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Pioneers of Television: Season 4

PBS’s Pioneers of Television series covers the history and cultural significance of several related shows in each installment, and Season 4 is every bit as delightful as the ones that precede it. It includes four episodes, including “Standup to Sitcom”, “Doctors and Nurses”, “Acting Funny”, and “Breaking Barriers”. “Standup to Sitcom” covers the phenomenon of standup …

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PBS releases box set Masterpiece: Classic English Literature Collection, Volume 2

PBS has released their Masterpiece: Classic English Literature Collection, Volume 2 ($39.99 list price) DVD box set for fans of the classic and longstanding PBS television series. Having not seen the first volume, I have to admit that I got a kick out of opening the packaging and poking around the pockets of this box …

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Latino Americans

 It is probably not an understatement to say that some of the revelations in this epic series, Latino Americans, are a surprise. Each episode highlights a few fascinating people from history, profiling their stories and the impacts they made. Much of U.S. history (as taught in schools at least) is focused on European immigrant history, …

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