The First Official Thanksgiving tells the story of what some historians might call the first “official, English-speaking” Thanksgiving held in the Americas.
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Gerrymandering is the process by which political district lines are drawn by the very politicians who stand to benefit by them. GerryRIGGED: Turning Democracy On Its Head shows how technology has made gerrymandering such an exact science that, in most cases, incumbents cannot lose and challengers cannot win. In this documentary, we see how non-partisan reform efforts now underway in Virginia and elsewhere can change this dangerous trend and return political power to the voters.
This documentary film brings history to vivid life through the lens of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pop culture Broadway phenomenon Hamilton – winner of 11 Tony Awards® and the Pulitzer Prize. Hamilton’s America features interviews with Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, Nas, Questlove, Stephen Sondheim and more.
One of the biggest foreign policy challenges America’s next president will face is the battle against ISIS. Where does the US-led fight against the terror group stand today?
Veteran Frontline correspondent Martin Smith travels to five countries with key roles in the anti-ISIS fight — Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Jordan and Turkey — to report on successes, failures and challenges as ISIS loses ground in the region but strikes out with attacks abroad.
Mark your calendars for the Charlottesville Inside-Out 10th Anniversary Concert & Celebration at The Paramount Theater on January 11, 2017. Join local musician, CVIO host and co-producer, Terri Allard as she leads a community concert to celebrate 10 years of showcasing the people and places that make the Charlottesville community so unique!
Save The Date: January 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
By 1976, it seemed America was finally on the right track. The Vietnam War and the assassinations of several important political figures were behind us. Vice President Spiro Agnew’s corruption was fading from the public’s memory, and the crimes of Watergate forced Nixon to resign from the presidency. Americans were ready to be normal again. A new feeling was sweeping coast to coast as people pulled together to celebrate the nation’s bicentennial, and to select a new president who could help close the book on an awful decade.
Host Peggy Singlemann travels to Gloucester, VA to talk with Becky Heath about chemical-free gardening at Brent and Becky’s Bulbs. Brent Heath will be in the live portion of the show to talk about growing bulbs.
Semyon Bychkov conducts the Vienna Philharmonic at Austria’s Imperial Schönbrunn Palace. The mostly French program includes works by Bizet, Poulenc, Ravel, Offenbach and Johann Strauss II. With French piano duo Katia and Marielle Labèque.
Watch Great Performances: Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2016 September 30 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS. Check listings for additional air-times.
Go behind the headlines generated by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, two of the most polarizing candidates in modern history, to investigate what has shaped them, where they came from, how they lead and why they want to be president.
The Choice 2016, an interwoven investigative biography of Clinton and Trump that draws on dozens of interviews from those who know the candidates best — friends and family, advisors and adversaries — as well as authors, journalists, and political insiders.
He was stalked, attacked and left to die alone. Murdered more than 5,000 years ago, Otzi the Iceman is Europe’s oldest known natural mummy. Miraculously preserved in glacial ice, his remarkably intact remains continue to provide scientists, historians, and archeologists with groundbreaking discoveries about a crucial time in human history. But in order to protect him from contamination, this extraordinary body has been locked away, out of reach, in a frozen crypt – until now.