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New on TPT Passport, November 2020

November 6, 2020

Now on TPT Passport:

TPT Passport is constantly adding new shows to make sure our members have access to high-quality content on demand.

Get a first look at new programs below and a list of shows that are leaving soon.

Take advantage of this unique member benefit by signing into TPT Passport online or by using the PBS Video App on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Kindle & Fire Stick Chromecast, or Android TV.

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Drama and Arts

Line of Separation Season 2
Germany, spring 1960, a country is divided. Nuclear arms races, NATO secrets, sabotage, the construction of walls and the Prague Spring determine the fate of the families of Tannbach.

Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony
Join the ultimate heavy metal band as they combine forces with the nearly 80-member orchestra. Filmed over two sold-out shows that opened San Francisco’s Chase Center, the concert features the symphonic renditions of Metallica fan favorites.

The Trouble with Maggie Cole
See what happens when idle gossip escalates out of control and starts to affect people’s lives. Set in a picturesque fishing village, the series centers on Maggie Cole, the self-appointed oracle of this close-knit community.
Also: Read the TP-Tea to find out what TPT Staffers think about The Trouble with Maggie Cole

Classic Albums
Celebrate the making of the greatest albums in pop, rock and heavy metal music. Each episode features interviews with band members, producers and others discussing the creation of the historic recording. Including Pink Floyd, Elton John, Queen, The Doors and more.

Great Performances | Now Hear This “Haydn: Kings of Strings”
Explore the work of famed composer Joseph Haydn’s career with host Scott Yoo and featured guest artists as he discovers how Haydn borrowed folk music from Scotland, Hungary and Austria to create his famous Emperor Quartet.

Great Performances | Now Hear This: The Schubert Generation
Celebrate the work of Franz Schubert with host Scott Yoo as he plays with young musicians establishing themselves in North America’s musical capitals by attempting to master the composer’s music.

Great Performances | Now Hear This: Becoming Mozart
Travel with host Scott Yoo and pianist Stewart Goodyear as they visit Yoo’s Festival Mozaic where Goodyear learns to direct an orchestra from the piano while improvising the solos of Mozart’s twentieth piano concerto.


Harbor from the Holocaust
Harbor from the Holocaust is the story of nearly 20,000 Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II, to the Chinese port city of Shanghai. Explore the extraordinary relationship of these Jews and their adopted city of Shanghai, even through the bitter years of Japanese occupation 1937-1945 and the Chinese civil war that followed.

Lucy Worsley’s Royal Palace Secrets
Join the popular royal historian for an exclusive tour of London’s most extraordinary palaces. From the forbidding Tower of London to glorious Hampton Court to treasure-filled Kensington Palace, Lucy takes viewers behind the velvet ropes into each building’s most secret places.

Science and Nature

NOVA | Human Nature
With an extraordinary new technology called CRISPR, we can now edit DNA—including human DNA. But how far should we go? Gene-editing promises to eliminate certain genetic disorders like sickle cell disease. But the applications quickly raise ethical questions. Is it wrong to engineer soldiers to feel no pain, or to resurrect an extinct species?

NOVA | Secret Mind of Slime
Scientists investigate the bizarre “intelligence” of slime molds, which appear to learn and make decisions—without a brain. These cunning, single-celled blobs can navigate mazes and create efficient networks. Can they also redefine cognition?

NOVA | A to Z: The First Alphabet
Writing shaped our world and the rise of human knowledge, from the trading of goods to tales of ancient goddesses and kings. Follow the evolution of the written word, from 4,000-year-old carvings in an Egyptian turquoise mine to modern-day alphabets.

Islands of Wonder | Madagascar
The oldest island on Earth, Madagascar has been isolated longer than any other place in the world. Life here has had time to evolve in unusual ways, resulting in more unique wildlife than possibly any other island on the planet.

Islands of Wonder | Borneo
Borneo, the third largest island on Earth, may seem like a paradise but its harsh landscape proves a struggle to survive. These challenges allow the island to host a greater diversity of life than almost any other island.

Islands of Wonder | Hawaii
Hawaii, the most remote island chain on Earth, offers sanctuary for wildlife that has reached its tropical shores. From humpback whales to waterfall-climbing fish, it’s home to an extraordinary wealth of wildlife.


POV | Portraits and Dreams
Portraits and Dreams revisits photographs created by Kentucky school children in the 1970s and the place where their photos were made. Photographer and artist Wendy Ewald, who guided the students in making their visionary photographs, returns to Kentucky and learns how the lives and visions of her former students have changed. The film combines new narratives and insights of the now adult students.

POV | Our Time Machine
When artist Maleonn realizes that his father suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, he creates “Papa’s Time Machine,” a magical, autobiographical stage performance featuring life-size mechanical puppets. Through the production of this play, the two men confront their mortality before time runs out and memories are lost forever.

