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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:00:00 PSTThe 2013 documentary Portraits For The Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black first introduced viewers to Elizabeth Black, a Pittsburgh artist who sketched charcoal portraits of American soldiers across Europe during World War II. Her story lives on in the follow-up documentary FINDING ELIZABETH'S SOLDIERS. This half-hour sequel explores efforts to find homes for dozens of soldiers' sketches found among Elizabeth's memorabilia. Through detailed searches, detective work and the kindness of volunteer genealogists and other researchers, WQED in Pittsburgh is working to find the soldiers and/or their survivors. From Philadelphia to San Francisco and points in between, the film features encounters with both amazed and appreciative families.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:30:00 PSTVisit an eco-friendly spot serving innovative South Indian fare with Dosa in San Francisco. Next, Sapore Italiano Ristorante's menu tours Italy without leaving its location in Burlingame. Vegetarians and omnivores share equal status with the inspired cuisine at Gather in Berkeley.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:00:00 PSTJourney through the prolific life of the I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings author and activist who inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought. Features new interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Common, the Clintons, and others.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:00:00 PSTThe dramatic story of a Gitmo detainee released from the controversial U.S. prison after 14 years. With NPR, a report on the struggle over freeing prisoners once deemed international terrorists. Also, the untold history of the Guantanamo Bay prison.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:00:00 PSTAn American Ascent is a feature documentary about the first African American expedition to tackle North America's highest peak, Denali. In June 2013, nine African Americans set out to build a legacy and become role models for inner city kids and people of color all over America to encourage them to get outside. They did so by taking on the grueling, 20,237 foot peak of the continent's biggest mountain.