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American Experience: George H. W. Bush
Monday, 8/22 at 9pm

This biography examines the life and career of our often overlooked 41st president, from his service in WWII and his early career in Texas to his days in the Oval Office, first as vice president to Ronald Reagan, then as the leader who presided over the first Gulf War.
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The Singularity: Will We Survive Our Technology?
Wednesday, 8/24 at 10pm

Within the coming decades we will be able to create computers with greater-than-human intelligence, bio-engineer our species, and redesign matter through nanotechnology. How will this change what it means to be human?
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Great Performances at The Met: Manon Lescaut
Friday, 8/26 at 9pm

Hear Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna as the ill-fated lovers in Puccini’s passionate adaptation of the classic novel about a free-spirited country girl. Sir Richard Eyre’s new production, conducted by Fabio Luisi, is set in the 1940s.
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The Recovery's Racial Divide
The American economy is recovering, but not everyone has felt it equally. The wealth gap between black and white households has grown dramatically, and is now the greatest it's been in nearly three decades.
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Patti Smith Talks Art, Poetry, Censorship and Punk on American Masters Podcast

The Tunnel
When a French politician’s body is found on the border between the UK and France, detectives Karl Roebuck (Stephen Dillane) and Elise Wassermann (Clémence Poésy) investigate on behalf of their respective countries.
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Richard Pryor: Icon
Richard Pryor was one of the first black men ever on television, he pioneered a new brand of humor and he was a hit. This show defines his lasting impact on comedy and culture, often in his own words, showing us why he is an icon.
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I'll Have What Phil's Having
Journey with Phil Rosenthal, creator of the TV hit “Everybody Loves Raymond,” as he learns from the chefs, vendors, culinary leaders and style-setters who keep their communities’ traditions alive and create new ones.
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Weeknights at 6pm
Author Alexander Zaitchik will discuss his book, The Gilded Rage: A Wild Ride Through Donald Trump’s America, which documents the everyday Americans who see Trump as a savvy, patriotic businessman and tough-talking savior.
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The Presidents: LBJ
The legendary country musician shares memories of his hit show and showcases many performances, including several of his chart-topping songs and duets with Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and others.
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The Adirondacks
Tuesday, 8/23 at 9pm
Explore the remarkable history, seasonal landscape and current state of New York’s Adirondack Park, the largest park in the lower 48 states.
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My Wild Affair: The Elephant Who Found A Mom
Wednesday, 8/24 at 8pm
Learn how the death of a baby elephant led to the rescue of more than 150 elephant orphans.
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THIRTEEN’s T-Rex Giveaway
17-year-old boxer Claressa "T-Rex" Shields rose from the streets of Flint, Michigan to the gold medal podium at London 2012.
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El Museo del Barrio
New York’s leading Latino cultural institution welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic and cultural landscape of the Caribbean and Latin America through its wide-ranging collections and exhibitions, complemented by performing arts events, cultural celebrations, and educational programs. THIRTEEN Members get 2-for-1 admission and 10% off museum store purchases.
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One Last Thing
  FRONTLINE: The Choice
FRONTLINE’s acclaimed series The Choice returns this fall with a two-hour film investigating what has shaped Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, where they came from, how they lead and why they want to take on one of the most difficult jobs imaginable.
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