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    A Program About Unusual Buildings & Other Roadside Stuff

    A Program About Unusual Buildings & Other Roadside Stuff

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    A Program About Unusual Buildings & Other Roadside Stuff follows tour guide Rick Sabek as he visits some of the most unusual roadside buildings in America. This PBS documentary features the many wildly unique roadside attractions that are designed to catch your eye and lure you inside. Travel to Flanders, New York to see the Big Duck that is used as a shop to sell ducks and duck eggs. Go south to Lexington, Kentucky to see the Bondurant's Pharmacy building shaped like a giant 30-foot high mortar and pestle. In Florida, stop by the upside down building of Wonderworks, an amusement park for your mind. The fish-shaped National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum in Wisconsin is truly unforgettable. On the west coast, stop at the hot dog-shaped Tail o' the Pup in Los Angeles. This architectural journey across the country proves that something mind-bending is just around the corner.moreless
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    The New Americans

    The New Americans

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    Follow a diverse group of immigrants and refugees as they leave their home and families behind and learn what it means to be new Americans in the 21st century.
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    The 1930s

    The 1930s

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    Beginning with the stock market collapse in the "Crash of 1929," the series looks at the creation of FDR's Tree Army in "Civiian Conservation Corps," the constructino of one of the greatest engineering projects of the modern era in "Hoover Dam," the impact of the catastrophic drought that transformed the plains in "Surviving the Dust Bowl," and an unlikely hero that gave downtrodden Americans hope in "Seabiscuit."moreless
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    The Presidents Collection

    The Presidents Collection

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    Henry Adams, the American historian and the grandson and great-grandson of presidents, said the president "resembles the commander of a ship at sea. He must have a helm to grasp, a course to steer, a port to seek." Each of our presidents has taken America on a different voyage - voyages shaped by how each sitting president has defined the institution of the presidency. Some have been more bold than others - working to mold public opinion and actively pushing their programs through Congress. Others have not ventured far - feeling that presidential intervention often causes more problems than it solves. One can look at the presidency in the 20th century and through the office see the drama of contemporary American history - war, economic hardship, women's rights, race relations, our triumphs and our failures - it is all there.moreless
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    PBS Specials

    PBS Specials

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    PBS Specials is a collection of documentary films, ranging from science to military history, supported and sponsored by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) as they have set out to highlight prominent independent journalism with an eye for heartfelt award-winning specials. With an eye for the groundbreaking, PBS Specials gives light to the topics from all walks of life and all parts of history with 'West Point', 'Journey to Palomar', 'Phoenix Mars Mission: Ashes to Ice', 'True Whispers: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers', 'Window to the Sea', 'The Price of Freedom', and 'Medal of Honor'. In 'True Whispers: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers', learn the true stories of the Code Talkers, a group of over four hundred Navajo youths recruited by the United States government to create a complex code in a language sacred and bound by their culture during World War II in the battle against the Japanese. 'Window to the Sea' focuses on America's leading aquariums and the efforts made by them to keep their extensive collections safe and secure. In 'Journey to Palomar', learn about George Ellery Hale, an astronomer dedicated to building telescopes powerful enough to give the clearest picture of the moon, ultimately creating the million-pound telescope on Palomar Mountain.moreless
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    Bomber Boys: The Fighting Lancaster

    Bomber Boys: The Fighting Lancaster

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    Bomber Boys: The Fighting Lancaster is a four-part military documentary series from writer and director Don Young and featuring interviews with Len Bawtree, Mike Chalk, Ernie Croteau, Joe English, Owen Fauvel, and many more veterans of the second World War who discuss what it was like to be a member of a Lancaster aircrew. The Avro Lancaster was the most famous and most-often successful heavy bomber in the British Royal Air Force. Operating one effectively required a large crew, a group of men who became brothers over the course of their training and battle experience. In this living history series, the life of a Lancaster crewman is explored not only through interviews with veterans, but also through advanced CGI animations. Additionally, the program follows the experiences of a group of young men who complete a full training regimen like the ones used during WWII to prepare Lancaster crews, revealing the grueling and stressful process these veterans had to endure just to prepare for the battles.moreless
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    Paul Simon: Live at Webster Hall New York

    Paul Simon: Live at Webster Hall New York

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    Paul Simon: Live at Webster Hall New York is the PBS presentation of the 2011 club performance by musician Paul Simon. Coming off the heels of a sold-out U.S. tour, Paul ended the run with a special club performance for hometown fans, and it proved to be an extraordinary night of music which you can now see in this PBS special.moreless
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    FutureStates

    FutureStates

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    FutureStates RSS feed for PBS programming.
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    The Woodwright's Shop

    The Woodwright's Shop

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    The Woodwright's Shop is the long running craft show on PBS. Beginning in 1979, host Roy Underhill has brought his charm to weekend warriors all over the country. Underhill places an emphasis on creating work with manual tools from yesteryear, as opposed to the power tools from today. The show is filmed at the University of North Carolina, and episodes are shot in a singe take with no edits, adding an "anything can happen" vibe that is missing from other "how-to" shows. The Woodwright's Shop has featured many woodworkers as guests including Frank Klausz, Nora Hall, Steve Latta, David Calvo, Michael Dunbar, Dan Mack, Don Weber, Wayne Barton and Curtis Buchanan. In addition to woodworking, pother topics covered include tinsmithing, spoon carving, cooperage, lutherie, whirligigs, archery, puppetry, and blacksmithing. So grab your tools and prepare to break a sweat! The Woodwright's Shop is produced by UNC-TV and is sponsored through support of State Farm Insurance.moreless
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    The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

