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  • Washington Week With Gwen Ifill And National Journal

    Airs Fridays at 8 p.m. & Sundays at 10:30 a.m. on KPBS TV
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    There are just 12 days left until the 2016 election will be over. (But who's counting?) More than 12.5 million votes have already been cast in early voting states as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton continue to crisscross battleground states like Florida, Ohio and North Carolina. Clinton is also making the case for Democratic congressional candidates to bolster the party’s chances of retaking the Senate next year. In the final sprint of the 2016 campaign, we’ll get insight and analysis from: Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report; Michael Scherer of TIME Magazine; Ashley Parker of The New York Times; Anne Gearan of The Washington Post; and Reid Wilson of The Hill.

  • Bill Murray: The Mark Twain Prize

    Airs Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
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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.

  • LIVE AT THE BELLY UP: Donavon Frankenreiter

    Airs Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV
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    San Diego has long been known as a hotbed of great musical talent. What’s more, San Diego is home to one of the best music venues on the West Coast. Since 1974, the Belly Up has been featuring great local bands from the Cedros Design District. This episode features Donavon Frankenreiter and his full quiver of songs from beachy acoustic to rippin' 1970s sounding electric guitar songs.


    Airs Saturdays, Oct. 22 & 29, 2016 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
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    "JACKIE ROBINSON," is a new two-part, four-hour documentary directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon. The film tells the story of Jack Roosevelt Robinson, who rose from humble origins to break baseball’s color barrier and waged a fierce lifelong battle for first-class citizenship for all African Americans that transcends even his remarkable athletic achievements.

  • Hamilton's America

    Airs Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 at 9 p.m. & Sunday, Oct. 30 at 2:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
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    "Hamilton’s America," the documentary film that brings history to vivid life through the lens of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pop culture Broadway phenomenon "Hamilton" — winner of 11 Tony Awards® and the Pulitzer Prize — explodes onto THIRTEEN’s GREAT PERFORMANCES on PBS as the season premiere of the PBS Arts Fall Festival. Interviews with Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, Nas, Questlove, Stephen Sondheim and more.