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    Documentarian Ken Burns Now Comes in iPad App Form

    Ken Burns, the documentarian behind PBS standards like "The Civil War," "Baseball," "Jazz" and the more recent "The Central Park Five," has launched a new iPad app today covering over two centuries of American history through selected clips from his film library.

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Gina Carano Plays a Killer Robot, 'American Promise' Comes to PBS

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV like "Downton Abbey," "Girls," "The Good Wife," "House of Lies," "Shameless" and "True Detective" (not to mention the Super Bowl) but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six day...

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    'American Promise' Arrives on PBS With a 13-Years-In-The-Making Story of Race, Class and Parental Expectations

    Sundance prize-winning documentary "American Promise," tracking two African-American students over their years at the prestigious Dalton School, airs on PBS.

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    Watch: Pete Seeger Recalls Hearing News of the Murder of Mississippi Civil Rights Workers in a Clip From 'Freedom Summer'

    Folk legend Pete Seeger, who passed away last night at the age of 94, is one of the voices in "Freedom Summer," the new documentary from Stanley Nelson ("Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple") that just had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

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    PBS Announces Six New Docs In Its Female-Focused 'Makers' Series, Two From Oscar Nominees Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing

    PBS has announced that this summer it will be airing six new hour-long installments in its documentary series "Makers: Women Who Make America." Founded by filmmaker Dyllan McGee, the "Makers" project launched in 2012 and is a multi-platform initiative that also includes a growing online collection o...

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    Derek Jacobi and Anne Reid Romance 'Last Tango in Halifax' Will Have a Second Season on PBS

    It may not be as... athletic in its portrayals of intimacy as the Bertolucci film to which its title is a nod, but British romantic drama "Last Tango in Halifax" was a hit on PBS last year, and is slated to return for a second season this summer.

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    Ken Burns is Making a Documentary About Country Music

    The tireless documentarian Ken Burns has a new project in the works for PBS -- "Country Music," set for 2018, to be directed by Burns, who'll produce alongside writer Dayton Duncan, Burns' longtime producing partner.

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: 'Salinger,' Pirate Dramas and the Return (Sort of) of the King in the North

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV like "Downton Abbey," "Girls," "The Good Wife," "House of Lies," "Shameless," "Sherlock" and "True Detective," but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week.

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    Are You Sherlocked? Preparing for the Resurrection

    Because I spend so much time watching and writing about movies, I don’t get to follow as many TV series as I’d like. That’s why I’m happy to turn over the site today to my colleague Darwyn Carson, who (like many of you, I suspect) can’t wait for Sherlock to return to television this coming weekend.

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: 'Archer' Returns, 'The Square' Hits Netflix and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Debuts His Reality Show

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV like "Downton Abbey," "Girls," "The Good Wife," "House of Lies," "Shameless" and "True Detective," but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week.

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