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Walt Disney—Hero Or Villain? A PBS Documentary Tries For a Balanced Portrait

Nearly 50 years after his death, Walt Disney remains a divisive figure.

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‘The Crimson Field’ Addresses War and the Changing Roles of Women

The Crimson Field may not completely enthrall but it is consistently interesting. For a show without grand ambition, you can say much worse.

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‘Frontline: Escaping ISIS’ Explores the Terrorist Group’s Genocidal Aims

As Frontline: Escaping ISIS reveals in images that are at once effectively impressionistic and grim, ISIS is embarked on a genocidal, "forced conversion" crusade against the Yazidi.

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British Imports ‘Poldark’ and ‘The Crimson Field’ on PBS

PBS debuts two new drama series for summer, both British imports but each set during different time periods.

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‘Soul!’, the Groundbreaking Public TV Show From the Black Power Era Is Rescued From the Archives

Musical acts ranged from Rahsaan Roland Kirk to Ashford & Simpson. Nikki Giovanni and James Baldwin interrogated each other in a two-episode arc. Try finding a mix like that in the current PBS lineup.

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‘The Bletchley Circle’: WWII Women Finding Solutions

This series cleverly captures how World War II, with its massive mobilization of British men from all walks of life into the armed forces, transformed many thousands of women’s lives.

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‘Frontline: The Man Behind the Mosque’ Airs on PBS 27 September

“I’m a New Yorker from Brooklyn. I’m not a community activist, I’m not an Islamic academic. This isn’t something I’ve

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‘Enemies of the People’, Brilliant and Devastating, Premieres on PBS 12 July

Structured as a series of memories and gaps, repressions and excavations, Thet Sambath and Rob Lemkin’s Enemies of the People tells the story of

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28 Feb 2011 // 5:15 AM

The Year in TV: August 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in August 2010.

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25 Feb 2011 // 5:15 AM

The Year in TV: July 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in July 2010.

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9 Dec 2010 // 5:03 AM

Some Holiday Fun With Mr. Bean

Many different families have various traditions around this time of year, but probably few of them came from something PBS used to air about ten

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It’s Technology, My Dear Watson: Sherlock for the 21st Century

The famous detective now texts and surfs the net while Watson writes a blog. This is not your mother's Sherlock Holmes.

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Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Movie Collection, Set 5

In this collection of the latest Agatha Christie mysteries, everything is worth seeing, but the unorthodox adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express stands head and shoulders above the rest.

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On TV This Week: Paul McCartney and the PBS Special with a Long Title

As a fan of both Paul McCartney and the Beatles, I heard quite a bit about this special, and had low expectations. The event seemed focus too much on itself and its guests instead of the real reason they were there.

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Celebrating 70 Years of Ringo Starr (videos)

On July 7th, 1940, Richard Starkey was born in Liverpool, but from 1959 on, he would mostly be known to the world as Ringo Starr. Here's an up-to-date video flashback of his entire career.

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Postwar Intrigue Continues to Please in ‘Foyle’s War’

In a disarming leitmotif for this series, characters are forever turning to one another following some revelation or disappointment and wondering, “But isn’t that what we were supposed to have been fighting to end?”

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American Experience: Roads to Memphis

Roads to Memphis remains focused firmly on the past, on laying out just how James Earl Ray came to the same place as Martin Luther King on 4 April 1968.

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Ian McKellen: Acting Shakespeare

For anyone who appreciates acting this is highly recommended; for anyone studying acting, it's essential. If everything this educational was this entertaining, everyone in the world would have a Ph.D.

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REASON TO WATCH: Ken Burns (“Baseball,” “Jazz,” “The Civil War”) and longtime colleague-collaborator Dayton Duncan explore the national parks system. WHAT IT’S ABOUT: At 12

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Behind the scenes at public radio’s hit comedy show ‘Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!’

CHICAGO — As green rooms go, the one backstage at Chicago’s Chase Auditorium on the night of a “Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!” taping

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Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

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"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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