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3:14 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

American Masters

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

American Masters | Friday, Feb. 22, 9 p.m.

Discover the life, music and influence of the African-American gospel singer and guitar virtuoso Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915-1973).

During the 1940s-60s, she introduced the spiritual passion of her gospel music into the secular world of rock ’n’ roll, inspiring some of its greatest stars, including Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard.

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12:21 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights

Whitney Young with LBJ

Independent Lens: Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights | Watch Online Now

Whitney M. Young, Jr. was one of the most celebrated — and controversial —leaders of the civil rights era. In “The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights,” follow his journey from segregated Kentucky to head of the National Urban League.

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11:11 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Page Eight

Bill Nighy stars in "Page Eight."

Masterpiece: Page Eight | Sunday, Feb. 24, 9 p.m.

An aging spy stumbles on an international scandal that could bring down the British government. But will it bring down his own career first?

Bill Nighy (Love Actually) stars, with Michael Gambon (Harry Potter), Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient), and Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener), who plays the agent's mysterious next-door neighbor.

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11:08 am
Mon February 18, 2013

After Newtown

Adam Lanza

In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, PBS continues its coverage with a series of specials from PBS NewsHour, Frontline, Washington Week, NOVA and more, looking at gun laws, mental illness and school security.

After Newtown: Guns in America (Tues., Feb. 18, 9 p.m.; Thurs., Feb. 21, 10 p.m.)

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