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    Playing For Change: Peace Through Music

    Playing For Change: Peace Through Music

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    This is the documentary of the unparalleled international musical collaboration that is going on a national tour. The tour was preempted by a series of shows that got rave reviews in Los Angeles, New Orleans, and the UK. The Playing For Change band features musicians from around the globe, many of whom appeared in the now ubiquitous "Stand By Me" video (which has been viewed on the internet more than 30 million times) including New Orleans based blues singer Grandpa Elliott and soul singer Clarence Bekker from Amsterdam. It will air nationally as part of special programming airing on PBS Stations beginning August 2009 (check local listings).moreless
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    Latin Music USA

    Latin Music USA

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    This show takes a look at how Latin music has influenced so many of the popular genres of music in America today including: jazz, rock, country, rhythm and blues.
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    Ken Burns: Baseball

    Ken Burns: Baseball

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    It is an epic overflowing with heroes and hopefuls, scoundrels and screwballs. It is a saga spanning the quest for racial justice, the clash of labor and management, the transformation of popular culture, the limits of legality, and the unfolding of the national pastime. It is history as witnessed from the sun-drenched fields of small-town America and the gritty, makeshift diamonds of urban sandlots. Here is the story of a nation at work and play. Here is your story. Experience it anew in ten thrilling "innings" from master storyteller and award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns.moreless
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    Bloopy's Buddies

    Bloopy's Buddies

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    TV show for young children, starring the comedian Jonathan Winters with the help of a puppet named Bloopy teach kids about health, safety and exercise.
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    Manor House

    Manor House

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    Also known as The Edwardian Country House. The scullery maid quits in a huff. The first footman and the hall boy are found passed out on the estate grounds, still drunk from an all-night bender. And just when it seems that things couldn't possibly get any worse, the hall boy and the new scullery maid are caught doing more than the dishes. It's hard to find good help, especially when the servants are attractive, 21st-century twenty-somethings accustomed to having their own way and answering to no one. But this is the lot in Edwardian life at Manderston, a 109-room Scottish mansion, the setting for the latest PBS "hands-on history" series. Presiding over the young servants are the no-nonsense butler and the matronly housekeeper. And above them all, literally and figuratively, is the aristocratic family living a life of elaborate banquets and balls upstairs. The servants are gossiping and all of it is true in Manor House. A fascinating look at the rigid social hierarchy of Edwardian Britain, this six-part series continues the tradition established by The 1900 House and Frontier House , cultural-reality series that document the experiences of real-life, modern people living in another historic time period that is authentically re-created. "The series is as much about social status, interaction and behavior as it is about leaving the modern world and all of its technological conveniences behind," said executive producer Beth Hoppe. "There are three distinct social classes in Manor House— the aristocratic family, the upper servants and the lower servants — all under one roof but living very separate and unequal lives. The house is like a microcosm of early 20th-century Britain, and it's fascinating to see what happens when the participants bring their modern ideas and identities into that situation." The 19 British participants in Manor House, chosen from nearly 8,000 applicants, were each given rulebooks based on household manuals and etiquette guides of the day. Twelve servants work around the clock to keep life in a rural Edwardian mansion running smoothly while tending to the five members of the "aristocratic" Olliff-Cooper family. Living in cramped quarters, the servants have no time off and are forbidden such basic freedoms as fraternizing or choosing when to take their weekly bath. When a member of the aristocratic family passes them, they must avert their eyes and do their best to become invisible. The experiment, representing the years 1905 to 1914, was conducted for three months. The series originally aired under the name The Edwardian Country House Tuesdays from April 23 to May 28, 2002 on the U.K. network Channel 4. The U.S. run of the series in April 2003 on PBS, when it was renamed Manor House, had slightly altered episode titles and included more footage than was shown in the U.K. to make the episodes longer. Broadcast History ----------------- Channel 4 (UK): Upstairs Downstairs - Apr 23, 2002, Tue - 9:00pm Up to Scratch - Apr 30, 2002, Tue - 9:00pm The Servants Revolt - May 7, 2002, Tue - 9:00pm Cold Comfort - May 14, 2002, Tue - 9:00pm Home and Empire - May 21, 2002, Tue - 9:00pm Winners and Losers - May 28, 2002, Tue - 9:00pm PBS (US): Upstairs Downstairs - Apr 28, 2003, Mon - 8:00pm Making the Grade - Apr 28, 2003, Mon - 9:00pm The Servants Revolt - Apr 29, 2003, Tue - 8:00pm Tough Love - Apr 29, 2003, Tue - 9:00pm Days of Empire - Apr 30, 2003, Wed - 8:00pm Winners and Losers - Apr 30, 2003, Wed - 9:00pmmoreless
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    Noddy

