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Movie: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

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]
posted by seemoorglass on Jun 11, 2018 - 11 comments

Great Performances: She Loves Me  Season 43, Ep 14

The critically-acclaimed 2016 Roundabout Theatre Company production of the beloved musical.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Oct 21, 2017 - 4 comments

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]
posted by cashman on Oct 14, 2017 - 7 comments

The Vietnam War: A Disrespectful Loyalty (May 1970-March 1973)  Season 1, Ep 9

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]
posted by cashman on Oct 13, 2017 - 0 comments

The Vietnam War: The History of the World (April 1969-May 1970)  Season 1, Ep 8

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.
posted by dnash on Sep 26, 2017 - 4 comments

The Vietnam War: The Veneer of Civilization (June 1968-May 1969)  Season 1, Ep 7

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.
posted by homunculus on Sep 25, 2017 - 8 comments

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.
posted by homunculus on Sep 24, 2017 - 5 comments

The Vietnam War: This Is What We Do (July 1967-December 1967)  Season 1, Ep 5

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.
posted by homunculus on Sep 21, 2017 - 5 comments

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.
posted by homunculus on Sep 21, 2017 - 5 comments

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.
posted by homunculus on Sep 19, 2017 - 6 comments

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.
posted by Fizz on Sep 18, 2017 - 7 comments

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.
posted by Fizz on Sep 18, 2017 - 6 comments

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]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Feb 8, 2017 - 18 comments

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.
posted by zachlipton on Oct 21, 2016 - 40 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: U.S. PRIMARIES AND CAUCUSES  Season 3, Ep 13

This week....
  • 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.
[more inside]
posted by JHarris on May 26, 2016 - 8 comments

Mr Selfridge: Full Season Discussion  Season 3, Ep 0

Season/series 3 of Mr Selfridge
posted by aabbbiee on Jan 25, 2016 - 0 comments

Mr Selfridge: Full Season Discussion  Season 2, Ep 0

Season/series 2 discussion of Mr Selfridge
posted by aabbbiee on Jan 25, 2016 - 0 comments

Mr Selfridge: Full Season Discussion  Season 1, Ep 0

Season/series 1 of Mr Selfridge
posted by aabbbiee on Jan 25, 2016 - 0 comments

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.
posted by jbickers on Jan 5, 2015 - 52 comments

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