PBS PRIMETIME HIGHLIGHTS Week of October 18-24





PBS PRIMETIME HIGHLIGHTS Week of October 18-24

*NEW* Idle gossip escalates out of control and tears apart a tight-knit English village when THE TROUBLE WITH MAGGIE COLE premieres Sunday, October 18, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.

*NEW* Follow artist Matt Furie as he fights to reclaim his misused creation, Pepe the Frog, in INDEPENDENT LENS “Feels Good Man” premiering Monday, October 19, 10:00-11:30 p.m. ET.
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*NEW* Learn how the coronavirus pandemic is being used to sway voter turnout ahead of the 2020 election in FRONTLINE “Whose Vote Counts” premiering Tuesday, October 20, 10:30-11:30 p.m. ET.

*NEW* Unlock the mysteries of wild pandas living in China’s Qinling Mountains in NATURE “Pandas: Born to be Wild” premiering Wednesday, October 21, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.

*NEW* PBS NEWSHOUR DEBATES 2020 airs the final “Presidential Debate” Thursday, October 22, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020

8:00-9:00 PM:
*NEW* THE TROUBLE WITH MAGGIE COLE “Episode One” (TWMA) (#101) (TV-PG)
Historian Maggie Cole is asked to an interview about her coastal village, Thurlbury.

9:00-10:00 PM:
*NEW* FLESH AND BLOOD ON MASTERPIECE “Episode Three” (MAST) (#5047) (TV-14)
Vivien and Mark prepare for a trip. Helen and Natalie reach crisis points with their partners.
@masterpiecepbs

10:00-11:00 PM:
*NEW* COBRA “Episode Three” (COBR) (#103) (TV-14)
The Prime Minister, Anna, Fraser and their teams pay a visit to the country’s worst affected area.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2020

8:00-9:00 PM:
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Our 50 States 1” (ANRO) (#2128) (TV-G) (R)
@RoadshowPBS | #antiquesroadshow

9:00-10:00 PM:
*NEW* TELL ME MORE WITH KELLY CORRIGAN “Jennifer Garner” (TMKC) (#103) (TV-PG)
Kelly Corrigan interviews actress Jennifer Garner.

10:00-11:30 PM:
*NEW* INDEPENDENT LENS “Feels Good Man” (INLE) (#2202) (TV-PG)
Follow artist Matt Furie, creator of Pepe the Frog, as he fights to take back his cartoon image.
@IndependentLens | #IndieLensPBS

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2020

8:00-9:00 PM:
*NEW* FINDING YOUR ROOTS “DNA Mysteries” (FIYO) (#612) (TV-PG)
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. solves mysteries in the family trees of Tea Leoni and Joe Madison.
#FindingYourRootsPBS

9:00-10:30 PM:
*NEW* AMERICAN MASTERS “Walter Winchell: The Power of Gossip” (AMMS) (#3305) (TV-PG)
Meet the columnist who created the fast-paced, politically charged journalism that dominates today.
@AmerMastersPBS | #AmericanMastersPBS

10:30-11:30 PM:
*NEW* FRONTLINE “Whose Vote Counts” (FRON) (#3820) (EXEMPT)
Allegations of voter fraud and disenfranchisement in the lead up to the 2020 election.
@frontlinePBS | #FrontlinePBS

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2020

8:00-9:00 PM:
*NEW* NATURE “Pandas: Born to be Wild” (NAAT) (#3801) (TV-PG)
Trek though the steep Qinling Mountains with filmmakers to witness wild pandas’ startling behavior.
@PBSNature | #NaturePBS

9:00-10:00 PM:
*NEW* NOVA “Touching the Asteroid” (NOVA) (#4715) (TV-G)
Spacecraft OSIRIS-REx attempts to grab a piece of an asteroid to bring it back to Earth.
@novapbs | #NOVAPBS

10:00-11:00 PM:
*NEW* THE AGE OF NATURE “Understanding” (AGNA) (#102) (TV-G)
Explore how a new understanding of nature is helping us find surprising ways to fix it.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2020

8:00-8:30 PM:
*NEW* THIS OLD HOUSE “Anatomy of a Kitchen” (THOH) (#4204) (TV-G)
Follow the transformation of an outdated galley kitchen from demo to design.

8:30-9:00 PM:
*NEW* ASK THIS OLD HOUSE “Landscapes Across America” (ATOH) (#1904) (TV-G)
Jenn explains how various climates across the U.S. impact the design and care of landscapes.
#AskTOH | #WhatIsIt

9:00-11:00 PM:
*NEW* PBS NEWSHOUR DEBATES 2020 “Presidential Debate” (DENR) (#404) (EXEMPT)
PBS NewsHour coverage of the 2020 Presidential and Vice Presidential debates.
@NewsHour | #YourVoiceMatters

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020

8:00-8:30 PM:
*NEW* WASHINGTON WEEK (WWIR) (#6017) (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) (#417) (EXEMPT)
Join Hoover for a public affairs talk show that delivers a civil and engaging contest of ideas.

9:00-10:30 PM:
*NEW* AMERICAN MASTERS “Michael Tilson Thomas: Where Now Is” (AMMS) (#3401) (TV-PG)
Discover the Grammy-winning conductor, pianist, composer and National Medal of Arts recipient.
@AmerMastersPBS | #AmericanMastersPBS

10:30-11:00 PM:
BEYOND THE CANVAS “All About the Music” (BEYC) (#101) (TV-PG) (R)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2020

11:00 PM-12:00 AM:
*NEW* AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “Rufus Wainwright” (AUCL) (#4604) (TV-PG)
Enjoy an intimate hour with renowned singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright.
@acltv | #acltv



New Six-Part Political Drama COBRA Premieres





New Six-Part Political Drama COBRA Premieres

Sunday, October 4 on PBS

COBRA Tells the Story of a Nation in Crisis, and the Political

and Personal Lives of its Leaders

https://www.pbs.org/video/cobra-official-preview/

Victoria Hamilton as Chief of Staff Anna Marshall &Robert Carlyle as Prime Minister Robert Sutherland

Courtesy of © Sky UK Limited

ARLINGTON, VA; September 15, 2020 – COBRA, a new drama which follows the British Prime Minister and his emergency committee as they navigate a major crisis and its political and personal fallout, will premiere on PBS stations Sunday, October 4 at 10:00 p.m. ET (check local listings). The six-part series joins PBS’s robust Sunday night drama lineup and will also stream nationally on pbs.org and the PBS Video App. The trailer can be found here.

Written by acclaimed screenwriter Ben Richards (THE TUNNEL) and directed by Hans Herbots (RIVIERA)and Al Mackay (HUMANS), COBRA features a talented cast led by Robert Carlyle (ONCE UPON A TIME), Victoria Hamilton (THE CROWN), Richard Dormer (GAME OF THRONES), David Haig (KILLING EVE) and Lucy Cohu (RIPPER STREET).

COBRA is a clever and action-packed political drama and a deeply human story of a nation and its leaders in crisis — a tale that is increasingly relevant to the world we live in today.

On the brink of a geomagnetic solar storm, a team comprised of Britain’s leading experts, crisis contingency planners and the most senior politicians assemble under the name COBRA (taken from its meeting place in Whitehall’s Cabinet Office Briefing Room A) to guide the country through turbulent times. The high-stakes series follows the members of this team as they take on the disaster; their missteps, political conflicts, personal drama, friendships and wit play out against the backdrop of an unfolding national crisis.

Prime Minister Robert Sutherland (Carlyle) must navigate the crisis while attempting to maintain control of his cabinet in slippery political circumstances. Accompanied by Anna Marshall (Hamilton) – his brilliant and quick-thinking chief of staff and longtime friend – Sutherland braces for the fallout of a major national disaster, as well as complications in his personal life that threaten his political standing.

