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Eddie Murphy:
The Mark Twain Prize

Monday, November 23
at 8 p.m.

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Toast actor and comedian Eddie Murphy, the latest recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, with a star-studded cast of Murphy's friends and colleagues, including Dave Chappelle, Kathy Griffin, Arsenio Hall, Tracy Morgan, Trevor Noah and Chris Rock.

Early Americans

Tuesday, November 24
beginning at 7 p.m.

The Pilgrims:
American Experience
New at 7 p.m.

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Discover the harrowing truths behind the Pilgrims’ arrival in the New World. Director Ric Burns explores our nation’s beginnings in this epic tale of converging forces.

Secrets of the Dead
"Jamestown's Dark Winter"
New at 9 p.m.

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Follow forensic anthropologists to find out what newly discovered bones reveal about the hard winter of 1609.

Great Performances
"Andrea Bocelli: Cinema"

Friday, November 27 at 8 p.m.

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* Get the CD & DVD set
* Get tickets

From the Dolby Theater in the heart of Hollywood, the renowned tenor pays musical tribute to the silver screen in a concert of beloved songs from blockbuster classics including Dr. Zhivago, The Godfather, Breakfast at Tiffany's and many more.

Admire the Arts

Saturday, November 28
beginning at 6 p.m.

Songbook Standards:
As Time Goes By
New at 6 p.m.

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Join host Jack Jones for a nostalgic hit parade of timeless songs from the 1940s, '50s and '60s, featuring rare footage of Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Rosemary Clooney, Perry Como and more.

Victor Borge’s
Timeless Comedy
at 8 p.m.

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* Get the CD & DVD set

Enjoy classic comedy bits and recently-rediscovered routines in this hilarious look at a master of comedy.

Think Wednesday

Wednesday, November 25
beginning at 8 p.m.

"Inside Einstein's Mind"
New at 8 p.m.

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Retrace Einstein's thought experiments to explore the simple but powerful ideas that reshaped our understanding of gravity.

"Einstein's Big Idea"
at 9 p.m.

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Explore the innovative thinking across four centuries that led to Einstein's bold breakthrough.

Sensational British Drama Sunday

Sunday, November 22
beginning at 7 p.m.

Masterpiece Classic
"Downton Abbey" Part 2
at 7 p.m.

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* Get the Blu-ray or DVD set

Rose hits on a strategy to get a radio in the house, and Anna makes a difficult purchase.

Indian Summers on Masterpiece, Conclusion
New at 8 p.m.

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Ramu's fate is in Ralph's hands. Aafrin makes two fateful decisions, and Ian becomes a local hero.

Jacques Pépin’s 80th Birthday Celebration

Saturday, November 28
at 1 p.m.

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* Get the book & DVD set

In celebration of the venerable chef, Lidia Bastianich, Rick Bayless and Ming Tsai prepare their favorite recipes with Jacques and a live audience.

Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Concert

Thursday, November 26
at 7 p.m.

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* Get the CD & DVD set
* Get tickets

Arlo Guthrie deftly performs "Alice's Restaurant" for the first time in over a decade, along with other material from early in his career.

Donate Your Old Vehicle to Arizona PBS

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If you have a vehicle that no longer works for you, donate it to Arizona PBS! We’ll turn that car, truck, boat or motorcycle you don’t really use into something you do use – like more PBS programs you love.

Click here for more information or call 1.844.227.7769 to schedule your donation today.

Cronkite News

Weekdays at 5 p.m. on Arizona PBS and 7:30 p.m.
on World (8.3/Cox 88)

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This week on Cronkite News:

Thanksgiving Traditions:
From tamales to Tofurkys, Cronkite News takes a look at the changing traditions of Arizonans and their families.

Food Fest: In our Cronkite News Thanksgiving Day special, take a close up look at Arizona’s food industry, from new restaurants to budget grocery shopping, from fine dining to food truck startups.

Honoring Native Americans: To commemorate Native American Heritage Day on Friday, Nov. 27, we'll cover land conservation, tribal rights and Native American entrepreneurs.

Arizona Horizon

Arizona Horizon

Weeknights at 5:30 p.m.
and 10 p.m. on Arizona PBS,
7 p.m. on World (8.3/Cox 88)

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Monday, November 23:
– Science Matters with Lawrence Krauss

Tuesday, November 24:
– Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton
– Southern Exposure

Wednesday, November 25:
Arizona Technology and Innovation: Reducing the Price of Algae-based Biofuels
Arizona Giving and Leading: Caregivers Survey

Thursday, November 26:
Arizona Education Special:
– College Career Readiness
– Teacher Development

Friday, November 27:
– Journalists’ Roundtable

Wild Kratts Creature Christmas & Nature Cat

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, Nov. 25, 26 & 27 beginning at 7 a.m.

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When the Wild Kratts learn that their favorite creatures are suddenly disappearing, their holiday party turns into a rescue mission. Can they find their animal friends in time?

Then, meet Fred, a house cat who dreams of exploring the great outdoors. Once his family leaves for the day, Fred can't wait to get outside for a day of backyard nature excursions with the help of his wild animal friends.

Starting November 30, Nature Cat will air on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8 a.m.

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