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American Masters
Tue, 09/23/2014 - 9:00pm

Take a comprehensive look at 19 iconic baby boomers — one born each year of the boom, 1946-1964. In intimate interviews by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, the film’s subjects illuminate the important movements and changes that shaped the world during the baby boom years. Topics include the environment; arts and entertainment; science; civil, LGBT and women’s rights; law; politics; public service; sports; the military; and technology.

Penguins: Spy in the Huddle, A Nature Special Presentation
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 8:00pm

Emperor penguins cross a treacherous frozen sea to reach their breeding grounds. Rockhoppers brave the world’s stormiest seas only to come ashore and face a daunting assault up a 300-foot cliff, hopping most of the way up. Tropical Humboldt penguins negotiate predatory sea lions and vampire bats to reach their desert nests. The hard work for all the penguins finally pays off when their tiny, vulnerable chicks begin to hatch.

Finding Your Roots
Tue, 09/23/2014 - 8:00pm

Three guests know almost nothing about their fathers’ past. Stephen King’s father walked out on the family when Stephen was two years old and never returned; Courtney B. Vance’s father was a foster child and never knew who his biological parents were — after his suicide, Courtney wants to learn more about his roots; and Gloria Reuben’s father was 78 years old when she was born — he died when she was young, taking the secret of his ancestry with him. Henry Louis Gates solves the mystery of their paternal ancestry and introduces them to relatives they never knew they had.

Masterpiece Mystery!
Sun, 09/21/2014 - 8:00pm

While staying at a lavish tropical island hotel, Miss Marple investigates the sudden death of a fellow guest. She and a curmudgeonly business tycoon unravel a web of deceit, murder and “dark magic,” leaving Miss Marple to consider every one of the hotel’s guests as a suspect. Sir Antony Sher (“God on Trial”) guest stars.

THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY
Sun, 09/21/2014 - 11:00am

A marathon of Ken Burns’s seven-part documentary weaving the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics. This marathon covers the years 1920 through 1962.

THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY
Sat, 09/20/2014 - 8:00pm
Sat, 09/20/2014 - 10:00pm

Frail and failing but determined to see the war through to victory, FDR wins re-election and begins planning for a peaceful postwar world, but a cerebral hemorrhage kills him at 63. After her husband’s death, Eleanor Roosevelt proves herself a shrewd politician and a skilled negotiator in her own right, as well as a champion of civil rights, civil liberties and the United Nations. When she dies in 1962, she is mourned everywhere as the First Lady of the World.

THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY
Sat, 09/20/2014 - 12:00pm

Parts 1-3 of Ken Burns’s seven-part documentary weaving the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics. The 14-hour series marks the first time their individual stories have been woven into a single narrative.

This marathon covers the years from 1858 to 1919 : "Get Action", "In the Arena", and "The Fire of Life."

THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY
Fri, 09/19/2014 - 8:00pm
Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:00pm

FDR shatters the third-term tradition, struggles to prepare a reluctant country to enter World War II and, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, helps set the course toward Allied victory. Meanwhile, Eleanor struggles to keep New Deal reforms alive in wartime and travels the Pacific to comfort wounded servicemen. Diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 1943 and with the war still raging, FDR resolves to conceal his condition and run for a fourth term.

THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY
Thu, 09/18/2014 - 8:00pm
Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:00pm

FDR brings the same optimism and energy to the White House that his cousin Theodore displayed. Aimed at ending the Depression, his sweeping New Deal restores the people’s self-confidence and transforms the relationship between them and their government. Eleanor rejects the traditional role of first lady, becomes her husband’s liberal conscience and a sometimes controversial political force in her own right. As the decade ends, FDR faces two grave questions: whether to run for an unprecedented third term and how to deal with the rise of Hitler.

THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY
Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:00pm
Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:00pm

Franklin Roosevelt runs for vice president in 1920 and seems assured of a still brighter future until polio devastates him the following summer. He spends seven years struggling without success to walk again, while Eleanor builds a personal and political life of her own. FDR returns to politics in 1928 and, as governor of New York, acts with such vigor and imagination during the first years of the Great Depression that the Democrats turn to him as their presidential nominee in 1932. He survives an attempted assassination as president-elect and at his inauguration tells his frightened countrymen the only thing they have to fear is “fear itself.”

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