Monday, November 1, 8 & 22 at 8:00 p.m.
D-Day to Berlin
From the moment that Allied forces established the first beachhead in Normandy on D-Day, the end of the war in Europe was in sight. But although many soldiers joked about being in 'Berlin by Christmas', tenacious German resistance soon brought home the realization that there were to be no quick victories.
Monday, November 1 & 8 at 11:00 p.m.
Korea the Forgotten War in Color
The story of the Korean War is told through powerful color imagery, dramatic musical score and sound-scape. In the first episode, the summer of 1950 sees the people of Korea trapped in the vice-like grip of the beginnings of the Cold War, as the two new superpowers of the postwar world flex their muscles--the United States and the Soviet Union.
Wednesday, November 2 at 8:00 p.m.
The Animal House
Why do some animals build structures and others don’t? And how do animals decide where to build? Animal homes need to be safe and secure, protected from predators and the weather. NATURE investigates just what goes into making a home when you’re wild and cost is not a factor.
Thursday, November 3 at 11:00 p.m.
Filmmaker Judy Lieff explores the beauty and power of American Sign Language (ASL) poetry in Deaf Jam, the story of deaf teen Aneta Brodski’s bold journey into the spoken word slam scene. Longing to explore and fully participate in the hearing world, Aneta dives into ASL poetry, a vibrant three-dimensional art form where body movements convey meaning.
Friday, November 4 at 9:00 p.m.
PBS Arts from the Blue Ridge Mountains
Give Me the Banjo
The film explores the roots of American music — the minstrel show, ragtime and early jazz, blues, old-time, folk, bluegrass and country. It is a story of America’s quintessential musical instrument from its African slavery roots to the 21st century, featuring performances and commentary from contemporary folk musicians such as Pete Seeger, Earl Scruggs, Taj Mahal, Béla Fleck and the Carolina Chocolate Drops.
Sunday, November 6 at 3:00 p.m.
Anne of Green Gables
The children’s classic chronicles the life of the spirited orphan Anne Shirley (Megan Follows) on Price Edward Island, Canada, from her struggles as an adolescent to her triumphs as a young woman. Filmed on location amidst the spectacular scenery of Prince Edward Island, the miniseries is an epic masterpiece full of wit, style and emotional power.
Sunday, November, 6 at 9:00 p.m
Bill Nighy (Pirates of the Carribean) plays crusty but canny intelligence analyst Johnny Worricker. One evening, he chances across his beautiful next-door neighbor, Nancy Pierpan (Weisz). She asks him into her flat to chase off a persistent young suitor named Ralph (Tom Hughes), which Johnny gallantly does. They hit it off. So begins an mysterious tale that is part LeCarré, part Hitchcock.
Wednesday, November 9 at 8:00 p.m.
Harpy eagles are the most powerful birds of prey in the world, but scientists know very little about harpy eagles. NATURE enters their secret world with wildlife filmmaker Fergus Beeley and his team of cameramen as they locate a nest and struggle to document the lives of these elusive birds in Venezuela’s Orinoco River jungle.
Wednesday, November 9 at 9:00 p.m.
Fabric of the Cosmos
The program is a four-hour series based on the book by renowned physicist and author Brian Greene, takes us to the frontiers of physics to see how scientists are piecing together the most complete picture yet of space, time, and the universe. With each step, viewers will discover that just beneath the surface of our everyday experience lies a world we’d hardly recognize—a startling world far stranger and more wondrous than anyone expected.
Wednesday, November 9 at 11:00 p.m.
The greatest shoal on Earth billions of tiny sardines are on a collision course with thousands of dolphins, sharks, seals and gannets. Will any fish survive the attack? Will the sharks turn on the dolphins? Can animals make their own luck when faced with mortal danger and is there anywhere to hide in the crowd?
Thursday, November 10 at 8:00 p.m.
Vietnam War Stories
Veterans from all branches of military service share moving stories of triumph and loss on the field of duty, of sacrificing nearly everything on the battlefield and of the strong bonds of brotherhood and companionship in the ranks.
Thursday, November 10 at 9:00 p.m.
Where Soldiers Come From
From a snowy small town in Northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan and back, Where Soldiers Come From follows the four-year journey of childhood friends and their town, forever changed by a faraway war. At its heart a story about growing up, the film is an intimate look at the young men who fight our wars, the families and town they come from, and the everyday struggles of their return.
Friday, November 11 at 9:00 p.m.
PBS Arts from Chicago
American Masters - Bill T. Jones: A Good Man
Through two tumultuous years, witness raw moments of frustration as Jones struggles to communicate his vision to his dancers and collaborators, as well as moments of great exhilaration when movement transcends the limitation of words. Jones and his company come face-to-face with America’s unresolved contradictions about race, equality and the legacy of our 16th President. Throughout the film Jones explains how his childhood, artistic journey, personal feelings about Lincoln, and current emotional and physical condition affect the piece’s direction and development.
