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The War
PBS,

2007

| Documentary

The War is the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four American towns. The war touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America and demonstrated that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives. A seven-part series by Ken Burns which includes interviews and archive footage.


The Gene: An Intimate History
PBS,

2020

| Documentary

The Gene: An Intimate History weaves together science, history & personal stories for a historical biography of the human genome, while also exploring breakthroughs for diagnosis & treatment of genetic diseases & the complex ethical questions they raise.


Ultimate Restorations

The show showcases the rescue and restoration of some of the most valuable mechanical icons of the Golden Age (1880-1940), a high point in innovation and craftsmanship. The series, hosted by Bob McNeil, tells the spellbinding stories behind eight of American history's greatest historical and engineering treasures - the world's largest pipe organ; a surviving 1920s fire engine; a "fish car" designed to transport live fish by train; a priceless carousel; a World War II spy plane; one of the first U.S. yachts to round Cape Horn and a famous steam locomotive. The passionate restorers and committed craftspeople discuss the challenges associated with reviving these massive icons to their original glory: moving huge pieces of equipment, salvaging from sea-floor beds, searching for rare parts, and dealing with complicated mechanical systems.


Jacques Pepin's Heart & Soul in the Kitchen
PBS,

2015

| Cooking/Food

Jacques Pepin's last full series is his most personal yet, featuring never-before-seen footage of his life. It highlights Pepin's 60 years in the kitchen, which includes his apprenticeship as a 13-year-old cooking in some of Paris' most revered establishments such as Meurice and Plaza Athenee, and cooking for French President Charles DeGaulle. It also touches upon a key period in Pepin's life when he crossed the Atlantic and entered the kitchens of New York at Le Pavillon, and his 10 years as director of research at Howard Johnson's. Each episode features creative recipes that combine Pepin's culinary history and travel experiences with his expert teaching skills. Simple dishes for the novice and more involved creations for the seasoned cook are shown and frugal tips offered. Occasionally family or guests are invited to cook alongside Jacques or join him in the dining room. Chefs from across the nation also make contributions, either from their own kitchen, through archival footage or on-camera acknowledgement of Jacques' tutelage and influence.


Secrets of Britain
PBS,

2014

| Documentary

Each episode of this series visits a famous British building or institution to explore its past and present, meeting a wide range of experts and historians along the way.


Eyes on the Prize
PBS,

1987

| Documentary

Eyes on the Prize is an award-winning 14-hour television series produced by Blackside and narrated by Julian Bond. Through contemporary interviews and historical footage, the series covers all of the major events of the civil rights movement from 1954-1985. Series topics range from the Montgomery bus boycott in 1954 to the Voting Rights Act in 1965; from community power in schools to "Black Power" in the streets; from early acts of individual courage through to the flowering of a mass movement and its eventual split into factions. When Eyes on the Prize premiered in 1987, The Los Angeles Times called it "an exhaustive documentary that shouldn't be missed." The series went on to win six Emmys and numerous other awards, including an Academy Award nomination, the George Foster Peabody Award, and the top duPont-Columbia award for excellence in broadcast journalism.


Plane Resurrection

This six-part series follows the efforts of dedicated enthusiasts committed to restoring retired fighter planes to their former glory.


Battlefield
PBS,

1994

| Documentary
Rating: 4/5

Battlefield is a World War 2 documentary series initially issued in 1994-5 that explores some of the most important battles fought during the Second World War. The series employs a novel approach where each battle is the climax of an extended series of events. The presentation is particularly effective using a perspective you never get in most war documentaries. Battlefield provides detailed accounts of individual battles from World War II, including troop movements, arms deployed, motivation of key players. Rare footage specific to each battle is included. Very comprehensive, exhaustive, entertaining.


Wisconsin Foodie

Wisconsin Foodie is a weekly Emmy-nominated television program dedicated to educating, entertaining and connecting the community to the engaging stories and people behind their food. Each show dives into Wisconsin's unique culinary world -profiling local food treasures and highlighting the passionate and hardworking individuals responsible for the burgeoning "Good Food Movement". Wisconsin Foodie artfully blends food, cooking and travel while showcasing local businesses, restaurants, purveyors and farmers - telling their story and helping to promote a local, sustainable economy.


Firing Line with Margaret Hoover
PBS,

2018

| Talk Shows

Produced by WNET/Thirteen, Firing Line with Margaret Hoover brings together the brightest minds and freshest voices from across the political spectrum to engage in a contest of ideas about important issues confronting our nation.