ARTISTS SHARE THEIR CREATIVITY ON THE PBS LIVING CHANNEL





ARTISTS SHARE THEIR CREATIVITY IN “AMERICAN MASTERS—KEITH HARING: STREET ART BOY,” “CRAFT IN AMERICA, SEASON 10” AND “DAVID HOLT’S STATE OF MUSIC, SEASON 2” STREAMING ON THE PBS LIVING CHANNEL THIS DECEMBER

Arlington, VA – November 23, 2020 – This December, PBS Distribution is adding a number of creative titles onto the PBS LIVING Channel. “American Masters—Keith Haring: Street Art Boy,” explores the life of the New York City trailblazing graffiti artist of the 1980s, “Craft in America” explores America’s creative spirit through the language and traditions of the handmade and “David Holt’s State of Music, Season 2” follows Grammy award-winning musician David Holt as he introduces viewers to masters of traditional southern music.

The subscription rate for the PBS LIVING Channel is $2.99/month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription. PBS LIVING is also available on Apple TV Channels in the Apple TV app at a subscription rate of $2.99/month with no additional annual fees. Every purchase helps support public television for all.

Information about the programs are listed below.
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American Masters—Keith Haring: Street Art Boy

Release Date: December 5, 2020
Episodes: 1
Genre: Biography, Art
Between 1980-1990, Keith Haring established himself as an art world celebrity and pop culture icon with a distinctive and instantly recognizable style that came to define the decade. This new documentary film is th e definitive story of the artist in his own words. Following Haring’s AIDS diagnosis, he told writer and art critic John Gruen the story of his life in intimate and candid detail in 1989 for his biography. These previously unheard interviews form the narrative of American Masters – Keith Haring: Street Art Boy. With exclusive, unprecedented access to the Haring Foundation’s archives, the film captures the wild, creative energy behind Haring’s art and the downtown New York culture of the 1980s that inspired him. Haring’s closest friends, family and collaborators — from the sleepy Kutztown, Pennsylvania of his youth to the mythic gay nightclubs of New York City — share revealing memories. American Masters – Keith Haring: Street Art Boy features interviews with Fab 5 Freddy, Lee Quinones, Tony Shafrazi, Bill T. Jones, Kenny Scharf, Ann Magnuson, Kurt Andersen, George Condo and others. On February 16, 1990, Haring died at age 31 of AIDS-related complications, making the life-affirming artist a tragic icon of the AIDS crisis.
Craft in America, Season 10

Release Date: December 12, 2020
Episodes: 2
Genre: Art, Crafts
Season 10 of “Craft in America” is split up into two episodes, “Visionaries” and “California.” In “Visionaries” viewers watch as artists and influencers push the boundaries of craft and inspire new generations to envision its limitless possibilities. In this episode textile designer and founder of LongHouse Reserve, Jack Lenor Larsen, curator Helen Molesworth and Black Mountain College, fiber artist Kay Sekimachi, collector Forrest L. Merrill, and book artist Felicia Rice are featured, among other noted artists. In the episode “California” viewers explore the diverse craft traditions and innovations in the Golden State. Artists featured in this episode include Pomo basket weaver Corine Pearce, silversmith Randy Stromsoe, the arts and crafts architecture of Greene and Greene, stained glass artists at Judson Studios, cabinetmakers James Ipekjian and Jack Ipekjian, and textile artist Deborah Cross.
David Holt’s State of Music Season 2

Release Date: December 18, 2020
Episodes: 8
Genre: Music
Grammy Award winning performer David Holt has spent his life learning and performing traditional American music. It has taken him from the most remote coves of southern Appalachia to the bright lights of TV studios and the Grand Old Opry stage. David introduces viewers to current masters of traditional music on location in the southern mountains.
About PBS DISTRIBUTION
PBS Distribution is a leading distributor of public media content around the world, reaching audiences through multiple platforms and formats. The company operates five streaming channels —PBS MASTERPIECE, PBS KIDS, PBS LIVING, PBS DOCUMENTARIES, and PBS America (U.K.). Other services include transactional video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand licensing, physical products on DVD and Blu-ray, theatrical releasing, educational, non-theatrical, inflight, and international program sales and co-productions.

PBS Distribution offers consumers and educators the highest quality factual, scripted, and children’s programming including films from Ken Burns, hit series from MASTERPIECE and foreign language dramas from Walter Presents, entertaining and educational PBS KIDS series, and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and many independent producers. For over 10 years, the company has extended the reach of programming beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers.



“SID THE SCIENCE KID: THE MOVIE” + THREE NEW TITLES ON THE PBS KIDS





“SID THE SCIENCE KID: THE MOVIE”
AS WELL AS THREE NEW TITLES ARRIVING ON THE PBS KIDS PRIME VIDEO CHANNEL THIS DECEMBER
Arlington, VA – November 20, 2020 – This December, three new volumes of children’s programs as well as a Sid the Science Kid movie will be coming to the PBS KIDS Prime Video Channel. In the new volume of Let’s Go Luna, Luna continues traveling the globe with her group of friends from Juneau, Alaska to Barcelona, and the group learn many life lessons along the way. Then, in new episodes of Molly of Denali, kids join the curious and charming Molly Mabray and her friends on adventures around Alaska learning about traditional Alaska Native values along the way. Plus, in “Sid the Science Kid: The Movie,” Sid and his pal Gabriela have won a contest to explore the brand new Super Ultimate Science Museum, but how will they respond when their tour goes awry? And in volume nine of Pinkalicious & Peterrific the siblings are back for more Pinkerton family fun and adventures.

The subscription rate for the PBS KIDS Prime Video Channel is $4.99/month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription. Every purchase supports public television for all.

Families can also find full episodes of PBS KIDS series for free on their local PBS stations, the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and PBS KIDS digital platforms, including pbskids.org and the PBS KIDS Video app.

Let’s Go Luna, Volume 6

Streaming Date: December 4, 2020
Episodes: 4
It’s time for viewers to join Luna and her pals on a new set of adventures around the globe. In the episode, “Nature Calls/Story Story,” Leo is nervous about wild animals wandering around Juneau, but he realizes animals need their own space and that we must all learn to live together. Then, Carmen wants to find a book to share with her mom, and during the process learns to appreciate the tradition of Native Alaskan spoken-word storytelling. In “More Than All That Jazz/Swamp Pals,” Carmen discovers that the joy of music doesn’t just come from fancy instruments. Plus, in “Lost and Found/Time of Goodbye,” Señor Fabuloso has lost his creativity and searches for it in his hometown of Barcelona.
Molly of Denali, Volume 7

Streaming Date: December 11, 2020
Episodes: 5
In this volume of Molly of Denali, Auntie Midge loves to emcee the Spring Carnival, but a hurt hip takes her out of commission, so Molly and Tooey work to figure out a way that will allow her to get around in the snow in “Spring Carnival/Tooey’s Hole-i-day Sweater.” Plus, watch as Molly and Tooey try to fix a hand-me-down Christmas sweater knit by Tooey’s Grandma before she arrives for the holidays. Then, in “King Run/The Native Youth Olympics,” it’s salmon season and the first order of business at fish camp is to help Grandpa Nat fix the broken fish wheel. These two episodes are among the five, coming to the PBS KIDS Prime Video Channel on December 11th.