Also on the COBRA team is Fraser Walker (Dormer), one of the country’s leading crisis contingency planners, who is not as adept at overcoming problems in his personal life as he is in his political life. The most argumentative and calculating member of the team, Home Secretary Archie Glover-Morgan (Haig), looks to seize any opportunity for more power that presents itself.

The series will simultaneously stream with each broadcast starting Sunday, October 4 and will be available for two weeks on all station-branded PBS platforms, including PBS.org and the PBS Video App, available on iOS, Android, Roku streaming devices, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV and Chromecast. PBS station members can binge the full series via PBS Passport starting the night of the broadcast premiere. For more information about PBS Passport, visit the PBS Passport FAQ website.

COBRA will be available on DVD from PBS Distribution and can be purchased at ShopPBS.org. The series will also be available for digital download via Amazon Prime Video.

COBRA is a Sky Original drama, produced by New Pictures and co-funded by Sky Studios. Executive producers for COBRA include Charlie Pattinson, Ben Richards, Jonathan Young and Nicola Larder. The commissioning editor for Sky is Gabriel Silver. COBRA is distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution on behalf of Sky Studios.

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About NBCUniversal Global Distribution

NBCUniversal Global Distribution is responsible for the licensing and distribution of NBCUniversal product to all forms of television and new media platforms in the U.S., Canada and in over 200 territories internationally. NBCUniversal’s content portfolio includes a vast and diverse library of more than 4,500 feature films and 120,000 television episodes, including current and classic titles, non-scripted programming, kids, sports, news, long-form and short-form programming from Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Television, UCP, NBCUniversal International Studios, Sky Studios, NBC Late Night properties, DreamWorks Animation, Telemundo, and more, as well as locally produced content from around the world. Global Distribution is a division of Comcast NBCUniversal.

About Sky Studios

Sky Studios brings to screen unique stories from the very best talent in Europe.

Sky Studios develops, produces and funds original drama, comedy and documentary for Sky’s 24m customers and beyond. Building on the success of critically-acclaimed Sky originals, including Emmy-winning “Chernobyl,” Bafta-winning “Patrick Melrose” and international hits “Babylon Berlin” and “Riviera,” Sky Studios is the new creative home of Sky originals, such as “The Third Day” with Jude Law, “ZeroZeroZero” from the makers of “Gomorrah” and “The New Pope” directed by Academy Award-winning director Paolo Sorrentino.

Sky Studios is an agile Studio, seeking out the best untold stories from new voices while working in creative partnership with today’s best writers, producers and on-screen talent to bring viewers stories they wouldn’t find anywhere else.

With commissioning talent and production capability across the UK, Germany and Italy, Sky Studios understands local tastes across Europe better than anyone else and have plans to more than double its investment in original content by 2024, fully supported and backed by Comcast NBCUniversal.

Sky Studios is also developing a new TV and movie studio, Sky Studios Elstree, which is expected to lead to the creation of over 2,000 new jobs and generate an additional £3 billion of production investment in UK creative sector in the first five years alone.

Sky Studios invests in the cultural economy and global production sector with equity stakes in nine production companies in the UK and the US, including “Great British Bake-Off” creator Love Productions, and the premiere reality crime producer in the US, Jupiter Entertainment, creator of long-running hit “Snapped.” Sky Studios has invested in high quality factual specialists Blast Films and True North Productions; entertainment and format expert Znak & Co (US & UK); natural history producer True to Nature; drama producers The Lighthouse and Longboat Pictures; and growth businesses Sugar Films, Chrysalis Vision, and Talos Films (US).

Sky Studios launched in June 2019. The senior leadership team is Chief Executive Officer Gary Davey, Chief Content Officer Jane Millichip, Chief Operating Officer Caroline Cooper, Director of Drama UK Cameron Roach, Director of Comedy UK Jon Mountague, Director Original Production Sky Italia Nils Hartmann, and Director Original Productions Sky Deutschland Marcus Ammon.

About New Pictures

New Pictures was established by Charlie Pattinson, Elaine Pyke, Willow Grylls and Richard Nelson in 2013 to produce high quality television drama for the UK and International markets. In its early years of operation New Pictures produced two seasons of the critically acclaimed “The Missing” for BBC One & Starz, and two series of “Indian Summers” for Channel 4 & WGBH. More recent productions have included “Rellik,” a crime thriller for BBC One & Cinemax, “Requiem,” a supernatural thriller for BBC One & Netflix, “The Innocents,” a shape-shifting love story for Netflix Originals, “Catherine the Great,”, a sweeping historical epic based on the life of Catherine II, Empress of Russia and starring Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke for Sky & HBO. New Pictures is currently in production on two major drama series for broadcast in 2020, including “The Spanish Princess,”, the third instalment in a series of adaptations of the bestselling Philippa Gregory books for Starz and DES, a three part drama based on crimes and trial of serial killer Dennis Nilsen for ITV.

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 October 11-17




PBS PRIMETIME HIGHLIGHTS Week of October 11-17
PBS Primetime Schedule, Sunday-Saturday
On-air Picks of the Week
*NEW* The fourth season of LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX concludes Sunday, October 11, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.

*NEW* Discover how the invention of cars brought new mobility and freedom to African Americans in DRIVING WHILE BLACK premiering Tuesday, October 13, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET.
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*NEW* THE AGE OF NATURE, an exploration of humanity’s relationship with nature, narrated by Uma Thurman, begins with “Awakening” Wednesday, October 14, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET.

*NEW* PBS NEWSHOUR DEBATES 2020 airs the second “Presidential Debate” Thursday, October 15, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET.

*NEW* The 2020 GREAT PERFORMANCES “GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends,” hosted by Jimmy Jam, premieres Friday, October 16, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET.
New and Notable Video

Full-length programs:
AMERICAN MASTERS “Walter Winchell: The Power of Gossip” full-length program. Premieres Tuesday, October 20, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET.
Embeddable Clips:
NATURE “Pandas: Born to be Wild” official trailer. Premieres Wednesday, October 21, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2020

8:00-9:00 PM:
*NEW* LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX Season 4 “Episode Four” (LATA) (#404) (TV-14)
Gillian is pushed to her breaking point at the farm. Ted has an adventure.

9:00-10:00 PM:
*NEW* FLESH AND BLOOD ON MASTERPIECE “Episode Two” (MAST) (#5046) (TV-14)
Vivien grows closer to Mark as her children become unhinged. Mary does some investigating.
@masterpiecepbs

10:00-11:00 PM:
*NEW* COBRA “Episode Two” (COBR) (#102) (TV-14)
With the nation in crisis, the Prime Minister and his team are forced to work around the clock.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2020

8:00-9:00 PM:
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Indianapolis Hour 3” (ANRO) (#2106) (TV-G) (R)
@RoadshowPBS | #antiquesroadshow

9:00-10:00 PM:
*NEW* TELL ME MORE WITH KELLY CORRIGAN “James Corden” (TMKC) (#102) (TV-PG)
Listings TBA

10:00-11:30 PM:
*NEW* POV “Softie” (AMDO) (#3312) (TV-14)
Follow Kenyan activist Boniface “Softie” Mwangi in his quest to run for political office.
@POVdocs | #POVonPBS

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2020

8:00-9:00 PM:
*NEW* FINDING YOUR ROOTS “Fashion’s Roots” (FIYO) (#611) (TV-PG)
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. meets fashion’s Diane Von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez and RuPaul Charles.
#FindingYourRootsPBS

9:00-11:00 PM:
*NEW* DRIVING WHILE BLACK (DRWB) (TV-PG)
Discover the new freedoms and perils for African Americans on the road in the age of the automobile.
@RicBurnsFilms

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2020

8:00-9:00 PM:
NATURE | THE STORY OF CATS “Into the Americas” (NAAT) (#3405) (TV-PG) (R)
@PBSNature | #NaturePBS

9:00-10:00 PM:
*NEW* NOVA “Nature’s Fear Factor” (NOVA) (#4709) (TV-G)
Can bringing predators—and fear—back into an ecosystem help restore its natural balance?
@novapbs | #NOVAPBS

10:00-11:00 PM:
*NEW* THE AGE OF NATURE “Awakening” (AGNA) (#101) (TV-G)
Discover how a new awareness of nature is helping to restore ecosystems once thought lost.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2020

8:00-8:30 PM:
*NEW* THIS OLD HOUSE “Memorable Makers” (THOH) (#4203) (TV-G)
The Makers Movement changed America; talented craftspeople have been celebrated on This Old House.

