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David Bowie: Five Years

Friday, February 12 at 9 p.m.

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Honor the late artist with this intimate account of five pivotal years in Bowie’s career, illustrating his inspiration and where his groundbreaking ideas led him. Explore the creation of Ziggy Stardust, the Thin White Duke and the unprecedented commercial success of Let’s Dance.

Sensational British Drama Sunday

Sunday, February 7
beginning at 8 p.m.

Downton Abbey on Masterpiece, Part 6
New at 8 p.m.

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The hospital war reaches a climax. Violet goes on the warpath. Prospects are looking up for Mary and Edith, but Thomas feels trapped.

Mercy Street
"The Belle Alliance"
New at 9 p.m.

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During a Union ball, the Green girls and Frank initiate a daring escape plan. Dr. Foster guides Samuel through a delicate operation.

Powerful Documentaries

Tuesday, February 9
beginning at 8 p.m.

American Experience
"The Perfect Crime"
New at 8 p.m.

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Re-examine the shocking story of Leopold and Loeb, two wealthy college students who set out to prove they could get away with murder. Their 1924 trial set off a national debate about morality and capital punishment.

"The Fantasy Sports Gamble"
New at 9 p.m.

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As law enforcement cracks down on fantasy sports and online sports betting, trace the growth of these booming businesses and go inside their operations at home and abroad.

Examining Politics

New Hampshire Primary:
A PBS NewsHour Special

Tuesday, February 9
at 11:30 p.m.

Correspondents report live from New Hampshire as votes from the first-in-the-nation primary are tallied. Join the PBS NewsHour team to explore how the results may affect the presidential race.

PBS NewsHour Democratic Presidential Debate
Thursday, February 11
at 9 p.m.

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The Democratic presidential candidates face off in Milwaukee, Wis. PBS NewsHour anchors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will moderate the debate.

Think Wednesday

Wednesday, February, 10
beginning at 7 p.m.

"Moose: Life of a Twig Eater"
New at 7 p.m.

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Deep in the wilds, a moose calf faces tough odds at the best of times. Venture high into Canada's Rockies to see how a calf can survive its first year.

"Memory Hackers"
New at 8 p.m.

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Investigate the mysterious nature of how we remember, and see how researchers on the cutting edge of mind-control can implant, change and even erase memories.

Secret Life of Babies
New at 9 p.m.

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What can a baby see and hear? How does a baby explore the world? See how a baby's rapidly changing body affects its behavior.

Check, Please! Arizona

Thursday, February 11
at 7 p.m.

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Join award-winning chef Robert McGrath for an exploration of local culinary hot spots. Guest reviewers dine, then dish on Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co., Republic Ramen and Virtù.

An Arizona PBS original production made possible by, Whitfill Nursery, The Linkous Group, Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers and Lawns by Les.

Check, Please! Arizona Festival
Sunday, March 20
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Margaret T. Hance Park

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Join us to sample selections from local restaurants featured on the show! We're also excited to welcome special guest Lidia Bastianich of Lidia's Kitchen along with our own James Beard Award winning Chef Robert McGrath, host of Check, Please! Arizona.

Get your tickets today!

Black History Month

Independent Lens
"A Ballerina's Tale"

Monday, February 8
at 11:30 p.m. New

Witness the rise of Misty Copeland, who made history as the first African-American female principal dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theater.

American Masters
"B.B. King: The Life of Riley"

Friday, February 12
at 8 p.m. New

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Explore B.B. King's challenging life and career through candid interviews with the "King of the Blues," filmed shortly before his death, and fellow music stars.

ASU Night of the Open Door

Friday, Feb. 12
from 4 to 8 p.m.

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Join Arizona PBS and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus for the “Night of the Open Door” event. The event features a variety of family-oriented games and activities, tours of Arizona PBS and Cronkite News facilities, photo opportunities, giveaways and much more.

Click here for more information.

Apply Now to Become a PBS Digital Innovator

Deadline: Monday, Feb. 8

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Arizona PBS invites educators statewide to apply to become a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator. Everyone who meets the requirements will be accepted into the program, offering access to one year of free professional development, virtual trainings, access to exclusive resources, a free online course from PBS TeacherLine and a chance to earn an all-expenses paid trip to Denver, Colo. to participate in the PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Summit and the prestigious ISTE Conference in June.

The deadline for application submissions is Feb. 8.

Click here for more information and details on how to apply.

Cronkite News

Weekdays at 5 p.m. & 11 p.m. on Arizona PBS, 7:30 p.m. on World (8.3/Cox 88)

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This week on Cronkite News:

Drop in DUIs: With DUI citations down in Arizona for the fourth year in a row, our Legal team looks into the successes and challenges of keeping roads safe.

Pope’s Visit to Mexico:
Our Borderlands team provides full coverage from across the Southwest as Catholics prepare to welcome Pope Francis to Juarez.

Earlier Colonoscopies:
Is 50 the right age to start colonoscopy screenings? Our Consumer team investigates.

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)

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Monday, February 8:
Giving and Leading: Kidney Disease Organization
– Japanese Friendship Garden

Tuesday, February 9:
Arizona Giving and Leading: Childhelp

Wednesday, February 10:
– Ambassador Kurt Volker on Foreign Affairs
– Legislative Update
– Ruth Pointer of the Pointer Sisters

Thursday, February 11:
Arizona ArtBeat: Arizona Territory Radio Play

Friday, February 12:
– Journalists’ Roundtable



Thursday, February 11 at
6:30 p.m. on World (8.3/Cox 88) & 11 p.m. on Arizona PBS

Friday, February 12 at 6 p.m.
on World (8.3/Cox 88)

Sunday, February 14
at 12:30 p.m. on Arizona PBS

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New Friendly House
President and CEO

Friendly House, which helps Arizona communities through human services and education, has a new leader. Meet Martin Quintana and hear his vision for the organization.

Sounds of Cultura: "Love Me Two Times" Art Exhibition
Cuban-born artist Tony Labat explores issues of labor, migration and displacement in his exhibit, "Love Me Two Times," on display at the Arizona State University Art Museum.

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