Week of November 16
Monday, November 16
11:00am Little Women Part 1 (Click here for Supplemental Materials)
Based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott and loved by generations of women worldwide, "Little Women" is a universal coming-of-age story. Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, the story follows sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood. With the help of their mother, Marmee -- and while their father is away at war -- the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman: from sibling rivalry and first love to loss and marriage. This adaptation is from the award-winning creator of "Call the Midwife," Heidi Thomas, who also wrote "Cranford" and the latter-day "Upstairs Downstairs" for Masterpiece.
In part 1, with their father away at war, sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March come to terms with their new life, alongside their mother, Marmee. The girls make friends with Laurie, the new boy next door.
Watch the show here: https://www.pbs.org/video/little-women-episode-1-o82cpy/ (Passport Required)
Tuesday, November 17
11:00am Little Women Part 2 (Click here for Supplemental Materials)
In part 2, the March family fears the worst when Mr. March falls ill. As circumstances change for Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, the family must come together to face their most difficult challenge yet.
Watch the show here: https://www.pbs.org/video/little-women-episode-2-drwxfg/ (Passport Required)
Wednesday, November 18
11:00am Nova “First Man on the Moon” (Click here for Supplemental Materials)
NOVA presents an intimate portrait of Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon, through interviews with Armstrong's family and friends. The film reveals his achievements as a Navy combat veteran and pioneer of high-speed flight. NOVA revisits the final moments of the Apollo 11 landing, when Armstrong brought the Eagle down safely with seconds to spare. But he regretted that he got so much credit for the team effort that the lunar landing represented In its exploration of this quietly effective man, NOVA explores his achievements following Apollo. This is an inspiring story of heroic risk-taking and humble dedication to advancing humanity's adventure in space.
Watch the show here: https://www.pbs.org/video/nova-first-man-moon/ (Passport Required)
Thursday, November 19
11:00am Little Women Part 3 (Click here for Supplemental Materials)
The March family fears the worst when Mr. March falls ill. As circumstances change for Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, the family must come together to face their most difficult challenge yet.
Watch the show here: https://www.pbs.org/video/episode-3-r7iod3/ (Passport Required)
Thursday, November 20
11:00am I Hate Jane Austen
As the author of Pride & Prejudice and numerous other classics, Jane Austen is among history's literary giants. But British columnist Giles Coren can't stand her writing. Can others convince him he is wrong? Coren ventures out to meet academics and super-fans to see if they can get him to put aside his pride and prejudice.
Program not available online.
Watch a preview here: https://www.pbs.org/video/i-hate-jane-austen-bxfent/