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Andris Nelsons Conducts Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana

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Great Performances
PBS


Cavalleria rusticana is a one-act opera by Pietro Mascagni, which received its U.S. premiere in 1891 in Philadelphia. The tragic love story is set in a Sicilian village. Its symphonic Intermezzo has been heard outside opera houses in film soundtracks including Raging Bull and The Godfather Part III. Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra in his inaugural concert with the BSO. Continue


Morgan Freeman on "5 Flights Up"

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


Morgan Freeman is the award winning actor who produced — and is now starring in — the summer comedy "5 Flights Up." He talks to Charlie Rose about both the film and his co-star, Diane Keaton. Continue


How American Indian Reservations Came to Be

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Antiques Roadshow
PBS


An Indian reservation is land reserved for and managed by a Native American tribe, its sovereignty limited by federal and state or local law. Today, there are roughly 300 reservations in the United States. But how and why did Indian reservations come to be? Continue


Tributes to Fallen and Wounded Heroes

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National Memorial Day Concert
PBS


Watch the real stories of wounded and fallen heroes, the military families who grieve and support them and the service men and women who fight for our nation's freedom. Continue


2015 Lincoln Awards | Entertainer | Bruce Springsteen

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The Lincoln Awards
PBS


Get to know Bruce Springsteen, recipient of the 2015 Entertainer Lincoln Award. Rock star Bruce Springsteen has been a strong supporter of veterans for several decades, having dedicated many of his tracks and performances to Vietnam Veterans of America. Narrated by Alec Baldwin Continue


2015 Lincoln Awards | Aloe Blacc | "Love is the Answer"

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The Lincoln Awards
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Aloe Blacc celebrates the inaugural Lincoln Award recipients with his hit “Love Is The Answer.” Continue


The End of WWII: Stories of Courage

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National Memorial Day Concert
PBS


On the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, veterans of that historic and costly conflict reflect on their service, their fallen brothers and the mission that meant so much to our country and the world. The Allies' victories in Europe and the Pacific triggered world-wide celebrations, but for the men and women who helped to win the war, its story is one of personal sacrifice, honor and survival. Continue


Jonas Kaufmann and Kristine Opolais: "Tu, tu, amore?"

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Great Performances
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Jonas Kaufmann and Kristine Opolais—both frequent collaborators with conductor Andris Nelsons, Opolais' husband—join Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra to perform the duet “Tu, tu, amore? Tu?” from Puccini’s opera Manon Lescaut. In an interview, Kaufmann jokes that performing a physically passionate duet on stage with Opolais while her husband conducts is simply part of the opera business. Continue


Explore Our List of 6 Things to Look Forward to in Poldark

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Masterpiece
PBS


Whether your first exposure to Poldark is star Aidan Turner (he of the dark tousled curls and the chiseled jaw), or the beloved original 1970s version, you're sure to get hooked on the new reboot of Poldark, premiering Sunday, June 21 on MASTERPIECE on PBS! Continue


Last Tango in Halifax: Meet Kate

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Last Tango in Halifax
PBS


Radiating health, happiness and love, heavily pregnant Kate is the epitome of contentment. Continue


May 29 Preview: Morgan Freeman

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


On the show this week, Morgan Freeman, the award winning actor who produced — and is now starring in — the summer comedy "5 Flights Up," talks to Charlie Rose about the film and his co-star, Diane Keaton. Continue


Jonas Kaufmann and Kristine Opolais: La Boheme Act I Finale

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Great Performances
PBS


Tenor Jonas Kaufmann and soprano Kristine Opolais join Andris Nelsons at his inaugural concert as as Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director to perform "O Soave Fanciulla," the Act I Finale from Puccini's opera La Boheme. Born in Riga in 1978 into a family of musicians, Nelsons began his career as a trumpeter in the Latvian National Opera Orchestra before studying conducting. Continue


Tolkien's Middle Earth Travels to the Midwest

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Antiques Roadshow
PBS


While a professor at Oxford University in the mid-1950s, author and scholar J.R.R. Tolkien worked with William B. Ready, director of libraries at Marquette University, to negotiate the sale of archive material related to some of his now-classic novels. Read a transcript of the letter below, and get a close-up look at Tolkien's distinctive handwriting. Continue


May 22, 2015

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Charlie Rose The Week
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On the program: Robert Gates talks to Charlie Rose about the fight against ISIS, Ian Bremmer looks at the challenges facing U.S. foreign policy and John Dickerson takes a look at the GOP presidential field as the campaign rolls into Oklahoma. Plus: Neil deGrasse Tyson on our place in the Universe, George Clooney on his life as a newlywed and a view from the top of One World Trade Center. Continue


2015 Lincoln Awards | Gavin DeGraw | "Soldier"

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The Lincoln Awards
PBS


Gavin DeGraw celebrates the inaugural Lincoln Award Recipients with his hit “Soldier.” Continue


View the National Memorial Day Concert Star-Studded Lineup

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National Memorial Day Concert
PBS


The 26th annual broadcast will include star-studded performances from some of the country’s most respected dignitaries, musical and performing artists. Find out who will be gracing the stage at this year’s National Memorial Day Concert. Continue


A Concert for Veterans and The Military Family

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The Lincoln Awards
PBS


Enjoy a concert in celebration of the Lincoln Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement and excellence in providing opportunities and support to veterans and military families. Continue


Endless Abilities | Preview

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America Reframed
PBS


An America ReFramed preview of Endless Abilities with filmmakers Zachary Bastian and Harvey Burrell. Continue


Last Tango in Halifax: Meet John

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Last Tango in Halifax
PBS


Erudite, passionate and with a penchant for creating disorder, John often lives in his own fantasy. Continue


Last Tango in Halifax: Meet Gillian

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Last Tango in Halifax
PBS


Independent, robust and gung-ho, Gillian tells it like it is. Continue


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