‘AmEx: The Circus’ Is A Rich Presentation Of The Ringling Bros. & Barnum And Bailey Circus’ Early Life

Courtesy: PBS By Philip Sayblack Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus is among the most famous and beloved institutions in America’s rich history.  From its humble beginnings in the 1800s up until 2017, when it shuttered its doors for the very last time, the circus has entertained countless masses the world over.  Early this past November, PBS Distribution presented a new profile of...

January 6th, 2019

‘Native America’ Is A Powerful History Of, Tribute To Native Americans

Courtesy: PBS/PBS Distribution By Philip Sayblack Native Americans are some of the world’s most important peoples.  If not for them, America today might not have the governmental system that it has today.  If not for Native Americans, the world might not have many of the foods, clothes, medical and even scientific advancements that it has.  That is a massive statement, considering how intelligent...

November 29th, 2018

‘NOVA: Decoding The Weather Machine’ Eliminates All Doubt About Climate Change

Courtesy: PBS/PBS Distribution By Philip Sayblack The issue of climate change is one of America’s most divisive topics today.  Between scientists and civilians, opinions on climate change have created a deep rift between Americans.  The deniers constantly claim that the planet’s climate is not changing and that humans are not to blame.  Those on the other side attest the exact opposite.  Now...

November 6th, 2018

PBS Celebrating Native American Heritage Month With Special New Docu-Series

Courtesy: PBS/PBS Distribution By Philip Sayblack In honor of Native American Heritage Month, PBS Distribution is releasing a new in-depth presentation focusing on Native American history and culture. Native America is scheduled to be released Nov. 6 on DVD.  Narrated by Robbie Robertson (member of the famed rock group Mohawk, and a member of the Mohawk nation), the program delves into the contributions...

November 3rd, 2018

PBS Taking Audiences Through The History Of The Circus Next Week In New ‘AmEx’ Episode

Courtesy: PBS By Philip Sayblack PBS Distribution will release another new episode of its hit series American Experience next week. American Experience: The Circus is scheduled to be released on DVD next Tuesday, Nov. 6.  The four-hour, two-part doc will retail for MSRP of $29.99, but can be pre-ordered online now via PBS’ online store at a reduced price of $24.99. The program follows the rich...

November 1st, 2018

Despite Its Timeliness, ‘AmEx: The Chinese Exclusion Act’ Proves To Be A Rare Miss For PBS

Courtesy: PBS By Philip Sayblack Much has been said about immigration ever since Donald J. Trump was handed the White House in the 2016 presidential election.  From Muslims to Mexicans and other groups, Trump’s racism and xenophobia have led to so much talk about immigration and immigration law.  Of course, this is not the first time in America’s history that the nation has dealt with the plague...

October 31st, 2018

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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