The Mark Twain Prize salutes comedian Bill Cosby. The program airs, Wednesday, November 4 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide. Taped at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on October 26, the 90-minute special features tributes and comic testimonials from a star-studded cast of Cosby’s friends and colleagues including leading American entertainers Len Chandler, James De Priest, Dick Gregory, Jimmy Heath, Wynton Marsalis, Rita Moreno, Willie Nelson, Phylicia Rashad, Carl Reiner, Chris Rock, Bill Russell, Jerry Seinfeld, Sinbad, Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Steven Wright. The program, which recognizes the life and achievements of the beloved comedian, includes an assortment of classic film clips from Cosby’s career.
The third season of the popular period drama about midwives in the East End of London takes viewers to 1959, the eve of the Swinging Sixties. The winds of change are sweeping through the country and the residents of Nonnatus House face some momentous changes of their own.