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11/22 - Abigail Adams
11/23 - Franklin Pierce and the Fibonacci Sequence
11//24 - Evolution
11//25 - Thanksgiving and Turkeys
11//26 - Native American Heritage
11//27 - Statistics
11/28 - Clouds and Chunukah

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30 high school teams across New Hampshire took the GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE 100 question qualifying test on the week of November 15, 2020. The 14 top-scoring teams will be playing in the 2022 season of GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE. Four additional teams were chosen as wild card teams and will play in two qualifying non-televised games in December. You can take the test here


  • Academy for Science and Design - Nashua
  • Bow High School
  • ConVal High School - Peterborough
  • Fall Mountain Regional High - Langdon
  • Hopkinton High
  • Littleton High School
  • Londonderry High School
  • Manchester Central High School
  • Merrimack High School*
  • Nashua South
  • Plymouth Regional High School
  • Portsmouth High School
  • Salem High School
  • Winnacunnet High School – North Hampton

*Defending Champ


  • Kingswood Regional High School - Wolfboro
  • Oyster River High School - Durham
  • Mascoma Valley Regional High School - Canaan
  • Belmont High School 

Monday - November 22

Independent Lens

Monday, 11/22 from 10-11 pm NHPBS
Fired from a lifelong job, a 75-year-old mom teams up with her son to reclaim her future through bucket list adventures. Her journey uncovers the economic insecurity faced by millions of Americans. INDEPENDENT LENS Streaming Video

TUESDAY - November 23

America Reframed
AMERICA REFRAMED - Hayden and Her Family
Tuesday, 11/23 from 8-9 pm NH WORLD
Elizabeth and Jud Curry always knew they wanted a large family. Despite already raising multiple children, their ambitious altruism pushes them to do more. Over the course of several years they adopt five children, all with special needs, from Vietnam and China. One of those adoptees is Hayden, a young girl born with linear nevus sebaceous syndrome, a disorder that affects her appearance and cognitive abilities. Jud and Elizabeth face the difficulties and isolation of raising adopted children with special needs. Hayden and her siblings likewise must make sense of their new family and their place in it. Through the lens of both adoptive parents and their children, Hayden & Her Family tells an empowering and honest story of adoption. AMERICA REFRAMED Streaming Videos

Independent Lens

INDEPENDENT LENS - Home from School: The Children of Carlisle
Tuesday, 11/23 from 9-10 pm NHPBS
Northern Arapaho tribal members travel to Pennsylvania to retrieve the stories and the remains of children who died at Carlisle Indian boarding school in the 1880s. More than a century later, will these Native American boys finally come home? INDEPENDENT LENS Streaming Video

FRONTLINE - Shots Fired
Tuesday, 11/23 from 10-11 pm NHPBS
Amid record police shootings in Utah, an investigation into the use of deadly force in the state. With The Salt Lake Tribune, an examination of police training, tactics and accountability; and racial disparities in the way force is used. FRONTLINE Streaming Video

WEDNESDAY - November 24

NATURE - My Life As A Turkey
Wednesday, 11/24 from 8-9 pm NHPBS
Deep in the wilds of Florida, writer and naturalist Joe Hutto was given the rare opportunity to raise wild turkeys from chicks. Eventually, he had to let his children grow up and go off on their own, but this was harder than he ever imagined. NATURE Streaming Video

NOVA - Universe Revealed - Big Bang
Wednesday, 11/24 from 9-10 pm NHPBS
It’s an age-old question: are we alone? Or do other lifeforms and intelligences thrive on worlds far beyond our own? Ultra-sensitive telescopes and dogged detective work are transforming alien planet-hunting from science fiction into hard fact. Join NOVA on a visit to exotic worlds orbiting distant suns, from puffy planets with the density of Styrofoam to thousand-degree, broiling gas giants. NOVA Streaming Video

SECRETS OF THE DEAD - The Caravaggio Heist
Wednesday, 11/24 from 10-11 pm NHPBS
Father Marius Zerafa, director of museums in Malta, risks his life to recover a Caravaggio masterpiece stolen from a cathedral in 1984. SECRETS OF THE DEAD Streaming Video

THURSDAY - November 25

Thursday, 11/25 from 8-10 pm NHPBS
Discover the harrowing and brutal truths behind the Pilgrims' arrival in the New World and the myths of Thanksgiving. Director Ric Burns explores the history of our nation's beginnings in this epic tale of converging forces. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Streaming Video

SECRETS OF THE DEAD - Abandoning the Titanic
Thursday, 11/25 from 9-10 pm NH WORLD
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. SECRETS OF THE DEAD Streaming Video

great dying
Thursday, 11/25 from 10-10:30 pm NHPBS
It's been more than 400 years since the first Thanksgiving. And there is a lot we are learning about that time. Just prior to the Pilgrim's arrival, a plague decimated New England's coastal Native American population, altering the course of colonialism. This is the story of the Great Dying and how tribal leaders are learning from the past as they deal with the effects of today's pandemic. SURVIVING NEW ENGLAND''S GREAT DYING Streaming Video

Thursday, 11/25 from 10:30-11 pm NHPBS
Ashland, NH sits along the Squam and Pemigewasset Rivers and, in its heyday, boasted several mills. Host Rebecca Rule discovers stories about covered bridges, a one-of-a-kind guitar shop owner and a farm stand that helps to define this vibrant community. OUR HOMETOWN Streaming Video

FRIDAY - November 26

Friday, 11/26 from 7-8:30 pm NH WORLD
Follow the story of rock radio - from the AM deejays to the FM pioneers who fanned the flames of the '60s, to the silencing of rock radio by the government and big-business interests, to its promise of rebirth on satellite radio. AIRPLAY shares the story of the 50-year struggle for the soul of music radio, told by the deejays and the artists they made stars.

Independent Lens

INDEPENDENT LENS - Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World
Friday, 11/26 from 8:30-10 pm NH WORLD
Discover how Native American musicians have transformed American blues, jazz and rock in this musical celebration featuring Robbie Robertson, Taj Mahal, Slash, Jackson Browne, Taboo, Quincy Jones, Tony Bennett, Iggy Pop, Steven Tyler and more. INDEPENDENT LENS Streaming Video

Great Performances
Friday, 11/26 from 9-10:30 pm NHPBS
Enjoy this contemporary reboot of the 1870 classical ballet favorite Featuring a blend of live action ballet with CGI, the film features ballet stars Michaela DePrince and Daniel Camargo. GREAT PERFORMANCES Streaming Video

SATURDAY - November 27

underground railroad

Saturday, 11/27 from 8-9 pm NH WORLD
William Still was one of the most important yet unheralded individuals of the Underground Railroad. Still was a humble Philadelphia clerk who risked his life shepherding runaway slaves to freedom in the tumultuous years leading up to America’s Civil War. William Still was the director of a complex network of abolitionists, sympathizers and safe houses that stretched from Philadelphia to what is now Southern Ontario. UNDERGROUD RAILROAD:THE WILLIAM STILL STORY Streaming Video

SUNDAY - November 28

SCIGIRLS - Code Concert
Sunday, 11/28 from 9-9:30 am NHPBS
SciGirls collaborate with singers to code software that "paints with music," creating a visual display of a live vocal performance for people who are deaf or have trouble hearing. SciGirls Streaming Video in English and Spanish


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