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Stories by Jennifer Robinson

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Downton Abbey Live! (New)

Aug. 15
By Jennifer Robinson

Join host Deborah Roberts along with cast members and creators for a celebration of the beloved series and a sneak peek at the upcoming feature film. Guests will reveal behind-the-scenes stories and preview clips from the film.

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AMERICAN MASTERS: Tyrus

Aug. 13
By Jennifer Robinson

Discover the art, life and enduring impact of Tyrus Wong, the renowned Chinese-American painter behind “Bambi” and “Rebel Without A Cause,” via new and never-before-seen interviews, movie clips and art. Wong once exhibited with Picasso and Matisse.

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GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: Die Walküre

Aug. 13
By Jennifer Robinson

Experience a Wagnerian event for the ages starring Christine Goerke as the willful warrior Brünnhilde alongside Stuart Skelton, Eva-Maria Westbroek and Greer Grimsley. Philippe Jordan conducts.

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FINDING YOUR ROOTS: Reporting On The Reporters

Aug. 12
By Jennifer Robinson

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. shows journalists Christiane Amanpour, Ann Curry and Lisa Ling that the stories within their own family trees are every bit as compelling as the news stories they have been covering for the world.

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Benise: Fuego! Spirit Of Spain

Aug. 8
By Jennifer Robinson

Join “The Prince of Spanish Guitar” for a romantic and exotic journey of music and dance that celebrates the fire, passion and spirit of Spain. Benise adds his signature twist to classics such as “Granada,” “Malaguena,” “Moonlight Sonata” and more.

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POV: Happy Winter

Aug. 8
By Jennifer Robinson

Every summer on Palermo's Mondello beach, over 1,000 cabins are built for the summer holiday, producing a vanity fair of beachgoers hiding behind the memory of a social status that the economic crisis of recent years has compromised.

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FAMILY PICTURES USA

Aug. 7
By Jennifer Robinson

Join host Thomas Allen Harris to explore American cities, towns and rural communities through the lens of the family photo album, unearthing rich personal stories that expand our understanding of history, diversity and common values.

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GREAT PERFORMANCES: Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2019

Aug. 6
By Jennifer Robinson

Enjoy the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic’s annual concert from Schonbrunn Palace with guest conductor Gustavo Dudamel and famed pianist Yuja Wang playing works including Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”

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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Woodstock: Three Days That Defined A Generation

July 18
By Jennifer Robinson

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the concert that became a touchstone for a generation. This new film brings the three-day concert to life through the voices of those who were present at what became the defining moment of the counterculture revolution.

Charlottesville

Aug. 6
By Jennifer Robinson

This program explores the events that led to the tragedies of Aug. 11 and 12, 2017, and grapples with the difficult question of how such acts could have occurred in modern America.

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RICK STEVES' EUROPE: Switzerland's Jungfrau Region: Best Of The Alps

July 24
By Jennifer Robinson

After settling into a traditional village, we hike and bike. We blast an alphorn, get sprayed by waterfalls, and savor local cheese. For a finale, we ride Europe's highest railway up the mighty Jungfrau for hot cocoa, glacier sledding, and oh-wow views.

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RICK STEVES' EUROPE: Munich And The Foothills Of The Alps

July 22
By Jennifer Robinson

We visit boisterous markets and go-for-Baroque palaces, while office workers surf in the Isar River. Heading into the foothills of the Alps, we tour the fairy-tale castles of "Mad" King Ludwig, and climb to the highest point in Germany.

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AMERICAN MASTERS: Worlds Of Ursula K. Le Guin

July 22
By Jennifer Robinson

Explore the remarkable life and legacy of late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin whose groundbreaking work, including "The Left Hand of Darkness," transformed American literature by bringing science fiction into the literary mainstream.

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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Vintage Memphis

July 18
By Jennifer Robinson

On this episode, marvel at magnificent Memphis treasures from Season 9, including a $ 100,000 updated appraisal.

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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Golden Age Of Travel Special

July 18
By Jennifer Robinson

Fresh from her ten-year restoration program, the Flying Scotsman welcomes Fiona Bruce and experts, as well as visitors who bring treasured family heirlooms that each tell tales from different eras of travel's bygone days.

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Engelbert Humperdinck In Hawai'i (My Music)

July 18
By Jennifer Robinson

Celebrate with the legendary King of Romance as he croons classic hits and love songs from his 50-year career in a concert recorded in high definition at the historic Hawai'i Theatre Center in Honolulu.

