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Wed, 09/10/2014 - 7:00pm

CREATIVE HEARTS explores the power of synergy through art. Creative Clay is a grass roots organization dedicated to providing art education to the mentally challenged and disadvantaged. The program focuses on one of Creative Clay's distinguished programs — Artlink — during a five-month collaboration between ten community artists paired with ten clients of Creative Clay. CREATIVE HEARTS documents the works in various stages of progress, from the initial meetings to the "hands-on" creation stage. The documentary captures how the students and mentors grow in ability and in their relationship to one another, specifically during the ever-evolving and sometimes chaotic acts of creativity.

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 3:00pm

Every five years, 30,000 people gather on the same stage in the small country of Estonia to join voices at Laulupidu, the National Song Festival, to become the largest choir in the world.
More than a song festival, Laulupidu is an Estonian miracle that at least twice in history gave freedom to that country. TO BREATHE AS ONE explores the beauty and meaning of the choral festival through the eyes of the young members of the San Francisco-based Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir, one of the few American choirs invited to participate. Learning complex songs – all in Estonian – the youngsters prepare for months and then set off to join the many thousands from around the world who gather every five years in Tallinn.

Forming cross-cultural friendships that span the oceans, there they discover the unique role that music has played for Estonians for over 150 years, as an integral force in maintaining strength and identity for a people who have faced cultural genocide – more than once.

From the filmmakers of the acclaimed, “The Singing Revolution”, the film reveals that for Estonians singing is not just a means of cultural expression, but a defining part of their identity.

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 7:00pm

Most people don’t think about singing when they think about revolution. But song was the weapon of choice when Estonians sought to free themselves from decades of Soviet occupation. The Singing Revolution is an inspiring account of one nation’s dramatic rebirth. It is the story of humankind’s irrepressible drive for freedom and self-determination. It is the story of David defeating Goliath without even a slingshot.

The Singing Revolution shares how, between 1987 and 1991, hundreds of thousands of Estonians gathered publicly to sing forbidden patriotic songs and share protest speeches, risking their lives to proclaim their desire for independence. While violence and bloodshed was the unfortunate end result in other occupied nations of the USSR, the revolutionary songs of the Estonians anchored their struggle for freedom, which was ultimately accomplished without the loss of a single life.

The Singing Revolution tells the moving and dramatic story of how the Estonian people peacefully regained their freedom--and helped topple an empire along the way.

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 4:00pm

Join Charlie Rose for highlights of conversations with the week’s guests on his nightly program.This new Friday night program will provide a retrospective of the best stories and interviews from the nightly PBS program CHARLIE ROSE. The show will capture the defining moments in politics science, business, culture, media and sports.

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 7:00pm

MOYERS & COMPANY investigates issues that matter to American democracy, particularly the continuing influence of big money and corporate self-interest on politics, the economy and daily life. Each week, veteran journalist Bill Moyers hosts compelling conversations with today's top thinkers about new ideas, crucial issues and workable solutions. Select episodes also feature Moyers' own meticulously researched essays on a variety of topics.

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 7:00pm

Explore the inside story of the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962, when the world teetered on the brink of nuclear holocaust. In the first major feature documentary on the subject, the film brings to life the three central characters — Kennedy, Castro and Khrushchev — and explores how the world’s most powerful men fell into an abyss of their own making and outlines the courage and luck it took to climb out again.

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 1:00pm

SCULLY/THE WORLD SHOW continues its impressive public television run with 52 episodes featuring some of the world's most prominent and famous personalities. Each week, host Robert Scully discusses topical issues with authors, financiers, entrepreneurs, diplomats, philanthropists, inventors, academics and others. The Gemini Award-winning series is produced on-location throughout the Americas. Last season featured Scully's interviews with Paul Martin, the former Prime Minister of Canada; historian John Burt (Lincoln’s Tragic Pragmatism); Harvard professor John Stauffer (The Tribunal); Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic Sebastian Smee of The Boston Globe; Pulitzer Prize-winning historian John Dower (Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of WWll) and others.

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 7:00pm

For more than two decades, saxophonist/clarinetist Frank Glover and pianist Claude Sifferlen enjoyed both a critically acclaimed musical collaboration and a nurturing father/son-type bond. TAKE TWO traces the final stages of their act following Sifferlen's terminal diagnosis of inoperable prostate cancer. The regional Emmy®-nominated film poignantly explores the musical and interpersonal relationship between these two jazz virtuosos, as they reflect on their decades-long partnership and continue to perform together while facing a painful, yet inevitable, separation.

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:00pm

ASSASSINATION: IDAHO'S TRIAL OF THE CENTURY combines re-enactments, stills, expert commentary and archival footage to piece together one of the most famous criminal trials in United States history. In the summer of 1907, the long-simmering tensions between trade unionists and capitalists finally played out in an Idaho courtroom when "Big Bill" Haywood, the secretary-treasurer of the Western Federation of Miners, stood charged with orchestrating the murder of former governor Frank Steunenberg. The three-month trial thrust Idaho into the national spotlight, as two of the West's sharpest legal minds, criminal lawyer James Hawley and newly elected United States Senator William Borah, clashed with legendary defense attorney Clarence Darrow in a "struggle for the soul of America."

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 7:00pm

When does solving a crime become a crime? An innocent man confessed to murder and forensic evidence supported his confession. The real killers confessed, but they were ignored by the police.
Across the nation, criminal convictions are being overturned due to either incompetence or deliberate misconduct in crime labs. How did Nebraska's foremost CSI fall under suspicion of faking evidence? "CSI on Trial" follows what went wrong in Nebraska and what we can learn from this tragedy.

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