8:30-9:00 PM:
*NEW* ASK THIS OLD HOUSE “All About Walkways” (ATOH) (#1903) (TV-G)
Roger, Jenn and Mark explain best practices for installing or repairing a walkway.
#AskTOH | #WhatIsIt

9:00-11:00 PM:
*NEW* PBS NEWSHOUR DEBATES 2020 “Presidential Debate” (DENR) (#403) (EXEMPT)
PBS NewsHour coverage of the 2020 Presidential and Vice Presidential debates.
@NewsHour | #YourVoiceMatters

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2020

8:00-8:30 PM:
*NEW* WASHINGTON WEEK (WWIR) (#6016) (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) (#416) (EXEMPT)
Join Hoover for a public affairs talk show that delivers a civil and engaging contest of ideas.

9:00-11:00 PM:
*NEW* GREAT PERFORMANCES “GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends” (GPER) (#4508) (TV-PG)
Enjoy a star-studded tribute celebration of Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement honorees.
#GreatPerformancesPBS

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2020

11:00 PM-12:00 AM:
*NEW* AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “Stevie Ray Vaughan: A Retrospective” (AUCL) (#4603) (TV-PG)
Thrill to an hour of classic performances from Texas blues rocker Stevie Ray Vaughan.
@acltv | #acltv



Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s “Hemingway” to Premiere April 5, 2021 on PBS





Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s “Hemingway” to Premiere April 5, 2021 on PBS
Narrated by long-time collaborator Peter Coyote, the series features an all-star cast of actors bringing Hemingway (voiced by Jeff Daniels), his friends and family vividly to life.
[via press release from PBS]
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s HEMINGWAY to Premiere April 5, 2021 on PBS

Three-Part, Six-Hour Film Series Explores the Life and Work of the Legendary Writer and His Enduring Influence on Literature and Culture

Voice Actors Include Jeff Daniels as Hemingway; Meryl Streep, Keri Russell, Mary Louise Parker and Patricia Clarkson as Hemingway’s Four Wives

Arlington, VA – September 10, 2020 – Ernest Hemingway, the iconic literary figure considered one of the greatest American writers and among the first to live and work at the treacherous nexus of art and celebrity, is the subject of an upcoming three-part, six-hour documentary series directed by award-winning filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick (THE VIETNAM WAR, PROHIBITION, THE WAR) coming to PBS April 5-7, 2021 at 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET (check local listings).

The documentary paints an intimate picture of Hemingway the writer – who captured on paper the complexities of the human condition in spare and profound prose, and whose work remains deeply influential around the world – while also penetrating the myth of Hemingway the man’s man to reveal a deeply troubled and ultimately tragic figure. The film also explores Hemingway’s limitations and biases as an artist and a man of his time.

HEMINGWAY – written by Geoffrey C. Ward and produced by Sarah Botstein, both longtime collaborators of Burns and Novick – interweaves a close study of the biographical events of the author’s life with excerpts from his fiction, non-fiction and short stories, informed by interviews with celebrated writers, scholars and Hemingway’s son, Patrick. The filmmakers explore the painstaking process through which Hemingway created some of the most important works of fiction in American letters, including novels The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea; short stories “Hills Like White Elephants,” “The Short and Happy Life of Francis Macomber,” “Up in Michigan,” “Indian Camp” and “The Snows of Kilimanjaro;” as well as the nonfiction works Death in the Afternoon and A Moveable Feast.

“HEMINGWAY is both an intimate, turbulent family saga and an examination of some of the greatest works of American literature in the 20th century,” said director Ken Burns. “The documentary attempts to show how flawed our assumptions about Ernest Hemingway and his writing have been. At the same time, we are unsparing in our inquiry into less well-known aspects of his character and writing. Our intent is to offer viewers an honest portrayal of a complex and conflicted writer who left an indelible mark on literature.”

“In an era when Americans are re-evaluating so many icons, Hemingway is a particularly compelling figure to revisit,” said director Lynn Novick. “He was hugely complicated, deeply flawed, and he truly revolutionized the art of writing. One of the great revelations of this project was asking renowned writers from around the world – Mario Vargas Llosa, Edna O’Brien, Abraham Verghese, Leonardo Padura, Mary Karr – to share their insights into Hemingway’s work and why it’s still important today.”

“One of the great challenges of this project,” said producer Sarah Botstein, “was finding ways – visually, cinematically – to show how Hemingway honed his craft and how he used words to such extraordinary effect. In collaboration with our editors, we deployed all the tools in our filmmaking toolbox – graphic effects, archival footage and photographs, live cinematography, sound effects – to make Hemingway’s work come fully alive on screen.”

“While many of us studied Ernest Hemingway in school, the true significance of his work was perhaps never fully appreciated. Through this extraordinary film, Ken, Lynn and Sarah have shed new light on the contributions and complexity of one of America’s most influential writers,” said Paula Kerger, President and CEO of PBS. “Public television continues to be a destination for thoughtful and thought-provoking biographies, and we are uniquely positioned to bring these important stories into the classroom through PBS LearningMedia.”

Ernest Hemingway “loved being in love,” the writer Michael Katakis says in the film. He married four times over the course of his tumultuous life and had three sons. His relationships with women – his mother, sisters, wives and the World War I nurse who broke his heart – profoundly affected his work. Yet for all his bravado and hyper-masculine posturing, Hemingway wrote about relationships between men and women with sensitivity, nuance and clarity. As writer Edna O’Brien says on camera, he was able to put himself “inside the skin” of the other and give voice to women’s deepest emotions.

Narrated by long-time collaborator Peter Coyote, the series features an all-star cast of actors bringing Hemingway (voiced by Jeff Daniels), his friends and family vividly to life. Through letters to and from his four wives – voiced by Meryl Streep, Keri Russell, Mary Louise Parker and Patricia Clarkson – the film reveals Hemingway at his most romantic and his most vulnerable, grappling at times with insecurity, anxiety and existential loneliness.

“I’ve always admired Hemingway’s writing,” said Daniels. “The power of his simplicity changed literature. Reading his published work along with his unpublished letters gave me new insight into his impact as an artist and the ultimate tragedy of his life.”

In three two-hour episodes, HEMINGWAY tracks the meteoric rise and tragic fall of the author who, in his final years, suffered from chronic alcoholism, serious mental illness, traumatic brain injuries and depression. In 1961, at the age of 61, Hemingway died by suicide, leaving behind an unparalleled body of artistic work and a complicated emotional legacy for those closest to him.

The filmmakers were granted unusually open access to the treasure trove of Hemingway’s manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks and photographs housed at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston. Interviews with renowned biographers and scholars, including Mary Dearborn and Mark Dudley, shed new light on the man and his work; and well-known writers around the world – including Edna O’Brien, Abraham Verghese, Mario Vargas Llosa, Mary Karr, Tim O’Brien, Akiko Manabe, Leonardo Padura and Tobias Wolff – deepen the film’s exploration of Hemingway’s oeuvre. It also includes moving commentary from Hemingway’s surviving son, Patrick, and from the late Senator John McCain, whose lifelong role model was not Hemingway, but Robert Jordan, the protagonist of For Whom the Bell Tolls.

