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Secrets of Scotland Yard

 

From Dickens to Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie to James Bond, no police institution in the world has caught the public imagination in the same way as Scotland Yard. The name has become synonymous with London’s police force, but actually comes from the location of the original police headquarters building. Its officers and “bobbies” are protectors of the Royal Family and British officials, but Scotland Yard is most often associated with police detectives. In this special, contemporary sleuths reveal the secrets of what it takes to become a modern-day Sherlock Holmes.

 

 

 

FRONTLINE
The Mueller Investigation

THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION

 

The nearly two-year investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has concluded, with Mueller’s final report delivered to Attorney General William Barr for review.

 

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QUEEN ELIZABETHʻS SECRET AGENTS
Part 2 of 3

 

Uncover the secret state that helped keep Queen Elizabeth I in power for more than 40 years. During a time when Britain was divided, unstable and violent, the world’s first secret service was born.

 

Part 2
Elizabeth’s enemies grow in strength but Robert Cecil, her spymaster, intercepts a conspiracy to
assassinate the Queen. An ambitious aristocrat is trying to takeover his network. At stake is control over the aging queen and the power to choose the next king of England.

 

 

QUEEN ELIZABETHʻS SECRET AGENTS
Part 3 of 3

QUEEN ELIZABETHʻS SECRET AGENTS: Part 3 of 3

 

Uncover the secret state that helped keep Queen Elizabeth I in power for more than 40 years. During a time when Britain was divided, unstable and violent, the world’s first secret service was born.

 

Part 3
England has a new monarch, King James I, and Elizabeth’s former spymaster, Robert Cecil, faces his toughest test. A group of religious extremists plan to blow-up the Houses of Parliament with the king inside – what we call the Gunpowder Plot.

 

 

QUEEN ELIZABETH’S SECRET AGENTS
Part 1 of 3

 

Uncover the secret state that helped keep Queen Elizabeth I in power for more than 40 years. During a time when Britain was divided, unstable and violent, the world’s first secret service was born.

 

Part 1
William Cecil, Queen Elizabeth I’s spy master, intercepts a conspiracy to assassinate the queen. When he discovers that Elizabeth’s own cousin, Mary Queen of Scots is behind the plot, he lays a trap to capture and execute her.

 

 

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
Bonnie & Clyde

 

Discover the true story of the most famous outlaw couple in US history. Though their exploits were romanticized, the Barrow gang was believed responsible for robberies, kidnappings and at least 13 murders, including two policemen.

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAI‘I
Is Hawaii in a Real Estate Bubble?

 

In January, the median price of a single-family home on Oahu reached an all-time high of $733,500, and sales increased by double digits. Prices are spiking on Maui and Kaua‘i, too, leaving many would-be homebuyers wondering if they’ll soon be priced out. The last time prices increased so much – and so fast – Hawai‘i was in the midst of a bubble that burst in 2008.

 

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Odd Squad

 

If there’s a fire, call the fire department. A robbery? Call the police. But if you find that your dog has been doubled, or that your spouse has shrunk, or that you are somehow caught in a weird time loop — or that you are somehow caught in a weird time loop — that’s when you call Odd Squad. It’s a high-tech agency run by kids equipped with the world’s most advanced and unpredictable gadgetry.

 

Each episode of ODD SQUAD includes two 11-minute cases in which the agents investigate weird and unusual phenomena around them and use math to put things right. From recapturing a gallon-sized blob that has separated into smaller pieces, to dealing with a slew of unicorns, dinosaurs and wizards that have escaped from books, there is no occurrence that is too strange for the Odd Squad as they face off against various villains that wreak havoc around town.

 

From time to time, Olive and Otto are overwhelmed with information and need to work out a problem, at which point they teleport to the futuristic “Mathroom,” where they have all the tools they need to work toward a solution. In each adventure, the Odd Squad agents navigate a complicated underground system of giant tubes that allow them to travel to and from headquarters in just seconds. Each case is followed by an interstitial, such as an agent training video, a guide to the Odd Squad headquarters or demonstrations of how to use the Odd Squad’s odd gadgets – from the “Pudding-Inator” to “The Make-Anything-Within-Reason-Machine.”

 

The ODD SQUAD television series is part of a multiplatform media experience that will include free interactive content online and on mobile. ODD SQUAD’s digital content will put kids in the driver’s seat, giving them the opportunity to sign up and join the Odd Squad, solve cases and stop oddness, just like Olive and Otto. The show’s interactive features will include games, parent resources, mobile apps and more.

 

ODD SQUAD will invite viewers to take an active role in learning, as they get wrapped up in the unusual cases on-air and then have the chance to become Odd Squad agents themselves through digital content,” said Paul Siefken, Vice President, Broadcast and Digital Media, The Fred Rogers Company. “At the Fred Rogers Company, we are excited to work with such extraordinary talent on this uncommonly creative series that bolsters our mission to produce high-quality educational media for children.”