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.
PBS 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.