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Mercy Street
PBS,

2016

| Drama, Military/War, History, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.5/5

This mini series follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War - New England abolitionist Mary Phinney and Confederate supporter Emma Green. The Green family's luxury hotel in Alexandria, Va., has been transformed into Mansion House, a Union Army hospital tending to the war's wounded. Inspired by memoirs and letters from real doctors and nurse volunteers at Mansion House Hospital, this new drama reveals the stories of those struggling to save lives while managing their own hardships.


NOVA
PBS,

1974

| Discovery/Science, Educational | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.8/5

Seen in more than 100 countries, NOVA is the most watched science television series in the world and the most watched documentary series on PBS. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over.


The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War was a decade of agony that took the lives of more than 58,000 Americans, and that Not since the Civil War have we as a country been so torn apart.


Frontline

Since it began in 1983, "Frontline" has been airing public-affairs documentaries that explore a wide scope of the complex human experience. Frontline's goal is to extend the impact of the documentary beyond its initial broadcast by serving as a catalyst for change.


Finding Your Roots

The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of the new 10-part PBS series "Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.", the 12th series from Professor Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research.


Masterpiece Theatre
PBS,

1971

| Drama
Rating: 5/5

On the air since 1971, in its early days the show consisted entirely of British drama productions, more than half of them from the BBC. Since the year 2000, some classic productions from the American Collection have also been included, but the bulk of the show still comes from the UK.


Cosmos

Carl Sagan brings us the Cosmos, everything that ever was and ever will be, in an approach that is easily accessible even for those of us that are not science wizards. This 13 part series covers everything from the history of astronomy, the challenges it faced at its creation, how the universe was created and how it all might end, to the evolution of life on Earth, and the nature of the human brain.


This Old House
PBS,

1979

| Educational, Housing/Building
Rating: 4.8/5

The Emmy Award winning This Old House is the television's premier home improvement series. This Old House's mission is to demystify the home improvement process and to celebrate the fusion on old world craftsmanship and modern technology.


Masterpiece Classic
PBS,

1971

| Anthology

Unfortunately this is no longer updated on thetvdb.com or on tvmaze.com (where we get schedules from). Masterpiece is aired as three different series. Initially, "Masterpiece Classic" aired in the winter and early spring, Masterpiece Mystery! in the late spring and summer, and Masterpiece Contemporary in the fall. In later seasons, particularly after an increase in funding for WGBH and Masterpiece, the scheduling became more random. Currently, all three programs air at any time throughout the year, and on nearly half the Sundays, two episodes from two different miniseries will air on the same night.


The American Experience
PBS,

1988

| History
Rating: 5/5

Since 1988, PBS has broadcast a series that focuses on the history of the United States and what has made it unique. Called American Experience (originally titled The American Experience), the program examines the people, events, technology, and natural resources that have shaped the country.


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