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Circus to Premiere November 3 on THIRTEEN

By Michelle Michalos
Thursday, October 28th, 2010
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The Flying Cortes trapeze troupe

Next week, the Big Apple Circus comes to THIRTEEN in PBS’ new multi-part documentary, Circus.  The film will take viewers behind-the-scenes to explore the unique world of circus performers, including the rigorous training and rehearsals, and the ups and downs of touring, and the exhilaration that accompanies it all.

Circus premieres Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 9 p.m on THIRTEEN.  For more information on the show, check out full episode descriptions.

Get a look at the characters and stories of Circus in Circus People:

Watch the full episode. See more Circus.

Watch a preview of Circus:

Watch the full episode. See more Circus.

  • Marie Piper

    I am a Sr. Subscriber to Channel 13. I am so happy that you are featuring the Big Apple Circus.
    I worked in Cunningham Park in Queens and have seen the Circus when it was there many times.
    It is a great show. I would rather that than a big 3 ring circus. Each performer is unique.
    I especially love “Grandma” I was very excited when I saw “her” in California in the Disney World Parade one year when I was visiting there.

  • L.M.

    It was depressing to find out what it is like behind-the-scenes. There are the kinds of people working at The Big Apple Circus that any sane person would cross a wide street to get away from. Street types, people out of jail, undereducated minority youth. I did not really think that the Big Apple Circus was such a repository for people whom don’t have a place anywhere else. Ultimately, I was really appalled at the scene which showed a young woman telling about how she has to work among stereotypical fresh, sexist, disrespectful males. Isn’t there a anti-sexual harassment policy at the Big Apple Circus? It is illegal for there to be a hostile work environment at any workplace, boardroom or circus.
    There are questions left unanswered.

  • judith moore

    looking forward to this. we went to the circus sunday, oct 24. it was phenomenal. thanks.