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  • Premieres Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV + Sunday, Oct. 31 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2 and Monday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. on KPBS 2 / On Demand. Join NOVA on a spectacular voyage to discover the sun’s place in a grand cycle of birth, death and renewal that makes this the age of stars. This is the beginning of a five-part series premiering Wednesdays, Oct. 27 - Nov. 24.
  • Premieres Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV + Sunday, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. on KPBS 2 / On Demand. A veteran pair of ospreys return home to a Connecticut saltmarsh. Over one summer they must battle their enemies, withstand the elements, and hunt hundreds of fish, all to raise the next generation of these consummate sea hawks.
  • Premieres Tuesdays, Oct. 26 - Nov. 16, 2021 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV / On Demand. This four-part documentary series traces the veteran experience across the arc of American history and exploring the present-day divide between civilian and veteran communities.
  • Encore Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS 2 / On Demand. Venturing beyond Europe, and with local experts as his guides, Rick Steves uses Ethiopia as a classroom for understanding global hunger and extreme poverty — and how to beat it.
  • Premieres Monday, Oct. 25, 2021 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV / On Demand. Grab your tissues for an emotional special episode full of guests who wear their hearts on their sleeves. Standouts include an 1888 Joseph Nāwahī oil, a Navajo Ute First Phase blanket, and a Gambrinus beer stein. One is now $1.5 million-$2 million!
  • Premieres Monday, Oct. 25, 2021 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV / On Demand. In the small Mexican coastal village of El Roblito, 16-year-old Ñoño lives what seems to be an idyllic existence with his loving family. But he holds a secret. Defying gender norms, Ñoño works up the courage to tell his family he wants to live his life as a woman.
  • Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 at 10 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 24 at 2 p.m. on KPBS 2. Enjoy sopranos Ailyn Perez, Nadine Sierra and mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as they join forces at one of Europe's cultural landmarks to perform favorite arias including "Voi che sapete" from Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro" and more.
  • Premieres Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV + Thursday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 24 at 10 p.m. on KPBS 2 / On Demand. Five hundred years ago, Ferdinand Magellan and his crew set sail to gain control of the global spice trade. What resulted was the first circumnavigation of the earth, laying the groundwork for colonization and globalization still felt today.
  • Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. on KPBS + Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. on PBS Kids. Join the Peanuts gang for a timeless adventure as Charlie Brown preps for a party, Snoopy sets his sights on the Red Baron, and Linus patiently awaits a pumpkin patch miracle.
  • Premieres Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 at 9 p.m. & Sunday, Oct. 24 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV + Oct. 24 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2 / On Demand. From crunchy crickets to nutty fly grubs, NOVA takes a tasty look at insect foods and how they could benefit our health and our warming planet.


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