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What's New Next Week? November 14, 2019

Celebrate the world’s most iconic street with all your furry friends and some very special guests. Courtesy of Richard Termine
 
Next week, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sesame Street with a joyous, star-studded look what makes this iconic children's series timeless. Take a look below at what we've got coming up!
 
 
 
Sesame Street's 50th Anniversary Celebration - Sunday, November 17 at 7 PM

Hosted by Joseph Gordon Levitt, this anniversary special reimagines classic segments and songs like “People in Your Neighborhood” and “It’s Not Easy Being Green” as the Sesame Street gang gets ready for a big celebration. Features visits from celebrity guests Whoopi Goldberg, Patti LaBelle, Elvis Costello, Meghan Trainor, Sterling K. Brown, Norah Jones and more. 

 

American Masters - N. Scott Momaday: Words from a Bear - Monday, November 18 at 9 PM

Delve into the enigmatic life and mind of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and poet N. Scott Momaday, best known for "House Made of Dawn" and a formative voice of the Native American Renaissance in art and literature.

 

Independent Lens: Conscience Point - Monday, November 19 at 10:30 PM

Explore how the onslaught of development in Long Island's wealthy Hamptons has triggered a clash of values. Members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation, farmers and fishing communities seek to stop the building boom and preserve the environment.

 

Frontline: For Sama - Tuesday, November 19 at 10 PM

The astonishing personal story of a young Syrian mother's perseverance through the siege of Aleppo. Told as a love letter from a mother to her daughter, the film explores the agonizing dilemma of whether to abandon Aleppo and the fight for freedom.

 

Nature: Bears - Wednesday, November 20 at 8 PM

Follow the adventures of bears across the globe, from grizzlies to pandas to sloth bears, as they draw on their brains, brawn and unique adaptations to survive. Find out what it really takes to be a bear in today's ever-changing world.

 

NOVA: The Violence Paradox - Wednesday, November 20 at 9 PM
Violence is all over the news. But some say we’re living in the most peaceful time in history. Journey through time and the human mind to investigate whether—and how—violence has declined. And witness how people are working to stop violence today.
 

 

Great Performances: Much Ado About Nothing - Saturday, November 23 at 10 PM

Recorded live at The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park, this modern interpretation of Shakespeare’s romantic classic with an all-black cast features Danielle Brooks and Grantham Coleman. Directed by Tony Award-winner Kenny Leon.

Planning on tuning in next week? Let us know in the comments!