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What Was Ours Coming to Independent Lens January 16

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For the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes living on the isolated Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming, new contact with lost artifacts risks opening old wounds but also offers the possibility for healing. A young Northern Arapaho journalist and a teenage powwow princess travel with an Eastern Shoshone elder to search for missing artifacts in the vast archives of a museum.

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Nature Presents Snowbound: Animals of Winter January 11

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The coldest and snowiest places on earth pose a challenge to anyone visiting such locations as the Arctic Circle or Antarctica, but what about the year-round animal population? How do they cope for many months with life in these frozen wonderlands where temperatures can plummet to as low as minus 50 degrees?

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CPB and PBS Partner With Five Stations to Support Early Learning in Low-Income Communities

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The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS have announced partnerships with public media stations in Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Nevada and Oklahoma to provide early learning resources to underserved communities through an innovative community engagement model.

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American Experience to Profile Rachel Carson

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PBS and American Experience announced today that Rachel Carson, a new two-hour documentary on the influential writer and scientist, will premiere April 2017 on PBS stations. Inspired by recent scholarship, the film illuminates the public and private life of the woman whose writings revolutionized how we understand our relationship with the natural world.

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Sherlock, Victoria Highlight January Schedule on OETA

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January marks the return of Sherlock and Mercy Street, the premiere of Victoria and a several programs dedicated to exploring the United States' nuclear energy sector. Frontline brings four new shows to OETA this month, including its two-part series "The Divided States of America."

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PBS Announces Mid-Season Schedule

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PBS unveiled a strong 2017 winter/spring season lineup Thursday that includes Victoria, Call the Midwife, Sherlock, Mercy Street and a new major arts strand, Landmarks Live in Concert.

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Gallery America, Back in Time Marathons to Air This New Year's

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OETA airs two of its locally-produced shows on OETA-HD beginning at 5 p.m. on Dec, 31 with Gallery America and Jan. 1 starting at 4 p.m. with Back in Time.

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Rick Steves' Christmas Special a Feast for the Eyes

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After producing more than 100 travel shows, Rick Steves and his television crew finally celebrate Christmas in Europe. The result — a picturesque celebration in Rick Steves' European Christmas. This colorful montage of the holiday's rich history of traditions explores the sights and sounds of celebrations.

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Uranium: Twisting the Dragons Tail Returns to OETA January 11

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Uranium: Twisting the Dragons Tail, a two-part program provides a fascinating journey through the complex history of the most controversial substance on Earth.

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Second Season of Mercy Street Starts January 22 on OETA

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MERCY STREET, the much-acclaimed Civil War-era drama set in the occupied city of Alexandria, Virginia, will return to PBS stations for a second season on January 22 2017, at 7 p.m. on OETA. Allegiances blur, loyalties shift and the drama intensifies as the scope of the war pushes beyond Mansion House, the former hotel commandeered by northern troops to serve as a Union hospital.

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Command and Control Tells 1980 Story of Damascus, Arkansas Missile Complex Accident

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The long-hidden story of a deadly 1980 accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas, “Command and Control” exposes the terrifying truth about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal and shows what can happen when weapons built to protect us threaten to destroy us.

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Containment Premieres January 9 on Independent Lens

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How can we contain some of the deadliest, most long-lasting substances ever produced? Toxic remnants from the Cold War remain in millions of gallons of highly radioactive sludge, thousands of acres of radioactive land, and tens of thousands of unused hot buildings, some of which are slowly spreading deltas of contaminated ground water.

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Best and Most Beautiful Things Coming to Independent Lens This January

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In rural Maine, a quirky, charming, and determined young woman named Michelle Smith lives with her mother Julie. Legally blind and on the autism spectrum, Michelle has big dreams and proudly wears the badge of outcast. Searching for connection, Michelle explores love and empowerment outside the limits of “normal."

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Holiday Programming Highlights December Schedule on OETA

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December on OETA features the return of holiday favorites, including Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas and Wild Kratts: A Creature Christmas. We also have holidays specials from Call the Midwife, "The Voice" winner Jordan Smith, Celtic Woman, Andre Rieu and Lidia Bastianich. OETA's local programming includes a Gallery America marathon and What's the Deal? in primetime!

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Shakespeare Live! Closes Out 2016 PBS Arts Fall Festival

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To commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death on April 23, 2016, The Royal Shakespeare Company hosted a glittering jubilee party with an all-star cast. Shakespeare Live! celebrates the international legacy of Shakespeare in all the performing arts, including opera, ballet, hip hop, blues, jazz and musical theater.

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