Sounder

Set in rural Louisiana during the Depression, this heartfelt story tells of a sharecropper family struggling to overcome adversity. After stealing to feed his family, Nathan is sent to a prison camp. In their fight for survival, his determined wife and their eldest son hold the family together. Once the boy becomes an adult, he searches for his father but instead discovers manhood.
  • Artist to Icon S01 E010 - Whitney Houston

    Very few people become a star. Fewer still achieve iconic status. So just how do they do it? Artist to Icon goes beyond the constraints of the velvet rope to reveal some of the most extraordinary rises to fame the world has ever seen.

  • The Art Of S03 E05 - Pop Ups

    (2014) The Art Of: Pop-Ups looks at a card creator whose intricate architectural origami jumps off the page, a chef who surprises diners with elaborately composed meals served in secret locations, and, a former fashion designer who stages one-night-only art shows in the most unexpected of places – the laundromat.

  • The Art Detectives S05 E01

    Bendor Grosvenor and Emma Dabiri visit Brighton Museum to investigate who painted two neglected pictures of religious subjects.

  • The Art Detectives S05 E02

    Bendor Grosvenor and Emma Dabiri travel to the grand Georgian mansion of Tatton Park in Cheshire, where Bendor has spotted a mysterious portrait of a 16th-century physician in its collection.

  • The Art Detectives S05 E03

    In a fifth series of Art Detectives, Dr Bendor Grosvenor and Emma Dabiri return to scour Britain’s regional museums and nationally owned houses in a hunt for more lost and hidden public treasures, uncovering the forgotten but fascinating stories behind our public collections.

  • The Art Of S01 E03 - Hip Hop

    (2013) Amy Campion, Rocco Katastrophe. Profiles of an artist on an independent hip hop label, a transgender rapper, and an urban dance group.

  • The Art Of S01 E06 - Sneakers

    (2013) Adriana Gutierrez, Nick Romero. A look at creative fields that are outside the traditional definition of “art.” "The Art of Sneakers" profiles a woman who has merged fine art and hip hop culture into her one of a kind custom painted sneakers, a shoe store that lets you customize and design your own pair of chuck Taylors and a Downtown LA consignment shop of rare and vintage kicks.

  • The Art Of S02 E02 - Fashion

    (2014)“The Art Of” explores creative fields that fall outside the traditional definition of “art.” This week, “The Art Of: Fashion” looks at three celebrated designers who each take a unique and art-inspired approach to fashion, from eco-friendly couture to vintage rehab to plus-size style.

  • The Art Of S02 E03 - Hair

    (2014) “The Art Of” explores creative fields that fall outside the traditional definition of “art.” "The Art Of: Hair” introduces three artists who bring design to the ‘do with towering hair sculptures, vintage looks and natural hair care styling and braiding techniques.

  • The Art Of S04 E06 - Music

    The Art Of: Music explores music's artistic significance, by going on stage with a Latin funk band from Miami, inside the studio with record label Buskin, and into the classroom at the Los Angeles College of Music.

  • Shakura'S Aida - Rhino Jazz Festival 2014

    Shakura'S Aida is undeniably one of the most authentic artists of its generation in Canada and around the World. This international musician had enriched for over 25 years the musical scene of the Jazz and Blues with her warm voice and her other artistic influences such as R&B. Her amazing performance during the Rhino Jazz Festival is one of a kind concert that will take your breath away and make viewers feel as if they were right there on the stage!

  • Tina Turner: Simply the Best

    The odds were against her. Child of sharecroppers in Boonesville, Tennessee. Abandoned by both parents after their divorce. Victim of domestic violence by her co-star and husband. Yet, Anna Mae Bullock would find her true self as Tina Turner and one day emerge as “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll”.

  • Will Smith: The Prince of Hollywood

    It’s not a rags to riches story. Nor was he born of Hollywood royalty. But, Willard Carroll Smith knew what he wanted way back when while growing up in West Philadelphia. Career not college was his goal. One year of financial support from his father allowed Will Smith to pursue his childhood dream. He did not disappoint and soon wrote his own show biz story.

