New Season of ‘Weekends With Yankee’ Among Titles Headed to PBS Living Channel in April

A new season of “Weekends With Yankee,” Great Performances: Roots of Latin Jazz, and the documentary Kea’s Ark are headed to the PBS Living channel in April.

The subscription rate for PBS Living is $2.99 per month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription. PBS Living is also available on Apple TV Channels in the Apple TV app at a subscription rate of $2.99 per month with no additional annual fees. 

Due April 2 is season six of “Weekends With Yankee,” in which explorer Richard Wiese and series co-host Yankee Magazine senior food editor Amy Traverso take a tour of the spectacular fall foliage in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. They also see how Vermont wool is turned into yarn; find out how new life is being given to old sails in Portland, Maine; get a taste of old Paris infused with West African flavors in Boston; check out unexpected adventures such as the U.S. Toboggan National Championships; and discover the history of New England ingredients such as marshmallow fluff.

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Available April 4 is Great Performances: Roots of Latin Jazz, which examines the variety of Latin American music with the Raíces Jazz Orchestra, featuring two-time Latin Grammy-winning producer Tony Succar and musician, producer and educator Dr. Pablo Gil. Hosted by Grammy-nominee Sheila E., Roots of Latin Jazz reveals the unity between jazz music and Latin culture. Showcasing original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards, the film features Grammy-winning artists Richard Bona and Anaadi, among others. Location sequences capture the vibrancy of cities in the United States, Peru, Spain, Brazil and Cuba.

On April 1, the documentary Kea’s Ark will start streaming on the channel. In the 1980s, self-taught artist and engineer Kea Tawana designed and constructed a massive three-story high ark by herself in Newark, N.J., in an area fast becoming an urban wasteland. For years she had collected salvaged materials from abandoned buildings devastated by poverty and the 1967 riots. Kea’s Ark features archival clips of the ark’s construction and its removal after court challenges and protests to keep it failed, as well as interviews with artists, historians and friends who speak to the legacy of her vision. Although it no longer exists, Kea’s Ark remains a powerful symbol of hope in Newark and beyond.

Seasons of ‘Antiques Road Trip,’ ‘Nova: Making Stuff’ Available on PBS Living in December

Five seasons of “Antiques Road Trip,” eight seasons of “World’s Greatest,” and episodes of “Nova: Making Stuff” are among the titles available on PBS Living in December.

PBS Living is available on Prime Video and Apple TV Channels. The subscription rate is $2.99 per month on Prime Video with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription and on Apple TV Channels in the Apple TV app at $2.99 per month with no additional annual fees.

Seasons 11-13 and 19-20 of “Antiques Road Trip” start streaming Dec. 14. Viewers hit the road in a classic car for a tour through Great Britain, including Cornwall, Shropshire, Glasgow, the Isle of Wight and Northern Ireland, with two antiques experts as they search the local stores for treasures, competing to see who can turn a limited budget into a small fortune. Their adventures take them off the beaten path and allow them to indulge their passion for the past, learning about the little-known stories behind some of the greatest events in British history. In these seasons, experts including Christina Trevanion, Paul Laidlaw, Anita Manning, David Harper, Charles Hanson, Izzie Balmer and many others discover what could be an ancient coffin, a French sunburst clock, a dirty kilim rug, a 19th century butter churn and other gems.

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Seasons one through eight of “World’s Greatest” start streaming Dec. 3. The series takes viewers on a tour of the world’s finest cities, natural wonders, animal encounters, voyages and adventures, monuments, and islands. In “World’s Greatest Cities,” viewers circle the globe on a quest to discover the beating heart of the world’s most extraordinary places. In “World’s Greatest Animal Encounters,” viewers explore where killer whales cruise the coastlines and grizzlies catch fish in the wild, trek deep into the jungle to meet silver-backed gorillas and embark on an African safari. “World’s Greatest Journeys” travels along Route 66, follows the wildebeest migration across the Serengeti, choppers over the Grand Canyon, rattles through the Rocky Mountains and sails to Antarctica. “World’s Greatest Islands” celebrates the uniqueness of islands, looking at how they are formed and what makes life in each place so extraordinary. Other seasons include “World’s Greatest Natural Wonders,”  “World’s Greatest Manmade Wonders,” “World’s Greatest: Engineering Icons” and “World’s Greatest Natural Icons.”

Streaming starting Dec. 29 are four episodes of season one of “Nova: Making Stuff,” a show about technology, inventions and science. In the series, popular technology columnist David Pogue takes viewers on a tour of the material world we live in, and the one that may lie ahead. Viewers get a behind-the-scenes look at scientific innovations ushering in a new generation of materials that are stronger, smaller, cleaner and smarter.

