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Milk StreetMilk Street
PBS, 2017 Running | Cooking/Food, Documentary
Rating: 3.5/5

Milk Street is a TV series that focuses on modernizing cooking techniques and ideas from around the world, without the use of hard-to-find ingredients or complicated equipment. The show aims to make cooking accessible and enjoyable for everyone, with a focus on simplifying traditional recipes and methods.

Independent LensIndependent Lens
PBS, 1999 Running | Interview, Documentary
Rating: 1/5

Celebrate independent films with this Emmy award-winning PBS series. Each week spotlights new documentaries, dramas, shorts and other cinematic artistry by different filmmaking visionaries.

Bill Nye: The Science GuyBill Nye: The Science Guy
PBS, 1993 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Family, Children, Discovery/Science
Rating: 2.3/5

Bill Nye: The Science Guy is a long-running TV series that teaches kids about science using humor. The show features skits and the host, a former Boeing engineer. Each episode tackles a different topic, from the human body to outer space. The show is a fun and engaging way to learn about science.

Philly D.A.Philly D.A.
PBS, 2021 On Hiatus | Documentary | ► Trailer

His promise to use the power of the District Attorney's office for sweeping reform is what got civil rights attorney Larry Krasner elected. Now, that stubborn idealism threatens to alienate those he needs to work with the most. Go inside the tumultuous first term of Philadelphia's unapologetic D.A. and his team of outsiders as they attempt to change the criminal justice system from the inside.

PBS In Development | Thriller

An enigmatic figure appears at the dawn of creation and has her hand in events from the earliest of tragedies to present day pandemics. Fated to be the eternal outsider, Lilith remains mostly unseen, yet makes her presence felt through myriad interventions in the affairs of mankind. The series tagline, "Hell hath no fury like the first woman scorned" reflects her bitterness over the hand she's been dealt. Lilith manipulates historical figures such as Eve in the Garden of Eden, Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II, Nostradamus, Marie Antoinette and Haitian ruler, Papa Doc Duvalier. Her presence is felt deeply through the ages as Lilith instigates political unrest, terror, sedition and war.

The Great American RecipeThe Great American Recipe
PBS, 2022 Running | Family, Documentary

Hosted by Alejandra Ramos, this eight-part cooking competition series celebrates the multiculturalism that makes American food unique and iconic, giving talented home cooks from different regions of the country the opportunity to showcase their beloved signature dishes and compete to win the national search for "The Great American Recipe." Judges Leah Cohen, Tiffany Derry and Graham Elliot bring their professional insights and deep culinary knowledge to encourage and support the contestants along the way.

The Brain With David EaglemanThe Brain With David Eagleman
PBS, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary | ► Trailer

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' EuropeRick Steves' Europe

Rick Steves' Europe is a travel documentary series hosted by Rick Steves. It follows the same format as his previous show, Travels in Europe with Rick Steves. Since its debut in 1991, Rick Steves has been the 'travel guinea pig' for American Public Television, exploring Europe and sharing his experiences with viewers.

Impossible BuildsImpossible Builds
PBS, 2018 On Hiatus | Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

"Impossible Builds" is an access all areas look at the creation of some of the world's most ambitious, complex and technologically advanced construction projects. From subaquatic homes and the ultimate in billionaire luxury to futuristic towers and pencil thin skyscrapers, these are the structures they said could never be built. But now, using revolutionary technology and cutting-edge construction materials, three previously impossible builds are taking shape across the world. And "Impossible Builds" is on site to follow their progress every step of the way. In Miami, follow the construction of one of the most complex skyscrapers ever to make it off the drawing board. Its design is so radical that construction experts have turned to a building material never before used in skyscrapers. Can six sand islands, poking out of the Persian Gulf near Dubai, be transformed into the most luxurious holiday destination on earth? One man believes they can and he's risking tens of millions of dollars to prove it. While some architects are looking up - others are looking down. Follow the build to make living beneath the waves into a reality as a team in Dubai attempts to construct a floating house combining the best of land and marine design. Will they achieve the impossible?

The Roosevelts: An Intimate HistoryThe Roosevelts: An Intimate History
PBS, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Military/War, Educational, History
Rating: 3/5

The lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt are chronicled in this series. They were members of the most influential family in American politics. The Roosevelts: An Intimate History is a documentary series that offers insight into the lives of three of America's most prominent political figures.