Circus

A glimpse behind the scenes of a traveling circus, including training, rehearsals and daily life, as well as the distinct rules and lingo of the big-top world. The series also features performances, including a trapeze act, equestrian performers and a tightrope walker.

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The Circus Season 2: Episode 2 Clip - Governor John Hickenlooper
02:33 — Mark McKinnon interviews Governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper to get his take on Washington today.
Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth
From the Iowa caucuses through the election itself, THE CIRCUS: INSIDE THE GREATEST POLITICAL SHOW ON EARTH captures the human rollercoaster of the 20 (more…)
#PenceWatch
03:25 — Mark Halperin watches the media converge on Mike Pence's house in Indiana.
Trump the Messenger
02:53 — Mark Halperin attends a Trump rally in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Trump Talks Hillary and the FBI
01:48 — Mark Halperin talks with Donald Trump about the FBI's refusal to indict Hillary Clinton as well as the status of his campaign at a rally of his in Nor (more…)
Clinton Picks Gore
01:11 — Bill Clinton staffer Gary Ginsberg describes Clinton's selection of Al Gore as his running mate in 1992.
Meet Paul Binder
01:09 — Big Apple co-founder 'Mr. Paul' is both the leader of the troupe and one of its most recognizable personalities in the ring.
Tommy Gets a Tattoo
04:13 — Tommy Decoteau is known for his body art. The tattoos are memorabilia from important times in his life... and now, he's ready to get one that commemor (more…)
Born to be Circus
53:41 — Many performers who grew up in the circus find it difficult to imagine another kind of life. Luciano and Gladis Anastasini who are in charge of this (more…)
PBS Previews: CIRCUS
24:56 — A preview of the PBS series, CIRCUS, which follows the Big Apple Circus on their annual year-long town-to-town tour. The preview includes behind-the-s (more…)
Performance: Guiming
01:16 — Watch Guiming perform his Chinese vase juggling act.
Cutting Down the Tightwire
05:02 — In the weeks before the season premiere, the Big Apple Circus production team works long hours honing and tightening the program, a process devoted to (more…)
Preview Trailer
00:32 — Preview of PBS' upcoming six-hour miniseries CIRCUS, airing in November 2010. Hit the road with CIRCUS and take an unforgettable trip from the big top (more…)
The Rodion Trio
02:28 — The Rodion Trio performs one of the most talked-about acts in the circus: the Russian barre. It's an elegant, classic circus performance that requires (more…)

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  • Premiered: November 3, 2010
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: A glimpse behind the scenes of a traveling circus, including training, rehearsals and daily life, as well as the distinct rules and lingo of the big-top world. The series also features performances, including a trapeze act, equestrian performers and a tigh… (more)

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