  • Whitney Houston: We Will Always Love You

    Whitney Houston was so much more than a performer, she was a blessing for all who were touched by her sound and kind spirit. In this film we pay tribute to one of the most gripping rags to riches stories ever told. Whitney Elizabeth Houston showed vocal range and star quality that would soon make her a legend in music. We talk to those who were close to her, retrace her steps to stardom and revisit some of her most stunning performances. We pay homage to the one simply known as The Voice.

  • When It Comes Around

    A young successful sports executive falls in love with a new agent at his office. He is manipulated by this beautiful woman and used as a pawn for her advancement.

  • Tyler Perry: Man of Many Faces

    Don’t call him victim. Despite a childhood plagued by poverty, physical abuse from his carpenter father and several incidents of sexual molestation, Tyler Perry is not stuck in the past. He left New Orleans and changed his birth name of Emmitt yet kept his maternal connection to the black church. Meaningful steps that would turn a virtual nightmare into an American Dream. Ultimate proof is his 300-acre self-named Atlanta studio with twelve sound stages.

  • The Perfect Mate

    Hope (Brittany Lucio) is a control freak and a perfectionist and nothing would please her more than bringing the perfect Christian future husband home for the weekend to meet her family (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Jackée Harry, K.D. Aubert).

  • The Color of Medicine

    The story of Homer G. Phillips Hospital which provided state-of-the-art medical training to over two-thirds of all African-American physicians and nurses from 1937 to 1979. While its founder was mysteriously killed, the hospital in his name thrived.

  • The Green Room with Nadia Brown S01 E05

    Nadia Brown discovers many real-world ways creative solutions help, heal and raise up individuals and communities. Recent government initiatives designed to assist the creative sector are also explored.

  • The Green Room with Nadia Brown S01 E04

    How do we define and preserve our American Culture? This episode delves into the importance of a Secretary of Arts and Culture and ponders why the US has never appointed one.

  • The Green Room with Nadia Brown S01 E03

    How did the arts become partisan? And why are certain types of art censored or politicized? Host Nadia Brown asks these questions with a historical deep dive to find out why political funding for the arts is still considered controversial.

  • The Green Room with Nadia Brown S01 E02

    Nadia Brown talks about the devastating impact Covid 19 had on the creative economy. Nadia connects with arts workers around the country as they discuss their personal experiences of unemployment and lack of government aid.

  • The Green Room with Nadia Brown S01 E01

    Nadia Brown delves into the Billion dollar business of the arts and the massive impact of the creative sector on the economy. Plus how the artistic ecosystem is responsible for the success of so many ancillary businesses and a chat with Dr. Michael Seman.

  • The Forgettable Life of Liam White

    An author fights for his life while reconciling his past.

  • Sounder

    Set in rural Louisiana during the Depression, this heartfelt story tells of a sharecropper family struggling to overcome adversity. After stealing to feed his family, Nathan is sent to a prison camp. In their fight for survival, his determined wife and their eldest son hold the family together. Once the boy becomes an adult, he searches for his father but instead discovers manhood.

  • Olympia

    A struggling Chicago artist finds herself at a crossroads in life, overwhelmed by changes and needing to make a critical decision in her relationship.

  • Berlin Live S02 E07

    Berlin Live presents a diverse mix of some of the world’s most accomplished musicians performing, reading, storytelling – in short, creating something extraordinary, in front of an intimate audience at an exotic club in Berlin.  This series of concerts features a wide range of contemporary and classic artists.

  • Front & Center S01 E05

    Front and Center is the critically-acclaimed concert series that was launched in the Spring of 2012. The original one hour, commercial-free, all-music program airs nationwide on public television. Through the years, it has presented an eclectic mix of Grammy winning, multi-platinum selling industry vets and chart toppers.

  • Berlin Live S02 E08

    Berlin Live presents a diverse mix of some of the world’s most accomplished musicians performing, reading, storytelling – in short, creating something extraordinary, in front of an intimate audience at an exotic club in Berlin. This series of concerts features a wide range of contemporary and classic artists.

