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American Masters – Ricky Jay: Deceptive Practice

Posted: November 25th, 2014
For the first time in the series’ 29-year history, AMERICAN MASTERS profiles a magician: the inimitable Ricky Jay, one of the world’s greatest conjurers, a best-selling author, historian, actor and leading collector of antiquarian books and artifacts. Journey through the mysterious world of sleight-of-hand through new interviews with Jay, his ...

Nature (Season 33) – Penguin Post Office

Posted: November 18th, 2014
In the heart of the Antarctic Peninsula there’s a post office surrounded by jaw-dropping scenery and 3,000 gentoo penguins. Every summer, as staff put stamps on postcards, the penguins return from their fishing grounds to their breeding grounds, trek nearly two miles across sea ice and snow, rush to find a partner, build a nest, lay eggs and ...

Secrets of the Dead: Ben Franklin’s Bones

Posted: December 5th, 2014
When skeletal remains of at least 10 people, including several infants, turned up in the basement of Benjamin Franklin’s British residence, people wondered if the Founding Father might have had a much darker side, as the bones had been meticulously cut and drilled. Franklin was aware of the bodies in his basement, but they weren’t the victims ...

Great Performances at the Met: Macbeth

Posted: December 24th, 2014
Verdi's Shakespearean drama Macbeth, starring Anna Netrebko in her first Met performances of the vocally and dramatically demanding role of Lady Macbeth. Former Royal Shakespeare Company artistic director Adrian Noble's acclaimed production, led by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi, features a starry cast including Željko Lučić in the title ...

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