Your Saturday Streaming Suggestions

Posted by Heather Toner on

There's nothing better than spending a lazy Saturday sleeping in, indulging in a pancake breakfast, sipping coffee on the couch and staying in your pj's till at least noon.  But what tips it over the edge is combining that easy-morning-feeling with some PBS SoCal streaming!  

In case you weren't aware, we have a slew of our programs available to stream directly from our website for free!  From recently aired shows to programs long past, our video library is a treasure trove of news, documentaries, dramas, nature shows and more!  It's easy to get lost in all the great videos, so we've selected a few for this weekend that are going to complement your pancakes perfectly!  

Read on for your Saturday Streaming Suggestions... 


Saving Otter

Saving Otter 501

This is the story of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's 501st attempt to save an orphan otter. From her discovery as a stranded newborn pup crying on the beach through her rehabilitation at the Aquarium, follow as Otter 501 learns how to dive, hunt, eat, and fend for herself in the wild, where survival is a long shot at best. Top Tip: This is a great one to watch with the kids, but be warned, you may want a pet otter after viewing!


Grantchester Season 2

Grantchester - Season 2; Episode 5

As the season finale is this Sunday at 9 p.m., we thought it prudent to suggest getting caught up on the latest episode of the season.  As you'll see, episode 5 ends on a very dramatic note, leaving us in high anticipation for the finale tomorrow! Top Tip:  If you need some backstory on Sidney's "issues," watch this short clip on his search for a soulmate before diving into the full episode.  


Children of Syria

Children of Syria 

This FRONTLINE special tells the story of four Syrian siblings struggling amid war. Follow their hardships from the siege of their city, to the kidnapping of their father, to the shock of becoming refugees.  Top Tip: Have the tissues handy.  


    Tavis Smiley Interviewing Prince

    Tavis Smiley Interviewing Prince 

    This older episode combines two visits the late music icon Prince made to the Tavis Smiley show, and includes an acoustic performance with his former bandmate Wendy Melvoin.  The episode gives a rare look into the musician's personal life as he opens up on his childhood, family and the music industry. 


    The National Parks: America's Best Idea

    The National Parks: America's Best Idea

    If you're itching to escape to the wilderness, but would rather not leave the comfort of our couch, indulge in this 6-part documentary from filmmaker Ken Burns on our National Parks. Top Tip: If you don't have an extra 10 hours to spare, we suggest episode 2 -The Last Refugee (1890-1915.)   


    Happy Streaming SoCal!