Sid the Science Kid: The Movie

Streaming Date: December 17, 2020
Episodes: 1
Sid is an inquisitive youngster who tackles everyday ideas that preschoolers find fascinating using comedy to promote science-readiness and encourage kids’ instinctive curiosity about the world around them. Sid seeks to answer all sorts of questions, from understanding things like why bananas go bad to how a bird can fly. In “Sid the Science Kid: The Movie,” Sid and Gabriela are thrilled to win a contest to be the first kids to explore the brand new Super Ultimate Science Museum. However, while they’re on their tour, Bobbybot, the state-of-the-art robotic tour guide of the future, completely malfunctions. Then, it’s up to Sid and Gabriela, along with the other winners, YangYang and NiuNiu from China, to fix Bobbybot and save the museum!

Pinkalicious & Peterrific, Volume 9

Streaming Date: December 18, 2020
Episodes: 4
In Volume 9 of Pinkalicious & Peterrific, the Pinkertons are shocked to find their house is suddenly swarming with Flutterbugs and everyone is wondering what could possibly be drawing them into their home in “Invasion of the Flutterbugs/Ballet of the Bells.” Then, Pinkalicious and Peterrific are thrilled to meet a real-life pirate in “Treasure Hunt/Cheer Up, Archie” and the three of them join hands to search for a long-lost buried treasure. Plus, Pinkalicious decides to create polka dot art and Lila learns that her new glasses aren’t anything to be embarrassed about in “PinkaPolka Dotty/Lila Gets Glasses.”
About PBS KIDS
PBS KIDS believes the world is full of possibilities, and so is every child. As the number one educational media brand for kids, PBS KIDS helps children ages 2-8 learn lessons that last a lifetime. Through television, digital media, and community-based programs, PBS KIDS wants children to see themselves uniquely reflected and celebrated in loveable, diverse characters who serve as positive role models, and to explore their feelings and discover new adventures along the way. Families can watch PBS KIDS anytime on the free PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and the PBS KIDS Video app, available on mobile and connected-TV devices, no subscription required. PBS KIDS’ large collection of mobile apps and pbskids.org provide accessible content, including digital games and streaming video to spark kids’ curiosity. PBS KIDS and local stations across the country support the entire ecosystem in which children learn and grow – including their teachers, parents, and community – providing resources to support children’s learning, anytime and anywhere. For more information, visit pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

About PBS DISTRIBUTION
PBS Distribution is a leading distributor of public media content around the world, reaching audiences through multiple platforms and formats. The company operates five streaming channels —PBS MASTERPIECE, PBS KIDS, PBS LIVING, PBS DOCUMENTARIES, and PBS America (U.K.). Other services include transactional video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand licensing, physical products on DVD and Blu-ray, theatrical releasing, educational, non-theatrical, inflight, and international program sales and co-productions.

PBS Distribution offers consumers and educators the highest quality factual, scripted, and children’s programming including films from Ken Burns, hit series from MASTERPIECE and foreign language dramas from Walter Presents, entertaining and educational PBS KIDS series, and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and many independent producers. For over 10 years, the company has extended the reach of programming beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers.



PBS PRIMETIME HIGHLIGHTS Week of December 20-26





PBS PRIMETIME HIGHLIGHTS Week of December 20-26

In this week’s highlights:

PBS Primetime Schedule, Sunday-Saturday
On-air Picks of the Week
*NEW* Nothing goes to plan during Nonnatus House’s holiday preparations in CALL THE MIDWIFE HOLIDAY SPECIAL (2020) premiering Friday, December 25, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET.
New and Notable Video

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2020

8:00-9:00 PM:
SANDITON ON MASTERPIECE “Episode Four” (MAST) (#5004) (TV-14) (R)
@masterpiecepbs | #SanditonPBS

9:00-10:00 PM:
SANDITON ON MASTERPIECE “Episode Five” (MAST) (#5005) (TV-14) (R)
@masterpiecepbs | #SanditonPBS

10:00-11:00 PM:
SANDITON ON MASTERPIECE “Episode Six” (MAST) (#5006) (TV-14) (R)
@masterpiecepbs | #SanditonPBS

MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2020

8:00-9:00 PM:
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Orlando Hour 1” (ANRO) (#2116) (TV-G) (R)
@RoadshowPBS | #antiquesroadshow

9:00-10:00 PM:
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Orlando Hour 2” (ANRO) (#2117) (TV-G) (R)
@RoadshowPBS | #antiquesroadshow

10:00-11:30 PM:
INDEPENDENT LENS “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World” (INLE) (#2008) (TV-PG) (R)
@IndependentLens | #IndieLensPBS

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2020

8:00 PM-12:00 AM:
*NEW* CITY HALL (CHLL) (TV-PG)
Explore the role of city government and see how Boston provides services for its citizens.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2020

8:00-9:00 PM:
NATURE “Snowbound: Animals of Winter” (NAAT) (#3406) (TV-PG) (R)
@PBSNature | #NaturePBS

9:00-10:00 PM:
NOVA “Pluto and Beyond” (NOVA) (#4601) (TV-G) (R)
@novapbs | #NOVAPBS

10:00-11:00 PM:
NOVA “Flying Supersonic” (NOVA) (#4513) (TV-G) (R)
@novapbs | #NOVAPBS

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2020

8:00-8:30 PM:
THIS OLD HOUSE “Back to Narragansett” (THOH) (#4208) (TV-G) (R)

8:30-9:00 PM:
ASK THIS OLD HOUSE “Happy Holidays from AskTOH!” (ATOH) (#1908) (TV-G) (R)
#AskTOH | #WhatIsIt

9:00-10:00 PM:
CHRISTMAS WITH THE TABERNACLE CHOIR FEATURING KELLI O’HARA AND RICHARD THOMAS (CTCD) (TV-G) (R)

10:00-11:00 PM:
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Orlando Hour 1” (ANRO) (#2116) (TV-G) (R)
@RoadshowPBS | #antiquesroadshow

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2020

8:00-8:30 PM:
*NEW* WASHINGTON WEEK (WWIR) (#6026) (EXEMPT)
Join Robert Costa and noted journalists for a discussion of the big stories from DC.
@washingtonweek | #WashingtonWeek

8:30-9:00 PM:
*NEW* FIRING LINE WITH MARGARET HOOVER (FLMH) (#426) (EXEMPT)
Join Hoover for a public affairs talk show that delivers a civil and engaging contest of ideas.

9:00-10:30 PM:
*NEW* CALL THE MIDWIFE HOLIDAY SPECIAL (CMHS) (#2020) (TV-14)
Everyone at Nonnatus House looks forward to a traditional holiday, but nothing goes quite to plan.

