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Rick Steves' European Easter

Celebrate this 2,000-year-old story in a variety of cultures. You'll feel the emotion of this special time as the Passion of Christ unfolds during Holy Week.

The Bee Gees One For All Tour

Enjoy the tight harmonies of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb as they perform their greatest hits, as well as some rarely heard selections, in this newly mixed and mastered concert.

My Music: Moments to Remember

Return to the 50's with the greatest vocalists and pop groups from this era in an all new pledge special that mixes archival and new performances.

NOVA: The Truth About Fat

For generations, fat has been the enemy, and overweight individuals have been stigmatized and shamed. But scientists are coming to understand fat as a fascinating and dynamic organ

The Kinks: Echoes of a World

The Kinks’ 1968 album went on to become one of the most influential and important works in rock. Now, 50 years later, we take a closer look at the album’s creation.

Joyful Pain Free Living with Lee Albert

Learn how to operate your body with minimal pain and maintain an active, fulfilling lifestyle as you age. Lee’s approach combines neuromuscular therapy, stress management and yoga.

Waylon Jennings: The Outlaw Performance

This hidden 1978 concert and features a 16-song set combined with Jennings' own words about his life and music. Songs include "This Time," "Good Hearted Woman," and more.

Ken Burns: Here & There

A unique view of the intimate relationship Ken Burns has with his America. This is the first time there has been a deeper dive into the DNA of what makes him, him.

The Colorado

An epic film about North America’s wildest river. An exploration of the river’s history, from the earliest settlements in the region to the impact of climate change today.

Benise: Strings of Hope

A deeply personal selection of music in a time when we need the healing power of music more than ever. A show that appeals to the souls of people of all ages and backgrounds.

Fever: The Music of Peggy Lee

The life and songs of musical legend Peggy Lee as told in her own words through vintage interviews and performances along with new commentary by family, friends and colleagues.

Fever: The Music of Peggy Lee

Easter, 1939, contralto Marian Anderson stepped up to a microphone in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Barred from performing because of her race, Anderson would sing in the open air

John Sebastian Presents Folk Rewind

This special focuses on the greatest singers and songwriters of the classic 1950s and 1960s folk era. Presented by John Sebastian, the lead singer of The Lovin’ Spoonful.

ABBA Forever - A Celebration

A celebration of the lifetime of joy the group has brought to millions of fans featuring interviews, rare footage and a lot of music.

The Brain Revolution

Learn how the brain works and how we can make it work for us. Features the latest scientific research and an easy-to-follow plan for maximizing and protecting the brain.

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

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.

Last Season's Specials

Agatha Christie's England

Retrace the Queen of Crime’s footsteps to see the real places that inspired her literary universe. Learn how she immortalized her encounters in her mysteries.

Rick Steves' Travel as a Political Act

Rick shares his belief on the importance of traveling in order to experience other cultures, broaden perspective, and gain empathy toward people who may live and think differently.

NOVA: Mysteries of Sleep

Virtually every animal sleeps. But why? Scientists are peering more deeply into the sleeping brain than ever before, discovering just how powerful sleep can be.

Masterpiece: 50 Fabulous Years!

A celebration of the iconic PBS series. Masterpiece -- 50 Fabulous Years! features in-depth interviews. Award-winning actor Alan Cumming hosts a look back at this beloved series.

Dolly Parton: I Will Always Love You

Celebrate the beloved singer-songwriter’s career from her early days to her success as a crossover pop superstar. Performances include Coat of Many Colors, 9 to 5, and more!

Stevie Nicks: 24 Karat Gold

Grammy Award winner, Stevie Nicks reminisces with her fans, looks back at her career, and tells introspective stories about the origins of her most cherished works.

Equus: The Story of the Horse

Travel around the world with anthropologist Niobe Thompson to uncover the history of mankind’s relationship with horses. Discover the habits and biology of these majestic animals.

Most Popular Specials

Celtic Thunder Ireland

A combination of 10 years of Celtic Thunder hits and focuses on their most popular songs of the last decade, their Irish and Celtic fan favorites.

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: 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.

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Take an intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Fred Rogers, a soft-spoken minister, puppeteer, and producer whose show aired in homes across America for more than 30 years.

Rick Steves' Fascism in Europe

Rick Steves travels back a century to learn how fascism rose and then fell in Europe. He traces the history from its roots to the rise of totalitarian societies.

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.”

Brain Secrets with Dr. Michael Merzenich

Join host Maria Shriver to discover how to improve and maintain cognitive fitness and deal with aging. Dr. Merzenich shows us how to rejuvenate and reshape our brains.