May 13, 2021

It has been wonderful to see events returning to our area, albeit at reduced capacity and safely distanced. I know our family is anticipating the return of the Norfolk Tides as well as the Peninsula Pilots which leads me to tour the first pick. American Masters: Ted Williams, Williams lost a total of five seasons serving his country during World War II and the Korean War during the athletic prime of his life, his hitting technique is considered a science, and he is recognized as one of the greatest hitters, if not the greatest hitter of all time. His life story is fascinating. Human is brand new to Passport and is a biological deep dive, presented in a captivating fashion. We also share two stories of perseverance, Eyes on the Prize and Harbor from the Holocaust. Two programs that take an honest look at history and showcase the extraordinary actions of ordinary men and women and their courage.

- Heather Mazzoni, Chief Content Officer

 

Now on to the shows

Human: The World Within

Human: The World Within 

Take a deep dive into the universe that’s inside every one of us, by exploring shared biology that we often don’t take the time to appreciate, or understand. Heart, brain, eyes, blood, tears; Human uncovers not only the science behind how our bodies work but how what’s inside powers every moment of what we do out in the world. Watch Now

 

 

 

American Masters: Ted Williams

American Masters: Ted Williams

Watch the biography of the Boston Red Sox player who may have been the greatest hitter who ever lived. Features Bob Costas, Wade Boggs, Roger Angell & Joey Votto. Narrated by Jon Hamm. Watch Now

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eyes on the Prize

Eyes on the Prize

Eyes on the Prize is a six-part series that tells the definitive story of the civil rights ear from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life and embodied a struggle whose reverberations continue to be felt today. Narrated by political leader and civil rights activist Julian Bond. Watch Now

 

 

 

Harbor from the Holocaust

Harbor from the Holocaust 

Harbor from the Holocaust is the story of nearly 20,000 Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II, to the Chinese port city of Shanghai. Explore the extraordinary relationship of these Jews and their adopted city of Shanghai, even though the bitter years of Japanese occupation 1937-1945 and the Chinese civil war that followed. Watch Now

 

 

 

 


 

Mark Your Calendar

Professor T

Walter’s Choice: Professor T, Season 3

Fans of Professor T rejoice! Season 3 premieres on Passport May 27. We join Professor T, whose first few days in a tough and unfamiliar new environment are a disaster, but will he cooperate with the efforts of his friends and family to help him? From Walter Presents, in Flemish with English subtitles. Best of all seasons 1 & 2 are available now. Binge starting May 27, 2021. Watch the Preview

 

 

 

 


 

Staff Favorite

NOVA

The Durrell’s in Corfu

"As much as I enjoy taking in the sweeping Cornish vistas and broodingly handsome title character in Poldark, or following the highs and lows of the Crawley family and their staff set against the grandeur of Downton Abbey, or being thrilled by the chase and comforted by the camaraderie in Grantchester and Endeavour… my heart keeps coming back to The Durrells in Corfu. Maybe it’s my longing to experience the sun-drenched beaches and crystal clear sea of this Greek island, but something about the misadventures shared by this ragtag English family brings me indescribable joy. Despite their near-constant quarreling and characteristic unwitting hijinks, at the end of the day, they’re riotously funny and deeply lovable. Whenever I’m feeling anxious or overwhelmed, as I often have this past year, this blissful period-piece has soothed my nerves and made me eager to reenter the world in the sunnier times to come. If you’ve felt the same, join me as I visit (and then revisit) The Durrells in Corfu."

Sydney Felker
Administrative Assistant, Williamsburg Office

 

 

 

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