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  • AMERICAN MASTERS: Bing Crosby Rediscovered

    Airs Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 at 10 p.m. & Friday, Dec. 26 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
    Lead photo AMERICAN MASTERS: Bing Crosby Rediscovered

    Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903-October 14, 1977) was, without doubt, the most popular and influential multimedia star of the first half of the 20th century. For more than three decades, through radio, film, television and records, he reigned supreme. Crosby’s estate, HLC Properties, Ltd., granted AMERICAN MASTERS unprecedented access to the entertainer’s personal and professional archives, including never-before-seen home movies, Dictabelt recordings, photos and more. Narrated by Stanley Tucci, the film features new interviews with all surviving members of Crosby’s immediate family — wife Kathryn, daughter Mary and sons Harry and Nathaniel.

  • LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN: Jason Mraz

    Airs Friday, December 26, 2014 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV
    Lead photo LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN: Jason Mraz

    Historic Los Angeles theater Royce Hall, located on the UCLA campus, provided a spectacular backdrop for Jason Mraz's taping of LIVE FROM THE ARTIST'S DEN. Accompanied by the four members of LA folk-rock band Raining Jane, Mraz revisited old favorites like "Hello, You Beautiful Thing" and "I Won't Give Up" and previewed new material from his upcoming album "YES!."

  • COOK’S COUNTRY: New Orleans Shrimp And Creamy Grits

    Airs Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV
    Lead photo COOK’S COUNTRY: New Orleans Shrimp And Creamy Grits

    Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp right at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of pepper jack cheese. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the steps to perfect creamy cheese Grits. And finally, Chris uncovers the secrets behind the best Baked Macaroni and cheese.

  • MASTERPIECE CLASSIC: Downton Abbey: Season 4

    Airs Sundays, Dec. 28, 2014 from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. & Jan. 4, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. on KPBS TV
    Lead photo MASTERPIECE CLASSIC: Downton Abbey: Season 4

    KPBS will rebroadcast season 4 leading up to the premiere of season 5 on January 4, 2015 at 9 p.m. Season 4 of the international hit finds aristocrats coping with last season’s shocking finale. Change is in the air as three generations of the Crawley family have conflicting interests in the estate. Paul Giamatti makes an appearance alongside the beloved returning ensemble, including Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Joanne Froggatt, guest star Shirley MacLaine and many others. KPBS will rebroadcast season 4 leading up to the premiere of season 5 on January 4, 2015 at 9 p.m.

  • AGATHA CHRISTIE'S POIROT: Season 13

    Airs Sundays, December 14 - 28, 2014 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
    Lead photo AGATHA CHRISTIE'S POIROT: Season 13

    In season 13, David Suchet returns in his signature role as suave Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot in three mysteries: "Elephants Can Remember," "The Labours Of Hercules" and "Curtain: Poirot's Last Case," based on the novels by Agatha Christie. Whether he's on holiday abroad, taking a countryside break or simply going about his business near his central London home, Poirot finds himself exercising his "little grey cells" by helping police investigate crimes and murders, whether they ask for his help or not.