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The Jewel in the Crown - Series Preview

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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
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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


Saving South Africa's Constitutional Court art collection

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PBS NewsHour
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Justice Edwin Cameron of South Africa's Constitutional Court talks to senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown about the symbolism and importance of the high court's art collection and the need to preserve it. For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art Continue


Ken Burns’s The Roosevelts: The Truth Outside the Frame

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POV
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Tom Roston discusses Ken Burns's The Roosevelts on POV's Doc Soup blog Continue


Web Exclusive: Japanese-American Internees Today

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American Masters
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Photographer Paul Kitagaki Jr. found surviving Japanese-Americans who were photographed by Dorothea Lange and others as they were taken to internment camps during World War II. This forced relocation process was led by the U.S. War Relocation Authority in 1942. Kitagaki took portraits of these former internees, often taking the photos in the same locations or arrangements as the 1942 photos. Continue


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The Fidel Castro Tapes
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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


Dick Cavett's Watergate - Preview

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PBS


Mark the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation with archival clips from “The Dick Cavett Show.” Continue


Lange's Eye on The Great Depression and Sharecropping

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American Masters
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Dorothea Lange's photographed resilient men and women struggling with the Great Depression and sharecropping system. Lange tells the story of Tom Collins, the manager of "Migratory Labor Camp," whom she met. He became a character in John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath. American Masters: Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning premieres Friday, August 29 at 9-11 pm on PBS. Continue


Al Capone

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Al Capone — the quintessential self-made American man, ruthless killer or both? Just his name sparks images of pin-stripe suits and bloody violence. To this day, Americans are fascinated by this celebrity gangster. The question is why? Continue


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Secrets of Underground London
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On the surface, London is a buzzing, modern metropolis—but underneath lies a secret, hidden world, all but forgotten by the millions of people above. This program uncovers 2,000 years of subterranean history: a world of ancient caves and perfectly preserved Roman remains; mysterious rivers and gruesome plague pits; impenetrable vaults and top-secret bunkers. Continue


Ben Franklin's Bones: Preview

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Secrets of the Dead
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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


Hitmakers

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PBS Arts
PBS


Here is an up-close look at the music industry’s resilience in the digital age, from the perspective of groundbreaking artists, music label mavericks and game-changing managers. These crucial players have shaped the music business over the past 100 years, changing pop culture in the process. Continue


The Act of Killing: Filmmaker Interview

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POV
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Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer on the making of his film The Act of Killing. Continue


Cuban Missle Crisis

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Three Men Go to War
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Premiering on the 50th anniversary of the missile crisis, "Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go to War" focuses on three central figures in the crisis — President John F. Kennedy, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Continue


MAKERS Season 2 - Preview

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Makers: Women Who Make America
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Six new documentaries in the MAKERS project feature groundbreaking American women in different spheres of influence: war, comedy, space, business, Hollywood and politics. Airs Tuesdays, September 30-November 4, 2014 at 9/8c. Check your local listings. Continue


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Secrets of Westminster
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From the outside, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben are the classic London emblems of historic British democracy. Today, this building stands as a monument to a fair and open political system, but was this always the case? Go inside its gothic walls and discover the hidden worlds of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, where back-stabbing, intrigue and traditions are the order of the da Continue


The Roosevelts: An Intimate History - Preview

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The Roosevelts
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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


Nobel-winning South African author Nadine Gordimer in 1987

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Nadine Gordimer, a South African Nobel Prize-winning author who wrote about the oppression in her country during the apartheid-era, has died at the age of 90. She spoke with the NewsHour’s Charlayne Hunter-Gault in 1987. Continue


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Secrets of Underground London
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On the surface, London is a buzzing, modern metropolis—but underneath lies a secret, hidden world, all but forgotten by the millions of people above. This program uncovers 2,000 years of subterranean history: a world of ancient caves and perfectly preserved Roman remains; mysterious rivers and gruesome plague pits; impenetrable vaults and top-secret bunkers. Continue


LGBT Pride: Movies That Rocked Their World

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Independent Lens
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June is LGBT Pride Month and Independent Lens decided to honor the occasion by reaching out to a few directors who've made films for PBS to contribute their own picks for the gay-themed films (features or documentaries) that affected them most profoundly. Continue


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