World

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 4:00pm

Join Charlie Rose for highlights of conversations with the week’s guests on his nightly program.This new Friday night program will provide a retrospective of the best stories and interviews from the nightly PBS program CHARLIE ROSE. The show will capture the defining moments in politics science, business, culture, media and sports.

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 7:00pm

MOYERS & COMPANY investigates issues that matter to American democracy, particularly the continuing influence of big money and corporate self-interest on politics, the economy and daily life. Each week, veteran journalist Bill Moyers hosts compelling conversations with today's top thinkers about new ideas, crucial issues and workable solutions. Select episodes also feature Moyers' own meticulously researched essays on a variety of topics.

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 7:00pm

Explore the inside story of the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962, when the world teetered on the brink of nuclear holocaust. In the first major feature documentary on the subject, the film brings to life the three central characters — Kennedy, Castro and Khrushchev — and explores how the world’s most powerful men fell into an abyss of their own making and outlines the courage and luck it took to climb out again.

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 1:00pm

SCULLY/THE WORLD SHOW continues its impressive public television run with 52 episodes featuring some of the world's most prominent and famous personalities. Each week, host Robert Scully discusses topical issues with authors, financiers, entrepreneurs, diplomats, philanthropists, inventors, academics and others. The Gemini Award-winning series is produced on-location throughout the Americas. Last season featured Scully's interviews with Paul Martin, the former Prime Minister of Canada; historian John Burt (Lincoln’s Tragic Pragmatism); Harvard professor John Stauffer (The Tribunal); Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic Sebastian Smee of The Boston Globe; Pulitzer Prize-winning historian John Dower (Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of WWll) and others.

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 7:00pm

For more than two decades, saxophonist/clarinetist Frank Glover and pianist Claude Sifferlen enjoyed both a critically acclaimed musical collaboration and a nurturing father/son-type bond. TAKE TWO traces the final stages of their act following Sifferlen's terminal diagnosis of inoperable prostate cancer. The regional Emmy®-nominated film poignantly explores the musical and interpersonal relationship between these two jazz virtuosos, as they reflect on their decades-long partnership and continue to perform together while facing a painful, yet inevitable, separation.

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:00pm

ASSASSINATION: IDAHO'S TRIAL OF THE CENTURY combines re-enactments, stills, expert commentary and archival footage to piece together one of the most famous criminal trials in United States history. In the summer of 1907, the long-simmering tensions between trade unionists and capitalists finally played out in an Idaho courtroom when "Big Bill" Haywood, the secretary-treasurer of the Western Federation of Miners, stood charged with orchestrating the murder of former governor Frank Steunenberg. The three-month trial thrust Idaho into the national spotlight, as two of the West's sharpest legal minds, criminal lawyer James Hawley and newly elected United States Senator William Borah, clashed with legendary defense attorney Clarence Darrow in a "struggle for the soul of America."

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 7:00pm

When does solving a crime become a crime? An innocent man confessed to murder and forensic evidence supported his confession. The real killers confessed, but they were ignored by the police.
Across the nation, criminal convictions are being overturned due to either incompetence or deliberate misconduct in crime labs. How did Nebraska's foremost CSI fall under suspicion of faking evidence? "CSI on Trial" follows what went wrong in Nebraska and what we can learn from this tragedy.

Great Conversations
Sun, 08/31/2014 - 7:00pm

Harvard University professor Steven Pinker talks about his controversial history of violence The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined. (#412)

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 7:00pm

MOYERS & COMPANY investigates issues that matter to American democracy, particularly the continuing influence of big money and corporate self-interest on politics, the economy and daily life. Each week, veteran journalist Bill Moyers hosts compelling conversations with today's top thinkers about new ideas, crucial issues and workable solutions. Select episodes also feature Moyers' own meticulously researched essays on a variety of topics.

Independent Lens
Fri, 08/29/2014 - 6:00pm
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Facing the Storm documents the history of human relations with the largest land mammal on the continent. In the 19th century, commercial hunting for prized buffalo robes and hides evolved into a deliberate program of bison eradication.

The program was so successful that by the end of the century, Plains tribes had been forced onto reservations and there were fewer than 1,000 bison left in North America. Cattle ranching, urban sprawl, and sport hunting have further squeezed the beast from the land it once dominated.

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