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Our Town #9 - Charlestown
The local legends, historical happenings, and backyard secrets of Charlestown, Rhode Island, are the focus of Our Town, an ongoing Rhode Island PBS community project.

A Conversation with Ken Burns
Join the world-renowned filmmaker and PBS icon Ken Burns for a discussion on his fascinating career with local broadcast legend, Don Shelby.

Aging Backwards 2: Connective Tissue Revealed with Miranda Esmonde-White

Many people think that how they age - if they remain mobile, healthy, and pain free throughout their entire lives - is simply the result of luck. As though there's a randomness to it, or it's a lottery in which only a few winners enjoy golden years of youthful vitality. But did you know that you actually have a choice in how you age? In AGING BACKWARDS 2 WITH MIRANDA ESMONDE-WHITE, former professional ballerina Miranda Esmonde-White uses new and groundbreaking science to help put an end to this defeatist attitude towards aging. In her previous award-winning special Aging Backs, Esmonde-White revealed the power of our muscle cells. Now in AGING BACKWARDS 2, viewers discover the amazing clout of their connective tissue. This vital tissue surrounds every part of us and connects - every muscle, nerve, cell, bone and organ. Keeping it healthy is the secret to remaining youthful at any age. The human body is a powerful machine, but we must choose to keep it young. The fountain of youth is within each of us, and Esmonde-White teaches viewers how to access it.  THANK YOU GIFTS

America’s Home Cooking Stuffed
All around the world and for generations, people have enjoyed the universal food experience of stuffing little balls of dough with a variety of fillings, from ravioli and dumplings, to pierogies and empanadas. In AMERICA’S HOME COOKING: STUFFED, host and chef Chris Fennimore explores this concept of stuffed foods that crosses borders and culinary traditions, and shows how to prepare some of these classic comfort foods at home. Often labor intensive, these meals involve the assembly of individual portions, if not individual bites. The end result is a contrast of textures that juxtapose flaky with creamy, smooth with crunchy, or rich with mild – and are delicious and deeply satisfying. This new installment of AMERICA’S HOME COOKING includes five cooking segments: dough, bread, vegetable, meats & fish, and desserts.

The Best of The Joy of Painting: Special Edition
A cult-like figure since his low-budget, unrehearsed and unedited Joy of Painting programs first aired in 1982, the late Bob Ross' enduring popularity is attributable to more than just his paintings. His serene, nurturing disposition can serve as therapy for the weary, and his respect for nature and wildlife have helped heighten environmental awareness. BEST OF THE JOY OF PAINTING: SPECIAL EDITION,THE highlights the soft-spoken Ross as he completes his beautiful "Home in the Valley" painting and offers a glimpse into his painting techniques. It also features an off-set painting class where a handful of young fans are learning to create under the guidance of a premiere Bob Ross certified instructor, and includes man-on-the-street interviews as well as celebrity and athlete testimonials.

The Best of Trains Around North America
For more than a quarter of a century, Great Scenic Railway Journeys and its creator, Robert Van Camp, have captured the world of Tourist Railway Adventures. In this anniversary special, Robert has selected his top 10 favorite rail journeys in North America. More than just a tour, these stories capture railroads as they defined the spirit of North America, creating a new industry and re-writing the history of North America's transportation. Hosted by Grammy-winning musician and storyteller David Holt, this program looks at our favorite profiles, telling the unforgettable stories of historic and scenic tourist railroads from across the country. A number of these profiles have been updated since their original broadcast.

Deepak Chopra: The Spiritual Laws of Success

Dick Van Dyke : A Celebration
Dick Van Dyke is a beloved entertainment icon. His enduring career includes The Dick Van Dyke Show and movies like Mary Poppins, Chitty, Chitty Bang Bang, Bye Bye Birdie and Night at the Museum. This engaging special includes the entire cast of The Dick Van Dyke Show, with Mary Tyler Moore, Carl Reiner, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie and Dick Van Dyke. Interviews also include: Tim Conway, Sid Caesar, Pat Boone, Pat Carroll and Tim Allen.

Food: What the Heck Should I Eat with Dr. Mark Hyman
Did you know that oatmeal actually isn't a healthy way to start the day? That milk doesn't build bones, and eggs aren't the devil? In Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?, Dr. Mark Hyman looks at every food group and explains what we've gotten wrong, revealing which foods nurture our health and which pose a threat. He also explains food's crucial role in functional medicine and how food systems and policies affect our environmental and personal health. With myth-busting insights, easy-to-understand science, and delicious, wholesome recipes, Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? is a no-nonsense guide to achieving optimal weight and lifelong health. Eating real food doesn't have to be complicated. Dr. Hyman is going to show us the principles of healthy eating by walking through each of the major food catefories - from meats to beverages and everything in between. Dr. Hyman tells the viewer exactly what foods to focus on and what to avoid. He will provide easy steps to get started, taking out all of the guess work of putting together meals. As a bonus, Dr. Hyman will also explain how food is one of the greatest contributors to global warming and pollution, then he will show us what foods will take less of a toll on our environment and our health.

Gutbliss with Dr. Robynne Chutkan
Dr. Chutkan offers a groundbreaking guide to digestive wellness, and a simple program to provide strategies for lasting relief. She takes a holistic approach to wellness, striving to understand the root of her patient’s symptoms – rather than just prescribing a pill. Gutbliss takes you through the basics of digestive health, and helps you understand where things may be going wrong, and how it impacts the rest of your body. Dr. Chutkan reveals how a few small changes in diet, lifestyle, and exercise can make a huge difference in not only your gut health, but the health of your entire body. 

