August Sizzles on THIRTEEN

August 1, 2017


That’s right, New Yorkers. August sizzles on THIRTEEN, too! Here are the highlights of our broadcasts this month.

Poldark Marathon

Sundays, August 6 and 13, 7:30-11:30pm

Poldark, the popular Masterpiece series starring Aidan Turner as courageous Cornishman Ross Poldark, returns for a third season on October 1. To help you catch up on past episodes, we’re airing all seven episodes of Season 1 over the course of two deliciously binge watchable Sundays nights in August, with Season 2 following in September. Make a date with the dashing warrior, lover, and mining entrepreneur The New York Times calls “the noblest, hottest, most down-to-earth hero” (or watch all Poldark episodes now with THIRTEEN Passport).

Endeavour: Season 4 Premiere

Premieres Sunday, August 20 at 9pm


Shaun Evans (The Take, The Last Weekend, Silk), charms audiences with his portrayal of the cerebral and solitary Detective Constable Morse in Endeavour, written by Inspector Lewis creator and Inspector Morse writer Russell Lewis.

The Farthest Voyager in Space

Wednesday, August 23 at 9pm


The Farthest Voyager in Space celebrates the 40th anniversary of the first Voyager launch. Personal stories from original and current mission scientists, engineers, and team members illustrate how these epic NASA missions revolutionized our understanding of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and their dazzling moons and rings, and ushered humanity into the interstellar age.

Great Performances: Broadway Musicals a Jewish Legacy


This 2013 film by Michael Kantor (Executive Producer of American Masters) explores the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical. Featuring interviews and conversations with some of the greatest composers and writers of the Broadway stage.

Why has the Broadway musical proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds? From Broadway’s golden age, names like Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, the Gershwin’s, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim immediately come to mind. More recently, Broadway babies such as Stephen Schwartz, Marc Shaiman and Andrew Lippa represent a sampling of the Jewish talents who continue to leave their mark on musical theater.

Ireland’s Wild Coast

Ireland’s Wild Coast airs August 2.


Wednesday, August 2 at 8pm
Follow a unique journey along one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world featuring the wildlife and wild places that make it so special. Wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson takes viewers on an authored odyssey along Ireland’s rugged Atlantic coast – the place he chooses to make his home after 30 years spent shooting some of the world’s most celebrated wildlife films. See clips from Ireland’s Wild Coast now.

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History


August 7-17
To celebrate the premiere of Ken Burns’ new series on The Vietnam War in September, we’re revisiting one of his most popular documentaries – The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. The seven-part series tells the stories of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, capturing their family history and the history they helped to make: the creation of National Parks, the New Deal, the defeat of Hitler, the postwar struggles for civil rights at home and human rights around the world, and more.