NHPBS Passport Update - February 22, 2021

What's Arriving and Leaving NHPBS Passport

New Titles Coming to NHPBS Passport

The Long Song E2
The handsome overseer Robert arrives, sparking a bitter rivalry between July and her mistress. Meanwhile, the field hands rebel against Robert’s work demands.
Available: Feb. 22, 2021 – Jan. 30, 2025

Agatha Christie’s England
Agatha Christie was born in Torquay on England's south coast. In a career spanning over half a century, the prolific crime writer was inspired by the landscapes and character of her home country, much of which featured in her novels. This heart-warming documentary takes viewers on a literary tour of England - focusing on the most interesting locations featured in some of her best-known books.
Available: Feb. 22, 2021 – Jan. 23, 2025

Finding Your Roots | Against All Odds
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. introduces media personality Andy Cohen and radio journalist Nina Totenberg to ancestors who were determined to survive.
Available: Feb. 24, 2021 – Jan. 25, 2025

NOVA | Forgotten Genius
The grandson of Alabama slaves, Percy Julian met with every possible barrier in a deeply segregated America. He was a man of genius, devotion, and determination. As a black man he was also an outsider, fighting to make a place for himself in a profession and country divided by bigotry—a man who would eventually find freedom in the laboratory.
Available: Feb. 25, 2021 – Jan. 26, 2025

In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl | Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl
Since the first jazz concert in 1939, the genre has been a hallmark at the Hollywood Bowl. From then on, many music greats have graced its stage: Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis among them. See what makes jazz nights at the Hollywood Bowl such an experience as you hear from the LA Phil’s Creative Chair for Jazz, Herbie Hancock
Available: Feb. 27, 2021 – Jan 14, 2024

Austin City Limits | The Best of Spoon
Savor the best of Austin alternative rock band Spoon’s four appearances on Austin City Limits. Songs include “Written in Reverse” and “I Turn My Camera On.”
Available: Feb. 28, 2021 – Aug. 28, 2021

Benise: Strings of Hope
A deeply personal selection of music in a time when we need the healing power of music more than ever. Benise, ‘The Prince of Spanish Guitar,’ debuts seven new songs filmed in the ‘Ruins of the Sacred Church’ and seven fan favorites that showcase the Emmy Award-winning stage production over the last 20 years.
Available: Feb. 27, 2021 – March 26, 2023

Dolly Parton and Friends 50 Years at the Opry
A celebration of the country music legend’s 50 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry, this special captures Dolly Parton delivering some of her biggest hits on one of the most iconic stages in the world. Featuring new interviews with Parton and guest appearances by some of her superstar friends, including Dierks Bentley, Emmylou Harris, Chris Janson, Toby Keith, Margo Price, Hank Williams, Jr.
Available: Feb. 27, 2021 – March 26, 2023

Tina Turner One Last Time
Join one of the best-selling recording artists of all time for her unforgettable final UK concert filmed at London’s Wembley Stadium in 2000. The powerhouse performer blasts out hit after hit from her four-decade career.
Available: Feb. 27, 2021 – March 26, 2023

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Austin City Limits | Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit / Amanda Shires
Savor the best in Americana with Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit and Amanda Shires. Isbell and his band showcase their acclaimed roots rock from The Nashville Sound. Singer/songwriter/violinist Shires unveils her distinctive take on country music from My Piece of Land.
Expiration Date: Feb. 28, 2021

Great Performances | Movies for Grownups: Awards with AARP the Magazine
Broadcast and streamed for the first time, AARP The Magazine’s 17th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards celebrates 2017’s standout films with unique appeal to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind and recognizes the inspiring artists who make them.
Expiration Date: Feb. 22, 2021

Dishing with Julia Child | To Roast a Chicken
Chefs Vivian Howard and Marcus Samuelsson enjoy Julia Child’s presentation of chickens, which includes an entire counter filled with raw poultry. They note how she invented cooking on television with no existing rulebook and discuss her mission to educate viewers about the value of prime ingredients, including how to shop for them as well as how to prepare them.
Expiration Date: March 6, 2021

City Hall
City government touches almost every aspect of our lives. CITY HALL, by Frederick Wiseman, shows a city government successfully offering a wide variety of services to a diverse population.
Expiration Date: March 22, 2021

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