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NPT– October 2014

With the PBS Arts Fall Festival in full swing this month, there is a wealth of great arts programming coming your way. For six seasons, the Peabody Award-winning series Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century ...

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Jimmy Van Heusen: Swingin’ with Frank and Bing Oscar-winning composer and test pilot Jimmy Van Heusen is known for writing songs like “Swinging on a Star” and “Moonlight Becomes You” for Bing Crosby and “Co...

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My Way to Olympia Everyone knows it, and every year many millions make the pilgrimage to the Louvre in Paris to see it. But is the Mona Lisa the world knows so well the original version? Or did Leonardo Da ...

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The 27th season of the venerable documentary series POV begins on Monday, June 23, 2014, at 9 p.m. on NPT and PBS stations nationwide and continues weekly through September. This season features thirteen ne...

NPT Guide May 2014

On May 13, 1985, a longtime feud between the city of Philadelphia and controversial radical urban group MOVE came to a deadly climax. By order of local authorities, police dropped military-grade explosives onto...

NPT—April 2014

Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures Located alongside the Tennessee River just a couple of hours’ drive from Nashville, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America’s most cre...

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Most famous for her seminal novel The Color Purple, writer/activist Alice Walker celebrates her 70th birthday this year. Born February 9, 1944, into a family of sharecroppers in rural Georgia, she came of age...

NPT-January 2014

When a documentary subject is as elusive as author J.D. Salinger was, it takes a lot of interviews with friends, colleagues, and historians to piece together a life. For the  American Masters 200th episode, ...

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