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Great Performances

Great Performances logoWelcome to the Great Performances guide at TV Tome.There is no editor for this show. If you would like to be the editor look here for details. <br> Great Performances is the longest running performing arts anthology on television. It is part of of the PBS tradition of bringing the arts to viewers free of charge.

Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild

Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild logoFollow photographer Michael Forsberg as he examines the wildness that remains in the Great Plains.

Guns, Germs and Steel

Guns, Germs and Steel logoBased on Jared Diamond's Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name, Guns, Germs and Steel traces humanity's journey over the last 13,000 years – from the dawn of farming at the end of the last Ice Age to the realities of life in the twenty-first century.

Helen Of Troy (2005)

Helen Of Troy (2005) logoAcclaimed presenter of historic documentaries, Bettany Hughes, embarks on a journey across the eastern Mediterranean to discover the truth about HELEN OF TROY, the woman blamed for causing the Trojan War. Following weapons experts, the two-hour film shows how the conflict in Helen's name would have been fought, unraveling the reality from the myths and putting flesh on "the face that launched a thousand ships.

History Detectives

History Detectives logoThis series explores the true stories behind historic sites, artifacts and tall tales at the request of citizens all over America, with the help of an inquisitive team of fact-finders with an uncanny talent for uncovering the truth.

How to Cook Everything: Bittman Takes On America's Chefs

How to Cook Everything: Bittman Takes On America's Chefs logoMark Bittman is many things: the author of the humbly titled How to Cook Everything, a New York Times columnist and a world-class, but loveable, curmudgeon. Mostly, though, he is right (or so he says). In How To Cook Everything: Bittman Takes on America’s Chefs, he puts this bold claim to the test, going one-on-one with some of the country's most talented chefs. Deflating overblown egos like falling soufflés, Bittman counters top American chefs’ creations with simple, straightforward recipes. He demonstrates how preparing delicious, eye-catching cuisine need not be a difficult or intimidating process. The result is 13 half-hours of good food and fun.

In Performance at the White House

In Performance at the White House logoWETA has produced “In Performance at the White House” since 1978 and the music series spans every administration since President Carter’s. The series began with an East Room recital by the legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz. Since then, “In Performance at the White House” has embraced virtually every genre of American performance: pop, country, gospel, jazz, blues, theatre and dance among them. The series was created to showcase the rich fabric of American culture in the setting of the nation’s most famous home.

In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great

In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great logoBritish filmmaker Michael Wood embarks on an idiosyncratic journey of 20,000 miles tracing the expedition of Alexander the Great in this captivating documentary. Relying on the words of Greek and Roman historians, Wood sought to follow Alexander's route of world conquest as closely as possible, and it is simply amazing how much folklore about the great general he is able to pick up on the way. Beginning in Greece and proceeding through 16 countries, including Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Iran, Afghanistan, and India, Wood listens intently to local storytellers who are still passing down the legends of Alexander. In one fascinating segment, Wood is barred from entering Iraq, but he is able to view the terrain on which Alexander's troops faced the Persians by scanning the radar screens of an Ameri...
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