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March 27, 2015

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


On the program: CSIS Analyst Anthony Cordesman on the latest in Yemen; an early look at Charlie's exclusive interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad; and Mike Allen on Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz and Harry Reid. Plus: author Michael Lewis talks about Wall Street's reaction to his bestselling book "Flash Boys," and Bill Nighy returns to India in "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." Continue


International Jazz Day - Preview

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PBS Arts
PBS


Many of the world's greatest musicians from jazz and other genres assembled at the United Nations to celebrate the first annual International Jazz Day Concert. Featuring performances by Tony Bennett, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Chaka Khan, Lang Lang, Wynton Marsalis, Hugh Masekela, Dianne Reeves, Esperanza Spalding and Stevie Wonder. Premieres Friday, April 10, 2015 at 10 p.m ET. Check local listings. Continue


Downton Abbey Cast Gathers for Season 6 -- See the Images

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Masterpiece
PBS


See images of Downton Abbey's stars as they reunite for a script read-through to kick off work on Downton Abbey Season 6, coming to MASTERPIECE on PBS in 2016. Continue


Downton Abbey: 10 Best Dowager Countess Zingers

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Masterpiece
PBS


No one launches a zinger like the Dowager Countess! We've compiled ten of her most beloved barbs from Downton Abbey Seasons 1-5. Count down these masterful quips and share your favorites! #DowntonPBS Continue


Sunday Night of Drama premieres March 29

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PBS
PBS


Return to Nonnatus House and Selfridge's Sunday, March 29th, for an all new season of CALL THE MIDWIFE and MASTERPIECE's "Mr. Selfridge." First, rejoin the midwives as they welcome a new nurse at 8/7c. Then, at 9/8c, hear wedding bells in the Selfridge household. Continue


Downton Abbey: 50 Most Memorable Moments

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Masterpiece
PBS


Scandals, surprises, romances and more! We've collected fifty unforgettable moments from the first five, sweeping seasons of Downton Abbey. Watch and celebrate along with us. #DowntonPBS Continue


Mark Morris Dance Group: L'Allegro, "The Ladies' Dance"

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Great Performances Exclusive
PBS


In this section called "The Ladies' Dance" in choreographer Mark Morris's signature work L’Allegro, Il Penseroso ed il Moderato, 12 women dance to an air for soprano representing a character "L'Allegro," a joyful person. The music is by Handel, with a libretto based on the poetry of John Milton. Continue


Mark Morris Dance Group: L'Allegro, "The Stupid Men's Dance"

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Great Performances
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Men slap one another in slapstick fashion in a part nicknamed "The Stupid Men's Dance" in choreographer Mark Morris's signature work L’Allegro, Il Penseroso ed il Moderato. The singing is an air for tenor, representing a joyful character, "L'Allegro." The libretto, based on John Milton's poetry, refers to going to see theater by Jonson or Shakespeare. Continue


Cookie Monster, Life Coach

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Everything But the News
PBS


Cookie Monster's advice is truly timeless. Continue


Mr. Selfridge, Season 3: Episode 1 Preview

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Masterpiece
PBS


The king of commerce returns in Season 3 of Mr. Selfridge, on MASTERPIECE on PBS! Episode 1 premieres Sunday, March 29th, 2015 at 9pm ET. #SelfridgePBS Continue


Celebrate the Final Season of Downton Abbey

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Masterpiece
PBS


Celebrate Downton Abbey's sixth and final season: Look back at 50 most memorable moments, revisit favorite quotes, look ahead to Season 6 with behind-the-scenes photos and exclusive cast video, and share your favorite Downton moments! Continue


Mark Morris Dance Group: L'Allegro - Full Program

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Great Performances
PBS


Choreographer Mark Morris’s signature work comes to television for the first time, hosted by Mikhail Baryshnikov. Morris garnered international fame for this piece, set to George Frideric Handel’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato with libretto based on John Milton's poetry. This performance of the Mark Morris Dance Group with live music was filmed at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain. Continue


Downton Abbey Season 6 to Be the Final Season

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Masterpiece
PBS


Season 6 will be the final season of the hit drama series Downton Abbey. Get all the details in the official release, and connect with other fans to discuss the news. Continue


Music Makes a City Now | Ep. 7 Sixth Floor Trio

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PBS Arts
PBS


Teddy and old friends light up Louisville with their genre-blending side project, the Sixth Floor Trio. The trio, which includes four musicians—Teddy Abrams, Harrison Hollingsworth, Johnny Teyssier and Gabriel Globus-Hoenich—met in 2005 while studying at the Curtis Institute of Music. Continue


When music is medicine for kids coping with cancer

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Whether for relaxation or rehabilitation, music helps cancer patients cope and fulfill physical and emotional needs. For more Art Beat: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/ Continue


Coming Soon to Independent Lens: Born to Fly

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Independent Lens
PBS


Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity traces the evolution of choreographer and “extreme action architect“ Elizabeth Streb’s more than 30 years of movement philosophy. The film culminates with Streb and her dancers preparing and presenting gravity-defying performances in London’s Cultural Olympiad leading up to the 2012 Olympics. Continue


Mark Morris Dance Group: L'Allegro, "The Ladies' Dance"

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Great Performances
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In this section called "The Ladies Dance" in choreographer Mark Morris's signature work L’Allegro, Il Penseroso ed il Moderato, 12 women dance to an air for soprano representing a character "L'Allegro," a joyful person. The music is by Handel, with a libretto based on the poetry of John Milton. Continue


Mark Morris on L'Allegro, a Masterpiece Dance

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Great Performances
PBS


Choreographer Mark Morris shares insights on how the music of Handel, poetry of John Milton and art of William Blake inspired his dance L’Allegro, Il Penseroso ed il Moderato for the Mark Morris Dance Group, accompanied by live orchestra and chorus. Morris, dancers and artistic collaborators explain the structure of the dance, the music, as well as the set, costumes and lighting. Continue


Season 4 Behind the Scenes | What's to Come This Season

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Call the Midwife
PBS


In this clip, the cast and creators of Call the Midwife share what’s to come in Season 4, which kicks off in 1960. New characters are introduced, and others, like Shelagh and Cynthia, adjust to their new roles and responsibilities. Season 4 Premieres March 29 at 8/7c. Continue


Jascha Heifetz: Passion in His Playing

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American Masters
PBS


Jascha Heifetz, a child prodigy violin player, was taught to present himself passively to better focus attention on the music. This does not mean the music played by one of the world's greatest violinists didn't resonate with passion, as experts and fellow musicians attest to in this excerpt from American Masters - Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler. Watch archival footage of Heifetz playing. Continue


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