10:30-11:30 PM:
ELLA WISHES YOU A SWINGING CHRISTMAS WITH VANESSA WILLIAMS (EWSC) (TV-G) (R)

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2020

11:00 PM-12:00 AM:
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “Gary Clark, Jr.” (AUCL) (#4501) (TV-PG) (R)
@acltv | #acltv



“FRONTLINE: DOCUMENTING HATE: NEW AMERICAN NAZIS” AND “NOVA: HUMAN NATURE” AMONG THE NEW PROGRAMS





“FRONTLINE: DOCUMENTING HATE: NEW AMERICAN NAZIS” AND “NOVA: HUMAN NATURE” AMONG THE NEW PROGRAMS ARRIVING ON THE PBS DOCUMENTARIES PRIME VIDEO CHANNEL IN DECEMBER
Arlington, VA – November 18, 2020 – This December, PBS Distribution will be adding a number of compelling new programs to the PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel, including “FRONTLINE: Documenting Hate: New American Nazis,” which takes a look at the rise of white supremacy within our country, “NOVA: Human Nature,” which explores the development of gene therapy and the discovery of CRISPR CAS-9, “AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: LBJ,” giving an authentic look at one of America’s more controversial presidents, and “MAKERS: Vol 1 & 2” exploring how women have helped shape America over the last half century. Other programs that will be streaming on the channel in December include programs from FRONTLINE, NOVA and American Masters as well as other programs from popular independent producers.

The subscription rate for the PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel is $3.99/month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription. Every purchase helps support public television for all.

Information about each of the programs is listed below.

FRONTLINE: Documenting Hate:
New American Nazis

Premiere Date: December 3, 2020
Episodes: 1
Genre: Current Events
In the wake of the deadly anti-Semitic attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, “Documenting Hate: New American Nazis” investigates white supremacist groups in America – in particular, a neo-Nazi group, Atomwaffen Divison, that has actively recruited inside the U.S. military. This program shows the group’s terrorist objectives and how it gained strength after the 2017 Charlottesville rally.
NOVA: Human Nature

Premiere Date: December 3, 2020
Episodes: 1
Genre: Science
“Human Nature” follows the story of scientific developments in gene therapy, culminating in our ability to make precise edits to DNA—including human DNA. The film tells the story of the discovery of CRISPR CAS-9 editing, which has shown early promise as a cure for several debilitating or lethal genetic diseases, but also has the capability of making changes to healthy genes—raising ethical questions about whether we should be altering human DNA at all.

Through a series of discoveries beginning in the 1990s, scientists discovered CRISPR CAS-9. Found in microbial genomes as a natural defense against viruses, CRISPR sequences can be used to program cells to edit their own DNA, a revolutionary technology with the potential to change the course of human evolution. The discovery has led to new approaches to treating genetic diseases. Almost overnight, it became theoretically possible to change the unchangeable: This technology could be used to cure cancer, sickle cell disease, muscular dystrophy, and other devastating previously incurable genetic diseases. But it has also fueled a sharp debate over what constitutes a “normal” human being and whether we should ever seek to change who we are by altering our genomes—or those of our children.
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: LBJ

Premiere Date: December 11, 2020
Episodes: 2
Genre: Biography, Documentary
“American Experience: LBJ” profiles one of the most controversial U.S. presidents, Lyndon Baines Johnson, who rose from obscurity to the pinnacle of power, only to suffer disillusionment and defeat. LBJ was one of the most astute, effective, and perplexing politicians in modern American history. An “accidental” president but a master legislator, he was determined to “out-Kennedy the Kennedys” by pushing through historic social legislation on a scale that rivaled FDR’s New Deal. A Southerner who championed civil rights, LBJ put into motion many of the programs that would continue to shape American life throughout the 1960s and 1970s, a package of reforms known as the “Great Society.” But as his authority was undermined by an increasingly unpopular commitment of U.S. forces to Vietnam, his presidency began to unravel. Opposition to the war spurred protest movements and a youthful counterculture. In 1968 he stunned the nation by announcing he would not seek reelection. A larger-than-life figure in his day, LBJ is appreciated for his vast domestic accomplishments, but his presidency continues to be overshadowed by his failure to end the war in Vietnam
MAKERS: Vol 1 & 2

Premiere Date: December 11, 2020
Seasons: 2
Episodes: 9
Genre: Biography
The first volume of “MAKERS,” made television history by telling the complete story of the women’s movement for the first time. The second volume, followed up by taking in-depth looks at women’s achievements in fields ranging from entertainment to space to politics to war. The series tells the story of how women have helped shape America over the last 50 years through one of the most sweeping social revolutions in our country’s history, in pursuit of their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity and personal autonomy. The first volume is narrated by Meryl Streep and the second volume features narration by Leslie Mann, Julia Roberts, Jodie Foster, Alfre Woodward, Julianne Margulies and Christiane Amanpour.

In the last half-century, women have fought their way into nearly every sphere of American life, from the battlefield to the comedy club, the soundstage to the Senate. This series examines the impact of the women’s movement in and on multiple fields once largely closed to women. Through intimate interviews with trailblazing women known and unknown, viewers are given a rare glimpse – sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and always candid – of what it was like to be pioneers in their fields. Directed by some of the country’s leading independent filmmakers, this program brings to life new and unforgettable stories that every woman, man, girl and boy should know. Interviewees include: Ursula Burns, Diahann Carroll, Paula Coughlin, Glenn Close, Geena Davis, Ellen DeGeneres, Chelsea Handler, Gwen Ifill, Mae Jemison, Jane Lynch, Barbara Mikulski, Indra Nooyi, Valerie Plame, Shonda Rhimes, Joan Rivers, Pat Schroeder, Sarah Silverman, Olympia Snowe, Alfre Woodard, and many more.
In addition to the above, the other titles that will be streaming on the PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel this December are listed below:
NOVA: Lost King of the Maya
NOVA: Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor
NOVA: The Big Energy Gamble
NOVA: Doctors’ Diaries
NOVA: Secrets of the Parthenon
NOVA: Can Alzheimer’s be Stopped
FRONTLINE: Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria
FRONTLINE: I Am Not a Monster
Vernon Jordan: Make it Plain
American Masters: Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page
About PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel
The PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel is a DTC-SVOD channel exclusive to Prime Video that launched August 2020. This new streaming channel features nearly 900 hours of the highest quality factual programming, including the full catalog of films from Ken Burns and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, in addition to programming from other independent producers.

About PBS DISTRIBUTION
PBS Distribution is a leading distributor of public media content around the world, reaching audiences through multiple platforms and formats. The company operates five streaming channels —PBS MASTERPIECE, PBS KIDS, PBS LIVING, PBS DOCUMENTARIES, and PBS America (U.K.). Other services include transactional video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand licensing, physical products on DVD and Blu-ray, theatrical releasing, educational, non-theatrical, inflight, and international program sales and co-productions.

