During PBS’ INDEPENDENT LENS “The Graduates/Los Graduados” session at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, featured students Eduardo Corona and Chastity Salas, actors Aimee Garcia and Wilmer Valderrama, executive producer Bernardo Ruiz and senior series producer Lois Vossen discuss the Latino dropout crisis and the ongoing effort to increase graduation rates.
This two-part special examines the many roots of the Latino dropout crisis through the eyes of six inspiring young students who are part of an ongoing effort to increase graduation rates for a growing Latino population. These student profiles offer a first-hand perspective on the challenges facing many Latino high school students, including over-crowded schools, crime-ridden neighborhoods, teen pregnancy and pressure to contribute to the family finances.
At ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in Miami Beach, Florida, this guest hoped his 1876 John George Brown painting might be worth $3,000. However, appraiser David Weiss astonishes him with an estimated value of $40,000 to $60,000! Brown is widely known for his depictions of street urchins, newspaper sellers and shoeshine boys, making this painting of a beautiful young lady slightly atypical.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg meets appraiser Eric Silver at Miami’s Wolfsonian Museum to examine its large collection of World’s Fair objects — from souvenir ash trays to Fair objects to spectacular works of fine art. Highlights include a rare, Qing Dynasty (early 18th century) vase; a 1956 Gretsch Chet Atkins Model 6120 guitar; and a charming oil painting by popular Victorian artist John George Brown, valued at $40,000 to $50,000.
Antiques Roadshow airs on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. on channels 3 and 3-1.
The famous Ashbourne portrait, purchased by the Folger Shakespeare Library, was long believed to be a depiction of William Shakespeare. But x-ray examination in 1940 revealed that the artwork had been painted over, covering what many believe to be the lost portrait of Edward DeVere, 17th Earl of Oxford. The debate still rages as to the true identity of the subject.
It’s a great literary mystery: who wrote the works of William Shakespeare? Although the official story of a Stratford merchant writing for the London box office has held sway for centuries, questions over the authorship of the plays and poems have persisted.
Moray forges ahead with his plans to buy up the other shops on the street, reluctantly taking on a partner, while Katherine meddles with his efforts in an attempt to get his attention. Some light is shed on Jonas’ mysterious past and Denise learns a lesson when her latest idea doesn’t go as planned.
"The Paradise, Pt. 4" on Masterpiece Classic airs on Sunday, October 27th at 8:00 p.m. on channels 3 and 3-1.
Standing guard over the city of London for nearly 1,000 years, the formidable Tower of London has been a royal castle, a prison, a place of execution and torture, an armory and the Royal Mint. This program unlocks the doors to secret rooms, talks to the people who do the jobs no one sees and reveals some surprising facts about one of England’s most famous icons.
"Secrets of the Tower of London" airs on Sunday, October 27th at 7:00 p.m. on channels 3 and 3-1.