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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.