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Air Date: Tue, Jun 23, 2020 8:00 PM
The Pieces I Am Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers and critics on an exploration of the powerful themes she confronted throughout her literary career in this artful and intimate meditation that examines the life and work of the legendary storyteller.
Air Date: Fri, Nov 1, 2019 10:30 PM
This film is an introduction to the vibrant diversity of contemporary dance in South Africa. Rooted in both tradition and the idioms of modern movement, this half-hour documentary introduces new audiences to work ranging from site-specific solos to multi-media physical theater.
Air Date: Mon, Jul 8, 2019 8:00 PM
Explore the universe of space-themed treasures, including NASA Space Program autographed photos, a 1737 celestial & terrestrial atlas, and a Star Trek treatment, script and letters.
Air Date: Sat, Jan 5, 2019 10:00 PM
In JANE AUSTEN: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, host Lucy Worsley (Queen Elizabeth I’s Battle for Church Music) traces novelist Jane Austen’s life and career as she explores the homes and holiday apartments Austen lived and stayed.
Air Date: Tue, Sep 18, 2018 8:00 PM
Explore the ways that America’s best-loved novels answer the age-old question, “Who am I?” From life lessons to spiritual journeys, these books help us understand our own identities and find our place in the world.
Air Date: Tue, Sep 11, 2018 8:00 PM
Join host Meredith Vieira in the search for America’s best-loved novel. The voting is underway, and the competition is heating up. Any book could win.
Air Date: Tue, May 22, 2018 8:00 PM
Vote for your favorite novel!   Our favorite books occupy a special place in our hearts. They help us to exercise our imagination, shift our perspective and open our minds.       This summer, PBS puts a spotlight on the power of reading with The Great American Read, hosted by Meredith Vieira.
Air Date: Thu, Apr 19, 2018 7:30 PM
This week’s episode of HIKI NŌ spotlights seven of the most outstanding stories from the winter quarter of the 2017-2018 school year. The seven selected stories also share a common theme: hope. The island residents featured in this show each express personal hopes for themselves, their families and their communities.
Air Date: Sat, Mar 31, 2018 8:00 PM
See the American premiere of Thomas Adès’ opera, a surreal fantasy of a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape, based on Luis Buñuel’s 1962 film. Starring John Tomlinson and Alice Coote, with direction from librettist Tom Cairns and conducted by Adès.
Air Date: Fri, Sep 29, 2017 11:00 PM
The story behind Johnny Cash’s 1964 Native American-themed concept album, a collaboration with folk artist Peter Lafarge is told in this documentary, with the participation of Kris Kristofferson, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Nancy Blake, Rhiannon Giddens and others.