  • Beyonce & Jay-Z: Power Love

    It’s been a wild ride. A rock and roller relationship. Two decades in the limelight. Merger of megastar music. Marriage, three kids, almost 300 million records sold and 51 Grammies between them. The beat goes on.

  • Celebrity Conversations S01 E03 - Antoine Fuqua

    Film critic David Poland sits down with the biggest names in entertainment for an in-depth conversation about their art, craft and life. Tonight, David talks to Antoine Fuqua.

  • Celebrity Conversations S01 E05 - Djimon Hounsou

    Film critic David Poland sits down with the biggest names in entertainment for an in-depth conversation about their art, craft and life. Tonight, David talks to Djimon Hounsou.

  • Celebrity Conversations S02 E08 - Samuel L. Jackson

    Film critic David Poland sits down with the biggest names in entertainment for an in-depth conversation about their art, craft and life. Tonight, David talks to Samuel L. Jackson.

  • Celebrity Conversations S02 E10 - David Alan Grier

    Film critic David Poland sits down with the biggest names in entertainment for an in-depth conversation about their art, craft and life. Tonight, David talks to David Alan Grier.

  • Celebrity Conversations S02 E12 - Keegan-Michael Key

    Film critic David Poland sits down with the biggest names in entertainment for an in-depth conversation about their art, craft and life. Tonight, David talks to Keegan-Michael Key.

  • Celebrity Conversations S03 E04 - Barry Jenkins

    Film critic David Poland sits down with the biggest names in entertainment for an in-depth conversation about their art, craft and life. Tonight, David talks toBarry Jenkins.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Enough Is Enough

    Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most important figure in History. He dedicated his life to support a cause that he strongly believed in: equality in rights and the end of the segregation and discrimination of Black People in the America.

  • Echoes 'Cross The Tracks

    A powerful documentary starring Morgan Freeman about the genesis of The Blues in the South and the music spreading around the world. Morgan Freeman shares his story of his experience of growing up in Clarksdale, Mississippi and his love for the Blues.

  • Eddie Murphy: Laugh 'Til It Hurts

    No surprise that Eddie Murphy was voted most popular kid in his high school graduating class. Despite humble beginnings in Brooklyn, New York, Eddie has naturally attracted a fan club. Almost six decades later he remains loved for his infectious smile and goofy laugh. Yet, there are several layers to the Murphy mystique.

  • Everybody Loves Chris Rock

    The boy from Brooklyn who endeared bullying at an all-white high school remains in the past. The last laugh now belongs to Chris Rock be it on stage or the silver screen. Despite Rock dropping out of high school and working humble fast food jobs, he finally caught a break at the Catch A Rising Star nightclub.

  • Find Your Groove

    In FIND YOUR GROOVE we explore the current state of our country's youth arts programs. Speaking to the some of the most prolific stars and musicians of our time, we learn how vital these programs were to shaping their artistic capabilities.

  • Frankie Drake Mysteries: Music at Midnight

    Frankie Drake Mysteries: Music at Midnight will feature performances by the TSO, Chantel Riley and Sharron Matthews and will features beloved compositions by the Toronto Symphony's Orchestra aka TSOÕs world-class orchestra with conducting by Rob Carli.

  • Front & Center S01 E07

    Front and Center is the critically-acclaimed concert series that was launched in the Spring of 2012. The original one hour, commercial-free, all-music program airs nationwide on public television. Through the years, it has presented an eclectic mix of Grammy winning, multi-platinum selling industry vets and chart toppers.

  • Obama: Building the Dream

    He was elected as the 44th President of the United States simply for being Obama: voters, tired of what America had become, responded to his persona, his message and what he embodied... hope.

  • Inside the Actors Studio S23 E05 - Alfre Woodard

    LaTanya Richardson Jackson interviews guest Alfre Woodard. Alfre Woodard reflects on her training as an actor which led her to a prolific television career as well as critically acclaimed performances in Cross Creek, Passion Fish, and Miss Evers’ Boys.