PBS LearningMedia, a free service that includes thousands of contextualized learning materials aligned to state and national standards, will offer a host of educational offerings for middle and high school teachers related to HEMINGWAY. Resources will include video clips, activities, discussion questions and lesson plans focusing on a range of topics relevant to English Language Arts, social studies, media literacy, and health teachers, and include suggestions for incorporating these materials into remote learning environments. PBS and WETA will also offer virtual professional learning opportunities for educators to help them navigate the resources and build the skills to bring topics related to Hemingway’s life and writing to life in their classrooms.

HEMINGWAY will be available to stream for free on all station-branded PBS platforms, including PBS.org and the PBS Video App, available on iOS, Android, Roku streaming devices, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV and Chromecast. PBS station members can view the documentary via PBS Passport, as part of a full collection of Ken Burns films. For more information about PBS Passport, visit the PBS Passport FAQ website.

HEMINGWAY is a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington, D.C. Directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, written by Geoffrey C. Ward, and produced by Burns, Novick and Sarah Botstein. Original music produced by Johnny Gandelsmen, with additional music created by longtime Florentine collaborator David Cieri.

Corporate funding for HEMINGWAY was provided by Bank of America. Major funding was provided by the Annenberg Foundation, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, by members of ‘The Better Angels Society,’ including: Dawn Arnall, John & Leslie McQuown, the Elizabeth Ruth Wallace Living Trust, John & Catherine Debs, the Fullerton Family Charitable Fund, the Kissick Family Foundation, Gail M. Elden through the Jewish Federation of Chicago, Gilchrist & Amy Berg, Robert & Beverly Grappone, Mauree & Mark Perry, and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.

About WETA

WETA is the leading public broadcaster in the nation’s capital, serving Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia with educational initiatives and with high-quality programming on television, radio and digital. WETA Washington, D.C., is the second largest producing-station of new content for public television in the United States, with productions and co-productions including PBS NEWSHOUR, WASHINGTON WEEK, THE KENNEDY CENTER MARK TWAIN PRIZE, THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS GERSHWIN PRIZE FOR POPULAR SONG, LATINO AMERICANS, ASIAN AMERICANS and documentaries by filmmaker Ken Burns and scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Sharon Percy Rockefeller is president and CEO. More information on WETA and its programs and services is available at www.weta.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 Weeks of September 27-October 10





PBS PRIMETIME HIGHLIGHTS Weeks of September 27-October 10

In this week’s highlights:

On-air Picks of the Week
PBS Primetime Schedule, Sunday-Saturday
On-air Picks of the Week
*NEW* VAN DER VALK ON MASTERPIECE concludes with “Death in Amsterdam” Sunday, September 27, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET.

*NEW* PBS NEWSHOUR DEBATES 2020 airs the first “Presidential Debate” Tuesday, September 29, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET.
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*NEW* ISLANDS OF WONDER concludes with “Hawaii” Wednesday, September 30, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.

*NEW* On Sunday, October 4, PBS premieres new dramas FLESH AND BLOOD ON MASTERPIECE (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) and COBRA (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET).

*NEW* Get an inside look at the effort to turn out the Latino vote in the 2020 election in LATINO VOTE: DISPATCHES FROM THE BATTLEGROUND premiering Tuesday, October 6, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET.

*NEW* See why the U.S. was left scrambling for critical medical equipment during the coronavirus pandemic in FRONTLINE “America’s Medical Supply Crisis” premiering Tuesday, October 6, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET.

*NEW* PBS NEWSHOUR DEBATES 2020 airs the “Vice Presidential Debate” Wednesday, October 7, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET
New and Notable Video

Full-length programs:
HARBOR FROM THE HOLOCAUST full-length program. Premieres Tuesday, September 8, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET.
Embeddable Clips:
ISLANDS OF WONDER official trailer. Premieres Wednesday, September 16, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2020

8:00-9:00 PM:
*NEW* LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX Season 4 “Episode Two” (LATA) (#402) (TV-14)
Ted’s arrival from New Zealand raises questions. Gillian has trouble with a giraffe.

9:00-11:00 PM:
*NEW* VAN DER VALK ON MASTERPIECE “Death in Amsterdam” (MAST) (#5044) (TV-PG)
A murdered fashion vlogger stars in his final video feed.
@masterpiecepbs

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2020

8:00-9:00 PM:
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Fort Worth Hour 3” (ANRO) (#2103) (TV-G) (R)
@RoadshowPBS | #antiquesroadshow

9:00-10:00 PM:
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Indianapolis Hour 1” (ANR0) (#2104) (TV-G) (R)
@RoadshowPBS | #antiquesroadshow

10:00-11:30 PM:
*NEW* POV “Our Time Machine” (AMDO) (#3310) (TV-PG)
When artist Maleonn realizes that his father has Alzheimer’s, he creates “Papa’s Time Machine.”
@POVdocs | #POVonPBS

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2020

8:00-9:00 PM:
THE VOTE: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “Hour Four” (AMEX) (#3212) (TV-PG) (R)
Meet the unsung women whose tireless work banned discrimination at U.S. polls on the basis of sex.
@AmExperiencePBS | #AmericanExperience

9:00-11:00 PM:
*NEW* PBS NEWSHOUR DEBATES 2020 “Presidential Debate” (DENR) (#401) (EXEMPT)
PBS NewsHour coverage of the 2020 Presidential and Vice Presidential debates.
@NewsHour | #YourVoiceMatters

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

8:00-9:00 PM:
*NEW* HAWAII: ISLANDS OF WONDER (ISWO) (#103) (TV-G)
The most remote island chain on Earth, Hawaii is a haven for wildlife that travels to its shores.

9:00-10:00 PM:
*NEW* NOVA “How Printing Changed the World” (NOVA) (#4714) (TV-G)
The creation of printing, the first information technology, drove empires and revolutions.
@novapbs | #NOVAPBS

10:00-11:00 PM:
*NEW* HACKING YOUR MIND “The Wings of Angels” (HAYM) (#104) (TV-PG)
Discover how you can hack your own mind and help change the world for the better.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2020

8:00-8:30 PM:
*NEW* THIS OLD HOUSE “Designing Kitchens” (THOH) (#4201) (TV-G)
Take a tour of the evolution of kitchen design concepts.

8:30-9:00 PM:
*NEW* ASK THIS OLD HOUSE “All Hands on Deck” (ATOH) (#1901) (TV-G)
Tom helps two homeowners build a two-level deck from start to finish.
#AskTOH | #WhatIsIt

9:00-10:00 PM:
HAWAII: ISLANDS OF WONDER (ISWO) (#103) (TV-G) (R)

10:00-11:00 PM:
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Fort Worth Hour 3” (ANRO) (#2103) (TV-G) (R)
@RoadshowPBS | #antiquesroadshow

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2020

8:00-8:30 PM:
*NEW* WASHINGTON WEEK (WWIR) (#6014) (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) (#414) (EXEMPT)
Join Hoover for a public affairs talk show that delivers a civil and engaging contest of ideas.

9:00-10:00 PM:
*NEW* GREAT PERFORMANCES | NOW HEAR THIS “Becoming Mozart” (GPER) (#4506) (TV-G)
Travel with host Scott Yoo and pianist Stewart Goodyear as they visit Yoo’s Festival Mozaic.
#GreatPerformancesPBS

10:00-11:00 PM:
*NEW* ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY “Borderlands” (ARTF) (#1003) (TV-PG)
Learn how contemporary art can challenge preconceived notions of the U.S.-Mexico border.
#Art21PBS

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2020

11:00 PM-12:00 AM:
*NEW* AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “The Very Best of John Prine” (AUCL) (#4601) (TV-PG)
Savor an hour of stirring performances by singer/songwriter John Prine.
@acltv | #acltv

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2020

8:00-9:00 PM:
*NEW* LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX Season 4 “Episode Three” (LATA) (#403) (TV-14)
Alan’s new supermarket job brings an unexpected challenge.

