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Bill Nye: The Science Guy

A long-running series that uses humor to teach kids about science. Topics are addressed in skits featuring the host, a former Boeing engineer.


Arthur
PBS,

1996

| Family, Children, Animation
Rating: 4/5

The adventures of 8-year-old Aardvark Arthur Read. When he's not at home being hounded by his obnoxious, but scene-stealing little sister D.W. and his working class parents, he's finding educational misadventure at school with his pals: would-be bully Binky, pompous Francine, spoiled rich girl Muffy, genius Brain, and his best friend Buster. Arthur and the gang get into some pretty wild trouble sometimes, like the time Arthur and Brain are taunted by a dark-humored crossing guard, when Arthur, Brain and Binky find a key and fight about it, when Arthur and D.W. have to run the house when Mom and Dad fall ill, and many more. Based on the children's books by Marc Brown.


The Civil War
PBS,

1990

| Documentary

Between 1861 and 1865, Americans made war on each other and killed each other in great numbers - if only to become the kind of country that could no longer conceive of how that was possible. What began as a bitter dispute over Union and States' Rights, ended as a struggle over the meaning of freedom in America.


The Brain With David Eagleman

Six episodes that tell the story of the inner workings of the brain and take viewers on a visually spectacular journey into why they feel and think the things they do.


Rick Steves' Europe
PBS,

1991

| Reality

Rick Steves has been the "travel guinea pig" for American Public Television since Travels in Europe with Rick Steves debuted in April of 1991. He continues his travels under a new title, but it's obviously the same format.


A Chef's Life

The show plunges audiences into the kitchen of a high-end restaurant located in the low country of eastern North Carolina. It follows the trials and travails of Chef Vivian Howard and her husband, Ben Knight, and their farm-to-table restaurant, Chef & the Farmer, exploring both traditional and modern applications of quintessential Southern ingredients. Vivian's skill in the kitchen is an equal match for her charismatic personality, radiating behind crystal grey eyes.


The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

Chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics.


Secrets of the Six Wives
PBS,

2017

| Drama, History
Rating: 5/5

Historian Lucy Worsley time travels back to the Tudor Court to witness some of the most dramatic moments in the lives of Henry VIII's six wives. Combining drama based on eye witness accounts, historical sources and Lucy's own contemporary historical comment, Lucy moves seamlessly from the present to the past. In a world run by men where the king had ultimate power, each queen (as well as their ladies in waiting) found their own unique methods of exerting influence. For the first time, it is these women's stories that Lucy wants to uncover, witness and explore, as well as offering her own take on Henry himself.


We'll Meet Again

Exploring some of history's most dramatic events from across the globe through the personal stories of those who experienced them, the series brings together people whose lives intersected at pivotal moments. Executive produced and reported by Ann Curry, each episode of We'll Meet Again reveals the powerful bonds forged among people who now, against the odds, have the opportunity to reunite with those who transformed their lives.


I'll Have What Phil's Having

Embark on an international culinary expedition with Phil Rosenthal, creator of the TV hit Everybody Loves Raymond, and one of Hollywood's funniest producers. Join Phil as he explores six culinary capitals of the world in search for the best of a city's specialty, or one of its most unusual dishes.