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Documentary about George Wallace, the governor of Alabama for 20 years and four-time presidential candidate. The program examines the life of the man who divided a nation and launched a conservative movement that transformed the country. Born in 1919 in rural south Alabama, George Wallace was raise
Documentary about sports hero Joe DiMaggio. Raised in a poor Italian fishing community in San Francisco, Joe DiMaggio joined the New York Yankees in 1936 and quickly rose to become the star of baseball's golden age.
Documentary about the 1804 duel between Alexander Hamilton, an impoverished immigrant from the West Indies who rose to become a framer of the U.S. Constitution and the architect of America's political economy, and Aaron Burr, a man born to wealth and privilege who served with distinction in the Revo
Documentary about Eleanor Roosevelt -- the most powerful woman in the United States for over 30 years. The niece of one president and wife of another, she was a tireless advocate for the disadvantaged, a woman who influenced American social policies for decades and pushed through the first internati
Documentary about magician Harry Houdini. In 1912, Houdini was lowered into the East River in a chain-wrapped crate. The crowd of spectators gasped and reporters pulled out their stopwatches. Houdini was out in less than a minute. The resulting media blitz established him forever as the world's grea
Documentary about George Eastman, the innovator and entrepreneur who revolutionized the photographic industry, transforming a complex, expensive technology used by a small professional elite into one that anyone could use. Includes dramatic re-enactments.
Documentary about John Brown, a man who, in the 1850s, embarked on a religious crusade against slavery that was based on religious faith -- yet carried out with shocking violence. His execution at Harpers Ferry, Virginia sparked a chain of events that led to the Civil War.
Documentary about President Richard Nixon's visit to Beijing for an encounter with Chairman Mao Tse-tung in 1972, after a quarter-century of mutual antagonism between the United States and China. The climax of a secret White House initiative headed by Henry Kissinger, the diplomatic breakthrough sho
Documentary about the Jubilee Singers. In the chaotic decade following the Civil War, a group of young ex-slaves in Nashville, Tennessee, set out to save their bankrupt school by giving concerts. Traveling first through cities in the North, then on to venues across Europe, the Jubilee Singers introd
On March 28, 1979, a reactor at Three Mile Island nuclear power facility near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, overheated, releasing radioactive gas and water. During the next week, scientists scrambled to prevent a meltdown, officials rushed in to calm public fears and more than 100,000 residents fled to
The Hoover Dam, rising more than 700 feet above the waters of the Colorado River, was called one of the greatest engineering works in history. Built during the Depression, men desperate for work struggled against the heat, dust and heights to build a colossus of concrete that brought electricity and
In the summer of 1869, a one-armed Civil War veteran, John Wesley Powell, led an epic journey down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. It was the last important exploration within the continental United States. Powell went on to write a literary classic about his trip; explore the region fo
Documentary relating the exploration of Richard E. Byrd in the polar regions of the Earth. He was an aviation pioneer, the first credited to fly an airplane over the North Pole in 1926, then first over the South Pole in the following year. In 1934 he became the first to experience winter in the inte
Profile of American general Douglas MacArthur -- liberator of the Philippines; shogun of occupied Japan; and victor of the Battle of Inchon.
On January 14, 1909, two ships -- one carrying Italian immigrants to New York, the other American tourists to Europe -- collided in a dense fog off Nantucket Island. In a moment, more than 1500 lives became dependent on a new technology, wireless telegraph, and a 26-year-old wireless operator who se
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the United States military. Wives, mothers, actresses and debutantes who joined the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) test-piloted aircraft, ferried planes and logged 60 million miles in the air. Thiry-eight women died in serv
At the dawn of the Cold War, the United States initiated a top-secret program in New Mexico to build a weapon even more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Japan. A world away, the Soviet Union began a similar effort. A web of spies and scientists, intrigue and deception marked the race to dev
Two-part documentary special on Ronald Reagan, who in 1989, after two terms in office, left the White House as one of the most popular presidents of the 20th century and one of the most controversial. When his Hollywood career began to wane, Reagan turned to politics. His opponents underestimated hi
Documentary examines the emerging forces of America in 1900 that would come to shape the 20th century.
For 10 years, beginning in 1930, dust storms ravaged the parched and overplowed southern plains, turning bountiful wheat fields into desert. They were called "Black Blizzards," dark clouds reaching miles into the sky, churning millions of tons of dirt into torrents of destruction. Disease, hardship
Documentary on the flu epidemic which ravaged America starting in Spring 1918. In less than a year, the epidemic killed 675,000 people, more than died in all the wars of the 20th century combined, before disappearing as mysteriously as it began.
A master promoter who produced elaborate spectacles to sell bicycles and cars, Carl Fisher had already made a fortune and built a motor speedway in his native Indianapolis when he was seized by a vision. On a narrow strip of swampland near Miami, Fisher created a tropical paradise of sand and palm t
Two-part documentary on the life of Harry S. Truman, President of the United States from 1945-1953.
Documentary charting the development of the New York City subway system at the turn of the 20th century.
