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Edition 74 | September 12, 2021
10thirtysix: The American Dream
Thursday, September 16, 7:30 PM, Ch 10.1

This episode debuts a new Milwaukee PBS initiative, American Dreams. Mariano Avila explains the idea of the American Dream, the history behind this term and what some Milwaukeeans are saying about it. He will also ask 10thirtysix host Portia Young about her American Dream. As we remember the 20th anniversary of 9/11, one of our Milwaukee PBS colleagues shares his thoughts about what he experienced that day in New York City and how that has impacted his view of the American Dream. And poet and teacher Kitty O'Meara shares her thoughts on the American Dream and, as she says, "the dreams we should have for America."
Sandra Day O'Connor: The First -- American Experience
Monday, September 13, 8:00 PM, Ch 10.1

When Ronald Reagan nominated Sandra Day O'Connor as the Supreme Court's first female justice in 1981, the announcement dominated the news. Time Magazine's cover proclaimed "Justice At Last," and she received unanimous Senate approval. Born in 1930 in El Paso, Texas, O'Connor grew up on a cattle ranch in Arizona in an era when women were expected to become homemakers. After graduating near the top of her class at Stanford Law School, she could not convince a single law firm to interview her, so she turned to volunteer work and public service. A Republican, she served two terms in the Arizona state senate, then became a judge on the state court of appeals. During her 25 years on the Supreme Court, O'Connor was the critical swing vote on cases involving some of the 20th century's most controversial issues, including abortion, affirmative action - and she was the tiebreaker on Bush v. Gore. Forty years after her confirmation, this biography recounts the life of a pioneering woman who both reflected and shaped an era.
Native America: New World Rising
Tuesday, September 14, 7:00 PM, Ch 10.1

The hour centers on a little-known empire forged by the Comanches in the American West. Their elders speak of how they transformed the horse — a weapon of conquest — into a treasured ally. And a stunning discovery of a canyon full of rock art reveals incredible new details about the empire’s birth. It is a window into the beginning of a long push back against colonialism and the Comanche Empire’s defense of a vibrant culture that thrives to this day.
Frontline: Boeing's Fatal Flaw
Tuesday, September 14, 9:00 PM, 10.1

An investigation of Boeing's flawed 737 Max jet and the crashes that killed 346 people. Frontline partners with The New York Times, revealing the commercial pressures, flawed design and failed oversight behind the creation of Boeing's fastest selling plane.
Cook's Country - Season 14
Saturday, September 18, 4:30 PM Ch 10.1

Bridget, Julia, Jack and the rest of the test cooks will dive into more regional specialties from across the United States, like Texas Potato Pancakes and Carne Guisada. The new season will also feature equipment reviews, ingredient dissections and a new “In the Library” segment from Cook’s Country Editor-in-Chief Toni Tipton-Martin. Best of all? All Season 14 recipes are available now!
Chasing the Moon: American Experience
Monday, September 14, 8:00 PM, 36.1

Explore the early days of the space race, the struggle to catch up with the Soviet Union and the enormous stakes in the quest to reach the moon. This episode reveals both the breathtaking failures and successes of the developing U.S. space program.
Great Performances: The Red Shoes
Friday, September 17, 8:00 PM, 36.1

Experience Hans Christian Andersen’s dark fairytale from acclaimed director-choreographer Matthew Bourne with this Olivier Award-winning stage adaptation, starring Ashley Shaw, Adam Cooper, Dominic North and Michaela Meazza.
Nicholas Nickleby
Saturday, September 18, 8:00 PM Ch 36.1

This 2002 British-American period comedy-drama was written and directed by Douglas McGrath. The screenplay is based on The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens, originally published in serial form between March 1838 and September 1839. Charlie Hunnam stars in the titular role, alongside Nathan Lane, Jim Broadbent, Christopher Plummer, Jamie Bell, Anne Hathaway, Alan Cumming and Timothy Spall.

Uncut and commercial-free
Conversations with Muhammad Ali
Ali, Activism & The Modern Athlete

September 14, 6:00PM, Virtual Event
Presented by PBS and The Undefeated.

Join hour-long discussions with Ken Burns and special guests, featuring clips from the upcoming four-part series, Muhammad Ali.
Viewers may register for multiple events. Once registered, you will receive a unique, non-transferable link to attend the virtual event.
Autumn on the Mississippi River

October 5-7, 2021
Join Milwaukee PBS on a three-day bus trip to experience the majesty of autumn on the Mississippi River and the legendary beauty of Taliesin and Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.

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These episodes consist of stand-alone specials and seasons of longstanding series, with planned releases of 300-500 episode collections every quarter over the next 18 months. New episodes of favorite series, like Rick Steves’ Europe and The Best of the Joy of Painting with Bob Ross, will be accompanied by new programs, like the international drama, The Indian Doctor.

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Christopher Kimball's Milk Street Television
from American Public Television

The editors of Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Magazine search the world over for techniques and ingredients that can transform your home cooking, producing bigger, bolder dishes with less time and effort. Season 5 of the popular show is now available to binge with Milwaukee PBS Passport.

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