‘Craft in America’ explores intersections of craft and American culture

The Peabody Award-winning documentary, “Craft in America,” returns to Arizona PBS this winter on Friday, Dec. 27, at 8 p.m. For more than a decade, “Craft in America” has taken views on cultural journeys across this nation, honoring the multiplicity of traditions that have come to define our country.

“Quilts”

Look how quilts carry meaning, are rich with history, emotion, memories and beauty. They tell stories that would otherwise not be told, each one as unique as their maker. Learn about contemporary quilters as we celebrate the role quilts have played in our country’s story. Featuring Susan Hudson, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Michael A. Cummings, Judith Content, the International Quilt Museum, and special guest Ken Burns.

“Identity”

How do we define ourselves, what combination of work, ethnicity, nationality, family and heritage, go into the sum of who we are? Artists explore issues of gender, race, culture and place, offering true expressions of their experience in this world. Featuring potter Diego Romero, photographer Cara Romero, furniture maker Wendy Maruyama, and sculptor Cristina Córdova.

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'Independent Lens' tells unforgettable stories about people and history

The Emmy Award-winning anthology series featuring unforgettable people, communities and moments in history returns to Arizona PBS on Mondays at 9 p.m. starting Oct. 28.

'Plate & Pour' season 2 premieres Jan. 30

Investigate one of the greatest moral dilemmas of the 21st century

In April 1944, Jewish prisoners Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler miraculously escaped from the Auschwitz concentration camp and fled through Nazi-occupied Poland to find refuge in Žilina, Slovakia, where they connected with the Jewish Underground. Once safe, they recounted what they left behind. Their harrowing testimony revealed the true horror of the Holocaust to the outside world, describing in forensic detail the gas chambers and the full extent of the Nazi extermination program.