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February Program Highlights

This Month At A Glance

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  • Downton Abbey - Season 5

    Downton Abbey, the highest rated drama in PBS history, continues the epic fifth season with intimately interlaced stories of new loves and secrets!

    • Part 4 - February 1 (7pm)

      Witness the bombshells delivered by Merton to Isobel and Mary to Tony.

    • Part 5 - February 1 (9pm) & February 8 (7pm)

      Meet Rose's handsome new acquaintance and watch Bricker and Robert lose control.

    • Part 6 - February 8 (9pm) & January 15 (7pm)

      Uncover the ancient spark that flares in Violet's heart and hear Bates tell Anna the truth.

    • Part 7 - February 15 (9pm) & February 22 (7pm)

      Learn what happens to Edith and which guest Robert throws out of the house.

    • Part 8 - February 22 (9pm)

      Observe Mrs. Patmore's surprise, Anna's predicament and Robert's revelation.

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  • The Great British Baking Show

    • Continental Cakes - February 1 & 5

      Follow the remaining six bakers as they undertake three European cakes.

    • Pastries - February 8 & 12

      Enter the competition tent to see the bakers tested on all kinds of weird and wonderful pastries.

    • Advanced Dough - February 15 & 19

      Watch the quarter-finals of the bake-off - with only five bakers remaining.

    • Patisserie - February 22 & 26

      Feel the palpable tension as four bakers enter the semi-finals.

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  • Shakespeare Uncovered

    • Othello with David Harewood - February 6

      Unravel the complex issues of prejudice and jealousy that are threaded throughout the play.

    • Romeo & Juliet with Joseph Fiennes - February 13

      Consider why this love story remains the most adapted and performed of all of Shakespeare's works.

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  • Education of Harvey Gantt

    Narrated by actor Phylicia Rashad, this is a pivotal, yet largely forgotten, story of desegregation. Interviews with Gantt, scholars and civil rights veterans as well as archival footage and reenactment illuminate the events leading up to his enrollment at Clemson College, and the impact of integration on the state and the nation.

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  • Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP

    Rare archival film and extraordinary interviews chart Thurgood Marshall's life (1908-1993) in the years leading up to the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling.

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  • American Masters: August Wilson - The Ground on Which I Stand

    From his roots as an activist and poet to his indelible mark on Broadway, learn the legacy of the man some call America's Shakespeare.

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  • The Italian Americans

    Trace the evolution of Italian Americans from the late 19th century to the present day in this four part series that explores the story of Italian Americans and their journey from their ancestral homeland.

    • La Famiglia (1890-1910) - February 17 at 9pm

      Learn what spurred Italian immigration to the U.S. and why those immigrants faced discrimination.

    • Becoming Americans (1910-1930) - February 17 at 10pm

      Survey the various ways Italians adapted to American life in the early 20th century.

    • Loyal Americans (1930-1945) - February 24 at 9pm

      Examine the second generation's entry into the labor movement, politics, sports and entertainment.

    • The American Dream (1945-present) - February 24 at 10pm

      Consider if the specter of organized crime may always plague Italian Americans, despite assimilation.

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  • Nature

    • Owl Power - February 18

      Take a detailed look at owls and see how they're influencing 21st-century technology and design.

    • The Last Orangutan Eden - February 25

      Follow a band of orangs that use tools, share food, forage together and create a distinct culture.

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  • Judy Collins Live in Ireland

    Filmed September 29, 2013 at Dromoland Castle in County Clare, Ireland, Judy Collins shares her favorite Celtic folk songs, stories, and hits that created the backbone of American folk music.

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  • Joe Bonamassa: Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks

    Guitar Hero Joe Bonamassa performs an exclusive event concert experience at Red Rocks Amphitheater celebrating the music of blues legends Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf in this brand new PBS special.

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  • Motown 25 - Yesterday, Today and Forever

    A special PBS presentation, this 1983 salute to Motown on its silver anniversary reunites the Jackson 5, Diana Ross and the Supremes (Cindy Birdsong and Mary Wilson), the Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, and the Temptations. Also appearing are Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Martha Reeves, Mary Wells, Richard Pryor, Dick Clark, Howard Hesseman and Tim Reid.

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