Documentary examining the hardships faced by gold prospectors in the Yukon rush of the the 1890s. Features photographs, personal correspondance, interviews, and expert reports.
Documentary charting the genesis of Philo T. Farnsworth's development of the first working electronic television.
Documentary following the life of Andrew Carnegie from his impoverished origins in Dunfermline, Scotland, through his business career. Also traces the roots of Carnegie's philanthropy, eventually giving away $350 million.
Documentary on the reign of Liliu'okalani, who ruled Hawaii in the late 1800s. As the powerful American business community in Hawaii moved to gain control of the island nation, Liliu'okalani was caught in the middle.
Documentary about Nellie Bly, one of the first female newspaper reporters, who worked for the "New York World" at the end of the 19th century and was a practitioner of "stunt journalism." Focuses on two of her exploits: her inmate's-eye view of an asylum in New York City and her journey around the w
Documentary about the invention of the telephone and how it quickly was transformed from novelty into necessity at the turn of the 20th century.
Documentary on the life and career of President Richard Nixon. Part 1 profiles his childhood, his 1946 election to Congress, his service as vice president for two terms with President Eisenhower from 1952 to 1960, and his unsuccessful bids for the Presidency in 1960 and the California governorship i
Biographical documentary examining the life of Theodore Roosevelt.
Documentary recounting how Wilbur and Orville Wright became world celebrities when, after producing the first plane to really fly in 1903, they had to prove to the public that they had actually mastered manned flight.
Documentary recounting the story of the U-2, the CIA's top-secret project whereby especially recruited pilots flew spy planes over the USSR deployed to uncover information about the Soviets' military capabilities during the 1950s.
Documentary recounting the clash between Orson Welles and William Randolph Hearst over the production and release of Welles' 1941 film, "Citizen Kane," which was a brutal portrait of the newspaper magnate.
Examination of the successes and failures of the organized effort between 1854 to 1929 to send homeless city children to Midwest farming communities to begin new lives with foster families.
Examination of the 1968 Democratic Convention, held in Chicago, and the disorder that ensued as the convention degenerated into chaos over protests against the Democratic Party's position on the Vietnam War.
Documentary biography of the life and career of Dwight D. Eisenhower.
A portrait of Coney Island at the turn of the 20th century.
Documentary biography of Charles Lindbergh, whose solo flight from New York to Paris in 1927 made him the most famous private person on earth, but who struggled all his life to protect himself from a hero-worshipping society and a voracious media.
Film Production - Lighting/Electrical (special)
Music special in which the Boston Pops perform classic holiday pieces along with special musical guests at Boston's Symphony Hall.
Comedic performances accompany the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to Whoopi Goldberg.
In the aftermath of a highly publicized trial for the murder of a young Mexican-American man, Los Angeles erupted in violent riots in June 1943 that scarred race relations for decades to come. For ten straight nights, American sailors armed with makeshift weapons cruised Mexican American neighborhoo
Eleventh annual presentation on the A&E Network of "Pops Goes the Fourth!" the live, July 4th festivities celebrating America's birthday from Boston, featuring conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra.
Dave Creegan, partner Susan Taylor and D.C. Mark Rivers of the Organized and Serial Crime Unit track a murderer whose intended victims are not the women found murdered, but the men they leave behind, and a terminally ill serial arsonist determined to settle old scores. In episode 1, Creegan returns
Inspector Morse has a mysterious connection to murder victim Yvonne Harrison, who is found battered to death and handcuffed naked to her bed. Chief Superintendent Strange puts Sergeant Lewis in charge of the investigation, but Morse anticipates his colleague's every move. It becomes clear that Yvonn
Sandy Duncan and Ron Montez host championship ballroom dancing from the Greater Columbus Convention Center's Battelle Hall in Columbus, Ohio. The program features the major dance styles -- including swing, waltz, fox trot, cha-cha, samba, tango, jive, quickstep and cabaret performances.
Former champions join this year's winners for the Champion Ballroom Dancing 20th Anniversary Special. Current champions and returning legends in the International Standard, Latin and Cabaret divisions are showcased in individual performances. The program also features a behind-the-scenes glimpse of
A celebration of America's birthday featuring the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra from the Hatch Shell on the banks of Boston's Charles River.
U.S. and world figure-skating champions perform to raise money for cancer research.
Keith Lockhart, the Boston Pops Orchestra and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus perform from Symphony Hall in Boston.
Bluegrass vocalist Alison Krauss performs with Union Station and the Boston Pops Orchestra, conducted by Keith Lockhart.
Laureate Conductor John Williams performs music from his score for the film "Angela's Ashes." Author Frank McCourt joins the orchestra to read from his memoir. Patti LuPone performs selections from her CD, "Matters of the Heart," and cellist Yo-Yo Ma accompanies LuPone and performs music from "Angel
Prosecutor Helen West and her live-in lover, Geoffrey Bailey, have recently moved to a sedate London suburb where he is chief superintendent. When the badly decomposed corpse of a woman turns up in a shallow grave, the victim's husband, smooth real-estate developer John Blundell, is an obvious suspe
Two singer/pianists -- Diana Krall and Michael Feinstein -- perform jazz and standards.
