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Have you listened to our newest radio show, More Than a Song, yet?

Hosted by Lubbock’s legendary musician and songwriter, Cary C. Banks, and produced by our award-winning TTU Public Media radio producer, Chuck Luck, "More Than a Song" strikes a tuneful chord, revealing the genuine essence of your favorite artists.

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NATURE encores Big Bend: The Wild Frontier of Texas, Tuesday, August 23 @ 7:00 p.m. followed by the film DEEP IN THE HEART: A TEXAS WILDLIFE STORY @ 8:00 p.m. Both documentaries celebrate the state’s environment.

Once Upon a Time in Northern Ireland

Once Upon a Time in Northern Ireland presents the voices of those involved in both sides of the multi-generational conflict. This five-part series debuts Monday, August 28 @ 8:00 p.m.

Great Performances

Two GREAT PERFORMANCES air this month: Marin Alsop conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Leonard Bernstein’s Kaddish Symphony (Monday, August 21 @ 8:00 p.m.) and the annual summertime concert, Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2023, premieres Friday, August 25 @ 8:00 p.m.

COMING SOON: The American Buffalo

A film by Ken Burns premieres Oct. 16 & 17. This is the story of the animal that is the focus of America's most iconic and heartbreaking stories.

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Additional kids’ programming is available on the PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel on 5.3.

August Features

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Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World

Call the Midwife | Season 12 | Streaming August 6

Call the Midwife follows the nurses, midwives and nuns from Nonnatus House, who visit the expectant mothers of Poplar, providing the poorest women with the best possible care.

Rewatch and binge all eight episodes of Season 12 with Passport before the rebroadcast in September 2023. Each episode will also be available in FVOD for 4 weeks beginning Sunday, September 3rd.

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Ridley | Season 1 | Streaming June 18

Retired Detective Alex Ridley is lured back into service as a consultant detective when his former protégée, Carol Farman, needs help cracking a complex murder case.

Binge all eight episodes of this season starting on the night of its broadcast premiere with Passport.

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Global Drama Collection

Escape the ordinary and dive into our Global Drama collection with PBS Passport!

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What is PBS Passport?

KTTZ Passport is an added benefit for valued donors of public television. With KTTZ Passport, you can enjoy past episodes of many of your favorite PBS and KTTZ-TV shows on demand using your computer, smartphone, or tablet. With a yearly contribution of at least $60 or an ongoing monthly contribution of $5 or more you can receive this new member benefit.

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