OETA's Favorite Fall Shows - 2017
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Mark your calendars! Here's 7 of our favorite shows coming to OETA this fall. Plus, check out the first looks from season 2 of Victoria.
1. Death Dive to Saturn • September 13
For more than a decade, the Cassini space probe has been sending dazzling images of Saturn’s breathtaking rings and mysterious moons. A suspenseful ride during Cassini’s final hours as it dives into Saturn’s atmosphere.
2. The Vietnam War • September 17-21, 24-28
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick direct a 10-part, 18-hour documentary series that tells the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. Features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both sides.
3. Poldark, Season 3 • October 1-November 19
Season 3 finds Ross and Demelza attempting to repair their relationship, while George Warleggan builds his empire to crush the Poldarks. Elizabeth harbors a dangerous secret, and Dwight is captured during the war with France. Will Ross risk everything to save his friend?
4. Finding Your Roots • October 3
The acclaimed series returns with Professor Gates exploring the mysteries, surprises and revelations hidden in the family trees of popular figures including Aziz Ansari, Scarlett Johansson, Ted Danson, Larry David, Ava DuVernay, Bryant Gumbel, Garrison Keillor, William H. Macy, Suzanne Malveaux, Ana Navarro, Amy Schumer, Mary Steenburgen, Christopher Walken and more.
5. Frontline: Special Putin Investigation • October 25 & November 1
For months, reports of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election have dominated the headlines. But what does Vladimir Putin really want? In a special two-part documentary with original reporting from Moscow and Washington, DC, FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk and the series’ award-winning political team examine Putin’s rise, rule and motivations. Against the backdrop of investigations by the FBI and Congress into possible collusion between Trump campaign members and Russian officials, the documentary traces how Putin went from low-ranking KGB agent to long-serving president of a newly assertive Russia with the ability to wage cyber-war in the U.S. and across the globe.
6. Beyond a Year in Space • November 15
Picking up where the first film left off — Scott Kelly’s last day in space and return to Earth — the final installment also introduces the next generation of astronauts training to leave Earth’s orbit and travel into deep space.
7. David Letterman: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize • November 20
In this clip David Letterman celebrates Bill Murray, the 2016 recipient of the Mark Twain Prize. Celebrate beloved talk show pioneer David Letterman, the 20th recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
BONUS: Victoria, Season 2 • January 2018