NHPBS Passport Update - November 16, 2020

What's Arriving and Leaving NHPBS Passport

New Titles Coming to NHPBS Passport

Roadkill Ep. 2
Promoted to justice minister, Peter deals with a prison riot, an angry daughter, and alarming contacts from a stranger. Meanwhile, an unknown threat looms abroad.
Available: Nov. 23 – Nov. 21, 2024

Thou Shalt Not Kill Season 2
Stubborn and determined detective Valeria Ferro endeavors to solve the challenging puzzles behind crimes motivated by jealousy, vendettas, and repressed anger to seek the truth and justice. She struggles with her own demons from her past that come back to life when her mother is released from jail after seventeen years. From Walter Presents, in Italian with English subtitles.
Available: Nov. 19 – Aug. 31, 2022  

The Violin Alone
The unlikely pairing of two modern visionaries, Vilmos Oláh, a Hungarian violin virtuoso, and Eric Funk, contemporary classical composer from the heart of Montana, has resulted in a new piece of music that pushes the boundaries of music and our notion of the possible. "Vili: Concerto for Violin Alone" is an extreme concerto in which its player must simultaneously play the solo and orchestra parts.
Available: Nov. 18 – Oct. 18, 2028

Independent Lens | Feels Good Man
Feels Good Man is the story of how artist Matt Furie, creator of a once-benign comic character named Pepe the Frog, fought an uphill battle to reclaim his iconic creation from those who turned it into a symbol of hate. Feels Good Man is a thought-provoking, wild ride through an Internet that transformed an unlucky cartoon frog, and then the rest of the world.
Available: Nov. 18 – Oct. 19, 2022

Charlie Russell’s Old West
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. 18 – Oct. 20, 2027

Finding Your Roots | DNA Mysteries
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. 18 – Oct. 19, 2024

American Masters | Walter Winchell: The Power of Gossip
Meet the newspaper columnist, radio commentator and television personality who pioneered the fast-paced, gossip driven, politically charged journalism that dominates today. At his peak, his audience reached 50 million: two-thirds of American adults.
Available: Nov. 18 – Oct. 21, 2023

American Masters | Michael Tilson Thomas: Where Now Is
Discover the Grammy-winning conductor, pianist and composer. A National Medal of Arts recipient and longtime music director of the San Francisco Symphony, he helped set the standard that an American orchestra should champion modern American music.
Available: Nov. 21 – Oct. 24, 2023

Nature | Pandas Born to be Wild
Unlock the mysteries of wild pandas whose counterparts in captivity are known for their gentle image. Journey through the steep Qinling Mountains with filmmakers, scientists and rangers to witness pandas’ startling courtship and aggressive behaviors.
Available: Nov. 19 – Oct. 21, 2024

The Age of Nature | Understanding
Explore how a new understanding of nature is helping us find surprising ways to fix it. From the Pacific Northwest to Yellowstone to Scotland, scientists, citizens and activists are restoring the environment, benefiting humans and animals alike.
Available: Nov. 19 – Oct. 21, 2027

Austin City Limits | Rufus Wainwright
Enjoy an intimate hour with renowned singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright. The American/Canadian performer and composer sings songs from his latest album Unfollow the Rules.
Available: Nov. 22 – April 23, 2021

Expiring Soon

Pollyanna
After the death of her father, Pollyanna moves in with her embittered aunt. Soon, she charms everyone in the village she now calls home - except her cold-hearted aunt who refuses to see the brighter side of life. Aunt Polly, despite her vast wealth treats Pollyanna more like an stranger than a relative, but when tragedy strikes, Pollyanna's sunny outlook persuades her aunt to confront past ghosts.
Expiration Date: Nov. 23, 2020

Great Performances | Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn
The festive Roundabout Theatre Company production of Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn - The Broadway Musical comes to PBS.
Expiration Date: Nov. 23, 2020

Austin City Limits | Kacey Musgraves / Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
Live it up with contemporary country from Kacey Musgraves and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. Nashville-based Texan Musgraves essays tunes from her widely acclaimed album Golden Hour.  Son of outlaw country legend Willie Nelson, roots rocker Lukas Nelson and his band present songs from their self-titled release.
Expiration Date: Nov. 21, 2020


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