August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand

August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand

Feb 19, 2015

American Masters August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand Watch Friday, February 20th at 10pm! From his roots as an activist and poet to his indelible mark on Broadway, this program captures the legacy of the man some call America’s Shakespeare. Film and theater luminaries such as James Earl Jones, Viola Davis, Phylicia Rashad, […]

Richard Pryor: Icon

Richard Pryor: Icon

Feb 19, 2015

Watch Friday, February 20th at 9pm! Richard Pryor’s impact on the craft of comedy and today’s top comics is legendary and unrivaled. This program surveys the profound and enduring influence of one of the greatest American comics of all time.

Shakespeare Uncovered

Shakespeare Uncovered

Feb 9, 2015

Shakespeare Uncovered: Romeo & Juliet with Joseph Fiennes Watch Friday, February 13 at 10pm! Joseph Fiennes, the star of Shakespeare in Love, examines Royal Ballet productions, musicals such as West Side Story and Baz Luhrmann’s extraordinary cinematic re-imagination of Romeo & Juliet to understand why the love story remains the most adapted and performed of all of Shakespeare’s works. Features […]

Shakespeare Uncovered

Shakespeare Uncovered

Feb 9, 2015

Shakespeare Uncovered: Anthony & Cleopatra w/Kim Cattrall Watch February 13th at 9pm! Kim Cattrall has played the role of Cleopatra twice and meets others who have, as well — like Janet Suzman, who is renowned for her performance with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Together, they begin to uncover the truth behind Shakespeare’s “middle-aged” love story. […]

Earth: A New Wild – Oceans

Earth: A New Wild – Oceans

Feb 7, 2015

Watch Thursday, February 19th at 10pm! Starting on the most pristine reef on Earth, home to more predators than prey, Sanjayan draws on his own ocean experiences to reveal a vibrant community of scientists, engineers and fishermen who are providing solutions that can help restore the oceans in astonishing ways. He is aware of the […]

Nova “Colosseum – Roman Death Trap”

Nova “Colosseum – Roman Death Trap”

Feb 7, 2015

Watch Thursday, February 12th at 9pm! The Colosseum is a monument to Roman imperial power and cruelty. Its graceful lines and harmonious proportions concealed a highly efficient design and advanced construction methods that made hundreds of arches out of 100,000 tons of stone. In its elliptical arena, tens of thousands of gladiators, slaves, prisoners and […]