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PBS Announces that Ken Burns’s COUNTRY MUSIC Will Premiere September 15, 2019 on PBS

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COUNTRY MUSIC, a new eight-part, 16-hour film directed by Ken Burns, and produced by Burns and his long-time collaborators Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey, premieres Sunday, September 15 through Wednesday, September 18, and Sunday, September 22 through Wednesday, September 25 at 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET.

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How Do Today’s Top Stories Connect to the Past? New Weekly Series RETRO REPORT on PBS Provides Historical Context to Today’s Headlines

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RETRO REPORT on PBS, a new weekly one-hour magazine format program hosted by journalist Celeste Headlee and artist Masud Olufani and featuring New Yorker humorist Andy Borowitz premieres this fall on PBS.

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COLLEGE BEHIND BARS to Air on PBS in November 2019

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Alfred I. duPont-Columbia and Peabody-Award winning filmmaker Lynn Novick has directed and produced a new documentary series, COLLEGE BEHIND BARS, that reveals the transformative power of higher education through the experiences of incarcerated men and women. The four-hour series will air on PBS in November 2019.

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PBS and Smithsonian Channel™ to Unveil the Extraordinary Evolution of Iconic Animals in WHEN WHALES WALKED: A DEEP TIME JOURNEY (w.t)

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Today at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, PBS and Smithsonian Channel announced their partnership on a two-hour film tracing the evolutionary secrets of some of the world’s most majestic creatures, WHEN WHALES WALKED: A DEEP TIME JOURNEY (w.t).

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PBS KIDS Announces New Series XAVIER RIDDLE AND THE SECRET MUSEUM, Premiering November 11, 2019

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PBS KIDS announced the new animated series XAVIER RIDDLE AND THE SECRET MUSEUM will premiere on Monday, November 11, 2019. Based on the children’s book series Ordinary People Change the World by New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos, the series will introduce kids to inspiring historical figures and the character virtues that helped them succeed

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