PBS’ fall 2016 primetime schedule is about politics, arts, drama and political history, covering a span from the American Revolution to the upcoming Presidential election.
Frontline’s acclaimed series “The Choice 2016” returns on September 27 with an in-depth look at this year’s presidential candidates.
The Contenders – 16 FOR ’16, debuting September 13, looks back at previous elections through the stories of former candidates.
History and politics carry over into the arts with “Hamilton’s America” from Great Performances, an intimate look at the making of the Broadway production of Hamilton, winner of 11 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, which kicks off the sixth season of the Pbs Arts Fall Festival on October 21.
Fall 2016 also brings the return of “Poldark” on Masterpiece, whose Season 2 continues the story of Captain Ross Poldark (Aidan Turner) in a love story set in windswept Cornwall of the late 1700s.
On September 6, PBS presents 9/11 Inside The Pentagon, a documentary that goes behind the scenes at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, and airs in commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the attack.
On September 20, Ken Burns’s Defying The Nazis: The Sharps’ War tells the story of an American couple who rescued hundreds trying to escape the Nazis.
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