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Friday, July 3, 2015 at 10:00pm
Great Performances: Annie Lennox: "Nostalgia" Live in Concert
Throughout her four-decade career, music superstar Annie Lennox has defied categorization, diving into blues, soul, folk and pop to create songs that captivate and transcend boundaries. In her latest album Nostalgia, Lennox has revealed yet another dimension to her formidable talent. Although jazz is not the genre for which she is best known, she could no longer resist the magnetic pull of some of the most memorable melodies and lyrics from the American Songbook. more info | more stories like this

Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 8:00pm
A Capitol Fourth 2015
Celebrating 35 spectacular years on air, A CAPITOL FOURTH will kick off the country’s 239th birthday with an all-star musical extravaganza that puts viewers front and center for the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation. America’s favorite Independence Day celebration is broadcast live from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol, before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network. | more stories like this

Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 9:00pm
Poldark, Season 1, Episode 3
There is much to celebrate as the Wheal Leisure mine opens for business, and local couples give birth. Amidst the high spirits, rumors fly of a scandalous relationship between Ross and Demelza. more info | more stories like this

Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 10:00pm
The Crimson Field: Episode 3
Thomas wrestles with a growing attraction to Kitty, a terrified patient faces court martial and Sister Joan reveals a dark secret to one of her patients. more info | more stories like this

Monday, July 6, 2015 at 10:00pm
POV: Tough Love
Having lost custody of their children, two parents fight to win back the trust of the courts and reunite their families. Acknowledging their past parenting mistakes, both contend with a complex bureaucracy to prove they deserve a second chance. more info | more stories like this

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 8:00pm
American Experience: The Abolitionists

Vividly bringing to life the epic struggles of the men and women who fought to end slavery, THE ABOLITIONISTS tells the intertwined stories of Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimké, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Brown, who led the most important civil rights crusade in American history. more info | more stories like this

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 9:00pm
First Peoples: Europe
When Homo sapiens turned up in prehistoric Europe, they ran into the Neanderthals. The two types of human were similar enough – intellectually and culturally - to interbreed. But as more Homo sapiens moved into Europe and the population increased, there was an explosion of art and symbolic thought which overwhelmed the Neanderthals. Ever since, we’ve had Europe - and the rest of the world - to ourselves. more info | more stories like this

Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 9:00pm
Inspector Lewis, Season 6, Episode 3
Lewis and Hathaway are called in to examine the brutal death of a chemistry professor recently released from prison, which may be connected to the discovery of a murdered Oxford student reported lost for fifteen years. As more casualties and suspects emerge, Lewis considers his future on the force. Edward Fox (Gandhi, Foyle’s War) guest stars. more info | more stories like this

Friday, July 10, 2015 at 9:00pm
American Masters: Harper Lee: Hey Boo
Uncover the mysterious life of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of To Kill a Mockingbird. The documentary reveals the context and history of To Kill a Mockingbird’s Deep South setting, and the social changes it inspired after publication. Tom Brokaw, Rosanne Cash, Anna Quindlen, Scott Turow, Oprah Winfrey and others reflect on the novel’s power, influence, popularity, and the ways it has shaped their lives. more info | more stories like this

Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 10:00pm
Filmmakers Corner: The Reel 48 Project
A re-broadcast from season 4, this episode starts with an interview with Mitch Leib, executive director of the Pittsburgh Lesbian & Gay Film Festival "Reel Q." Then, Kahmeela Adams and Nina Gibbs of the 48 Hour Film Project, Pittsburgh edition talk about the growth of the 48 and present a selection of films from the 2012 competition. Those films include: Letter Die: A Gamut Sibling Mystery, Tourist Companion, Two to Tango, In Security, The Last and more. more info | more stories like this

Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 9:00pm
Masterpiece: Poldark: Part 4
The community awaits news of the fish harvest. Poldark’s copper mine struggles. Demelza must get used to a new way of life. more info | more stories like this

Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 10:00pm
The Crimson Field: Episode 4
The arrival of soldiers from her home town lifts Joan’s spirits, but she finds herself in trouble. Thomas seizes his opportunity to pursue Kitty. Meanwhile, the return of an old patient causes ripples, calling everyone’s loyalties into question. more info | more stories like this

Monday, July 13, 2015 at 10:00pm
POV: Web Junkie
Follow the treatment of three Chinese teenagers, obsessive gamers who prefer the virtual world to the real one. The military-style rehab program may set a standard as the world comes to grips with the consequences of excessive internet use. more info | more stories like this

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 10:00pm
Frontline: Escaping ISIS
Hear gripping, first-hand accounts of women who escaped the brutal reign of ISIS. This hard-hitting film explores the lives of women who were held as sex slaves, the people who saved them and women who endured—and also enforced—ISIS’ harsh rules. more info | more stories like this

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 9:00pm
NOVA: Chasing Pluto
NOVA captures New Horizon’s historic flyby of Pluto, the culmination of the spacecraft’s nine-year, three-billion-mile journey to reveal the first-ever detailed images of this strange, icy world at the very edge of our solar system. more info | more stories like this

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