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David Harewood on the Racial Prejudice in Othello

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Shakespeare Uncovered
PBS


David Harewood discusses how Othello's black character brought racial prejudices. He also shares his experience on being the first black actor to play Othello. Continue


January 30 Preview: Michael Mann

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


On the show this week, Charlie Rose speaks with director Michael Mann about the main character in his new hacker film, "Blackhat" — and why Chris Hemsworth was the perfect fit. Continue


Morgan Freeman Discusses Shakespeares take on the Shrew

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Shakespeare Uncovered
PBS


The shrew is the oldest comic role for women. It goes back to medieval plays and persists into the late 20th century. The traditional shrew tales make a mockery of the woman, but the one in Shakespeare's play is different. Continue


Jerri Little

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
PBS


Gospel singer and mother of 4, Jerri Little uses her music to help herself and others in the struggle with cancer. Continue


Jessica Chastain on Women in Hollywood

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


Charlie interviews Jessica Chastain, star of "A Most Violent Year," and her costar Oscar Isaac, about the landscape for women in Hollywood. Continue


Hugh Bonneville on Shakespeare's Poetic Forms

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Shakespeare Uncovered
PBS


Hugh Bonneville discusses how Shakespeare uses poetic from to instruct the actors on how to play their role in a scene. Continue


January 16 Preview: Eddie Redmayne

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


On the show this week, Charlie Rose speaks with Eddie Redmayne about the new film "The Theory of Everything" and what is was like to meet physicist Stephen Hawking. Continue


Birds of Passage

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The Italian Americans
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Why We Fight

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The Italian Americans
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The Godfather

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The Italian Americans
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David Harewood on White Actors Playing Othello

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Shakespeare Uncovered
PBS


Racial prejudice has allowed white actors to play Othello well into the 20th century. David Harewood discusses Larry Olivier's performance in 1964. Continue


Michael Mann on "Blackhat"

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


Director Michael Mann talks to Charlie Rose about the main character in his new hacker film, "Blackhat" — and why he decided Chris Hemsworth was the perfect fit. Continue


Christopher Plummer on the Different Versions of King Lear

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Shakespeare Uncovered
PBS


For nearly 150 years, Shakespeare’s Lear vanished from the stage and in its place audiences saw a version with a happy ending. Christopher Plummer speaks with theatre historian Tanya Pollard on a different ending of King Lear. In a script by Nahum Tate, Cordelia and Lear are rescued by Edgar and they all live happily ever after. Continue


January 23 Preview: Jessica Chastain

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


This week, Charlie interviews actress Jessica Chastain, star of "A Most Violent Year," about the landscape for women in Hollywood. Continue


Purgatorio | The Quick Take

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America Reframed
PBS


A conversation between America ReFramed's host Natasha Del Toro and filmmaker Rodrigo Reyes (Purgatorio). Continue


Shakespeare Uncovered Series II | Preview

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Shakespeare Uncovered
PBS


Series II of Shakespeare Uncovered continues on PBS, beginning Friday, January 30 at 9 p.m. and continuing the following two successive Fridays. The series investigates A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, and The Taming of the Shrew and combines history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis, and the personal passions of its celebrated host Continue


"Theory of Everything" Eddie Redmayne on Stephen Hawking

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


Actor Eddie Redmayne talks about his role as Stephen Hawking in the new film "The Theory of Everything" — and discusses his nervousness when meeting the great physicist for the first time. Continue


Up From Ashes

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The Italian Americans
PBS


On April 18th, 1906, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastates San Francisco’s Little Italy. Italians watch from high ground as fires reduce their hard work to ash. Yet, the community comes back stronger than before, empowered by loans from Amadeo Giannini’s Bank of Italy, a resource they’d long been denied by American banks. Continue


Return to Italy

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Frank Sinatra

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