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VICTORIA SEASON 2 ON MASTERPIECE
Warp and Weft / The Sins of the Father

VICTORIA SEASON 2 ON MASTERPIECE: Warp and Weft / The Sins of the Father

 

In Season 2, Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) returns for a new season as the young queen who wants it all—romance, power, an heir, and personal freedom. Joining the cast in the new season is legendary actress Dame Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones), who plays the Duchess of Buccleuch, the court’s new Mistress of the Robes. Tom Hughes reprises his role as the queen’s dashing consort, Prince Albert, and Rufus Sewell returns as the smoldering Lord Melbourne.

 

Warp and Weft / The Sins of the Father
Discontent is growing in the country; an unexpected grief finally forces Victoria to put childish things away. Despite the healthy birth of an heir, she’s paralyzed by an inexplicable sorrow. A tragedy in Coburg plunges Albert into his own torment.

 

 

FRONTLINE
Exodus: The Journey Continues

 

The intimate stories of refugees and migrants, caught in Europe’s tightened borders. Amid the ongoing migration crisis, the film — a sequel to FRONTLINE’s award-winning 2016 documentary, “Exodus” — follows personal journeys over two years, as countries become less welcoming to those seeking refuge.

 

 

DREAM OF ITALY
Florence

 

Season 2 of Dream of Italy will be coming soon to PBS stations around the United States and these six new episodes will be available here online. Join Italy travel expert Kathy McCabe as she visits Florence, Venice, Bologna, Basilicata, Campania and Abruzzo. In Basilicata, Kathy is joined by film director Francis Ford Coppola. Kathy explores her Italian roots in her ancestral hometown of Castelvetere sul Calore.

 

Florence
Florence is known for its Renaissance art and architecture. But the city isn’t stuck in the past, it is always evolving. Host Kathy McCabe gets to see the restoration of the Duomo from a unique perspective – a crane! She visits the only Last Supper painted by a woman – a Renaissance nun nonetheless – and she’s how it is being brought to life. Florence is also home to modern street artist Clet Abraham and Kathy joins him for an artistic caper of sorts. There are fresco-making and cooking lessons and a unique, historic boat trip on the Arno River.

 

 

VICTORIA SEASON 2 ON MASTERPIECE
A Soldier’s Daughter / The Green-Eyed Monster

 

In Season 2, Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) returns for a new season as the young queen who wants it all—romance, power, an heir, and personal freedom. Joining the cast in the new season is legendary actress Dame Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones), who plays the Duchess of Buccleuch, the court’s new Mistress of the Robes. Tom Hughes reprises his role as the queen’s dashing consort, Prince Albert, and Rufus Sewell returns as the smoldering Lord Melbourne.

 

“A Soldier’s Daughter” & “The Green-Eyed Monster”
New mother Victoria is impatient to return to the business of ruling a nation, while Albert attempts to protect her from the increasingly desperate news regarding British soldiers in Afghanistan. Victoria is thrown into turmoil by the realization that she is pregnant again, and her equilibrium is further threatened by Albert’s burgeoning friendship with the lady mathematician, Ada Lovelace.

 

Fact-Based Reporting, Without Fear or Favor

 

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Fact-Based Reporting, Without Fear or Favor

 

Leslie Wilcox, PBS Hawai‘i President and CEOI first took note of war correspondent Christiane Amanpour back in the early 1990s when I saw her on cable channel CNN, running across a crowded street in Bosnia with sniper fire ringing out.

 

It wasn’t only her risk-taking that arrested me; it was her unflinching reports on a different kind of war. This wasn’t an army versus an army. It was a war against civilians.

 

More than two decades later, she would say: “I learned…when I was covering genocide and ethnic cleansing in Bosnia, never to equate victim and aggressor, never to create a false moral or factual equivalence.”

 

“When lies become mixed up with the truth, it’s a very dangerous world.” – Christiane Amanpour“Because then, if you do, particularly in situations like that,” she said, “you are party and accomplice to the most unspeakable crimes and consequences.”

 

“So,” she concluded, “I believe in being truthful, not neutral.”

 

Amanpour, who is now CNN’s Chief International Correspondent, interviews global leaders and decision-makers on PBS every weeknight at 11:00. Her program, Amanpour on PBS, joined the programming line-up after PBS stopped distributing programs with Charlie Rose, following multiple women’s allegations of sexual harassment.

 

Amanpour, who turns 59 this month, is a British citizen who spent her early years in Tehran. She is the product of a Muslim father from Iran and a Christian mother from England – and she’s married to a Jewish American, former U.S. diplomat Jamie Rubin. They live in London with their teenage son, Darius.

 

“I’ve lived in a completely multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-religious environment, in some of the most difficult places in the world,” Amanpour has said.

 

“I’ve seen firsthand that you can bridge differences, you can have tolerance between groups. The trick is to minimize the extremes, whether it’s in politics or in religion or in any kind of relationship, and to stick to the sensible center, which is where the vast majority, not only of this country but the world, lies,” she says.

 

Amanpour also has a knack for bridging between television networks and countries. She will remain with CNN in Britain while sharing her interviews with PBS in America.

 

She urges all journalists to re-commit to robust, fact-based reporting on the issues – without fear and without favor.

 

“When lies become mixed up with the truth,” she said, “it’s a very dangerous world.”

 

Almost three decades after Christiane dodged bullets in the Balkans, she’s sitting down in the studio with world power players. I still find her coverage arresting. And the truth is worth staying up for. See you at 11:00 weeknights, “Amanpour on PBS.”