PBS Distribution offers consumers and educators the highest quality factual, scripted, and children’s programming including films from Ken Burns, hit series from MASTERPIECE and foreign language dramas from Walter Presents, entertaining and educational PBS KIDS series, and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and many independent producers. For over 10 years, the company has extended the reach of programming beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers.



Apple and PBS Team Up for Special Broadcast Airings of “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas”





Apple and PBS Team Up for Special Broadcast Airings of “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas”
The classic holiday Peanuts specials will also stream ad free and in HD on Apple TV+.
[via press release from Apple]
Apple and PBS Team Up For Special Broadcast Airings of “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

The Peanuts specials will stream on Apple TV+, in addition to airing ad free on PBS and PBS KIDS on November 22, 2020 and December 13, 2020 respectively

Peanuts fans will have even more ways to watch Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the gang on their holiday adventures as Apple and PBS team up for special, ad free broadcasts of “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” To complement their release on Apple TV+ this holiday season, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” will also air on PBS and PBS KIDS on November 22, 2020 at 7:30 pm local time/6:30 pm CT (check local listings) and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” will air on PBS and PBS KIDS on December 13, 2020 at 7:30 pm local time/6:30 pm CT (check local listings).

The classic holiday Peanuts specials will also stream ad free and in HD on Apple TV+. “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” will start streaming on Apple TV+ November 18, and the special will be available for free from November 25 through November 27. The Peanuts gang will also deck the halls with the premiere of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” streaming on Apple TV+ on December 4. The holiday special will be available to enjoy for free from December 11 through December 13.

Apple TV+ is home to award-winning Apple Originals from today’s most imaginative storytellers. Apple TV+ offers premium, compelling drama and comedy series, feature films, groundbreaking documentaries, and kids and family entertainment, and is available to watch across all your favorite screens. After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service. Apple Originals have been honored with 122 awards nominations and 39 wins and accolades in 12 months, including a Primetime Emmy Award, Daytime Emmy Awards, SAG Award, NAACP Image Award, Critics Choice Award, Peabody Award, and more.

Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app in over 100 countries and regions, on over 1 billion screens, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung, LG, Sony, and VIZIO smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, PlayStation and Xbox consoles, and at tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. For a limited time, customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, or iPod touch can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free. This special offer is good for three months after the first activation of the eligible device. For more information, visit apple.com/tvpr and offers.appletvapp.apple and see the full list of supported devices.

PBS, with more than 330 member stations, offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and digital content. Each month, PBS reaches over 120 million people through television and 26 million people online, inviting them to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances. PBS’s broad array of programs has been consistently honored by the industry’s most coveted award competitions. Teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. Decades of research confirms that PBS’s premier children’s media service, PBS KIDS, helps children build critical literacy, math and social-emotional skills, enabling them to find success in school and life. Delivered through member stations, PBS KIDS offers high-quality educational content on TV – including a 24/7 channel, online at pbskids.org, via an array of mobile apps and in communities across America. More information about PBS is available at www.pbs.org, one of the leading dot-org websites on the internet, or by following PBS on Twitter, Facebook or through our apps for mobile and connected devices. Specific program information and updates for press are available at pbs.org/pressroom or by following PBS Pressroom on Twitter.



“MASTERPIECE: ROADKILL” STARRING HUGH LAURIE HEADLINES DECEMBER DVD RELEASES





“MASTERPIECE: ROADKILL” STARRING HUGH LAURIE HEADLINES DECEMBER DVD RELEASES
FROM PBS DISTRIBUTION
Below is a listing of the upcoming DVD releases from PBS Distribution slated for December.

Every purchase helps support public television for all.
Programs available:

Great Performances: Now Hear This, Season 2 – 12/1/20
Genre: Music
Run Time: 160 min. on 1 disc
SRP: $24.99

NOVA: Human Nature – 12/1/20
Genre: Science
Run Time: 90 min. on 1 disc
SRP: $24.99

American Masters: Keith Haring – Street Art Boy – 12/8/20
Genre: Biography/Documentary
Run Time: 60 min. on 1 disc
SRP: $24.99

NOVA: Secret Mind of Slime – 12/8/20
Genre: Science
Run Time: 60 min. on 1 disc
SRP: $24.99

Secrets of Royal Travel – 12/8/20
Genre: History/Documentary
Run Time: 90 min. on 1 disc
SRP: $24.99

MASTERPIECE: Roadkill – 12/15/20
Genre: Drama
Run Time: 240 min. on 2 discs
SRP: $34.99

The Queen and the Coup – 12/15/20
Genre: Documentary
Run Time: 60 min. on 1 disc
SRP: $24.99

NOVA: A to Z – The First Alphabet and How Writing Changed the World – 12/22/20
Genre: History
Run Time: 110 min. on 1 disc
SRP: $24.99



NOVA GOES INSIDE NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL





NOVA GOES INSIDE NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL

AS RESTORATION TEAMS FIGHT TO SAVE THE MEDIEVAL MEGASTRUCTURE AND PRESERVE ITS HISTORY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

NOVA “SAVING NOTRE DAME”

Premieres Wednesday, November 25 at 9 p.m. ET/8C on PBS

pbs.org/nova|@novapbs

(Boston, MA)—On November 18, 2020 the PBS science series NOVA, a production of GBH Boston, will premiere SAVING NOTRE DAME, a one-hour special examining the challenges of restoring Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after it took on extensive damage from a devastating fire in 2019. As the world watched in horror last year, the Gothic masterpiece became engulfed in a fiery inferno, and Paris came perilously close to losing an 850-year-old treasure. The film tells the story of the fire and the race to stabilize the structure and stave off a total collapse. Watch the trailer here.

SAVING NOTRE DAME follows a team of architects, engineers, scientists, and master craftspeople, as they work to read the minds of the original builders and rediscover the lost history of the structure. Using new technologies, including an innovative 3D digital map of the complete structure, they race to preserve what remains while setting out to restore one of the world’s most precious landmarks.

The film explores the intricacies of Notre Dame’s architecture and the medieval craftsmanship that created the iconic structure. One year after a powerful fire ravaged its timber and lead roof, the structure is still perilously close to a collapse. The special gives viewers an inside look at the fire itself and the incredible effort to stabilize the teetering walls. Once they’re secured, a restoration project begins: Teams prepare to rebuild the oak roof and fallen spire and save the centuries-old stained glass, all while preventing rain from pouring in through gaping holes in the limestone vaulting—and working amid the toxic lead contaminating the site and 550 tons of melted scaffolding threatening to collapse at any moment. NOVA joins scientists as they determine their reconstruction plans and whether the key to a successful restoration lies within the structure of the cathedral itself.

“We are thrilled to be able to tell the inside story of the dramatic rescue of Notre Dame,” said NOVA Co-Executive Producer Chris Schmidt. “In the first days after the fire, no one was sure whether the huge bell towers, walls, or flying buttresses would remain standing. The exhaustive process of diagnosing the damage and embarking on the restoration of the great cathedral relies on new technologies and medieval craftsmanship alike.”

