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  • GREAT PERFORMANCES: Andrea Bocelli: Cinema

    Airs Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
    Lead photo GREAT PERFORMANCES: Andrea Bocelli: Cinema

    From the internationally famous Dolby Theater in the heart of Hollywood, Andrea Bocelli pays musical tribute to the silver screen in a lush concert of beloved songs from the movies. Joined by Grammy- winning producer David Foster, the renowned tenor performs memorable favorites from blockbuster classics including “The Godfather,” “Scent of a Woman,” “Dr. Zhivago,” “Once Upon a Time in America,” “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and many more.

  • The Power Of Purpose

    Airs Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015 at 7 a.m. & Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV
    Lead photo The Power Of Purpose

    Using wisdom, down-to-earth directness and masterful storytelling, renowned life coach and best-selling author Richard Leider reveals the importance of identifying our individual purpose in "The Power Of Purpose With Richard Leider." Purpose provides lives with meaning, and Leider shows how understanding and acting upon our purpose is key to happiness and ultimate fulfillment. With great insight, Leider illuminates how purpose changes at points throughout our lives, including later in life, and offers a practical guide on how to determine our purpose at each of these critical transitions.

  • Pete Townshend's Classic Quadrophenia

    Airs Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
    Lead photo Pete Townshend's Classic Quadrophenia

    As a leading icon of the British music revolution of the 1960s, Pete Townshend made his name by creating the power chord, smashing guitars onstage, and penning anthems of teenage rebellion like “My Generation.” Now, at 70 years old and half a century after he penned the archetypal rock lyric “Hope I die before I get old,” Townshend has created a “classical” version of one of The Who’s landmark albums – “Quadrophenia” – for a symphony orchestra, opera singer and choir.

  • Giada Valenti: From Venice With Love

    Airs Saturday, Nov, 28, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
    Lead photo Giada Valenti: From Venice With Love

    Celebrate the romance and passion of Venice with soulful interpretations of love songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s from the Italian songstress. Backed by a 26-piece orchestra, Giada performs in a spectacular setting that recalls her magical hometown.

  • The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross

    Airs Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015 from 6 p.m. - 12 a.m. & Sunday, Nov. 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on KPBS TV
    Lead photo The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross

    This six-hour series chronicles the full sweep of African-American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent through more than four centuries of remarkable historic events up to the present. Presented and written by Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the series draws on some of America’s top historians and heretofore untapped primary sources, guiding viewers on an engaging journey across two continents to shed new light on the experience of being African American. Among those interviewed are Kathleen Cleaver, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Congressman John Lewis, civil rights activist Diane Nash and more.