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American Experience
Mount Rushmore

Construction on Mount Rushmore

The story of Mount Rushmore’s creation is as bizarre and wonderful as the monument itself. It is the tale of a hyperactive and temperamental artist, Gutzon Borglum, whose talent and determination propelled the project, even as his ego and obsession threatened to tear it apart. American Experience: Mount Rushmore premieres Tuesday, June 30th at 7:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Clip]

Seeds of Conflict

Jerusalem before World War I

Examine the seeds of today’s Middle East conflict, sown in pre-World War I Ottoman Palestine. By weaving Arab and Jewish histories, the film dispels old myths and provides fresh insights into dramatic events that presaged a century of unrest. 1913: Seeds of Conflict premieres Tuesday, June 30th at 8:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Clip]

Growing Up Trans

Nine-year-old Lia shares her story in an intimate exploration of the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their parents.

Explore the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their parents. Through moving, personal stories of children, parents and doctors, the film examines new medical interventions increasingly offered at younger ages. Frontline: Growing Up Trans premieres Tuesday, June 30th at 9:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Clip]

The Jewel
in the Crown

Episode 1

Tim Pigott-Smith (center) as Ronald Merrick, District Superintendent of Police.

WTVP is proud to announce the return of The Jewel in the Crown! Based on Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet novels, this dramatic series, first broadcast in 1984, recounts the final days of the British Raj in India during World War II. Episode 1: In 1942, the Japanese, having conquered Burma, are threatening India. At Mayapore, Hari Kumar comes under suspicion of subversion by Merrick, the District Superintendent of Police. The Jewel in the Crown - Episode 1 airs Sunday, July 5th at 3:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

Operation Wild
Episode One

Some of the 14 baby panda cubs born this year at Ya’an Bifengxia Giant Panda base in Wolong China, a world leading panda breeding centre.

Learn whether an ingenious idea could help save giant pandas, and if an operation deep in the jungle can transform the life of a young gorilla. Watch as an elephant with a gunshot wound makes an extraordinary journey. Operation Wild: Episode One premieres Wednesday, July 1st at 7:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

First Peoples

Tam Pa Ling woman shelters from a storm in Laos 63,000 years ago.

First Peoples continues with a look at Asia and Australia. In Asia, discover the ancient humans living across the continent and see how they intermingled and survived. [Watch clip] Then in Australia, see how when humans arrived in Australia, they were, for the first time, truly alone, surrounded by wildly different flora and fauna. [Watch clip] First Peoples: Asia/ Australia premieres Wednesday, July 1st at 8:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1.