Wednesday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m..
Battle for the Bible
Some of the most famous words ever written are found in the most widely read book in history: the Bible in English. This film travels back in time to one of the most turbulent periods in history - the Reformation - to tell the extraordinary story of a group of men who set out on what they believed to be a divinely inspired mission: to bring the Scriptures to people in their own language for the first time. It is the story of kings and popes, spies and secret missions, faith and flames. Using dramatic reconstruction and contemporary records, the program re-creates 300 years of religious turmoil and human drama - and reveals a historical thriller of faith, obsession, courage, narrow escapes, intrigue and betrayal.
Wednesday, April 20 at 8:00 p.m.
Lost in the Amazon
A modern day quest to find the truth behind one of exploration's greatest mysteries: What happened to famed adventurer Col. Percy Fawcett who went looking for a city of gold — the Lost City of "Z" — in the Amazon in 1925 and disappeared in the jungles of Brazil forever? New archaeological digs, the science behind the discovery of "newly found" jungle cities and clues collected over the years reveal the fate of Fawcett. The program unravels the truth of what really happened to Fawcett, and shares surprising finds that are causing experts to re-think the image of a pristine uninhabited Amazon rainforest: a place that before Columbus, may have had large populations living in sophisticated towns and cities. Fawcett may have actually discovered these ruins fueling his fervor to find the city of gold.
Wednesday, April 27 at 10:00 p.m..
Escape From Auschwitz
Auschwitz was Hitler’s largest concentration camp. Nazi records show that tens of thousands of Jews from German-occupied territories were sent there to be executed each month; by 1944, 12,000 Jews a day were being murdered inside its barbed wire fences. This appalling massacre was one of Germany’s most heavily guarded secrets, carefully concealed from the outside world. But two Auschwitz prisoners, Rudolph Vrba and Alfred Wetzler, were determined to expose the horrors of the Nazi genocide and stop the killing factories forever. To do that, they had to escape from the heavily guarded camp. Others had tried, but all had been captured and publicly executed.
Visit the website at www.pbs.org/secrets.