PBS is expanding its shows related to the coronavirus.
That starts with a previously announced special Thursday (March 19), then adds more, including the rerun of a film (shown here) on the zika virus.
Some of the film are streaming-only; the on-air ones will also stream at PBS.org. The line-up:
– “Confronting Coronavirus,” at 8 p.m. Thursday on most stations. It’s from the “Newshour” people, with Judy Woodruff anchoring.
– “Spillover: Zika, Ebola & Beyond,” which some stations will also run Thursday. A 2016 documentary about diseases that have gone from animals to humans, it includes some stategies that also apply to coronavirus. PBS lists the rerun as 9 p.m., but carriage tends to be iffy on Thursdays. Stations in Cincinnati and in East Lansing, Mich., for instnace, will air it at 2 a.m., after a 1 a.m. rerun of “Confronting Coronavirus”; stations in Reno and Fresno don’t have it scheduled.
– A “Frontline” documentary, “Coronavirus Pandemic.” That will be 9 p.m. April 21.
– And a variety of things at pbs.org, pbskids and pbslearningmedia. Earlier, the network announced reruns of two “American Experrtience specials. One, on the 1918 flu epidemic, is available now at pbs.org; the other, on polio, will be 9 p.m. March 31