    Noddy

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    Noddy was the brainchild of Enid Blyton, who in 1949 authored the children's book Noddy Goes to Toyland. That was just the beginning of a long and prosperous journey. In 1975 Brian Cosgrove and Mark Hall worked out of Stop Frame Productions to create stop-action animated shorts surrounding Britain's storybook legend Noddy, the central figure in Toyland. He was a character of boundless spirit, one who never left Cosgrove-Hall Productions or the devoted fans. Before the age of 50 (theoretically), Noddy had earned worldwide fame. Only one land eluded him: America. The Noddy guide at TV.com is devoted to the 1998-99 North American "expanded" version of the newer Noddy animations produced by Brian Cosgrove and Mark Hall. These larger programs were set in a toy store called the NODDY Shop. Noah, a former old salt, ran the store and gave his young friends full writ to play with his favorite toys. None was more beloved than Noddy. When the kids pretended, action shifted to the Cosgrove-Hall production, with soundtracks rerecorded in North American dialects and speech habits. The Noddy series listed here, began airing on selected PBS affiliates August 31, 1998. A more nationwide audience was realized September 28, as Noddy was given the task of replacing The Magic School Bus. PBS affiliates ran Noddy through 65 half-hour programs and one 60-minute Christmas special. Then, on September 1, 2000, some PBS stations jilted Noddy because production had stopped. PBS was more interested in cashing in on Clifford the Big Red Dog. Reruns of this Noddy series continued until Setpember 13, 2002, with the last airing on WNYE in Brooklyn. But, just like Thomas the Tank Engine, nothing can keep Noddy down. PBS recently cemented a deal to broadcast Make Way for Noddy in the U.S. for the first time, beginning in 2005.moreless
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    Frontier House

    Frontier House

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    From the executive producer that brought The 1900 House and The 1940s House, and later Manor House and Colonial House is Frontier House about three modern families living the life of the 1883 American west. They have to work very hard for five months building cabins, planting crops, churning butter, chopping wood, harvesting hay, and preparing for winter in the Montana wilderness. It's sort of a mix of Little House on the Prairie and Survivor. The Families: Brooks: Rudy Brooks: (68) from California, is a retired correctional officer. Nate's father. Nate Brooks: (27) from Massachusetts, was a student events coordinator at Fisher College in Boston. Kristen McLeod: (28) has been living in Boston for the last few years, where she was employed as a case manager for a local welfare-to-work program. Glenn: Mark Glenn: (45) chairman of the medical and pharmacy technology departments at a community college in Tennessee. Karen Glenn: (36) a registered nurse and has been working in the school system in Robertson County, Tennessee. Erinn Patton (12) Logan Patton (8) Clune: Gordon Clune: (41) president of Clune Industries, an aerospace manufacturing company in Los Angeles. Adrienne Clune: (40) mother. Aine (pronounced Ahnya) (15) Tracy (15) (her cousin) Justin (11) Conor (9)moreless
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    Timothy Goes to School

    Timothy Goes to School

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    Timothy Goes to School explores the experiences and feelings of children in kindergarten. Based on a series of children's books by acclaimed author/illustrator Rosemary Wells, the charming animated television program aims to assuage kid's fears about starting kindergarten. Chronicling the comedic adventures of a bright young raccoon named Timothy and classmates such as Nora the boisterous mouse, Fritz the curious skunk, Lilly the forgetful fox, and Yoko the violin-playing cat, the warmhearted series shows that while school can be a lot of work, it can also be a lot of fun. This series teaches youngsters how to behave in school and having a positive attitude - feeling good in school and learning more about the world. A raccoon named Timothy starts kindergarten, and meets many new people and many new friends. He helps others with their challenges and they would help Timothy on something he is struggling on. Yoko, a Japanese cat who is one of Timothy's best friends, is a very talented violin player Fritz the skunk is another one of Timothy's friends who wants to discover new things, leaving a mess behind. Charles is a shy little mouse while Nora is a loud little mouse. Claude is a smart raccoon who thinks he is better than everyone else, Lilly is a forgetful fox, Grace is a wonderful cat dancer, and Doris is a beaver who loves different kinds of paintings than everyone else. The learning components of the school comes from Mrs. Jenkins who taught everyone to get along, helps whenever someone is needed, sings to make all the students happy and Mrs. Appleberry who is student teacher. Henry is the custodian of the school, as well as the school-bus driver, and many of the students consider him a friend. Timothy Goes to School was first released to the U.S. September 30, 2000 as part of an umbrella package called PBSKids Bookworm Bunch. The series was packaged in a three-hour block along with George Shrinks, Corduroy, Elliot Moose, Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse, and Seven Little Monsters. PBS trimmed the three-hour block to a two-hour version, discarding Corduroy and Elliot Moose in late September 2001. PBSKids Bookworm Bunch aired for the last time on Labor Day weekend 2004, and all PBS rights to Timothy Goes to School went with it. Some of the other programs remain today as full length programs on PBSKids, while others are now a part of NBC's Qubo block. Timothy later aired on both TLC and Discovery Kids. About the Author of Timothy Goes to School: One of America's most important and prominent author/illustrators, Rosemary Wells has crafted the words and pictures of more than 50 books for children, including Shy Charles, Noisy Nora and the popular Max and Ruby series, which has also been adapted as a television program. Her keen understanding of children is the hallmark of her story-telling. By engaging young readers on their own level and timing, Wells connects and creates a safe place for kids to learn, grow and feel good about themselves and their special world. Currently, Timothy Goes to School does not air on any U.S. network. It was dropped from Discovery Kids in 2006, though it's possible it may resurface at some point in the future. Two DVD releases are available. For those viewing in Canada, the program can be seen on the Knowledge Network in 15 minute blocks at 5 P.M. weekdays. It can also be seen on Treehouse TV at various times. Check listings in other markets.moreless
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    Glass with Vicki Payne

