THIRD SEASON OF “FRANKIE DRAKE MYSTERIES” AS WELL AS DOCUMENTARIES ON SCIENCE AND SOCIETY COMING TO DVD





THIRD SEASON OF “FRANKIE DRAKE MYSTERIES” AS WELL AS DOCUMENTARIES ON SCIENCE AND SOCIETY COMING TO DVD AND DIGITAL THIS SEPTEMBER
Arlington, VA – August 31, 2020 – PBS Distribution is releasing on DVD/digital this September, an array of wide-ranging programs. Everything spanning from yoga and women’s health to an examination of how the Tudors’ traditions influence how we celebrate Christmas today. Viewers will be able to watch a documentary on the historic political rise of various women of color during the 2018 midterm elections, a journey through America that investigates the country’s dinosaur history, a FRONTLINE investigation on a pharmaceutical company that used illegal practices to make huge profits, and much more.

Every purchase helps support public television for all. More information about each of the programs is below.

Easy Yoga for Everything with Peggy Cappy

Prehistoric Road Trip

And She Could Be Next
Frankie Drake Mysteries,
Season 3

Let’s Talk Menopause

Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of
Tudor Christmas

FRONTLINE: Opioids, Inc.

Easy Yoga for Everything with Peggy Cappy
For over forty years, Peggy Cappy has been teaching yoga to students of all ages and abilities. Yoga has been shown to help with balance, muscle strength, flexibility, and improving circulation. These 10 workouts address how yoga can be used to alleviate pain and cope with various physical challenges from arthritis to heart health, back pain and diabetes.

Street Date: September 1, 2020
Run Time: 649 min. on 10 discs
SRP: $69.99
Format: DVD, Digital
Genre: Health, Fitness
In these exercise routines, Peggy Cappy demonstrates her signature yoga approach in a workout that anyone can do in a standing or a seated position; with or without the aid of a chair; at home; one routine or one segment at a time.

Programs include: Easy Yoga for Arthritis, Heart Healthy Yoga, Easy Yoga for Easing Pain, Back Care Basics, Easy Yoga for Diabetes, Survival Guide for Pain-Free Living, Part 1: The Basics , Part 2: Lower Body, Part 3: Upper Body, Part 4: Preventing Pain, Easy Yoga: The Secret to Strength and Balance

Prehistoric Road Trip
Join host Emily Graslie on the road for a fun and fascinating journey around the Dakotas, Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska to explore 2.5 billion years of Earth’s history. Each of the three episodes examines different eras in time, focusing on the geology and ecology of prehistoric environments to discover what the landscape may have resembled millions, even billions, of years ago.

Street Date: September 1, 2020
Run Time:165 min. on 1 disc
SRP: $24.99
Format: DVD, Digital
Genre: Geology
On this immersive adventure, Graslie, Chief Curiosity Correspondent at the Field Museum in Chicago and YouTube sensation, uncovers the geologic history of North America, helping scientists dig up dinosaurs and other extraordinary creatures. With her trademark sense of adventure and wit, Graslie brings extinct world’s to life, and seeks to better understand our planet’s past and what new discoveries might mean for its future.

And She Could Be Next
And She Could Be Next tells the story of a defiant movement of women of color transforming American politics from the ground up. Filmed during the historic 2018 midterm elections, the series follows organizers and candidates as they fight on behalf of black, brown, immigrant and poor communities–long neglected by politicians and pundits alike.

Street Date: September 8, 2020
Run Time: 193 min. on 1 disc
SRP: $24.99
Format: DVD, Digital
Genre: Politics, Biography
As they harness the power of this New American Majority, And She Could Be Next asks whether democracy can be preserved—and made stronger—by those most marginalized.

Made by a team of women filmmakers of color, And She Could Be Next features history-makers Stacey Abrams, Rashida Tlaib, Lucy McBath, Maria Elena Durazo, Veronica Escobar, Bushra Amiwala, and Nse Ufot.

Frankie Drake Mysteries, Season 3
Season Three of Frankie Drake Mysteries delivers a slate of new adventures as the ladies of Drake Private Detectives take on more challenging cases and face off against some impressive foes.

