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PBS Announces New Summer of Adventure

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PBS President and CEO Paula A. Kerger announced today at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour PBS Summer of Adventure, six new limited series that take viewers to some of the world’s most amazing places and cultures.

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PBS and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios Celebrate 40th Anniversary of NASA Voyager Launch in The Farthest (w.t.)

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The Farthest (w.t.) is a two-hour documentary that spotlights the extraordinary success story of NASA’s Voyager mission, which began 40 years ago this August. The twin Voyager spacecraft revolutionized planetary science, resolved key questions about the outer planets and raised intriguing new ones about the evolution of our solar system.

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PBS and Time Inc. Announce Beyond a Year in Space

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PBS President and CEO Paula A. Kerger announced today at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour that BEYOND A YEAR IN SPACE, a follow-up documentary to 2016’s A YEAR IN SPACE special, is scheduled to premiere on PBS in November 2017.

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PBS Series NOVA Shares the Great American Solar Eclipse with Audiences across the U.S. in Special Day-of-Event Presentation

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On Monday August 21, 2017, America’s eyes will be glued to the skies as the mainland United States experiences the first total solar eclipse since 1979. NOVA will capture the spectacular event in a special presentation to air hours after it takes place.

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Coming to OETA February 2017

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This February on OETA: American Experience profiles the Oklahoma City bombing, Nature presents its newest miniseries "Spy in the Wild," Aurora: Fire in the Sky gives a look at this incredible natural phenomena and get caught up on Victoria with an Oscar Sunday marathon.

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Rarely Seen Animal Behavior Captured in Spy in the Wild, A Nature Miniseries

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In the most innovative production Nature has ever presented, this five-part series employs more than 30 animatronic spy cameras disguised as animals to secretly record behavior in the wild.

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SU2C and OETA Open Applications for 2017 Emperor Science Award Program

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The Emperor Science Award program is an initiative designed to encourage high school students to explore careers in science, specifically cancer research and care, through a unique mentoring opportunity.

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American Masters Presents Exclusive U.S. Broadcast Premiere of Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, February 21

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American Masters – Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, premieres nationwide Tuesday, February 21 during Black History Month as part of the 31st season of the American Masters series.

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s Africa's Great Civilizations Coming to OETA

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In the new documentary, Professor Gates travels the length and breadth of Africa to chronicle the continent’s history from a firmly African perspective. His journey takes him from the city of Great Zimbabwe to the pyramids of the Kingdom of Kushner in Sudan.

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City in the Sky Takes Off with a Far-Reaching Look at the Global Aviation Industry

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At any given moment, more than one million people are traveling by airplane, in 100,000 daily flights moving 30,000 feet above the Earth. This airborne metropolis and the armies of professionals needed to make it all work are captured in City in the Sky.

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Birth of a Movement Premieres February 6 on Independent Lens

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Based on the book The Birth of a Movement: How Birth of a Nation Ignited the Battle for Civil Rights, by Dick Lehr, the film features interviews with historians, writers, and filmmakers including Spike Lee, Reginald Hudlin, Jelani Cobb, Vincent Brown, and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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The Talk – Race in America Tackles the Issue of Young People of Color and Their Uneasy Encounters With Law Enforcement

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The Talk – Race in America is a two-hour documentary about the increasingly common conversation taking place in homes and communities across the country between parents of color and their children, especially sons, about how to behave if they are ever stopped by the police.

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Accidental Courtesy Coming to Independent Lens February 13

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Musician Daryl Davis has an unorthodox and controversial hobby. He’s played all over the world with legends like Chuck Berry and Little Richard, but it’s what Daryl does in his free time that sets him apart: he meets and befriends members of the KKK, many of whom have never met a black person.

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OETA to Host Winter Writers Fairs in Tulsa and Oklahoma City

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OETA will host its annual Winter Writers Fair this February in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The Tulsa event is Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Tulsa Zoo. The Oklahoma City event is set for Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Oklahoma History Center. Both events are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free but registration is required.

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American Experience: Oklahoma City Premieres February 7

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“Oklahoma City” explores the intertwined narratives of the worst domestic terrorist attack in the U.S. and the anti-government movement that inspired the actions of Timothy McVeigh, including two standoffs with law enforcement with tragic outcomes — Ruby Ridge and the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas.

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