May 26, 2022

This week, we look at programs based on true stories! First up and in chronological order, we have the Princes in the Tower, which explores the mystery of the disappearance of Edward V and his brother Richard Duke of York in 1480. They were the sons of Edward IV and his Queen Elizabeth Woodville. Their uncle, Richard III, has long been suspected of orchestrating the disappearance.

Next up, we visit 1900s San Francisco during the first occurrence of the bubonic plague in North America, and discover how it deeply affected the residents of Chinatown. Our next program takes us to Hawaii where Duke Kahanamoku, deemed the greatest freestyle swimmer of his time (b.1890-d.1964), revolutionized the sport and led water rescue and surfing advances. An incredible story!

And last but not least, our adventure takes us to Italy where we meet Saverio Barone, a determined young prosecutor who steps in to fight for the innocents caught up in the mafia's 1990s carnage.

Now onto the shows!

- Heather Mazzoni, Chief Content Officer

 

Now on to the shows

Lucy Worsley Investigates

Princes in the Tower Lucy Worsley Investigates

What really happened to the Princes in the Tower? Lucy Worsley re-investigates some of the most dramatic chapters in British history. She uncovers forgotten witnesses, re-examines old evidence, and follows new clues. Watch Now.

 

 

 

 

 

Plague at the Golden Gates

American Experience: Plague at the Golden Gates

An outbreak of bubonic plague in San Francisco's Chinatown marked the first time in history that civilizations most feared disease – the infamous Black Death – made it to North America. Learn the history of how two doctors and a community battled the spread of the disease while engulfed in a political cover-up, resistance, greed, and a deep-rooted distrust of federal authority and science. Watch Now.

 

 

 

Duke: Ambassador of Aloha

American Masters: Waterman – Duke: Ambassador of Aloha

Narrated by Jason Momoa, discover the inspiring story and considerable impact of five-time Olympic medalist Duke Kahanamoku. He shattered swimming records and globalized surfing while overcoming racism in a lifetime of personal challenges. Watch Now.

 

 

 

The Hunter

The Hunter

Italy and the mafia were at war in the early 1990s. Saverio Barone, a determined young prosecutor, steps in to fight for the innocents caught up in the carnage. Based on a true story. From Walter Presents, in Italian with English subtitles. Binge Now.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Mark Your Calendar

Jamaica Inn

Jamaica Inn

Following her mother's death, Mary Yellen arrives at Jamaica Inn in Cornwall, where she must resist the dangerous world of 1821 smuggling. Starring Jessica Brown Findlay, who portrayed Sybil Crawley on Downton Abbey. This is a Passport exclusive that premieres on June 1. Watch the preview.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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