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Odd SquadOdd Squad
PBS, 2014 On Hiatus | Comedy, Family, Action, Adventure
Rating: 5/5

Odd Squad is a Canadian/American children's live action television series that premiered on TVOKids in Canada and PBS Kids in the United States on November 26, 2014, both on the same day. The series is created by Tim McKeon and Adam Peltzman and is co-produced by The Fred Rogers Company and Sinking Ship Entertainment in association with TVOKids and Ici Radio-Canada Télé. The series features young agents who use indirect reasoning and math to solve and investigate strange happenings in their town. This is commonly in the form of satire, or other comedic archetypes, and are used to teach the audience differing lessons in mathematics. In the UK it airs on CBBC and Pop. In Latin America it airs on Discovery Kids.

The Fabric of the CosmosThe Fabric of the Cosmos
PBS, 2011 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary

"The Fabric of the Cosmos," a four-hour series based on the book by renowned physicist and author Brian Greene, takes us to the frontiers of physics to see how scientists are piecing together the most complete picture yet of space, time, and the universe. With each step, audiences will discover that just beneath the surface of our everyday experience lies a world we'd hardly recognize-a startling world far stranger and more wondrous than anyone expected.

The Dust BowlThe Dust Bowl
PBS, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary, History

THE DUST BOWL, a film by Ken Burns, chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, in which the frenzied wheat boom of the "Great Plow-Up," followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews with twenty-six survivors of those hard times, combined with dramatic photographs and seldom seen movie footage, bring to life stories of incredible human suffering and equally incredible human perseverance. It is also a morality tale about our relationship to the land that sustains us-a lesson we ignore at our peril.

The National Parks: America's Best IdeaThe National Parks: America's Best Idea
PBS, 2009 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary, History

This is a six-episode series directed by Ken Burns and written and co-produced by Dayton Duncan. Filmed over the course of more than six years at some of nature's most spectacular locales - from Acadia to Yosemite, Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon, the Everglades of Florida to the Gates of the Arctic in Alaska - The National Parks: America's Best Idea is nonetheless a story of people: people from every conceivable background - rich and poor; famous and unknown; soldiers and scientists; natives and newcomers; idealists, artists and entrepreneurs; people who were willing to devote themselves to saving some precious portion of the land they loved, and in doing so reminded their fellow citizens of the full meaning of democracy.

Genealogy RoadshowGenealogy Roadshow
PBS, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, History, Reality

This is an engaging, innovative program that reveals the bigger picture of our nation's past, present and future. With a diverse mix of stories in each episode, it appeals to Americans interested in learning about their family histories. It also shows that no matter one's heritage and background, everyone has a place in history.

PBS, 1980 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Anthology
Rating: 5/5

This long-running anthology series offers popular whodunits such as "The Inspector Lynley Mysteries," "Poirot," "Sherlock Holmes," "Marple" and many others.

Life From AboveLife From Above
PBS, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary
Rating: 4/5

Behold Earth as it's never been seen before. Cameras in space tell stories of life on our planet from a brand-new perspective, revealing its incredible movements, colors, patterns and just how fast it's changing.

PBS, 1995 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Family, Adventure, Children

Welcome to a show where a dog can make you laugh, cry and take you into adventures! Wishbone is a dog belonging to Joe Talbot, and his mother Ellen. Wishbone also hangs out with Joe's friends and neighbors; Sam, David and Wanda. Together, there are mysteries in the town and all of them try to figure out how to solve them!

Chernobyl: The New EvidenceChernobyl: The New Evidence
PBS, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary

On April 26, 1986 Reactor 4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded, releasing clouds of radioactive fallout into the atmosphere. With access to hundreds of declassified KGB documents, Chernobyl: The New Evidence reveals the serious concerns of the KGB, the sacrifices the Soviet leadership were willing to make to keep the story quiet and the bravery that saved the world from an even more deadly disaster.

H2O: The Molecule That Made UsH2O: The Molecule That Made Us
PBS, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Family, History, Documentary, Mini-Series | ► Trailer

H20:The Molecule That Made Us is a 3-hour series from WGBH Boston, airing three consecutive Wednesdays. The film dramatically reveals how water underpins every aspect of our existence. In the emptiness of outer space, Earth is alive because of water. Humanity's relationship with this simple molecule is everything.

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