History, Military History Buffs Alike Will Appreciate ‘SOTD: Hannibal In The Alps’

Courtesy: PBS By Philip Sayblack The journey of Carthaginian General Hannibal Barca along the French Alps en route to his conquest of Rome, which included 30,000 troops, 15,000 horses and 37 war elephants, is one of the most talked about stories in history.  While the perilous journey has been well documented and talked about over the course of thousands of years, one thing has not been known about...

June 14th, 2018
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‘Endeavour: Season 5’ U.S. Release Date Announced

Courtesy: itv/PBS Distribution By Philip Sayblack itv’s hit crime drama Endeavourwrapped its fifth season this past March, and now Season 5 is coming home for the series’ American audiences. Public Media Distribution will release Masterpiece Mystery!: Endeavour Season 5July 10.  It will be released on DVD ($39.99) and Blu-ray ($49.99).  In the fifth season of the international hit series,...

June 7th, 2018
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‘SOTD: Scanning The Pyramids’ Is A Rare Miss For PBS

Courtesy: PBS/Public Media Distribution By Philip Sayblack The Great Pyramid of King Khufu is one of the most well-known and talked about landmarks around the world.  Known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramid has hidden so many secrets for centuries. So many methods have been used to try to decode the pyramid’s secrets, but so many mysteries still remain.  This past...

May 31st, 2018
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PBS Shows Even Other Animals Can Be Rebels In New Three-Part “Nature” Episode

Courtesy: PBS By Philip Sayblack Truth is, more often than not, stranger than fiction, and that is just as true when it comes to the animal kingdom as in any other aspect of life.  Audiences will see that for themselves firsthand this summer when PBS Distribution releases PBS’ new Naturedocumentary Natural Born Rebels on DVD. Nature: Natural Born Rebels is currently scheduled to be released on...

May 25th, 2018
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PBS Delves Into Immigration Policy History In New ‘AmEx’ Episode

Courtesy: PBS By Philip Sayblack Recent news stories about immigration policy have sharply divided America and its people.  While the actions being taken by this nation’s leaders are deplorable to say the least, it is not the first time that such heinous acts have happened, as has been shown in a new episode of PBS’ hit history-based series American Experience. American Experience: The Chinese...

May 25th, 2018
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PBS Follows Hannibal’s Journey Across The Alps In New Episode of ‘Secrets Of The Dead’

Courtesy: PBS By Philip Sayblack Hannibal’s journey along the Alps along with his forces is one of the most talked about stories from history.  Throughout the ages, no one has been able to definitively say which path the infamous General took en route to Rome.That is until now. PBS delves into that story in a new episode of its hit history-based series Secrets of the Dead.  Originally aired this...

May 25th, 2018
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‘NOVA: The Impossible Flight’ Is A “Soaring” Success

Courtesy: PBS/Public Media Distribution By Philip Sayblack Nothing in life is impossible.  Nothing.  The Wright Brothers proved that true on December 17, 1903 when the brothers from Ohio launched the first powered airplane.  Charles Lindbergh proved it true again when, in May 1927, he completed the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight.  When Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in 1947, he proved...

May 24th, 2018
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‘GI Jews’ Is A Must See For History Buffs Across The Board

Courtesy: PBS/Public Media Distribution By Philip Sayblack The atrocities committed against Jews before and during World War II has been well-documented throughout the decades.  It has been presented time and again in so many books, movies and documentaries.  Now PBS has brought to DVD a new, rarely told story of Jews in WWII in the new documentary GI Jew: Jewish Americans in World War II.  This...

May 18th, 2018
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PBS Presenting Rarely Told WWII Story In New Doc Next Month

Courtesy: PBS/Public Media Distribution By Philip Sayblack The atrocities committed against Jews before and during World War II has been well-documented throughout the decades.  It has been presented time and again in so many books, movies and documentaries.  Now this May, PBS is bringing to DVD a new, rarely told story of Jews in WWII in the new documentary GI Jew: Jewish Americans in World War...

April 9th, 2018
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Benedict Cumberbatch Returns Sunday In New ‘Masterpiece’ Movie

By Philip Sayblack Famed actor Benedict Cumberbactch (Sherlock, Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Imitation Game) returns to PBS’ Masterpiece this Sunday night, but not in his familiar role as the world’s most beloved detective. Cumberbatch stars as author Stephen Lewis, opposite Kelly MacDonald (Brave, The Decoy Bride, Gosford Park) in this thriller, which sees Lewis on a desperate search for...

March 30th, 2018
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