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  • Premieres Friday, Dec. 24, 2021 at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on KPBS 2 + Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021 at 9 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 26 at 6:30 p.m. on KPBS TV / On Demand. Christmas 1966 promises to be memorable one. The Nonnatus House team are faced with their busiest Christmas Day ever as the Maternity Home is filled with expectant moms and challenging cases. Luckily Mother Mildred is on hand to support the team.
  • Premieres Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV + Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2. From 1907 until his death more than 50 years later, ethnologist John Peabody Harrington crisscrossed the U.S., chasing the voices of the last speakers of Native America's dying languages. This film chronicles Harrington's work and traces the impact of his exhaustive research.
  • Premieres Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 at 9 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 28 at 2 p.m. on KPBS 2 / On Demand. Enjoy this contemporary reboot of the 1870 classical ballet favorite. Blending live action ballet with CGI, the film features ballet stars Michaela DePrince and Daniel Camargo.
  • Premieres Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS 2 / On Demand. Singer-songwriter Valerie June has been knocked down but never out by heartbreak, illness, and hardship. Now in his early 60s, choreographer and dancer Stephen Petronio has built a life and a body of work by deciding whose rules he was prepared to follow.
  • Premieres Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV + Sunday, Nov. 28 at 10 p.m. on KPBS 2 / On Demand. Father Marius Zerafa, director of museums in Malta, risks his life to recover a Caravaggio masterpiece stolen from a cathedral in 1984.
  • Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. on KPBS TV / On Demand. Christopher Kimball visits Cheryl Day at Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah, Georgia, to learn treasured recipes from her repertoire of southern baking. Recipes include Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Cream Cheese-Caramel Frosting, a Glazed Sour Cream and Brown Sugar Bundt Cake, and a grand, show-stopping Chocolate-on-Chocolate Three-Layer Cake.
  • Premieres Friday, Dec. 24, 2021 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV / On Demand. Join Alan Cumming for the real story of the Nutcracker and the Mouse King with the beloved music of Tchaikovsky. Featuring the Royal Scottish National Orchestra under the direction of John Mauceri, this new version is a rare holiday treat.
  • Premieres Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV / On Demand. Northern Arapaho tribal members travel to Pennsylvania to retrieve the stories and the remains of children who died at Carlisle Indian boarding school in the 1880s. More than a century later, will these Native American boys finally come home?
  • Premieres Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV + Thursday, Nov. 25 at 10 p.m. on KPBS 2 / On Demand. Amid record police shootings in Utah, an investigation into the use of deadly force in the state. With The Salt Lake Tribune, an examination of police training, tactics, and accountability; and racial disparities in the way force is used.
  • Premieres Wed., Nov. 24, 2021 at 9 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 9 p.m. on KPBS TV + Thurs., Nov. 25 at 4 p.m. on KPBS 2 / On Demand. The Big Bang is when the cosmos started and time itself began. With stunning animation based on space telescope images, NOVA winds back the ages to discover new clues about this ultimate genesis and what happened in the universe?s first few seconds.

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