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Airs Sundays, Jan. 22 - Feb. 19 & March 5, 2017 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV
MERCY STREET, the much-acclaimed Civil War-era drama set in the occupied city of Alexandria, Virginia, will return for a second season on Jan. 22, 2017. Allegiances blur, loyalties shift and the drama intensifies as the scope of the war pushes beyond Mansion House, the former hotel commandeered by northern troops to serve as a Union hospital.
Airs Sundays, Jan. 15 - March 5, 2017 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
The eight-hour drama follows Victoria (Jenna Coleman) from the time she becomes Queen in 1837 at the age of 18 through her relationship with Lord Melbourne (Rufus Sewell), her first prime minister and intimate friend, and her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes). Famous for her candor and spirit, she was the first woman who seemed to have it all: a passionate marriage, nine children and the job of being queen of the world’s most important nation. Her often tumultuous reign lasted for 63 years.
Airs Sundays, Jan. 22 - Feb. 5, 2017 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV
Travel with historian Lucy Worsley back to the Tudor court to witness some of the most dramatic moments in the lives of Henry VIII’s six wives, each of whom found a method of exerting influence. The programs combine drama with historical comment.
Airs Sundays, Jan. 15 - Feb. 5, 2017 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV
In THE ASCENT OF WOMAN: A 10,000 YEAR STORY, Dr. Amanda Foreman journeys around the world to study the experiences and expectations of women living in various societies throughout history. Over the course of this fascinating four-episode series, Dr. Foreman examines the lives of numerous extraordinary women who created their own routes to power, from ancient times through modern political movements.
Airs Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV
Learn more about historical items from on and off the battlefield during the tumultuous Civil War years in this special hour. Notable finds include a Lincoln, Cabinet & Senate signed album, a Walt Whitman war letter, and a hospital steward’s uniform.