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Woodsmith Shop

The pages of Woodsmith magazine come to life in this unique concept for public television. Each of the thirteen, half-hour episodes is built around a theme and teaches the skills and safe tool techniques necessary to build a variety of woodworking projects in a home shop. On each program, host Don Peschke, founding editor of Woodsmith, leads a cast of editors and project designers as they explore a wide range of tips, tools, jigs and fixtures, and techniques. Segments on most programs include "The Basics," "Techniques," "Three Things to Consider," "Tool Tune-Up," "Shop Tips," "Oops! When Things Go Wrong," and "Woodworkers' Roundtable." Produced by Iowa Public Television in high-definition and shot on a special set built just for this program, most episodes include detailed animations that show exactly how machines work and wood joints are assembled. Whether viewers are just starting out or have been woodworking for years, they'll find something new in every episode to apply to their next project. In addition, a companion website (www.WoodsmithShop.com) offers a handy place to find additional resources and download free technique articles and plans for projects shown in the series.


World Class Trains
PBS,

2000

| Documentary

Eagle Media takes you around the world to explore the hidden nooks of the world with the World Class Trains series. Learn the history and the intricacies of these historic transports. Explore Europe, India, Africa, Mexico, and Western Canada from the inside of some of the most elegant and famous train tours in the world.


Great Castles of Europe

A look at stories and secrets behind the castles throughout Europe.


Ken Burns: American Lives
PBS,

1997

| Documentary

Ken Burns' American Lives is a collection of outstanding biographies and stories of some of America's most celebrated pioneers and historical figures. The collection includes biographies of Thomas Jefferson, Frank Lloyd Wright, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, Mark Twain, Horatio Nelson Jackson, Lewis and Clark, and boxer Jack Johnson.


Jackie Robinson
PBS,

2016

| Documentary

Jack Roosevelt Robinson rose from humble origins to cross baseball's color line and become one of the most beloved men in America. A fierce integrationist, Robinson used his immense fame to speak out against the discrimination he saw on and off the field, angering fans, the press, and even teammates who had once celebrated him for "turning the other cheek." After baseball, he was a widely-read newspaper columnist, divisive political activist and tireless advocate for civil rights, who later struggled to remain relevant as diabetes crippled his body and a new generation of leaders set a more militant course for the civil rights movement.


Knit and Crochet Now!

Knit and Crochet Now! highlights two of the craft world's most popular pastimes. This entertaining series, hosted by Bret Bara, editor of Crochet Today magazine, features the top designers and experts in the field. In each episode, a rotating cast of guests demonstrates the most popular techniques for creating lace, purses, multicolored patterns, felting, socks and many other items. Field pieces also highlight the latest industry news, the best knitting and crochet blogs and include interviews with the top artists in color and apparel design. In each episode, two talented and experienced needle artists - one knitting and one crochet expert - provide detailed instruction on a variety of projects.


PBS Space Time
PBS,

2015

| Documentary

Space Time explores the outer reaches of space, the craziness of astrophysics, the possibilities of sci-fi, and anything else you can think of beyond Planet Earth with our astrophysicist host: Matthew O'Dowd.


Reconstruction: America After the Civil War

Henry Louis Gates Jr. presents a vital new four-hour documentary series on Reconstruction: America After the Civil War. The series explores the transformative years following the American Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild itself in the face of profound loss, massive destruction, and revolutionary social change. The twelve years that composed the post-war Reconstruction era (1865-77) witnessed a seismic shift in the meaning and makeup of our democracy, with millions of former slaves and free black people seeking out their rightful place as equal citizens under the law. Though tragically short-lived, this bold democratic experiment was, in the words of W. E. B. Du Bois, a 'brief moment in the sun' for African Americans, when they could advance, and achieve, education, exercise their right to vote, and run for and win public office.


Scientific American Frontiers

This show was a TV version of the venerable popular science magazine Scientific American. Host Alan Alda interviewed those who were exploring the cutting edge of research in all areas of science.


Bill Moyers Journal
PBS,

2007

| Documentary

A PBS news program that features important issues, strong interviews with individuals in politics, the arts, science, religion, and the media.