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    Airs Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV & Tuesdays, Sept. 4-Oct. 23 at 8 p.m.

    THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, a new eight-part television competition and nationwide campaign, explores the power of books and the joy of reading through the lens of America’s 100 best-loved novels, as voted on by the public. This week - the grand finale on Tuesday, October 23! Find out which of the 100 nominated novels is crowned America's favorite.

  • NATIVE AMERICA (New Series Premiere)

    Airs Tuesdays, Oct. 23 & 30 at 9 p.m. & Nov. 13, 2018 from 9-11 p.m. on KPBS TV
    NATIVE AMERICA (New Series Premiere)

    Explore the splendor and ingenuity of the world created by America’s First Peoples, 15,000 years ago. Combining modern science with Native knowledge, the series shines a spotlight on these ancient cultures and the communities that still thrive today.

  • FRONTLINE: The Pension Gamble

    Airs Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV
    FRONTLINE: The Pension Gamble

    See how state governments and Wall Street led America's public pensions into a $4 trillion hole. Correspondent Martin Smith investigates the consequences for teachers, police, firefighters and other public servants. Who will be held accountable?

  • NATURE: Super Cats (New Series Premiere)

    Airs Wednesdays, Oct. 24 - Nov. 7, 2018 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV
    NATURE: Super Cats (New Series Premiere)

    In this three-part series, uncover the secret lives of big cats who thrive in all four corners of the globe, from the solitary snow leopard to the nimble black-footed cat, seen through the latest camera technology and science.


    Airs Wednesdays, Oct. 17 & 24, 2018 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV + Sundays, Oct. 21 & 28 at 10 p.m. on KPBS 2

    Follow Andy Serkis, the master of performance capture; Ella Al-Shamahi, a rising star in Neanderthal research; and a group of experts who create, for the first time ever, a scientifically accurate 3D Neanderthal.