Sunday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m.
Salmon: Running the Gauntlet
Our once great runs of salmon are now conceived in laboratories, raised in tanks, driven in trucks and farmed in pens. NATURE goes beyond the ongoing debate over how to save an endangered species to expose a wildly creative, hopelessly complex and stunningly expensive approach to managing salmon.
Sunday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m.
A lively heroine arrives in Depression-era Yorkshire to shake up education at a school for girls, sparking conflict with a stern landowner. Anna Maxwell Martin (MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Bleak House”) stars in this three-part miniseries based on the beloved 1936 novel by Winifred Holtby.
Tuesday, May 3 at 11:00 p.m.
A Film Unfinished
This gripping film about a film examines how Nazi's used propaganda films during the war to promote their cause. Historians for decades, have used these films to provide insight into the realities of life in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942. The recent discovery of a second reel in an East German archive has thrown the veracity and intent of the Ghetto footage into question.
Wednesday, May 4 at 8:00 p.m.
This first program of the series is a sweeping introduction to the natural wonders of Australia and reveals why its natural history has become so distinctive and strange. It features some of the most bizarre animals and evocative locations across the continent.
Wednesday, May 4 at 9:00 p.m.
Ghosts of Machu Picchu
Why did the Incas build Machu Picchu to be so inaccessible, clinging to the side of a mountain? Who lived among its stone buildings, farmed its emerald green terraces and drank from its sophisticated aqueduct system? NOVA joins a new generation of archeologists as they unlock the secrets of Machu Picchu that haven't been revealed since the time of the Incas.
Wednesday, May 4 at 10:00 p.m.
Secrets of the Dead
China's Terracotta Army
A mysterious army made of stone guards the tomb of the first emporor of China. What's even more fascinating is that this army is 8000 strong. The story goes back to before the birth of Christ. Since then no one has seen these ancient warriors in their original splendor, brightly painted and fully armed, ready to protect their Emperor for all eternity. Now this once mighty army will be returned to its former glory for the first time.
Saturday, May 7 at 11:00 p.m.
Every quarter, Books & Books hosts the most popular literary event in South Florida. Eight people, eight stories, eight minutes each. The stories are hilarious, heartbreaking, embarrassing, inspiring, and all true. The program is a mix of theater and literature. Seeing a show is like reading a person’s diary, or better, having that person read his or her diary to you. The stories are edited and rehearsed, but you never really know what you’re going to get until you get it. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll cringe. And you are guaranteed to feel inspired to tell your own story.
Sunday, May 8 at 8:00 p.m.
Bears of the Last Frontier
Nature joins adventurer and bear biologist Chris Morgan on a year-long motorcycle odyssey deep into Alaska’s bear country to explore the amazing resiliency and adaptability of these majestic animals as they struggle to make a living in five dramatically diverse Alaskan ecosystems: coastal, urban, mountain, tundra, and pack ice.
Sunday, May 8 at 10:00 p.m.
Henry: Mind of a Tyrant Lover
The program follows Henry's ten-year affair with Anne Boleyn. Henry began to pursue Anne in early 1526. As lust turned to love, he conceived the idea of marrying her. But that required a Papal annulment of his marriage to Catherine. David Starkey's research in the Vatican archives has revealed the real story of Henry's futile six-year struggle to get what he wanted from Rome.
Monday, May 9 at 9:00 p.m.
Soundtrack for a Revolution
The program tells the story of the American civil rights movement through its powerful music — the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in paddy wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality. The music enabled African Americans to sing words they could not say, and it was crucial in helping protesters as they faced down brutal aggression with dignity and non-violence.
Monday, May 9 at 10:30 p.m.
Marvin Gaye: What's Going On
Enormously talented and equally complicated, Gaye created an intimate style - full of honesty, integrity, vulnerability - and, essentially, gave the world his autobiography in lyrics and melody. "The Wonderful One," "The Trouble Man," "The Prince of Soul" - he was the Motown star who challenged and changed the face of black music, embodying its evolution from roots in gospel, jazz and rhythm and blues to sophisticated pop and sexually, politically charged soul.
Tuesday, May 10 at 10:00 p.m.
The Meth Epidemic
FRONTLINE, in association with The Oregonian, investigates the ongoing meth problem in America: the devastating impact on individuals, families, and communities, and the state-by-state battles to make pseudoephedrine a prescription drug, a strategy that’s led to significant improvement in Oregon.
Wednesday, May 11 at 8:00 p.m.
In Desert Heart, explorers travel with the first European explorers who saw a ‘dead heart’, a bizarre, unforgiving world
they did not understand. It tormented them with mirages and threw up obstacles of impassable woodlands, 400km-long mountain ranges and towering red dunes.
Wednesday, May 11 at 9:00 p.m.
