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Robin Williams as Tommy Wilhelm in Seize the Day (Clip 2)

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PBS
PBS


Robin Williams plays Tommy Wilhelm, a salesman who has encountered a period of increasingly bad luck. In this clip Tommy reconnects with his eldest estranged son. Continue


The World Before Her: Extended

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POV
PBS


The World Before Her is a tale of two Indias: In one, a small-town girl competes in the Miss India pageant. In the other, a militant woman leads a fundamentalist Hindu camp for girls. Continue


A Generation Defined by Vietnam

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American Masters
PBS


"Vietnam was the defining event for my generation. It spilled over into all facets of American life—into music, into the pulpits, in churches of our country. It spilled over into the city streets, police forces." So begins author and Vietnam veteran Tim O'Brien (b. 1946), one of 19 boomers in American Masters: The Boomer List, directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, airing Sept. 23 at 9 pm. Continue


Parte 7 | Una fe fuerte y activa (1944-1962)

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The Roosevelts
PBS


Frágil y débil pero decidido a terminar la guerra y alcanzar la victoria, FDR gana la reelección y comienza a hacer planes para el mundo pacífico de la posguerra, pero una hemorragia cerebral lo mata a los 63 años de edad. Después de la muerte de su marido, Eleanor Roosevelt demuestra ser astuta en la política y hábil negociadora por derecho propio, así como una defensora de los derechos civiles. Continue


Parte 5 | El camino ascendente (1933-1939)

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The Roosevelts
PBS


FDR lleva consigo el mismo optimismo y energía a la Casa Blanca que demostró su primo Theodore. Dirigido al poner fin a la Depresión, su Nuevo Trato de gran alcance restaura la confianza de la gente y transforma la relación entre ellos y su gobierno. Eleanor rechaza el papel tradicional de primera dama, se convierte en la conciencia liberal de su marido y a veces en una polémica fuerza política. Continue


Parte 3 | El fuego de la vida (1910-1919)

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The Roosevelts
PBS


Theodore Roosevelt conduce una cruzada progresiva que divide a su propio partido, hace campaña a favor de la entrada de Estados Unidos en la Primera Guerra Mundial — y paga un terrible precio personal. Franklin domina la guerra en Washington como asistente del Secretario de la Marina, mientras que Eleanor encuentra su salvación personal en el trabajo ligado a la guerra. Continue


Parte 1 | Entrar en acción (1858-1901)

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The Roosevelts
PBS


Un frágil, asmático joven Theodore Roosevelt se transforma en un campeón de la vida vigorosa, pierde un gran amor y encuentra otro, conduce a los hombres a la batalla y luego se eleva como un cohete para convertirse a los 42 años en el presidente más joven de la historia de Estados Unidos. Continue


James McNeill Whistler and the Case for Beauty

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PBS Arts
PBS


The original art star, Whistler was a caustic wit and man-about-town. For the first time, a film examines the biography of the man and the course of his career. Best known for his painting popularly called “Whistler’s Mother,” by his death, Whistler was one of the most recognized artists in Europe and is today placed in the first rank of modern painters. Continue


Coming to Independent Lens: Brakeless

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Independent Lens
PBS


The Independent Lens documentary Brakeless asks: What led the driver of a Japanese commuter train to accelerate perilously, causing a deadly crash? Piecing together personal accounts of those affected by the tragedy, Brakeless poses a question for a society that equates speed with progress: have what were once national virtues, punctuality and compliance, become dangerous? Continue


Coming to Independent Lens: Bully

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Independent Lens
PBS


The Independent Lens documentary Bully is an intimate, unflinching look at how bullying affects five kids and their families. Opening a window onto the pained lives of bullied kids, it documents the responses of adults to aggressive behaviors beyond “kids will be kids” clichés, capturing a growing movement to change how bullying is handled in schools, communities, and society. Continue


Robin Williams as Tommy Wilhelm in Seize the Day (Clip 1)

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PBS
PBS


Robin Williams plays Tommy Wilhelm, a salesman who has encountered a period of increasingly bad luck. In this clip he speaks with his successful and domineering father about his future employment prospects. Continue


Secrets of Urban Archaeology

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NOVA
PBS


Urban archaeologists dig for stories beneath city streets. Continue


Robin Williams Remembered

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Pioneers of Television
PBS


This tribute to actor and comedian Robin Williams features one of his last full-length interviews for the PIONEERS OF TELEVISION series, including never-before-seen comments on his life and comedic and dramatic work, as well as tributes to Williams by those who knew and worked with him, and clips from his career. Continue


Parte 6 | La causa común (1939-1944)

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The Roosevelts
PBS


FDR rompe la tradición del tercer término, tiene dificultades para preparar a un país reacio a entrar en la Segunda Guerra Mundial y, tras el ataque japonés a Pearl Harbor, ayuda a fijar el rumbo de los Aliados hacia la victoria. Mientras tanto, Eleanor se esfuerza por mantener vivas las reformas del Nuevo Trato en tiempos de guerra y viaja al Pacífico para consolar a los militares heridos. Continue


Parte 4 | La tormenta (1920-1933)

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The Roosevelts
PBS


Franklin Roosevelt se postula para vicepresidente en 1920 y parece estar seguro de un futuro aún más brillante hasta que la polio lo devasta. Pasa siete años luchando sin éxito para poder caminar de nuevo, mientras que Eleanor construye su propia vida personal y política. Continue


Parte 2 | En el ruedo (1901-1910)

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The Roosevelts
PBS


Un asesinato lleva a Theodore Roosevelt a la Presidencia, pero en los subsiguientes siete años, él transforma el cargo y hace de sí mismo tal vez el más querido de todos los presidentes, al luchar contra la avaricia corporativa, preservar la naturaleza de Estados Unidos, llevar el mensaje del poder de Estados Unidos a todo el mundo. Continue


The Royal Paintbox

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PBS Arts
PBS


For the first time on film, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales reveals an extraordinary treasure trove of rarely seen art by members of the royal family, past and present, exploring a colorful palette of intimate family memory and observation. This episode features art by members of the royal family down the centuries, including some of HRH the Prince of Wales’ own watercolors. Continue


Full Episode

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Life on the Line: Coming of Age Between Nations
PBS


This half-hour documentary follows a year in the life of 11-year-old Kimberly Torrez. Living steps from the border in Nogales, Mexico, Kimberly crosses each day to attend school just across the line in Arizona. A slice-of-life portrait told through Kimberly’s eyes, the film illuminates the changing face of America through the story of this one family. Continue


Coming to Independent Lens: Twin Sisters

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Independent Lens
PBS


In the Independent Lens documentary Twin Sisters, twin girls are adopted in China as infants by two different sets of parents — one from California, the other from a remote fishing village in Norway. The girls grow up knowing they have a twin living on the other side of the world, and although language is a barrier, the bond between them grows deeper. Continue


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