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GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
Samson et Dalila

 

Darko Tresnjak’s production is set in 1150 BC, where the mighty Samson fights vigilantly to free the ancient Israelites from their bondage underthe Philistines. The High Priest of Dagon, angry with Samson after he kills the Philistine governor Ambimélech, plots to destroy Samson by utilizing the beauty of his former lover, Dalila. A passionate Samson falls prey to Dalila’s seduction, causing the secret to his superhuman strength, his long hair, to be revealed. After being ambushed by the Philistines, a weakened and vulnerable Samson must face the High Priest of Dagon and perform the ultimate sacrifice to save his people.

 

 

 

AMERICAN EPIC
Out of the Many, the One

 

Travel the country in search of unknown 1920s artists, when the music of ordinary Americans was recorded for the first time, transforming music forever, in a three-part film narrated by Robert Redford.

 

Out of the Many, the One
Explore the origins of various regional music genres. Joseph Kekuku, regarded as the inventor of the steel guitar, is at the center of the Hawaiian slack key story. This episode also traces the hybrid cultures evident in Tejano music, along with stories behind Cajun music and the music of the Hopi tribe.

 

SECRETS OF THE DEAD
Ultimate Tut

 

Over ninety years ago in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, the greatest archaeological find in history was made: the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb and its golden treasures. It made Tutankhamen the most famous name in ancient Egyptian history. But the real story has become shrouded in myth, with many mysteries around the tomb unsolved to this day. This special combines the latest evidence from a team of archaeologists, anatomists, geologists and Egyptologists to build the ultimate picture of Tutankhamen. Blending 3D graphics, stylized reconstruction and action-adventure forensic investigation, the program takes a 21st-century approach to ancient history, following new scientific research and presenting fresh insights into how Tutankhamen was buried, why his tomb was the only one to remain intact and the enduring enigma around how he died.

 

PBS HAWAII PRESENTS
Aloha Buddha

 

Through first person accounts, this film chronicles the changes and adjustments that Japanese Buddhism adopted when it came to Hawaii, eventually becoming one of the most unique forms of Buddhism in the world. Elderly temple members and Buddhist priests, along with recently discovered vintage color footage, unfurl the history and provide a rare glimpse into the birth of American Buddhism.

 

MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!
Grantchester Part 6 of 6


James Norton stars as Sidney Chambers, a young and charismatic vicar who turns amateur investigator when one of his parishioners dies under suspicious circumstances. Chambers turns to gruff, down-to-earth police inspector Geordie Keating (Robson Green) for help, and the two become crime-solving partners and friends in the hamlet of Grantchester.

Part 6 of 6
As Geordie’s life hangs in the balance, Sidney has to defy police to stop a killing spree. Sidney’s romantic life falls apart.

 

PBS HAWAII PRESENTS
Aloha Buddha

 

Through first person accounts, this film chronicles the changes and adjustments that Japanese Buddhism adopted when it came to Hawaii, eventually becoming one of the most unique forms of Buddhism in the world. Elderly temple members and Buddhist priests, along with recently discovered vintage color footage, unfurl the history and provide a rare glimpse into the birth of American Buddhism.