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April Program Highlights

This Month At A Glance

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  • The Story Of the Jews With Simon Schama

    8 PM - "A Leap of Faith"

    Simon Schama explores the bright, hopeful moment when Enlightenment thinkers allowed Jews to weave their wisdom, creativity and energies into the very fabric of modern life in Europe.

    9 PM - "Over the Rainbow"

    Simon Schama plunges viewers into the lost world of the shtetl, the Jewish towns and villages sewn across the hinterlands of Eastern Europe.

    10 PM - "Return"

    Simon Schama examines how the Holocaust and the creation of Israel have fundamentally changed what it means to be Jewish.

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  • Call The Midwife, Series 3

    April 6 - "Episode 2"

    Trixie is upset when Sister Julienne promotes Jenny to "acting sister," but their relationship is eventually restored.

    April 13 - "Episode 3"

    Shelagh suffers heartbreak when a routine pregnancy check turns out to be something far more serious.

    April 20 - "Episode 4"

    Jenny's patient Leah is struggling to cope with her mother's agoraphobia, as well as her own pregnancy.

    April 27 - "Episode 5"

    The midwives discover that a young Down Syndrome woman is six months pregnant, leading to difficult confessions and decisions.

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  • Masterpiece Classic "Mr. Selfridge, Season 2"

    April 6 - "Part Two"

    Miss Mardle gets a lucky break, LeClair resurfaces and Loxley seeks Harry's help.

    April 14 - "Part Three"

    The start of World War I spurs enlistment fever among the male staff and the ladies organize a benefit for refugees.

    April 20 - "Part Four"

    Miss Mardle houses a handsome refugee, Thackeray spies on LeClair and Harry has a showdown at cards with Loxley.

    April 27 - "Part Five"

    Loxley's corrupt empire expands, LeClair lands in deep trouble, Victor and Agnes make plans and Harry joins the war effort.

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  • Your Inner Fish

    April 9 - "Your Inner Fish"

    Our arms, legs, necks and lungs were bequeathed to us by a fish that lumbered onto land some 375 million years ago.

    April 16 - "Your Inner Reptile"

    A key moment in our evolutionary saga occurred 200 million years ago, when the ferocious reptile-like animals that roamed the Earth were in the process of evolving into shrew-like mammals.

    April 23 - "Your Inner Monkey"

    From our primate progenitors them we inherited our versatile hands, amazing vision and capable brains.

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  • Pioneers Of Television, Season 4

    April 15 - "Standup to Sitcom"

    This star-packed episode reveals how America's top standup comics made the transition to the sitcom format.

    April 29 - "Breaking Barriers"

    This episode traces the story of people of color on American television.

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  • The Address

    Ken Burns tells the story of a tiny school in Putney, Vermont, the Greenwood School, where each year the students are encouraged to memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address.

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  • Nature - "Touching the Wild"

    Joe Hutto ("My Life as a Turkey") has dedicated seven years of his life to becoming a wild mule deer.

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  • Independent Lens - "Muscle Shoals"

    Rick Hal founded FAME Studios and is responsible for creating the "Muscle Shoals sound" and the Swampers, the house band at FAME.

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  • Ruben Salazar: Man In The Middle

    Killed by a law enforcement officer in 1970, pioneering Mexican-American journalist Ruben Salazar became an instant martyr to the Latino community.

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