NHPBS Passport Update - February 8, 2021

What's Arriving and Leaving NHPBS Passport

New Titles Coming to NHPBS Passport

Seaside Hotel (6-episode binge)
At Andersen’s Seaside Hotel by the North Sea dunes, meet the chambermaid Fie, the merchant's daughter Amanda, and the local fisherman Morten, whose fates are intertwined, as they seek to emancipate themselves from the plans other people have made on their behalf. From Walter Presents, in Danish with English subtitles.
Available: Feb. 11, 2021 – June 30, 2022

Antiques Roadshow | Vintage Baltimore Hour 1
Travel back to 2007 for updated appraisals on magnificent Maryland finds including Plains & Prairie American Indian art, a presentation sword with a Lincoln-signed appointment, and an 1885 Opening Day baseball program. One is $130,000-$200,000!
Available: Feb. 9, 2021 – Jan. 10, 2025

Independent Lens | A Day in the Life of America
Director Jared Leto crafts a sweeping yet intimate cross-section of America shot on a single July 4th in 2017 with 92 film crews fanning out across each of the United States and Puerto Rico to capture A Day in the Life of America. A gargantuan production shot over a single 24-hour period across the country, the film weaves a wide range of beliefs and backgrounds into a rich tapestry of life.
Available: Feb. 10, 2021 – Jan. 10, 2023

Nature | The Alps: The High Life
In Europe’s highest mountain range, discover how Eurasian lynx, griffon vultures, ibex, marmots and more face extreme seasonal fluctuations, from volatile thunderstorms and landslides of summer to avalanches and frozen temperatures of winter. In Part One of the miniseries "The Alps", enjoy the Alps in spring and summertime as newborn animals grow up to face the coming brutal winter.
Available: Feb. 11, 2021 – Jan. 12, 2025

 When Disaster Strikes | The Silent Killer
Hear shocking stories as another drought strikes Somalia. Mass migration, food shortages and malnutrition mean famine is a very real threat, but resolute humanitarians race to meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable.
Available: Feb. 11, 2021 – Jan. 12, 2031

NOVA | Secrets in our DNA
Some 30 million Americans have sent their DNA to be analyzed by companies like 23andMe and AncestryDNA. But what happens once the sample is in the hands of testing companies, and how accurate are their results? NOVA explores the power of genetic data to reveal family connections, ancestry, and health risks—and even solve criminal cold cases.
Available: Feb. 11, 2021 – June 30, 2025

In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl | Musicals and the Movies
Dive into the love affair between Hollywood and Broadway in this episode celebrating classic songs from Broadway musicals and classic cinema. Enjoy selections from Leonard Bernstein’s love letter to New York City, "On the Town," performed by Sutton Foster and Brian Stokes Mitchell.
Available: Feb. 13, 2021 – Jan. 14, 2024

Great Performances | The Magic of Callas
Explore the legacy of superstar Maria Callas in this documentary detailing her 1964 comeback at London’s Royal Opera House in “Tosca,” featuring insights from fans including Rufus Wainwright and opera stars Thomas Hampson and Kristine Opolais.
Available: Feb. 13, 2021 – Jan. 14, 2024

 

Expiring Soon

NOVA | Great Cathedral Mystery
The dome that crowns Florence’s great cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore—the Duomo—is a towering masterpiece of Renaissance ingenuity and an enduring source of mystery. Still the largest masonry dome on earth after more than six centuries, it is taller than the Statue of Liberty and weighs as much as an average cruise ship.
Expiration Date: Feb. 11, 2021

MODUS (Seasons 1 and 2)
Adapted by Emmy award-winning screenwriters Mai Brostrom and Peter Thorsboe, from the book by Anne Holt, Modus follows psychologist and profiler Inger Johanne Vik (Melinda Kinnaman). In Swedish with English subtitles.
Expiration Date: Feb. 12, 2021

NOVA | Great Escape at Dunkirk
As France fell to the German armies in May 1940, 400,000 Allied troops were trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk. Their annihilation seemed certain—a disaster that could have led to Britain’s surrender. But then, in a last-minute rescue, Royal Navy ships and a flotilla of tiny civilian boats evacuated hundreds of thousands of soldiers to safety across the Channel—the legendary “miracle of Dunkirk.”
Expiration Date: Feb. 13, 2021


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