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Genealogy Roadshow Preview

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Genealogy Roadshow
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Follow a diverse cast of participants on an emotional journey that uses history and science to uncover their fascinating family stories. Each individual’s past will link to a larger community history, revealing the rich cultural tapestry of America. The programs feature participants from three American cities — St. Louis, New Orleans and Philadelphia — who want to explore a genealogical mystery. Continue


December 19 Preview: David Oyelowo

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


Actor David Oyelowo speaks with Charlie Rose about his portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the new film "Selma." Continue


Granito: When the Mountains Tremble: Update (Spanish)

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POV
PBS


Pamela Yates descubre que se equivocó una escena de su película, vuelve a Guatemala para investigar. Continue


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The Queen's Garden
PBS


With permission from the Queen, this program reveals a year in Buckingham Palace Gardens, uncovering a wonderland with a five century history, an urban oasis of wildlife where the Queen grew up and a ‘living museum’ where almost every plant (and some of the animals) have a royal story to tell. Premieres 1/11 at 10 pm ET. Check local listings. Continue


Shikoku

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Sacred Journeys
PBS


The Japanese island of Shikoku is the birthplace of the most revered figure in Japanese Buddhism, the monk and teacher Kobo-Daishi. For hundreds of years, a 750-mile pilgrimage route has circled this mountainous island, connecting 88 separate temples and shrines that claim connection to Daishi, also known as the Great Master. Continue


The Jewel in the Crown - Series Preview

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PBS
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Adapted for television from the four novels by Paul Scott, "The Raj Quartet", The Jewel in the Crown is set in India in the last uneasy years of British rule, when rioting and violence heralded the granting of independence. It is the story of the men and women of both ruling and ruled classes, trying amidst the turmoil to come to terms with the drastic changes taking place around them. Continue


Scenes from Season 2 – V1: Hitler’s Vengeance Missile

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Nazi Mega Weapons
PBS


In retaliation for devastating Allied bombing raids on German cities, Hitler orders the development of a ground breaking weapon: the world's first cruise missile, the V1. This is the story of one of the most ambitious projects of the Third Reich. Continue


The Rose Garden

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The Queen's Garden
PBS


Within the Rose Garden there are 25 flower beds, each home to a different variety of rose. Some of the beds are a hundred-years old. A newer variety, The Royal William, was created for the birth of the Duke of Cambridge. Premieres 1/11 at 10 pm ET. Check local listings. Continue


Klansville U.S.A. Preview

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American Experience
PBS


As the civil rights movement grew in the 1960s, the long-dormant Ku Klux Klan reemerged with a vengeance. North Carolina, long seen as the most progressive southern state, saw a boom in Klan membership under the leadership of Grand Dragon Bob Jones. In just three years, the North Carolina Klan grew to some 10,000 members, helping give the state a new nickname: “Klansville, USA." Continue


Tales from the Royal Bedchamber - Preview

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Tales from the Royal Bedchamber
PBS


Host Lucy Worsley explores the beds of past British monarchs to uncover the secrets of the royal bedchamber. She shows us that our obsession with royal bedrooms, births and succession is nothing new. Continue


Actress-filmmaker Angelina Jolie

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Tavis Smiley
PBS


Jolie chronicles her second feature film directorial venture, "Unbroken," about World War II hero Lou Zamperini. Continue


David Oyelowo on Martin Luther King and "Selma"

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Charlie Rose The Week
PBS


Actor David Oyelowo, who plays Dr. Martin Luther King in the new biopic "Selma," talks with Charlie Rose about the civil rights era and King's legacy. Continue


Granito: When the Mountains Tremble: Update (English)

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POV
PBS


Filmmaker Pamela Yates finds out she got a scene in her 1983 film When the Mountains Tremble wrong, and returns to Guatemala to investigate. Continue


Season 2 Preview

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Nazi Mega Weapons
PBS


In a quest for world domination, the Nazis built some of the biggest and deadliest pieces of military hardware and malevolent technology in history. The new season continues to explore Germany’s engagement in World War II from a unique perspective, uncovering the engineering secrets of iconic structures and weapons. Season 2 premieres 1/7 at 10 pm ET. Check local listings. Continue


Lourdes

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Sacred Journeys
PBS


Lourdes has become one of the holiest Catholic pilgrimage sites in the world, visited annually by more than five million people who come in search of healing from its sacred waters. Since the end of World War II, soldiers from around the world have journeyed to Lourdes seeking healing and unity with one another at a week-long gathering known as the International Military Pilgrimage. Continue


Ben Franklin's Bones: Preview

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Secrets of the Dead
PBS


In November 1997, when the skeletal remains of at least 28 bodies were unearthed in the basement of an elegant townhouse, police feared it was the work of a serial killer. But when research indicated the bones actually dated to the mid-1700s, the implications became even more dramatic. This was no ordinary house: 36 Craven Street was the former residence of Benjamin Franklin. Continue


Garden Parties

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The Queen's Garden
PBS


Every year, the Queen hosts a small number of prestigious garden parties to thank people who have contributed to the community, country and commonwealth. These parties are part of the garden's cycle of life. Premieres 1/11 at 10 pm ET. Check local listings. Continue


The Queen's Bees

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The Queen's Garden
PBS


The Queen's bees live in four wooden palaces on the island in the lake at Buckingham Palace Gardens. The bees find a supply of top quality nectar along the herbaceous border along the lake in the gardens, helping them produce honey. Premieres 1/11 at 10 pm ET. Check local listings. Continue


Beyond the Doc: Do You Believe It?

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American Experience
PBS


From shrunken heads to chewing gum statues to woolly mammoth hair, the Ripley's Warehouse in Florida contains 10,000 bizarre artifacts that grew from Robert Ripley's original collection. Continue


The Candy Bomber

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PBS Specials
PBS


Hear the heartwarming true story of Colonel Gail “Hal” Halvorsen, the American pilot who brought joy to children living in the rubble of post-war Germany by dropping treats from his plane during the Berlin Airlift in 1948. Continue


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