There's a lot of exciting new programming coming down the pipeline this July. First tune-in the weeks of July 3 and July 10 for Britain's Royal Weddings, Bad Blood: A Cautionary Tale, Humble Beauty and Our Summer in Tehran.
Britain's Royal Weddings will air on Thurs., July 7 at 9 p.m. The intimate story of Britain's royal weddings, from the Queen Mother through to Princess Margaret, told from the point of view of people who were there. Sophie Raworth discovers how traditions began, how weddings change to reflect the changing times, and what it is like to be a part of staging an event that is watched by millions.
Bad Blood: A Cautionary Tale will air on Thurs., July 7 at 9:30 p.m. Through the eyes of survivors and family members, Bad Blood chronicles how a "miracle" treatment for hemophilia became an agent of death for 10,000 Americans. Faced with evidence that pharmaceutical companies and government regulators knew the product was contaminated with HIV and hepatitis from the 1960s through the early 1990s, they launched a powerful and inspiring fight to right the system that failed them and to make it safer for all.
Humble Beauty will be aired on Tues., July 12 at 8 p.m. This hour-long documentary tells the stories of a group of talented homeless and formerly homeless men and women who create art in the worst area of L.A. known as Skid Row. It's also about the ubiquity of art in human life. People strive to make art, no matter how humble the circumstances.
Our Summer In Tehran will be aired on Thurs., July 14 at 9:30 p.m. It follows the filmmaker and long-time Globe Trekker host Justine Shapiro, a Jewish-American, and her six-year-old son to Iran. Over the course of three months, Justine and Mateo share daily life in Tehran with three very different middle-class families in their homes, at their jobs, in playgrounds and in cafes. They take part in the ordinary acts, like shopping at the bazaar or enjoying a picnic in the park, and also find themselves caught up in the all-too-common power play that exists among the various ministries in Iran. Part poetry, part travelogue, part family drama, Our Summer In Tehran takes viewers beyond the heated headlines and into this fascinating and yet strikingly familiar land.