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Testing Iframes

May 13, 2020

PBS NewsHour

Bored at home in quarantine?  Looking for an escape through some quality TPT programming?  Look no further.

Here are this week’s recommended shows and programs to watch on TPT Passport. This weekly series serves to highlight what’s new, what’s expiring, and what’s great to watch through TPT Passport.

Featured New Pick: The Gene: An Intimate History, Part 1

The Gene Presented by Ken Burns

Always a TPT favorite, Ken Burns turns to science this time around as he digs deep into the often dark history of genetic research.  The program interlaces history with a present-day story of the Rosens, a young family on an odyssey to find a cure for their four-year-old daughter’s rare genetic disease.  This is the first installment of a two-part series.

More New Shows

Broken Places
“Broken Places” explores why some children are severely damaged by early adversity while others are able to thrive.

Nature | Remarkable Rabbits
There are more than 100 types of rabbits and hares, despite their extraordinary ability to reproduce, many wild rabbits are in danger of being eradicated.

NOVA | The Truth About Fat
Scientists are coming to understand fat as a dynamic organ—one whose size may have more to do with biological processes than personal choices.


Other New shows:

Independent Lens: Welcome to Leith
Find out what happens when a white supremacist tries to turn the small town of Leith into a white nationalist community. Watch now.
Minnesota's National Parks
University Ave: One Street, 1000 Dreams
See how University is being transformed by an eclectic mix of businesses and a new light rail line. Watch now.

If you liked The Missing, Grantchester, or Endeavor:

Featured Nail Biter Program: Baptiste


Looking for something that’ll catch your full attention? Look no further. One of the The Missing’s best-loved characters returns in Baptiste, a standalone spinoff series with Tchéky Karyo reviving his role as French detective Julien Baptiste. The twists and turns will keep you on the edge of your seat, all while exploring Europe in this mystery series.


If you liked Downton Abbey, Sandition, or Victoria:

Escape to Another Place: Beecham House


If you enjoy drama, romance, and costuming from the cusp of the 19th century in Delhi before the British ruled in that region, Beecham House is for you. Gurinder Chadha’s (Bend It Like Beckham, Bride & Prejudice, Viceroy’s House) new drama follows soulful John Beecham, a handsome former soldier who has purchased the magnificent mansion, Beecham House, to begin a new life with his family. Catch this 6-part series on TPT Passport before it airs this summer.


If you like America’s Test Kitchen, Relish or Dishing with Julia Child:

Special Guest Pick: Great British Baking Show

Anne Guttridge, Production Assistant at TPT


Each week we like to ask a special guest what they’ve been watching on TPT Passport. Anne Guttridge works as a Production Assistant at TPT and was happy to share her love of binge-watching Great British Baking Show. She says:

“The Great British Baking Show is my favorite escape. I love watching the hosts interact with the contestants and I’m always inspired by the kindness and creativity of the bakers!”


Expiring Soon

American Epic | Out of the Many, The One

Discover how America’s diverse cultures contribute to its musical styles: from the Hopi tribe to Hawaii’s Joseph Kekuku.


Genealogy Roadshow | Season 3

Follow a diverse cast of participants on an emotional journey that uses history and science to uncover their fascinating family stories.


Ken Burn’s Country Music

Explore the history of country music – from its roots in ballads, hymns and the blues to its mainstream popularity – and meet the unforgettable characters and storytellers who made it “America’s Music.”

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