HIGHLIGHTS


POV "When I Walk"

Sunday, August 30 at 7:30 pm on 12.1

After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of 25, Jason DaSliva picked up the camera, turned it on his declining body and set out on a worldwide journey in search of healing, self-discovery and love. The result is WHEN I WALK, a documentary filled with unexpected moments of humor and joy, driven by a young man’s determination to survive.

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American Experience "The Abolitionists, Part One: 1820s-1838"

Sunday, August 30 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

This 3-part series tells the intertwined stories of abolitionist allies Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimké, who turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.

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Masterpiece "Wolf Hall, Part 1"

Monday, August 31 at 8:00 pm on 12.1

In part one of this riveting six-part Tudor epic starring award-winning actors Damian Lewis as King Henry VIII and Mark Rylance as his ruthless fixer Sir Thomas Cromwell, Cardinal Wolsey is stripped of his powers, having failed to secure the annulment of King Henry VIII's first marriage.

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French Chef Classics "3-Part-Marathon"

Tuesday, September 1 at 7:00 pm on 12.1

Cooking legend and cultural icon Julia Child introduced French cuisine to American kitchens in 1963, with the pioneering PBS series THE FRENCH CHEF. This special collection of three original black-and-white episodes features Julia preparing some of her favorite French classics – French Onion Soup, Quiche Lorraine and French Tarts, Apple Style.

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Give It All Away: Newman's Own Recipe For Success

Tuesday, September 1 at 8:30 pm on 12.1

This documentary traces Paul Newman's legacy of giving as it chronicles the path of the Newman's Own Foundation food company, which has, to date, distributed more than $370 million to thousands of programs throughout the US and around the globe.

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Globe Trekker "Central Japan"

Tuesday, September 1 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

Host Megan McCormick's journey begins in Kyoto, where she explores the city's best flea market, meditates with a Buddhist monk, is entertained by geishas at a banquet and visits both the Fushimi Inari Shinto Shrine (pictured) and the Toji Buddhist Temple, a World Heritage site. Other stops include Osaka, Iga-Ueno, Sekigahara, Sado and Himeji.

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Game Changers

Wednesday, September 2 at 7:00 pm on 12.1

Amidst the debate over fixing the country's ailing education system, THE GAME CHANGERS tells of a bold initiative designed to transform American classroom by focusing on teachers and the universities charged with training them.

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The Quilted Conscience

Wednesday, September 2 at 8:00 pm on 12.1

This film tells the story of a group of sixteen Sudanese-American girls – refugees from the genocide in their homeland – who are thrust into a new life in Nebraska; of a quilter’s guild of local white women; and of a famed African-American quilt-maker who travels a thousand miles to help "stitch" the groups together by means of a fabric-art project.

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NOVA "Sunken Ship Rescue"

Thursday, September 3 at 8:00 pm on 12.1

NOVA follows the epic operation to secure, raise and salvage the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which ran aground and capsized off the coast of Italy on January 13, 2012, killing 32 people. The wreck stretches the length of three football fields, weighs 45,000 tons and lies half submerged on the site of a protected reef, with a 160-foot-long hole in its hull.

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FRONTLINE "Prison State"

Thursday, September 3 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

There are roughly 2.3 million people behind bars in the U.S., with a disproportionate number coming from a few city neighborhoods. More than two years in the making, "Prison State" takes an intimate look at the cycle of incarceration in America and one state’s effort to reverse the trend.

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