PBS Programs Nominated for a 2018 Academy Award

Daniel Hautzinger
Two films that aired on PBS were nominated today for an Academy Award in the Documentary category: Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, and Last Men in Aleppo. Revisit our various interviews with the directors about their films.

The Fairytale Romance and Reunion That Inspired Ann Curry's New Show

Daniel Hautzinger
In We'll Meet Again, Ann Curry helps reunite people who met during world-altering events. She herself is the product of a life-changing meeting, between her American soldier father and Japanese mother. Their incredible story is "Romeo and Juliet, Japanese style."

'Victoria' Season 2 Episode 2 Recap

Daniel Hautzinger
Victoria attempts to help the lower classes in a tone-deaf way and also loses two of her closest friends; that grief is compounded by a difficult birth. Albert suffers his own sorrow and must travel to Coburg, where he hears a distressing rumor.

Lorraine Hansberry and the House That Inspired 'A Raisin in the Sun'

Daniel Hautzinger
The essential play A Raisin in the Sun is based on its playwright Lorraine Hansberry's own experience as a child moving into an all-white Chicago neighborhood, a situation that produced a Supreme Courrt case. Revisit the story here.

'Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review' Celebrates 40 Years with Joel Weisman

Julia Maish
On the 40th anniversary of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review tonight, its host and one of its creators Joel Weisman steps down. Joel recalls memorable incidents and more.

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

Daniel Hautzinger
Understanding the Opioid Epidemic explores the roots of the crisis and stories of people affected. Get even more background from Frontline, through one of their investigative films and various articles examining the opioid crisis.

From the Archive: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Widow Coretta Scott King

Daniel Hautzinger
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, listen to the woman who helped make the civil rights leader's birthday a federal holiday, as Coretta Scott King discusses her husband's sense of humor and legacy, as well as the structural problems undergirding racism.

'Victoria' Season 2 Episode 1 Recap

Daniel Hautzinger
Queen Victoria is back, and she's ready to rule again even though everyone around her – especially the men – want her to stay with her newborn child. Prince Albert is unwilling to cede control and is also enticed by the dashing mathematician behind the predecessor to the computer.


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