April 13, 2023

As we enjoy longer days, warmer weather, and the opportunity to embrace the outdoors once again, we have several recommendations for your viewing pleasure.

NOVA: Weathering the Future discusses our climate and the impact global warming has on our weather; an exciting aspect of the program is that it also showcases innovative solutions and visionary ideas.

Over the next several months, we will feature programs that provide the science behind environmental changes and continue to explore solutions.

- Heather Mazzoni, Chief Content Officer


Now on to the shows

Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell: The Library of Congress Prize for Popular Song

After getting her start in coffee shops, Joni Mitchell set a new standard, marrying music and lyrics with songs such as Both Sides Now. Joni has become a household name with music that defies categorization.  Watch Now.






Before We Die

Before We Die, Season 2

Starring Lesley Sharp as Detective Hanna Laing, the second season based on the Swedish series of the same name follows a different storyline to the original Swedish show. In this U.K. version, Hannah faces off with Dubravka, the matriarch at the head of the Mimica family. Binge Now.






Our Miracle Years

Our Miracle Years from Walter Presents

Follow three sisters of an industrialist family in post-war Germany. In a politically, morally, and economically destroyed country, these young women reinvent themselves and set the course for their future. From "Walter Presents," in German with English subtitles. Binge Now.






NOVA: Weathering the Future

NOVA: Weathering the Future

The U.S. is experiencing the full range of impacts from a changing global climate. Yet, at the same time, many on the front lines are fighting back – innovating solutions, marshaling ancient wisdom, and developing visionary ideas. The lessons they're learning today can help us adapt in the years ahead as the planet gets warmer and our weather gets more extreme. Watch Now.






Mark Your Calendar

Before We Die

Changing Planet

Changing Planet revisits six of our planet's most vulnerable ecosystems in its second year of production. Conservation scientist Dr. M. Sanjaya catches up with the inspiring people introduced in the first season: scientists and local experts fighting to safeguard their communities and wildlife and charting the progress of their game-changing environmental projects: Premieres Wednesday, April 19th. Catch up on season 1 now.





April 27, 2023

We have several new programs that have just joined WHRO Passport. If you're like me, you've heard a lot about solar energy and its benefits, so you may be interested in the history of solar power and the scientist who first harnessed the sun's power. American Experience: The Sun Queen tells the story of Maria Telkes and her design of the first successful solar-heated house in 1948.

We also step back in time to follow four international stars as they learn about their grandparents' wartime experience and the impact of global conflict on their families.

I hope you enjoy these recommendations, as well as the ones below.

- Heather Mazzoni, Chief Content Officer


Now on to the shows

The Sun Queen

American Experience: The Sun Queen

Scientist Maria Telkes dedicated her career to harnessing the power of the sun. Though undercut and thwarted by her male colleagues, she persevered to design the first successfully solar-heated house in 1948 and held more than 20 patents. Watch Now.






My Grandparents' War

My Grandparents' War, Season 2

In its second season, My Grandparents' War takes another journey into the past to understand the extraordinary impact of global conflict on the families of four international stars. Across four episodes, Kit Harington, Keira Knightley, Toby Jones, and Emeli Sandé each explore their family's unique stories, retracing their grandparents' footsteps during the events that changed their lives forever. Watch Now.




The Empress

The Empress from Walter Presents

In this costume drama, young Maria Theresa is the heiress of the Habsburg Empire, but she's not in charge of her destiny. So why must she sacrifice her happiness to the state? From Walter Presents, in German with English subtitles. Binge Now!






Black Broadway: A Proud History, A Limitless Future

Black Broadway: A Proud History, A Limitless Future

Celebrate the rich history of Black roles and voices on Broadway with an all-star cast including Stephanie Mills, Nova Payton, Corbin Bleu, Norm Lewis, Tiffany Mann, John Manzari, Amber Iman, Peppermint, Nikki Renée Daniels, Leah Flynn, and Sydney James Harcourt. Watch Now.







Mark Your Calendar

Tom Jones

Tom Jones on Masterpiece

One of the greatest novels in the English language comes to Masterpiece in a four-part adaptation of Henry Fielding's Tom Jones, giving a new twist to the tale of an illegitimate young man's love for a beautiful heiress. Solly McLeod (House of the Dragon) stars as Tom, with Sophie Wilde (You Don't Know Me) as Sophia, the object of his infatuation, and Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso) as the iconic seductress Lady Bellaston. Premieres Sunday, April 30th. Watch the preview.