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  • GENEALOGY ROADSHOW: Season 3: Los Angeles

    Airs Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV
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    A team of genealogists uncovers fascinating family stories at Los Angeles Union Station. A woman questions her family’s connection to the legendary Hollywood hot-spot, Schwabb’s Pharmacy; another seeks a connection to one of the first African-American college graduates; a woman’s family tree is wrapped in a genealogical web that has captivated the Roadshow team for years; one man’s ancestor lived in the right places at the right times, finding himself connected to historic events and iconic companies; and a woman discovers a scoundrel in her family tree.


    Airs Tuesdays, June 21 - July 5, 2016 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
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    THE GREEKS, the highly anticipated new three-part miniseries tracing the innovations and legacy of an extraordinary people, airs nationally on PBS, starting June 21, 2016. In this landmark event from National Geographic Studios, historians and archaeologists, actors and athletes, scientists and artists launch a groundbreaking exploration of the ancient Greeks’ journey — not just to better understand their past, but to discover how their legacy illuminates our present, and will shape our future. From the origins of Western civilization to the first democracy to models of art, architecture and philosophy that are still mimicked today, the story of THE GREEKS is the story of us.

  • FRONTLINE: Policing The Police

    Airs Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV
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    Over the past several years, the deaths of unarmed black men like these at the hands of police officers have sparked a national debate about race, policing and civil rights, with the Department of Justice stepping in to mandate reform at several troubled police forces. Now, in a new documentary called “Policing The Police,” FRONTLINE and New Yorker staff writer Jelani Cobb take viewers on a rare, up-close journey inside one police department that’s been ordered to change its ways: the force in Newark, New Jersey.

  • SUPERNATURE - WILD FLYERS (New Series Premiere)

    Airs Wednesdays, June 29-July 13, 2016 at 8 p.m. & repeats Sundays, July 3-17 at 3 p.m. on KPBS TV
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    The sky is one of the world’s most challenging places to thrive, but across the planet an extraordinary and unexpected range of animals does something we can only dream of – takes to the air. This phenomenon is captured in greater detail than ever before in SUPERNATURE – WILD FLYERS. Through the use of cutting-edge camera technologies and filming techniques, the series details incredible physical adaptations and makes new discoveries that reveal how these animals have mastered the sky, as well as how taking flight is used as a survival mechanism.

  • 9 MONTHS THAT MADE YOU (New Series Premiere)

    Airs Wednesdays, June 29 - July 13, 2016 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV
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    9 MONTHS THAT MADE YOU, a three-part series that takes viewers through the astonishing journey of human gestation and its minute-by-minute genetic process, premieres Wednesday, June 29, 2016 on PBS. Told through a series of personal stories that introduce viewers to people born with surprising and unexpected differences, the series explores just how complex the human gestational process truly is. With the help of CGI, go inside the womb to re-create the growth process of a fetus and explains how genetics can cause fascinating and unexpected mutations.