Ken Burns: The National Parks: America's Best Idea
Simultaneously a biography of both historical and contemporary characters and a uniquely American idea, this 12-hour, six-part documentary, directed by Ken Burns and co-produced with writer Dayton Duncan, traces the evolution of national parks beginning in the mid-1800s and follows it over the next 150 years. It's narrated by actor Peter Coyote and features first-person historical accounts, read by actors including Tom Hanks, Andy Garcia, Eli Wallach, Sam Waterston, John Lithgow and Adam Arkin, of people who helped create the parks and save them from destruction.

The Keto Diet with Dr. Josh Axe  
Following his very successful first program, Dr. Josh Axe returns to public television in an entertaining new presentation to share cutting-edge health and nutrition advice based on his new book The Keto Diet. In his familiar upbeat style, Dr. Axe puts his own fresh spin on the widely successful and well-researched keto diet. Unlike many fad diets that come and go with very limited rates of long-term success, the ketogenic diet (or "keto diet") has been practiced for more than nine decades and is based upon a solid understanding of physiology and nutrition science. The program showcases delicious food and recipe options. It includes a demonstration of how to make Dr. Axe's preferred keto-friendly, gut-healing smoothie recipe. Dr. Axe clearly outlines the great benefits of the keto diet beyond fasting and weight loss: reduced risk for type 2 diabetes, reduced risk of heart disease, resistance to brain and neurological disorders,and more. The keto diet works for a high percentage of people and it targets several key, underlying causes of weight gain, including hormonal imbalances. This is especially true of insulin resistance coupled with high blood sugar levels. The keto diet also ends the cycle of restricting and binging on empty calories that so many dieters struggle with. That cycle is often a result of hunger, which is not a factor on the keto diet, as the list of approved, satiating foods is long.

Koko-The Gorilla Who Talks
In 1971, Penny Patterson began teaching sign language to a gorilla named Koko, unaware that this relationship would define both their lives. More than 40 years later, the now-famous Koko continues to redraw the line between people and animals. Koko died in June 2018 at the age of 46.​

Retire Safe & Secure with Ed Slott
America needs Ed Slott now more than ever! Greedy Wall Street bankers and Congress have just upended 30+ years of the tax code - what does it all mean for you and your family!? And more importantly, how can you protect your hard-earned savings?!  THANK YOU GIFTS

Rick Steves’ Delicious Europe
When it comes to good eating, Europe is a food lover's wonderland: elegant cuisine, rustic delights, seasonal treats, beloved bakeries, a passion for wine, and slow food rather than fast food. However you slice it, Europeans take pride in their food: eating well is living well. In this tasty, half-hour pledge event, we dine with Rick Steves as he enjoys Europe's very best — from gourmet tapas in Galicia to the trattoria of your dreams in Rome, and from the catch of the day in Greece to the ancient vines and wines of Burgundy. For garlicky snails, creamy buffalo mozzarella, savory bouillabaisse, the best of the wurst, and much more, join Rick on this fun celebration of European cuisine — Delicious Europe.

Rick Steves’ European Travel Tips and Tricks
Rick Steves shares the essential skills for smart European travel: itinerary planning, venturing off the beaten path, packing light, avoiding crowds (and thieves), transportation tips, finding hotels and restaurants, and much more.

Rick Steves Special: European Festivals
In RICK STEVES SPECIAL: EUROPEAN FESTIVALS, Rick travels throughout the Continent celebrating the top 10 festivals, each one rich with tradition, great food and fun. In Spain, Rick runs the bulls in Pamplona and dances with locals at the April Fair in Seville. He also dons a mask in Venice for Carnival, which first began in 1162, and cheers on the horses at The Palio di Siena in Italy. Continuing the celebration across Europe, Rick hoists a frothy stein at Munich's Oktoberfest, tosses a caber (a large tapered pole) at a Scottish Highland Games, and joins several European families for their traditional Easter and Christmas observances.  

Super Woman Rx with Dr. Taz
Unlock the secrets for lasting health, perfect weight, and increasing energy and passion. Modern womanhood means juggling multiple roles while being expected to look perfectly composed. Dr. Taz addresses these challenges in a frank, prescriptive way.  

The Power of Radical Kindness with Angela Santomero
A new special that reveals a series of small, doable actions based on “news you can use” that will lead viewers toward a more fulfilled, happy, healthy and successful life. Each “Kindness Lesson” reveals profound wisdom about how to navigate our lives and Angela takes viewers one step further, unmasking the hidden science behind how these sayings and ideas actually work in the world and in our daily lives. Santomero, the creator, executive producer, and head writer of many of today’s most popular educational children’s shows, including BLUE’S CLUES and DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD on PBS, believes in the radical power of kindness, on her shows, and in her life. Inspired by mentor Fred Rogers, beloved host of the classic, award-winning PBS show MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD, Angela has dedicated her life to teaching that when you treat yourself and others with warmth, empathy, and respect, life-changing benefits follows.

From the true meaning of self-care and the gift of vulnerability, to the importance of active listening or the magic of asking for help, The Power of Radical Kindness goes beyond The Golden Rule and entreaties to “be nice,” contending that kindness is the key to recognizing others, and ourselves, as worthy of love and understanding.

Much like gratitude, Angela contends we need a kindness practice. A practice in which we learn to see with our hearts and act from a place of compassion. As the Dalai Lama says, “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” Through practicing radical kindness — toward ourselves, with loved ones, and to the world at large — we can transform ourselves, our neighborhood, and our world for the better.

What The World Needs Now: Words by Hal David
Hosted by an ardent admirer, Bette Midler, WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW: WORDS BY HAL DAVID is a musical tribute to the man who wrote some of the most enduring songs in American popular music. In partnership with composer Burt Bacharach, the duo dominated the pop-music charts in the 1960s and early 70s and crafted dozens of Top 40 hit recordings which are now timeless.