NHPBS Passport Update - October 19, 2020

What's Arriving and Leaving NHPBS Passport

New Titles Coming to NHPBS Passport

The Trouble with Maggie Cole
See what happens when idle gossip escalates out of control and starts to affect people’s lives. Set in a picturesque fishing village, the series centers on Maggie Cole, the self-appointed oracle of this close-knit community.
Available: Oct. 18 – Nov. 21, 2027

POV | In My Blood It Runs
Ten-year-old Aboriginal Dujuan is a child-healer, a good hunter and speaks three languages. Yet, Dujuan is ‘failing’ in school and facing increasing scrutiny from welfare and the police. As he travels perilously close to incarceration, his family fight to give him a strong Arrernte education alongside his western education. We walk with him as he grapples with these pressures and shares his truths.
Available: Oct. 13 – Sept. 14, 2021

Islands of Wonder | Borneo
Borneo, the third largest island on Earth, may seem like a paradise but its harsh landscape proves a struggle to survive. These challenges allow the island to host a greater diversity of life than almost any other island.
Available: Oct. 22 – Dec. 31, 2027

NOVA | A to Z: The First Alphabet
Scientists Writing shaped our world and the rise of human knowledge, from the trading of goods to tales of ancient goddesses and kings. Follow the evolution of the written word, from 4,000-year-old carvings in an Egyptian turquoise mine to modern-day alphabets.
Available: Oct. 22 – Sept. 16, 2023

Great Performances | Now Hear This: The Schubert Generation
Celebrate the work of Franz Schubert with host Scott Yoo as he plays with young musicians establishing themselves in North America's musical capitals by attempting to master the composer’s music.
Available: Oct. 24 – Sept. 24, 2023

Expiring Soon

Great Performances | Noel Coward’s Present Laughter
Kevin Kline gives a Tony Award®-winning performance in Noël Coward’s Present Laughter.
Expiration Date: Nov. 2, 2020

Austin City Limits | Patty Griffin / The Revivalists
Thrill to the best in American roots music with Texas singer/songwriter Patty Griffin and New Orleans rockers The Revivalists. Griffin and her backing duo perform songs from her acclaimed self-titled LP. The Revivalists play tunes from their album Take Good Care.
Expiration Date: Nov. 2, 2020

VA: The Human Cost of War
Explore the history of the Department of Veterans Affairs, from the troubled beginnings of the Veterans Bureau of 1920s to the modern VA system. Learn details of this vast, crucial American institution: its successes, failures and need for reforms.
Expiration Date: Nov. 6, 2020


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