Friday, October 12, 2012

Frankly my dear...I don't give a...#%*#@?

"Gone with the Wind" created two of the world's greatest lovers, Scarlett and Rhett, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1937 and has sold more than 30 million copies. Born into Atlanta's upper crust in 1900, author Margaret Mitchell struggled with the changing role of women and the liberation of African Americans but also suffered from lifelong bouts of depression, until a tragic accident lead to her death in 1949. This film examines the amazing endurance of "Gone with the Wind" and reveals the seminal events of Mitchell's life...AMERICAN MASTER: MARGARET MITCHELL...Fri at 8pm

As a tropical storm beats down on an island in the Philippines, two sisters leave work and never make it home. Paco Larranaga, a 19-year-old student, is sentenced to death for their rape and murder, despite overwhelming evidence of his innocence. On this weeks POV, "GIVE UP TOMORROW" exposes shocking corruption within the judicial system of the Philippines and one of the most sensational trials in the country's history...Sat at 11pm

Hosted by Lisa Kudrow, ARTS AND THE MIND shares stories of how music, dance, painting, poetry and theater markedly improve well-being at both ends of life, and reveals the cutting-edge science that explains the powerful, positive impact of the arts on our brains...Sun at 2pm

And for your British tastes, don't forget the ongoing series CALL THE MIDWIFE and UPSTAIRS/DOWNSTAIRS continuing Sun beginning at 7pm

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