Street Date: September 8, 2020
Run Time: 600 min. on 3 discs
SRP: $49.99
Format: DVD, Digital
Genre: Mystery, Drama
Frankie and Trudy continue to rely on Mary and Flo, who are always ready to lend a hand snooping through police files or sneaking a peek at an autopsy report. Mary’s newfound confidence at the police station, and in life, leaves her frustrated with her status as a morality officer and pushes her towards exciting new professional goals. Meanwhile, Flo finishes her in-class portion of medical school and looks forward to her clinical training in-hospital, all while juggling a long-distance beau and the varied demands of Drake Detective cases. As Trudy’s love life with Bill Peters heats up, she also excels at her investigative work, taking on some truly hair-raising risks as she works to solve cases. And finally, Frankie continues to lead the team with aplomb and ingenuity, while exploring a romantic connection with boxer Moses Page.

From London, England with new mystery novelist friend Agatha Christie, to a mermaid-themed jazz club, and from swanky Toronto private schools to busy telephone exchanges filled with busybody operators, this season of Frankie Drake Mysteries promises a rousing good time.

Let’s Talk Menopause
In Let’s Talk Menopause, host Dr. Tara Allmen provides viewers with the tools every woman needs to enter this phase of their lives triumphantly. There’s no better time than now to get educated–an estimated 6,000 women reach menopause every day in the U.S., and by 2025, over 1 billion women in the world will be experiencing menopause.

Street Date: September 8, 2020
Run Time: 41 min. on 1 disc
SRP: $24.99
Format: DVD, Digital
Genre: Science, Health
In this one-hour documentary special, Dr. Allmen, alongside other women’s health experts, explains common symptoms, health risks and therapeutic options. Also, women share their first-hand experiences, personal journeys and successful strategies to effectively cope with perimenopause and menopause. “We can’t be afraid to talk about it; the more informed women are, the better their menopausal years will be,” says Allmen.

Lucy Worsley’s 12 Days of Tudor Christmas
Lucy Worsley recreates how Christmas was celebrated during the age of Henry VIII–eating, drinking, singing, dancing and partying like people did 500 years ago. Filmed at some of England’s most historic and beautiful locations, she discovers the roots of some of the Christmas customs we still enjoy today, and explores why other festive traditions were lost.

Street Date: September 22, 2020
Run Time: 55 min. on 1 disc
SRP: $24.99
Format: DVD, Digital
Genre: History
With the help of food historian Annie Gray, she prepares two royal feasts in the kitchens of Hampton Court Palace. Dressed as Henry himself, Lucy samples a stuffed boar’s head; later, she tastes a giant forerunner of the Christmas cake. Lucy joins Tudor carol-singers to hear a festive hit written by Henry; experiences the rabble-rousing fun and chaos created by the Lord of Misrule; and enjoys the kind of spectacular entertainment staged at court. She also discovers how ordinary Tudors liked to enjoy themselves–and why the holidays were such a welcome break.

On each of the traditional twelve days of Christmas, Lucy reveals a different aspect of the festivities–uncovering fresh insights into the Tudor mind and casting a captivating new light on Christmas itself.

FRONTLINE: Opioids, Inc.
Pushing opioids. Bribing doctors. Making millions. In Opioids, Inc., FRONTLINE and the Financial Times investigate how the drug company Insys Therapeutics profited from a fentanyl-based painkiller up to 100 times stronger than morphine—and how some Wall Street investors looked the other way even as questions about the company’s practices mounted.

Street Date: September 29, 2020
Run Time: 60 min. on 1 disc
SRP: $24.99
Format: DVD, Digital
Genre: Current Events
A year in the making, Opioids, Inc. tells the inside story of how Insys profited from Subsys, a fast-acting fentanyl-based spray that’s been linked to hundreds of deaths. Tactics included targeting high-prescribing doctors and nurse practitioners known within the company as “whales,” misleading insurers, and holding contests for the sales team: the higher the prescription doses they got doctors to write, the larger the cash prize—despite the dangers to patients.

But as the documentary traces in unprecedented detail, the scheme fell apart: With federal prosecutors using anti-racketeering laws designed to fight organized crime, Insys became the first pharmaceutical company to have its top executives sentenced to prison time in connection with the opioid crisis.

Through the lens of one company’s spectacular rise and fall, “Opioids, Inc.” is a powerful look at the role pharmaceutical companies have played in fueling America’s epidemic of opioid addiction, how they and their stockholders have profited, and how they’re being held accountable.



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