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Jay Leno
The Mark Twain Prize

Jay Leno, recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, with wife, Mavis (left), acknowledges applause.

This special celebrates “Tonight Show” host, comedian and performer Jay Leno, the latest recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. From the stage of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, a lineup of the biggest names in comedy salutes the 17th recipient of the humor prize. Jay Leno: The Mark Twain Prize premieres Sunday, November 23rd at 7:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Clip]

Richard Pryor

Richard directing the movie Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling.

Richard Pryor’s impact on the craft of comedy and today’s top comics is legendary and unrivaled. This program surveys the profound and enduring influence of one of the greatest American comics of all time. Richard Pryor: Icon premieres Sunday, November 23rd at 8:30pm on WTVP-HD 47.1.[Watch Preview]

And stay tuned for Robin Williams Remembered - A Pioneers of Television Special at 9:30pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]


Peyangki; winter in Laya.

Peyangki is a nine-year-old monk living in Laya, a Bhutanese village perched high in the Himalayas. The nearest road is a three-day walk and he has never even left his village. In 2012, his village was connected to electricity and the first television flicker on before his eyes. How will these images shape a child so isolated from commerce, materialism and celebrity? Independent Lens: Happiness premieres Sunday, November 23rd at 10:30pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

Muscle Shoals

Clarence Carter in Muscle Shoals.

Muscle Shoals, Alabama, is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America’s most creative and defiant music. At its heart is Rick Hall, founder of FAME Studios, who brought blacks and whites together to create music for the generations. Independent Lens: Muscle Shoals airs Monday, November 24th at 9:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Clip]

This program airs with the short film “Waiting for a Train: The Toshio Hirano Story.”

Finding Your Roots
Season 2
Decoding Our Past
Through DNA

Jessica Alba

On the series finale of Finding Your Roots, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. uses cutting-edge DNA analysis to reveal that the family trees of actress Jessica Alba and Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick contain a far more diverse range of cultures and races then they first thought. DNA is also used to delve deeper into the heritage of past guests, including Gates himself. Finding Your Roots, Season 2 - Episode 10: Decoding Our Past Through DNA premieres Tuesday, November 25th at 7:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]


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