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Pictured: This watercolor (pictured) shows JohnsonÕs Island in the foreground. The large ship in Sandusky Bay is the mighty USS Michigan, the only Union ship patrolling Lake Erie during the Civil War. Rebels on Lake Erie
This is a story of intrigue, conspiracy and adventure, set against the backdrop of the Civil War. Virginia native John Yates Beall served in the Confederate army under the legendary General Stonewall Jackson. Wounded in battle, Beall continued to serve the cause in two ambitious (and ultimately unsuccessful) special missions: to liberate the Confederate soldiers imprisoned on Johnson’s Island Prisoner-of-War Depot near Sandusky, Ohio and to free captured Confederate officers by derailing a passenger train in Upstate New York. This program recounts Beall's wartime exploits through interviews with Civil War authors, historians and scholars; photographs, maps and illustrations from libraries and archives across the U.S. and Canada; and period music from the Civil War era.
Thursday, July 28 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: program title graphic with Judy Woodruff, Gwen Ifill and Rachel Martin. PBS NewsHour & NPR Democratic Convention Coverage
Tune in for gavel-to-gavel primetime coverage of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff co-anchor for PBS NewsHour in partnership with NPR's Rachel Martin, along with NewsHour and NPR reporters. Coverage will also be available via live streaming.
Thursday, July 28 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: Clemence Posey as Elise and Stephen Dillane as Karl The Tunnel
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Follow a British-French investigation into the Channel Tunnel murder of a French politician. In part 6: As youths are burnt alive, police suspect the hand of the Truth Terrorist once more. They finally make a key arrest. Will this be the end of the killings?
Thursday, July 28 at Midnight ET


Pictured: Ship in the Panama Canal Panama Canal: Prized Possession
This documentary explores the history of the transfer of the Panama Canal from the United States to Panama, and the long political and moral battles behind it. Archival footage and interviews with President Jimmy Carter, former Canal Commission member Moises Mizrachi and current Canal Administrator Jorge Quijano, tell a story that spans decades and forever intertwines two nations.
Friday, July 29 at Noon ET

Pictured: program title graphic Panama Canal: Post-Panamax
The world-wide trend toward bigger ships moving larger volumes of cargo has exceeded the capacity of the Panama Canal. The completion of a third lane of locks will allow ships two or three times the size of current vessels to pass through the century-old waterway carrying up to 14,000 twenty foot containers. As one of the largest civil engineering projects in the world, the Panama Canal expansion program will impact global shipping and the future livelihood of the Republic of Panama.
Friday, July 29 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum in Hayward, Wisconsin A Program About Unusual Buildings & Other Roadside Stuff
Rick Sebak brings his trademark flair to a road trip in search of America’s most interesting, wacky and goofy buildings, celebrating places such as the Big Duck on Long Island, the National Fresh Water Fishing National Hall of Fame (in the shape of a giant fish) in Hayward, Wisconsin, and the world’s largest catsup bottle, built as a water tower in Collinsville, Illinois.
Friday, July 29 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: program title graphic The Great British Baking Show

Follow 12 amateur bakers as they compete in a 10-part series, hoping to be named Britain’s best. In part 7: Watch a full episode devoted to the Victorian age, which gave birth to modern baking. The Signature test is game pie, a stalwart of the era. The Technical recipe, fruitcake, dates to the late 1800s. And much-loved charlotte russe is the Showstopper.
Friday, July 29 at 9 pm ET

Pictured: Hosts Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry, Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc. The Great British Baking Show

Follow 12 amateur bakers as they compete in a 10-part series, hoping to be named Britain’s best. In part 8: Watch the five remaining bakers work their way through patisserie. In the Signature, they’re challenged to make cream horns. Then Mary sets a fiddly Technical task: mokatines. The Showstopper is a test of time and gravity: religieuse a l’ancienne.
Friday, July 29 at 10 pm ET

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