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Secrets of the Dead: Viking Warrior Queen

Posted: May 19th, 2020
In 1878, archaeologist Hjalmar Stolpe uncovered a grave containing a large number of weapons and the skeletal remains of what seemed to be a great Viking warrior. For a century, people assumed the body was male until the 1970s when Berit Vilkans, a young researcher, observed the bones had female characteristics.

Great Performances – Gloria: A Life

Posted: December 18th, 2019
Starring Academy, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Christine Lahti (“Evil,” “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” “Chicago Hope”) as Steinem, the play features an all-women cast playing both male and female roles. Act one focuses on Steinem’s life and path to activism. Act two consists of a “talking circle” with the audience to ...

American Masters – Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Posted: April 21st, 2020
American Masters — Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am is an artful and intimate meditation on the legendary Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author that examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio, to ’70s-era book tours with Muhammad ...

Great Performances: Ann

Posted: December 18th, 2019
Great Performances: Ann is a no-holds-barred theatrical portrait of Ann Richards, legendary Governor of Texas (1991-95) , premiering nationwide Friday, June 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), pbs.org/gperf and the PBS Video app. Written and performed by Emmy Award-winning actor Holland Taylor (“Two and a Half Men,” Broadway’s “The ...

American Masters – Mae West: Dirty Blonde

Posted: April 20th, 2020
American Masters — Mae West: Dirty Blonde is the first major documentary film to explore Mae West’s life and career as she “climbed the ladder of success wrong by wrong” to become a writer, performer and subversive agitator for social change. West achieved great acclaim in every entertainment medium that existed during her lifetime, ...

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