April 1, 2021

Happy April! This month we have a brand new Masterpiece series that explores the relationship of Franklin Roosevelt and Norwegian Crown Princess Martha during World War II. The entire series will be loaded into Passport on April 4th. And in case you missed the broadcast, Finding Your Roots featured Virginia Beach artist and philanthropist Pharrell Williams. This emotional episode is perhaps one of the most moving of the entire series and showcases the impact one's history can have on a very personal level. Later in the month, we have Ken Burns and Lynn Novak's latest project Hemingway, and we've included a preview below.

- Heather Mazzoni, Chief Content Officer


Now on to the shows

Atlantic Crossing

Masterpiece: Atlantic Crossing

A Princess steals the heart of the president of the United States in an epic drama based on the World War II relationship of Franklin Roosevelt and Norwegian Crown Princess Martha. Kyle MacLachlan stars as Roosevelt, opposite Swedish star Sofia Helin as the beautiful Martha who flees the Nazis with her three young children and lives under Roosevelt’s protection. The eight-part series is available to binge starting Sunday, April 4. Watch Preview



American Masters: Flannery

American Masters: Flannery 

The first feature-length documentary with full access to the Flannery O’Connor trust, Flannery explores the life and legacy of the literary icon with never-before-seen archival footage and original animations. Featuring new, original interviews with Mary Karr, Hilton Als, Alice Walker, Tobias Wolff, Tommy Lee Jones, Alice McDermott, and others, alongside archival interviews of friends and family. Watch Now



Finding Your Roots

Finding Your Roots: Write My Name in the Book of Life

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps Virginia Beach native and pop culture phenomenon Pharrell Williams discover his roots. The journey includes Gates's discovery of a rare first-person account of Williams’ enslaved ancestors and his reaction to hearing painful recollections from his ancestor’s memoirs. The episode also features filmmaker Kasi Lemmons, who co-wrote the screenplay and directed the film “Harriet.” Watch Now


No Second Chance

Walter’s Choice: No Second Chance

A French thriller based on the novel by multi-award-winning author Harlan Coben. When Dr. Alice Lambert wakes up in a hospital after 8 days in a coma, she finds that her life has taken a drastic turn. She has been shot, her husband killed and her daughter, Tara, abducted. The abductors are asking for 1 million euros in exchange for her baby with one rule: no police involvement. Binge Now






Mark Your Calendar

No Second Chance


Uncover the man behind the myth of one of America’s greatest and most complicated writers. Hemingway from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick premieres on April 5, 2021. Watch the preview










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Chuck Doud

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