 

Aloha nui,

 

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LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX HOLIDAY SPECIAL
Part 1 of 2

 

Caroline’s new headship involves moving the family to a ramshackle farmhouse in time for Christmas. Alan has a difficult conversation with Gillian, who’s consumed by thoughts of the afterlife, convinced she’s being haunted by Eddie.

 

LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX HOLIDAY SPECIAL
Part 2 of 2

 

During the big pre-Christmas shop, Caroline tells Gillian the truth about why she had to take the new headship. Gillian’s mounting guilt over Eddie’s death drives her to make a life-changing decision. It’s the night of Celia’s play,and a twist of fate means Alan is forced to confront his fears.

 

Secrets of Spanish Florida:
A Secrets of the Dead Special

 

The first permanent European settlement in the United States was founded in 1565–two generations before the settlements in Jamestown and Plymouth–not by English Protestants, but by the Spanish and a melting pot of people they brought with them from Africa, Italy, Germany, Ireland and even converted Jews, who integrated almost immediately with the indigenous tribes. Secrets of Spanish Florida – A Secrets of the Dead Special uncovers one story of America’s past that never made it into textbooks. Follow some of America’s leading archaeologists, maritime scientists, and historians as they share the story of Florida’s earliest settlers. It’s a story that has taken more than 450 years to reveal.

 

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
Dijon, France

 

The Season 5 premiere features exquisite cuisine that contrasts classic French ingredients with innovative techniques. Chef Jean-Michel Lorain serves up escargot bonbons and Burgundy roast chicken, while chef Nicolas Isnard prepares classic escargot and quinoa with mustard vinaigrette.

 

Victoria Season 2 on Masterpiece

Victoria Season 2 on Masterpiece

Premieres Sunday, January 14, 8 pm

VICTORIA ON MASTERPIECE SEASON 2

 

Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) returns for a new season as the young queen who wants it all – romance, power, an heir and personal freedom. The seven-part drama series is created and written by Daisy Goodwin.

 

Season 2 finds Queen Victoria adapting to motherhood after the birth of her first child, a daughter – to the disappointment of many. Meanwhile, the Industrial Revolution takes hold in England, the disaster of the Anglo-Afghan War unfolds abroad, and the catastrophic Irish potato famine begins to wreak havoc. In other foreign affairs, a royal state visit to France is in the offing.

 

 

More than 16.2 million viewers tuned in for Victoria’s premiere season last year, making it the highest-rated drama on PBS in 20 years – second only to Downton Abbey.

 

Joining the cast in the new season is actress Dame Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones), who plays the Duchess of Buccleuch, the court’s new Mistress of the Robes. Tom Hughes reprises his role as the queen’s consort, Prince Albert, and Rufus Sewell returns as Lord Melbourne.

 

VICTORIA ON MASTERPIECE SEASON 2: "A Soldier's Daughter" and "The Green-Eyed Monster"Episode One – “A Soldier’s Daughter” and “The Green-Eyed Monster”

Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 8 pm (2 Hours)

New mother Victoria is impatient to return to the business of ruling a nation, while Albert attempts to protect her from the increasingly desperate news regarding British soldiers in Afghanistan. Victoria is thrown into turmoil by the realization that she is pregnant again, and her equilibrium is further threatened by Albert’s burgeoning friendship with the lady mathematician, Ada Lovelace.

 

VICTORIA ON MASTERPIECE SEASON 2: "Warp and Weft" & "The Sins of the Father" Episode Two – “Warp and Weft” & “The Sins of the Father”

Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 8 pm (2 Hours)

Discontent is growing in the country, and Victoria throws a costume ball in a misguided attempt to help the silk weavers of Spitalfields – but the spectacular event only exposes her naivety, and an unexpected grief finally forces her to put childish things away for good. Despite giving birth to a healthy Prince of Wales, Victoria finds herself paralyzed by an inexplicable sorrow. Meanwhile, a tragedy in Coburg plunges Albert into his own private torment.

 

VICTORIA ON MASTERPIECE SEASON 2: "Entente Cordiale"Episode Three – “Entente Cordiale”

Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 8 pm

Victoria decides to try her hand at foreign relations, and takes the royal court on an adventure to France, stepping toe to toe with the cunning King of the French, Louis Philippe.

 

 

VICTORIA ON MASTERPIECE SEASON 2: "Faith, Hope & Charity" Episode Four – “Faith, Hope & Charity”

Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 8 pm

News of the horrific famine in Ireland has finally reached the Queen. She is adamant that her government should be doing more to help, but meets with surprising opposition from her Prime Minister.

 

VICTORIA ON MASTERPIECE SEASON 2: "The King Over the Water"Episode Five – “The King Over the Water”

Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 8 pm

Feeling suffocated by the weight of the crown, Victoria escapes with her court to the Scottish Highlands. She and Albert revel in the opportunity to be a normal husband and wife, but the holiday can’t last forever.

 

VICTORIA ON MASTERPIECE SEASON 2: "The Luxury of Conscience"Episode Six – “The Luxury of Conscience”

Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 8 pm

Victoria and Albert have to face their worst nightmare as parents, while Peel takes on the ultimate battle in Parliament. When tragedy strikes, they must confront the true cost of standing by your convictions.

 

VICTORIA ON MASTERPIECE SEASON 2: Season FinaleEpisode Seven – Season Finale

Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 8 pm

It’s Christmastime at the palace and Albert is intent on recreating the holiday joy he remembers from his youth. Victoria gets more than one surprise visitor and finds herself threatened by a relative. Meanwhile, the festive spirit sparks romantic tension throughout the palace.

 

 

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