“It was a great privilege to gain such rare access to shoot inside the cathedral during this important recovery period,” said Director Joby Lubman. “To be able to spend so much time inside Notre Dame and witness this unprecedented effort was deeply moving and truly humbling.”

In the absence of firsthand information about the original construction of Notre Dame or the craftspeople who built it, these new studies of the cathedral’s materials and engineering provide a unique opportunity to unlock its secrets. To secure the iconic structure, experts began an unprecedented collaboration between architects and scientists to meticulously analyze the impact on centuries-old materials and to develop a restoration plan.

The film follows Chief Architects of France’s historic monuments Philippe Villeneuve and Rémi Fromont as they gather data and formulate a plan. After securing the walls of the cathedral with giant timber frames and preventing a potential collapse, the experts are able to begin work inside to gain a complete picture of the damage and formulate a decontamination and restoration protocol.

The team faces unimaginable challenges: removing lead stains from precious stained glass windows, sourcing limestone from the original quarries beneath Paris to match the properties of the original vault stone, and recreating the complex timber framework using medieval tools and techniques similar to those used in the original construction.

Navigating a perilous environment inside, Claudine Loisel, a glass scientist, focuses on restoring the cathedral’s most fragile wonder—its famed stained glass. While the glass masterpieces remain intact, they were subject to ‘thermal shock,’ forming micro-cracks in some panels. They were also showered with toxic lead dust emitted when the lead roof burned—further complicating an already complicated project. To remove the vaporized toxic metal without further damaging the glass, Loisel develops a decontamination plan that employs a precision vacuum cleaner, followed by painstaking application of distilled water using simple cotton balls to remove any residue. To guide them, the team invented a novel use of x-ray spectroscopy to determine the exact number of gentle wipes required to lift the lead off the glass, without damaging precious paint.

High overhead the damage to the stone vault and roof present one of the greatest threats. Here the work is treacherous and the stakes are high—since the total collapse of the vault would likely cause the walls of the cathedral to give way as well. In order to stabilize and restore the vault, experts must identify limestone with identical properties as the centuries-old blocks already intricately locked in place. Geologist Lise Leroux studies the stone to find its origin, leading her to the quarries deep beneath Paris, now commonly known as the Catacombs, where she is able to match micro-fossils found there with the samples from the vaulting stones in the cathedral. This discovery allows the team to properly source the limestone that will fill the holes in Notre Dame’s ceiling.

With the timber framework of the roof destroyed by the fire, the team also faces the challenge of recreating the network of beams created by medieval carpenters. Timber scientist Catherine Lavier identifies markings on burned beams that enable her to use tree-ring analysis to decode the age and origin of the oaks used originally. A team of carpenters employing medieval tools and techniques to restore a French chateau in the countryside provides hope that the skills still exist that will make it possible to rebuild Notre Dame’s lost roofing in the original style. No original plans survive, but by a sheer stroke of luck, Rémi Fromont had already created a 3D scan of the complex roofing structure back in 2014, which promises now to provide the data they will need to bring it back exactly as it was before.

Mindful now of the fragility of the great monument, a parallel restoration effort is also underway—as Remi and others gather the data they need to create a groundbreaking 3D digital twin of Notre Dame to protect against ever again risking the loss of the secrets and memory of what some call “the heart of France”.

SAVING NOTRE DAME premieres Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 9 p.m. ET/8C on PBS and will be available for streaming online and on the PBS video app.

SAVING NOTRE DAME is a NOVA Production by Windfall Films Ltd. (part of the Argonon Group) for GBH Boston in association with BBC. Director is Joby Lubman. Producer is Alessandra Bonomolo. Executive Producer is Carlo Massarella. Executive Producers for NOVA are Julia Cort and Chris Schmidt. NOVA is a production of GBH Boston.

National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by Draper. Major funding for NOVA is provided by the David H. Koch Fund for Science, the NOVA Science Trust, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS viewers.

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About NOVA

NOVA is the most popular primetime science series on American television, demystifying the scientific and technological concepts that shape and define our lives, our planet, and our universe. The PBS series is also one of the most widely distributed science programs around the world, and is a multimedia, multiplatform brand reaching more than 55 million Americans every year on TV and online. NOVA’s important and inspiring stories of human ingenuity, exploration, and the quest for knowledge are regularly recognized with the industry’s most prestigious awards. As part of its mission to make the scientific enterprise accessible to all, NOVA is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in all its work, from the production process to the range of stories we tell and voices we feature. In addition, science educators across the country rely on NOVA for resources used in the classroom as well as in museums, libraries, and after-school programs. NOVA is a production of GBH Boston; more information can be found at pbs.org/nova, or by following NOVA on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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PBS, with nearly 350 member stations, offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and digital content. Each month, PBS reaches nearly 100 million people through television and nearly 28 million people online, inviting them to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances. PBS’ broad array of programs has been consistently honored by the industry’s most coveted award competitions. Teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. Decades of research confirms that PBS’ premier children’s media service, PBS KIDS, helps children build critical literacy, math and social-emotional skills, enabling them to find success in school and life. Delivered through member stations, PBS KIDS offers high-quality educational content on TV – including a new 24/7 channel, online at pbskids.org, via an array of mobile apps and in communities across America. More information about PBS is available at www.pbs.org, one of the leading dot-org websites on the internet, or by following PBS on Twitter, Facebook or through our apps for mobile and connected devices. Specific program information and updates for press are available at pbs.org/pressroom or by following PBS Pressroom on Twitter.

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GBH is the leading multi platform creator for public media in America. As the largest producer of content for PBS and partner to NPR and PRX, GBH delivers compelling experiences, stories and information to audiences wherever they are. GBH produces digital and broadcast programming that engages, illuminates and inspires, through drama and science, history, arts, culture and journalism. It is the creator of such signature programs as MASTERPIECE, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, FRONTLINE, NOVA, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, Arthur and Molly of Denali, as well as WORLD Channel and a catalog of streaming series, podcasts and on-demand video. With studios and a newsroom headquartered in Boston, GBH reaches across New England with GBH 89.7, Boston’s Local NPR®; CRB Classical 99.5; and CAI, the Cape and Islands NPR® station. Dedicated to making media accessible to and inclusive of our diverse culture, GBH is a pioneer in delivering media to those who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind and visually impaired. GBH creates curriculum-based digital content for educators nationwide with PBS LearningMedia and has been recognized with hundreds of the nation’s premier broadcast, digital and journalism awards. Find more information at wgbh.org.



MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCES, MURDERS, AND INTENSE LOVE AFFAIRS FILL THE INTERNATIONAL DRAMAS





MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCES, MURDERS, AND INTENSE LOVE AFFAIRS FILL THE INTERNATIONAL DRAMAS COMING TO THE PBS MASTERPIECE PRIME VIDEO CHANNEL THIS DECEMBER

Titles Include: “The Vanishing,” The Paris Murders,” “All the Sins” and “What the Future Holds”

Arlington, VA – November 16, 2020 – This December, four new international Walter Presents programs will be streaming on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel. These titles include “The Vanishing,” a psychological thriller starring Peter Coyote, the thrilling French crime drama “The Paris Murders, Season 2,” the critically acclaimed Finish series “All the Sins, Season 2,” and the sexy Spanish crime thriller, “What the Future Holds.”

