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First Civilizations

Using the latest in archaeology, anthropology and genetics, this series tells the story of where the modern world began. Incorporating studies of artifacts, renowned sites of archaeological interest and interviews with leading experts, it moves around the geographic zones of the world, exploring how and why civilization first sparked into life.


The Joy of Painting
PBS,

1983

| Reality

Artist Bob Ross takes you to his magical world of happy trees and teaches the laymen step by step how to create wonderful works of art using his trademark wet-on-wet technique.


Native America

At the intersection of Native knowledge and modern scholarship is a new vision of America and its people. Native America is a four-part PBS series that challenges everything we thought we knew about the Americas before and since contact with Europe. It travels through 15,000-years to showcase massive cities aligned to the stars, unique systems of science, art, and writing, and 100 million people connected by social networks and spiritual beliefs spanning two continents. The series reveals some of the most advanced cultures in human history and the Native American people who created it and whose legacy continues, unbroken, to this day.Explore the world created by America's First Peoples. The four part series reaches back 15,000 years to reveal massive cities aligned to the stars, unique systems of science and spirituality, and 100 million people connected by social networks spanning two continents.


How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson

This series reveals the story behind the remarkable ideas that made modern life possible; the unsung heroes that brought them into the world - and the unexpected and bizarre consequences each of these innovations has triggered.


Prehistoric Road Trip
PBS,

2020

| Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.7/5

Join Emily Graslie for a summer road trip through America's dinosaur country on a search for mysterious creatures and bizarre ecosystems that have shaped Earth.


Prohibition
PBS,

2011

| Documentary
Rating: 1/5

Prohibition is a three-part, five-and-a-half-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that tells the story of the rise, rule, and fall of the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the entire era it encompassed.


Animals with Cameras
PBS,

2018

| Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

Go where no human cameraman can go and witness a new perspective of the animal kingdom in Animals with Cameras, A Nature Miniseries. The new three-part series journeys into animals' worlds using custom, state-of-the-art cameras worn by the animals themselves. Capturing never-before-seen behavior, these animal cinematographers help expand human understanding of their habitats and solve mysteries that have eluded scientists until now. Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan and a team of pioneering animal behaviorists join forces to explore stories of animal lives "told" by the animals themselves. The cameras are built custom by camera design expert Chris Watts to fit on the animals unobtrusively and to be easily removed at a later point. From this unique vantage point, experience the secret lives of nine different animal species. Sprint across the savanna with a cheetah, plunge into the ocean with a seal and swing through the trees with a chimpanzee.


The This Old House Hour

The first half hour of the series continues This Old House. The second half hour, Ask This Old House, features host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and landscape contractor Roger Cook as they address home maintenance and repair questions. Also featured are in-studio demonstrations, new product reviews, "house call" visits, and guest specialists, including master carpenter Norm Abram.


Frontline: World
PBS,

2007

| Educational
Rating: 4/5

Frontline: World features first person stories that take viewers on adventures around the world. Bringing light to many international issues, this show educates as well as entertains.


Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

Every Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood episode offers a parenting strategy. The clip below is from an episode about first experiences a visit to the doctor and a 'look around' visit to school. The parenting strategy being modeled shows that by talking to children in advance about what to expect, parents can ease any apprehension they may be feeling. As in all Daniel stories, the strategy is offered as a musical 'jingle' - in this case "When we do something new, let's talk about what we'll do"!


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