A Capitol Fourth

Fireworks over US Capitol
Celebrating 35 spectacular years on air, A CAPITOL FOURTH puts viewers front and center for the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation.
July 4, 2015

America’s national Independence Day celebration will mark 35 spectacular years on air, live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. Watch Preview.

Great Performances: Star Spangled Spectactular

Star-Spangled Spectacular
The valiant defense of Fort McHenry on the night of September 13, 1814, during the Battle of Baltimore inspired Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner.” His message 200 years ago and the poem he set to music quickly spread and became the rallying cry for the new nation. Today, “The Star Spangled Banner” plays a central part in our everyday lives, but it wasn’t until 1931 that Congress declared it our national anthem. On the occasion of the anthem’s 200th birthday, GREAT PERFORMANCES and Maryland Public Television present an entertainment event on the beautiful Baltimore Harbor front to commemorate the anthem’s creation and the courageous battle that inspired it.
3, 2015

The valiant defense of Fort McHenry on the night of September 13, 1814, during the Battle of Baltimore inspired Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Miss Marple: A Murder is Announced – Part 2 of 3

Miss Marple
Joan Hickson as Miss Marple
2, 2015

The murder investigation is underway and a number of people come under scrutiny. Watch Preview.

Operation Wild:

OPERATION WILD Gorilla in recovery
Shufai a gorilla is in recovery after the amputation of his arm. The operation was successful and he is looking forward to a pain free life back with the rest of his troop.
July 1, 2015

Learn if an ingenious idea can save pandas and if an operation can transform a young gorilla’s life.

Mount Rushmore: American Experience

Mount Rushmore
Full view of Mount Rushmore
30, 2015

The wonderful and bizarre story of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial’s creation is detailed. Watch Preview.

Goring’s Secret: The Story of Hitler’s Marshall

Berlin, Göring auf der
Zentralbild "Grüne Woche" in Berlin (1937) Am 29. Januar 1937 eröffnete der faschistische Ministerpräsident des Nazi-Reiches, Hermann Göring(rechts), die "Grüne Woche". Auf einer für den faschistischen Raubkrieg vorbereitenden Sonderschau "Sparsame Hausfrau" probierten Göring und Reichsbauernführer R.W. Darré (links) Brotaufstrich aus Rohkost. Diese Schau wurde vom Deutschen Frauenwerk, einer Gliederung der NSDAP, durchgeführt. [Scherl Bilderdienst]
29, 2015

A look at the private life of Hermann Goring, Hitler’s devoted follower and second-in-command.

Last Tango in Halifax

28, 2015

An unexpected visitor forces Alan to think about his past, making Gillian and Caroline anxious, his decision to keep his secret from Celia is bound to backfire. Watch Preview.

Masterpiece Mystery: Zen – Cabal

What does an honest cop do when his bosses are on the side of the lawbreakers? Outwitting prosecutors, politicians, mobsters and run-of-the-mill kidnappers and killers, Detective Aurelio Zen (Rufus Sewell) brings justice to modern-day Italy, whether the authorities want it or not. The episodes are based on the bestselling novels by Michael Dibdin.
June 27, 2015

A disgraced aristocrat jumps off a bridge. Or was he pushed? As usual, Zen gets mixed signals from his scheming bosses. Watch Preview.

In Performance at the White House

IPWH Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin performs during "The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House" in the East Room of the White House, April 14, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This photograph is provided by THE WHITE HOUSE as a courtesy and is for promotional use only on the PBS website as related to the airing of ÒThe Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House" concert. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not otherwise be reproduced, disseminated or broadcast, without the written permission of the White House Photo Office. The photograph may not be used in any commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.
26, 2015

Join President and Mrs. Obama for a celebration of gospel music and its profound influence on American music. Watch Preview.