Secrets of the Dead: Ben Franklin's Bones

Learn why Franklin held human skeletal remains in the basement of his British residence.

Wednesday at 10pm on WGBH 2



Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power

Review the story of the man who harnessed atomic power to drive the first nuclear-powered submarine.

Thursday at 9pm on WGBH 2



An Evening Inspired by Downton Abbey

Travel back in time to mid-1920s Britain to revel in the music, dance, food, and fashion that make the era portrayed in the series’ fifth season so appealing. WGBH members save on tickets.

March 7 at WGBH Studios, Boston



What Is Smart?

The dictionary says it's "having or showing quick intelligence." But what does smart look like? Come see for yourself at a live taping of WGBH's High School Quiz Show with host Billy Costa. Bring the whole family. Admission is free, and so is parking.

Saturdays, Jan. 31 and Feb. 7; Sundays, Jan. 25 and Feb. 1, WGBH Studios, Boston


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Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Laura Woolley travel to the Briscoe Center to talk about a collection donated by music legend Willie Nelson. Appraisal highlights include a spinning wheel gifted to the owner’s mother by Mahatma Gandhi.

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Guitarist José Antonio Escobar continues the traditions of Colombian dance and folk music, both old and new.

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Downton Abbey: Season 5, Episode 4

Lord Merton delivers stunning news to Isobel, and Mary does likewise to Tony. Police suspicions deepen in an unexplained death, and Robert and Sarah, the village schoolmistress, lock horns.

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