  • Michelle Obama: Life After the White House

    Former First Lady Michelle Obama's story has just begun. The Obamas remain busy with their life of activism. This includes their production company, which won an Oscar for Best Documentary. Mrs. Obama’s autobiography, Becoming, has become a best-selling.

  • London Live S01 E01

    A weekly live music series featuring the world's hottest artists performing live and giving exclusive interviews.

  • Lil Nas X: Unlikely Cowboy

    Montero Lamar Hill, also known as Lil Nas X, is an American rapper and songwriter. He rose to fame with the release of his country rap single “Old Town Road”, which went viral on social media in 2019, before climbing music charts internationally and becoming the song of the year.

  • Legends of Opera S01 E01

    A new series celebrating the great opera singers of our time. Hosted and narrated by Australian/American operatic soprano, Danielle de Niese. Featuring classic moments in the careers of twelve legends of Opera, from Luciano Pavarotti to Enrico Caruso, Joan Sutherland to Kiri Te Kanawa and Jessye Norman to Mario Lanza. Filmed in in the United Kingdom and Italy, each episode features historical archive, performance highlights, and contributions from artists, critics and directors

  • Lady You Shot Me: Life and Death of Sam Cooke

    American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur Sam Cooke died at the age of 33 on December 11, 1964, at the Hacienda Motel, at 9137 South Figueroa Street, in Los Angeles, California.

  • Inside the Actors Studio S23 E08 - Lupita Nyong'o

    The legendary masterclass Inside the Actors Studio returns with actors interviewing actors about the art of acting.

  • Inside the Actors Studio S23 E02 - David Oyelowo

    Jane Lynch interviews David Oyelowo. From his acclaimed portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in “Selma” to starring alongside Tom Cruise in “Jack Reacher” Oyelowo shares how he went from the London stage to be one of Hollywood’s most sought after stars

  • Front & Center S01 E08

    Front and Center is the critically-acclaimed concert series that was launched in the Spring of 2012. The original one hour, commercial-free, all-music program airs nationwide on public television. Through the years, it has presented an eclectic mix of Grammy winning, multi-platinum selling industry vets and chart toppers.

  • Inside The Actors Studio S13 E14 - Halle Berry

    Host James Lipton persuades some of the biggest names in show business to give up some surprisingly personal information during his chats with them in front of a worshipful audience of students of the Actors Studio Drama School. This show's guest was actress Halle Berry.

  • Inside The Actors Studio S08 E01 - Will Smith

    Host James Lipton persuades some of the biggest names in show business to give up some surprisingly personal information during his chats with them in front of a worshipful audience of students of the Actors Studio Drama School. This show's guest was legendary actor Will Smith.

  • Icons Of Our Time S01 E01

    What makes an icon? This 5 part series looks at 5 individual icons and how they became icons.

  • Hamilton: One Shot to Broadway

    The remarkable story of how a group of inspired mavericks made an unlikely marriage of hip-hop and history the biggest musical show in America…and are getting ready to conquer the world!

  • Grandma’s House

    An impressionable teenager, Kim, has her strength tested when her parent's toxic relationship takes a volatile turn when she and her siblings are forced to move in with her restrictive grandmother who's best known for her rules and regulations. However, GRANDMA's devotion shines through and Kim learns the true meaning of love, faith, and family.

  • Front & Center S01 E10

    Front and Center is the critically-acclaimed concert series that was launched in the Spring of 2012. The original one hour, commercial-free, all-music program airs nationwide on public television. Through the years, it has presented an eclectic mix of Grammy winning, multi-platinum selling industry vets and chart toppers.

  • Zac Harmon - Rhino Jazz Festival 2016

    Zac Harmon fate is like no other, a bluesman from Jackson who’s about to turn 50 and has known many musical lives! His warm and rousing voice resembles Luther Allison’s. On the guitar side, Zac takes his influences from his idol, Albert King.

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