The Public Broadcasting Station needs viewer support to maintain the kind of irreverent programming you've come to expect from our network. That's why we're asking for your donations today.

As a sign of our gratitude, we'd like to offer you a gift for your generous contributions: When you support our station at the 50-dollar level, you'll receive a collectible PBS tote bag. It's made from 100-percent organic cotton, and is emblazoned with our network's logo.

When you join at the 100-dollar level, we'll send you an additional collectible tote. That's two collectible totes for the price of one… multiplied by two. Share your second tote with a fellow lover of public television and tote bags, or keep it in the event of any unforeseen tote-related tragedies that might befall your original tote bag.

When you join PBS at the 500-dollar level, you'll receive 30 collectible PBS totes. That's a tote for each day of the month. Yes, an entire month of fresh totes. Unless that month is January, March, May, July, August, October, or December. So during the majority of months you will be forced to use one tote twice. During February, however, you will have two more totes than you need. So actually, if you were to take those two unused totes and save them for two of the longer months, you would, in fact, be able to use a fresh tote for every day of the majority of months after all.

And when you join the PBS family at the 750-dollar level, you'll receive a copy of our 5-DVD original mini-series, Tote-Bag Nation. This in-depth documentary explores the origin of the tote in American history, beginning with 19th-century explorer Josiah Tote, and traces the bag's significance in our culture—featuring interviews with legendary folk musicians James "Tote" Taylor, Patsy "The First Lady of Tote" Cline, and "Totin'" Tom Petty.

We now return you to the Masterpiece Theater presentation of Great Expectations. When we last left off, Pip had traveled to London to make his fortune as the greatest tote bag manufacturer in England. Please enjoy the conclusion. And thank you.