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Great Performances
Fri, 11/15/2013 - 9:00pm

Still “doin’ fine” after 60 years, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s landmark American musical Oklahoma! is reborn in this film version of the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain’s award-winning production. Directed by Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Susan Stroman, it set box office records during its run in London, and again on Broadway, with critics and audiences alike captivated by its fresh new take on a venerable classic. The magic of the original London cast was captured in this deluxe film adaptation, which includes a sensational, star-making performance by X-Man Hugh Jackman as Curly. Also featured are original cast members Josefina Gabrielle as Laurey, Maureen Lipman as Aunt Eller and Tony-winner Shuler Hensley as the menacing yet hauntingly sympathetic Jud Fry.

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 9:00pm

Everyone in Candleford is talking about the mysterious recluse Mr Reppington, who has been hiding himself away in the Golden Lion Hotel for months. Dorcas is fascinated by the lonely existence of Mr Reppington, so when he sends her a cipher inviting her to meet him at midnight in the hotel gardens, she is thrilled to accept.  Ruby and Pearl, meanwhile, are planning a fashion show to increase business.  Over in Lark Rise, Emma feels the romance is ebbing from her marriage and a wink from a soldier momentarily turns her head.

Expressions
Thu, 11/14/2013 - 8:00pm

Michael Davidman in association with the Classical Pianists of the Future
At 15 years old, New York City-born pianist Michael Davidman has claimed top prizes at over a dozen competitions, has appeared as soloist with orchestra in performances of some of the most demanding piano literature, has had his own compositions performed, and has been presented before some of today’s most illustrious musicians.

Secrets of the Dead
Wed, 11/13/2013 - 10:00pm

This program tells the story of two men: one, the president of the United States — shot in Dallas and rushed to Parkland hospital, his fate unknown — the other, respected CBS anchor Walter Cronkite, knowing he had to get the story right amid the uncertainties of that tragic day. Narrated by George Clooney and featuring an interview with President Bill Clinton, the special recounts the riveting story of the reporting from Dallas and the New York CBS Newsroom from the moment President Kennedy was shot until Cronkite’s emotional pronouncement of his death at 1:00 p.m. CST. The program features moving memories from the producers, writers and reporters who were there on the day, including Dan Rather, Bob Schieffer, Marvin Kalb and Marianne Means.

NOVA
Wed, 11/13/2013 - 9:00pm

Fifty years later, what can science tell us about the Kennedy assassination — and the investigations that fol¬lowed? The 1963 murder, in broad daylight in front of hundreds of witnesses, was a homicide investigator’s best-case scenario. Yet somehow the JFK assassination became a forensic nightmare, plagued by mishandled evidence, a controversial autopsy and, incredibly, a prime suspect murdered while in police custody before he could be tried — all of it captured on film. Now, NOVA follows a group of experts trying to unravel the lingering mysteries of the assassination: private investigator Josiah Thompson; gunshot wound authority Larry Sturdivan; laser scanning specialist Tony Grissim; medical examiner and forensic neuropathologist Peter Cummings; and firearms experts Lucien and Mike Haag.

Nature
Wed, 11/13/2013 - 8:00pm

From the wilds of Costa Rica to the suburbs of our own country, NATURE explores the difficulties of raising parrots, why some breeders and owners become rescuers, and conservation efforts in the wild. Owners and rescuers of the popular bird talk about the ups and downs of caring for these colorful characters and the impact of “Baretta.”

American Experience
Tue, 11/12/2013 - 9:00pm

Follow Kennedy into the White House through his assassination and the unfulfilled promise of his presidency. Offering fresh assessments of the successes and failures of his tenure, this episode features frank appraisals by administration officials, including John Siegenthaler, Thomas Hughes and Harris Wofford, civil rights leaders Andrew Young and Julian Bond, and journalists Evan Thomas and Richard Reeves.

American Experience
Mon, 11/11/2013 - 9:00pm

Follow JFK’s rise to power from his birth to his election as president in 1960 — the youngest man ever to be elected to the office. With illuminating interviews from family members including sister Jean Kennedy Smith, niece Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, historian Robert Dallek and author Robert Caro, this episode offers new insight into Kennedy’s early years, from his transformation from a sickly youth to Washington’s most eligible bachelor to the nation’s president.

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 6:30am
Wed, 11/13/2013 - 6:30am
Fri, 11/15/2013 - 6:30am

All New Episodes all week long!!

Based on the best-selling children's book series by Susan Meddaugh, the MARTHA SPEAKS animated TV series follows the adventures of Martha, a loveable dog whose appetite for alphabet soup gives her the ability to speak. Using her newfound abilities, Martha gets jobs, wears disguises, foils bad guys, wins contests and orders lots of steaks. A dog's breakfast of messes and hilarious entanglements ensue for Martha, her family and the unsuspecting people of her town who make up the comic heart of the series.

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 7:00am
Mon, 11/11/2013 - 4:00pm
Wed, 11/13/2013 - 7:00am
Wed, 11/13/2013 - 4:00pm
Fri, 11/15/2013 - 7:00am
Fri, 11/15/2013 - 4:00pm

All New Episodes all week long!!

A six-time Emmy Award-winner, this daily half-hour animated series, based on Marc Brown's best-selling Arthur adventure books, shows how Arthur and his friends use effective, age-appropriate problem-solving skills. Each episode consists of two independent stories focusing on themes and events central to children's lives. Whether facing down a bully, worrying about a new teacher or being the very last person on earth to lose his baby teeth, Arthur and his friends manage to solve their crises with imagination, kindness and a lot of humor. The series promotes literacy and is complemented by a comprehensive outreach campaign targeted to teachers, librarians, parents and daycare providers.

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