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Resurrecting Richard III Preview

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Secrets of the Dead
PBS


In 2011, a group of amateur historians made an incredible archaeological find: the bones of King Richard III, hunchbacked, with an arrow through the spine. Richard is thought of as the most evil king to have ruled England and also as a fearsome warrior, despite the extreme curvature of his spine. Now, scientists are testing the bones to find out more about the king. Continue


The Roosevelts: An Intimate History - Preview

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The Roosevelts
PBS


Ken Burns’s seven-part documentary weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics. The 14-hour series marks the first time their individual stories have been woven into a single narrative. Continue


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The Fidel Castro Tapes
PBS


In 1959, Fidel Castro rose to power in Cuba. He has been one of the most controversial figures in the world ever since. This is the story of the Cuban dictator’s turbulent career, told in part through media reports, rare images and recordings. Continue


PBS Previews: The Roosevelts

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The Roosevelts
PBS


THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY, a new, seven-part documentary by Ken Burns, will air beginning September 14, 2014. The film weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics. The series marks the first time their individual stories have been woven into a single narrative. Continue


Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself - Preview

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American Masters
PBS


Explore the tall-tale life of participatory journalist and Paris Review co-founder George Plimpton. Continue


Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle - Preview

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Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle
PBS


Examine the life and mysterious death of pioneering Mexican-American journalist Ruben Salazar. Continue


Muhammad Ali's Toughest Fight

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Independent Lens
PBS


He may have been the World Champion in the ring but the toughest fight of boxer Muhammad Ali's life was held outside sports arena. Explore the many obstacles Ali overcame in this vivid new comic created by artist Gavin Aung Than in conjunction with the Independent Lens broadcast premiere of The Trials of Muhammad Ali. Continue


Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America Trailer

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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America
PBS


To Olmsted, a park was both a work of art and a necessity for urban life. Olmsted’s efforts to preserve nature created an “environmental ethic” decades before the environmental movement became a force in American politics. With gorgeous cinematography, and compelling commentary this film presents the biography of a man whose parks and preservation are an essential part of American life. Continue


American Revolutionary - Trailer

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POV
PBS


Meet Grace Lee Boggs, a Chinese American philosopher in Detroit who has been waging a revolution for 75 years. Her story unfurls to portray an evolving city—and to examine the power of ideas and imagination to propel change. Continue


Dr. Livingstone Discovers & Names Victoria Falls

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Secrets of the Dead
PBS


Livingstone charted large parts of the continent previously unseen by European eyes. Where there was once a blank space, he filled in the map of Africa. One of Livingstone’s most famous discoveries was the Victoria Falls on the Zambesi River. Continue


The Fidel Castro Tapes

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The Fidel Castro Tapes
PBS


The Fidel Castro Tapes features rarely- and never-before-seen images to tell the life story of the controversial leader of Cuba. Continue


American Revolutionary: Meet Grace Lee Boggs

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POV
PBS


Meet Grace Lee Boggs, waging a revolution for over 75 years. Continue


Author Betty Medsgar on her new book 'The Burglary'

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Betty Medsger sat down with chief correspondent Jeffrey Brown to talk about her new book, "The Burglary," about the unlikely group that stole papers from the FBI in 1971. That theft provided evidence of a wide-scale surveillance of U.S. citizens. For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art Continue


Episode XII: Industry

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Craft in America
PBS


Industry: Handmade in the Creative Economy. Featuring Gee’s Bend quilters Lucy Mingo & Mary Ann Pettway, quilter Joe Cunningham, boat builder Graham McKay & Lowell’s Boat Shop, artist Bethanne Knudson & Libby O'Bryan & The Oriole Mill, jewelry artist Shane Yamane, Etsy. Continue


The New Deal and The Origins of Our Time

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The Open Mind
PBS


Author, Ira Katznelson, discusses his new book about the age of Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman, "Fear Itself, The New Deal and The origins of Our Time". Continue


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Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle
PBS


This documentary examines the life and mysterious death of pioneering Mexican-American journalist Ruben Salazar. At the heart of the story is his transformation from a mainstream, establishment Los Angeles Times reporter to a supporter and primary chronicler of the radical Chicano movement of the late 1960s. Killed by a law enforcement officer in 1970, Salazar became an instant martyr. Continue


Dr. Livingstone Concocts "Rousers" to Fight Malaria

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Secrets of the Dead
PBS


150 years ago, malaria was a mystery to doctors in Africa and the west. On earlier expeditions, when Livingstone travelled along these same river banks, he recorded suffering from malaria dozens of times. Livingstone develops his own medicine and pioneered a systematic dosage to keep him alive. The main ingredient was quinine, found in the bark of the South American cinchona tree. Continue


Olmsted and Chicago

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Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America
PBS


Olmsted and Vaux design a residential community that would be called Riverside. It’s among the first of the utopian garden suburbs. Later Olmsted and Vaux’s design for a Chicago park system were interrupted by the great Chicago Fire, but when the city began to play the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 they called on Olmsted once again. Continue


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