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Christopher Plummer on Shakespeare's Dramatic Storm Scene

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Shakespeare Uncovered
PBS


Christopher Plummer examines the different adaptations of Shakespeare's dramatic storm scene in King Lear. Continue


Episode XIII: Service

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Craft in America
PBS


Documenting craft and the military and the power of the handmade to inspire and heal. Featuring papermaker Pam DeLuco, saddler Eugene Burks Jr., and ceramic artists Ehren Tool, Judas Recendez and Peter Voulkos. Continue


U.S. Army farrier Charles Morrison shoes a horse

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Craft in America
PBS


U.S. Army farrier Charles Morrison shows how he cleans and shoes the horses of the caisson platoon that serves Arlington National Cemetery. The caissons are featured in the SERVICE episode of Craft in America. Continue


U.S. Marine Corps veteran Jennifer Vollbrecht

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Craft in America
PBS


U.S. Marine Corps veteran Jennifer Vollbrecht was a 19 year old helicopter crew chief and door gunner in Iraq and is one of the few and proud women to wear the Combat Insignia. Her story is part of the "Paper Dolls" book, featured in the SERVICE episode of Craft in America. Continue


U.S. Army veteran Luana Ritch

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Craft in America
PBS


U.S. Army veteran Luana Ritch, featured in the "Paper Dolls" book in the SERVICE episode of Craft in America, tells us of suffering in the cold of Korea because women were not issued cold weather gear as "women were not essential personnel." Continue


The Clay Studio

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Craft in America
PBS


The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, featured in the SERVICE episode of Craft in America, is a world class gallery and community outreach center. Continue


Preserving the ancient ruins of Utah's Nine Mile Canyon

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Archaeologist Jerry Spangler brought PBS NewsHour’s Jeff Brown into Utah's Nine Mile Canyon for a first hand look at the ancient ruins there. For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art Continue


2014 Season 3409 Promo: Fitting Brass

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The Woodwrights Shop
PBS


Chris Schwarz shows how to fit brass corners and hardware flush with the surfaces of Campaign furniture. Continue


2014 Season 3407 Promo: Shop Class Tabouret

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The Woodwrights Shop
PBS


The old shop-class plant stand joined with half-laps and dowels teaches us to pay attention to the grain, not just the machine. Continue


2014 Season 3105 Promo: Viceless Devices

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The Woodwrights Shop
PBS


From the holdfast to the birdsmouth, Roy explores wondrous ways to grip the grain and rediscovers and old trick from a rare book. Continue


Tempered Steel

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The Woodwrights Shop
PBS


Blacksmith Peter Ross shows how to forge, weld, harden and temper tool steel for cutting edges that stay sharp longer. Continue


Eugene Burks Jr. explains "Line of Draft"

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Craft in America
PBS


Senior Horse Tack Specialist Eugene Burks Jr. shows the importance of the "Line of Draft," of the caisson horses working in Arlington National Cemetery. The caissons are featured in the SERVICE episode of Craft in America. Continue


A caisson soldier's last day

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Craft in America
PBS


On his last day in the caisson unit at Arlington National Cemetery, U.S. Army Specialist Tyler Meyers reflects on his service and introduces us to his favorite horse, Rowdy. The caissons are featured in the SERVICE episode of Craft in America. Continue


U.S. Navy veteran Kelly McFarland

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Craft in America
PBS


U.S. Navy veteran Kelly McFarland explains the details and importance of a Chief Petty Officer's uniform. Her story is part of the "Paper Dolls" book, featured in the SERVICE episode of Craft in America. Continue


G.I. Bill students at Corcoran College of Art + Design

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Craft in America
PBS


Retired Brigadier General Nolen Bivens, featured in the SERVICE episode of Craft in America, introduces us to veterans who are using the G.I. Bill to study at the Corcoran College of Art + Design. Continue


Ehren Tool goes to Vietnam

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Craft in America
PBS


Ceramic artist and Marine Corp veteran Ehren Tool goes to Vietnam to visit the land where his father fought and make cups from the red clay found there. Continue


2014 Season 3410 Promo: The Crotch and the Horse

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The Woodwrights Shop
PBS


An old shaving horse from the Virginia mountains shows how the natural shapes in timber make the strongest wooden construction. Continue


2014 Season 3408 Promo: Campaign Furniture

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The Woodwrights Shop
PBS


Christopher Schwarz shows the ins and outs of Campaign furniture made for travel to the far-flung reaches of the Empire. Continue


2014 Season 3406 Promo: Daring Diagonal Dovetails

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The Woodwrights Shop
PBS


From the holdfast to the birdsmouth, Roy explores wondrous ways to grip the grain and rediscovers and old trick from a rare book. Continue


2014 Season 3404 Promo: Tapered Tail Tripod Table 2

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The Woodwrights Shop
PBS


A walnut burl top and some tricky turning makes tapered dovetails for our three-legged table. Continue


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