Memphis Memoirs:
BEYOND THE PARKWAYS

Memphis Memoirs: Beyond the Parkways takes a look at the development of the major streets in Memphis, and how they formed a city rich in history and community. The program takes viewers from the interstate highway to small streets such as Perkins, Lamar, and Elvis Presley Boulevard to offer the history of their legendary namesakes. Throughout the hour-long documentary viewers will also travel back in time to the golden age of the American car and visit the city's most traveled street Poplar, which started out as an Indian hunting trail.

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- DVD: (14 Set) Memphis Memoirs Collection

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- DVD: Memphis Memoirs: Beyond the Parkways

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- DVD: Memphis Memoirs: Lost Memphis




Memphis Memoirs:
Lost Memphis

Lost Memphis transports viewers back to a time when Union Station stood tall and proud in the Memphis skyline and the old Cossitt Library was a treasured place for book-lovers. There are even some more recent "lost" places like popular swimming pools, the Casino Ballroom, and Merrymobiles, letting you relive your fondest memories of growing up and living in the Bluff city.

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- DVD: (14 Set) Memphis Memoirs Collection
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- DVD: Memphis Memoirs: Beyond the Parkways
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- DVD: Memphis Memoirs: Lost Memphis



A Conversation with Ken Burns

In this exclusive-for-PBS program, award-winning, critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns sits down to discuss his work as a historian, storyteller and curator of uniquely American subjects. Guided by Peabody Award-winning journalist Don Shelby, Burns looks back on his early childhood experiences and influences that led him to pursue a career as a filmmaker. He shares behind-closed-doors anecdotes about the actors and notable personalities he's worked with, stories gleaned from his research, heartwarming and heartbreaking moments with the scores of experts and everyday people he's interviewed in his more than 35 years of work. Legendary documentarian and PBS icon Ken Burns discusses his films, his influences and American history. A Conversation with Ken Burns focuses its attention on the many documentaries and series that Ken has produced over the years. It's A Comprehensive Look at the Acclaimed Filmmaker's Entire Career.

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- DVD: A Conversation with Ken Burns
- DVD: (7 set) Ken Burns: The Roosevelts
- DVD: (6 set) Ken Burns: The Civil War 25th Anniversary Edition
- DVD: (6 set) Ken Burns: The War
- DVD: (2 set) Ken Burns: The Dust Bowl
- DVD: (11 set) Ken Burns: Baseball
- DVD: (10 set) The Vietnam War

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- DVD: A Conversation with Ken Burns
- DVD: (7 set) Ken Burns: The Roosevelts

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- DVD: A Conversation with Ken Burns




Koko -
The Gorilla Who Talks


This film takes viewers back to 1971, when Project Koko started as Penny Patterson's Ph.D. assignment to teach sign language to a baby gorilla. As Koko began to communicate with Penny, an intense bond formed between them and the teacher transformed into both mother figure and companion for more than four decades. The public's fascination with Koko made her a star.

Koko's life has been filmed every step of the way; more than 2,000 hours of footage exist, capturing the dramatic moments, many of which appear in this film, including Penny's battle to keep Koko from being reclaimed by the zoo where she was born, Penny's clash with academic critics who doubt the validity of her claims, the founding of The Gorilla Foundation, and the image of Koko mourning the death of her kitten - a moment that bought her international fame.
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- Book: Koko's Kitten
- 11" plush gorilla wearing an "I Heart PBS" t-shirt

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- 11" plush gorilla wearing an "I Heart PBS" t-shirt

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- DVD: Koko - The Gorilla Who Talks





Ken Burns:
National Parks

This 12-hour, six-part documentary series, directed by Ken Burns and co-produced with his longtime colleague, Dayton Duncan, who also wrote the script, is the story of an idea as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical: that the most special places in the nation should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone. As such, it follows in the tradition of Burns's exploration of other American inventions, such as baseball and jazz.

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- DVD: (6 Set) Ken Burns: The National Parks
- DVD: (2 Set) Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery
- DVD:(7 Set) Ken Burns: The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
- Commemorative Ken Burns Thank You Letter

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- DVD: (6 Set) Ken Burns: The National Parks
- Commemorative Ken Burns Thank You Letter

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- DVD: Ken Burns: The Statue of Liberty





Les Miserables on Masterpiece:
A First Look

"Les Miserables on Masterpiece: First Look" previews the Les Miserables six-part drama adaptation Premiering Sunday, April 14, 2019 on WKNO/Channel 10. The six-part drama adaptation stars Dominic West (The Affair, The Hour) as Jean Valjean, and David Oyelowo (Selma) as Javert in this landmark drama adaptation. They are joined in this epic event drama by Lily Collins (Rules Don't Apply, Love, Rosie), in the role of Fantine. With a striking intensity and relevance to us today, Victor Hugo's novel is testimony to the struggles of France's underclass and how far they must go to survive. The six-part television adaptation of the renowned book will vividly and faithfully bring to life the vibrant and engaging characters, the spectacular and authentic imagery and, above all, the incredible yet accessible story that was Hugo's lifework.

