“Featured” Category

Wednesday at 9pm: Killer Volcanoes

Posted on October 18th, 2017 by Rachel Schwartz

The search for an elusive volcanic mega-eruption that plunged medieval Earth into a deep freeze. Included: geologic evidence from Greenland to Antarctica.

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Monday at 10pm: Cameraperson

Posted on October 17th, 2017 by Rachel Schwartz

A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home: these scenes and others are woven into a tapestry of footage captured over the twenty-five-year career of cinematographer Kirsten Johnson.

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Saturday at 10pm: Family Ingredients in the Phillipines

Posted on October 17th, 2017 by Rachel Schwartz

Bravo Top Chef ‘s Fan Favorite Sheldon Simeon finds it easy to shine the light on traditional Filipino dishes – but it takes a first ever trip to the Philippines to rock his culinary senses. Born and raised in the small town of Hilo, Hawaii, Sheldon credits his dad for his love of the Filipino […]

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Friday at 9pm: She Loves Me

Posted on October 13th, 2017 by Rachel Schwartz

Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick’s classic 1963 musical of two feuding clerks in a Budapest parfumerie who don’t realize they’re romantic pen pals.

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Wednesday at 10pm: Mosul

Posted on October 11th, 2017 by Rachel Schwartz

Shot over the course of the entire nine-month battle to retake Mosul from ISIS, this vivid documentary follows the experiences of four young soldiers in a team of Iraqi Special Forces tasked with leading the fight. It’s a stunning look at the high cost of the Iraqi Army’s victory in the city, large parts of which have been […]

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Monday at 10pm: Motherland

Posted on October 11th, 2017 by Rachel Schwartz

Motherland is an absorbingly intimate, vérité look at the busiest maternity hospital in the world, in one of the poorest and most populous countries: the Philippines. Women share their stories with other mothers, their families, doctors and social workers. In a hospital that is literally bursting with life, we witness the miracle/wonder of the human […]

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Saturday at 10pm: Family Ingredients

Posted on October 9th, 2017 by Rachel Schwartz

Whether it’s returning to the source, chasing your love, respecting the land or awakening the past – Family Ingredients is a journey where our host, Ed Kenney, highlights a simple dish that reminds us of the importance of family, friends and purpose. In the Season 2 premiere, singer-songwriter and surfer Jack Johnson shares memories of […]

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Friday at 9pm: Grammy Salute to Music Legends 2017

Posted on October 9th, 2017 by Rachel Schwartz

In collaboration with the Recording Academy™, Great Performances presents Grammy Salute To Music Legends 2017™, the second annual all-star concert offering a spotlight for the Academy’s 2017 Special Merit Awards recipients. The celebration, led by Paul Shaffer as musical director, was recorded at New York’s Beacon Theatre. The concert airs Friday, October 13 at 9PM.

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Monday at 10pm: The Islands and The Whales

Posted on October 4th, 2017 by Rachel Schwartz

On the isolated North Atlantic archipelago of the Faroe Islands, the longtime hunting practices of the Faroese are threatened by dangerously high mercury levels in the whales, decimated seabird populations and anti-whaling activists. The Faroe islanders consider themselves a canary in the mine, their tale a warning to the rest of the world.  

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Tuesday at 8pm: Finding Your Roots

Posted on September 29th, 2017 by Rachel Schwartz

In the Season 4 premiere, Larry David and Bernie Sanders discover they have more in common than they thought as they trace their roots from 1940s Brooklyn back to Jewish communities in Eastern Europe.

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