Thursday, September 1 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 4 at 8:00 p.m.
Live Town Hall Meeting on Education
WPBT2 will host this live call-in and webcast in an effort to inform the community of the key indicators of a proper early learning facility for their children and the issues surrounding those whose first language is not English. The call-in and chat features will also give viewers a rare opportunity to speak with education experts and ask any questions they may have about the topics discussed.
Revealing the Leopard
How does a Leopard get its spots? What is a leopards favorite food? Leopard are the ultimate feline of its species.
They hunt from South Africa to Siberia, from Arabia to Sri Lanka, and are the most widespread predator of their size on land. A leopard is a cat that walks by itself, unseen and secretive. NATURE puts together a beautiful profile to help us understand this cunning cat.
Sunday, September 4 at 9:00 p.m.
Masterpiece Mystery! Series IV
Inspector Lewis: Old, Unhappy, Far-Off Things
A reunion at Oxford’s remaining all-female college ends with the murder of a prominent student, which may be connected to a similar, decade-old case. Lewis and Hathaway must delve into the mystery of the college and its secrets to find the culprit. Juliet Stevenson (MASTERPIECE CONTEMPORARY “Place of Execution”) co-stars.
Tuesday, September 6 at 8:00 p.m.
Loyalist or patriot? What can the notes in a 1775 Almanac tell us about how the revolution may have strained family ties? Do these phonograph records called “Get Thin to Music” reveal Jack Lalanne, the media exercise guru of the 1920s? Did NASA unwittingly transport Andy Warhol’s art to the moon?
Wednesday, September 7 at 9:00 p.m.
Engineering Ground Zero
How do you navigate the rebuilding of Ground Zero into something befitting the heroes and victims of 9/11? It's not easy. NOVA observes the ups and downs of erecting a monument that will satisfy the Mayor, the Port Authority and rest of the country.
Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 p.m.
Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero
The documentary begins with the day itself, as both survivors and relatives of World Trade Center victims recount the shock and the horror of realizing that their friends and loved ones had perished. Almost immediately, it seems, some people began questioning the existence of God. Some, even those who lost loved ones, say the tragedy only affirms their belief in a higher power.
Sunday, September 11 at 1:00 p.m.
Ken Burns' The War
Throughout the series, one theme has stayed constant, one idea has continually emerged as we have gotten to know the brave men and women whose stories it has been our privilege to tell: in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives.The Second World War was fought in thousands of places, too many for any one accounting. This is the story of four American towns and how their citizens experienced that war.
Sunday, September 11 at 8:00 p.m.
PBS News Hour - America Remembers 9/11
Are we better off than we were before, or have things gotten worse? The NewsHour team will examine these questions and discuss how America has changed since 9/11.
Sunday, September 11 at 9:30 p.m.
The New York Philharmonic
10th Anniversary Concert for 9/11
Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection — featuring soprano Dorothea Röschmann, mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, and the New York Choral Artists — will air Sunday, September 11 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). The concert will also be broadcast internationally that same day. “Mahler‘s Second Symphony, Resurrection, powerfully and profoundly explores the range of emotions provoked by the memories of 9/11.
Monday, September 12 at 11:00 p.m.
Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women
Her reputation as a morally upstanding New England spinster, reflecting the conventional propriety of mid-19th century Concord, is firmly established. But it wasn't discovered until the 1940s that Louisa May Alcott lead a double literary life. Not only did she pen the popular "Little Women", she wrote some rather racy work, as well.
Tuesday, September 13 at 11:00 p.m.
If a Tree Falls
The story explores two issues — environmentalism and terrorism — by revealing a radical environmental group the FBI considers a huge threat. Daniel McGowan, a former member of the Earth Liberation Front, faces life in prison for two multimillion-dollar arsons against Oregon timber companies. See what turned this working-class kid from Queens into an eco-warrior?
Wednesday, September 14 at 9:00 p.m.
The Smartest Machine
The film examines the technological feats and hurdles necessary to develop “Watson,” the challenges artificial intelligence researchers face in mimicking the human thought process, and potential applications for the future. This super computer just recently made an appearance on the game show Jeopardy where it competed against two of the show's smartest contestants.
