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Edison: American Experience

Tuesday, January 27 at 8 p.m.

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Driven, intensely competitive and the holder of 1,093 patents, Thomas Edison is remembered as the genius who created the modern world. Examine why his name is nearly synonymous with invention.

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Eight’s New Programming Lineups

Monday, January 26

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It’s a new year, and Eight is premiering a new daytime lineup. All of your favorite PBS Kids friends are still here – but be sure to check the full schedule to find out when to tune in!

Charlie Rose will now air first in late night on Eight HD, but will also air at its usual 1 p.m. time on Eight World.

At the end of the afternoon, Eight will feature an expanded block of in-depth news and analysis. Start with the international perspective at 4:30 p.m. with BBC World News America, focus on local events and newsmakers with Cronkite News and Arizona Horizon, and finish with PBS NewsHour’s nuanced national news coverage from 6-7 p.m.

Check, Please! Arizona

Thursday, January 29
at 7 p.m.

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Join host Robert McGrath as guest reviewers dine, then dish on Christo’s Ristorante, Timo Wine Bar and The Stockyards Restaurant & 1889 Saloon. Cheers! (Repeats Saturday at 3 p.m. and Monday at 1 a.m.)

An Eight original production made possible by, Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers, Lawns by Les, LLC, and Safeway. Check, Please! is a registered service mark of Check, Please! LLC.

Think Wednesday

Wednesday, January 28
beginning at 7 p.m.

"Penguin Post Office"
New at 7 p.m.

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Visit the heart of the Antarctic Peninsula where an unlikely post office is surrounded by 3,000 penguins every summer.

"Sinkholes: Buried Alive"
New at 8 p.m.

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Investigate how sinkholes form and what it's like to have the world vanish beneath your feet.

Secrets of the Dead
"Ben Franklin's Bones"
New at 9 p.m.

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Discover how an illegal anatomy school helped shape modern medicine.

Shakespeare Uncovered

Friday, January 30
beginning at 8 p.m.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream with Hugh Bonneville"
New at 8 p.m.

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Join Hugh Bonneville as he revisits the theatre where his love for the Bard blossomed and chats with Ralph Fiennes about the play’s enduring appeal.

"King Lear with Christopher Plummer"
New at 9 p.m.

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Explore how the play might have been staged in Shakespeare's time. Plummer, Sir Ian McKellen and Simon Russell Beale give their insights into playing the part of the troubled king.

Sensational British Drama Sunday

Sunday, January 25
beginning at 8 p.m.

Masterpiece Classic
"Downton Abbey"
New at 8 p.m.

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Lord Merton delivers a bombshell to Isobel, and Mary does likewise to Tony. Police suspicions deepen in an unexplained death. Robert and Sarah lock horns.

Celebrate Downton Abbey with a live Twitter event each Sunday, featuring discussions on the 1920s, fashion and more! Join the conversation using #DowntonPBS.

Masterpiece Mystery!
New at 9 p.m.

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When an engagement party leads to murder, Sidney and Geordie must break a code of silence to crack the case.

The Great British
Baking Show
"Pies & Tarts"

Monday, January 26 at 9 p.m.

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The bakers aim for sweet results as they create custard tarts and piles of pies.

Antiques Roadshow

Monday, January 26 at 7 p.m.

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See a spinning wheel given by Mahatma Gandhi, a pin designed by pop artist Roy Lichtenstein and a diamond and platinum Van Cleef and Arpels necklace.

A Path Appears

Monday, January 26
at 11 p.m.

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Join New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof, Ashley Judd, Blake Lively and Malin Ackerman as they meet activists who fight sex trafficking in the U.S.

Live Streaming with Local Content
Tuesday, January 27 at 6 p.m.

Eight will also live stream a panel discussion, featuring Arizona leaders who work to curb sex trafficking and educate the community on this important issue. Tune in here.

Cronkite News

Monday, January 26 at 5 p.m.

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Check out ASU’s award-winning Cronkite News, featuring advanced Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication students who bring a unique lens and state-of-the-art technology to their weeknight coverage of breaking news around Arizona, along with live reporting from the nation’s capital via Cronkite’s Washington News Bureau.

Cronkite News is part of Eight's new expanded news block, beginning at 4:30 p.m. every weekday with BBC World News America. Be sure to check out our full news lineup here.

Arizona Horizon

Arizona Horizon

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

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Monday, January 26:
– Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton
Arizona Education: Specialty Schools

Tuesday, January 27:
– ASU-SFI Center for Biosocial Complex Systems
– Golf Grip Statistical Analysis
Arizona ArtBeat: Unidentified Artists

Wednesday, January 28:
– Legislative Update
– Sports Economics

Thursday, January 29:
– Foreign Affairs with Kurt Volker
– Mega Sporting Events

Friday, January 30:
– Journalists’ Roundtable



Thursday, January 29
at 11 p.m. on Eight HD

Friday, January 30
at 7:30 p.m. on Eight World (8.3/Cox 88)

Sunday, February 1
at 1 p.m. on Eight HD

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Young Athletes Relief Fund

Learn about an organization helping kids gain access to sporting programs and other activities that families struggle to afford. Jaime Canedo, president and founder of Young Athletes Relief Fund discusses the organization and its work.

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