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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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    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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    Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903-October 14, 1977) was, without doubt, the most popular and influential multi-media star of the first half of the 20th century. For more than three decades, through radio, film, television and records, he reigned supreme. Thirty-seven years after his death, Crosby remains the most recorded performer in history with nearly 400 hit singles, an achievement no one — not Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley or the Beatles — has come close to matching. Crosby’s estate, HLC Properties, Ltd., granted American Masters unprecedented access to the entertainer’s personal and professional archives. Narrated by Stanley Tucci, the documentary features new interviews with all surviving members of Crosby’s immediate family — wife Kathryn, daughter Mary and sons Harry and Nathaniel — singers Tony Bennett and Michael Feinstein, biographer Gary Giddins, and others. The film reveals Crosby’s struggles with his first wife, Dixie Lee, and their sons Gary, Dennis, Phillip and Lindsay. Mary addresses accusations of abuse first published in Gary’s 1983 memoir, which tarnished their father’s legacy. Gary speaks candidly about both his and his mother’s alcoholism as well as his difficulties with his father in a never-before-seen 1987 interview. Directed by Emmy-winner Robert Trachtenberg (American Masters—Mel Brooks: Make a Noise), this new documentary explores the life and legend of this iconic performer, revealing a man far more complex than his public persona. 90 minutes.
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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.
  • Nature: Hummingbirds - Magic in the Air
    A compilation of the most compelling, emotional and even humorous stories about bird behavior, intelligence and flight from the Nature archives. Introduced by Nature’s executive producer Fred Kaufman, this special presentation draws from 16 notable films including the Emmy-award winning “My Life as a Turkey” and “An Original DUCKumentary.” Also represented are sequences from “Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air,” “Birds of the Gods,” “Raptor Force,” “Moment of Impact,” “A Murder of Crows,” “Love in the Animal Kingdom,” “Deep Jungle” and more.

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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