The subscription rate for the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel is $5.99/month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription. Every purchase helps support public television for all.

Information about each of the programs is listed below.
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Walter Presents: The Vanishing

Premiere Date: December 4, 2020
Episodes: 8
Genre: Drama
Language: German with English Subtitles
At first glance, it’s an inconspicuous small town near the German-Czech border with nothing much to offer its youths. It is not surprising that despite the efforts of her mother Michelle, Janine and her friends Manu and Laura have apparently gone down the path of error. Having last been seen dazed and injured, Janine suddenly vanishes. A resolute single mother, Michelle places little confidence in the unstable local police force. Deciding to pursue her own investigation, she opens door after door of secrets and lies. And the closer she gets to the truth, the clearer she realizes how deeply involved her daughter seems to have been in dealing the drug crystal meth. The entire community responds with complete shock as they face the truth which harbors even more revelations. Uncovering a web of lies and secrets, kept under a tight lid by the whole community, Michelle is increasingly horrified by what she finds out about her daughter, and herself…
Walter Presents: The Paris Murders, Season 2

Streaming Date: December 11, 2020
Episodes: 12
Genre: Drama/Crime
Language: French with English Subtitles
Last season ended with forensic profiler Chloé Saint-Laurent believed to be deceased. Returning from the dead, Chloe has successfully adopted 7-year-old Lili, whose mother died last season. She uses all of her energy to combine her two lives; being a mother and a forensic profiler. When a rich businessman falls madly in love with her, Chloe seems to finally have all of the pieces to lead a happy life, but fate returns to knock on her door in the form of the worst enemy she has ever had to face: herself. In order to save his sister’s life, Chloe’s partner, Rocher, falls into the nets of a dangerous psychopath, but who will be there to save Chloe from her own demons?
Walter Presents: All the Sins, Season 2

Premiere Date: December 18, 2020
Episodes: 6
Genre: Drama/Crime-Thriller
Language: Finnish with English Subtitles
Set again in the deeply religious Laestadian community in Varjakka, northern Finland, “All the Sins, Season 2,” takes viewers 20 years back in time, to 1999. As a new millennium approaches, there are causes for concern both in the secular and conservative worlds of the religious community. After a husband and wife are found dead in their kitchen, the young police inspector Jussi Ritola (Matti Ristinen) launches a criminal investigation into the couple’s death.
Walter Presents: What the Future Holds

Premiere Date: December 25, 2020
Episodes: 6
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Language: Spanish with English Subtitles
Justo Gil, a young and ambitious man, moves to the prosperous and promising city of 1960s Barcelona. He is determined to be successful and as his career begins to take off, his life intersects with Carme Román, a young aspiring actress. They start a passionate love affair that will haunt them for years to come. Justo’s life also collides with Mateo Moreno, a policeman from the dreaded Social Brigade (secret police). A set of unexpected turn of events plunges Justo into a dark network of espionage, making him an informer for the Franco political police.

Looking for their place in the city, Justo, Carme and Mateo mix with greedy businessmen, young, rich revelers of the ‘gauche divine,’ unscrupulous police men, rebellious students or members of the anti-Franco resistance, and inhabitants of a boiling city that is going through an unrepeatable moment.

About PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel
MASTERPIECE has been setting the standard for exceptional British drama in the US for 50 years and the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel continues this legacy and has expanded to include award-winning TV series from around the world – all carefully curated for ‘viewers like you’.

About MASTERPIECE
Winner of 83 Primetime Emmys and 16 Peabody Awards, MASTERPIECE has been essential Sunday night viewing for millions of fans since 1971. Rebecca Eaton is the Executive Producer-at-Large. Susanne Simpson is the Executive Producer of the series. Funding for MASTERPIECE is provided by Viking with additional support from public television viewers and contributors to The MASTERPIECE Trust. Presented on PBS by GBH Boston, MASTERPIECE is known for recent hits such as Sherlock, Downton Abbey and Victoria, and beloved classics such as Upstairs Downstairs, Prime Suspect, The Forsyte Saga and Poldark.

About WALTER PRESENTS
Walter Presents launched in January 2016 in the U.K. as a video-on-demand service and is a joint venture between Channel 4 and Global Series Network, founded by Jason Thorp, Walter Iuzzolino and Jo McGrath. Dedicated to showcasing award-winning foreign language drama, the service is named after its curator, Walter Iuzzolino, a passionate drama fan. In March 2017, Walter Presents launched as an SVOD platform in the U.S., with the New York Times hailing it as a “chic TV boutique with a foreign accent.” In November 2017, Walter Presents launched in Australia through pay TV service Foxtel, and in Italy in September 2018, it launched its first roll-out in mainland Europe on Discovery’s Nove, Giallo and Dplay channels. In October 2018, Walter Presents partnered with PBS Distribution to launch over 300 hours of quality foreign language dram on the MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel. Walter’s Choice is a selection of the Walter Presents programming that is made available for air on PBS stations.

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PBS Distribution is a leading distributor of public media content around the world, reaching audiences through multiple platforms and formats. The company operates five streaming channels – PBS MASTERPIECE, PBS KIDS, PBS LIVING, PBS DOCUMENTARIES, and PBS America (U.K.). Other services include transactional video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand licensing, physical products on DVD and Blu-ray, theatrical releasing, educational, non-theatrical, inflight, and international program sales and co-productions.

PBS Distribution offers consumers and educators the highest quality factual, scripted and children’s programming, including films from Ken Burns, hit series from MASTERPIECE, and foreign language dramas from Walter Presents, entertaining and educational PBS KIDS series, and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and many independent producers. For over 10 years, the company has extended the reach of programming beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system stations and producers.



“Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir” Featuring Kelli O’Hara and Richard Thomas to Air on PBS and BYUtv





“Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir” Featuring Kelli O’Hara and Richard Thomas to Air on PBS and BYUtv This December
The full, 90-minute version will air on BYUtv on Thursday, December 17 at 8:00/7:00c.
[via press release from BYUtv]
‘Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir’ featuring Kelli O’Hara and Richard Thomas to Air on PBS and BYUtv this December

Quintessential Americana-themed program marks 17th year on PBS; has been its No. 1 holiday program for 15 years

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 12, 2020 — This December, PBS and BYUtv, a nationwide family entertainment network, will air the 17th annual “Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir” holiday special featuring Tony(R) Award-winning and Emmy(R) and Grammy(R) nominee Kelli O’Hara and Emmy(R) Award-winning television, film, and stage actor Richard Thomas. A 60-minute version will premiere on PBS on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings). The full, 90-minute version will air on BYUtv on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. ET. The annual holiday program has been a PBS tradition since 2004 and its top viewed holiday program for 15 years.
“As a kid, I used to listen to The Tabernacle Choir on my grandparents’ record player, so I am proud and thrilled that I am able to take part in this Christmas special,” said O’Hara. “Nothing could have prepared me for this experience, of hearing the voices of the Choir filling the space behind me, of everyone coming together to be part of something greater than ourselves, and to celebrate oneness, love and hope. It reminded me of why I started singing in the first place. This is an extraordinary program for our extraordinary times, and I hope that it can serve as a balm for our weary hearts this holiday season.”

