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10 Streets, Monuments, and Modern Marvels that Changed America

PBS NPS feed date Tuesdays July 10, 17, 24 @ 2000–2100 PM ET

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A whirlwind tour of places where American history was made: from the streets that connect our cities, to the monuments that mark our battles, to the modern marvels that make our civilization possible. Find out which places made the list!

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John Paul II in Ireland: A Plea for Peace

NETA feed date Saturday 7/28/18 @ 1230–1330 ET

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In the fall of 1979, John Paul II was one year into a transformative papacy filled with hope and dynamism. Northern Ireland was a decade into the Troubles, a bloody conflict that shrouded all of Ireland in gloom. The dramatic encounter between this charismatic Polish Pope and the “land of Saints and Scholars,” is captured poignantly in John Paul II in Ireland, a historical documentary and spiritual reflection of what ultimately brought peace to Northern Ireland.

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Foreigner Live at the Symphony

PBS Feed Date: Friday, June 1, 2018 1700–1800 / HD03

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In May 2017, the legendary rock ‘n’ roll band Foreigner performed two sold-out shows together with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, conducted by Ernst van Tiel, taped over three spectacular nights in Lucerne, Switzerland. Foreigner Live at the Symphony represents a year-long collaboration between Foreigner founding member and lead guitarist Mick Jones and the Grammy-nominated composing/arranging team, Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer, exploring the deep symphonic potential of these classic and iconic songs. Celebrating 40 years of chart-topping hits, the band performs “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold as Ice,” “Blue Morning, Blue Day,” “Waiting For a Girl Like You,” “Starrider,” “Double Vision,” “Urgent,” and “I Want to Know What Love Is.”

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International Jazz Day from Cuba

PBS NPS Feed Date: Friday, April 27, 2018 2200-2300 / HD01

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More than four dozen world-renowned artists come together for an International Jazz Day celebration in Havana, Cuba, culminating in an All-Star Global Concert at the Gran Teatro de La Habana. International Jazz Day is the one day each year that jazz is celebrated worldwide, bringing together people of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities. Featuring host Will Smith with remarks by Quincy Jones and Herbie Hancock and featuring performances by Hancock, Esperanza Spalding, Marcus Miller, Richard Bona, Roberto Fonseca, Chucho Valdes, and many more, this concert crowns a week of education and community outreach throughout the island nation of Cuba. The program includes scenic footage from throughout the city, exclusive interviews with the artists and performances of jazz standards, original compositions and modern classics.

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The Experience with Dedry Jones

APT Program Feed Date: Tuesdays, starting April 3, 2018 2000-2100 ET/HD03

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The Experience with Dedry Jones is a celebration of music hosted by Dedry Jones in WTTW's intimate Grainger Studio. Audiences enjoy a personal conversation with a world class musician as they discuss the artist career, interests and music history, interspersed with a live music performance backed by a full band. Each episode takes audiences on a unique and compelling journey through the artist's life, through their own words, experience, and song.

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The Interview Show with Mark Bazer

APT Program Feed Date: Thursdays, starting April 5, 2018 1130-1200 ET/HD03

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Taped at The Hideout, an intimate dive bar in Chicago, this series was created to bridge the gap between the silliness of late-night talk shows and serious-minded interview programs. Each episode features host Mark Bazer facilitating two or three conversations with a diverse collection of guests that are as substantive as they are entertaining. Pairing well-known guests with talented up-and-comers while also including some short comedic sketches, every second of The Interview Show with Mark Bazer is sure to engage, inform, and enlighten a wide and diverse audience!

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Soundstage 2000

PBS Plus Program Feed Date: Thursdays, starting April 5, 2018 at 1700–1800 ET
(Note: #2001 Chicago will feed April 5 and May 10, 2018 1630–1800 ET)

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Soundstage returns in April with an eclectic season of musical performances that are fun, fierce, and will have you rocking all night long! The pioneering music television series kicks off this spring with more intimate performances by a cross-genre roster of artists, including iconic band Chicago celebrating the 50th anniversary of their album Chicago II, American Idol Runner-Up Katharine McPhee, two Grammy Award winning A Capella groups performing together — The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6, music legend and Doobie Brother Michael McDonald, and new duo RSO (Richie Sambora and Orianthi)!

Host Peter Greenberg in the cockpit of an airplane


NETA Program Feed Date: Friday, April 20, 2018 1500–1600 ET

This new 1-hour documentary is the latest edition of the groundbreaking Royal Tour series, in which Peter journeys to a select country to offer audiences access to extraordinary locations, historic landmarks, and cultural experiences, guided by some of the most dynamic and powerful heads of state around the world. Rwanda: The Royal Tour follows journalist Peter Greenberg as he ventures deep inside the country known as the “land of a thousand hills” with the ultimate tour guide — the President of Rwanda himself, Paul Kagame.

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American Creed

PBS NPS Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 9 PM ET

In a fractured nation, what ideals do we share in common? To find out, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy teams up with his Stanford University colleague Condoleezza Rice to investigate the idea of a unifying American creed. Their thorny, cross-partisan inquiry frames the stories of activists, each of whom is striving to realize his or her own vision of America’s promise across a deep divide.