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THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY
A Strong and Active Faith

Delegate Eleanor Roosevelt at a meeting of the United Nations.

 

Frail and failing but determined to see the war through to victory, FDR wins re-election and begins planning for a peaceful postwar world, but a cerebral hemorrhage kills him at 63. After her husband’s death, Eleanor Roosevelt proves herself a shrewd politician and a skilled negotiator in her own right, as well as a champion of civil rights, civil liberties and the United Nations. When she dies in 1962, she is mourned everywhere as the First Lady of the World.

 

 

 

THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY

THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY

 

Ken Burns’ seven-part, 14-hour documentary series tells the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics.

 

Get Action (1858-1901)

Fri., May 1, 9:00 pm

The early lives of young Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Delano Roosevelt are highlighted.

 

In the Arena (1901-1910)

Sat., May 2, 9:00 pm

Theodore Roosevelt transforms the office of the presidency. FDR courts and weds Eleanor Roosevelt.

 

The Fire of Life (1910-1919)

Thurs., May 7, 9:00 pm

President Theodore Roosevelt leads a Progressive crusade that splits his own Republican party.

 

The Storm (1920-1933)

Sat., May 9, 9:00 pm

FDR serves as governor of New York and becomes the presidential nominee for the Democrats in 1932.

 

The Rising Road (1933-1939)

Thurs., May 14, 9:00 pm

FDR brings the same optimism and energy to the White House that his cousin Theodore displayed.

 

The Common Cause (1939-1944)

Fri., May 15, 9:00 pm

FDR breaks the third-term tradition and tries to prepare a reluctant country to enter World War II.

 

A Strong and Active Faith (1944-1962)

Sat., May 16, 9:00 pm

FDR is determined to see the war through to victory. Eleanor Roosevelt fights for civil liberties after FDR’s death.

 

 

 

PBS HAWAIʻI PRESENTS
Under a Jarvis Moon

 

This film tells the story of 130 young men from Hawaii who, from the late 1930s through the early years of World War II, were part of a clandestine mission by the U.S. federal government to occupy desert islands in the middle of the Pacific. The first wave of these colonists was a group of Hawaiian high school students, chosen because government officials assumed Pacific Islanders could best survive the harsh conditions present on the tiny, isolated islands. For the young men, who were unaware of the true purpose of their role as colonists, what ensued is a tale of intrigue, courage, and ultimately, tragedy.

 

PBS Hawaii Presents Under a Jarvis Moon

 

 

 

Island Soldier

 

Follow the Nena family as they grieve the loss of their son – his death in Afghanistan makes waves through the community where nearly everyone is connected to the U.S. military. Known as a “recruiter’s paradise,” Micronesia contributes a disproportionate number of soldiers to the armed forces, who cannot receive benefits…yet young men leave their families behind in pursuit of the American Dream.

 

 

 

NORMAN MINETA AND HIS LEGACY:
AN AMERICAN STORY

NORMAN MINETA AND HIS LEGACY: AN AMERICAN STORY

 

The child of immigrants, Norman Mineta’s uniquely American story charts a path from the shame he experienced as a Japanese American inside a U.S. internment camp during World War II to his triumphant rise to political prominence that has shaped every level of government, and made him one of the most influential Asian Americans in the history of our nation. His distinguished career has been a continuous unmatched slate of firsts, including 20 years in the United States Congress and eventually serving in the cabinets of two presidents from different political parties: Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Still thriving today in his 80s, he is celebrated as a bipartisan visionary who preached political civility, yet was a bold change-maker with a deft political touch and an inclusive vision of the future.

 

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Aretha Franklin Remembered

 

Celebrate the legendary Queen of Soul and the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with her greatest hits from television appearances spanning the 1960s-2000s, many of which have never been seen in the U.S.

 

 

 

POV
Call Her Ganda

 

Three women pursue justice for Jennifer Laude, a Filipina transgender woman who was brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine. In galvanizing a political uprising, they take on hardened histories of U.S. imperialism.

 

 

 

PBS HAWAI‘I PRESENTS
War for Guam

PBS HAWAI‘I PRESENTS: War for Guam

 

War for Guam traces the enduring legacy from World War II in Guam, a U.S. territory since 1898, and how the native people of Guam, the Chamorros, remained loyal to the U.S. under Japanese occupation, only to be later stripped of much of their ancestral lands by the American military. Through rare archival footage, contemporary film, and testimonies of survivors and their descendants, the story is told from various points of view, including from war survivors like Antonio Artero, Jr., whose father was awarded one of the first Medals of Freedom for his heroic deeds in protecting American lives; and two key historical figures, Radioman George Tweed and Father Jesus Baza Duenas.

 

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NATURE
Yosemite

NATURE: Yosemite

 

Yosemite Valley is a land forged in wildfire and sculpted by water, and the delicate balance of these two elements is essential to the creatures and trees that call this land their home. But with climates changing and temperatures rising, the Sierras are under siege. Water is scarcer and the threat of fire is more common. Join scientists and adventurers as they trudge through mountains of snow, climb trees as tall as buildings and soar high in the air to spy just how these global changes are affecting one of America’s greatest wildernesses.

 

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