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AMERICAN MASTERS
Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice

 

For the first time, the American Masters series profiles a magician: the inimitable Ricky Jay, considered one of the world’s greatest conjurers, capable of creating a profound sense of wonder and disbelief in even the most jaded of audiences. He is also a best-selling author, historian, actor and a leading collector of antiquarian books and artifacts.

 

Narrated by Dick Cavett, the film weaves together new interviews with Jay, his friends and collaborators, including writer/director David Mamet, and performance footage from his one-man shows and TV appearances, among them a hilarious turn with Steve Martin on Dinah Shore’s 1970s program.

 

ARTHUR & GEORGE ON MASTERPIECE
Part 1 of 3

 

Martin Clunes stars as world-famous author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in this three-part adaptation of Julian Barnes’ acclaimed novel, which follows the separate but intersecting lives of two men: a half-Indian son of a vicar who is framed for a crime he may not have committed; and Doyle, who investigates the case.

 

Part 1 of 3
Asked to clear a man convicted of animal mutilation, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle finds there’s more to the case than meets the eye.

 

ARTHUR & GEORGE ON MASTERPIECE
Part 2 of 3

 

Martin Clunes stars as world-famous author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in this three-part adaptation of Julian Barnes’ acclaimed novel, which follows the separate but intersecting lives of two men: a half-Indian son of a vicar who is framed for a crime he may not have committed; and Doyle, who investigates the case.

 

Part 2 of 3
Sir Arthur and Woodie get a shock after they order their driver to “follow that carriage!” Matters reach a crisis with Jean.

 

ARTHUR & GEORGE ON MASTERPIECE
Part 3 of 3

 

Martin Clunes stars as world-famous author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in this three -part adaptation of Julian Barnes’ acclaimed novel, which follows the separate but intersecting lives of two men: a half-Indian son of a vicar who is framed for a crime he may not have committed; and Doyle, who investigates the case.

 

Part 3 of 3
Sir Arthur and Woodie close in on the Wyrley Ripper. But have they found their man?

 

Keepers of the Flame: The Cultural Legacy of Three Hawaiian Women (2005)

 

The lives of three extraordinary Hawaiian women, Mary Kawena Pukui, ‘Iolani Luahine and Edith Kanaka‘ole, are chronicled in this film. It shows how, together, they combined their talents and commitment to reignite the flame of tradition in a time when Hawaiian culture was gravely threatened.

 






The Forever Wisdom of Dr. Wayne Dyer

 

Celebrate the late iconic thinker Wayne Dyer’s wisdom, teachings and unique ability to translate abstract ideas into down-to-earth lessons that can be applied to everyday life. This inspirational memorial tribute includes memorable stories, both funny and soulful.

 

Ride the Tiger

 

Search the bipolar brain to find out where the biological and chemical breakdowns occur and how we may be able to pre-empt disorders and fix or rewire our brains. Learn if new treatments can lead to advances in other areas of mental illness as well.

 

FINDING YOUR ROOTS
Maps of Stars

FINDING YOUR ROOTS: Maps of Stars, Dustin Hoffman and Mia Farrow

 

Join Harvard scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., as he delves into the genealogy of 27 guests. Each story illuminates the vast patchwork of ethnicity, race and experience that makes up the fabric of America.

 

Maps of Stars
Learn how Dustin Hoffman and Mia Farrow, who last shared the screen together in 1969, also share a history of tragic deaths in their families that played major roles in shaping future generations.

 

FINDING YOUR ROOTS
The Long Way Home

FINDING YOUR ROOTS: The Long Way Home, author Azar Nafisi

 

Join Harvard scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., as he delves into the genealogy of 27 guests. Each story illuminates the vast patchwork of ethnicity, race and experience that makes up the fabric of America.

 

The Long Way Home
Discover how actress Julianna Marguiles, author Azar Nafisi and Chef Lidia Bastianich are bound together by their ancestors’ singular and deeply human desire to preserve their most cherished traditions.

 

This program will encore Tues., March 1, 8:00 pm

 

WELL READ
Erica Jong: Fear of Dying

WELL READ - Erica Jong: Fear of Dying

 

Air date: Thurs., Dec. 3, 11:00 pm

 

This series features lively, engaging conversations about ideas in literature. Host Terry Tazioli introduces the latest books – both fiction and non-fiction – and interviews noted authors about the themes in their latest works.

 

Erica Jong: Fear of Dying
Erica Jong, award-winning poet, novelist, non-fiction writer, discusses her latest work, Fear of Dying.

 

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