PBS Is Back, Believe It or Not!

Our local PBS station has extricated itself from the morass of an endless series of pledge break programming in triumph.  Monday night featured The Heiress and Her Chateau: Carolands of California, an engrossing tale of a unique place and those who inhabited it.  Like The Red Violin, the documentary shows an inanimate object — in this case a huge mansion — connecting people over a span of many years.

Ripley - graphicPBS followed up with more great programming last night (Tuesday).  First up was a Ken Burns-like hour on The Klondike Gold Rush, followed up by a fascinating American success story, Ripley: Believe It or Not — the highlight of the evening.  Rounding out the night was a rather depressing but typically consummate Frontline on the ascendency of the NRA.

All Tuesday night programming is available online, or check your PBS streaming TV service, e.g. Apple TV.

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2 thoughts on “PBS Is Back, Believe It or Not!

  1. One of the best things about this film are the pen & ink drawings by Patrick Willet, just wonderful!

  2. Pingback: PBS Comes Alive | movies remark

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