Arts and Culture

American Masters – Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 8:00pm

Distinctly referred to as “a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) led a prolific life.

The Talk – Race in America

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 9:00pm

The Talk – Race in America, a multiplatform media initiative, presents six personal stories to illustrate the issue from multiple points of view: parent, child, the police and the community.

Smokey Robinson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 9:00pm

A rhythm and blues icon whose career has spanned more than 50 years, Robinson is considered the poet laureate of soul.

Independent Lens: Birth of a Movement

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 10:00pm

Over 100 years after the release of D.W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation, which depicted the KKK as heroes and African Americans in the most racist caricatures imaginable, the battle to assert African Americans’ rightful place in both civil society and popular culture continues.

Arts InFocus featuring Ventures PROS

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 8:30pm

This week on Arts InFocus, a local program uses art to help people battling mental illness.

Arts InFocus featuring Muse Machine

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 8:30pm

This week on Arts InFocus, Muse Machine.

POV: Seven Songs for a Long Life

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 10:00pm

Visit Strathcarron, a Scottish hospice center where patients face pain, uncertainty and the possibility of life’s end with song and humor.

Suffragettes Forever! The Story of Women and Power

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 8:00pm

In the provocative three-part series professor Amanda Vickery examines the lengthy struggle for women's rights in Britain.

The Race Underground: American Experience

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 9:00pm

In the late 19th century, as America’s teeming cities grew increasingly congested, the time had come to replace the nostalgic horse-drawn trolleys with a faster, cleaner, safer, and more efficient form of transportation.