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April Highlights

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Making Light in Terezin

This special presentation tells the true story of how Jewish prisoners held in a concentration camp during World War II fought back against the Nazis—not with guns or bombs—but through song, dance and laughter.

Wednesday, April 15 at 9:00 pm.

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Queen of Swing

This program recounts the true story of
a Jazz Age trailblazer—95 year old entertainer
Norma Miller. This engaging biography highlights the life, career and indomitable spirit of the Harlem-born actress, dancer and choreographer known as “The Queen of Swing.” See her influence in the globalization of America's jazz culture and her role in breaking down racial barriers across the United States and around the world.

Monday, April 27 at 10:00pm.

Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band

Mary Lou Williams was an innovative and prolific jazz pianist, composer and arranger, created some of the most sophisticated big-band hits. Away from the piano, she defied expectations—as a woman in a "man's world," as a black person in a whites-only society, and as a non-conforming creative genius in an image-driven industry.

Monday, April 27 at 9:00pm.

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Nature: Attenborough's
Life Stories

This three-part miniseries focuses on three fields that Sir David Attenborough feels have been transformed most profoundly: film-making, science and the environment. Richly illustrated with the sequences (re-mastered in HD) that Attenborough has spent 60 years capturing, new interviews in which he revisits the content, stories and locations that were featured in his landmark series, and packed with the personal anecdotes.
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Monday, April 6, 13 & 20 at 8:00pm.

Frontline:
Memory of the Camps

A landmark historical film discovered by FRONTLINE in a museum vault decades ago has been called “Hitchcock's lost Holocaust film.” First broadcast by the series in 1985, the documentary shows the first horrifying footage shot as Allied troops entered the Nazi death camps. Drawing on initial editing done by famed director Alfred Hitchcock before the film was shelved 70 years ago, FRONTLINE reconstituted the forgotten reels and script and showed them in public for the first time 30 years ago.
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Wednesday, April 22 at 10:00 p.m.

 

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NOVA: The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies

NOVA flies along with the Monarchs, visiting the spectacular locations they call home and meeting the dangers they encounter along the way. As this program reveals, the Monarch is a scientific marvel locked in an inspiring struggle for survival.

Sunday, April 12 at 7:00pm.
Thursday, April 16 at 11:00pm.

View upcoming NOVA episodes.
NOVA airs most Sundays at 7:00pm with an encore performance on Thursdays at 11:00pm.