated from families and many traumatized by what happened in their home countries, these young émigrés from Afghanistan, Cameroon, Serbia and Venezuela already have long and arduous journeys behind them. As part of an effort to preserve its national identity, Switzerland—a country with four official languages and a large number of foreign residents—established a policy of integrating asylum seekers into the country by teaching shared values and tolerance.
Walt Disney was uniquely adept at art as well as commerce, a master filmmaker who harnessed the power of technology and storytelling. This new two-part, four-hour film examines Disney’s complex life and enduring legacy, featuring rare archival footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from some of his greatest films, and interviews with biographers, animators and artists who worked on early films, including "Snow White," and the designers who helped turn his dream of Disneyland into reality.
This year, the tent welcomes a baker’s dozen to the battle to be named the U.K.’s best amateur baker. Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins coax them through their Signature, Technical and Showstopper challenges, under the scrutiny of judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. With 13 bakers—from space engineer to student, teacher to dentist, psychologist to carpenter—Mary and Paul may decide at any time to banish not one but two bakers. After 10 weeks of whisking, crimping and piping, only one can emerge victorious.
Enjoy a three-part series that profiles key figures in history by using their most memorable quotes to frame their life stories. The films follow Queen Elizabeth II, Muhammad Ali and Jim Henson. In this episode, follow Muhammad Ali’s path from a gym in Louisville to boxing successes, conversion to Islam, opposition to the draft, exile from the ring, comeback fights, Parkinson’s disease and his inspirational re-emergence at the Atlanta Olympics.
On a street in Manila, during the final days of World War II, a man stands devastated, holding the dead body of his baby daughter. This man was Elpidio Quirino, who would later become President of the Philippines. In the Battle of Manila, a fierce battle between Japan and the United States which resulted in 100 thousand civilian casualties, he lost his wife and three of his children. He hated the Japanese. Yet, eight years later, as President he would make a remarkable decision to grant pardons to Japanese war criminals held in the Philippines, sending them home to Japan. Why did Quirino do this against the strong wave of opposition?
Learn to create the finest desserts and goodies in your own home. In this episode, discover how Martha takes traditional baked Alaska to new heights with a double dose of chocolate. Learn the technique for creating the warm chocolate center in the chocolate cake on the menu at your favorite restaurant. Plus, a chocolate cream pie with caramel whipped cream topping that is sure to make your guests swoon.
The character-driven docu-series takes viewers inside the life and kitchen of acclaimed chef Vivian Howard and her restaurants located in the low country of eastern North Carolina. Season three of A CHEF’S LIFE finds Vivian, with husband Ben Knight and her twin children by her side, blending and balancing the high stakes of managing two restaurants, writing a new cookbook and tackling a family reunion feast, all while the farm-to-table chef’s plate is packed with food festivals and competitions.
Martin Clunes (DOC MARTIN) stars as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, in a three-part MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! adaptation of a novel by Julian Barnes based on an actual event. Outraged by injustice to an Anglo-Indian solicitor, Doyle uses the methods of his own fictional detective to get at the truth. Also starring are Arsher Ali (THE MISSING) Charles Edwards (DOWNTON ABBEY), Hattie Morahan (THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE), and Art Malik (THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN).
“It’s not about what we went through in ten years; it’s about the fact I’m here ten years after, and I can still celebrate and be happy,” said Robert Green. He is a lifelong resident of New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward, who lost his home, and family members in the floodwaters which followed Hurricane Katrina. He is one of the people Louisiana Public Broadcasting will introduce you to in their new documentary “Katrina Ten Years After: A Second Life, A Second Chance,” premiering nationwide on PBS stations around the country.
In light of the conflict in the Middle East and drastic increase in hostility and persecution over the past 10-15 years, thousands of Chaldeans have fled Iraq and are now seeking refuge in the United States. Over the past 30 years they have arrived impoverished and traumatized; and, today, over 400 Chaldeans reside in the City of El Cajon, California. This documentary chronicles the experience of several Chaldean high school students as they assimilate to life in the U.S. and exercise their right to become civically engaged in their community.
Featuring brutally candid testimony, “The Storm Makers” is a chilling exposé of Cambodia’s human trafficking underworld and an eye-opening look at the complex cycle of poverty, despair and greed that fuels this brutal modern slave trade. More than half a million Cambodians work abroad and a staggering third of these have been sold as slaves. Most are young women, held prisoner and forced to work in horrific conditions, sometimes as prostitutes, in Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan.
In this new season of MISS FISHER'S MURDER MYSTERIES, viewers will delve into Phryne's closet for a surprise or two - both of the late 1920s couturier variety (upholding her reputation for style and elegance) but, also of the family skeleton variety! This time around, her father arriving unexpectedly—in trouble and in need of cash—unravels long buried secrets, grows our onscreen ensemble and challenges Phryne's usual composure. While Miss Fisher is as daring and playful as ever—mounting gun fights with the mafia, climbing tall buildings to rescue the helpless, performing death defying feats of escapology and battling villains down back alleys—the overarching story attached to her father sheds fascinating new light on our lead.
Christopher Kimball and the cast of AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN use a common-sense, practical approach to solve everyday cooking problems and save viewers time and money. In this episode, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to Easy Sandwich Bread. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of artisanal cream cheese. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite kitchen gadgets. And finally, test cook Becky Hays shows Chris how to make the best Zucchini Bread.
Examine the significance of the royal wardrobes of English monarchs over the last 400 years with Dr. Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces. Learn why most kings and queens have carefully choreographed every aspect of their apparel and why, for those who haven’t, the consequences have sometimes been calamitous.
Enjoy a three-part series that profiles key figures in history by using their most memorable quotes to frame their life stories. The films follow Queen Elizabeth II, Muhammad Ali and Jim Henson. In the first episode, follow Queen Elizabeth II’s remarkable life, from her youth to her uncle’s abdication, her father’s coronation as King George VI, her experience during World War II, her sudden ascension to the throne and her eventful reign of more than 60 years.
Join scientists, animal behaviorists and other experts in a live TV broadcast to view the once endangered, now thriving ecosystem of Monterey Bay, California, where nature’s most charismatic marine creatures gather to feed on an abundance of food. Follow migrating whales, sharks and various birds as they join sea otters, sea lions and other species that live full-time in Monterey Bay. Watch reports from Monterey Aquarium and NOAA research vessels and get facts about humpback whale anatomy. Follow the team on the water and in the sky as they search for the giant of the sea: the blue whale. Venture inside the whale with Dr. Reidenberg, and join Dr. M. Sanjayan on an incredible journey to get up close and personal with these giants of the deep.
Set in the deceptively idyllic fictional English county of Midsomer, the suspenseful drama MIDSOMER MURDERS is based on the popular novels of Caroline Graham. 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.
Matt VanDyke was a recent grad with a love of video games and action movies when he decided to embark on a “crash course in manhood.” With a motorcycle and a video camera, he set off on a life-changing 35,000-mile odyssey across North Africa and the Middle East that led to his participation in the 2011 Libyan revolution against Muammar Gaddafi and six-month imprisonment in Libya. As VanDyke worked to reshape himself, he also helped create a stunning portrait of how the ever-present cameras in our “selfie society” not only record our lives, but also craft who we become.
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