Other titles coming to PBS Living in December include “Craft in America” season 11; “Lidia Celebrates America: Overcoming the Odds”; “Sacred”; and “Transatlantic Sessions: The Best of Folk Vol. 1.”

Bing Crosby Bio, ‘The First Silent Night’ Among Titles Streaming on PBS Living Channel in November

Bing Crosby: Rediscovered from “American Masters,” and The First Silent Night, a documentary on the Christmas carol, are coming to the PBS Living streaming channel in November.

The subscription rate for PBS Living is $2.99 per month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription. The channel is also available on Apple TV Channels in the Apple TV app at $2.99 per month with no additional fees.

American Masters — Bing Crosby: Rediscovered, which starts streaming Nov. 26, explores one of the most popular and influential multi-media stars of the first half of the 2oth century. For over three decades, through radio, film, television and records he reigned supreme. A brilliant entrepreneur, Crosby played an important role in the development of the postwar recording industry. Crosby recorded nearly 400 hit singles, an achievement only Sinatra, Elvis or the Beatles have matched. Almost 40 years after his death, he remains the most recorded performer in history. Narrated by Stanley Tucci and directed by Robert Trachtenberg, the film explores the life and legend of the iconic performer, revealing a personality far more complex than the image the public had known.

Actor Simon Callow discovers the hidden meaning of one of the most popular Christmas carols in The First Silent Night, which begins streaming Nov. 30. Callow journeys to the Austrian village of Oberndorf as well as the city of Salzburg, where the story of the world’s favorite carol originated. The First Silent Night introduces us to two impoverished children — Joseph Mohr and Franz Gruber — who grew up in Austria’s cobbled streets and wooded villages. The hard years that shaped them also destined them to meet one day in a poor country church, where they united Gruber’s music and Mohr’s text into this classic carol about the birth of a third poor boy on a quiet night in ancient Palestine.

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Also coming to the channel Nov. 30 is Ken Burns: Seeing, Searching, Being, which explores the life William Segal, the great philosopher, publisher, writer and painter. Segal searched relentlessly and compassionately for meaning in the 2oth century. He helped bring Eastern and Western spiritual traditions together, always stressing what connected humanity rather than what differentiated it. In the last decade of his life, Segal befriended the documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, and the two collaborated on this film, which focuses on Segal as he paints and discusses the creative process and the intimate personal and spiritual relationship between the artist and the work of art. This documentary also visits the painter in his studio and in a gallery as he prepares an exhibition of his lithographs. In his on-camera interviews, Segal talks about his life and the practices he uses to live in the moment, embracing all that is around him.

Also coming to the PBS Living channel in November are The Oratorio: A Documentary With Martin Scorsese, Da Ponte’s Oratorio: A Concert for New York, Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America, Independent Lens: Storm Lake and Road Food.

Julia Child Episodes, ‘Trading History’ Coming to PBS Living Channel in June

PBS Living subscribers will have access to three classic Julia Child series and “Trading History” on the PBS Living Prime Video and Apple TV channels in June.

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Coming June 18 are three seasons of “Baking With Julia Child.” In the series, Julia Child and pastry chefs, bakers and cookbook authors share tips and recipes on home baking. Child bakes chocolate truffle cake, walnut bread, tiramisu, a tropical napoleon, sourdough bread, and a French apple tart with many respected pastry chefs, as well as a wedding cake with Martha Stewart and more.

Season one of “In Julia’s Kitchen with Master Chefs” starts streaming June 22. Child takes an in-depth look at contemporary American cooking along with 26 nationally recognized chefs. Inviting the master chefs into her kitchen, she cooks with the pros, detailing their techniques and dishes for the home cook. She makes lobster with Jasper White, shrimp in spicy coconut sauce with Madhur Jaffrey, a jicama salad with Rick Bayless, and many more recipes with many other chefs.

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Debuting June 29 are 16 season one episodes of “Julia Child: Cooking with Master Chefs.” Julia visits 16 nationally acclaimed master chefs in their own kitchens. Each chef demonstrates distinct techniques, regional recipes and culinary tips which guide home cooks through their favorite recipes. Child makes lobster soufflé with Jacques Pépin, tapenade with Alice Waters, and risotto with wild mushrooms with Lidia Bastianich, among other recipes­.

Due June 15 are six episodes of “Trading History.” The series uncovers intriguing family history through the prism of auction house artifacts and dedicated research teams that go behind the scenes to confirm the authenticity of the item, uncovering biographical information about the finder, the owner and the maker. Each story is told through rare archival materials and is packed with history and facts.