9:00-10:00 PM:
*NEW* FLESH AND BLOOD ON MASTERPIECE “Episode One” (MAST) (#5045) (TV-14)
Vivien’s three grown children are suspicious of her new love.
@masterpiecepbs

10:00-11:00 PM:
*NEW* COBRA “Episode One” (COBR) (#101) (TV-14)
As a major crisis threatens the UK, the government assembles the emergency committee COBRA.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2020

8:00-9:00 PM:
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Indianapolis Hour 2” (ANRO) (#2105) (TV-G) (R)
@RoadshowPBS | #antiquesroadshow

9:00-10:00 PM:
*NEW* TELL ME MORE WITH KELLY CORRIGAN “Bryan Stevenson” (TMKC) (#101) (TV-PG)
Listings TBA

10:00-11:30 PM:
*NEW* POV “The Infiltrators” (AMDO) (#3311) (TV-PG)
Meet two young immigrants who get purposefully arrested as part of a mission to stop deportations.
@POVdocs | #POVonPBS

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2020

8:00-9:00 PM:
*NEW* THE HISPANIC HERITAGE AWARDS (HHER) (#2020) (TV-PG)
Celebrate the recipients of the annual Hispanic Heritage Awards.
@HHFoundation

9:00-10:00 PM:
*NEW* LATINO VOTE: DISPATCHES FROM THE BATTLEGROUND (LAVO) (TV-PG)
Get an inside look at the high-stakes effort to turn out the Latino vote in this year’s election.

10:00-11:00 PM:
*NEW* FRONTLINE “America’s Medical Supply Crisis” (FRON) (#3906) (EXEMPT)
Why was the U.S. left scrambling for critical medical equipment as the coronavirus swept the country?
@frontlinePBS | #FrontlinePBS

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2020

8:00-9:00 PM:
NATURE | THE STORY OF CATS “Asia to Africa” (NAAT) (#3404) (TV-PG) (R)
@PBSNature | #NaturePBS

9:00-11:00 PM:
*NEW* PBS NEWSHOUR DEBATES 2020 “Vice Presidential Debate” (DENR) (#402) (EXEMPT)
PBS NewsHour coverage of the 2020 Presidential and Vice Presidential debates.
@NewsHour | #YourVoiceMatters

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2020

8:00-8:30 PM:
*NEW* THIS OLD HOUSE “Factory Made” (THOH) (#4202) (TV-G)
From large scale industry to small town makers, these factories provide materials for our projects.

8:30-9:00 PM:
*NEW* ASK THIS OLD HOUSE “Preventing Plumbing Disasters” (ATOH) (#1902) (TV-G)
Richard and Ross explain why, when, where, and how to prevent major plumbing failures.
#AskTOH | #WhatIsIt

9:00-10:30 PM:
*NEW* CLASSIC ALBUMS “John Lennon – Plastic Ono Band” (CAMH) (#101) (TV-G)
Explore the making of Lennon’s first post-Beatles album, widely regarded as one of his finest.

10:30-11:30 PM:
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Indianapolis Hour 2” (ANRO) (#2105) (TV-G) (R)
@RoadshowPBS | #antiquesroadshow

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2020

8:00-8:30 PM:
*NEW* WASHINGTON WEEK (WWIR) (#6015) (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) (#415) (EXEMPT)
Join Hoover for a public affairs talk show that delivers a civil and engaging contest of ideas.

9:00-11:00 PM:
AMERICAN MASTERS “Lennon NYC” (AMMS) (#2306) (TV-PG) (R)
@AmerMastersPBS | #AmericanMastersPBS

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2020

11:00 PM-12:00 AM:
*NEW* AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “Yola” (AUCL) (#4602) (TV-PG)
Enjoy an hour with acclaimed soul singer/songwriter Yola.
@acltv | #acltv



NEW PBS KIDS SERIES “ELINOR WONDERS WHY” ARRIVES ON THE PBS KIDS PRIME VIDEO CHANNEL





NEW PBS KIDS SERIES “ELINOR WONDERS WHY” ARRIVES ON THE PBS KIDS PRIME VIDEO CHANNEL THIS SEPTEMBER, PLUS “ODD SQUAD” AND “THE BERENSTAIN BEARS”
Arlington, VA – September 2, 2020 – This September, PBS Distribution debuts two volumes of “Elinor Wonders Why” on the PBS KIDS Prime Video Channel. In this new animated science inquiry series for preschoolers, Elinor models the foundational practices of science by asking questions and investigating her surroundings. In discovering answers, Elinor often learns something about nature’s ingenious inventions and how they can connect to ideas in our world. Also coming to the channel are new volumes of PBS KIDS favorites “Odd Squad” and “The Berenstain Bears.”

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 PBS stations, the PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel and PBS KIDS digital platforms, including pbskids.org and the PBS KIDS Video app.

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Elinor Wonders Why, Volumes 1 & 2
This animated series for preschoolers aims to encourage children to follow their curiosity, ask questions when they don’t understand, and find answers using science inquiry skills. The main character, Elinor, an incredibly observant and curious bunny rabbit in Animal Town, introduces kids ages 3-5 to science, nature, and community through adventures with her friends Ari, a funny and imaginative bat, and Olive, a perceptive and friendly elephant.

Streaming Date: September 9 & September 25, 2020
Volumes: 2
Episodes:10
As kids explore Animal Town, they meet all kinds of interesting, funny, and quirky characters, each with something to teach children about respecting others, the importance of diversity, caring for the environment, and working together to solve problems.

In Volume 1, Elinor and her friends help Ms. Llama figure out how to make her ketchup less goopy. Then, they run into trouble when too many kids join their club in “The Town Picnic/The Amazing Expandable Clubhouse.” In “The Science of Staying Warm/The Seed of an Idea,” Olive wants to play outside in the snow, but she doesn’t want to put on her winter gear. Elinor and her friends then learn why Velcro is sticky. In Volume 2’s episode, “The Lizard Lounge/Feathers,” Mrs. Beaver wants to build a new park bench in a perfect spot, but there’s a giant rock in the way. When they try to move it, they run into another problem– lizards keep appearing on the rock. Then, Elinor’s Dad has trouble sleeping in due to a singing bird outside of his window. Plus, Elinor tries to make her racecar go faster, loses her voice just before it’s time to sing to the class, and much more.

Odd Squad, Volume 14
Join the Mobile Unit as they’re called to Pinehurst, North Carolina to stop a villain who’s stealing various objects in “Odd Squad in the Shadows.” Then, after a villain turns train cars odd, the Mobile Unit must determine the pattern in which the villain is striking in “Overdue!/Trains of Thought.” Then, Orla gets kicked off the Squad when a library book she took out 400 years ago is overdue.

Streaming Date: September 11, 2020
Episodes: 4
The team needs to figure out how to budget their money to get Orla back on the Unit. Plus, the agents investigate an odd tunnel in “The Void/Into the Odd Woods,” then they have to act fast when a mysterious masked villain takes over the van’s computer in “Slow Your Roll,” and much more.

The Berenstain Bears: The Big Election & Other Stories
In the rolling hills of Bear Country, the Berenstain Bears are a fun-loving family who live in a cozy treehouse and whose love, loyalty, and humor allow them to overcome any obstacle that finds its way down their sunny dirt road. In “New Neighbors/The Big Election,” the family next door moves away and Papa, Mama, and the cubs all hope their new neighbors will be just like their old ones.

