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American Masters: Robert Shaw – Man of Many Voices

Posted: April 26th, 2019
Narrated by David Hyde Pierce, American Masters: Robert Shaw – Man of Many Voices traces the journey of one of America’s greatest choral music conductors. Renowned for his interpretations of classical music’s choral masterpieces, Robert Shaw (April 30, 1916 – January 25, 1999) had no formal training yet inspired generations of musicians ...

Secrets of the Dead: World War Speed

Posted: April 12th, 2019
Stories about drug use by Hitler and German forces during World War II have been widely told. What’s less well known is the Allied commanders’ embraced pharmacological “force enhancers” as well. By 1941, rumors about Nazi soldiers using a “super-drug” identified as the methamphetamine Pervitin were confirmed, and Allied commanders ...

Secrets of the Dead: Galileo’s Moon

Posted: May 8th, 2019
It was the find of the century: a proof copy of Sidereus Nuncius (also known as the Starry Messenger), one of the most important books in the history of science. Unlike other known copies that had engraved images of the phases of the moon, this copy included watercolor paintings seemingly by author Galileo Galilei, one of the greatest scientific ...

American Masters – Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life

Posted: January 15th, 2019
Playwright, librettist, scriptwriter and outspoken LGBTQ activist Terrence McNally has long believed in the power of the arts to transform society and make a difference. The new documentary American Masters – Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life, premiering nationwide Friday, June 14 at 9 p.m. on PBS in honor of LGBT Pride Month, lifts the curtain ...

Great Performances at the Met: La Fille Du Regiment

Posted: May 7th, 2019
Season 13 of Great Performances at the Met continues Sunday, July 7 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) with Donizetti’s romantic comedy La Fille du Regiment. Pretty Yende stars as Marie, the adopted daughter of the 21st regiment of the French army, alongside Javier Camarena as her lover Tonio, Stephanie Blythe as the Marquise of Berkenfield ...

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