“Smoke is the umami of barbeque” and other secrets revealed from “Project Fire”

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The weather change and my undying love of BBQ inspired me to get my “adulting” on and learn more about the BBQ-making process. I knew the best place to start would be to watch Steven Raichlen’s Project Fire: “Episode 112: Raichlen’s Rules” Steven Raichlen’s Project Fire is a new series from the same production team that brought viewers Steven Raichlen’s Project Smoke and Primal Grill.

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“Harvest Season” Weaves Stories into an American Tapestry

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Documentaries are the lifeblood of PBS. Real-life stories are interwoven with indelible footage from aerial shots of gorgeous landscapes to close ups of human entanglements. “Harvest Season,” a documentary by director Bernardo Ruiz is one of many exceptional programs that will wrench your heart, engulf your senses, and quench your intellectual thirst— over an uncorked bottle of cabernet.

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“Antiques Roadshow” Spends a Day at the Racetracks

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“Antiques Roadshow” is part adventure, part history lesson and part treasure hunt. Mark L. Walberg, veteran television personality, serves as series host for each hour-long episode that showcases tales of thrift store and flea market finds that are not just mere objects. Famous appraisers from across the nation, glean, pick and prod each item to further reveal remarkable truths about each item.

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Call the Midwife: One Choice, Life and Death Outcomes

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“Call the Midwife,” is a BBC drama created by Heidi Thomas is based on the memoirs Call the Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s by Jennifer Worth. It has captivated audiences from over 100 countries since 2012. “Call the Midwife” is so popular that it has recently received an order for three more seasons. Could I also be captivated by the show?

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PBS take on Les Miserablés Conjures Relatable Emotions

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Victor Hugo’s Les Miserablés, or “Les Miz” as diehard fans call it, is a timeless French novel about the social and economic upheavals of 19th century France. Award-winning screen writer Andrew Davis, who crafted classics such as “Bridget Jones Diary,” and “War and Peace,” tackled this 2,000 page undertaking by creating six episodes.

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Margaret: The Rebel Princess

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With Prince Harry married and settled down, there’s less talk of a wild royal. Now grocery store tabloids feature stories of Duchess Megan’s pregnancy, potential rifts within the family, and other tales. The big question is who predates Prince Harry? Who made it hip to party into the early hours of the morning? Who first sped around London on a motorcycle?

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Relishing in a Petty, Sisterly Rivalry from “Victoria on Masterpiece”

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“Victoria on Masterpiece” is now midway through its 3rd season. I was reluctant to watch this show despite its rave reviews. I’ve seen enough British period pieces to know the usual fare: thickly bounded historical scenes, dry lines, overly wrought parents, and predictable scenarios. The show had harvested acclaim through rave reviews along with Bafta and Emmy nominations. After I was inundated

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Samantha Brown was "Charmed" at Charm City

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World traveler Samantha Brown from the eponymous show "Samantha Brown’s Places to Love" recently covered Baltimore for an upcoming episode. I streamed this episode, for free, on MPT.org and I instantly became a fan. Brown was a Travel Channel veteran known for hosting "Great Hotels," "Green Getaways" and the "Passport" series about Europe, Latin America, and a slew of other exotic places.

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Sherryn Daniel works as a Development Associate for Maryland Public Television. She earned a B.A in Communications and a M.A in Leadership and Management from Notre Dame of Maryland University. In her downtime, she loves to read, thrift, and manage Sharing the Details, a D.C. area based Events Blog.