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'Hamilton's America,' 'Anne of Green Gables' get PBS premiere dates

By Karen Butler
'Hamilton's America,' 'Anne of Green Gables' get PBS premiere dates
Lin-Manuel Miranda arrives in the press room after winning a Tony Award for "Hamilton" at the 70th Annual Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

NEW YORK, June 24 (UPI) -- PBS says it plans to air its eagerly awaited Hamilton's America special on Oct. 21.

The program takes an in-depth look at the blockbuster Broadway show, which this month earned 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

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The documentary 9/11 Inside the Pentagon will premiere on Sept. 6, The Contenders -- 16 for '16 will bow Sept. 13, Ken Burns' Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War will debut Sept. 20 and Frontline's The Choice 2016 series will return on Sept. 27.

Season 2 of the costume drama Poldark also will be begin this fall, although a specific airdate has not yet been announced.

Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You is set for Oct. 25, while Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise will air Nov. 15 and Nov. 22.

Anne of Green Gables, a new feature film starring Martin Sheen and based on the iconic book by L.M. Montgomery, will air on Nov. 24.

"PBS fall programming truly stands out for its amazing variety, quality and diversity," Beth Hoppe, PBS' chief programming executive and general manager, said in a statement. "Like the artists who populate our Friday primetime cultural programs this fall, PBS brings new perspectives to stories both well-known and untold. PBS viewers will discover everything from joyous musical creations to thoughtful approaches to presidential elections, learn from biographies of acclaimed Americans and find inspiration even in history's darkest hours."

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