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Historical Programming

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses: BBC’s Shakespearean Smash Returns to PBS

In 2013, PBS thrilled history buffs and fans of the Bard with the Shakespearean miniseries The Hollow Crown, a BBC production that boasted Jeremy Irons and Michelle Dockery among its cast. Beginning Sunday, PBS revives the tale with The Wars of the Roses, a trio of lavish, star-packed film adaptations focused on Henry VI (Tom Sturridge) and Richard III (Benedict Cumberbatch) that will air as part of its Great Performances franchise. The new additions illustrate the ongoing battle for the English crown — a medieval spectacle encompassing French rebellion, England’s civil war, the rise and fall of Joan of Arc, […]

Great Performances: Hamilton's America

Lin-Manuel Miranda Offers A Free Opportunity To See Hamilton!

To say Hamilton: An American Musical is a phenomenon is an understatement. It has captured the zeitgeist of American history and culture in a succinct package that challenges and mirrors our own modern lives. The work of art has touched the world and has singularly elevated a humble public servant to celebrity status. And it is sold out on Broadway and in Chicago and will undoubtedly sell out its future residences in San Francisco and London’s West End. But if you’re not one of the lucky ones who’ve had a ticket in your hands, fear not! Hamilton’s America is your easiest (and […]

Odd Squad

PBS’ Math-centric Odd Squad Returns With New Additions

PBS’ math-tastic series Odd Squad returns this morning with new episodes and new characters. Monday’s episode will be an hour-long adventure that will introduce new recruits, Agent Olympia (Anna Cathcart) and Agent Otis (Isaac Kragten).  The series has also announced its first, full-length movie, which will premiere August 1 and feature hilarious guest appearances from Jack McBrayer (30 Rock) and Hannah Simone (New Girl). In this all new adventure, the team faces its biggest challenge ever: adults. When the team is defeated by Weird Team, they must use teamwork and math skills to save the world. Odd Squad: Agents of Change Air Dates: June […]