    Glass with Vicki Payne

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    Glass With Vicki Payne is an educational program from the American Public Broadcasting System with a celebrity lifestyle and garden expert, hosting the show. Veteran TV personality, Vicki Payne, presents half hour do-it yourself glasswork episodes for hobbyist interested in creating some appealing items for their home. Vicki works with experts in the glass industry, who stop by her studio to show the host how to work with both hot and stained glass. Vicki opens the season with instruction on how to repair broken glass objects and how to use glass cutters properly. Stained glass is next on the show's agenda when Vicki learns how to make a stained glass portrait of her cat. The projects vary as the season progresses, as Vicki works with different artists who demonstrate their craft, which includes making a glass gazing ball, working with art clay and glass, restoring delicate antiques and creating glass jewelry. By the end of the season, well-known artist, Theresa Farrar and Michael Kitchen, add to Vicki's entourage of celebrity guests.moreless
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    Once Upon A Classic

    Once Upon A Classic

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    Between 1976 and 1980 PBS broadcast this series. It included classic stories filmed in England, which were then aired in thirty minute segments over a period of several weeks. Separating the major series there were single episode specials.

    Some of the stories included in the series were: Great Expectations, What Katie Did, Little Lord Faulteroy, Heidi, The Secret Garden, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, The Prince and the Pauper, Dominique, The Leatherstocking Tales, Lights! Camera! Action!, Lorna Doone, Mill on the Floss, Robin Hood, Ivanhoe, The Old Curiosity Shop, A Tale of Two Cities, John Halifax-Gentlemen, and King Arthur.moreless
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    Flambards

    Flambards

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    set in England during World War I, an orphan lives with her uncle
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    Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse

    Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse

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    Welcome to the Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse Guide at TV.com! Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse was first released to the U.S. September 30, 2000 as part of an umbrella package called PBS Kids Bookworm Bunch. The series was packaged in a three-hour block along with Timothy Goes to School, George Shrinks, Corduroy, Elliot Moose, and Seven Little Monsters. PBS trimmed the three-hour block to a two-hour version, discarding Corduroy and Elliot Moose in late September 2001. PBS Kids Bookworm Bunch aired for the last time on Labor Day weekend 2004, and all PBS rights to Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse went with it. Synopsis When 9 year old Eddy takes a summer job working at Fast Talkin' Jack's Carnival, he makes fast friends with the crew of the show and is as happy as a clam to learn that he can talk to the animal stars! The animals quickly become his closest friends and his partners in figuring out just how one navigates this big bad world of ours. Eddy's first and best friend at the Carnival is Marvin - a gentle, funny and very talented horse who can dance to beat the band! Marvin left the carnival once for a successful run on Broadway, but soon discovered that the fame and money didn't bring him the happiness he had back at the carnival and so he returned to his friends. Marvin is a born storyteller, and Eddy loves to sit and listen to Marvin's tales of is adventures in show-business. Characters Marvin Marvin loves to hang out with his carnival friends: Eddy, the 9-year-old who took a summer job under the "Big Top," Diamonds the Elephant, Elizabeth the Emotional Pig and Stripes the Tiger. It's easy to see why he's their leader: Marvin's stable, logical, sensitive and caring. And he has one love in the world: dancing. Marvin LOVES to dance. Tap-dance, in fact! Now that's something you don't want to miss. Episodes About the Author: Betty and Michael Paraskevas are the mother and son duo behind Monster Beach, The Tangerine Bear and 15 other well-read books for young children. The talented team joined Nelvana's growing production slate in 1999 as the co-creators of Marvin The Tap-Dancing Horse and Maggie and the Ferocious Beast. Try our EPISODE GUIDE! Gallery Coming Soon! Games Spotlight Stomper Race to Eddy! Colouring Paper Toy "The More You Know" Did you know that Marvin… is based on a real tap-dancing horse? Real horses wear shoes on their hooves - only not the kind humans wear! With all that tap-dancing, Marvin is sure to wear out his shoes faster than anyone else. Did you know that Betty Paraskevas, one of the two creators of the show… used to work on Broadway? That's a part of New York City filled with big, exciting theatres. If you could work at any job, anywhere you wanted, what and where would it be? Your Say! Try our FORUMS!moreless
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    The Righteous Apples