Streaming Date: September 18, 2020
Episodes: 2
Then, when Papa complains to City Hall about all the potholes around town, he decides to run for Mayor himself. When Brother and Sister have to clean their room, they have more things than places to store it all in “Think of Those In Need/Hiccup Care.” Then, Papa Bear accepts the job of making a one-of-a-kind chair for the Squire, but a case of hiccups puts his deadline in jeopardy.

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 including direct-to-consumer subscription video-on-demand (DTC-SVOD), transactional video-on-demand (TVOD), subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) licensing, and physical products on DVD and Blu-ray. In addition, the company operates four streaming channels — PBS MASTERPIECE, PBS KIDS, PBS LIVING, and PBS DOCUMENTARIES — all on Amazon Prime Video Channels, with PBS LIVING also available on the Apple TV App. Other divisions of the company include theatrical releasing, educational, non-theatrical, inflight and international licensing businesses.

PBS Distribution offers consumers and educators the highest quality factual, scripted and children’s programming, including films from producer Ken Burns, hit dramas from PBS MASTERPIECE, entertaining and educational children’s series and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and many independent producers. For over 20 years, the company has extended the reach of programming beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system stations and producers.



DRIVING WHILE BLACK, A NEW FILM BY GRETCHEN SORIN AND RIC BURNS, TO AIR ON PBS OCTOBER 13





DRIVING WHILE BLACK, A NEW FILM BY GRETCHEN SORIN AND RIC BURNS, TO AIR ON PBS OCTOBER 13

Documentary Examines the History of African Americans on the Road from the 1930s to the 1960s and Beyond

ARLINGTON, VA; August 31, 2020 – PBS announced today DRIVING WHILE BLACK: RACE, SPACE AND MOBILITY IN AMERICA – a ground-breaking, two-hour documentary film by acclaimed historian Dr. Gretchen Sorin and Emmy–winning director Ric Burns – will air on PBS on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings).

Chronicling the riveting history and personal experiences – at once liberating and challenging, harrowing and inspiring, deeply revealing and profoundly transforming – of African Americans on the road from the advent of the automobile through the seismic changes of the 1960s and beyond – DRIVING WHILE BLACK explores the deep background of a recent phrase rooted in realities that have been an indelible part of the African American experience for hundreds of years – told in large part through the stories of the men, women and children who lived through it.

Drawing on a wealth of recent scholarship – and based on and inspired in large part by Gretchen Sorin’s recently published study of the way the automobile and highways transformed African American life across the 20th century (Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights (W.W. Norton, 2020) – the film examines the history of African Americans on the road from the depths of the Depression to the height of the Civil Rights movement and beyond, exploring along the way the deeply embedded dynamics of race, space and mobility in America during one of the most turbulent and transformative periods in American history.

“Driving while Black,” the writer and scholar Herb Boyd says in the film, “entails so much more than the simply driving while Black. It’s living while Black. It’s sleeping while Black. It’s eating while Black. It’s moving while Black. So, when we start talking about the restrictions placed on Black movement in this country, that’s a long history. That goes all the way back to day one. And so, you have to get to the root of it.”

The right to move freely and safely across the American landscape has always been unequally distributed by race and powerfully contested in the American experience. With urgent and powerful relevance to issues and dynamics at work in American society today – of race and class, gender, safety, law enforcement, automobile culture, recreation, personal freedom and national identity – this resonant and deeply moving history is at once revelatory, troubling and deeply inspiring for what it uncovers about the long road to justice in American history, and about the creativity, courage and commitment to change that makes it possible.

“I think this story resonates tremendously with Americans, both Black and white, because everyone understands and remembers driving or riding in an automobile, and many people have the experience of going on an annual family vacation,” Sorin said. “But while these vacations may be fairly universal American experiences, Black and white travelers went down parallel roads, and the experience for Black drivers on the road is something unknown to most white Americans. For African Americans, travel by automobile during the 20th century posed a paradox: although cars freed them from the tyranny of the Jim Crow bus or train, they faced intimidation and even violence when they ventured out on the road.”

Sorin, a Distinguished Professor and Director of the Cooperstown Graduate Program, started her research more than 20 years ago as an exhibition curator assembling visual records and oral histories of how the automobile provided greater mobility for Black Americans while further exposing them to systemic racism across the country. As she began her book, she approached Ric Burns to work with her on a film. Sorin met Burns while serving as commentator for his 1999 film NEW YORK: A DOCUMENTARY FILM.

“Working with Gretchen on this film has been one of the great joys of my life,” Burns said. “Nothing is more American than the dream of mobility, which has throughout our history been accompanied by the reality of racism. Sorin’s research has allowed us to assemble a moving, visual story that shows the joy and liberation that accompanied the freedom promised by the automobile and the daily struggle for Black Americans to seek their independence in a country that, to this day, does not fully acknowledge how systemic racism defines much of our history.”

DRIVING WHILE BLACK utilizes a rich archive of material from the period — including footage, photographs, advertisements, road signs, maps, letters and legal records — and weaves together oral histories and the on-camera insights of scholars, writers, musicians and ordinary American travelers.

In addition to Sorin, DRIVING WHILE BLACK includes interviews with African Americans sharing their personal stories, along with some of the country’s leading historians, authors and journalists, including: Eric Avila (Professor of History, UCLA), Tamara Banks (Journalist), Herb Boyd (Author), Leah Chase (Owner, Dooky Chase Restaurant), Spencer Crew (Interim Director, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian), Walter Edwards (Chairman, Harlem Business Alliance), Lolis Eric Elie (Writer), Carolyn Finney (Author), Kathleen Franz (Author), Alvin Hall, (Journalist), Allyson Hobbs, (Professor of History, Stanford University), Kenneth Jackson (Professor of History and Social Sciences, Columbia University), Jennifer Reut (Architectural Historian), Fath Ruffins (Curator, African American History and Culture in the Division of Home and Community Life in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History), Thomas J. Sugrue (Professor of History, New York University), Candacy Taylor (Author), Christopher West (Professor of History, Pasadena City College) and Craig Steven Wilder (Professor of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

The film delves deeply into the history of The Green Book, the travel guide authored by New York City mailman Victor Hugo Green. From a first edition focused on the Northeast, Green expanded his guide to include much of the country, providing travel tips for African Americans driving, including safe and welcoming places to stop, dine and rest, as well as places to avoid, given the potential for racially motivated violence. “Vacation without aggravation,” the book advised African American families planning a road trip.

DRIVING WHILE BLACK reveals the urgency of challenging assumptions about inclusion and access to the American dream. As the historian Craig Wilder says in the film, “For me, the term ‘driving while Black’ isn’t just a slogan, it’s not just part of our political rhetoric, it’s not just something we say to remind ourselves of the persistence of racism in the United States. It’s a very personal experience of remembering, in fact, the anxiety, the fear, the concern that my mother and parents across the United States have as their children mature and as they try to equip them with the information that they need to negotiate our society.”

DRIVING WHILE BLACK: RACE, SPACE AND MOBILITY IN AMERICA will be available for streaming concurrent with broadcast on all station-branded PBS platforms, including PBS.org and the PBS Video App, available on iOS, Android, Roku streaming devices, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV and Chromecast. PBS station members can view many series, documentaries and specials via PBS Passport. For more information about PBS Passport, visit the PBS Passport FAQ website.

DRIVING WHILE BLACK: RACE, SPACE AND MOBILITY IN AMERICA is directed by Gretchen Sorin and Ric Burns, produced by Emily Pfeil, Emir Lewis, Kathryn Clinard. co-produced by Greg Sorin and edited by Emir Lewis.

Funding for DRIVING WHILE BLACK: RACE, SPACE AND MOBILITY IN AMERICA was provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation, The Mellon Foundation, The Ford Foundation/Just Films, The 1772 Foundation and PBS. The film will be accompanied by a robust outreach initiative funded by The Mellon Foundation.