POV | Love Child
With adultery being punishable by death in Iran, a young couple make the fateful decision to flee the country with their son. Love Child follows the new family on their life-threatening journey to seek asylum in Turkey, and witnesses a mother’s heart breaking fight to keep her family together and secure a future for her son.

VOCES | Building the American Dream
Across Texas an unstoppable construction boom drives urban sprawl and luxury high-rises. Its dirty secret: abuse of immigrant labor. The film captures a turning point as a movement forms to fight widespread construction industry injustices. A story of courage, resilience and community, the film reveals shocking truths about the hardworking immigrants who build the American Dream.

POV | In My Blood It Runs
Ten-year-old Aboriginal Dujuan is a child-healer, a good hunter and speaks three languages. Yet, Dujuan is ‘failing’ in school and facing increasing scrutiny from welfare and the police. As he travels perilously close to incarceration, his family fight to give him a strong Arrernte education alongside his western education. We walk with him as he grapples with these pressures and shares his truths.

Expiring Soon

Great Performances: Tony Bennett & Diana Krall Love is Here to Stay
Join Tony Bennett and Diana Krall as they celebrate the American Songbook classics of George and Ira Gershwin, performing favorites from their Billboard #1 jazz album, Love is Here to Stay, such as I Got Rhythm, Love is Here to Stay and They Can’t Take That Away From Me.
Removed from TPT Passport December 23

American Masters: Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future
Best known for designing National Historic Landmarks such as St. Louis’ iconic Gateway Arch and the General Motors Technical Center, Saarinen also designed New York’s TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Yale University’s Ingalls Rink and Morse and Ezra Stiles Colleges, Virginia’s Dulles Airport, and modernist pedestal furniture like the Tulip chair.
Removed from TPT Passport December 26

Fleetwood Mac – The Dance
Celebrate the greatest hits from the best-selling album Rumours in this intimate concert recorded in 1997. Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie and Stevie Nicks perform Don’t Stop, Go Your Own Way, The Chain and more.
Removed from TPT Passport December 31

Austin City Limits: Steve Earle & The Dukes: A Tribute to Guy Clark
Savor an hour with Americana star Steve Earle playing the songs of his mentor, Texas songwriter Guy Clark. Accompanied by his band The Dukes, and special guests including Rodney Crowell and Joe Ely, Earle performs classics from his Clark tribute album Guy.
Removed from TPT Passport December 31

Austin City Limits: Khalid/ Mac DeMarco
Enjoy an hour of contemporary R&B and indie rock with Khalid and Mac DeMarco. El Paso-an Khalid performs songs from his Grammy-nominated debut American Teen. Canadian DeMarco plays tunes from his acclaimed LP This Old Dog.
Removed from TPT Passport December 31

Austin City Limits: Sam Smith/Anderson East
Relish an hour of blue-eyed soul with worldwide superstar Sam Smith and emerging singer-songwriter Anderson East. UK native Smith sings mega-hits and tunes from his sophomore album The Thrill of It All. Alabama soul/R&B singer East romps through songs from his acclaimed LP Encore.
Removed from TPT Passport December 31

Austin City Limits: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Revel in an hour with New Orleans funk masters Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, with special guest Cyril Neville. Shorty lays down the grooves with highlights from his recent Voodoo Threauxdown tour.
Removed from TPT Passport December 31

Austin City Limits: Maggie Rogers
Enjoy an hour-long set from pop singer/songwriter phenom Maggie Rogers. The author of hits Light On and Alaska plays songs from her hit album Heard It In a Past Life.
Removed from TPT Passport December 31

Austin City Limits: Residente
Join a musical world tour with Puerto Rican superstar Residente as he presents songs from his globe-spanning solo debut and hits from his Calle 13 catalog.
Removed from TPT Passport December 31

American Experience: Influenza 1918
Influenza 1918 is the story of the worst epidemic the United States has ever known. Before it was over, the flu would kill more than 600,000 Americans – more than all the combat deaths of this century combined.
Removed from TPT Passport January 1

Symphony for Nature: The Britt Orchestra at Crater Lake
This program documents an extraordinary musical experience at the edge of Oregon’s Crater Lake, known as giiwas to the Klamath Tribes. More than 130 musicians — including classical musicians and Klamath drummers — gathered at Crater Lake National Park to perform the world premiere of a powerful new score inspired by the legendary lake.
Removed from TPT Passport January 1

American Masters: By Sidney Lumet
Prolific and versatile filmmaker Sidney Lumet made 44 films in 50 years, earning the Academy Honorary Award for lifetime achievement after four Oscar nominations. Considered a quintessential New York filmmaker, Lumet frequently used New York City’s urban mettle to infuse his films with a realism and intensity that kept audiences in suspense while prodding them to consider their own morality.
Removed from TPT Passport January 3

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