Special that showcases dancers competing for titles in the International Standard and International Latin Championships, and highlights the innovative choreography of showdance, cabaret, American rhythm and American smooth divisions. Dances in the International Standard category include waltz, tango
In 1971, the cast of "Sesame Street" appeared with the Boston Pops and the late Arthur Fiedler on a special episode of "Evening at Pops." Almost 30 years later, the musical Muppets help Keith Lockhart and the Pops play a selection of tunes from the "Sesame Street" book of favorites. Also on the bill
The second special featuring Detective Inspector Dave Creegan and his partner Detective Inspector Susan Taylor. Joining them at London's Organized and Serial Crime Unit (OSC) is Detective Constable Mark Rivers -- less experienced but eager to prove himself. In Part 1, before slaying and scalping his
Lucy Graham is a seductive governess who marries her ward's doddering father, Sir Michael Audley. Sir Michael's dashing nephew Robert is powerfully tempted by Lucy's allures -- though convinced she hides a dark secret concerning the disappearance of his good friend George Talboys. In the midst of th
A tribute to Aaron Copland, featuring soprano Dawn Upshaw and baritone Jubilant Sykes. Concert opens the 31st season of Evening at Pops.
Annual figure skating exhibition to benefit cancer research and treatment.
Broadway star Audra McDonald performs selections from her CD, "Way Back to Paradise," with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra.
Tina Packer, artistic director of Shakespeare & Company, joins forces with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra to explore music inspired by the Bard. Audiences see performances of scenes from Shakespeare's plays followed by the music they inspired.
Detective Chief Inspector Ross Tanner is an ambitious maverick who gets results by always going the extra mile. But Tanner is a man with a secret -- he's going blind. Detective Catherine Tully is a competitive graduate officer who is drafted into Tanner's serious crime unit to help investigate the b
Nathan Lane joins Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra in a tribute to Danny Kaye.
Adaptation of Ellis Peters' novels about the 12th century crime-solving Welsh monk, Brother Cadfael. In "The Holy Thief," Cadfael faces a controversial case of roving relics and star-crossed lovers; in "The Pilgrim of Hate," a killer hides among the traveling faithful; and "The Potter's Field" yield
Inspector Morse investigates the nearly 150-year-old murder of a young woman whose body was found in the mid-1800s alongside the Oxford Canal. After Morse comes across an account of the original investigation and the trial that followed, he's soon convinced that the three men hanged for her murder w
Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra swing with guest artist Ann Hampton Callaway and swing dance group, The Lindy Hoppers.
Presentation of the 18th annual Championship Ballroom Dancing competition in which dancers compete for titles in the International Standard amd International Latin Championships. The choreography of the showdance, cabaret, American rhythm and American smooth divisions are also featured.
Laureate conductor John Williams, Itzhak Perlman, Dawn Upshaw and Vic Damone perform pieces produced and influenced by the Russian and German emigres who streamed into Hollywood in the 1940s and 50s.
Special devoted to youthful appraisal-seekers. Hosted by "Antiques Roadshow" host Chris Jussel with co-host Joanna Mason, the 13-year-old daughter of Asian art specialist and "Antiques Roadshow" appraiser Lark Mason.
Four-part special presenting the rise of Christianity. Explores the life of Jesus of Nazareth and the men and women whose belief, conviction and martyrdom created the major movement of Christianity after his death. Draws upon historical evidence that challenges familiar assumptions and conventional
Two-part special about private detective Cordelia Gray. Cordelia accepts a job from Julia Hampson, one of the owners of a husband-and-wife-owned exclusive country house hotel, unaware that the seemingly straightforward case will spiral into a web of deceit, adultry and murder. Going undercover, Cord
A forum focusing on the public response to difficult issues and choices involving health care. Video mini-documentary sequences describe the current health care system and examine various proposals for change. Interactive technology allows instant polling of the studio audience.
The third television series for PBS about Agatha Christie's fictional detective, Hercule Poirot. In this episode, Poirot accompanies a shipment of Liberty Bonds to New York on the "Queen Mary."
A special with John Williams and the Boston Pops Orchestra featuring African-American spirituals, music of the Civil War and of the civil rights movement.
The third television series for PBS about Agatha Christie's fictional detective, Hercule Poirot. In this episode, Poirot finds himself in a situation where he must investigate a crime before it has happened. A dying man attempts to get revenge on his fiance and her former boyfriend when he suspects
Continues the adventures of Inspector Morse of the Oxford, England, police. Morse must solve the murder of the director of a family-owned brewery.
A special featuring big band music and ballroom dance performances.
A special showcasing world-class figure skaters performing routines at Harvard University's Bright Hockey Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
A special featuring the annual ballroom dance competition. The dances performed are from the categories of Latin, American Rhythm, International Modern, and American Smooth.
An "American Playhouse" presentation of Lanford Wilson's autobiographical play about a young man in the 1950s who tries to re-establish his relationship with his estranged father and his second wife thirteen years later.
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