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Missed an episode of Little Dorrit on Masterpiece Classic? Or a segment of We Shall Remain from American Experience? Want to catch last week's NewsHour? Now you can—at, PBS's new video portal. Watch, share, or buy any of your WGBH favorites. Check it out today with Little Dorrit.

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Are you ready for the digital television deadline?WGBH 44 MAKES THE SWITCH TO DIGITAL
WGBH 44 has made the switch to digital broadcasting. While the FCC has set a June 12 deadline for broadcasters to cease transmitting analog signals, our aging 44 transmitter was operating with diminished power. So on April 23, WGBH 44 went digital (WGBH 2 will be making the switch on June 12.) Have questions about the digital television switch? Visit

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The NewsHour with Jim LehrerSCHEDULE UPDATE

Wednesday, April 29, WGBH 2/HD
8-9pm: The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer: Presidential Press Conference (Secrets of the Dead will air at 9pm)
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Preview Antiques Roadshow in Grand RapidsANTIQUES ROADSHOW: GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN (Hour Two)
Monday, April 27, 8-9pm, WGBH 2/HD
Repeats Tuesday, April 28,
8-9pm, WGBH 44
Or watch it On Demand through Sunday, May 3

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Appraisal highlights include a quilt made of fabric scraps signed by 200 celebrities and dignitaries, a turn-of-the-century cold-air return cover made by Tiffany Glass, a collection of wooden fish decoys by master carver Oscar Peterson, and an original Dick Tracy comic strip from 1932 worth $3,000 to $5,000. Watch Philip Weiss appraise the Tracy comic strip.

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Watch a preview of Nova's Alien from EarthNOVA: ALIEN FROM EARTH
Tuesday, April 28, 8-9pm,
Repeats Wednesday, April 29, 11pm-12midnight, 'GBH Kids
Or watch in On Demand through Monday, May 4

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presents exclusive coverage of new excavations at the site of Ling Bua in Indonesia, where tiny and bizarre human fossil bones were discovered in 2004. Are they fossils of a previously unknown primitive branch of the human family? Or are they remains of a dwarf race of modern humans suffering from a strange pathological condition? Watch a preview.

As part of Cambridge Science Festival, Science Week continues on WGBH 89.7 with The Play's the Thing radio production of Life of Galileo, Sunday, May 3 at 8pm. Get more info.

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Watch a preview of Frontline ReleasedFRONTLINE: THE RELEASED
Tuesday, April 28, 9-10pm, WGBH 2/HD
Repeats Wednesday, April 29,
10-11am, WGBH World
Or watch in On Demand through Monday, May 4

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This year, hundreds of thousands of prisoners with serious mental illnesses will be released into communities across America, the largest exodus in our nation's history. Frontline examines what happens to the mentally ill when they leave prison and why they return at such alarming rates. Watch a preview.

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Cry for HelpCRY FOR HELP
Wednesday, April 29, 9-10pm, WGBH 2/HD
Repeats Thursday, April 30, 2:30-3:30pm, WGBH 44

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From depressed, suicidal teens, to parents unaware of what may be troubling their own children, to those on the front lines of prevention and care, Cry For Help provides a rare and important look at mental illness among young adults.

Explore the milestones, stigmas, and issues affecting our mental health, with first-person stories and solutions to help us attain and maintain our mental well-being, on the WGBH Forum Network.

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Premieres Friday, May 1,
10-10:30pm, WGBH 2/HD
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We're kicking off our 44th consecutive WGBH Auction on Friday, May 1, at There, Auction fans will have the opportunity to bid on hundreds of items, from a 2009 Toyota Prius to VIP access to Boston Red Sox batting practice, or a dive in a tank at the New England Aquarium. You can place a bid online from May 1-30, and during the Auction's LIVE grand finale on Saturday, May 30, from 3-11pm on WGBH 2. Your winning bid supports WGBH's TV, radio, and Web programs!

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Watch a preview of the Curiosity ShopMASTERPIECE CLASSIC: THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP
Sunday, May 3, 9-10:30pm, WGBH 2/HD
Repeats Monday, May 4,
1:30-3pm, WGBH 44
Or watch in On Demand through Saturday, May 9

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An all-star cast brings this classic Dickens novel to life. The Old Curiosity Shop follows the virtuous Little Nell Trent (newcomer Sophie Vavassuer) and her shop-owner grandfather (Derek Jacobi) as they encounter tragic misfortunes that lead to the loss of their beloved curiosity shop. Meet the cast, and watch a preview.

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Monday-Friday, 7-7:30pm,

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Monday, April 27
: A discussion of the vote on the proposed increase in the sales tax from 5 percent to 6.25 percent; a look at the need for affordable housing in Chinatown; plus, talk show host Michael Graham stops by to talk about his workshop for regular citizens considering running for office.

Tuesday, April 28: A look at the New England textile industry and the marketing cachÚ of companies promoting their "made in USA" brands. Plus, Emily Rooney joins Urban Improv for its popular "Banned in Boston" fundraiser.

Wednesday, April 29: A discussion of President Obama's first hundred days in office, and how it compares to Governor Patrick's rocky start. Plus, Jared Bowen looks at the acclaimed Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, performing at the Opera House Weds. April 29-Sunday, May 3.

Thursday, April 30: Jared Bowen joins theater critic Terry Byrne to review Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Spring Awakening, and Willie Wanker and the Hershey Highway.

Friday, May 1: Beat the Press.

Get in-depth, late-breaking, up-to-the-minute Greater Boston listings! Sign up to receive its daily enews.

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Almost every family has experienced a time when their child exhibits challenging behavior. Understanding why this behavior occurs and addressing it in a positive way can help prevent future occurrences. Get five facts every family should know.

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WGBH Members' Open House
Thursday, April 30, 6:30-8:30pm, WGBH Studios, Brighton
Enjoy tours of our TV and radio studios, and learn what goes into making the programs you love. Light refreshments. This event is free but RSVP is required.

Special thanks to Cabot Creamery of Vermont, Gourmet Caterers, and McDonald's Restaurants of Eastern New England.

WGBH Art Preview Party
Saturday, May 2, 1-5pm, WGBH Studios, Brighton
Be the first to see and bid on more than 120 juried works of art, including paintings, photographs, jewelry, and crafts. Enjoy delicious refreshments while you meet other WGBH enthusiasts. All proceeds from the auction benefit WGBH's public service mission. This event is free, but RSVP is required.

Lead sponsorship for this year's Auction is generously provided by Starent Networks. Special thanks to Cabot Corporation and Goddard House, and to Cabot Creamery Cooperative and McDonald's Restaurants of Eastern New England.

WGBH Go Green Tours
Sunday, May 3, 12noon-1pm, WGBH Studios, Brighton
Take an environmentally themed tour of the first LEED-certified TV production facility! This behind the scenes look is free, and no registration is required. Get more info.

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