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NATURE
Charlie and the Curious Otters

NATURE: Charlie and the curious otters

 

Filmmaker Charlie Hamilton James follows the story of three curious river otter orphans in Wisconsin and visits otters all over the globe. Join him as he uncovers the secrets to the otter’s survival with innovative experiments, cameras and CGI.

 

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CALL THE MIDWIFE
Holiday Special 2018

CALL THE MIDWIFE: Holiday Special 2018

 

The Christmas special will star Miriam Margoyles as Sister Mildred, who arrives unexpectedly at Nonnatus House, her hands full with four Chinese orphans. Having fled China, the child refugees were found abandoned in Hong Kong and are being adopted in the U.K. as part of the World Refugee Project.  With Christmas preparations in full flow and the midwives busy caring for the expectant mothers of Poplar, these unexpected visitors cause joy and chaos in equal measure.

 

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The special also sees Trixie return to  Poplar in time to cover for the Sisters as they leave for the Mother House. The Order’s Mother Superior has taken ill, and a new spiritual leader needs to be elected. It soon becomes clear, much to Sister Julienne’s horror, that she is the favored candidate.

 

 

 

NATURE
Nature’s Miracle Orphans: Wild Lessons

NATURE: Nature's Miracle Orphans: Wild Lessons

 

Watch two-toed baby sloth Pelota learn to be independent in Costa Rica, while in Australia, young kangaroo Harry must be taught to socialize with his mates. Baby fruit bat Bugsy needs special help when his mother can’t provide milk.

 

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NATURE
Nature’s Miracle Orphans: Second Chances

NATURE: Nature's Miracle Orphans

 

Growing up in the wild can be rough, and young animals rely on their parents to protect and nurture them through the dangerous early phase of life. But how do young animals survive when they’ve lost their mothers? NATURE follows the work of animal rescue centers around the world and introduces the extraordinary people who have devoted their lives to helping all sorts of wild orphans get back on their feet.

 

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Anne of Green Gables:
The Good Stars

Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars

 

Join Anne Shirley as she turns 13 and faces complex situations with friends, adults and Gilbert. Her free-spirited nature is challenged by her perceived need to be sensible, a journey fraught with confusion and amusing mishaps.

 

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Anne of Green Gables:
Fire & Dew

Anne of Green Gables: Fire & Dew

 

Follow Anne Shirley’s journey to Queen’s College in Charlottetown. She misses Matthew and Marilla, and is overwhelmed by loneliness, city life and the intense competition. Will Anne find that the dark cloud over her life does have a silver lining?

 

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Anne of Green Gables

 

This adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic novel tells the story of Anne Shirley (Ella Ballentine), a precocious orphan placed in the care of uptight Marilla Cuthbert (Sara Botsford) and her brother Matthew (Martin Sheen). Neither the adventurous Anne nor the conservative Marilla could anticipate the profound effect they’d have on each other’s lives.

 

GENEALOGY ROADSHOW
St. Louis – Union Station

 

At St. Louis’ historic Union Station, a team of genealogists uncovers fascinating family stories from Missouri. A musician hopes to find connections to a famous St. Louis jazz composer; two sisters explore links to a survivor of the legendary Donner Party; an Italian American woman finds out if she is related to Italian royalty; and a schoolteacher who has all the answers for her students has very few about her own past.

 

GENEALOGY ROADSHOW
Boston

 

Join genealogists at iconic Faneuil Hall to solve mysteries related to the Salem Witch Trials, orphan trains, the Great Boston Fire of 1872 and the small pox epidemic, and research a link to the founders of Boston.

 

FINDING YOUR ROOTS
Born Champions

 

From AFRICAN AMERICAN LIVES (2006) through the first season of FINDING YOUR ROOTS (2012), Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has been helping people identify relatives hidden for generations. Professor Gates employs a team of genealogists and the world’s leading geneticists to uncover the origins of a diverse group of 30 guests. Each of the 10 episodes will feature three guests bound together by an intimate, sometimes hidden, link, as Gates treks through layers of ancestral history, uncovers secrets and surprises, and shares life-altering discoveries.

 

Born Champions:
Billie Jean King learns the story of her grandmother, who had always kept her orphan status a secret. Derek Jeter confronts his ancestors’ lives as slaves and learns that they were owned by a white man named James Jeter ― the source of the Jeter name and Derek’s third great-grandfather. Rebecca Lobo finds out that her Spanish ancestor fought side by side with a famous revolutionary and was forced to flee Spain because of his democratic ideals.