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‘Adventures of T-Man’ is a coming of age story focused on Terrence, a 26-year-old African American man with high-functioning autism living in Charlotte, North Carolina. Curious, earnest, but naïve to a fault, he yearns to live an independent life, despite the many obstacles. When he’s chosen by a financial technology firm to be part of a pilot program hiring people on the autism spectrum, he sees his chance. The job gives him the footing he’s needed to move out of his parent’s house and take his first steps towards a life on his own for the first time. However, independence may be more than he bargained for as he encounters numerous setbacks, straining his relationships and placing him in serious danger.
Follow two internationally-acclaimed dance companies commissioned by the Virginia Arts Festival and the 2019 Commemoration to interpret a seminal event...the arrival of the first Africans to English North America. Go behind the scenes and witness the artistic journey of these works, from concept through rehearsal and ultimately to the stage.
Disasters from natural hazards are on the rise, fueled by urbanization, vulnerable development and the onset of climate change. Houses and communities are on the front line. 'Built to Last?' shows what ordinary people around the world are doing to make their homes safer and stronger.
NEWS MATTERS follows the desperate attempt by Colorado journalists to save the 125-year-old Denver Post from slow death at the hands of hedge fund owner Alden Global Capital, while trying to cut through the noise of social media and opinion news outlets. Chuck Plunkett captures national attention when he leads a revolt against The Denver Post’s hedge fund owners, all while the newspaper industry crumbles and while journalists are being called the enemy of the people.
Teach science at home! DIY Science Time investigates the world through experiments, demonstrations and activities. Viewers are invited to join along with host Mister C and his science crew to complete fun DIY science experiments, using household materials.
Variety and PBS SoCal take you inside the biggest TV shows of the year through candid conversations between today’s most acclaimed actors. Each episode of the 14th season brings together actors engaging in intimate one-on-one discussions about their craft and work.
In the late 1800s, Italians immigrated to St. Louis in search of the American Dream resulting in one of the largest Italian American neighborhoods in the United States today, The Hill. Here they started their own businesses, built their own church, and created a self-sufficient “city within a city.” While similar immigrant neighborhoods across the country have long ago lost their identity, The Hill remains strong, making it the last of a dying breed. America's Last Little Italy: The Hill tells the story of this enduring neighborhood by looking at its past, present, and future.
A film about small ranching and farming, exemplified by the story of a lifelong Colorado cowboy. Howard Linscott “is” the original Marlboro Man, a gruff, chain-smoking 70-year-old who’s been ranching all his life. The film explores whether cherished Western traditions and this fiercely-independent lifestyle can survive as they collide with inevitable population growth in the west.
In The Roads Most Traveled, Pulitzer prize-winning photojournalist Don Bartletti shares heart wrenching stories from his forty-year career documenting history as it unfolds. Internationally recognized for his commitment to photographing the migration of Central Americans to the United States, Bartletti’s images reveal the never-ending saga of illegal immigration by individuals desperate to improve their lives.
Hurricane season turns the nation's attention to tropical storms and the threat to life and property. When destructive storms come ashore, they may dominate the news for a few days. Then they, and the communities ravaged, are often forgotten. This happened to three small towns in eastern North Carolina following Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Their struggle to recove and setbacks from a second hurricane in 2018, brings to life the realities of disaster recovery. There are lessons here for all, especially rural communities with limited resources.
Life in the Logwoods: the East Texas Timber Legacy interweaves the rugged history of this region with profiles of modern loggers, sawmill operators, tree farmers and migrant workers—all the people who do the demanding and dangerous work of bringing wood to market.
"Shelter Me: 2020" is hosted by Entrepreneur and Star of Shark Tank, Daymond John. This timely film was made during the early days of the pandemic to show how the best in people prevailed in the face of adversity. Our cameras were rolling when New York City was the epicenter of COVID-19 and the country began to shut down. The people working at the animal shelter were on the front lines and, at great risk to their own lives, persevered to help the animals and the people. We visit a pet food pantry to show a community coming together to keep beloved pets with their families. Plus, we see people fostering pets for the first time to help their local shelter, to give themselves companionship and to help the animals find their permanent homes.
Shelter Me: Soul Awakened" is hosted by John Legend and features a program where incarcerated men at a maximum security prison train overlooked shelter dogs to help them get adopted and prepare other dogs to become service animals for veterans with PTSD. The film also includes former California Governor Jerry Brown discussing criminal justice reform.
SONGS AT THE CENTER celebrates the Singer-Songwriter. The series features Grammy Award-winning Songwriting Royalty, as well as up-and-comers you will want to know better. The series can be summed up in three words: Songs. Singers. Stories.
“Finding Your Roots: The Seedlings” is a series that follows 13 young people from across the U.S. and Canada at a new genetics and genealogy camp as they study their own DNA and family histories to answer the question “Who am I?” Inspired by the popular PBS series "Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr." and shot on the campus of Penn State University, campers explore their ancestry using an innovative middle school genetics and genealogy curriculum never before used in an educational setting. The web address for the curriculum web site (where teachers and caregivers can view and download free lesson plans, teacher support materials and video episodes) is shared onscreen.
When Maria Lawton was six years old her family emigrated to the United States from the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores, a stunning archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Maria documented the cooking and food memories so vital to her childhood, rediscovering her family's traditional recipes and putting them into her first cookbook, Azorean Cooking: From My Table to Yours. As a complement to her book, Maria blends her love of Portuguese food, traditions, and culture with the cooking and travel series “Maria’s Portuguese Table”. In this first series she goes on an 8-part food and travel odyssey starting in Rhode Island USA to Sao Miguel Azores, to California. Rediscover one of the world’s oldest cultures with her!