NHPBS Passport Update - November 9, 2020

What's Arriving and Leaving NHPBS Passport

New Titles Coming to NHPBS Passport

Roadkill - Episode 1
Having just seen off a libel case, UK government minister Peter Laurence faces a pair of family scandals. Could the embarrassment derail his political career?
Available: Nov. 16 – Nov. 21, 2024

POV | Softie
Softie follows political activist Boniface “Softie” Mwangi, a daring and audacious political activist, who decides to run for political office in Kenya after several years of fighting injustice in his country. But running a clean campaign against corrupt opponents becomes increasingly harder to combat with idealism alone.
Available: Nov. 10 – Oct. 12, 2021

Finding Your Roots | Fashion Roots
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. steps into the world of fashion and meets three icons of style — Diane Von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez, and RuPaul Charles — introducing ancestors who were just as audacious as they are.
Available: Nov. 11 – Oct. 12, 2024

Driving While Black
Discover how the advent of the automobile brought new mobility and freedom for African Americans but also exposed them to discrimination and deadly violence, and how that history resonates today.
Available: Nov. 11 – Oct. 13, 2027

The Age of Nature | Awakening
Discover how a new awareness of nature is helping to restore ecosystems from Panama to China to Mozambique. See how innovative actions are being taken to repair man-made damage and restore reefs, rivers, animal populations and more.
Available: Nov. 12 – Oct. 13, 2027

Great Performances | Grammy Salute to Music Legends 2020
In collaboration with the Recording Academy®, Great Performances presents the fifth annual all-star special showcasing 2020 Special Merit Awards recipients, including Lifetime Achievement Award honorees Chicago, Roberta Flack, Isaac Hayes, Iggy Pop, John Prine, Public Enemy and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
Available: Nov. 14 – Oct. 15, 2023

Austin City Limits | Stevie Ray Vaughn: A Retrospective
Thrill to an hour of classic Austin City Limits performances from late Texas blues rocker Stevie Ray Vaughan and his band Double Trouble. Songs include “Pride and Joy,” “Crossfire,” and “Texas Flood.”
Available: Nov. 15 – April 14, 2021

Expiring Soon

Indian Summers | Season 2
Set in a subtropical paradise during the twilight era of the British Empire, Indian Summers explores the collision of the ruling class English with their Indian subjects, and the intricate game of power, politics and passion that ensues.
Expiration Date: Nov. 19, 2020

The Durrells in Corfu | Season 1
Keeley Hawes (Upstairs Downstairs) stars as an intrepid widow who decamps from dreary England to a sun-dappled Greek island with her four recalcitrant children, ages 11 to 21, on this adaptation of Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals and its two sequels.
Expiration Date: Nov. 20, 2020

NOVA | Extreme Animal Weapons
From lobster claws and dog teeth to bee stings and snake fangs, every creature depends on a weapon. But some are armed to extremes that make no practical sense—whether it’s bull elks with giant 40-pound antler racks or tiny rhinoceros beetles with horns bigger than their body. What explains giant tusks, horns, and claws that can slow an animal down and even impair health and nutrition?
Expiration Date: Nov. 21, 2020

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