Added Thomas, “The Tabernacle Choir’s music was a part of all my childhood Christmases, so it’s just thrilling to be a part of this concert and to plug all of my love of Christmas into the experience.” He continued, “It was all one could ask for to perform with Kelli, who is one of America’s preeminent singing actresses. Whatever faith tradition you come from, beautiful music is beautiful music, and expressions of caring and humanity and of aspiration are all the same for us. This program is filled with those sentiments and can bring all kinds of people together, especially in these difficult times.”

O’Hara and Thomas join Grammy(R) and Emmy(R) Award-winner The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square along with Orchestra at Temple Square and Bells at Temple Square in an Americana-themed program that exudes the warmth and peace the season can bring. The repertoire draws from a number of American musical traditions including folk, bluegrass, Broadway and African-American spirituals. It features well-known Christmas favorites as well as lesser-known holiday carols and ballads. As the program’s narrator, Thomas complements the music with nostalgic readings, including an adaptation of Pearl S. Buck’s “Christmas Day in the Morning,” an excerpt from Robert Frost’s beloved poem “Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening” and the Christmas story from Luke 2.

“We’re very honored that both Kelli and Richard joined us for this concert,” said Mack Wilberg, music director of The Tabernacle Choir. “This year’s program powerfully reflects both of their remarkable talents and is completely different from years past, with music that will be familiar to many and some that may be enjoyed by people for the first time. The end result is a beautiful event that will leave people feeling well-fed, and I’m pleased viewers will be able to enjoy it from the comforts of their homes this Christmas season.”

The 2020 broadcast of “Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir” is co-presented by GBH, the largest creator of PBS content for TV and the web, and BYUtv, the television home of The Tabernacle Choir’s weekly program “Music & the Spoken Word.” As has been done every year for the past twenty years, the special was filmed over three consecutive nights in December 2019 in front of a live combined audience of over 63,000 at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City.

In addition to the airings on PBS and BYUtv, the special is available for purchase as a DVD or CD titled “Christmas Day in the Morning.” Also available is a companion book of the same title with the text of the narration given by Richard Thomas. For more information, visit: https://tabchoir.org/shop/christmas or http://www.shoppbs.org.

Funding for “Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir” featuring Kelli O’Hara and Richard Thomas on PBS is provided by Ronald C. and Kaye Gunnell; Timothy and Teresa Wright; Rex and Ruth Maughan; Richard and Shellie Silliman; Jim and Sandi Cook; Janet and Terrell Bird; Greg and Monica Drennan; Charles and Janet Stoddard; Andrea Golding; Björn and Cyndee Farmer.

For more information, please visit http://www.pbs.org/tabernaclechoir.

About Kelli O’Hara

Kelli O’Hara is one of the rare singers who has a home performing in Broadway musicals, concerts, and the Metropolitan Opera. Ms. O’Hara received her university degree in opera and, after winning the Oklahoma State Metropolitan Opera competition, she moved to New York City, where she made her debut on Broadway. She has received seven Tony Award(R) nominations, winning Best Actress in a Musical in 2015 for her performance as Anna in “The King and I,” the cast album receiving a Grammy(R) Award nomination. She received an Emmy(R) Award nomination for her performance in “The Accidental Wolf.” In 2015, she made her Metropolitan Opera debut in “The Merry Widow” and has since returned as Despina in “Cosí fan tutti.” Her concerts have gained international acclaim, spanning from New York’s Carnegie Hall all the way to Tokyo. She is a frequent performer on PBS’s live telecasts and the Kennedy Center Honors. Ms. O’Hara has recorded two solo albums, “Always” and “Wonder in the World.”

About Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is best known for his starring role as the budding author John-Boy Walton in the television drama “The Waltons”, for which he won an Emmy(R) Award and received multiple Golden Globe(R) Award nominations. He is well known to contemporary television audiences for his role as FBI Special Agent Frank Gaad in the series “The Americans” and his performance as Sanford Bensinger in the series “Billions.” His work on stage spans from his Broadway debut at age eight in “Sunrise at Campobello,” to his Tony Award(R)-nominated performance in “The Little Foxes,” to his appearance as Hubert Humphrey in “The Great Society.”

About The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square is a world-renowned, 360-member choir credited with over 4,700 episodes of its weekly live performance of “Music & the Spoken Word.” The program is the longest continuing network broadcast in history, now in its 92nd year. The Choir has traveled around the world performing in acclaimed concert halls, for the inaugurations of seven U.S. presidents beginning with its first for President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965, at World’s Fairs and expositions, in acclaimed concert halls, on television and radio broadcasts and now internet streams, and numerous other prestigious events and occasions. The Choir has won four Emmy(R) Awards, 1 Grammy(R) Award and multiple Grammy nominations, was awarded the National Medal of the Arts in 2003 and inducted into the Classical Music Hall of Fame in 2015. It has released over 200 recordings which have earned two platinum and five gold albums and hit #1 on Billboard(R)’s classical music charts 14 times.

The Orchestra at Temple Square is a 200-member, all-volunteer symphony orchestra organized in 1999 to perform and accompany the musical ensembles of The Tabernacle Choir organization. The Choir and Orchestra, with their incomparable medley of voices and instruments and their shared faith in God, are a significant, recognizable presence in the world of music, giving service through song. More info at https://www.thetabernaclechoir.org/.

About BYUtv

BYUtv provides families more than 1,700 hours of entertaining and compelling programming they can enjoy together. The network’s content is trusted, contemporary and clean, yet clever and sophisticated enough to inspire children and parents alike. BYUtv’s diverse portfolio of original, co-produced and acquired content includes scripted and unscripted dramas and comedies, 700+ hours of live HD collegiate sports, game shows, and holiday special made-for-tv movies, docudramas and concerts. BYUtv is available in more than 50 million homes in every state of the country on DISH Network, DirecTV and 146 other major cable systems. A digital pioneer, BYUtv was the first U.S. television network to stream all of its content live and unencrypted over the internet. Today, BYUtv has more than two million YouTube subscribers and nearly two billion views and is available live and on-demand on multiple digital platforms free of charge, including Apple TV, YouTube, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Xbox One, Windows Media, digital apps for iOS and Android, and BYUtv.org. Based in Provo, Utah, BYUtv is part of BYU Broadcasting, which is owned by Brigham Young University.

