‘Dolly Parton’ Celebration, ‘Nova Universe Revealed’ Among Titles Due on PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel in October

Dolly Parton & Friends: 50 Years at the Opry and Nova Universe Revealed are among the titles available on the PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel in October.

Dolly Parton celebrates 50 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in Dolly Partin & Friends: 50 Years at the Opry, streaming starting Oct. 22. Recorded live in Nashville, the special pays tribute to her songs and career with special performances from Parton and her star guests, including Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Candi Carpenter, Emmylou Harris, Chris Janson, Toby Keith, Margo Price and Hank Williams Jr. Capturing Parton delivering some of her biggest hits on one of the most iconic stages in the world, this celebration of the country music legend’s 50 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry features new interviews with Parton, guest appearances from some of her superstar friends and more.

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Nova Universe Revealed starts streaming Oct. 28. In this five-part series, “Nova” delves into the vastness of space to capture moments of high drama when the universe changed forever. State-of-the-art animation delivers astonishing, photorealistic glimpses of the birth of the very first star, the chaos created as two galaxies collide, and the power of a supermassive black hole as it flings a star across space so violently that it’s still traveling millions of years later. “Nova” even takes viewers on the ultimate time travel voyage to witness the birth of space and time itself. Informed by huge advances in scientific understanding, this series brings viewers face-to-face with the most surprising characters in the cosmos and reveals how their fates are intertwined with their own.

Other titles due on the channel in October include:

  • 10 Buildings That Changed America
  • American Experience: A Class Apart
  • American Experience: The Poisoner’s Handbook
  • American Experience: Tupperware!
  • American Experience: War of the Worlds
  • American Masters: Becoming Helen Keller
  • American Masters: Lights, Camera, Acción
  • American Veteran
  • Constitution USA With Peter Sagal
  • Debt of Honor: Disabled Veterans in America
  • For The Left Hand
  • Frontline: Losing Iraq
  • Frontline: Taliban Takeover
  • Frontline: Rape in the Fields
  • Frontline: Shots Fired
  • Frontline: To Catch a Trader
  • Held Hostage
  • Nature: Animal Babies: First Year on Earth, Season 1
  • Nature: Leave It to Beavers
  • Nature: My Garden of a Thousand Bees
  • Nature: Season of the Osprey
  • Nature: Sex in the Wild, Season 1
  • Nova: Arctic Drift
  • Nova: Edible Insects
  • Nova: Nazi Attack in America
  • Nova: Particles Unknown
  • Nova: The Pluto Files
  • Rebel: Loreta Velazquez, Secret Soldier of the American Civil War
  • The Draft
  • VA: The Human Cost of War
  • Voces: Letters to Eloisa

American Greetings, Dolly Parton Partner for Digital Birthday Cards

American Greetings has launched a line of electronic birthday cards featuring Dolly Parton singing her “9 to 5” hit song through the company’s SmashUps digital initiative that includes 1,200 different name options.

Earlier this year American Greetings announced a multiyear partnership with Parton that includes digital and physical products integrating the singer-songwriter’s music in unique ways.

“We felt that the Country Music Hall of Fame theater was the perfect venue for Dolly to deliver an extra special birthday wish and it made a great backdrop for her incredible talent,” Rob Matousek, executive director/GM – direct-to-consumer business at American Greetings, said in a statement. “She makes everything sparkle and hearing her say your name and seeing your name in lights next to Dolly on stage is sure to be magical for lucky recipients.”

Parton said that with the coronavirus pandemic limiting social gatherings such as birthdays, electronic greetings can fill the void.

“God made us all unique in our own ways, and I love the fact that I was able to offer something special for everyone,” said the 74-year-old icon.

American Greetings will debut a line of Dolly Parton greeting cards at Walmart later this summer. SmashUps are available on www.americangreetings.com, www.bluemountain.com, and on the SmashUps apps available for iPhone and Android.