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Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 10:00pm
Filmmakers Corner: What Does Trouble Mean: Nate Smith's Revolution
"What Does Trouble Mean" tells the story of the late local civil rights activist Nate Smith who fought to get African American workers on construction crews during the city’s building renaissance in the 1970’s. It includes re-enactments, news footage, and interviews. more info | more stories like this

Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 8:00pm
Tales from the Royal Bedchamber
Lucy Worsley gets into bed with Britain’s past monarchs to uncover the secrets of the royal bedchamber. She reveals that the obsession with royal bedrooms, births and succession is nothing new. In fact, the rise and fall of the royals’ magnificent beds reflects the changing fortunes of the monarchy itself. more info | more stories like this

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 8:00pm
Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler
Join host Bruce Feiler on an unprecedented journey to the world’s most meaningful landscapes and rigorous religious pilgrimages. Feiler and contemporary sojourners journey to sacred sites cherished by billions and visited annually by hundreds of millions of pilgrims. Each episode follows a modern-day pilgrim on a private spiritual journey. The series presents a comprehensive picture of the practice of pilgrimage in its varied expressions around the globe, over thousands of years. more info | more stories like this

Friday, December 26, 2014 at 9:00pm
American Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered
Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903-October 14, 1977) was, without doubt, the most popular and influential multi-media star of the first half of the 20th century. For more than three decades, through radio, film, television and records, he reigned supreme. This new documentary explores the life and legend of this iconic performer, revealing a man far more complex than his public persona. support this program | | more stories like this

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 8:00pm
Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler
Join host Bruce Feiler on an unprecedented journey to the world’s most meaningful landscapes and rigorous religious pilgrimages. Feiler and contemporary sojourners journey to sacred sites cherished by billions and visited annually by hundreds of millions of pilgrims. Each episode follows a modern-day pilgrim on a private spiritual journey. The series presents a comprehensive picture of the practice of pilgrimage in its varied expressions around the globe, over thousands of years. more info | more stories like this

Monday, January 12, 2015 at 10:00pm
Independent Lens: Evolution of a Criminal
Years ago, 16-year-old honor student Darius Clark Monroe was arrested for robbing a Bank of America. Seventeen years after serving his sentence, Monroe returns to his childhood home and encounters the people affected by the robbery: his family, victims at the bank and his partners in crime. In this emotionally compelling documentary executive-produced by Spike Lee, Darius, now 33, turns the camera on a past he deeply regrets and tries to make the audience understand how he came to make the decision he made without providing excuses for his actions. By Darius Clark Monroe. more info | more stories like this

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featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

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