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A Chef's LifeA Chef's Life
PBS, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Cooking/Food, How To/Do It Yourself, Reality | ► Trailer
Rating: 3/5

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.

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
PBS, 1991 Cancelled/Ended | Family, Children, Music, Game Show

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego s an American children's television game show based on the Carmen Sandiego computer game series created by Brøderbund Software. The program aired on PBS from September 30, 1991 until December 22, 1995.

Prehistoric Road TripPrehistoric Road Trip
PBS, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.5/5

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.

Human FootprintHuman Footprint
PBS, 2023 Running | Family, Documentary
Rating: 1/5

Earth has never experienced anything like us: a single species dominating and transforming the planet. Biologist Shane Campbell-Staton travels the globe to explore our Human Footprint and to discover how the things we do reveal who we truly are.

Daniel Tiger's NeighborhoodDaniel Tiger's Neighborhood
PBS, 2012 Running | Family, Fantasy, Music, Educational
Rating: 1/5

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"!

PBS, 1988 Running | Documentary

This is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 400 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.

First PeoplesFirst Peoples
PBS, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Discovery/Science, History, Documentary | ► Trailer

See how the mixing of ancient human genes helped us survive and thrive around the globe. Developments in genetics, archaeology and anthropology cast new light on 200,000 years of history, detailing how Homo sapiens came to be the dominant human species.

Iconic America: Our Symbols and Stories with David Rubenstein (2023)Iconic America: Our Symbols and Stories with David Rubenstein (2023)
PBS, 2023 Running | Family, Documentary, Talk Shows

Examining the history of America through iconic symbols, objects and places; host David Rubenstein.

First CivilizationsFirst Civilizations
PBS, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary

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.

Secrets of the Six WivesSecrets of the Six Wives
PBS, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, History, Documentary, Biography
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.

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