Tuesday, July 23, 2019


Programs Available for Digital Download and DVD/Blu-ray
Arlington, VA – July 23, 2019 – This August, PBS Distribution will release an array of programs on DVD/Blu-
ray/Digital, including “American Experience: Woodstock: Three Days That Defined A Generation,” a look
back at one of the most incredible concerts the country has seen, “NOVA: The Planets,” which explores
the planets in our solar system, and the critically acclaimed “Jamestown, Season 3,” among others.
Information about each program is listed below.
Table of Contents
Woodstock: Three Days
That Defined A Generation
Sex Trafficking
in America Lost Viking Army Jamestown, Season 3
The Planets State of the Art
Tom Lehrer: Live in

Woodstock: Three Days That Defined A Generation
Viewers get to experience one of the most influential concerts the country has ever seen with award-
winning filmmaker Barak Goodman’s “Woodstock: Three Days That Defined A Generation,” which revisits
the 1969 Woodstock concert for its 50th Anniversary.
Street Date: August 6, 2019
Run Time: 96 Minutes on 1 disc
SRP: DVD, $24.99
Format: DVD, Digital
Genre: History: United States
In August 1969, half a million young people from all walks of life journeyed from every corner of the
country to a dairy farm in upstate New York for a concert unprecedented in scope and influence. The film
examines the tumultuous decade that led to those three historic days — years that saw the nation deeply
divided by Vietnam and racial, generational and sexual politics — through the voices of those who were
present for the event that would become the defining moment of the counterculture revolution. Focusing
on individuals that were at the concert including concert goers, security guards, performers, and local
residents, “Woodstock” expands our understanding of the event as not only an unparalleled musical
milestone, but a once-in-a-century cultural phenomena that served as a coda to the sixties and a
harbinger of the decades to come.

The Planets
Narrated by Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), this series takes viewers on a 4.5-billion-year journey through the
incredible story of our solar system, which is brought vividly to life in stunning new detail revealed by the
latest and most daring space missions.
In five one-hour episodes, “The Planets” combines dazzling CGI imagery, the latest planetary science
research, and extraordinary footage captured by orbiters, landers, and rovers to reveal the beauty and
grandeur of each planet like never before. The series treats viewers to an unimaginable, up-close look at
awe-inspiring sights across the solar system—from haunting landscapes, to colossal weather systems, to
strange environments of fantastic scale.
Each planet has a fascinating story - from the rocky inner worlds of Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars, to
the massive gas giant, Jupiter; to the mysterious, ringed Saturn; to the cold, remote ice worlds of Uranus,
Neptune, and Pluto, and even beyond. The program explores what their extreme features can tell us
about how our solar system formed, and asks if they can provide us with clues about the possibility of life
on other worlds.
Street Date: August 27, 2019
Run Time: 300 Minutes on 2 discs
SRP: DVD, $29.99
Blu-ray, $34.99
Format: DVD, Blu-ray, Digital
Genre: Science & Nature: Astronomy &
Lost Viking Army
Forty years ago, a sleepy village in the heart of England was the scene of a gruesome discovery when
nearly 300 skeletons were unearthed in a mass grave. But no one has been able prove who they were -
until now. Bioarchaeologist Cat Jarman believes these bones are the last remains of the "Great Heathen
Army," a legendary Viking fighting force that invaded England in the ninth century and has long been lost
to history. Armed with the latest scientific methods, Cat’s team uncovers extraordinary human stories
from the front line, including evidence of women warriors and a lost king reunited with his son in death.
And watch as they use pioneering technology, to hunt for the army’s lost camp.

Sex Trafficking In America
“Sex Trafficking in America,” is a documentary that tells the stories of young women coerced into
prostitution - and follows one police unit that’s committed to rooting it out. In the film, award-winning
director Jezza Neumann and producer Lauren Mucciolo (Poor Kids) immerse themselves with the Phoenix
police unit that’s tackling child sexual exploitation, offering an inside look at the lucrative industry through
unique access to a series of undercover, high-stakes police operations. They also film with young women
who have escaped the trade. What’s revealed is a crime that’s both hidden in plain sight and growing -
due in part to social media, where traffickers often start to groom and recruit young women and girls.
With extensive and intimate access to local law enforcement, prosecutors, service providers and the
women themselves, the film shines a light on the hidden reality of sex trafficking in America.
Street Date: August 13, 2019
Run Time: 53 Minutes on 1 disc
SRP: DVD, $24.99
Format: DVD, Digital
Genre: Science & Nature: Archaeology &
Street Date: August 6, 2019
Run Time: 55 Minutes on 1 disc
SRP: DVD, $24.99
Format: DVD, Digital
Genre: Issues/events: International

