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Airs Monday, July 25 - Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 5 p.m. on KPBS TV
Tune in for gavel-to-gavel primetime coverage of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. PBS NEWSHOUR coverage will be co-hosted by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff. NPR host Rachel Martin will report inside the hall with NEWSHOUR’s Lisa Desjardins and John Yang and NPR’s Sue Davis. Ifill and Woodruff will also be joined by NPR’s Mara Liaisson, Ron Elving and Domenico Montenaro and NEWSHOUR regular contributors including syndicated columnist Mark Shields, New York Times columnist David Brooks and Cook Political Report’s Amy Walter. Coverage will extend online and on social, to include live streaming of stage speeches and floor interviews.
Airs Monday, July 25, 2016 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV
Highlights include an 18th-century Chinese cinnabar lacquer box that was originally created as gift wrapping and is appraised for $40,000 to $60,000; a collection of wanted posters found in southern California hotel ledgers, ca. 1900, featuring a Butch Cassidy wanted circular; and a shadow box attributed to Joseph Cornell that was found in the trash by the owner’s father and could fluctuate in value from $100 to $150,000, depending on authentication.
Airs Monday, July 25, 2016 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
In the tradition of great house documentaries, “Ballyfin: A Portrait Of An Irish Country House” is a new special featuring an eye-popping Irish estate with nearly 200 years of fascinating history. In 1823, twenty years before the Great Famine that ravaged Ireland and twenty years after the Act of Union that transformed the fractious relationship between Ireland and Great Britain, an Anglo-Irish aristocrat built a magnificent mansion. For 100 years, it was a family home until WWI and Ireland's own Civil War ended their way of life, as we all saw unfold on DOWNTON ABBEY.
Airs Monday, July 25, 2016 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV
Chateau Carolands was built by one of the richest women in the world to be her ultimate dream home, but nothing went as planned. Once the most fabulous house west of the Mississippi, now a foundation, the story of the rise and fall and rise of Chateau Carolands is a dramatic tale of wealth and ruin, love and loss, art and architecture – with a murder, a porno film, and a couple of earthquakes along the way. It all ends happily, with a multi-million dollar restoration of the Chateau, more grand and glorious now than it ever had been. See how this unique historic architectural masterpiece has come to be preserved for decades to come.
Airs Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 9-10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
Dive deep into the real stories that shape urban American. Filmed entirely in one 24-hour period, thousands of filmmakers capture joys and struggles, begging the question: What is the future of the American city? An investigation, prompted by 10 questions, brings together voices of experts and everyday people. From city mayors to homeless citizens, learn from a unique community investigation.