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Great Performances “The Hollow Crown: Henry VI, Part I”

Great Performances “The Hollow Crown: Henry VI, Part I”

New: Sunday, Dec. 11, at 8 p.m.
England is in crisis. War rages and divisions within the English court threaten the crown. When young Henry VI causes outrage by marrying Margaret of Anjou, the scene is set for civil war. Starring Tom Sturridge and Sophie Okonedo as the royal couple and Hugh Bonneville as the king's uncle.

 

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Lidia Celebrates America “Holiday for Heroes”
Lidia Celebrates America “Holiday for Heroes”

New: Friday, Dec. 16, at 9 p.m.
Join host Lidia Bastianich for a celebration of veterans, who discuss the importance of family during holidays, the challenges and sacrifices of their work and the pride they take in having defended our country.

 

Joshua Bell’s Seasons of Cuba

Joshua Bell’s Seasons of Cuba

New: Friday, Dec. 16, at 8 p.m.
Award-winning, world-famous violinist Joshua Bell leads a Live from Lincoln Center event with musicians from America and Cuba, building a bridge between cultures.

The Queen at 90

The Queen at 90

New: Sunday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m.
Members of the British royal family share their memories of Queen Elizabeth II as a monarch, mentor and family matriarch, providing rare insight into the private world of Great Britain’s most iconic public figure.

 
DCI Banks “A Little Bit of Heart”
DCI Banks
“A Little Bit of Heart”

New: Sunday, Dec. 11, at 10 p.m.
What starts out as a missing person case soon escalates into a kidnap and ransom – but the perpetrators stay one step ahead of the police.

 

Frontline “From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians”

Frontline “From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians”

Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 9 p.m.
Journey back 2,000 years to the time and place where Jesus of Nazareth once lived and preached, re-examining familiar assumptions and conventional notions about the origins of Christianity.

 

Secrets of the Dead “Van Gogh’s Ear”

Secrets of the Dead
“Van Gogh’s Ear”

New: Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 9 p.m.
Re-examine the night in 1888 when Vincent van Gogh cut off his own ear, an act that came to define his turbulent life and art.

The Genius of Marie Curie

The Genius of Marie Curie

Monday, Dec. 12, at 9 p.m.
Take a fresh look at one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century and see how the first woman to receive a Nobel prize opened a whole new realm of physics: radioactivity.

 

Arizona Collectibles

Arizona Collectibles

New: Thursday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m.
Discover extraordinary items found here in Arizona, including a Japanese wood block print, a concho belt and a dynamite sales kit. An Arizona PBS original production made possible by Hospice of the Valley, Morris Hall, Biltmore Loan & Jewelry and English Rose Tea Room.

 

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New Tricks:  “The Russian Cousin”

New Tricks
“The Russian Cousin”

New: Thursday, Dec. 15, at 9 p.m.
UCOS looks into the murder of a private investigator. The answers may lie in his final cases, but the team must crack the codes in his mysterious notebook.

A Place to Call Home  “Answer Me, My Love”

A Place to Call Home
“Answer Me, My Love”

New: Saturday, Dec. 17, at 9 p.m.
Sarah arrives in Paris to try to forge a connection with Rene, who carries immense scars, both physical and psychological.

 
Royal Wreck of Gold
Royal Wreck of Gold

New: Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m.
On October 26, 1859, the Royal Charter was wrecked in one of the worst storms ever to hit Britain. The loss of life was immense, but so too was the amount of gold on board.

 

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Arizona Horizon
Arizona Horizon

Weekdays at 5:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. on Arizona PBS, 7 p.m. on World (8.3/Cox 88)
Host Ted Simons talks with Representative Ruben Gallego, Representative-elect Andy Biggs and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton about the year ahead. Plus, a look at a state-of-the-art facility aimed at helping children recover better and faster from sports injuries.

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 Horizonte
Horizonte

Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. on World (8.3/Cox 88), 11:30 p.m. on Arizona PBS
Host José Cárdenas is joined by three local journalists to look back on the big stories of the year.

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Cronkite News
Cronkite News

Weekdays at 5 p.m. & 11 p.m. on Arizona PBS, 7:30 p.m. on World (8.3/Cox 88)
This week, explore top Arizona stories from our Phoenix, Washington and Los Angeles bureaus, with a focus on borderlands issues, state education, government affairs, business and sustainability.

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