Dictator’s Playbook – 6 x 60
Cream Productions for Twin Cities PBS
They were ruthless men with unchecked power, controlling their people with an iron fist. Suppressing all dissent, they demanded absolute loyalty, jailing or killing those who opposed them. They ruled by force of personality, but were plagued by secret fears and private demons. What drove their thirst for domination and control? How did they seize and wield power? What forces rose up against them or resisted them in secret? How did they finally come to the bitter end? These questions are more relevant today than ever. We’ll answer them in six immersive hours. As different as these men were from each other, all of them followed a series of essential steps, from seizing power to eliminating enemies—an unwritten Dictator’s Playbook.
6×60 | PBS NPS |Premiere: Wednesdays, Jan 9 – Feb 13, 2019 at 10/9c
When Whales Walked: Journeys in Deep Time – 1 x 120
They are the most iconic animals on Planet Earth—gigantic whales and acrobatic birds, ferocious crocodiles and magnificent elephants. To see them is to marvel—and to ask a surprisingly challenging question: Where did these amazing creatures come from? When Whales Walked: Journeys in Deep Time takes us on a global adventure to find the answer. Starting today, with animals we can see and admire, we travel millions of years into the past to unravel their ancient stories. Each of these iconic creatures has an extraordinary lineage—a story full of twists and turns, punctuated by dramatic events in Earth’s history. We join top scientists as they follow clues from the fossil record and use 21st century technology to make exciting new discoveries. Along the way, we meet an extraordinary cast of ancient characters, from four-tusked elephants to crocs that would dwarf any reptile alive today to a whale ancestor that walked on four legs.
Premiere: June 19th, 2019 at 9/8c
SciGirls Season 4: Latina SciGirls
With the goal of engaging Latina girls in STEM learning, TPT will launch this three-year media, outreach and research project. TPT will create six new half-hour episodes of SciGirls – produced entirely in Spanish – that will follow teams of Hispanic girls and Latina STEM professional mentors as they investigate engaging STEM topics. Latina SciGirls will air nationally on PBS and Univisión and be streamed online at PBSKids.org, and its educational outreach initiatives will reach children, educators and families nationwide.
6 x 30 | PBS Plus | Release: February 2018 TBD