A look at Betty White's life and career features behind-the-scenes clips of her work on television and comments from her friends and co-stars. [more inside]
Sanditon: Episode One and Two Season 1, Ep 1
A coach accident introduces Charlotte Heywood to Tom Parker and later his brother Sidney, commencing adventures in the struggling seaside resort of Sanditon. (PBS US broadcast, Andrew Davies adaptation of unfinished Jane Austen story) [more inside]
During the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempt to escape. [more inside]
Mrs. Wilson: Mrs. Wilson (all episodes) Season 1, Ep 1
In 1963, Alison Wilson's happy home life is shattered upon the death of her husband, novelist and former MI6 officer Alexander "Alec" Wilson. Everything she knew about her husband of 22 years quickly unravels when she discovers she is not the only Mrs. Wilson. [more inside]
The beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance.
Anyone watching the new Ken Burns doc Country Music? Thoughts? [more inside]
Won't You Be My Neighbor? takes a fittingly patient and honest look at the life and legacy of a television pioneer whose work has enriched generations. [more inside]
Great Performances: She Loves Me Season 43, Ep 14
The critically-acclaimed 2016 Roundabout Theatre Company production of the beloved musical.
The Vietnam War: The Weight of Memory (March 1973 - Onward) Season 1, Ep 10
Civil war continues in Vietnam as President Richard Nixon resigns. After North Vietnamese troops regain control of Saigon and the war ends, people from all sides search for reconciliation. [more inside]
The South Vietnamese fight on their own, succumbing to terrible losses in Laos. After he is reelected, President Richard Nixon strikes a peace deal with Hanoi that sees the release of American prisoners of war. [more inside]
With morale plummeting in Vietnam, President Nixon begins withdrawing American troops. As news breaks of an unthinkable massacre committed by American soldiers, the public debates the rectitude of the war, while an incursion into Cambodia reignites antiwar protests with tragic consequences at Kent State University.
Public support for the war declines, and American men of draft age face difficult decisions and wrenching moral choices. After police battle with demonstrators in the streets of Chicago, Richard Nixon wins the presidency, promising law and order at home and peace overseas. In Vietnam, the war goes on and soldiers on all sides witness terrible savagery and unflinching courage.
The Vietnam War: Things Fall Apart (January 1968-July 1968) Season 1, Ep 6
On the eve of the Tet holiday, North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces launch surprise attacks on cities and military bases throughout the south, suffering devastating losses but casting grave doubt on Johnson’s promise that there is “light at the end of the tunnel.” The president decides not to run again and the country is staggered by assassinations and unrest.
American casualties and enemy body counts mount as Marines face deadly North Vietnamese ambushes and artillery south of the DMZ and Army units chase an elusive enemy in the central highlands. Hanoi lays plans for a massive surprise offensive, and the Johnson Administration reassures the American public that victory is in sight.
The Vietnam War: Resolve (January 1966-June 1967) Season 1, Ep 4
Defying American airpower, North Vietnamese troops and materiel stream down the Ho Chi Minh Trail into the south, while Saigon struggles to “pacify the countryside.” As an antiwar movement builds back home, hundreds of thousands of soldiers and Marines discover that the war they are being asked to fight in Vietnam is nothing like their fathers’ war.
The Vietnam War: The River Styx (January 1964-December 1965) Season 1, Ep 3
With South Vietnam in chaos, hardliners in Hanoi seize the initiative and send combat troops to the south, accelerating the insurgency. Fearing Saigon’s collapse, President Johnson escalates America’s military commitment, authorizing sustained bombing of the north and deploying ground troops in the south.
The Vietnam War: “Riding the Tiger” (1961-1963) Season 1, Ep 2
President Kennedy inspires idealistic young Americans to serve their country and wrestles with how deeply to get involved in South Vietnam. As the increasingly autocratic Diem regime faces a growing communist insurgency and widespread Buddhist protests, a grave political crisis unfolds.
The Vietnam War: Déjà Vu (1858-1961) Season 1, Ep 1
After a long and brutal war, Vietnamese revolutionaries led by Ho Chi Minh end nearly a century of French colonial occupation. With the Cold War intensifying, Vietnam is divided in two at Geneva. Communists in the north aim to reunify the country, while America supports Ngo Dinh Diem’s untested regime in the south.
Agatha Christie's Poirot: Series 1 (All) Books Included Season 1, Ep 0
Famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot matches his little gray cells against the most puzzling crimes England has to offer, with the faithful Captain Hastings and Miss Lemon, and his friendly rival Inspector Japp. [more inside]
Great Performances: And when my time is up, have I done enough? Will they tell our story? Season 0, Ep 0
Tonight, the room where it happens will be PBS for the premiere of the Hamildoc: Hamilton's America, a documentary film about the musical, which needs no introduction, and the people and history behind its creation. The documentary features everyone from Lin-Manuel Miranda to Stephen Sondheim to Questlove to Barack Obama and offers an opportunity to see some of the original Broadway cast perform up close. It airs on your local PBS station tonight at 9pm (check local listings) and will stream live on Facebook at 9pm Eastern time, and from your PBS Anywhere app.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: U.S. PRIMARIES AND CAUCUSES Season 3, Ep 13
- Protests rock Venezuela as their economy continues to deteriorate due to low oil prices.
- Canada Prime Ministar Justin Trudeau hits a very minor scandal, "Elbowgate," due to his pushing his way through a crowd of people in the House of Commons.
- And Now: John McLaughlin Angrily Introduces Discussion Topics.
- Main story: Primaries and Caucuses, the means by which the Democratic and Republican candidates get chosen, which is far from proportional to public will.
- And Now: Increasingly Weird Bell Ringers at the New York Stock Exchange
- Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov, widely considered to be a brutal strongman and who idolizes Putin, has completely lost his cat. LWT launches a campaign to find Kadyrov's cat before anyone suffers for it. Follow-up on Huffington Post.
Mr Selfridge: Full Season Discussion Season 3, Ep 0
Season/series 3 of Mr Selfridge
Mr Selfridge: Full Season Discussion Season 2, Ep 0
Season/series 2 discussion of Mr Selfridge
Mr Selfridge: Full Season Discussion Season 1, Ep 0
Season/series 1 of Mr Selfridge
Downton Abbey: Episode One Season 5, Ep 1
The election of a Labour government spells change, a change that Lord Grantham and Carson are bothered by. But many others are ready for an England in which life is "more tolerable for working people." Meanwhile, the Dowager Countess is pulling strings, Thomas' attempt to blackmail Baxter comes to a head, and Edith nearly burns the house down.