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Jan 23, 2017, 16:33 ET Sir Simon Rattle Conducts "Tristan und Isolde" on Season Premiere of "Great Performances at the Met" Sunday, January 29 at 12 p.m. on PBS

The Met's new production of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle in his first Met performances since his 2010 debut, opens...


Jan 18, 2017, 12:43 ET THIRTEEN's "The Talk - Race in America" Tackles the Issue of Young People of Color and Their Uneasy Encounters With Law Enforcement Monday, February 20, 9 p.m. on PBS

The Talk – Race in America is a two-hour documentary about the increasingly common conversation taking place in homes and communities across the...


Jan 15, 2017, 12:00 ET THIRTEEN's American Masters Presents Exclusive U.S. Broadcast Premiere of Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, February 21 on PBS During Black History Month

Distinctly referred to as "a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture," Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) led a prolific life....


Jan 11, 2017, 13:49 ET Two-Part Special Celebrating New York City Ballet in Paris Comes to THIRTEEN's Great Performances Friday, February 17 and 24 at 9 p.m. on PBS

During the summer of 2016, New York City Ballet made a triumphant return to Paris for a three-week season at the historic Théâtre du Châtelet. The...


Jan 05, 2017, 09:15 ET AARP Provides Major Series Funding for THIRTEEN's American Masters

WNET announced today that AARP has provided two years of major funding for THIRTEEN's American Masters series, which launched Season 31 with the...


Dec 20, 2016, 09:00 ET THIRTEEN's American Masters Kicks Off Season 31 with Exclusive U.S. Broadcast Premiere of By Sidney Lumet, Tuesday, January 3 on PBS

Prolific and versatile filmmaker Sidney Lumet (1924-2011) made 44 films in 50 years, earning the Academy Honorary Award for lifetime achievement...


Dec 09, 2016, 12:26 ET Julie Andrews Returns as Host of "From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2017," Conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, On THIRTEEN's "Great Performances" Sunday, January 1 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. ET on PBS

Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns for the eighth time to host the festive annual New Year's celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic,...


Dec 08, 2016, 14:57 ET "Bel Canto the Opera from Lyric Opera of Chicago" Comes to "Great Performances" Friday, January 13 at 9 p.m. on PBS

The world premiere production of Bel Canto the Opera -- recorded in Chicago last January -- airs on Great Performances Friday, January 13 at 9 p.m....


Dec 06, 2016, 10:44 ET THIRTEEN's American Masters Concludes 30th Anniversary Season with Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future, Premiering Nationwide Tuesday, December 27 on PBS

American Masters — Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future explores the life and visionary work of Finnish-American modernist architectural...


Dec 01, 2016, 10:30 ET Feast It Forward Provides Major Funding for "Chefs Flight" on THIRTEEN's American Masters Series May 2017 on PBS

American Masters announced today that Feast it Forward™ has provided major funding for a "chefs flight" of four documentaries on culinary legends...


Dec 01, 2016, 10:15 ET New Arts Strand Landmarks Live In Concert Debuts on Great Performances with Grammy Award-Winning Singer Alicia Keys Friday, January 20 at 9 p.m. on PBS Hosted By Chad Smith from The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Alicia Keys – Landmarks Live in Concert kicks off a new arts strand within the Great Performances series, beginning Friday, January 20 at 9 p.m. on...


Nov 17, 2016, 10:15 ET Star-Studded "Shakespeare Live! From the Royal Shakespeare Company" Takes Center Stage on THIRTEEN's "Great Performances" Friday, December 23 at 9 p.m. as Grand Finale of "PBS Arts Fall Festival"

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death on April 23, 2016, The Royal Shakespeare Company hosted a glittering jubilee...


Nov 17, 2016, 08:05 ET THIRTEEN's "Secrets of the Dead" Reveals the Truth About "Van Gogh's Ear" Wednesday, December 14, 10 p.m. on PBS

Even those with a scant knowledge of art know about the moment when artist Vincent van Gogh looked into a mirror, held up a blade and cut into his...


