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Friday, July 25, 2014 at 9:00pm
Tina Fey: The Mark Twain Prize
The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize salutes Tina Fey, featuring a star-studded cast including Fred Armisen, Steve Carell, Jimmy Fallon, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Hudson, Jane Krakowski, Steve Martin, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, Tracy Morgan, Amy Poehler and Betty White. The evening pays tribute to the humor and accomplishments of the popular writer, producer, actress and comedienne. | more stories like this

Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 11:30pm
Austin City Limits: Phoenix
French band Phoenix plays tunes from its latest LP Bankrupt! and other hits, including “Lisztomania,” “1901” and “Entertainment!” more info | more stories like this

Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 8:00pm
Last Tango in Halifax: Season 2: Episode 5
Celia reluctantly introduces Alan to her sister, Muriel. Caroline is stunned to learn that Kate is pregnant and receives a further blow from John when he delivers news. A drunk Gillian shares a sinister secret with Caroline. | more stories like this

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 10:30pm
Change of Habit
The population of Catholic nuns in Western PA and across the United States is a quarter of what it was in the late 1960s. But even with their numbers dwindling and local convents shuttered, the revered Sisters aren't complaining or giving up, they're actually reinventing themselves. WQED’s Michael Bartley takes you to several local orders of religious women to show you where they're working and how they see the future of Sisters.| more stories like this

Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 10:30pm
Stories From The Stands
The Pirates have always been a big part of Pittsburgh's sports history. Now we introduce five local men who have witnessed most of it firsthand. Phil Coyne started working as an usher at Forbes Field in 1936. He's still ushering today at the age of 95! Phil and four of his longtime colleagues share their stories - from the ballparks, to the players, to their favorite Pirates memories and more. It's a unique look through the eyes of the other boys of summer. | more stories like this

Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 9:00pm
Masterpiece: Mystery!: Poirot: The Big Four
Adapted by Mark Gatiss (“Sherlock”), “The Big Four” plunges Poirot into a world of global espionage, set against the backdrop of the impending WWII. The public is in a panic after the shocking death of a Russian chess grandmaster, and Poirot must navigate international figures and intrigue to identify the culprit, with the help of old friends Captain Hastings, Inspector Japp and Miss Lemon. more info | more stories like this

Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 10:30pm
Vicious: Episode 5
Freddie and Stuart invite Ash and his new girlfriend, Chloe, to dinner. Infrequent acting work has been getting Freddie down, but things are looking up for Ash, who has fallen in love with the perfect woman. Or is she? As the evening progresses, Chloe’s habits stop seeming so sweet and tensions mount over dinner. Violet, meanwhile, is having difficulty with her lover in Buenos Aires. | more stories like this

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 10:00pm
POV: Fallen City
Journey from a devastated city in China to a new city nearby, a heartbreaking trip for survivors. more info | more stories like this

Sex In The Wild

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 10:00pm
Sex In The Wild: Kangaroos
In Australia, Joy and Mark uncover the reproductive secrets of some of the strangest mammals on Earth — the pouch-wearing marsupials.| more stories like this

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 8:00pm
Peter, Paul & Mary: Carry It On: A Musical Legacy
Peter, Paul and Mary recall the beginning of the 60s cultural revolution when music emerged as a unifying force amidst social change. Archival footage traces the trio's phenomenal career through selected concert and interview segments with 27 of the group's enduring songs. support this program | | more stories like this

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 8:00pm
My Wild Affair: The Rhino Who Joined the Family
Rescued from flooding caused by the damming of the Zambezi River, Rupert, an orphaned black rhinoceros, was brought up in the suburban family home of wildlife vet Dr. John Condy. Rupert captured the hearts of the vet’s four young children before his eventual release into the wild. Fifty years later, the children are searching for clues to their childhood friend’s fate. | more stories like this

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 9:00pm
NOVA: Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Monsters
Host Richard Smith comes face-to-face with the previously unknown reptilian rulers of prehistoric Australia. NOVA resurrects the giants that stalked the land and discovers that some of them were among the largest ever to have walked the Earth. more info | more stories like this

Friday, August 1, 2014 at 9:00pm
Great Performances: Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl
In commemoration of the Giuseppe Verdi bicentennial in 2013, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform a thrilling concert of Verdi’s towering Requiem Mass at the Hollywood Bowl. more info | more stories like this

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 9:00pm
NOVA: Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Strange Creatures
After the asteroid impact 65 million years ago — believed to have wiped out the dinosaurs — Australia was set adrift on a lonely voyage in southern seas. With host Richard Smith at the wheel, NOVA travels this walkabout continent to uncover how it became the strange island it is today. more info | more stories like this

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featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

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