Author: Elyssa Steffenson

Explore the Polar Extremes of Planet Earth

Explore the Polar Extremes of Planet Earth

Of all the fresh water that exists on Earth today, 70 percent of it is frozen, held in glaciers and ice caps, most of it in the Arctic and Antarctic — but Earth wasn’t always like this. Hidden in the rocks and trapped under the ice are clues that reveal a planet totally different from the one we know today. Following a trail of strange […]

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Poison Squad Airs January 28 on American Experience

Poison Squad Airs January 28 on American Experience

At the close of the 19th century, technology and industry were booming. More and more Americans migrated to cities and away from farm life and fresh, homegrown food. Completely unregulated, the burgeoning food manufacturing industry took off as millions of Americans needed access to readily available and affordable food. In this pre-refrigeration world, meatpacking and canning companies sought ways to keep their products fresh at […]

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Accept the Call Premieres on Independent Lens

Accept the Call Premieres on Independent Lens

Twenty-five years after Yusuf Abdurahman left Somalia as a refugee to begin his life anew in Minneapolis, Minnesota his worst fear is realized when his 19-year-old-son Zacharia is arrested in an FBI counterterrorism sting. In Accept the Call, premiering this week on Independent Lens, filmmaker Eunice Lau chronicles Yusuf’s journey over three years as he tries to understand why his son would leave his American […]

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FRONTLINE: Amazon Empire – The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos

FRONTLINE: Amazon Empire – The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos

Tuesday, February 18, at 9pm on ThinkTV16
Friday, February 21, at 9pm on ThinkTV14

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January 2020 Sleeper Picks from Jim Wiener

January 2020 Sleeper Picks from Jim Wiener

Our Chief Programming Officer, Jim Wiener, has his DVR set for these sleeper picks. You won’t want to miss these shows! Meet The Lords Saturdays, January 4 to January 18, at 10pm on CET If you wonder why the UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson would attempt to bypass Parliament in order to fashion a Brexit deal, check out this 3-part series. The House of Lords […]

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Nature: The Mighty Weasel

Nature: The Mighty Weasel

Wednesday, February 19, at 8pm on ThinkTV16
Monday, February 24, at 8pm on ThinkTV14

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Expedition with Steve Backshall

Expedition with Steve Backshall

Wednesdays at 10pm, January 15 – February 19 on ThinkTV16
Mondays at 10pm, January 20 – February 24 on ThinkTV14

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Sanditon on Masterpiece

Sanditon on Masterpiece

Sundays at 9pm, January 12 – February 23 on ThinkTV16

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American Masters – Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

American Masters – Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Tuesday, February 25, at 9pm on ThinkTV16

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What’s Happening with “Nightly Business Report”

What’s Happening with “Nightly Business Report”

Flying under the radar this holiday season is the sad news that a long time series on public television will be closing its doors at the end of Christmas week. The Nightly Business Report will see its last newscast on Friday, December 27, 2019. The show celebrated 40 years on the air this year. The weekday business newscast was managed by CNBC for the past […]

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