THIRTEEN Passport: February Watch List

Christina Knight | January 25, 2018

Thanks for sweetening the month of February for us with your THIRTEEN Membership, which provides the benefit of THIRTEEN Passport. As a Member, your support helps make makes all our programming and community activities possible, such as February’s workshops for New York State educators and film screenings and panels at the Apollo Theater’s Open House Weekend.

New In Passport

NOVA: The Day The Dinosaurs Died

A long, long time ago – 66 million years ago to be exact – a seven-mile-wide asteroid collided with Earth, triggering a chain of events that coincide with the end of the dinosaurs. Experts have long debated exactly what happened when the asteroid struck and how the giant beasts met their end. Now, scientists have uncovered compelling new clues about the catastrophe. Watch the episode.

Secrets of the Dead: Spanish Florida

Secrets of Spanish Florida – a Secrets of the Dead special – uncovers one story of America’s past that never made it into most textbooks. Follow some of America’s leading archaeologists, maritime scientists, and historians as they share the story of Florida’s earliest settlers. It’s a story that has taken more than 450 years to reveal. Watch now.


Victoria – Masterpiece Season 2

Season 2 opens with a double episode - "A Soldier's Daughter" & "The Green-Eyed Monster", Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 9pm. Left to right: Jenna Coleman as Victoria, Alex Jennings as Leopold, Andrew Bicknell as the Duke of Coburg, and David Oakes as Ernest.

Season 2 opens with a double episode – “A Soldier’s Daughter” & “The Green-Eyed Monster”, Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 9pm. Left to right: Jenna Coleman as Victoria, Alex Jennings as Leopold, Andrew Bicknell as the Duke of Coburg, and David Oakes as Ernest. ©ITVStudios2017 for MASTERPIECE

Queen, wife and new mother Victoria has a lot on her hands in Season 2. It’s winter and the British army is attempting a retreat through the Khyber Pass. Husband Albert takes an interest in the work of a female mathematician. Victoria has a new Mistress of Robes, the lead Lady in Waiting in the castle: the Duchess of Buccleuch, played by Dame Diana Rigg (Mrs. Bradley Mysteries, The Avengers). THIRTEEN members can binge watch the entire second season now. Our British Telly Dish blogger Deborah Gilbert provides witty episode recaps every week.

Secrets of the Dead: Lost in the Amazon

A modern day quest to find the truth behind one of exploration’s greatest mysteries: What happened to famed adventurer Col. Percy Fawcett who went looking for a city of gold–the Lost City of “Z”–in the Amazon in 1925 and disappeared in the jungles of Brazil forever? This expedition inspired the non-fiction novel and major motion picture, Lost City of Z. Watch now.

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Binge Watch

Arthur & George – Masterpiece

Arthur & George features Martin Clunes from Doc Martin

Arthur & George features Charles Edwards as Alfred Wood (left) and Martin Clunes from Doc Martin (right) as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, in a real-life case that inspired the great author to put down his pen and turn detective.

Inspired by the shocking true case of the “Great Wyrley Outrages,” Arthur & George is adapted from Julian Barnes’s acclaimed novel of the same name, which was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize. Watch all three episodes.

Black History Month

See a selection of titles on African-American cultural icons and American history through the lens of race on THIRTEEN Passport Black History page.


This variety-talk show from the THIRTEEN archives featured African-American artistry, community and culture and was also a platform for political expression and the fight for social justice. It showcased live performances by funk, soul, jazz, and world musicians, and had in-depth interviews with figures from politics, sports, the literary world and more. WNET recorded the series from 1968 to 1973 with the then-new technology of videotape. Watch select SOUL episodes and learn more.

John Lewis: Get In The Way

John Lewis and police, Nashville, 1961. Photo: Jimmy Ellis

John Lewis and police, Nashville, 1961. Photo: Jimmy Ellis, The Tennessean. John Lewis: Get in the Way premiered on PBS in February 2017.

Follow the journey of civil rights hero, congressman and human rights champion John Lewis. At the Selma March, Lewis came face-to-face with club-wielding troopers and exemplified non-violence. Now approaching his 80s, Lewis is considered the conscience of Congress. Watch now.

Finding Your Roots: John Lewis and Corey Booker

Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr
The first season of the popular series Finding Your Roots debuted in March 2012. Hosted by Henry Lewis Gates Jr., the series conducts genealogical research to reveal the previously unknown histories of prominent figures in entertainment, the media, sports and politics. It’s very first episode featured John Lewis, U.S. Representative from Georgia, and then Newark mayor, Corey Booker, now U.S. Senator from New Jersey. Watch now.

Expiring Soon

It expires before February on January 31, so use the last days of January to finish watching the hit British series Whitechapel with THIRTEEN Passport.

Whitechapel: 4 Seasons

Set in the Whitechapel district of London’s East End, the crime series has an imperfect leading man: Detective Inspector Joe Chandler, whose privileged background and good looks have fast-tracked him up the chain of command, but who has very little street cred or experience. On his team is the archetypal cynical, seen-it-all-veteran, Detective Sergeant Ray Miles. The first season pits the sleuths against a copycat killer who follows the technique of Jack-the-Ripper, whose 11 unsolved murders in the 1880s were referred to as “the Whitechapel Murders.” The police soon enlist the help of amateur “Ripperologist” Edward Buchan, an expert in historical homicides. In season two, the trio must find out who is modeling their murders after those of the Kray twins in the 1950s and 1960s East London, while seasons three and four have a variety of gruesome history-based whodunits. Watch all seasons through January 31.

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