    The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

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    The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is a romantic drama mini-series directed by Mike Barker, based on the novel of the same name by Anne Bronte, which follows the arrival of a mysterious widow, Mrs. Helen Graham (Tara Fitzgerald), who moves herself and her young son Arthur (Jackson Leach) into Wildfell Hall, a decrepit old mansion. The Grahams’ presence in the surrounding community brings about an uproar as jealousies flare with farmer Gilbert Markham (Toby Stephens) stops his courting of Eliza Millward (Miranda Pleasence) in favor of Helen and begins a fight with his close friend, Mr. Lawrence (James Purefoy) over her hand. As time goes on, Helen’s past comes to light with stories of her husband, Lord Arthur Huntingdon (Rupert Graves), whose jealousy of her affections to their son and slow descent into drunkenness and adultery leads to Helen’s occupation in the crumbling mansion. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall shows the ups and downs of gossip and the devastating underside of relationships in this dark and tumbling Victorian-era tale.moreless
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    Through a Dogs Eyes

    Through a Dogs Eyes

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    Through a Dog's Eyes is a documentary film developed by PBS based on Jennifer Arnold's book of the same name that centers on the loving and sometimes hardship filled bond of a person and their dog. A car accident left Bryson paralyzed but with his golden retriever/lab mix, Wagner, Bryson has been able to do things that normally would be a burden while in a wheelchair. For six-year-old Aiden, he's always wanted a dog to help with his cerebral palsy but unfortunately, he has gone through two dogs, Nala and Ember, in a bid to find a perfectly matched assistance dog. Six-year-old Twins Connor and Chase both have a form of cerebral palsy that limits their ability to walk but they hope that with the help of Connor's Nadia and Chase's Oakley, the two have everyday help and a sturdy support system to walk. Destiny doesn't require her dog Salsa for any physical assistance but she allows her the freedom to live her life as an early warning system for Destiny's severe form of epilepsy. Through a Dog's Eyes not only shares the stories of Bryson and Wagner, Aiden, Connor and Chase, and Destiny and Salsa but the impact of Canine Assistants, a program developed by Jennifer Arnold with the hope of giving comfort and assistance to those in need.moreless
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    God in America

    God in America

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    God in America is a PBS documentary series which sets out to explain how religion, particularly Christianity, has influenced the development of culture on the North American continent, starting at Columbus and ending in modern times. Consisting of six one-hour long episodes, the series covers a variety of topics, such as how the New World caused the faith of the Old to evolve, how the notion of religious liberty came to the founders, how religion colored the Civil War, how modernization challenged old beliefs, how the post World War II era of the Cold War became one of "faith versus godless communism," and finally ends in an exploration of the challenges religion faces in today's world. The series posits that American history cannot truly be understood without examining its religious background, and "God in America" takes viewers on a journey through the United States' religious past and into its present as the most religiously diverse country in the world.moreless
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    Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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    Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the PBS series where the cultural critic and Harvard scholar explores the genealogy of famous Americans. In 10 episodes, Henry looks at the stories of stars like Kevin Bacon, Tyra Banks, Barbara Walters and more, in journeys that touch on race, history, family and identity.moreless
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    Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr.

    Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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    Henry Louis Gates wants to answer two questions, "what made America" and "what makes us" in his documentary "Faces of America."
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    Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures

    Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures

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    Viewers will be transported across the world's oceans to meet mysterious sea creatures, explore shipwrecks and find hidden treasures. Discover diverse wildlife populations above and below the sea, and investigate these species' fight against extinction and the devastating effects of pollution, mining, fishing and development around the world.moreless
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    The Tenth Inning

    The Tenth Inning

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    Ken Burns is back with his all new series "The Tenth Inning," picking up where his previous series, "Baseball," left off. Burns invites viewers to travel back in time and learn about this great American pastime and all of the history that comes along with it. Whether it be the popularity of the game or some of it's darkest moments, "The Tenth Inning" will be jam packed with baseball memories.moreless
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    The Mind of a Chef

    The Mind of a Chef

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    Anthony Bourdain takes viewers into the mind of chef and restaurateur David Chang in The Mind of a Chef. The show takes travel, cooking, history, science, and humor to a new level. Chang travels round the world to random food joints- from ramen factories in Japan to taking a BBQ tour in Texas, North Carolina, and Kansas City.moreless
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    PBS Science Specials

    PBS Science Specials

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    Each week features scientific findings, such as solar energy and the Phoenix Mars mission.
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    Prohibition

    Prohibition

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    PBS and acclaimed director Ken Burns bring you this new series that explores the risk America took when it decided to ban alcohol in the early 20th Century. A wide array of actors will lend their voices to the project including Tom Hanks, Sam Waterston and Samuel L. Jackson.moreless
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    The Fabric of the Cosmos

    The Fabric of the Cosmos

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    Brian Green hosts this Nova four-part series that explores the incredible physics of everyday objects and events.
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