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Suze Orman's Ultimate Retirement Guide

Join the acclaimed finance expert for essential advice on planning for retirement. Suze provides information about key steps for anyone to achieve their “ultimate retirement.”

Lawrence Welk's Big Band Splash

Lawrence Welk and his great orchestra, from the television show in the 70s and early 80s, plays the music of the Big Band Era and salutes legendary friends, including Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Woody Herman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and others.

Rick Steves' European Christmas

Join Rick as he celebrates the holiday's rich history while exploring the sights and sounds of celebrations in Bath, Paris, Oslo, and Burgundy, as well as the timeless traditions of Nürnberg, Salzburg, and Tuscany.

My Music: A Classic Christmas

Through the years, there's nothing more heart-warming than the familiar songs of the season at holiday time featuring old-fashioned favorites celebrated through the generations. Gavin MacLeod and Marion Ross host this nostalgic special.

Postcards from Ireland

Celtic Woman brings an innovative, fresh, and vibrant approach to their performances, taking viewers on a musical journey through some of the most stunning land and seascapes across the country.

Andrea Bocelli: Live in Central Park

Widely regarded as the most popular Italian tenor in the world, Andrea Bocelli dazzled thousands on September 15, 2011. Bocelli was joined that rainy, windswept evening by artists Céline Dion, Tony Bennett, Bryn Terfel, and more.

The Carpenters: Close to You

A music-filled documentary that traces the Carpenters' career through the eyes of Richard Carpenter and the group's friends in the music business.

My Music: The Big Band Years

Featuring the music that brought the country through WWII, turning back the clock to a time when swing musicians ruled the radio and night clubs, bringing musical escape to Americans during one of the most turbulent periods in the nation’s history.

The Tenors: Best of Our Lives

Performing in an intimate atmosphere, The Tenors give their growing audience an exclusive tour of the music and stories that have influenced them. Heat classic songs that have transformed this amazing trio into international stars.

The Dean Martin & Frank Sinatra Family Christmas Show

Join Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and their families for this joyful holiday special filmed in 1967. Songs include “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Silent Night” and many more.

Sarah Brightman: A Christmas Symphony

In celebration of the holidays, the world’s biggest selling soprano Sarah Brightman performs her first ever Christmas special from the historic Christ Church Spitalfields in London.

Straight No Chaser: Songs of the Decades

All featuring SNC’s trademark harmonies and unique wit and charm. The evening is full of innovative musical mashups, clever costuming touches, sharp choreography and unexpected pleasures.

Pain Secrets: The Science of Everyday Pain

Explore the origins of everyday pain and learn ways to help minimize or resolve it. Featuring interviews with leading experts, the program explains cutting-edge modalities of treatment that have proven to be powerful ways to help diminish pain.

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

A re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. Alan Cumming picks up the story where the beloved ballet ends and answers the questions of who the Nutcracker is and what happened to the girl and the prince at the end of Act Two.

Ken Burns: Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali brings to life one of the best-known and most indelible figures of the 20th century, a three-time heavyweight boxing champion who insisted on being himself unconditionally and became an inspiration to people everywhere.

PBS Newshour

Celebrate the history and accomplishments of this 
groundbreaking public media news organization. Learn about the reporters, editors, news directors and on-air hosts and how it all comes together for broadcast.

Pandas: Born to be Wild

Unlock the mysteries of wild pandas whose counterparts in captivity are known for their gentle image. Journey through the steep Qinling Mountains to witness pandas’ startling courtship and aggressive behaviors.

Ken Burns: Hemingway

A three-part documentary series that examines the visionary work and turbulent life of Ernest Hemingway, one of the greatest and most influential writers America has ever produced.

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Learn the definitive story of the making of an album that truly earned its place in the pantheon of rock music history. Released in 1977, the album sold 15 million copies worldwide and was christened Album of the Year at the 1978 Grammy Awards.

Andrea Bocelli: Believe

Internationally beloved Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli’s 2020 album Believe celebrates the power of music to soothe the soul. Featuring classic favorites, including “Gratia Plena,” “Ave Maria,” and Leonard Cohen's “Hallelujah.”

My Music: This Land is Your Land

Takes a musical journey through the evolution of modern American folk music, from its roots in bluegrass to San Francisco coffee houses to clubs in Greenwich Village.

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

Bring the singer to life and uncover her battle for civil rights and the conflicts that haunted this intensely private woman as she struggled to reconcile her hunger for adoring audiences with her longing for a domestic life with her family.

Most Popular Specials

Rick Steves Europe Awaits

Rick Steves shares vivid and unforgettable visits to European favorites--off-beat, romantic, or just good for the soul-- that he'd love to visit when we can travel again.

Rick Steves Island Hopping

In this unforgettable voyage, join Rick Steves on a tour of four of Europe’s most intriguing and surprising islands: Malta, Capri, Orkney, and Skye.

Ken Burns: The National Parks

Explore the beauty and grandeur of our nation’s magnificent parks. Filmmakers Burns and Dayton Duncan reveal fascinating behind-the-scenes stories about the making of the series.

Ken Burns: The Civil War

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the landmark series with this in-depth overview of the iconic documentary. See video clips and interviews with Ken Burns and others.

Ken Burns: Country Music

This special highlights the most passionate, inspiring and revealing moments from the 16-hour epic film Country Music. A compelling history of this truly American art form.

Ken Burns: America's Storyteller

Join Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, George Lucas, Wynton Marsalis, Yo-Yo Ma, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Sam Waterston, Doris Kearns Goodwin and more for a tribute to the acclaimed filmmaker