Week of September 16th, 2019

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Country Music | Ep. 5 “The Sons and Daughters of America” (1964 – 1968)

Available Sunday, September 15th

See how country music reflects a changing America, with Loretta Lynn speaking to women everywhere, Merle Haggard becoming “The Poet of the Common Man” and audiences looking beyond race to embrace Charley Pride.

 

Country Music | Ep. 6 “Will the Circle be Unbroken?” (1968-1972)

Available Sunday, September 15th

Learn how country music responds to a nation divided by the Vietnam War, as Army captain turned songwriter Kris Kristofferson sets a new lyrical standard, and artists like Bob Dylan and the Byrds find a recording home in Nashville.

 

Country Music | Ep. 7 “Are You Sure Hank Done it This Way?” (1973–1983)

Available Sunday, September 15th

Witness a vibrant era in country music, with Dolly Parton finding mainstream success; Hank Williams, Jr. and Rosanne Cash emerging from their famous fathers’ shadows; and Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings launching the “Outlaw” movement.

 

Country Music | Ep. 8 “Don’t Get Above Your Rasin” (1984 – 1996)

Available Sunday, September 15th

Learn how “New Traditionalists” like George Strait, Randy Travis and the Judds help country music stay true to its roots. Witness both the rise of superstar Garth Brooks and the return of an aging Johnny Cash to the industry he helped create.

 

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Central Park Five

Expires Wednesday, October 16th

The story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. Directed and produced by Ken Burns, David McMahon and Sarah Burns, the film chronicles the Central Park Jogger case, from the perspective of the five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice.

 

American Experience | Tesla

Expires Thursday, October 17th

Nikola Tesla's technology revolutionized the electrical age of the 20th century. Although eclipsed in fame by Edison and Marconi, it was Tesla's vision that paved the way for today's wireless world. His fertile but undisciplined imagination was the source of his genius but also his downfall, as the image of Tesla as a “mad scientist” came to overshadow his reputation as a brilliant innovator.

 

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