NHPBS Passport Update - January 10, 2022

What's Arriving and Leaving NHPBS Passport

New Titles Coming to NHPBS Passport

Lidia Celebrates America | Overcoming the Odds
In this hour-long Lidia Celebrates America special, Lidia travels from big cities to small pockets of rural America, both in person and virtually, to share the inspiring stories of a diverse group of resilient Americans who have overcome extraordinary odds in their own lives, found purpose in serving their communities, and turned their loss into inspiring accomplishments.
Available: Jan. 12, 2022 – Dec. 13, 2024

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Conceived by John Mauceri, this new work is a re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s holiday favorite, "The Nutcracker." Based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s 1816 book, Alan Cumming recounts the origin story of how a prince got put into a nutcracker. Unlike the ballet, we also learn what happens when the young girl grows up, having saved the prince, and what they are doing today.
Available: Jan. 12, 2022 – Dec. 13, 2024

Live from Bradley Symphony Center: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra celebrates its new season with the opening of a restored city landmark, Bradley Symphony Center. Under the baton of Ken-David Masur, with special guest pianist Aaron Diehl, the orchestra will perform works by Ellington, Gershwin and Stravinsky, along with a new piece by Eric Nathan commemorating the grand opening of the Center.
Available: Jan. 15, 2022 – Dec. 16, 2024

Clown by Quentin Blake
Quentin Blake’s Clown is a half-hour animated special that brings to life the adventures of a little toy clown who has been thrown away. On Christmas Eve, Clown goes on an exciting journey to find a new home for himself and his friends.
Available: Jan. 3, 2022 – Dec. 18, 2025

Expiring Soon

Independent Lens | Accept the Call
25 years after Yusuf Abdurahman left Somalia as a refugee to begin his life anew in Minnesota — which has the largest population of Somalis in America — his worst fear is realized when his 19-year-old-son Zacharia is arrested in an FBI counterterrorism sting operation. Accept the Call captures the story of a father and son attempting to mend their relationship after breaking each other’s hearts.
Expiration Date: Jan. 19, 2022

Great Performances | Doubt from the Minnesota Opera
Watch an adaptation of John Patrick Shanley’s hit 2005 Broadway play and the 2008 film about suspicion leading to a battle of wills at a Bronx Catholic school. Starring Christine Brewer, Adriana Zabala, Matthew Worth and Denyce Graves.
Expiration Date: Jan. 24, 2022

American Experience | Surviving the Dust Bowl
The Dust Bowl brought drought, dust, disease and death to the Midwest for nearly a decade.
Expiration Date: Jan. 27, 2022

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