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PBS SCIENCE SERIES, NOVA, INVESTIGATES THE HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF REVOLUTIONARY GENE-EDITING TECHNOLOGY





PBS SCIENCE SERIES, NOVA, INVESTIGATES THE HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF REVOLUTIONARY GENE-EDITING TECHNOLOGY IN FEATURE FILM:

“HUMAN NATURE”

A One-Night, 90-Minute Feature Film, Premieres

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS

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July 30, 2020 — On September 9, 2020, the PBS science series NOVA, a production of WGBH Boston, will premiere HUMAN NATURE, a new feature-length film exploring the science, history, and ethics of a revolutionary gene-editing technology and its applications. HUMAN NATURE will also be available for streaming online and on the PBS video app.

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.

“CRISPR is a world-changing technology that raises essential ethical questions about health care, equitable access to medical breakthroughs, and even our future as a species,” says NOVA Co-Executive Producer, Chris Schmidt. “As one of America’s most-trusted science documentary series, we are so proud to present this important story to the public.”

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.

“We made this film to help people wrap their heads around one of the most important scientific breakthroughs of our time and we’re thrilled that NOVA is bringing it to public television,” says HUMAN NATURE Producer and Director, Adam Bolt. “Everyone should have a chance to understand what CRISPR is and where it came from, so they can be part of deciding where this incredible technology will take us.”

Today, there seems to be no end to the difficult ethical questions raised by the technology. Where do we draw the line with genetic manipulation? Whose diseases get cured? What is a disability? Do parents have a right to choose the characteristics of their children? What are the long-term consequences of manipulating the human genome, and changing forever the course of our evolution? HUMAN NATURE engages the world’s leading geneticists and scientists to explore the vast implications of this relatively new scientific discovery, and the difficult questions it poses.

The film introduces David Sanchez, a young man who has sickle cell disease, and his family. David is one of the millions of people whose genetic disease scientists are already trying to cure using CRISPR CAS-9 gene editing. David’s family hopes that within his lifetime this sort of genetic intervention will be available to him. Alongside David, HUMAN NATURE tells the story of CRISPR’s discovery, the spread of its use across the globe, and its current applications. Many of the scientists involved in the CRISPR revolution are featured in the film, including Jennifer Doudna, the UC Berkeley biologist who made one of the key discoveries of the CRISPR CAS-9 DNA editing process. Other voices in the film include Nobel Prize-winning scientist David Baltimore, geneticist George Church, bioethicist Alta Charo, and many others.

HUMAN NATURE takes on the major ethical questions posed by the CRISPR revolution—watch as the world’s leading scientists, geneticists, and medical professionals, alongside real people suffering from genetic diseases, reckon with our role in human evolutionary history and the potential of CRISPR to change the world. The documentary approaches this incredible story of scientific development through a uniquely human lens—and examines the moral quandary of gene editing. The documentary is an experiment in science storytelling, interweaving the macro- and micro-narratives in the ongoing story of DNA modification. HUMAN NATURE is the product of a first-of-its-kind collaboration between scientists, journalists, and filmmakers to bring to the public a unique insight into perhaps the most significant scientific and medical discovery in our lifetimes.

HUMAN NATURE premieres Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 8 p.m. ET/7C on PBS and will be available for streaming online and on the PBS video app.

HUMAN NATURE is a NOVA production by the Wonder Collaborative for NOVA/WGBH Boston. Produced by Meredith DeSalazar and Sarah Goodwin. Produced and Directed by Adam Bolt. Written by Adam Bolt & Regina Sobel. Executive Producers for HUMAN NATURE are Elliot Kirschner, Dan Rather and Greg Bousted. Executive Producers for NOVA are Julia Cort and Chris Schmidt. NOVA is a production of WGBH Boston. ©2019_iBiology Inc. and WGBH Educational Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

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. Additional funding for HUMAN NATURE is provided by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Additional production support is provided by Sandbox Films, a Simons Foundation initiative.

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IT’S ALL ABOUT CRIME ON THE PBS MASTERPIECE PRIME VIDEO CHANNEL THIS SEPTEMBER





IT’S ALL ABOUT CRIME ON THE PBS MASTERPIECE PRIME VIDEO CHANNEL THIS SEPTEMBER WITH “VAN DER VALK,” “WALTER PRESENTS: THE CLIFF, SEASON 2: DEPTH OF DARKNESS” “WALTER PRESENTS: POTSDAM HOMICIDE” AND MANY MORE
Arlington, VA – August 24, 2020 – This September, PBS Distribution is premiering five new programs that will be streaming on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel including the new PBS MASTERPIECE remake of “Van der Valk,” based on the legendary crime thriller series by Nicolas Freeling. Also coming to the channel are four international programs from Walter Presents including the dark crime thriller “The Cliff, Season 2: Depth of Darkness,” the criminal driven series “Recoil,” the mysterious small town drama, “Fatale-Station,” and the new crime fighting team in Germany “Potsdam Homicide.”

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Information about each of the programs is listed below.

MASTERPIECE: Van der Valk
Amsterdam – city of bikes, boats and bodies. At least, that’s the way steely-eyed cop Piet Van der Valk sees his murder-infested beat. Marc Warren (Beecham House, The Good Wife) stars as the title character in an all-new series based on Nicolas Freeling’s legendary crime thrillers.

Premiere Date: September 13, 2020
Episodes: 6
Genre: Crime/Drama
Language: English
The wildly popular original series of Van der Valk starred Barry Foster and ran on British television from 1972 to 1992. Now Marc Warren steps into the role of the brilliant but cynical commissaris (inspector), solving baffling crimes in 21st-century Amsterdam, which is more prosperous, cosmopolitan and crime-prone than ever.

Co-starring are Maimie McCoy (Wallander) as Van der Valk’s right-hand woman, Lucienne Hassell; Luke Allen-Gale (Dominion) as the scruffy sergeant, Brad de Vries; and Elliot Barnes-Worrell (Jericho) as the squad’s brainy new guy, Job Cloovers.

Naturally, the characters have their personal issues. Most of the time Piet lives solo on an old sloop anchored in the harbor, where he wrestles with the painful memory of a lost love. Lucienne too, has been thwarted in romance. De Vries has no ambitions beyond feeding his appetites, while Cloovers is overeager to excel at his new assignment. Chief Dahlman, (Emma Fielding, Les Misérables), is recovering from a near-death experience on a previous case, and Hendrick, the hard-living, virtuoso pathologist played by Darrell D’Silva (Game of Thrones), has happily settled into Amsterdam’s guilt-free pleasures. Together they face a trio of challenging cases that give a new slant to Amsterdam’s renowned sophistication, for it appears that the city’s stylishness and toleration go hand in hand with murder.

Walter Presents: The Cliff, Season 2: Depth of Darkness
Troubled Reykjavik crime detective Helgi Marvin Runarsson is called in to help local police investigate the apparent suicide of a wealthy businessman on the remote Snaefellsnes Penninsula, however, the case turns out to be far from simple and is looking more like murder. At the same time, a girl and her father disappear in a beautiful but dangerous lava field which Helgi is also dragged into helping investigate.

Premiere Date: September 4, 2020
Episodes: 4
Genre: Crime/Drama
Language: Icelandic with English Subtitles
In addition to all of the complicated cases, the seasoned and gruff detective is annoyed by his inexperienced partner Gréta who is eager to prove herself. Pulled into a sinister trail of evidence, Helgi’s own deeply hidden secrets are unearthed. But when his daughter is kidnapped, will he have to turn a blind eye to murder to save her life?

Walter Presents: Recoil
Robin, 24, is released from an Oslo prison after serving several years for smuggling narcotics. He’s now keen on making a fresh start and getting a job, but even his own family is skeptical, and the police are constantly on him, day and night. Being back out in society is harder than he expected. His old gang is waiting for him to return as they have to pay back the drug money they owe; there are rumors that the police helped themselves to cash and drugs during the raid that put him behind bars.

