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Weekly PBS “What to Stream” Guide: AMERICAN MASTERS “George W. Bush” & “Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People,” ASIAN AMERICANS and More

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2020

The PBS Video App and  PBS.org, which are free for all users, and PBS Passport, available as a PBS member benefit within the PBS Video App, both feature a vast collection of streaming content, ranging from the latest dramas to compelling documentaries and enlightening series, to entertain and educate audiences.

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The following PBS “What to Stream” Guide provides information about the PBS Video App/PBS.org and PBS Passport, as well as a weekly overview of new and upcoming releases, recent offerings, last call programs, and exclusive content available on each of the platforms. For a list of additional titles currently available on both platforms, click here. 

PBS VIDEO APP/PBS.ORG (FVOD)

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The PBS Video App features more than 4,000 PBS and local shows on demand and available to stream for free via PBS.org, smartphones, tablets, iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV and Chromecast. The following is currently available on the PBS Video App:

NEW & COMING SOON

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Friday, May 1:
THE REGISTRY

NORMAN MINETA AND HIS LEGACY: AN AMERICAN STORY

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MUHAMMED: LEGACY OF A PROPHET

STORY OF CHINA “Ancestors”

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Monday, May 11:    ASIAN AMERICANS (Part 1)

Tuesday, May 12:   ASIAN AMERICANS (Part 2)

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Drama

Sunday, May 3:
BAPTISTE ON MASTERPIECE (Season 1, Episode 4)

CALL THE MIDWIFE (Season 9, Episode 6)

LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX (Season 1, Episode 5)

WORLD ON FIRE ON MASTERPIECE (Season 1, Episode 5)

 Documentary & Independent Film

Friday, May 1:

AMERICAN MASTERS “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story”

AMERICAN MASTERS “Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me”

AMERICAN MASTERS “The Highwaymen: Friends Till the End”

Monday, May 4:

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “George W. Bush” (Part 1)

REEL SOUTH (Episode 7)

Tuesday, May 5:

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “George W. Bush” (Part 2)

AMERICAN MASTERS “Tyrus”

POV “The Birth of Sake”

Food & Family

Friday, May 1:

AMERICAN MASTERS “Julia! America’s Favorite Chef”

SOMEWHERE SOUTH (Episode 6)

 History & Culture

Thursday, April 30:
THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR (THIS OLD HOUSE/ASK THIS OLD HOUSE) (Season 18, Episode 22)

Sunday, May 3:                                                                                                 AMERICAN MASTERS “Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People”

AMERICAN MASTERS “Charley Pride: I’m Just Me”

AMERICAN MASTERS “Robert Shaw – Man of Many Voices”

AMERICAN MASTERS “Holly Near: Singing for Our Lives”

Monday, May 4:

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “McNay Art Museum Hour 3”

 Health & Wellness

Wednesday, April 29:

H20: THE MOLECULE THAT MADE US (Episode 2: “Civilizations”)

Wednesday, May 6:

H20: THE MOLECULE THAT MADE US (Episode 3: “Crisis”)

 Nature & Science

Wednesday, April 29:  EXPEDITION WITH STEVE BACKSHALL (Season 1)

Wednesday, April 29:  SPY IN THE WILD 2 (Episode 1: “The Tropics”)

Monday, May 4:  POWER TRIP: THE STORY OF ENERGY (Episode 3)

Wednesday, May 6:  SPY IN THE WILD 2 (Episode 2: “The North”)

RECENT RELEASES

Arts & Music

GREAT PERFORMANCES “Orphée et Eurydice from Lyric Opera of Chicago”

GREAT PERFORMANCES “Doubt from Minnesota Opera”

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY FROM AUSTRALIA

STATE OF ART

 Drama

BAPTISTE ON MASTERPIECE (Season 1, Episodes 2-3)

CALL THE MIDWIFE (Season 9, Episodes 2-5)

LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX (Season 1, Episodes 3-4)

WORLD ON FIRE ON MASTERPIECE (Season 1, Episodes 3-4)

Documentary & Independent Film

INDEPENDENT LENS “Jim Allison: Breakthrough”

REEL SOUTH (Episodes 1-6)

Food & Family

SOMEWHERE SOUTH (Episodes 1-5)

Health & Wellness

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “The Man Who Tried to Feed the World”

H20: THE MOLECULE THAT MADE US (Episode 1: “Flow” & Episode 2: “Civilizations”)

THE GENE: AN INTIMATE HISTORY (Part 1 & 2)

History & Culture

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “McNay Art Museum Hour 1 & 2”

INSIDE THE VATICAN

SECRETS OF THE DEAD “Building Notre Dame”