About GBH

GBH is the leading multiplatform creator for public media in America. As the largest producer of content for PBS and partner to NPR and PRX, GBH delivers compelling experiences, stories and information to audiences wherever they are. GBH produces digital and broadcast programming that engages, illuminates and inspires, through drama and science, history, arts, culture and journalism. It is the creator of such signature programs as MASTERPIECE, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, FRONTLINE, NOVA, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, Arthur and Molly of Denali, as well as WORLD Channel and a catalog of streaming series, podcasts and on-demand video. With studios and a newsroom headquartered in Boston, GBH reaches across New England with GBH 89.7, Boston’s Local NPR(R); CRB Classical 99.5; and CAI, the Cape and Islands NPR(R) station. Dedicated to making media accessible to and inclusive of our diverse culture, GBH is a pioneer in delivering media to those who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind and visually impaired. GBH creates curriculum-based digital content for educators nationwide with PBS LearningMedia and has been recognized with hundreds of the nation’s premier broadcast, digital and journalism awards. Find more information at wgbh.org.

About PBS

PBS, with more than 330 member stations, offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and digital content. Each month, PBS reaches over 120 million people through television and 26 million people online, inviting them to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances. PBS’ broad array of programs has been consistently honored by the industry’s most coveted award competitions. Teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. Decades of research confirms that PBS’ premier children’s media service, PBS KIDS, helps children build critical literacy, math and social-emotional skills, enabling them to find success in school and life. Delivered through member stations, PBS KIDS offers high-quality educational content on TV – including a 24/7 channel, online at pbskids.org, via an array of mobile apps and in communities across America. More information about PBS is available at www.pbs.org, one of the leading dot-org websites on the internet, or by following PBS on Twitter, Facebook or through our apps for mobile and connected devices. Specific program information and updates for press are available at pbs.org/pressroom or by following PBS Pressroom on Twitter.



PBS PRIMETIME HIGHLIGHTS Week of December 13-19





PBS PRIMETIME HIGHLIGHTS Week of December 13-19

Program photos, releases and videos for selected shows available on PBS PressRoom. http://www.pbs.org/pressroom.

*NEW* A beloved holiday tradition continues when CHRISTMAS WITH THE TABERNACLE CHOIR FEATURING KELLI O’HARA AND RICHARD THOMAS premieres Monday, December 14, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET.

*NEW* Renowned artists celebrate the Queen of Jazz’s holiday album in ELLA WISHES YOU A SWINGING CHRISTMAS WITH VANESSA WILLIAMS premiering Tuesday, December 15, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.

*NEW* Hear the story of an American boy whose mother took him to ISIS-controlled Raqqa in FRONTLINE “I Am Not a Monster” premiering Tuesday, December 15, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET.
New and Notable Video

Full-length programs:
ELIZABETH IS MISSING ON MASTERPIECE full-length program. Premieres Sunday, January 3, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET.
Embeddable Clips:
SECRETS OF ROYAL TRAVEL official trailer. Premieres Sunday, November 15, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2020

8:00-9:00 PM:
SANDITON ON MASTERPIECE “Episode One” (MAST) (#5001) (TV-14) (R)
@masterpiecepbs | #SanditonPBS

9:00-10:00 PM:
SANDITON ON MASTERPIECE “Episode Two” (MAST) (#5002) (TV-14) (R)
@masterpiecepbs | #SanditonPBS

10:00-11:00 PM:
SANDITON ON MASTERPIECE “Episode Three” (MAST) (#5003) (TV-14) (R)
@masterpiecepbs | #SanditonPBS

MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2020

8:00-9:00 PM:
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “New Orleans Hour 3” (ANRO) (#2206) (TV-G) (R)
@RoadshowPBS | #antiquesroadshow

9:00-10:00 PM:
*NEW* CHRISTMAS WITH THE TABERNACLE CHOIR FEATURING KELLI O’HARA AND RICHARD THOMAS (CTCD) (TV-G)
Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara and actor Richard Thomas join The Tabernacle Choir for this special.

10:00-11:30 PM:
INDEPENDENT LENS “The Force” (INLE) (#1907) (TV-14) (R)
@IndependentLens | #IndieLensPBS

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2020

8:00-9:00 PM:
*NEW* ELLA WISHES YOU A SWINGING CHRISTMAS WITH VANESSA WILLIAMS (EWSC) (TV-G)
Enjoy an evening celebrating Ella Fitzgerald’s entire iconic album of holiday classics.

9:00-10:00 PM:
CHRISTMAS AT BELMONT (CHBE) (#2019) (TV-G) (R)

10:00-11:00 PM:
*NEW* FRONTLINE “I Am Not a Monster” (FRON) (#3612) (EXEMPT)
The story of an American boy taken by his mother to the ISIS-controlled city of Raqqa.
@frontlinePBS | #FrontlinePBS

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2020

8:00-9:00 PM:
NATURE “Animal Odd Couples” (NAAT) (#3303) (TV-G) (R)
@PBSNature | #NaturePBS

9:00-10:00 PM:
NOVA “Einstein’s Quantum Riddle” (NOVA) (#4602) (TV-G) (R)
@novapbs | #NOVAPBS

10:00-11:00 PM:
NOVA “Apollo’s Daring Mission” (NOVA) (#4518) (TV-PG) (R)
@novapbs | #NOVAPBS

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2020

8:00-8:30 PM:
THIS OLD HOUSE “Chimney Straightener” (THOH) (#4207) (TV-G) (R)

8:30-9:00 PM:
ASK THIS OLD HOUSE “All About Fireplaces” (ATOH) (#1907) (TV-G) (R)
#AskTOH | #WhatIsIt

9:00-10:00 PM:
NATURE “Animal Odd Couples” (NAAT) (#3303) (TV-G) (R)
@PBSNature | #NaturePBS

10:00-11:00 PM:
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “New Orleans Hour 3” (ANRO) (#2206) (TV-G) (R)
@RoadshowPBS | #antiquesroadshow

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2020

8:00-8:30 PM:
*NEW* WASHINGTON WEEK (WWIR) (#6025) (EXEMPT)
Join Robert Costa and noted journalists for a discussion of the big stories from DC.
@washingtonweek | #WashingtonWeek

8:30-9:00 PM:
*NEW* FIRING LINE WITH MARGARET HOOVER (FLMH) (#425) (EXEMPT)
Join Hoover for a public affairs talk show that delivers a civil and engaging contest of ideas.

9:00-10:00 PM:
ELLA WISHES YOU A SWINGING CHRISTMAS WITH VANESSA WILLIAMS (EWSC) (TV-G) (R)
Enjoy an evening celebrating Ella Fitzgerald’s entire iconic album of holiday classics.

10:00-11:00 PM:
LUCY WORSLEY’S 12 DAYS OF TUDOR CHRISTMAS (LUWO) (TV-PG) (R)

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2020

11:00 PM-12:00 AM:
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “Khalid/Mac DeMarco” (AUCL) (#4408) (TV-PG) (R)
@acltv | #acltv