Secrets of Stonehenge
Stonehenge may be the best-known and most mysterious relic of prehistory. Every year, a million visitors are drawn to England to gaze upon the famous circle of stones, but the monument’s meaning has continued to elude us. Now investigations inside and around Stonehenge have kicked off a dramatic new era of discovery and debate over who built Stonehenge and for what purpose.
Wednesday, May 11 at 10:00 p.m.
Secrets of the Dead
The program explores and discounts all the usual theories about the disappearance of the Minoan's of the island of Crete, who are believed to have formed Europe's first civilization. Did a massive volcano bury them in ash or did Greek invaders who conquer and kill them?
Friday, May 13 at 11:00 p.m., Saturday, May 14t at 5:00 p.m. & Sunday, May 15 at 10:00 a.m.
An Evening with Dave Grusin
Grusin stepped out from behind the various facets of film and television production to take center stage on An Evening with Dave Grusin, a groundbreaking live recording that captured him conducting and performing with a host of stars, and backed by the 75-piece Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami, Florida, in December 2009.
Monday, May 16 at 9:00 p.m.
It was 1961 and segregation had a stronghold on American society. It took a brave group of college students, some black, some white and some of them first in their families to go to college, to get on a Greyhound bus and embark on a dangerous journey into history. They were called the Freedom Riders and it was their efforts toward ending segregation that forced the nation to examine its fear of black equality.
Tuesday, May 17 at 9:00 p.m.
Inside the Mind of Adolf Hitler
This program recounts the work of Harvard psychoanalyst Dr. Walter Langer, who compiled the first-ever disciplined analysis of Adolf Hitler’s mental and emotional state, using a Freudian model of investigation. The process by which Langer joined the U.S. Office of Strategic Services, assembled a team, conducted interviews, and wrote his prescient 281-page report makes a fascinating case study for coursework in psychological profiling and research.
Wednesday, May 18 at 8:00 p.m.
Beyond the Australia's busy east coast these southern seas break all the rules – they are stranger and more spectacular than anywhere else in the world. Mermaids and dragons glide through the clear blue water, bizarre fish ‘walk’ along the bottom and on tropical beaches crabs and seagulls have a tug-of-war for food. Even the sea lions here are weird.
Wednesday, May 18 at 9:00 p.m.
Riddles of the Sphinx
The biggest and oldest statue in a land of colossal ancient monuments, its scale is staggering: the mighty Sphinx towers as tall as the White House, while its body is nearly the length of a football field. This strange half-human, half-lion image has inspired countless fantastic theories about its origins. How was it built, and who or what does it represent?
Wednesday, May 18 at 10:00 p.m.
Secrets of the Dead
The Silver Pharaoh
The royal tomb of Pharaoh Psusennes I is one of the most awesome of all the ancient Egyptian treasures - even more remarkable than that of Tutankhamen. So why hasn’t the world heard about it? What mysteries does it contain? And what does it reveal about ancient Egypt?
Wednesday, May 25 at 9:00 p.m.
Secrets of the Parthenon
It has been shot at, exploded, set on fire, rocked by earthquakes, looted for its magnificent sculptures and subjected to restorations that have been termed “catastrophic.” Despite so much abuse and renown as an icon of Western civilization, the question of how the Parthenon was built has been largely ignored until recently. Now, thanks to the Greek government’s $10 billion restoration program, scholars are finally probing the enigmas of its planning and construction.
Wednesday, May 25 at 10:00 p.m.
Secrets of the Dead
Lost Ships of Rome
In 2009 a team of marine archeologists carrying out a sonar survey of the seabed around the remote Italian island of Ventotene made an astonishing discovery. The wrecks of five ancient Roman ships were found sitting upright and in pristine condition. What happened to these ancient ships? What were they carrying and why had they traveled to this remote, rocky island in the first place?
Sunday, May 29 at 8:00 & 9:30 p.m.
National Memorial Day Concert
The broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, will be co-hosted for the sixth year by Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise (CSI:NEW YORK) and Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna (CRIMINAL MINDS), two acclaimed actors who have dedicated themselves to veteran’s causes and supporting our troops in active service. Joining co-hosts Sinise and Mantegna will be an all-star line-up of dignitaries, actors and musical artists in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly.
Tuesday, May 31 at 8:00 p.m.
Carnegie Hall at 120
Violinist Gil Shaham, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, pianist Emanuel Ax, and Tony winner Audra McDonald top the bill. The program is set to include Beethoven’s Triple Concerto in C major, Op. 56, performed by Ax, Ma, and Shaham, a selection of Duke Ellington songs – including “Solitude,” “Sophisticated Lady,” “On a Turquoise Cloud,” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing” -- performed by McDonald, and full performances of Antonin Dvorák’s Carnival Overture and George Gershwin’s An American in Paris.