Programming from the August 18 Virtual Event
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HACKING YOUR MIND
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 AT 9PM
This four-part series examines how easy it is to hack your mind and what you can do. Follow host, Jacob Ward, science and technology journalist, from the farthest corners of the globe to the inside of your mind as he sets out to discover we are not who we think we are.
THE AGE OF NATURE
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 AT 9PM
Explore humanity’s relationship with nature and wildlife, as scientists and conservationists from all over the world examine the ways we can restore our planet. This documentary series asks whether newfound awareness of nature could bring about a new chapter in the human story.
BUILDING THE AMERICAN DREAM
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 AT 9PM
Travel to Texas where immigrant construction workers are seeking justice and equality in an industry rife with exploitation. Across the state, there’s an unprecedented building boom, fueled by Latino laborers with little or no rights.
THE TROUBLE WITH MAGGIE COLE
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18 AT 7PM
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 (Dawn French), the self appointed oracle of this close-knit community.
ISLANDS OF WONDER: MADAGASCAR
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 AT 7PM
The three-part Islands of Wonder series takes viewers on a journey to the most exotic, mysterious and remote islands on Planet Earth: Madagascar, Borneo and Hawaii. These isolated and iconic tropical islands are home to remarkable wildlife and human castaways found nowhere else on earth.
GREAT PERFORMANCES:ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6 AT 8PM
James Corden performs a slapstick scene from his starring role of Francis Henshall in the comedy One Man, Two Guvnors, which opened at the National Theatre in 2011. Corden starred in the Broadway production that opened in April 2012, and for which he won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.
FRONTLINE:“THE CHOICE 2020: TRUMP VS. BIDEN”
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 AT 8PM
Every four years, FRONTLINE tells a dual biography of the two presidential candidates that will step back and look beyond the heated political rhetoric, taking measure of the two individuals and the events that have shaped their lives and values.
SECRETS OF ROYAL TRAVEL
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15 AT 9PM
Pack your bags for a rare inside look at the monarchy’s luxurious private planes and trains. Climb on board the “palace on wheels” and take to the skies for the five-star opulence of the Queen’s Flight.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4 AT 9PM
Follow the British Prime Minister and his Cabinet Office Briefing Room A (COBRA) committee, comprised of leading contingency planners and senior politicians, as they navigate the difficulties in overcoming a major national crisis.
MASTERPIECE’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY: ELIZABETH IS MISSING
SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2021 AT 8PM
Based on Emma Healey’s novel, Elizabeth Is Missing, stars two-time Academy Award winner Glenda Jackson in her triumphant return to MASTERPIECE. Jackson portrays Maud, a woman in the grip of dementia trying to solve the case of her missing friend. But can she solve the mystery of her friend’s disappearance before her own dementia erases all the clues?
DISPATCHES FROM THE BATTLEGROUND
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6 AT 8PM
Get an inside look at the high-stakes effort to get out the Latino vote in this year’s election. Political candidates are focused on maximizing turnout and support from Latinos, poised to be the largest nonwhite voting bloc.