American Masters: Pearl Jam Twenty
WNET Thirteen & Pearl Jam
Academy Award®-winning director and music journalist Cameron Crowe creates a definitive portrait of the seminal band carved from over 1,200 hours of rarely and never-before-seen footage, plus over 24 hours of recent band interviews and concert footage. The captivating, two-hour documentary gives viewers and fans an intimate first glimpse into Pearl Jam’s journey in honor of the band’s 20th anniversary.
Great Performances: Tony Bennett: Duets II
RPM & WNET Thirteen
Tony Bennett: Duets II, a presentation of THIRTEEN’s Great Performances, features the singer’s greatest hits, performed by Bennett and today’s biggest stars, including John Mayer, Michael Bublé, k.d. lang, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, Queen Latifah, Norah Jones, Josh Groban, Faith Hill, Alejandro Sanz, Carrie Underwood and more.
WNET Thirteen & The Smiley Group
Tavis Smiley is a unique hybrid of news, issues and entertainment, featuring interviews with politicians, entertainers, athletes, authors and other newsmakers. Tavis Smiley was named to TIME‘s list of 100 “Most Influential People in the World.”
Assisted KQED with promotion of their national productions, including California Forever, Richard Bangs’ South America: Quest for Wonder, Something Ventured, Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders and The New Environmentalists.
Independent Television Service/ITVS
Created station carriage campaigns for ITVS productions, including The Reconstruction of Asa Carter, The Hayloft Gang (WTTW/Chicago), Southern Belle (Nashville Public Television), Faubourg Treme, Aimee’s Crossing, Oh Saigon and Tie a Yellow Ribbon.
Flying the Secret Sky: The Story of the RAF Ferry Command
VanDerKloot Film & Television, Inc.
In 1940 as Nazi air strikes devastated Britain, the RAF called on a rowdy bunch of airline pilots, barnstormers and daredevils for help. Braving the unforgiving Northern Atlantic, these men delivered tens of thousands of American-built bombers to the UK during the war’s darkest hour.
Flying the Secret Sky tells the story of passionate, risk-taking young men braving treacherous winter skies over the North Atlantic in primitive, unarmed aircraft. Told by the flyers themselves, including an American civilian pilot who ferried Winston Churchill, the film uses never-before-seen home movies and rare footage of Ferry Command aircraft and crews to reveal one of the great unknown stories of WWII and of aviation history.
Global Health Frontiers: Foul Water, Fiery Serpent
Foul Water/Fiery Serpent is a documentary feature film that follows dedicated health workers engaged in a final battle to eradicate a horrific disease in Africa.
GoinGGreen: Every Home an Eco-Home
It is easy to be green! GoinGGreen -- Every Home an Eco-Home offers simple, real solutions for families, demonstrating just how easy it is to be earth-friendly – even on a limited budget. Narrated by Emmy Award winner (and eco-advocate) Tony Shalhoub, star of the popular TV series “Monk,” GoinGGreen is an upbeat, family-focused half-hour documentary.
Bolder Broadcasting, Inc.
Growing Bolder delivers empowering stories that inspire audiences of all ages to believe that it’s never too late to achieve their dreams. It features stories of masters athletes, cancer survivors, musicians, health experts, entrepreneurs and more.
Dan Habib and Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire
Before his son Samuel was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, photojournalist Dan Habib rarely thought about the inclusion of people with disabilities. Now he thinks about inclusion every day. Shot and produced over four years, Habib’s award-winning documentary film, Including Samuel, chronicles the Habib family’s efforts to include Samuel in every facet of their lives. The film honestly portrays his family’s hopes and struggles as well as the experiences of four other individuals with disabilities and their families. Including Samuel is a highly personal, passionately photographed film that captures the cultural and systemic barriers to inclusion.
KCTS 9 Television & Warner Hanson Television Chefs A’ Field
Fresh from the farm and sea, Chefs A’ Field offers a visual feast of culinary adventures, with episodes filmed coast to coast, from Hawaii’s rich volcanic beaches to Mexico’s dense Yucatan jungle.
