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Online Exclusive: Watch Oscar-Nominated Last Days in Vietnam

Wisconsin Public Television and PBS have long been a home for the best documentary films on series like P.O.V., Independent Lens, Frontline and, here in our state, Director’s Cut. Across the past decade, WPT has also told the stories of our veterans through our award-winning War Stories programs and specials like Wounded Warriors and has supported veterans and their families through community engagement projects, including the ongoing Veterans Coming Home initiative.

That work converges this spring with the premiere of American Experience‘s groundbreaking Last Days in Vietnam.

In April 1975, the North Vietnamese Army was closing in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance was crumbling. Approximately 5,000 Americans remained with roughly 24 hours to get out. Their South Vietnamese allies, co-workers and friends faced certain imprisonment and possible death if they remained behind. Last Days in Vietnam tells the firsthand stories of the bravery, sacrifice and tragedy of those final moments of the war.

The film, directed by Rory Kennedy, premieres on WPT April 28 and has already been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

To make sure public television viewers had a chance to see the film before the award ceremony Feb. 22, PBS and WPT streamed the full documentary online for three days – Feb. 5 – 7.

Watch Downton Abbey and Sherlock online now!

Okay, okay. We know that last night’s TV lineup was filled with lots of choices. Surely, some of you chose to watch the Grammys, and maybe one or two of you tuned into the Pro Bowl (okay, that one we don’t really understand…) instead of watching public television. And, if you found yourself in a house where the remote control was claimed by someone who just doesn’t understand that Downton Abbey and Sherlock are the real Must See TV, you’re probably a bit bummed that you missed two new episodes.

Never fear! Since public television loves you so much, you didn’t really miss anything. Watch both new episodes online now below! (Don’t want to watch on your computer? These videos also stream perfectly to your smartphone and tablet. Or, check out the PBS channel on Roku and beam your favorite shows on-demand to your TV.)

And, just remember that if you lost control of the remote this week, that means next week its all yours. What Super Bowl? Right?

All-New Sewing With Nancy Website

For more than two decades, Sewing With Nancy has been the program to turn to for sewing and quilting inspiration on public television. Now, you can find full episodes and much more on the all-new Sewing With Nancy website.

Watch your favorite programs and catch all of those helpful hints again on the Web – all for free and faster than ever! Discover new project ideas and uncover helpful tips and techniques directly from Nancy Zieman’s blog. And, find an opportunity to meet Nancy in person at sewing and quilting events throughout the year – including the 2013 Wisconsin Public Television Quilt Expo Sept. 5-7 in Madison.

Watch Downton Abbey Season 3 Premiere Online Now!

You heard the hype. You waited all year. You were excited to see what was next for all of your favorite characters — both upstairs and downstairs — in the new season of Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey. And then, inevitably, some of us forgot to tune in last night – or worse, forgot to set the DVR to capture the first episode!

Never fear. There’s no need to feel lost in the inevitable workplace and online chatter about the wedding, trepidation over the future of the manor or the sparkling appearance of Shirley MacLaine. You can catch up with the rest of us online right now for free on WPT’s video portal. What are you waiting for? Hit that play button below right now! (And set that DVR for next Sunday night at 8, so you won’t miss episode two!)

Watch Downton Abbey Season 3, Episode 1 on PBS. See more from Masterpiece.

Live music – on-air and online

Watch Austin City Limits “My Morning Jacket” at 11 p.m. Sunday, April 24 on Wisconsin Public Television.

Austin City Limits continues to be the premiere source for long-form television music performances from some of the finest artists in the world. You can always find this viewer favorite in stunning high-definition on Wisconsin Public Television, but now you can also enjoy full program video on-demand on your computer. Visit Austin City Limit‘s video archive and enjoy performances from Jimmy Cliff, Foo Fighters and Willie Nelson.

My favorite show from this season was Pearl Jam. You can watch it by clicking here. Don’t forget to turn your desk speakers up to 11!