Anja Taylor, © Wildbear Entertainment

Excellent Free Programming on PBS This Fall

11:00 August 13, 2020
By: Graham Andreae

You're probably wondering what it is that you can do when you arrive on your couch after a day's work. It's a reasonable question and one that many couch potatoes have had to wrestle with. PBS and their local Louisiana affiliate, Louisiana Public Broadcast (LPB), have got you covered this coming fall. In fact, you don't need a cable subscription or an internet connection. You need only a television and an antenna, which will allow you to tune in to these shows.

According to LPB Director of Programming and Content Jason Viso, many long-time fans have expressed a desire to watch new shows from PBS. The channel's programs range from documentaries to fictional, or historically fictional, dramas. This fall will see Masterpiece return to PBS, with shows such as Van Der Valk (Sunday, September 13, 8:00 p.m.). Last Tango in Halifax (Sunday, September 20, 7:00 p.m.) will make a fourth season return this fall as well.

Additionally, the programming will provide election coverage, culminating in the FRONTLINE special The Choice 2020: Trump vs Biden (Tuesday, September 22, 8:00 p.m.), which, according to LPB, will attempt to get beyond the ire of political rhetoric and talk about the candidates. Those who want to get away from politics entirely but who don't really care for the fiction will have much to enjoy, with the return of PBS's documentary and educational shows.

The series NATURE will fill your evening with Australian Bushfire Rescue (Wednesday, October 28, 7:00 p.m.) and Primates (Wednesday, November 4 , 7:00 p.m.). Human Nature, a part of the NOVA series, will be a feature film that looks into the new science of genetic engineering. All this and more will be coming for free to Louisiana residents this fall.

For information on these shows and others, as well as program schedules, click HERE.

Photo: Anja Taylor, © Wildbear Entertainment
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