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    Actress Sigourney Weaver hosts this new series showcasing the best of Off-Broadway. The plays run the emotional and thematic gamut: from Richard Nelson’s cycle The Apple Family Plays, presented by The Public Theater; Hamish Linklater’s The Vandal, presented by The Flea Theater; Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson’s An Iliad, presented by New York Theatre Workshop; Brian Richard Mori’s Hellman v. McCarthy, presented by Abingdon Theatre Company; and an encore presentation of The Flea’s Looking at Christmas by Steven Banks.
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    In 2000 in the jungles of Panama, a young Spanish journalist named Ana Salceda becomes the foster mother of a tiny orphaned sloth, which she names Velcro. For nearly two years, the pair is inseparable until Ana finally travels up a remote river to reintroduce Velcro back to the wild. This is the story of Ana’s return to Central and South America to see how much has changed since Velcro came into her life. Sloths, once largely ignored, have become a hot topic of scientific researchers. New studies are showing that they’re not so sloth-like after all. Sloth sanctuaries and rehabilitation centers are also springing up throughout the Americas as development displaces these gentle creatures. Shot on location in Panama, Costa Rica and Colombia, this is a story of friendship and a growing network of people working to learn more about sloths in order to protect them.
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    A remarkable new story is unfolding in the Arctic, one that has never been told before. As the ice shrinks, polar bears are struggling to survive in a fast-melting world. Polar bears are great hunters on ice but recently their home ground is vanishing from under their feet. Although classified as marine mammals, polar bears are not adapted to hunting in the water despite being able to swim huge distances. And they are certainly no match for the world’s greatest aquatic hunter, the killer whale. In the last few years scientists and local Inuits have started noting an ever-growing number of killer whales in Arctic waters in the summer months. More and more have been attracted to these huge hunting grounds by the growing expanses of open water. And they are attacking exactly the same prey animals as the polar bears: seals, narwhal, belugas and bowhead whales.
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    One of musical theater’s greatest blockbusters returns to GREAT PERFORMANCES for a special encore presentation. In its nearly 18-year run on Broadway, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats reigned as the longest running musical (only to be surpassed by Lloyd Webber’s own The Phantom of the Opera), and this delightful interpretation of T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats has gone on to charm audiences around the globe. Lavishly filmed for television with a specially augmented 76-piece orchestra, the many musical highlights include Elaine Paige returning to her original role of Grizabella, the faded “glamour cat” who sings the show-stopping “Memory.” Also featured are Sir John Mills as Gus and original Broadway cast member Ken Page as Old Deuteronomy.

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American Masters
American Masters
Cyberchase
Cyberchase
Great Performances
Great Performances
Great Performances at The Met
Great Performances at The Met
Nature
Nature
PBS Newshour Weekend
PBS Newshour Weekend
Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
Secrets of the Dead
Secrets of the Dead