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POV: The Distant Barking Of Dogs

July 17
By Jennifer Robinson

Follow the life of 10-year-old Oleg and witness the gradual erosion of his innocence beneath the pressures of the ongoing war in Eastern Ukraine.

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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Vintage Providence 2019

July 17
By Jennifer Robinson

Revisit Season 10 appraisals to see how they held up in the market, including a 1908 "Anne of Green Gables" first edition; Rudolph & Santa puppets; and a Lyonel Feininger art collection.

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BLUE SKY METROPOLIS

July 16
By Jennifer Robinson

This 21st century story looks at the past, present and future of aerospace in Southern California from multiple perspectives including science, culture, politics, race, business, labor, environment and gender.

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POV: Inventing Tomorrow

July 15
By Jennifer Robinson

In preparation for the world's largest convening of high school scientists, teenage innovators from around the globe create cutting-edge solutions to confront environmental threats while navigating the doubts and insecurities of adolescence.

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POV: On Her Shoulders

July 11
By Jennifer Robinson

Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi, survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Thrust onto the international stage as the voice of her people, she must navigate bureaucracy, fame and people's good intentions.

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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Vintage Bismarck

July 11
By Jennifer Robinson

Travel back to Bismarck for updates on Season 10 appraisals like a UND School of Mines collection; a Korean court screen; and Native American pictograph drawings.

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MOLLY OF DENALI (New Kids Series Premiere)

July 11
By Jennifer Robinson

This series follows the adventures of 10-year-old Molly Mabray, a feisty and resourceful Alaska Native girl, as she helps her parents run the Denali Trading Post in their Alaskan village. Designed to help kids develop skills around informational text such as using a map and following an instruction manual, this is the first nationally distributed children's series in the U.S. to feature an Alaska Native lead character.

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Rise Of The Superheroes

July 10
By Jennifer Robinson

Take a detailed look into how superhero films conquered the world, from Tim Burton's "Batman" movies to "The Avengers."

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AMERICAN MASTERS: Everybody Knows...Elizabeth Murray

July 10
By Jennifer Robinson

Take an intimate look at artist Elizabeth Murray, voiced by Meryl Streep. This film chronicles her remarkable journey from an impoverished childhood to artistic maverick, and reconsiders her place in contemporary art history.

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POV: Bisbee '17

July 10
By Jennifer Robinson

Community members in Bisbee, Arizona commemorate the story of the Bisbee Deportation, when 1,200 immigrant miners were taken from their homes by a deputized force, shipped to the desert on cattle cars and left to die.

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SHETLAND: Season 5

July 9
By Jennifer Robinson

Award-winning crime writer Ann Cleeves' bestselling detective series returns for Season 5 as DI Jimmy Perez faces a compelling new single mystery. A human hand washes up on a Shetland beach.

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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Vintage Houston 2019

July 9
By Jennifer Robinson

Everything is bigger in Texas, including updated values of treasures from 2005 such as a Mickey Mantle All Star watch; an 1840 Texas Artillery short sword; and an Edith Parsons "Turtle Baby" fountain.

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Sherlock Holmes Against Conan Doyle

June 27
By Jennifer Robinson

The film documents the true story behind Sherlock Holmes, the overshadowed author, and Holmes' ascension to becoming a literary icon, using clips from various "Holmes" movies.

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All Things Bakelite: The Age Of Plastic

July 8
By Jennifer Robinson

This one-hour documentary captures both the wonder and the curse of chemist Leo Hendrik Baekeland's biggest invention - the first wholly synthetic plastic.

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GRANTCHESTER Season 4 On MASTERPIECE

July 8
By Jennifer Robinson

It’s 1956, and there’s a new vicar in town: Will Davenport, a firebrand who embraces the future and shocks Grantchester. But throughout the upheaval, Geordie knows one constant remains: a vicar can sometimes be a detective’s best friend.

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In Flight: The Art Of Ice Dance International

July 3
By Jennifer Robinson

This show captures the grace and artistry of ice dance, offering a front-row seat to a creative new American art form - a combination of figure skating and dance, unbound by the technical rules of competitive skating.

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Designers Of The Dance

July 2
By Jennifer Robinson

The program takes viewers behind the scenes to learn about the work and process that go into making a ballet great, and features stunning performances of five unique dance pieces.

