Mercy Street

Sunday, Jan 22, 2017



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In season two of Mercy Street, allegiances blur and loyalties shift as the war pushes the drama beyond the hospital. Follow the growing chaos at Alexandria’s Mansion House, the precarious position of the Green family and the changing situation of the burgeoning black population.

Tonight’s season premiere, Balm in Gilead, has the staff uniting to save one of their own. A former slave turned activist arrives in town, causing a rift between Foster and Mary. The Greens are in disarray; Emma and Frank’s romance ignites and Samuel plans for a reunion with Aurelia.

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Mercy Street

Thursday, Feb 25, 2016



Image credit: Courtesy of Antony Platt/PBS

Mercy Street is the first American drama to air on PBS in more than a decade. The story follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War: New England abolitionist Mary Phinney, and Confederate supporter Emma Green. The Green family’s luxury hotel in Alexandria, VA, has been transformed into Mansion House, a Union Army hospital tending to the war’s wounded. The series is inspired by memoirs and letters from real doctors and nurse volunteers at the hospital in Alexandria, the longest Union-occupied Confederate city of the war.

In tonight’s episode, The Diabolical Plot, President Lincoln’s visit sets in motion a diabolical rebel plot and offers an opportunity to free James Sr. Dr. Foster uncovers a scheme to undermine him at the expense of his patients. Aurelia, recovered from her surgery, makes a bold decision.

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Mercy Street

Thursday, Feb 18, 2016



Courtesy of Antony Platt/PBS

Mercy Street is the first American drama to air on PBS in more than a decade. The story follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War: New England abolitionist Mary Phinney, and Confederate supporter Emma Green. The Green family’s luxury hotel in Alexandria, VA, has been transformed into Mansion House, a Union Army hospital tending to the war’s wounded. The series is inspired by memoirs and letters from real doctors and nurse volunteers at the hospital in Alexandria, the longest Union-occupied Confederate city of the war.

In tonight’s episode, The unexpected visit of a hospital inspector throws the staff into disarray. Mary feels empathy for a deserter, while Silas makes Samuel pay for his arrogance. A family tragedy forces James Sr. to take a risky step to earn his family's respect.

Watch tonight at 10pm on WGBX 44. More airings

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Mercy Street

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016



Image credit: Courtesy of Antony Platt/PBS

Based on real events, Mercy Street takes viewers beyond the battlefield and into the lives of a distinctive cast of characters—doctors, nurses, contraband laborers and Southern loyalists—realizing the chaotic world of Union-occupied Alexandria, Virginia, and the Mansion House Hospital in the early years of the Civil War.

Tonight’s episode  is The Belle Alliance. During a Union ball at their house, the Green girls and Frank initiate a daring plan to help Tom escape. Mary releases Dr. Foster, still shaky from his detox, from his “quarantine” so he can guide Samuel through a delicate operation.

Watch it tonight at 10pm on WGBX 44. More airings

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Mercy Street

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016



Courtesy of Antony Platt/PBS

Based on real events, Mercy Street takes viewers beyond the battlefield and into the lives of a distinctive cast of characters — doctors, nurses, contraband laborers and Southern loyalists — realizing the chaotic world of Union-occupied Alexandria, Virginia, and the Mansion House Hospital in the early years of the Civil War.

In tonight’s episode, The Uniform, Dr. Foster confronts his family’s divided loyalties when his mother and wounded Confederate brother arrive. Alice is shocked to find her fiancé, Tom, deeply changed by war. And Samuel and Aurelia try to persuade a young slave to seize a chance at freedom.

Watch it tonight at 10pm on WGBX 44. More airings

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Mercy Street

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016



Image credit: Courtesy of Antony Platt/PBS

Mercy Street is the first American drama to air on PBS in more than a decade. The story follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War: New England abolitionist Mary Phinney, and Confederate supporter Emma Green. The Green family’s luxury hotel in Alexandria, VA, has been transformed into Mansion House, a Union Army hospital tending to the war’s wounded. The series is inspired by memoirs and letters from real doctors and nurse volunteers at the hospital in Alexandria, the longest Union-occupied Confederate city of the war.

In episode two, The Haversack, Confederate belle Emma nurses her wounded friend. Dr. Foster wrestles with his marriage and career as Mary tries to improve her patients’ lives with Samuel’s help. Silas involves Aurelia in a corrupt deal.

Watch tonight at 9pm on WGBX 44. More airings

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Mercy Street

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016




Mercy Street is the first American drama to air on PBS in more than a decade. The story follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War: New England abolitionist Mary Phinney, and Confederate supporter Emma Green. The Green family’s luxury hotel in Alexandria, VA, has been transformed into Mansion House, a Union Army hospital tending to the war’s wounded. The series is inspired by memoirs and letters from real doctors and nurse volunteers at the hospital in Alexandria, the longest Union-occupied Confederate city of the war. 

Watch the first of six episodes, The New Nurse, tonight at 10pm on WGBX 44. More airings

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