Nov 16, 2016, 13:35 ET "The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses" with an All-Star Cast Including Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Sturridge, Sophie Okonedo, Keeley Hawes, Hugh Bonneville, Judi Dench & Michael Gambon Airs on "Great Performances" December 11 - 25 on PBS

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses is a lavish three-part follow-up to the BAFTA winning The Hollow Crown, which aired in 2013 on THIRTEEN's...


Nov 15, 2016, 11:59 ET WNET Now Accepting Donations to THIRTEEN Using Apple Pay

WNET announced that New York's public media station, THIRTEEN will now accept donations via Apple Pay, providing a simple, secure and easy-to-use...


Nov 01, 2016, 09:30 ET Nature TV Series Tracks the Evolutionary Journey of the Feline in The Story of Cats Wednesdays, November 2 & 9, 2016 on PBS

Cats are one of the most diverse and studied mammals in the world, yet only now is their real identity being understood. Evolutionary tricks and...


Oct 24, 2016, 09:30 ET First Documentary About Legendary Showrunner, American Masters -- Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, Premieres Nationwide Tuesday, October 25 on PBS

Largely responsible for the explosion of bold American television in the 1970s, writer/producer Norman Lear's name is synonymous with the sitcom....


Oct 19, 2016, 14:16 ET THIRTEEN's "Secrets of the Dead" Discovers a World of Colossal Creatures, "Graveyard of the Giant Beasts" Wednesday, November 2 at 10 p.m. on PBS

Sixty-five million years ago, a giant meteor hit the earth causing a global catastrophe that destroyed an estimated three quarters of the plants...


Oct 17, 2016, 14:09 ET THIRTEEN's "Secrets of the Dead: After Stonehenge" Reaches Back 3,000 Years to Uncover Life in Bronze Age Britain Wednesday, October 26, 10 p.m. on PBS

Three thousand years ago, the Egyptians were building the pyramids, but little is known about what was going on in Europe during this same time....


Sep 21, 2016, 12:05 ET Tavis Smiley Reports on the Impact of Raising the Minimum Wage On "Getting Ahead" Friday, October 7 at 9 p.m. on PBS

 This election year, one of the hot button issues is the minimum wage. The "Fight for Fifteen," as it is called, began in New York City on...


Aug 23, 2016, 13:52 ET NJTV and the "Chasing The Dream" Initiative Present "Voices from Atlantic City"-- Digital Series Exploring the City's Economic Rise and Fall

 Atlantic City, New Jersey, the iconic seaside resort and home to a legendary boardwalk along the Jersey Shore, became the first city outside...


Aug 16, 2016, 10:15 ET Sir David McVicar's Acclaimed New Production of Donizetti's Roberto Devereux with Sondra Radvanovsky, Elīna Garanča, Matthew Polenzani, and Mariusz Kwiecien Airs on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, August 28 at 12 p.m. on PBS

 Roberto Devereux comes to THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Sunday, August 28 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (In New York,...


Aug 15, 2016, 10:15 ET Esa-Pekka Salonen Conducts Patrice Chéreau's Acclaimed Staging of Elektra, With Nina Stemme in the Title Role on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, September 18 at 12 p.m. on PBS

 Elektra, Richard Strauss's blazing tragedy about an ancient Greek princess hell-bent on revenge, comes to THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the...


Jul 22, 2016, 10:20 ET Anthony Minghella's Breathtaking Production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly Stars Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna on Great Performances at the Met Friday, August 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS

 The late Anthony Minghella's critically acclaimed production of Puccini's classic Madama Butterfly comes to THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at...


Jul 18, 2016, 10:40 ET Sir Richard Eyre's New Production of Puccini's Manon Lescaut Starring Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna Comes to Great Performances at the Met Saturday, August 13 at 11 p.m. on PBS

Puccini's lush classic Manon Lescaut airs on THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Saturday, August 13 at 11 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)....