THE THIS OLD HOUSE HOUR (THIS OLD HOUSE/ASK THIS OLD HOUSE) Season 18, Episode 21)

Nature & Science

CLIMATE CHANGE: THE FACTS

NOVA “Back to the Moon

NOVA “Dead Sea Scroll Detectives

NOVA “First Horse Warriors

NOVA “Lost Viking Army

NOVA “Pluto and Beyond

POWER TRIP: THE STORY OF ENERGY  (Episode 1: “Water”)

POWER TRIP: THE STORY OF ENERGY (Episode 2: “Food”)

LAST CALL/EXPIRING SOON

Documentary & Independent Film

Tuesday, April 28:         JACKIE ROBINSON

Drama

Friday, June 19:            VICIOUS

Health & Wellness

Wednesday, April 29:  INHERITANCE

Monday, May 4:       Broken Places

Tuesday, May 5:      THE GENE: AN INTIMATE HISTORY (Part 1)

History & Culture

Monday, May 4:            ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Treasure Fever”

Sunday, June 21:          TALES FROM THE ROYAL WARDROBE

Nature & Science

Wednesday, April 29:    NATURE “Cuba’s Wild Revolution”

                                    NOVA “Cuba’s Cancer Hope”

Thursday, May 6:          NATURE “Remarkable Rabbits”

                                    NOVA “The Truth About Fat”

Wednesday, June 17:    NOVA “Back to the Moon”

PBS PASSPORT (SVOD/MVOD)

PBS Passport is a member benefit from participating PBS stations that gives eligible donors and supporters extended access to an on-demand library of quality public television programming online or within the PBS Video App. Local stations set their own qualifications for eligibility for the Passport membership benefit, with most stations requiring donations of at least $60 a year, or $5 sustainer/ongoing monthly gifts. For the most accurate information, viewers are encouraged to contact local stations. The following programming is a sampling of the “exclusive” content available on PBS Passport:

RECENT RELEASES

Arts & Music

GARTH BROOKS: THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS GERSHWIN PRIZE FOR POPULAR SONG

Drama

BAPTISTE ON MASTERPIECE (Binge all episodes)

BEFORE WE DIE from Walter’s Choice (Binge all episodes)

CALL THE MIDWIFE (Season 9: All new episodes will air the Friday before Sunday on-air premieres)

THE WINDMERE CHILDREN (Feature Film)

WORLD ON FIRE ON MASTERPIECE (Series premiere/binge all episodes)

History & Culture

EARTH’S SACRED WONDERS “Visions of the Divine”

Nature & Science

NATURE “World’s Most Wanted Animal”

NOVA “Transplanting Hope”

LAST CALL/EXPIRING SOON

Arts & Music

Sunday, May 31:

COUNTRY MUSIC

EMPIRE OF THE AIR

JAZZ

Sunday, June 21:  AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “ACL Presents: Americana 18th Annual Honors”

Monday, June 29:  GREAT PERFORMANCES “Andrea Bocelli – Landmarks Live in Concert”

Wednesday, July 1

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Vintage Milwaukee”
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “Sharon Van Etten”

Documentaries

Saturday, June 27: POV “Midnight Traveler”

Drama

Friday, June 19:    VICIOUS

Sunday, June 21:  THE CRIMSON FIELD (Season 1, Episode 1)

Sunday, June 28:  THE CRIMSON FIELD (Season 1, Episode 2)

Tuesday, June 30:  DOWNTON ABBEY (Seasons 1-6)

Sunday, July 3:    THE CRIMSON FIELD (Season 1, Episode 3)

Thursday, July 9:   ENDEAVOUR (Season 3)

History & Culture

Sunday, June 21:  TALES FROM THE ROYAL WARDROBE

THE GREEKS “Cavemen to Kings”

Sunday, June 28:  THE GREEKS “The Good Strife”

Tuesday, June 30: THE MANNERS OF DOWNTON ABBEY

Thursday, July 2: ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH: YOU’LL HAVE THE SKY

Monday, July 5:  THE GREEKS “Chasing Greatness”

Friday, July 10:  ANTIQUES ROADSHOW ”Vintage Indianapolis

Nature & Science

Wednesday, June 17:    NOVA “Back to the Moon”

Additional content is added to the PBS Video App and PBS Passport on a regular basis. For the latest offerings, visit https://www.pbs.org/pbs-video-app/. Viewers are also encouraged to engage in online conversation by tagging @PBS on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

ABOUT PBS STREAMING

PBS programming is available for streaming concurrent with broadcast on all station-branded PBS platforms, including  PBS.org and the PBS Video App, available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV and Chromecast. PBS station members can view many series, documentaries and specials via PBS Passport. For more information about PBS Passport, visit the PBS Passport FAQ website.