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A Chef’s Life (All Episodes)
A Chef’s Life is a half-hour character-driven documentary and cooking series that takes viewers inside the life of Chef Vivian Howard, who, with her husband Ben Knight, left the big city to open a fine dining restaurant in small-town Eastern North Carolina.
Expires Dec. 3, 2020
Stream it here: https://www.pbs.org/show/chefs-life/
Independent Lens | Charm City
In Baltimore, the murder rate is high and trust in law enforcement is low—meet the engaged citizens reversing those trends in Charm City.
Expires Dec. 13, 2020
Stream it here: https://www.pbs.org/video/3024028101/
VOCES | Building the American Dream
Across Texas an unstoppable construction boom drives urban sprawl and luxury high-rises. Its dirty secret: abuse of immigrant labor. The film captures a turning point as a movement forms to fight widespread construction industry injustices. A story of courage, resilience and community, the film reveals shocking truths about the hardworking immigrants who build the American Dream.
Expires Dec. 14, 2020
Stream it here: https://www.pbs.org/video/3045265990/
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The Queen and the Coup
February 1953: the first anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Little does she know she is about to be deployed in a secret plot to topple Iran’s democratic leader in favor of an all-powerful Shah. Planned by MI6 and executed by the C.I.A., the coup that follows destroys relations between Iran and the West. Using newly declassified documents, this film unravels this secret for the first time.
Available on Passport Dec. 1, 2020 – Nov. 2, 2022
Stream it here: https://www.pbs.org/video/3047043704/
Take a fresh look at a topic that has sparked controversy for decades. During the years leading up to WWII, what was the Vatican’s reaction to the rise of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany? After the war began, how did the pope respond to the horrors of the Holocaust? In telling that story, Holy Silence focuses on American officials who worked behind the scenes to influence the Vatican’s actions.
Available on Passport Dec. 1, 2020 – Nov. 2, 2027
Stream it here: https://www.pbs.org/video/3047043355/
Stella: A History of War
Stella Andrássy fled the Red Army invasion of Hungary in 1945. Born in Sweden, she married into one of Hungary’s most influential families. Her world torn apart from the war, she wrote a book about her experiences. The film is based on Stella’s own narrative with perspective on the fate of women. She tells of abuse and suffering, but also of solidarity, courage and hope.
Available on Passport Dec. 1, 2020 – Nov. 2, 2023
Stream it here: https://www.pbs.org/video/3047044516/
The Art of Home: A Wind River Story
Two indigenous artists create new works reflecting on their tribal homelands, the Wind River Indian Reservation. Ken Williams (Arapaho) is a Santa Fe art celebrity and Sarah Ortegon (Shoshone) is an up-and-coming actress in Denver. Both artists travel to Wind River Reservation to reconnect with their ancestors and present their art work to a somewhat isolated community.
Available on Passport Dec. 1, 2020 – Nov. 3, 2022
Stream it here: https://www.pbs.org/video/3033490749/
Nature | Primates: Secrets of Survival
Monkey see, monkey do. From baboons facing down leopards, to lemurs exploiting a jungle pharmacy or rhesus macaques charming their way to an easy life, discover the survival strategies used by primates, often in the most unexpected places.
Available on Passport Dec. 3, 2020 – Nov. 4, 2028
Stream it here: https://www.pbs.org/video/3048381689/
Secrets of the Dead | Abandoning the Titanic
Join a team of investigators as they search for the identity of the captain of a “mystery ship” that turned away from the “unsinkable” Titanic in its darkest hour, abandoning thousands of lives to the icy waters and their deaths.
Available on Passport Dec. 2, 2020 – Nov. 29, 2025
Stream it here: https://www.pbs.org/video/3048476289/
Great Performances | One Man, Two Guvnors
Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance by CBS Late Late Show host James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors by playwright Richard Bean delighted critics and audiences alike during its West End and Broadway productions in 2011 and 2012.
Available on Passport Dec. 5, 2020 – Jan. 5, 2021
Stream it here: https://www.pbs.org/video/3048529314/
Austin City Limits | John Legend & the Roots: Wake Up!
Savor a special encore of protest soul classics from John Legend & the Roots’ Grammy Award-winning LP Wake Up! Originally broadcast in 2011, the hour-long episode features “Wake Up Everybody,” “Compared to What” and “Ordinary People.”
Available on Passport Dec. 6, 2020 – May 6, 2021
Stream it here: https://www.pbs.org/video/3048487940/
Roadkill on Masterpiece, Ep. 4
With the prime minister in trouble, Peter makes a shocking announcement to the nation. Is this the end for him or the start of something new?
Available on Passport Dec. 7, 2020 – Nov. 21, 2024
Stream it here: https://www.pbs.org/video/3048833717/