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- DVD: (2 Set) Masterpiece: Les Miserables
- Book: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
- Masterpiece Mug

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- DVD: (2 Set) Masterpiece: Les Miserables

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Mister Rogers:
It's You I Like


"Mister Rogers: It's You I Like," a celebrity-filled, hour-long special that premieres on PBS in March 2018, celebrates MISTER ROGERS' NEIGHBORHOOD, the pioneering PBS series that premiered nationally 50 years ago and became an iconic and enduring landmark in the world of children's television and beyond.

Cast members from the groundbreaking series share their personal perspectives and insights in this new production, which pays tribute to television's longest-running children's series, still broadcast on many PBS stations today.

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- DVD: (4 Set) Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
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America's Home Cooking: Stuffed

Host Chris Fennimore explores the concept of stuffed foods and how to prepare them; segments focus on dough, bread, vegetables, meats, fish, and desserts. All around the world and for generations, people have enjoyed the universal food experience of stuffing little balls of dough with a variety of fillings, from ravioli and dumplings, to pierogies and empanadas. In this special, host and chef Chris Fennimore explores this concept of stuffed foods that crosses borders and culinary traditions, and shows how to prepare some of these classic comfort foods at home. Often labor intensive, these meals involve the assembly of individual portions, if not individual bites. The end result is a contrast of textures that juxtapose flaky with creamy, smooth with crunchy, or rich with mild - and are delicious and deeply satisfying.

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- Book: Stuffed Cookbook
- Book: Simple Pleasures

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Best of the Joy of Painting with Bob Ross


The late Bob Ross delights and encourages the painting hobbyist. The soft-spoken Ross paints natural scenes, including his trademark "happy" clouds, mountains and trees, while soothingly offering words of encouragement to those painting at home.

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Plush throw (Retro TV or Blue Landscape Design) - Socks (Mens or Womens)

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- Limited Edition Bob Ross T-Shirt (size S-2XL)
- Bob Ross Master Paint Set (8 oil paints, 4 brushes, 1 lrg. painting knife, liguid white, canvas, clear plastic palette, odorless thinner, how-to instructions, DVD)

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- Limited Edition Bob Ross T-Shirt (size S-2XL)
- One Plush Throw Blanket (choice of Retro TV or Blue Landscape design)

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- Limited Edition Bob Ross T-Shirt (size S-2XL)
- 3-Pack of Bob Ross Socks (choice of Men's or Women's sock)




Rick Steves: European Travel Tips & Tricks

Rick shares lessons from a lifetime of travel so others can learn from his experience and travel smarter. In his lively, practical lecture he covers the essential skills for smart European travel: itinerary planning, venturing off the beaten path, packing light, avoiding crowds (and thieves), transportation tips, finding hotels and restaurants, and much more.

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- DVD: Rick Steves' Europe: Complete Collection DVD Box Set
- Book: Europe Through the Back Door
- Rick Steves' Moneybelt
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- Travel Skills DVD
- Best Destinations Newsletter

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- Book: Europe Through the Back Door
- Rick Steves' moneybelt
- Rick Steves' Europe Planning Map
- Travel Skills DVD
- Best Destinations Newsletter

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- Travel Skills DVD
- Best Destinations Newsletter





Victoria:
Season Three Finale

In this episode, the world's eyes are on the Great Exhibition snd the Royal couple. Does truimp or failure beckon?

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- DVD: (3 Set) Victoria Season One
- DVD: (3 Set) Victoria Season Two
- DVD (3 Set) Victoria Season Three

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Uncovering America

Courtney B. Vance hosts this celebration of the renowned, respected and popular historian, author and filmmaker. Features appearances by distinguished guests seen in Gates' work including Jodie Foster, Ken Burns, Jelani Cobb and LL Cool J.

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- DVD: (2 Set) The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
- Book: The African Americans
- DVD: Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise
- DVD:(2 Set) Africa's Great Civilizations
- Book: Black America Since MLK

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- DVD: (2 Set) The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
- DVD: Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise
- DVD: (2 Set) Africa's Great Civilizations

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- DVD: (2 Set) The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross




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