“Featured” Category

Wednesday at 10pm: Making North America: Life

Posted on June 26th, 2017 by Rachel Schwartz

How did life emerge on our primeval continent? Why was North America home to so many iconic dinosaurs like T. rex? And how did a huge sea filled with giant marine reptiles end up covering Kansas? We tell the surprising intertwined story of life and the landscape in North America.

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Monday at 10pm: Real Boy

Posted on June 15th, 2017 by Rachel Schwartz

A moving and intimate story of a family in transition, Real Boy follows the journey of trans teen Bennett as he navigates adolescence, sobriety, and the physical and emotional ramifications of his changing gender identity. Through the process, his mother Suzy makes her own transformation — travelling a difficult road toward accepting that the daughter […]

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Wednesday at 9pm: Why Sharks Attack

Posted on June 12th, 2017 by Rachel Schwartz

Join leading shark experts in Australia and the United States to explore the science behind the great white’s hunting instincts. Can a deeper understanding of shark senses lead scientists to design effective deterrents and help prevent future attacks?

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Sunday at 8pm: Secrets of Selfridges

Posted on June 8th, 2017 by Rachel Schwartz

Two words are synonymous with Selfridges: luxury and London. However, Selfridges was the brainchild of an American — Harry Gordon Selfridge. The real, flamboyant Mr. Selfridge brought about a complete revolution in the way Londoners shopped, introducing a new American retail model that made shopping less a practical pursuit and a more a luxurious adventure.

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Wednesday at 9pm: NOVA Creatures of Light

Posted on June 1st, 2017 by Rachel Schwartz

On a summer’s night, there’s nothing more magical than watching the soft glow of fireflies switching on and off. Few other life forms on land can light up the night, but in the dark depths of the oceans, it’s a different story: nearly 90% of all species shine from within. Whether it’s to scare off predators, fish for […]

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Sunday at 9pm: Inside the Court of Henry VIII

Posted on June 1st, 2017 by Rachel Schwartz

Henry VIII is the most iconic king of English history. Part medieval tyrant, part renaissance prince, he ruled over his people as no king of England had ever done before. Pull back the veil to expose the vicious rivalries and conspiracies that characterized his court.

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Wednesday at 9pm: NOVA Poisoned Water

Posted on May 30th, 2017 by Rachel Schwartz

In this special report, NOVA investigates what happened in Flint, Michigan when local officials changed the city’s water source to save money, but overlooked a critical treatment process. As the water pipes corroded, lead leached into the system, exposing the community—including thousands of children—to dangerous levels of poison. NOVA uncovers the science behind this manmade […]

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Sunday at 8pm: National Memorial Day Concert

Posted on May 25th, 2017 by Rachel Schwartz

Laurence Fishburne and Joe Mantegna host the annual salute to America’s military heroes. Performers include Renée Fleming, Vanessa Williams, Scotty McCreery, Five for Fighting, Ronan Tynan, Russell Watson and the National Symphony Orchestra. Gen. Colin Powell (USA Ret.), John Ortiz, Christopher Jackson and Ana Ortiz also appear.

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Monday at 10pm: Independent Lens Presents Farmer/Veteran

Posted on May 22nd, 2017 by Rachel Schwartz

Home from three combat tours in Iraq, Alex Sutton forges a new identity as a farmer, hatching chicks and raising goats on 43 acres in rural North Carolina. Farmer/Veteran shows Alex diving into life on the farm with his new love Jessica, while the traumas of war linger on.

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Wednesday at 9pm: Nova Meteor Strike

Posted on May 22nd, 2017 by Rachel Schwartz

In 2013, countless dashboard cameras captured the blinding streak of light as a 7,000 ton asteroid fell to earth in Russia. Join experts to hunt for clues to the meteor’s origin and explore past meteor strikes.

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