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Space Chase USA (New!)

July 2
By Jennifer Robinson

This new one-hour documentary film explores the extraordinary, transformative events Cocoa Beach residents found themselves engaged in during the 1950s and 1960s as the exploration of the future arrived on their sleepy shores.

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The Mystery Of Chaco Canyon

July 1
By Jennifer Robinson

Explore how New Mexico’s Chacoan people expressed a complex solar and lunar cosmology in their architecture. Narrated by Robert Redford.

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A Capitol Fourth 2019

June 28
By Jennifer Robinson

This family-friendly Independence Day celebration will commemorate our country’s 243rd birthday with all-star musical performances by Carole King, Lindsey Stirling, Gone West, Yolanda Adams and more.

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POV: Call Her Ganda

June 27
By Jennifer Robinson

Three women pursue justice for Jennifer Laude, a Filipina transgender woman who was brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine. In galvanizing a political uprising, they take on hardened histories of U.S. imperialism.

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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Vintage Tampa 2019

June 26
By Jennifer Robinson

Soak up and revisit Sunshine State appraisals from 2005, including a W.S. Starring archive from around 1870; an Isotta Fraschini model car; and an Art Deco star chandelier.

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AMERICAN MASTERS: Robert Shaw - Man Of Many Voices

June 25
By Jennifer Robinson

Trace the journey of one of the greatest choral music conductors in the world. With no formal training, Robert Shaw achieved early success in popular music and later became legendary for his interpretations of classical music’s choral masterpieces.

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Destination Moon (Radio)

June 25
By Jennifer Robinson

On this special episode of THE PULSE, we will explore the science that got us to the moon, the politics that push space exploration, and our relationship with the moon.

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WITNESS HISTORY: The Race To The Moon (Radio)

June 25
By Jennifer Robinson

July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. Celebrate this historic milestone with an inspiring new special from the BBC World Service, featuring highlights from its WITNESS HISTORY programs and various presenters.

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Tiananmen: The People Versus The Party

June 24
By Jennifer Robinson

Uncover the true story of the seven-week period that changed China forever. On June 4, 1989, a violent and bloody pro-democracy demonstration ended, leaving thousands dead, and laying the foundation for China’s future.

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SECRETS OF THE DEAD: World War Speed

June 24
By Jennifer Robinson

Follow historian James Holland on his quest to understand how the use of amphetamines affected the course of World War II and unleashed the first pharmacological arms race.

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POV: The Gospel Of Eureka

June 21
By Jennifer Robinson

Arkansas Christians and drag queens step into the spotlight to dismantle stereotypes.

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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Vintage Reno

June 21
By Jennifer Robinson

Go "all in" on updated appraisals from the 2004 ROADSHOW in Reno, including a 1951 inscribed Lone Ranger mask, and a Cartier cigarette case from around 1910.

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MEXICO - ONE PLATE AT A TIME WITH RICK BAYLESS: Season 12

June 21
By Jennifer Robinson

Chef Rick Bayless returns to bustling Mexico City for an exploration of the country's most vibrant classic dishes, from tacos and enchiladas to tamales and tortilla soup.

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NEW SCANDINAVIAN COOKING: Season 9

June 20
By Jennifer Robinson

Shot on location across Norway and Denmark, the series offers a rich visual tour of Northern European cuisine, culture and history. In each episode, Andreas makes tantalizing dishes using locally sourced ingredients against the scenic backdrop of the natural wonders of Scandinavia.

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JAMIE'S QUICK & EASY FOOD: Season 1

June 20
By Jennifer Robinson

This series offers the ultimate set of go-to recipes that are quick to prepare and easy to remember. Using all his culinary know-how, Jamie has developed a collection of creative and tasty dishes using just five ingredients, plus a few basics from your cupboards: olive oil, extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, sea salt and black pepper.

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RIVERS OF LIFE (New!)

June 19
By Jennifer Robinson

Experience the extraordinary animals, epic landscapes, and remarkable people who live alongside three iconic rivers - the Amazon, the Nile and the Mississippi in this landmark three-part series made in conjunction with the BBC.

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When Whales Walked: Journeys In Deep Time

June 17
By Jennifer Robinson

Meet the ancient ancestors of four iconic creatures: crocodiles, birds, whales and elephants. Join top scientists on a global adventure as they follow clues from the fossil record and use 21st century technology to make exciting new discoveries.

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