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Ben Franklin's Balloons Preview

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NOVA
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Experts recreate the French’s daring first manned flights, which Franklin had chronicled. Airing October 22, 2014 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


Civilization (Hour 2) - Preview

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Civilization: The West and the Rest with Niall Ferguson
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Examine the West’s rise to global dominance based on Niall Ferguson’s six principles of prosperity. Continue


Declaration Signers

PBS NewsHour
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Ray Suarez talk with authors Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese about the men who signed the Declaration of Independence. Continue


The Journal: Historian Thomas Cahill

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Bill Moyers
PBS


Bill Moyers interviews best-selling historian Thomas Cahill in a far ranging interview that takes viewers from the Coliseum in Rome to death row in Texas.Cahill, who is best known for his The Hinges of History series of books, which includes the widely read How the Irish Saved Civilization. Continue


The Journal: Johnston, Unger and Kaye

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Bill Moyers
PBS


David Cay Johnston who says America's system has been rigged to benefit the super-rich. Harvey J. Kaye whose book Thomas Paine and the Promise of America channels the "the greatest radical of a radical age." Craig Unger, author of the bestselling House of Bush, House of Saud. A Bill Moyers essay on Martin Luther King, Jr., LBJ, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Continue


The Journal: John Lithgow

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Bill Moyers
PBS


He's played heroes, villains, saints, sinners, a ballet-dancing elephant, and a space alien, now actor and children's author John Lithgow - best known as Dick Solomon from 3rd Rock from the Sun - reveals a new side of himself: poetry lover. The award-winning stage and screen star Lithgow shares his favorite poems, insights into acting and thoughts on art. Continue


Time Team Special Edition - Preview

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Time Team America
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Accompany a team of archaeologists on an expedition to Jamestown and to Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace. 6/5/2012 Continue


Finding Your Roots: Michelle Rodriguez, Adrian Grenier &...

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PBS Presents
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See how the American experience has been shaped by people who were in the New World long before the Mayflower. 5/20/2012 Continue


Finding Your Roots: Sanjay Gupta, Margaret Cho & Martha...

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PBS


Catch a glimpse of three distinct yet oddly overlapping experiences of families leaving their homes and becoming American. 5/6/2012 Continue


Altanta, GA (Hour One) - Preview

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Antiques Roadshow
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A decorative egg with a Faberge mark that may not be all that it seems; a 1787 land grant signed by Benjamin Franklin; and a New York Chippendale corner chair, circa 1760. 4/16/2012 Continue


Episode Three: A Leap of Faith

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The Story of the Jews
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Simon Schama explores the bright, hopeful moment when Enlightenment thinkers and revolutionary armies brought ghetto walls crashing down — allowing Jews to weave their wisdom, creativity and energies into the very fabric of modern life in Europe. Continue


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The National Parks
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Filmmaker Ken Burns and his longtime colleague Dayton Duncan take us on a behind the scenes tour of their new PBS series, THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA'S BEST IDEA. The team explains why they chose The Parks as their subject, as well as describing their five-year journey through research, scripting, filming and editing the series. Continue


The Journal: Robert Reich and Kaye and Brookhiser

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Bill Moyers
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Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich sits down with Bill Moyers to talk about the influence of lobbyists on policy, the economy, and the ongoing debate over public health care. On the 200th anniversary of Thomas Paine's death, Bill Moyers discuss the influential early American with scholar Harvey J. Kaye and National Review senior editor Richard Brookhiser. Continue


The Journal: Race in America

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Bill Moyers
PBS


With the noose and the lynching tree entering the national discussion, Bill Moyers interviews theologian James Cone about how these powerful images relate to the symbol of the cross and how they signify both tragedy and triumph. Dr. Cone is the Charles A. Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York. Also, singer Berenice Johnson Reagon. Continue


Bill Moyers Journal: John Lithgow

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Bill Moyers
PBS


Actor and children's author John Lithgow - best known as Dick Solomon from NBC's hit show 3rd Rock from the Sun - reveals a new side of himself... poetry lover. The award-winning stage and screen star Lithgow shares his favorite poems, insights into acting, and thoughts on the enduring power of art. Continue


Michael Wood's Story of England - Preview

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PBS Presents
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Visit the village of Kibworth, Leicestershire, with historian Michael Wood as he tells the 2,000-year-old story of this one settlement throughout English history. 7/3/2012 Continue


Civilization: The West and the Rest with Niall Ferguson,...

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PBS Presents
PBS


Examine the West's rise to global dominance based on Niall Ferguson's six principles of prosperity. 5/29/2012 Continue


Finding Your Roots: John Legend, Wanda Sykes, Margarett...

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PBS Presents
PBS


Hear the stories of free black ancestors of John Legend, Wanda Sykes, Margarett Cooper and Dr. Gates. 5/13/2012 Continue


Civilization - Preview

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Civilization: The West and the Rest with Niall Ferguson
PBS


What led the West to be so influential? And how long will the West sustain its supremacy? Airs on Tuesdays, March 4 and 11, 2014 on PBS (check local listings). Continue


Finding Your Roots: Angela Buchdahl, Rick Warren & Yasir...

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PBS Presents
PBS


Through the histories of clergy of three different faiths, unearth a story about the spiritual foundations of this country. 4/15/2012 Continue


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