    The Righteous Apples

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    Welcome to The Righteous Apples guide at TV.com. This comedy-drama series aired for two seasons of ten episodes each season on PBS in 1980-1982. It chronicles The Righteous Apples, an ethnically diverse teen aged rock band at Sherman High School in the Boston area. This series was unconventional for a comedy series because it also dealt with serious topics like race issues and abortion. A special one hour episode (titled Silver City) taking the singing group to Hollywood aired in 1982 on Nickelodeon cable. The series was re-broadcast many times on the SHOWTIME cable network later on during the 80's. An album of songs from the series Righteous Apples - St. (82) (Righteous Apples Records) was solicited in advertising during the 80's and was mailed out to buyers. Several regulars including Mykelti Williamson and E. G. Daily went on to successful careers. Guest stars included pre-Miami's Vice Phillip Michael Thomas and a very young Kim Fields.moreless
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    It's a Big Big World

    It's a Big Big World

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    It's a Big Big World features Snook the sloth and his many friends in the World Tree. With the help of Madge, an old and wise turtle, he helps everyone to learn about scientific concepts such as metamorphosis, molting and much more. Featuring lively music and "Shadowmation," a process developed by Mitchell Kriegman, creator of Bear in the Big Blue House. Their tree house is on the middle of the rain forest. They even have school in the tree house. They have all kind of animals there. Snooc is very old, slow, and he sleeps a lot. That's the big big world.moreless
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    The Eyes of Nye

    The Eyes of Nye

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    Bill Nye, most widely known as the zany host of ‘Bill Nye the Science Guy’, a show geared towards exposing young viewers to all different forms of science, is back with a new series aimed at a more mature audience. In his new series, ‘The Eyes of Nye’, Bill explores some of today’s most controversial topics as well as taking a look at everyday science. He incorporates a comedic approach, similar to that of ‘Science Guy’, to tackle some serious issues and educate his audience in a very straight forward manner.moreless
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    Pioneers of Television

    Pioneers of Television

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    PBS presents a revealing four-part documentary series that talks to nearly 100 stars from television's formative years. The special covers sitcoms, late-night, variety, and game shows with interviews with the stars and archival clips revealing never-seen-before images as well as timeless clips.moreless
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    DragonflyTV

    DragonflyTV

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    DragonflyTV is a PBS children's television series that features science activities for children. Topics include body and brain, earth and space, matter and motion, living things and technology and invention. In the earth and science series, host Eric Artell discusses topics such as baby dinosaurs, caves, forecasting and earthquakes. Matter and motion episodes investigate light and color, kites and hockey. The subjects of the living things episodes include butterfly wings, biodiversity, animal scents and gecko feet.moreless
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    Travels in Europe with Rick Steves

    Travels in Europe with Rick Steves

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    In April of 1991, after twenty years of traveling through the well-known and the unknown, Rick Steves brought his expertise to television. It was the perfect time for Travels in Europe with Rick Steves. Given newborn confidence, American Public Television viewers caught on to this series almost immediately, and it has remained one of the all-time favorite travelogues that PBS affiliates have ever run. Following this series, Steves would enter the next millennium with a similar series, called Rick Steves' Europe.moreless
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    Classic Gospel

    Classic Gospel

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    Classic Gospel combines classic gospel music performances spanning over two decades of live Gaither Homecoming Gospel Concerts. Featured in the 13-episode series are the harmony and vibrant spirit of Southern gospel music pioneers and contemporary greats.moreless
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    Newton's Apple

    Newton's Apple

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    Newton's Apple was a long-running children's series that aired on PBS from 1983 to 1998. Covering a wide range of topics, the show highlighted science, technology, and nature and used a wide variety of current educational techniques. Typical episodes usually consisted of field reports, studio guests and demonstrations, and nature or wildlife features. Short sequences included "On the Spot" questions posed by viewers, "Newton's Lemons" segments about off-beat inventions from the past, and "Science Try-Its" that invited children to carry-out science experiments for themselves. Quick clips from the production were also aired as "Bites from Newton's Apple" on many PBS stations. The program was initially hosted by Ira Flatow, later by David Heil, and the last season of programs had a team of personalites that introduced segments. Produced by KTCA (now TPT) public television in Minnesota and distributed nationally, Newton's Apple and the related educational products that accompanied the series are still popular with teachers of general science today.moreless
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