Paul McCartney, at the forefront of the rock ‘n’ roll revolution that changed popular music forever in his early career with the Beatles, has continued to push boundaries for more than 40 years as a solo artist, a member of his second group, Wings, and an award-winning composer for classical music and dance. His latest venture is Kisses on the Bottom, a collection of standards beloved by McCartney since childhood, along with two of his own new songs, “My Valentine” and “Only Our Hearts.” Produced with the help of Grammy Award-winning producer Tommy LiPuma and singer Diana Krall and her band, Kisses on the Bottom is the first record in McCartney’s historic oeuvre to feature him almost exclusively on vocals. GREAT PERFORMANCES joins McCartney for an intimate concert recorded at the historic Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, featuring performances of such standards as “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” “Always,” “Bye Bye Blackbird” and more.
PBS Convention Coverage
Tue, 09/04/2012 - 8:00pm
Wed, 09/05/2012 - 8:00pm
Thu, 09/06/2012 - 8:00pm
Veteran journalists Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff anchor complete live coverage of the Democratic national political convention, from the opening gavel to its official close. Between speeches and events on the convention floor, Ifill and Woodruff interview political newsmakers and solicit analysis and perspective from NEWSHOUR regulars Shields and Brooks, presidential historians and others.
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Mon, 09/03/2012 - 11:00am
A new generation of preschool “neighbors” will get to experience the Neighborhood of Make-Believe when DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD premieres this fall on PBS KIDS. The first TV series inspired by the iconic, award-winning MISTER ROGERS' NEIGHBORHOOD, DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD from The Fred Rogers Company stars 4-year-old Daniel Tiger, son of the original program’s Daniel Striped Tiger, who invites young viewers into his world, giving them a kid’s-eye view of his life. As they closely follow and share Daniel’s everyday adventures, preschoolers ages 2-4 and their families learn fun and practical strategies and skills necessary for growing and learning.
Sun, 09/02/2012 - 9:00pm
During an investigation of a brutal bludgeoning, what seems to be a blackmail plot gone wrong turns into a case much more dark and sinister. Co-starring Cherie Lunghi ("Secret Diary of a Call Girl").
History of Science
Fri, 08/31/2012 - 10:00pm
Michael Mosley presents the story of how the secret of life has been examined through the prism of the most complex organism known - the human body. It begins with attempts to save the lives of gladiators in Ancient Rome and unfolds all the way through to the microscopic world of cells and DNA.
Sat, 09/01/2012 - 10:00pm
This film focuses on individuals who have decided to start life all over again in mid-life – re-shaping their work, their sense of purpose, their relationships, even their personality. In one story, this personal decision helped to re-define the future of the entire Chickasaw Nation.
Sat, 09/01/2012 - 8:00pm
With a week off from work to redecorate part of his house, DCI Barnaby also visits his elderly aunt, Alice Bly, who is convalescing in the Lawnside residential nursing home for the elderly in Aspern Tallow. Here, she prompts him to investigate a series of suspicious deaths after people have changed their wills.
Fri, 08/31/2012 - 9:00pm
Join conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the renowned Vienna Philharmonic under the stars in the magnificent gardens of Austria’s Imperial Schönbrunn Palace. Vienna Ballet dancers join the orchestra in celebration of the world of dance in music by Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky and Richard Strauss. The concert also features performances of Debussy’s “La Mer” and the Austrian favorite “Wiener Blut” (“Viennese Blood”) by waltz king Johann Strauss.
A Newshour Special Report
Mon, 08/27/2012 - 8:00pm
Tue, 08/28/2012 - 8:00pm
Wed, 08/29/2012 - 8:00pm
Thu, 08/30/2012 - 8:00pm
Award-winning political journalists Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill will co-anchor gavel-to-gavel broadcast coverage from the PBS Skybox at both the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL (August 27 – 30) and from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC (September 4 – 5) as well as the Bank of America Stadium (September 6).
Sun, 08/26/2012 - 10:30pm
From the rooftop farms of New York City to the food deserts of Detroit, join FOOD FORWARD to explore the explosion of urban agriculture across America. Meet food rebel John Mooney, whose space-age hydroponic farm on top of a historic building in the West Village of Manhattan is a window into the future of rooftop farming. In Milwaukee, meet the biggest name in urban agriculture, Will Allen, who inspires a new generation of aquaponic innovators. Learn about one woman’s transition from hanging out to harvesting food on the streets of West Oakland. Finally, in Detroit, spend time with 18-year-old Travis Roberts, who grew up watching the city struggle with increasing urban blight. In trouble and more than 100 pounds overweight, he discovered the city’s urban agriculture movement and found a new purpose in life through urban chicken farming. He’s joined by a cast of powerful characters who are rebuilding their city, block by block.