Jamestown, Season 3
From the producers of Downton Abbey, this exciting and dramatic series follows the lives of three
courageous, dynamic women who decide to leave their dark pasts behind in England and make the
journey of a lifetime across the ocean for a new life in 17th century America. In Season 3, it’s boom time
in Jamestown but success brings the scrutiny of the Crown and there are few in the settlement who have
nothing to hide. Relations with the Native Americans offer hope and advancement for the settlers until
greed for land and want of power corrupts those with influence. What ensues is devastating conflict; the
fallout of which will shape the New World for centuries to come.
The ensemble cast includes: Naomi Battrick, Sophie Rundle, and Niamh Walsh as the leading female roles.
The male leading roles include Max Beesley, Jason Flemyng, Stuart Martin, Kalani Queypo, Abubakar
Salim, and Raoul Trujillo. The series is written and created by Bill Gallagher (Lark Rise to Candleford, The
State of the Art
“State of the Art” is an exhilarating journey of artistic discovery ... 100,000 miles, 1,000 destinations in the
search for 100 under-recognized American artists for one unforgettable exhibition. The curatorial team of
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas crisscrossed the nation to find
extraordinary contemporary art happening in unexpected places: the woods of North Carolina, the
deserts of Nevada, the backstreets of Pittsburgh, the foothills of Arkansas, the riverbanks of New Orleans.
The art and artists found by the team led to a groundbreaking exhibition of 227 works of contemporary
art, many of which might otherwise have never been seen. The program captures the personal stories of
seven of the diverse artists from this extraordinary exhibit who are redefining the American aesthetic.
Street Date: August 6, 2019
Run Time: 360 Minutes on 2 discs
SRP: DVD, $39.99
Format: DVD, Digital
Genre: Arts: British Drama
Street Date: August 6, 2019
Run Time: 60 Minutes on 1 disc
SRP: DVD, $24.99
Format: DVD, Digital
Genre: Arts: Fine Art
Tom Lehrer: Live in Copenhagen
Tom Lehrer spent his brief, yet remarkable music career writing and performing brilliant satirical songs
that entertained and enlightened millions. Biting, intelligent, and socially conscious, his songs were
accessible and intimate commentaries on society and politics in the 1950s and 60s. “Tom Lehrer: Live in
Copenhagen,” originally filmed for Danish television in September 1967, captures a rare concert recording
and features many of his best-known songs, including: “I Wanna Go Back To Dixie,” “MLF Lullaby,” “We
Will All Go Together When We Go,” “When You Are Old And Gray,” “I Hold Your Hand In Mine,” “Send
The Marines,” “The Irish Ballad,” “The Elements,” “Smut,” “The Hunting Song,” “My Home Town,” “Who's
Next,” “Poisoning Pigeons In The Park,” “National Brotherhood Week,” “Wernher Von Braun,” and “The
Vatican Rag.”
About American Experience
For 30 years, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE has been television’s most-watched history series. Hailed as “peerless” (The Wall Street Journal),
“the most consistently enriching program on television” (Chicago Tribune), and “a beacon of intelligence and purpose” (Houston
Chronicle), the series brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that have shaped America’s past and present.

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE documentaries have been honored with every major broadcast award, including 30 Emmy Awards, four
duPont-Columbia Awards, and 17 George Foster Peabody Awards; the series received an Academy Award® nomination for Best
Documentary Feature in 2015 for Last Days in Vietnam. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE also creates original digital content that uses new
forms of storytelling to connect our collective past with the present. Visit pbs.org/americanexperience and follow us on Facebook,
Twitter, Instagram and YouTube to learn more.
Major funding for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance, Consumer Cellular and by the Alfred P. Sloan
Foundation. Additional funding for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE provided by the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, The Documentary
Investment Group: The Estate of Gwenn Therrien, in memory of Gwenn Therrien and Michael Blake, the Corporation for Public
Broadcasting and public television viewers. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE is produced for PBS by WGBH Boston.

FRONTLINE, U.S. television’s longest running investigative documentary series, explores the issues of our times through powerful
storytelling. FRONTLINE has won every major journalism and broadcasting award, including 89 Emmy Awards and 20 Peabody
Awards. Visit pbs.org/frontline and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Tumblr and Google+ to learn more.
FRONTLINE is produced by WGBH Boston and is broadcast nationwide on PBS. Funding for FRONTLINE is provided through the
support of PBS viewers and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Major funding for FRONTLINE is provided by The John D.
and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Ford Foundation, the Park Foundation, the John
and Helen Glessner Family Trust and the FRONTLINE Journalism Fund with major support from Jon and Jo Ann Hagler on behalf
of the Jon L. Hagler Foundation.

About NOVA
Now in its 46th season, NOVA is the most-watched primetime science series on American television, reaching an average of five
million viewers weekly. The series remains committed to producing in-depth science programming in the form of hour-long (and
occasionally longer) documentaries, from the latest breakthroughs in technology to the deepest mysteries of the natural world.
NOVA is a production of WGBH Boston. NOVA airs Wednesdays at 9pm ET/8C on WGBH Boston and most PBS stations.
Street Date: August 6, 2019
Run Time: 51 Minutes on 1 disc
SRP: DVD, $24.99
Format: DVD, Digital
Genre: Arts: Music

About WGBH
WGBH Boston is America’s pre-eminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the web,
including Frontline, Nova, American Experience, Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, Arthur, Curious George and more than a dozen
other primetime, lifestyle, and children’s series. WGBH also is a major supplier of programming for public radio, and oversees
Public Radio International (PRI). As a leader in educational multimedia for the classroom, WGBH supplies content to PBS
LearningMedia, a national broadband service for teachers and students. WGBH also is a pioneer in technologies and services that
make media accessible to those with hearing or visual impairments. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors. More
info at www.wgbh.org.

About PBS Distribution
PBS Distribution is a leading distributor of public media content around the world, reaching audiences through multiple platforms
and formats including direct-to-consumer subscription video-on-demand (DTC-SVOD), transactional video-on-demand (TVOD),
subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) licensing, and physical products on DVD and Blu-ray. In addition, the company operates
three streaming channels — PBS MASTERPIECE, PBS KIDS, and PBS LIVING — all on Amazon Prime Video Channels, with PBS
LIVING also available on the Apple TV App. Other divisions of the company include: theatrical releasing, educational, non-
theatrical, inflight and international licensing businesses.
PBS Distribution offers consumers and educators the highest quality factual, scripted and children’s programming, including films
from producer Ken Burns, hit dramas from MASTERPIECE, entertaining and educational children’s series and award-winning
producers. For over 20 years, the company has extended the reach of programming beyond broadcast while generating revenue
for the public television system, stations and producers.
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