Chefs A’ Field was one of the first in the cooking genre to focus on environmental issues pertaining to food, travel, and lifestyle. In season 4, that tradition continues with a strong focus on sustainable agriculture and seafood, shopping with an environmental mindset, ideas to get the whole family closer to where their food comes from, and ways to prepare a delicious meal with healthy ingredients.
The unique wonders of Hawai‘i are explored in this illuminating, off-the-beaten-path tour of Hawai‘i’s six major Hawaiian islands: Hawai‘i Island, Maui, Lāna‘i, Moloka‘i, O‘ahu and Kaua‘i.
While popular visitor destinations such as Honolulu are highlighted, much of this captivating hour features areas that can be accessed only by helicopter—or the extremely adventurous hiker. The itinerary includes unspoiled rain forests, majestic valleys, otherworldly volcanic landscapes, spectacular sea cliffs, and idyllic beaches where turquoise waters meet pristine white sands. "OVER Hawai‘i" also ventures under, diving into Hawai‘i’s waters to visit coral reefs teeming with sea life.
Kilowatt Ours: A Plan to Re-Energize America
Kilowatt Ours: A Plan to Re-Energize America is an award-winning film that provides simple, practical, affordable solutions to America’s energy crisis and shows how we can save electricity, save money and make a difference for the planet, showing our biggest switch begins with our light switch.
Making Sense of Place
Northern Light Productions
Making Sense of Place examines the complex questions of urban planning and regional identity by exploring the ways in which people participate in and experience their cities. The three-part series illuminates the tensions among growth, economic development and quality-of-life in downtown areas, local neighborhoods and surrounding regions.
Mustang: Journey of Transformation
Mill Valley Film Group
Narrated by Richard Gere, Mustang: Journey of Transformation is the remarkable story of a Tibetan culture pulled back from the brink of extinction through the restoration of its most sacred sites.
On a Wing and a Prayer: An American Muslim Learns to Fly, Prince Among Slaves & Cities of Light: The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain
Unity Productions Foundation
In the hopes of promoting cross-cultural understanding, On a Wing and a Prayer takes an intimate, cinema verite-style journey into the life of Monem Salam as he attempts to fulfill a lifelong goal of obtaining a private pilot's license. This is an emotionally uplifting story about he fears, hopes and aspirations of a Muslim man and his family attempting to achieve their simple, yet increasingly, challenging dreams.
Prince Among Slaves is the amazing true story of Abdul Rahman Ibrahima Sori, an African prince enslaved in the Americas in 1788. T
Over a thousand years ago, the sun-washed land of Southern Spain was home to Muslims, Christians and Jews living together and flourishing. Cities of Light: The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain explores the causes that destroyed a civilization of pluralism and interfaith cooperation that for a few centuries lit the Dark Ages in Medieval Europe.
Filmed with intimate access over three years, as the clock ticks and the stakes get higher, Rare follows a courageous mother in a race to fill a drug trial she hopes could prolong her daughter's life who suffers from HPS (Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome).
Inspired by The New York Times bestseller, The Pact is the provocative true-life story of three extraordinary friends from the 'hood,' who overcame poverty, criminal records and drug-addicted parents to become doctors. With an alarming 50% of students dropping out of school before the 9th grade, this was no easy feat. Now these successful, passionate doctors are out to motivate other inner-city kids to do the same.
The Return of the Cuyahoga
Florentine Films/Hott Productions, Inc, America’s River Communities and WVIZ/PBS ideastream
The Return of the Cuyahoga provides a fascinating look at the life, death and rebirth of one of America's most polluted rivers. The 100-mile long Cuyahoga River in Ohio is known to most Americans as "the river that burned," yet few are aware of its broad and historic impact on life in the United States.
This American Land, Seasons One & Two
Environmental News Trust
This American Land is an original conservation newsmagazine series on public television stations nationwide. Opening windows to our country’s amazing natural heritage, this unique series provides engaging stories on America’s landscapes, waters and wildlife – taking viewers to the front lines of conservation, science and outdoor adventure with stories that inform and entertain.