Premiere Date: September 11, 2020
Episodes: 8
Genre: Crime/Drama
Language: Norwegian with English Subtitles
After several attempts to get his life back on track, Robin gets sucked back into old habits, and agrees to investigate the police with his old gang. Soon they discover a scary pattern of corruption and Robin gets closer to finding the answer to who killed his older brother.

Walter Presents: Fatale-Station
On the evening that Sarah manages to flee from a man who has been trying to kill her for some time, she finds herself far away from the big city in the lost village of Fatale-Station. Her arrival in the small village affects the locals in unexpected ways: Francois, the lame-duck mayor, suddenly regains confidence and courage. Johanne, the mayor’s wife, who has been catatonic for over a year, slowly begins to wake up, and last but not least, Eddy, the gloomy manager of the corner tavern, is suddenly not so gloomy.

Premiere Date: September 18, 2020
Episodes: 10
Genre: Drama/Mystery-Thriller
Language: French Canadian with English Subtitles
But Mrs. O’Gallagher, the town’s powerful matriarch, is one of the few people immune to Sarah’s charms and would rather see her go back to where she came from. She is wary of this woman who arouses passions wherever she goes. What lies behind Sarah’s actions? Could she be looking for protectors, preparing for the day her assailant finds her again? No one comes to Fatale-Station without having something to hide…

Walter Presents: Potsdam Homicide
In the beautiful city of Potsdam, Germany, two childhood friends on the same career path with the same passion for police work become investigators and team up to solve a string of crimes in the area. Luna Kunath is strong-willed and thinks on her feet, but she can be a little naïve, whereas Sophie Pohlmann is a little more mature but she over-analyzes situations which work against her.

Premiere Date: September 25, 2020
Episodes: 6
Genre: Drama/Crime-Mystery
Language: German with English Subtitles
Together they are part of a larger unit which quickly becomes a close knit work family. They are led by: their boss, Bernhard Henschel; the good spirited forensic pathologist Werner Vense; two chief criminal inspectors David Brunbaum and Christoph Westerman; and the best crime scene investigator, Thomas Brandner. Only time will tell if these greenhorns will be successful in solving the cases they are assigned.

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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 WGBH Boston, MASTERPIECE is known for recent hits such as Sherlock, Downton Abbey and Victoria, and beloved classics such as Upstairs Downtstairs, 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 including direct-to-consumer subscription video-on-demand (DTC-SVOD), transactional video-on-demand (TVOD), subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) licensing, and physical products on DVD and Blu-ray. In addition, the company operates four streaming channels — PBS MASTERPIECE, PBS KIDS, PBS LIVING, and PBS DOCUMENTARIES — all on Amazon Prime Video Channels, with PBS LIVING also available on the Apple TV App. Other divisions of the company include theatrical releasing, educational, non-theatrical, inflight and international licensing businesses.

PBS Distribution offers consumers and educators the highest quality factual, scripted and children’s programming, including films from producer Ken Burns, hit dramas from PBS MASTERPIECE, entertaining and educational children’s series and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and many independent producers. For over 20 years, the company has extended the reach of programming beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system stations and producers.



PBS Primetime Program Highlights – September 20-26




PBS PRIMETIME HIGHLIGHTS
Week of September 20-26

On-air Picks of the Week
*NEW* The fourth season of LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX begins Sunday, September 20, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.

*NEW* VAN DER VALK ON MASTERPIECE continues with “Only in Amsterdam” Sunday, September 20, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET.
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*NEW* Learn about the lives and policies of the two men hoping to become President of the United States in FRONTLINE “The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden” premiering Tuesday, September 22, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET.

*NEW* ISLANDS OF WONDER continues with “Borneo” Wednesday, September 23, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET.
New and Notable Video

Full-length programs:
FLESH AND BLOOD ON MASTERPIECE “Episode One” full-length episode. Premieres Sunday, October 4, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET.
POV “Portraits and Dreams” official trailer. Premieres Monday, September 7, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2020

8:00-9:00 PM:
*NEW* LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX Season 4 “Episode One” (LATA) (#401) (TV-14)
Seven years into their marriage, Alan and Celia don’t see eye to eye.

9:00-11:00 PM:
*NEW* VAN DER VALK ON MASTERPIECE “Only in Amsterdam” (MAST) (#5043) (TV-PG)
A mysterious death leads investigators into a world of mysticism, alchemy and the occult.
@masterpiecepbs

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2020

8:00-9:00 PM:
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Celebrating Latino Heritage” (ANRO) (#2228) (TV-G) (R)
@RoadshowPBS | #antiquesroadshow

9:00-9:30 PM:
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW RECUT “Newport Part 2” (ANRE) (#104) (TV-G) (R)
@RoadshowPBS | #antiquesroadshow

9:30-10:00 PM:
FAMILY OF US: A PBS AMERICAN PORTRAIT STORY (FMUS) (TV-PG) (R)
@PortraitPBS | #AmericanPortraitPBS

10:00-11:00 PM:
*NEW* POV “In My Blood It Runs” (AMDO) (#3309) (TV-14)
Peek into the life of Dujuan, a 10-year-old Aboriginal boy growing up in Alice Springs, Australia.
@POVdocs | #POVonPBS

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2020

8:00-9:00 PM:
THE VOTE: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “Hour Three” (AMEX) (#3211) (TV-PG) (R)
Discover how racism impacted women’s fight for the vote during the final years of the campaign.
@AmExperiencePBS | #AmericanExperience

9:00-11:00 PM:
*NEW* FRONTLINE “The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden” (FRON) (#3905) (EXEMPT)
Investigating the lives and characters of Joe Biden and Donald Trump as they compete to be president.
@frontlinePBS | #FrontlinePBS

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2020

8:00-9:00 PM:
*NEW* BORNEO: ISLANDS OF WONDER (ISWO) (#102) (TV-G)
On the island of Borneo, the struggle to survive is the secret to its great diversity of life.

9:00-10:00 PM:
*NEW* NOVA “How Writing Changed the World” (NOVA) (#4713) (TV-G)
The evolution of writing and the first alphabet tells the story of civilization.
@novapbs | #NOVAPBS

10:00-11:00 PM:
*NEW* HACKING YOUR MIND “Us vs. Them” (HAYM) (#103) (TV-PG)
Discover why we all have auto-pilot biases and find out how to overcome them.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2020

8:00-8:30 PM:
THIS OLD HOUSE “Cape Ann | Move In Day” (THOH) (#3926) (TV-G) (R)

8:30-9:00 PM:
ASK THIS OLD HOUSE “Shower Cartridge, Turning a Bowl” (ATOH) (#1826) (TV-G) (R)
#AskTOH | #WhatIsIt

9:00-11:30 PM:
THE WAR “A World Without War” (TWAR) (#107) (TV-14) (R)
@KenBurns

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2020

8:00-8:30 PM:
*NEW* WASHINGTON WEEK (WWIR) (#6013) (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) (#413) (EXEMPT)
Join Hoover for a public affairs talk show that delivers a civil and engaging contest of ideas.

9:00-10:00 PM:
*NEW* GREAT PERFORMANCES | NOW HEAR THIS “The Schubert Generation” (GPER) (#4505) (TV-PG)
Celebrate the work of Franz Schubert with host Scott Yoo as he plays with young musicians.
#GreatPerformancesPBS

10:00-11:00 PM:
*NEW* ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY “Beijing” (ARTF) (#1002) (TV-G)
Witness the maturing of this unique contemporary-art hub and meet the artists who call it home.
#Art21PBS

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2020

11:00 PM-12:00 AM:
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “Billie Eilish” (AUCL) (#4512) (TV-PG) (R)
@acltv | #acltv