Fall for Passport with New Seasons and Shows: September 2018

Christina Knight | September 20, 2018

With all of the great programming available on THIRTEEN Passport, it may be easy to forget that your contribution also provides essential support for THIRTEEN. As a Member, not only do you support programming that engages, entertains and inspires on-air and on-line, you also make it possible to reach into our community with free, special events like the upcoming The Great American Read event at the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center. Join us on October 12 at 1 p.m. or 7 p.m. for a conversation with director Nancy Porter and producer Harriet Reisen and a screening of the American Masters film Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women.


Amanpour and Company

Amanpour and Company

Left to right: Walter Isaacson, Michel Martin, Christiane Amanpour, Alicia Menendez, Hari Sreenivasan

Christiane Amanpour brings her intrepid reporting and unique perspective on international news to public media audiences in the all-new Amanpour and Company, the public affairs series that premiered September 10 and airs weeknights at 11 p.m. on THIRTEEN. Streaming episodes are available only to members of THIRTEEN Passport, and for a period of 30 days after broadcast.

Amanpour and Company features wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and technology to arts, entertainment, science and sports. Christiane Amanpour leads the conversation on global and domestic news from London with contributions by prominent journalists Walter Isaacson, Michel Martin, Alicia Menendez and Hari Sreenivasan from the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in New York City.

The new series – a collaboration between WNET and CNN – expands CNN’s flagship program Amanpour and is a proud addition to THIRTEEN’s stable of trusted news programming, which includes PBS NewsHour, PBS NewsHour WeekendWashington WeekMetroFocus and NJTV News With Mary Alice Williams, among others.

Stream episodes now.

Coming Soon: Sunday, September 30

Two Masterpiece series return with new seasons on Sunday, September 30: Poldark Season 4 and The Durrells in Corfu Season 3 will be available to stream in their entirety starting at 9 p.m.

Poldark – Masterpiece: Season 4

The popular series returns for a thrilling fourth season with Aidan Turner as the chivalrous crusader Ross Poldark. Watch the entire new season with THIRTEEN Passport starting Sunday, Sept. 30 at 9 p.m., when the first episode premieres on broadcast.

If you haven’t already, watch Season 3 now, or read the recap of the Season 3 finale, which was full of cliffhangers (apropos for the Cornwall coast)!

The Durrells in Corfu – Masterpiece: Season 3

Hailed by The Wall Street Journal as “an island of charm,” The Durrells in Corfu returns for a third season of eccentric family adventures on a Greek isle in the 1930s. Based on the memoirs of Gerald Durrell, the animal-loving youngest member of the clan, the series stars Keeley Hawes as the plucky widowed mother, Louisa Durrell; Josh O’Connor as her eldest son, Lawrence, who is destined to become a famous novelist; Callum Woodhouse as the hapless sportsman, Leslie; Daisy Waterstone as the lovelorn teen, Margo; and Milo Parker as Gerald. The bohemian Durrells fit right in with the light-hearted Greeks — except when they disastrously don’t.

Catch up on Season 2 before the Season 3 premiere on Sunday, September 30 at 8 p.m. Watch The Durrells in Corfu Season 2 now or read a primer for American audiences.

Don't want to miss new programs in THIRTEEN Passport? Our PASSPORT NEWSLETTER has you covered!

Staff Pick

GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II

This documentary by Lisa Ades tells the profound and remarkable story of the 550,000 Jewish Americans who served their country in World War II. These brave men and women fought for their nation and for Jewish people worldwide. Like all Americans, they fought against fascism, but they also waged a more personal fight – to save their brethren in Europe. Jewish servicemen were also among the first to assist the survivors of the Nazi concentration camps liberated by American troops. After years of struggle, these soldiers emerged transformed, more powerfully American and more deeply Jewish, determined to continue the fight for equality and tolerance at home.

The film features more than 25 original interviews with veterans who speak candidly about the impact of their wartime experiences:

Mel Brooks, who served in the Army as a combat engineer; Henry Kissinger, a refugee from Nazi Germany who was drafted into the Army; Carl Reiner, the son of Jewish immigrants, who traveled throughout the Pacific theater with the Special Services Entertainment Unit; the late Bea Cohen, who was a member of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) in England; and Max Fuchs, who served in the 1st infantry division and was the cantor at a Jewish service in Aachen, Germany, broadcast by NBC in 1944. Watch now.

Binge Watch

The Miniaturist – Masterpiece

Golden Age Amsterdam comes alive in all its opulence and repressed sensuality in this adaptation of Jessie Burton’s novel about Nella, a teen bride (Anya Taylor-Joy) married to a wealthy, emotionally cool merchant. Her new husband gives her an extraordinary wedding gift – a miniature replica of their home, to be furnished by a reclusive local miniaturist. Nella receives mysterious packages from the miniaturist, whose tiny creations seem to predict and unravel the future with unsettling precision. Watch all three episodes.

Just Added

The Vietnam War

This Emmy-nominated documentary returns for a THIRTEEN Passport encore. In an immersive narrative, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never-before been told on film. The Vietnam War features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both sides of the conflict. THIRTEEN members can stream the 10-part, 18-hour series until March 5, 2019, through THIRTEEN Passport. Watch now.

Ways to Watch THIRTEEN Passport Programs

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