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THE VIETNAM WAR

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides—Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam.

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BIG PACIFIC

Plunge into the Pacific with researchers and cinematographers and see the ocean’s rare and dazzling creatures in a way never before seen on television. The show examines an ocean that covers a third of the Earth’s surface.

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MASTERPIECE: ENDEAVOR

Shaun Evans (The Take, The Last Weekend, Silk), charms audiences with his portrayal of the cerebral and solitary Detective Constable Morse in Endeavour, written by Inspector Lewis creator and Inspector Morse writer Russell Lewis.

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MASTERPIECE: GRANTCHESTER

James Norton stars as the handsome, jazz-loving vicar Sidney Chambers, with Robson Green as his law-enforcement ally, Inspector Geordie Keating, in Grantchester, a mystery series based on the acclaimed novels by James Runcie. Although Sidney lives the life of a clergyman, sometimes he can’t help but fall into more worldly habits as he solves murders in the bucolic village of Grantchester.

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RARE: CREATURES OF THE PHOTO ARK

RARE travels with renowned photographer Joel Sartore as he photographs at-risk and rare species in the wild, in zoos, in nature preserves and explores his Photo Ark initiative. This captivating and visually stunning special will reveal why ensuring species' futures matters to us all.

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MY MOTHER AND OTHER STRANGERS

Set in Northern Ireland during World War Two, My Mother and Other Strangers follows the fortunes of the Coyne family and their neighbors as they struggle to maintain a normal life after a huge United States Army Air Force (USAAF) airfield, with 4,000 service men and women, lands in the middle of their rural parish.

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THE STORY OF CHINA

Set in Northern Ireland during World War Two, My Mother and Other Strangers follows the fortunes of the Coyne family and their neighbors as they struggle to maintain a normal life after a huge United States Army Air Force (USAAF) airfield, with 4,000 service men and women, lands in the middle of their rural parish.

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AMERICAN EPIC

In the late 1920s, record companies sent talent scouts across the United States, searching for new artists and sounds. They traveled to remote regions with a recording machine, auditioned thousands of everyday Americans, and issued their music on phonograph records. It was the first time America heard itself, and the artists they discovered transformed American music forever. AMERICAN EPIC, a new three-part documentary, tells the extraordinary story of this trailblazing era when modern music was born.

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FOOD - DELICIOUS SCIENCE

Michael and James explore the effect of "Food on the Brain." The brain is one of the greediest organs in the body in terms of the energy it needs to run. The way it influences our diet is, in the main, by generating the cravings we all experience.

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TAMING NEW MEXICO - A NEW MEXICO PBS ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Peering through the lens of the federal court system, its judges and institutions, Taming New Mexico canvasses centuries of New Mexico History. The film documents how New Mexico transitioned from the Spanish-Mexican rule of law to today’s American legal system. Taming New Mexico chronicles the pivotal cases, significant issues, and powerful personalities that shaped and transformed New Mexico’s legal and cultural landscape. Through this unique history, viewers get a glimpse of what it means to administer justice in the 21st century. Narrated by veteran reporter and former ABC News anchor Sam Donaldson. Featuring noted NM Historian Paul Hutton.

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MASTERPIECE: HOME FIRES

In the late 1920s, record companies sent talent scouts across the United States, searching for new artists and sounds. They traveled When a rural English town finds itself on the verge of World War II, two powerful women struggle to put aside their differences in The Women’s Institute and join forces amidst the chaos and uncertainty of wartime. Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey) and Francesca Annis (Reckless, Cranford) star in this heartwarming story of courage, friendship, and holding onto light in our darkest moments.

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MASTERPIECE: TO WALK INVISIBLE - THE BRONTE SISTERS

Learn the extraordinary story of how, against all odds, the famous literary trio had their genius for writing romantic novels recognized in a male-dominated 19th-century world.

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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: THE GREAT WAR

In conjunction with the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into the war on April 6, 1917, The Great War, a six-hour documentary presented over three nights, explores how World War I changed America and the world. Drawing on the latest scholarship, including unpublished diaries, memoirs and letters, The Great War tells the rich and complex story of the conflict through the voices of nurses, journalists, aviators and the American troops who came to be known as “doughboys.” The series explores the experiences of African-American and Latino soldiers, suffragists, Native American “code talkers,” and others whose participation in the war to “make the world safe for democracy” has been largely forgotten.

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NATURE: VIVA PUERTO RICO

Viva Puerto Rico follows the work of three conservationists and the ways in which each is trying to restore populations of the island’s most endangered species: the Puerto Rican Amazon parrot, Leatherback turtle, and manatee.

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MASTERPIECE: VICTORIA

In 1837, a diminutive, neglected teenager is crowned Queen Victoria, navigates the scandal, corruption, and political intrigues of the Court, and soon rises to become the most powerful woman in the world. Victoria stars Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) as Queen Victoria in a highly anticipated series that follows the drama of the candid, spirited monarch.


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CITY IN THE SKY

At any one time, there are a million people airborne somewhere in the world. That equates to an entire airborne city - a ‘city in the sky’. So what does it take to run a ‘city’ at 30,000 feet? In this series, we set off around the world to uncover the invisible global networks and complex logistics that make it all possible.


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AFRICA'S GREAT CIVILIZATIONS

In his new six-hour series, Africa's Great Civilizations, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a new look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century. This is a breathtaking and personal journey through two hundred thousand years of history, from the origins, on the African continent, of art, writing and civilization itself, through the millennia in which Africa and Africans shaped not only their own rich civilizations, but also the wider world.


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NATURE: SPY IN THE WILD

In the most innovative series NATURE has ever presented, the five-part “Spy in the Wild” employs over 30 animatronic “spycams” disguised as animals to secretly record behavior in the wild. These spy cameras reveal animals as having emotions and behavior similar to humans – specifically, a capacity to love, grieve, deceive, cooperate, and invent.


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AMERICAN MASTERS: MAYA ANGELOU - AND STILL I RISE

Distinctly referred to as “a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” Dr. Maya Angelou led a prolific life. She inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. Best known for her autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, she gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before.


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MERCY STREET

The second season of this Civil War-era drama continues to explore the growing chaos within Alexandria, as allegiances blur and loyalties shift. Season 2 aired January 22 - March 5, 2017.


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FORCES OF NATURE

Forces of Nature illustrates how we experience Earth’s natural forces, including shape, elements, color and motion. Although we can’t immediately feel the motion of Earth’s fundamental forces, we witness the consequences, such as tidal bores surging through the Amazon rainforest or the intense and ruinous power of hurricanes.


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LANDMARK'S LIVE: ALICIA KEYS

Landmarks Live in Concert debuts on Friday January 20 at 9PM (check local listings) with Grammy Award-winning artist, Alicia Keys. A native New Yorker, Keys performs in notable NYC locations, including the world famous Circle Line harbor tour and Harlem’s Apollo Theater.

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MASTERPIECE: SHERLOCK

The world’s only consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch), teams up with his long-suffering, faithful friend, Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman), to solve a dizzying array of crimes and battle diabolical villains with his signature deductive reasoning and his stunning lack of social grace.

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