Sunday, January 1 at 7:30 p.m.
From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration
Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns for the third time to host the merry annual New Year’s celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic, under the direction of Mariss Jansons from Vienna’s Musikverein.
Wednesday, January 4 at 8:00 p.m.
Birds of the Gods
The people of New Guinea claim the birds in their country possess supernatural powers and magic. But to find these birds in New Guinea is one of the toughest assignments, and to witness their extraordinary mating displays is even tougher.
Wednesday, January 4 at 9:00 p.m.
From Japan’s Mount Fuji to the “Sleeping Giant” submerged beneath Naples to the Yellowstone “super volcano” in the United States, travel with scientists from around the world who are at work on these sites, attempting to discover how likely these volcanoes are to erupt, when eruptions might happen and how deadly they could prove to be.
Wednesday, January 4 at 10:00 p.m.
TIn 2010, epic earthquakes all over the planet delivered one of the worst annual death tolls ever recorded. The deadliest strike was in Haiti, where a quake just southwest of the capital, Port-au-Prince, killed more than 200,000, reducing homes, hospitals, schools and the presidential palace to rubble. In exclusive coverage, a NOVA camera crew follows a team of U.S. geologists as they first enter Haiti in the immediate aftermath of the tragedy.
Saturday, January 4 at 11:00 p.m.
This three-part series reveals the amazing science behind some of the world's most mysterious animals. In tonight's episode, we go in search of reptiles that are dominant today, much like dinosaurs were millions of years ago.
Friday, January 6 at 9:00 p.m.
Herbie Hancock, Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil Celebrate Gershwin
Los Angeles Philharmonic Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and Creative Chair for Jazz Herbie Hancock launched the LA Phil’s 2011/12 season with a sparkling George Gershwin gala at Walt Disney Concert Hall in September.
Sunday, January 8 at 3:00 p.m.
Miss Austen Regrets
Based on the life and letters of Jane Austen, Miss Austen Regrets tells the story of the novelist's final years, examining why, despite setting the standard for romantic fiction, she died having never married or met her own Mr. Darcy.
Sunday, January 8 at 4:30 p.m.
Unhappily unmarried at age 27, and dealing with family financial peril, hope is fading from Anne Elliot's life. Circumstances bring Captain Frederick Wentworth, a dashing naval officer she once deeply loved, back into her life eight years after Anne was persuaded by her family to reject his marriage proposal. Having returned from sea with a new fortune, Wentworth is surrounded by swooning women while Anne broods at the periphery, longing to be in Wentworth's favor.
Sunday, January 8 at 9:00 p.m.
Downton Abbey - Season II
The new season picks up in the middle of another disaster, World War I, which affected every aspect of life in England, accelerating the social change that was already transforming an age-old system of class and privilege. The second season promises to be as satisfying as the first, with thwarted and rekindled romances, forgotten and fresh scandals, and enough new plot twists to weave a tapestry with Lord Grantham’s family crest.
Wednesday, January 11 at 8:00 p.m.
Meet the mob of street-smart kangaroos moving into Australia’s capital city and the ecologists who follow their every move. Over the course of one drought-stricken year, follow mob leader, Black Spot, and kangaroo mother, Madge, with her two young joeys — mischievous Sonny and tiny pouch-bound Alice as they navigate around the city and its inhabitants.
Wednesday, January 11 at 9:00 p.m.
Bombing Hitler's Dams
In 1943 a squadron of Lancaster bombers staged one of the most audacious raids in history — destroying two gigantic dams in Germany’s industrial heartland and cutting the water supply to arms factories. Now, NOVA re-creates the extreme engineering challenges faced by the Lancaster bombers with the aid of six spectacular experiments.
Thursday, January 12 at 8:00 p.m.
Flagler's Train: The Florida Keys and the Over-Sea Railroad
WPBT2 presents the story of Henry Flagler and his quest to build a railroad that would link the Florida Keys to the rest of the United States. It's a story about failure and hardship during what Mark Twain called "The Guilded Age," when unabashed optimism and Capitalism lead to an explosion of technological wonders - and ultimately lead to long-lasting success and the Florida Keys as we know it today.