Thursday, September 15 at 9:30 p.m.
Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman, heads a group made up of retired police officers who have been recruited to reinvestigate unsolved crimes. The series title is taken from the popular expression "You can't teach an old dog new tricks".
Friday, September 16 at 9:00 p.m.
Vienna Philharmonic: Summer Night Concert 2011
Distinguished conductor Valery Gergiev leads the third annual Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night concert to be telecast on Great Performances. The works of Liszt, Paganini, Mussorgsky, and Strauss are featured on the traditional concert from Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace Gardens.
Sunday, September 18 at 8:00 p.m.
They have been known to exceed 20 feet. The Asian-Pacific saltwater croc has been recorded to 23 feet. Today these gigantic creatures are very, very rare, but some of them are still out there in the wild, with a few held in captivity. Renowned herpetologist Romulus Whitaker attempts to ensure the future of the last of these massive reptiles.
Sunday, September 18 at 9:00 p.m.
Masterpiece Mystery! Series IV
Inspector Lewis: Wild Justice
Lewis and Hathaway are called in to investigate the poisoning of a bishop, who they suspect was murdered for her progressive views. As their investigation continues, they uncover a twisted maze of motives and retribution.
Monday, September 19 at 10:00 p.m.
The Storm that Swept Mexico
The program tells the gripping story of the Mexican Revolution of 1910, the first major political and social revolution of the 20th century. The revolution not only changed the course of Mexican history, transforming economic and political power within the nation, but also profoundly impacted the relationships between Mexico, the U.S. and the rest of the world.
Tuesday, September 20 at 8:00 p.m.
How did a contributor’s father earn the Order of Leopold, the highest military honor bestowed by the Belgian government? Then, does a suffragette pennant put a grandmother at the front lines of the battle for the woman’s vote? And, a WB cartoon cel leads to a cadre of unsung heroes behind the art of animation.
Tuesday, September 20 at 9:00 p.m.
Albita: Todo una Vida
``Toda Una Vida" is an intimate and lively one-hour look at what makes the Grammy-award winning Albita Rodriguez tick. It is the work of local award-winning director/ producer Joe Cardona, who often tackles Cuban exile projects. The independent filmmaker has done documentaries on the Operation Pedro Pan children exodus and the Freedom Flights, and on another iconic Cuban singer, the late Celia Cruz.
Wednesday, September 21 at 8:00 p.m.
Live From Lincoln Center
Opening Night Gala Concert
Albert Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic celebrate the opening night of the 2011-2012 season. Celebrated soprano Deborah Voigt is on hand for an evening of music by Barber, Wagner and Richard Strauss. Voigt and the Philharmonic close the evening with the Intermezzo, Dance and Final Scene from Strauss' Salome.
Friday, September 23 at 9:00 p.m.
Great Performances - Placido Domingo: My Favorite Roles
Bask in the beautiful voice of world-renowned tenor Plácido Domingo with the LA Opera in this romantic new opera by composer Daniel Catán based on the Oscar-winning Italian film. GREAT PERFORMANCES is a production of Thirteen for WNET New York Public Media. The evening’s presentation is in cooperation with PBS SoCal (Southern California).
Sunday, September 25 beginning at 1:00 p.m.
High Holy Days Programming
WPBT2 celebrates the High Holy Days with special programming beginning with Fiddler on the Roof followed by 18 Voices Sing Lol Nidre (about different takes on a popular Jewish chant), Jews and Baseball and Echoes of the Holocaust (about the Holocaust Memorial in Miami Beach).
Sunday, September 25 at 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 27 at 11:00 p.m.
Masterpiece Mystery! Series IV
Inspector Lewis: The Mind Has Mountains
When a student is found dead during a clinical drug trial, the motives of an enigmatic professor are questioned. When a second death occurs, Lewis and Hathaway begin to suspect foul play, which the duo must uncover before another death occurs. Douglas Henshall (MASTERPIECE “South Riding,” “Collision”) co-stars.
Last Train Home
Last Train Home” takes viewers on a heart-stopping journey with the Zhangs, a couple who left infant children behind for factory jobs 16 years ago, hoping their wages would lift their children to a better life. They return to a family growing distant and a daughter longing to leave school for unskilled work.