PBS Announces Programming to Commemorate the Life of Queen Elizabeth II

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Last Updated on September 8, 2022 by Stefanie Hutson

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Queen Elizabeth & Royal Family, Buckingham Palace, London June 2017

Sadly, Queen Elizabeth II has died today. Over the coming days, many will be remembering her fondly while watching news coverage and specials looking back at her life.

Here in the US, there's no strictly legal way to watch the UK's coverage of events (the many hours of programming on the BBC and ITV) – but PBS will be airing some special programming tonight. 

Over the coming days, there will surely be more specials and coverage to announce – but for now, here's what PBS sent over to us this afternoon.

PBS Announces Broadcast & Streaming Programming to Commemorate the Life and Legacy of Queen Elizabeth II

“Queen Elizabeth: A Royal Life,” a PBS NEWSHOUR Special,
Premieres Tonight at 8 p.m. ET


AMANPOUR AND COMPANY Special Report on Queen Elizabeth’s Death Airs Tonight (Check Local Listings)

“Honoring Queen Elizabeth,” a New Playlist on PBS.org and PBS Video App, Includes More Than 10 Streaming Titles

ARLINGTON, VA; Sept. 8, 2022 – PBS honors the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, who died today at the age of 96, in a new PBS NEWSHOUR special, Queen Elizabeth: A Royal Life,” premiering tonight from 8-9 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS, PBS.org and the PBS Video app. The special explores Queen Elizabeth’s life, legacy, and her influence within the royal family, across the United Kingdom and around the world.

PBS NEWSHOUR will continue to provide coverage of the queen’s death and her son Charles’s ascension to the throne on its daily and weekend broadcasts.

On tonight’s AMANPOUR AND COMPANY, airing on PBS, PBS.org and the PBS Video app (check local listings), Poppy Harlow anchors a special report on Queen Elizabeth’s extraordinary life, with commentary from historian Simon Schama; Kim Darroch, former UK ambassador to the United States; and Alistair Burt, former UK member of Parliament.

A curated collection of streaming titles celebrating the beloved monarch, “Honoring Queen Elizabeth,” including IN THEIR OWN WORDS: “Queen Elizabeth II,” THE QUEEN AT WAR, THE QUEEN AND THE COUP and THE QUEEN’s GARDEN, is available on PBS.org and the PBS Video app. The playlist will continue to be updated as newer content, including PBS NEWSHOUR “Queen Elizabeth: A Royal Life,” becomes available to stream. The PBS Video app is available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Samsung Smart TV, Chromecast and VIZIO.

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