Friday, January 13 at 9:00 p.m.
Let Me Down Easy
Actress Anna Deavere Smith (“The West Wing,” “Nurse Jackie”) turns her theatrical exploration to matters of the human body. This new gallery of indelible portraits ranges from boldface names such as cyclist Lance Armstrong, super model Lauren Hutton and Texas Governor Ann Richards - all people interpreted and performed by Deavere herself.
Sunday, January 15 at 3:00 p.m.
The Diary of Anne Frank
Young adolescent Anne Frank is stowed away behind a bookcase in a secret annex with her family and others to flee the Nazis. While there, Anne experiences her time in hiding as an adventure. And, amidst closed quarters Anne faces friction with family, a desire for independence and the first stirrings of young love.
Tuesday, January 17 at
Custer's Last Stand
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE saddles up and goes west this month with a gathering of stories depicting some of its most colorful and legendary figures. Some were down right "awnry" and some were just plain misunderstood. This week's saga recalls the life of General George Custer, who met his reckoning against Sitting Bull at Little Big Horn. By the end of the battle, Custer and nearly a third of his army were dead.
Wednesday, January 18 at 8:00 p.m.
Broken Tail: A Tiger's Last Journey
To track a tiger's incredible journey, Irish cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson spent almost 600 day retracing the tiger’s path and piece together the cub’s last days — and through his story reveal the fate of the few surviving tigers in India.
Wednesday, January 18 at 9:00 p.m.
3D Spies of WWII
During World War II, Hitler’s scientists developed terrifying new weapons of mass destruction. Alarmed by rumors about advanced rockets and missiles, Allied intelligence recruited a team of brilliant minds from British universities and Hollywood studios to a country house near London to track down secret Nazi rocket bases.
Wednesday, January 18 at 10:00 p.m.
Inside Nature's Giants
Veterinary scientist Mark Evans and comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg dissect a sperm whale's enormous organs to reveal the secrets of this 45-foot deep-sea giant, which stranded and died on Pegwell Bay off the English coast.
Thursday, January 19 at 11:00 p.m.
Have You Heard from Johannesburg
This is a 5-part series that recounts the events that brought apartheid to an end in South Africa. In tonight's episode,
the black majority in South Africa, led by the African National Congress (ANC), mounts a nonviolent campaign of defiance, attracting the attention of activists in Britain, Sweden, and the United States — and sowing the seeds of an international movement.
Friday, January 20 at 9:00 p.m.
Great Performances at the Met
The opera, a compelling dramatization of the tragic final days of Anne Boleyn—whose husband Henry VIII spurns her and has her sentenced to death—is directed by David McVicar and conducted by Marco Armiliato.
Monday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Check, Please! South Florida
Host Michelle Bernstein returns to the Emmy-nominated series, along with fifteen opinionated guest reviewers from all across South Florida. Their dining picks run the gamut, from a colorful Colombian spot in South Miami to a chic and trendy French bistro in Palm Beach.
Monday, January 23 at 10:00 p.m.
Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune
One of the most politically active singer-songwriters to emerge in the 1960s, Phil Ochs was inspired by Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, but also by Elvis Presley and John Wayne. He was a journalism student in college, which, perhaps, informed the extent of his protest lyrics — always witty, topical and insightful, always slightly haunting.
Tuesday, January 24 at 10:00 p.m.
Himalaya with Michael Palin
Palin visits the Earth's greatest mountain range - 1800 miles from the borders of Afghanistan to southwest China. The spectacular beauty of the highest mountain range on earth and the profusion of different religions and small tribal communities fighting for their survival amongst these mountains combined to make this one of the most physical demanding and spiritually satisfying of all the journeys.
Friday, January 27 at 9:00 p.m.
Tony Bennett Duets 2
In celebration of his 85th birthday, the legendary Tony Bennett released the critically acclaimed Duets II, which followed his Grammy-winning Duets CD, released in honor of his 80th birthday. Bennett is joined by a diverse roster of artists, including, Lady Gaga, John Mayer, Michael Buble, k.d. lang and Amy Winehouse in what was to be her last recording.