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Norman Lear on American Masters
Tuesday, October 25 at 9:00pm
Discover how the prolific creator of “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons” and “Good Times” effected social change through his groundbreaking sitcoms and activism. Features George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Jon Stewart, Russell Simmons and others.
AMERICAN MASTERS, which pioneered the television biography genre, continues to offer insightful profiles of important figures in America's artistic and cultural life. Winner of the 2011 Emmy for Outstanding Nonfiction Series.
PBS Election Coverage 2016: The Debates
The PBS NEWSHOUR presents live coverage (90 minutes) of the presidential candidates’ debates followed by analysis (30 minutes), co-anchored by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff.
Monday, September 26 at 9:00pm – Presidential Debate, Hofstra University
NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt moderates the first debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. PBS NEWSHOUR live coverage with David Brooks, Mark Shields and Amy Walter in studio and NEWSHOUR correspondent John Yang on location.
Tuesday, October 4 at 9:00pm – Vice Presidential Debate from Farmville, VA
CBSN anchor and CBS News correspondent Elaine Quijano moderates the vice presidential debate at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia.PBS NEWSHOUR live coverage with David Brooks, Mark Shields and Amy Walter in studio and NEWSHOUR correspondent Lisa Desjardins on location.
Sunday, October 9 at 9:00pm – Presidential Debate from Washington University
ABC's chief global affairs correspondent and co-anchor of "This Week" Martha Raddatz and CNN anchor Anderson Cooper moderate the second debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. PBS NEWSHOUR live coverage with David Brooks, Mark Shields and Amy Walter in studio and NEWSHOUR correspondent Lisa Desjardins on location.
Wednesday, October 19 at 9:00pm – Final Presidential Debate from Las Vegas, NV
FOX News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace moderates the final presidential debate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. PBS NEWSHOUR live coverage with David Brooks, Mark Shields and Amy Walter in studio and NEWSHOUR correspondent John Yang on location.
Poldark, Season 2 on Masterpiece - NEW SEASON!
Sundays at at 9:00pm
Against the breathtaking backdrop of 18th century Cornwall, Aidan Turner (Poldark), Eleanor Tomlinson (Demelza) and Heida Reed (Elizabeth) return as the complicated love triangle in a new season of the popular romantic saga, based on the novels by Winston Graham.
October 2 – Episode 2
George tries plan B against Ross. Jud pays a steep price for treachery. Francis has a meeting of minds with his cousin. Demelza breaks difficult news.
October 16 – Episode 3
Smugglers make Ross an offer. Ross makes Francis an offer. Verity reappears. Ross and George engage in a frank discussion. Demelza risks her neck before a blessed event.
October 23 – Episode 4
George maneuvers Poldark toward checkmate. The law hunts down free traders. Caroline chooses between Unwin and Dwight. Francis goes missing.
October 30 – Episode 5
Ross does Elizabeth a favor. A mysterious benefactor reciprocates. The search is on for Mark, who knows where secret riches lie. George starts plan C against Ross.
Learn more about the series on Poldark Revealed
Sunday, October 2 at 8:00pm
Follow the cast and crew of POLDARK on location in beautiful Cornwall. See how the writer, directors and actors are working to re-create the magic of the original TV series.
Tesla on American Experience
Tuesday, October 18 at 9:00pm
Meet Nikola Tesla, the genius engineer and tireless inventor whose technology revolutionized the electrical age of the 20th century. Although eclipsed in fame by Edison and Marconi, it was Tesla’s vision that paved the way for today’s wireless world.
Discover the incredible characters and epic stories that have shaped America’s past and present. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, television’s most-watched history series, acclaimed by viewers and critics alike, has been honored with every major broadcast award.