Wednesday, September 1 at 8:00 p.m.
Renée Fleming & Dmitri Hvorostovsky - A Musical Odyssey in St. Petersburg
Reigning American soprano Renée Fleming travels to Russia for a special visit to St. Petersburg with her friend and frequent co-star, Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovky. Shot in several locations in Russia, the duo sings arias and duets by Verdi and Tchaikovsky, as well as the Russian songs of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff.
Weekdays beginning September 6 at 12:30 p.m.
The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That
Voiced by award-winning actor Martin Short, Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat guides friends Sally and Nick – with a little help from the Fish, Thing 1 and Thing 2 – on fun-filled adventures where they make natural-science discoveries, from how bees make honey to why owls sleep during the day.
Monday, September 6 at 10:00 p.m.
Make No Little Plans
Daniel Burnham some of the first skyscrapers in the world. One might say he created the metropolis as we know it in the present. This is the first film to explore Burnham’s fascinating career and complex legacy as public debate continues today about how and for whom cities are planned.
Tuesday, September 7 at 8:00 p.m.
Where did we come from? What makes us human? The program examines the evolution of humanity, from standing, to taking the first steps as a human, to speaking. Featuring interviews with renowned scientists, each hour unfolds with a “CSI”-like forensic investigation into the life and death of a specific hominid ancestor.
Wednesday, September 8 at 9:00 p.m.
Latin Music USA (Part 1 of 2)
It's a fresh take on America's musical history, reaching acrosstime and across musical genres to embrace the exciting hybridsounds created by Latinos, musical fusions that have deeplyenriched popular music in the U.S. over more than five decades.Jimmy Smits narrates.
Monday, September 13 at 10:00 p.m.
Lafayette: The Lost Hero
The film examines why a wealthy young French aristocrat would leave the comforts of the court to help a fledgling nation on another continent fight for independence, the nature of the daring path he then set upon, and how the concept of liberty steered so many choices in his life.
Tuesday, September 14 at 9:00 p.m.
Secrets of Shangri-La
A team of explorers and scientists venture into human-carved caves thousands of years old. They find priceless wall paintings, ancient human remains and a centuries-old hidden library of sacred texts that may reveal some secrets about this supposed mythical place.
Wednesday, September 15 at 8:00 p.m.
Secrets of the Dead
Exploring the archeology of the site, the forensics of the bones and beautiful but grotesque codices that document the events, this program paints a new picture of the violent relations between the Aztecs and the conquistadors and rewrites much of what we thought we knew about the Aztec civilization.
Wednesday, September 16
Monday, September 20 at 9:00 p.m.
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(Part 2 of 2) The Chicano Wave/Divas & Superstars
Latin Music USA
Part 2 of the program explores the popularity of Chicano music mainly among Mexican-Americans, especially in its peak in the late 1960s and early 1970s, as well as the superstars that emerged from it.
Cachao - Uno Mas
The film is produced and narrated by actor Andy Garcia, who helped reinvigorate Cachao’s career in the 1990s. A maestro of legendary status on the world stage, he is considered one of the greatest Afro-Cuban musicians of all time. Together with his brother Orestes, he revolutionized the heart of Cuban music, literally inventing the mambo.
Monday, September 20 at 10:30 p.m.
Celia the Queen
The only Latino anthology series on television returns with an eclectic line-up of documentaries celebrating the accomplishments of Latinos and Latinas across the Americas. The first documentary will recount the life of Celia Cruz, one of the most influential Cuban artists of all time.
Tuesday, September 21 at 10:00 p.m.
They all began on their collision course months before – but somehow these fish always rendezvous at the same place and the same time and the outcome is considered to be one of the most spectacular wildlife events anywhere on Earth. With the aid of state-of-the-art graphic software, we deconstruct the action to find out what it is that sends these sardines on an apparently suicidal journey and how all these predators collaborate to kill millions of sardine in a frenzied bait ball.
Wednesday, September 22 at 8:00 p.m.
Secrets of the Dead
In 1876, after eight years of incarceration at Fremantle Prison in Western Australia, six Irish political prisoners escaped to America on board the American whaler Catalpa. SECRETS OF THE DEAD tracks down descendents of the captain and prisoners and explores the swashbuckling details of the dramatic rescue through re-enactments of key events.
Wednesday, September 22 at 9:00 p.m.
Live from Lincoln Center
New York Philharmonic Opening Night Concert
The New York Philharmonic’s opening night gala features music director Alan Gilbert conducting the U.S. premiere of Jazz Symphony, Wynton Marsalis’ new work for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Philharmonic.
Monday, September 27 at 9:00 p.m.
When Worlds Collide
This 90-minute documentary illuminates the origins of today’s Latino culture through the largely untold story of the Americas after Columbus. The journey begins on the streets of Los Angeles in 2010 and travels to Spain and Latin America, where contact first occurred between Spanish conquistadors and native peoples.
Tuesday & Wednesday September 28 & 29th
Ken Burns' Baseball
The film highlights dramatic developments that transformed the game: the crippling 1994 strike that left many fans disillusioned with their heroes; the increasing dominance of Latino and Asian players who turned baseball into a truly international game; baseball’s skyrocketing profits, thanks to new stadiums, interleague play, and the wild card; the rise of a new Yankee Dynasty.