Sunday, November 13 at 3:00 p.m.
Britain's Royal Weddings
Sophie Raworth explores the history of royal weddings in 20th-century Britain, interviewing members of the public and those who helped organize the official celebrations. She also charts how social attitudes toward the grand ceremonies have changed over the years, and learns about the efforts required to stage an event that will be watched by audiences around the world.
Sunday, November 13 & 30 at 9:00 p.m
The Song of Lunch
What could possibly go wrong when two ex-lovers meet for lunch at their favorite haunt from years before? Lots. Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility) and Alan Rickman (Harry Potter) take that risk in this funny, bittersweet drama. Recalling their role as a beleaguered married couple in the 2003 romantic comedy Love Actually, Thompson and Rickman return as star-crossed lovers, this time with a backstory of heartbreak and recriminations—at least for one of them.
Tuesday, November 15 at 9:00 p.m.
Filmed in eight countries over the course of three years, Elusive Justice profiles the men and women who took matters into their own hands and succeeded in tracking down Nazi fugitives when official institutions failed. Narrated by actress Candice Bergen, the film includes interviews with suspected war criminals, their families and defenders, professional and amateur investigators, as well as attorneys, survivors, military officials, jurists, and politicians.
Wednesday, November 16 at 8:00 p.m.
My Life as a Turkey
Writer and naturalist Joe Hutto, portrayed by wildlife photographer Jeff Palmer, this film chronicles Hutto’s remarkable experience of imprinting wild turkey eggs and raising the hatchlings to adulthood.
Thursday, November 17 at 11:00 p.m.
We Still Live Here
The story begins in 1994 when Jessie Little Doe, an intrepid, thirty-something, Wampanoag social worker, began having recurring visions and dreams: familiar-looking people from another time addressing her in an incomprehensible language. Jessie was perplexed and a little annoyed — why couldn’t they speak English? She soon realized they were speaking Wampanoag, a language no one had used for more than a century.
Friday, November 18 at 9:00 p.m.
PBS Arts from Cleveland
Women Who Rock
Mixing interviews with key women musicians and live performance footage, WOMEN WHO ROCK features the stories of trailblazers like Bessie Smith, Ma Raney, Mother Maybelle and Mahalia Jackson as well as contemporary stars Darlene Love, Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Bonnie Raitt, Cyndi Lauper, Wanda Jackson, Mavis Staples, Deborah Harry and Kathleen Hanna of the bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre.
Sunday, November 20 at 3:00 p.m.
International Dancesport World Championship
THE INTERNATIONAL DANCESPORT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS returns to delight public television viewers for the seventh year in a row. Top dancers from all over the world compete for prestigious titles in the three main ballroom dancing disciplines: Latin, Standard and World Ten.
Sunday, November 20
& Monday, November 21 at 9:00 p.m.
Seriously Funny – The Comic Art of Woody Allen
The program chronicles the trajectory and longevity of Allen’s career: from his work in the 1950s-60s as a TV scribe for Sid Caesar, standup comedian and frequent TV talk show guest, to a writer-director averaging one film-per-year for more than 40 years.
Tuesday, November 22 at 8:00 p.m.
The Botany of Desire
The program brings Michael Pollan's best-selling book to PBS, showing how human desires are an essential, intricate part of natural history. The program will explore the natural history of four plants – the apple, the tulip, marijuana, and the potato – and the corresponding human desires– sweetness, beauty, intoxication and controlling nature – that link their destinies to our own.
Friday, November 25 at 9:00 p.m.
PBS Arts from Los Angeles
Great Performances: Il Postino from LA Opera
Bask in the beautiful voice of world-renowned tenor Plácido Domingo with the LA Opera in this romantic new opera by composer Daniel Catán based on the Oscar-winning Italian film. GREAT PERFORMANCES is a production of Thirteen for WNET New York Public Media. The evening’s presentation is in cooperation with PBS SoCal (Southern California).
Sunday, November, 27 at 9:00 p.m
A forlorn art curator tries to hide the entire collection of London’s National Gallery near an eccentric, inquisitive Welsh village, on Framed, adapted by Frank Cottrell Boyce from his best-selling children’s novel about art, love, life, and Ninja Turtles.
Tuesday, November 29 at 8:00 p.m.
Israel Inside is a film with a refreshing positive approach to this tiny country. By sidestepping the usual conversation of politics, conflict and violence, this film shows Israel to be a dynamic, inventive and humanitarian society. We discover that the deep-seated Jewish values such as freedom, education, family and responsibility (tikun olam), mixed in with a good dash of chutzpah, contribute to Israel’s accomplishments in both the economic and humanitarian spheres. We also learn that these core values define Israel and have fueled this tiny, resource-challenged country’s drive to become an invaluable asset to the world.