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‘Hamilton’ Special, Presidential Election Coverage Lead PBS Fall Schedule

PBS has set its fall primetime schedule, including premieres for a special on the Tony Award-winning musical “Hamilton,” coverage of the 2016 presidential election and the premiere of dramas from the “Masterpiece” series.

Hamilton’s America,” a look at the making of the Broadway musical, will kick off the broadcaster’s annual Arts Fall Festival. The two-hour special, part of the “Great Performances” series, will premiere Friday, Oct. 21 at 9 p.m.

In September, PBS will debut new documentary programming revolving around the presidential election. New series “The Contenders — 16 for ’16,” which will look at campaigns from elections past, will premiere Sept. 13 at 8 p.m.. “The Choice 2016,” from “Frontline,” will return Sept. 27 at 9 p.m..

New U.K. drama imports from “Masterpiece” will begin debuting in September, with feature film “Churchill’s Secret” premiering Sept. 11 at 8 p.m., followed by the season two premiere of “Indian Summer” at 10 p.m. “Poldark” will return later in the fall at a date yet to be announced.

Ken Burns’ newest documentary, “Defying the Nazis’: The Sharps’ War” will premiere Sept. 20 at 9 p.m. The film tells the story of an American couple who rescued hundreds of people trying to escape the Nazis.

Other highlights from PBS’ fall schedule include “Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You” (Oct. 25, 9 p.m.); “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise” (Nov. 15, 8 p.m.) and a “Call the Midwife” holiday special (Dec. 25, 7:30 p.m.).

 

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