Sesame Street: 45th Season Premiere

The new season offers a bright, updated look, along with favorite characters in laugh-out-loud segments, lots of can't-sit-still music, and a jam-packed celebrity lineup that includes Sir Ian McKellen, Janelle Monae, and Tina Fey.

Monday at 10am on WGBH 2


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Benjamin Grosvenor's Dances

The British pianist's newest recording combines crystalline interpretations of music by Bach and Chopin with rarely heard gems by Morton Gould, Adolf Schulz-Evler, and more.

All week on 99.5 WCRB



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Keeping Humanities Alive in a STEM World

Are Chaucer and Milton destined to disappear? Harvard professors Stephen Greenblatt and Louis Menand discuss evolving college curriculums.

Saturday at 10am and Thursday at 9pm on 89.7 WGBH


Basic Black After the Broadcast: Brown, Busing, & Boston

Basic Black explores the distinctions between desegregation and integration... home-schooling in communities of color... and the reason busing was "forced."


The Royal Paintbox

For the first time on film, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales reveals an extraordinary treasure trove of rarely seen art by members of the royal family, past and present, exploring a colorful palette of intimate family memory and observation.


Open Studio with Jared Bowen

Jared Bowen sits down with actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner to discuss Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, a fresh and funny interpretation of the Academy Award-winning film set in the 1960s, playing at the Huntington Theatre Company through October 5.

Friday at 8:30pm on WGBH 2


U.S. Treasury: Boston Marathon Bombing Not 'Act Of Terrorism'

Claims under that coverage were filed for the first time after the Boston Marathon bombings. But insurance companies haven’t paid out — because the federal government doesn’t consider the Boston Marathon bombing an act of terrorism.

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