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A look back at the past sometimes bring clarity today and shows the path to a better future. Join us in June for unique historical perspectives on founding fathers, a southern president and survivors in foreign lands.

HISTORY WITH DAVID RUBENSTEIN:
JONATHAN ALTER
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 10:30 PM

Historian, columnist and documentary filmmaker Jonathan Alter traces President Jimmy Carter's journey growing up during the Depression in the Jim Crow South to his term in the White House and finally, his Nobel Peace Prize-winning humanitarian work after his presidency.

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Wed, 06/01/2022 @ 10:30 PM

Official Trailer

Ken Burns explores the revolutionary life of Benjamin Franklin.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN:
JOIN OR DIE (1706-1774)
TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 7 PM

Benjamin Franklin gains worldwide fame from electricity experiments after building a printing empire in Philadelphia with his wife, Deborah. He then spends years in London trying to keep Britain and America together as his family comes apart.

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 06/07/2022 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 06/09/2022 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 06/11/2022 @ 4 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sat, 06/11/2022 @ 11 PM

THE HIDDEN MAP
TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 9:30 PM

In this documentary, an American-Armenian granddaughter of genocide survivors ventures to their lost ancestral homeland to uncover long-buried truths. A chance meeting with a lone Scottish explorer who had discovered this land of secrets years earlier leads to a joint odyssey beneath the surface of modern-day Turkey, revealing sacred relics, silenced voices, daring resilience and the hidden map.

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 06/07/2022 @ 9:30 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 06/09/2022 @ 2:30 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 - Sun, 06/12/2022 @ 11:30 AM

Behind the Scenes | Exploring Benjamin Franklin

Get an inside look from Ken Burns on the making of Benjamin Franklin.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN:
AN AMERICAN (1775-1790)
TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 7 PM

Benjamin Franklin helps Thomas Jefferson craft the Declaration of Independence in wartime Philadelphia. In Paris, he wins French support for the American Revolution. Back home, he works on the Constitution of the new United States.

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Tue, 06/14/2022 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Thu, 06/16/2022 @ 12 AM