In this program, scientists around the world follow a once-in-a-lifetime event, the path of the sun-grazing comet ISON. The comet, somewhere between one and 10 kilometers in diameter, is currently just beyond the orbit of Jupiter. As it races past Earth toward the sun, it will likely develop a tail to light up the night skies. Then ISON will slingshot around the back of the sun, to emerge perhaps brighter than ever. But there’s jeopardy, too; ISON could evaporate completely, or the sun’s gravity could tear it apart, producing a so-called “string of pearls” – several small comets arching across the night sky. Don’t miss the breathtaking images captured in this special.
Wed, 11/20/2013 - 6:00pm
This award-winning documentary makes extensive use of Sitting Bull’s own words, giving the viewer an intimate portrait of one of America’s legendary figures in all his complexities as a leader of the great Sioux Nation, warrior, spiritual leader and skilled diplomat.
Mon, 12/16/2013 - 10:00pm
PBS NEWSHOUR, successor to THE NEWSHOUR WITH JIM LEHRER, continues to provide in-depth analysis of current events with the NEWSHOUR's team of seasoned and highly regarded journalists. The nightly broadcast features a two-anchor format, with a rotation of NEWSHOUR senior correspondents Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff and Jeffrey Brown. Senior correspondents Margaret Warner and Ray Suarez deliver compelling original reporting and newsmaker interviews from the field. Correspondent Hari Sreenivasan delivers news to the digital world and anchors the news summary on the television broadcasts.
Sun, 11/17/2013 - 6:30pm
The Chitimacha, the 1,000-member tribe known as "the People of Many Waters," are heirs to an unbroken 8,000-year past. Living off the bounty of Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin, one of the richest inland estuaries on the continent, this indigenous nation persists and rejuvenates its culture despite gradually losing its ancestral territory to environmental and man-made forces. NATIVE WATERS: A CHITIMACHA RECOLLECTION journeys into sacred places of the Atchafalaya Basin with author Roger Stouff, the son of the last chief of the Chitimacha Indians and a keeper of his family's oral tradition. Stouff shares native stories, beliefs and perspectives about this often overlooked people. An avid fly-fisherman, Stouff laments the certain demise of the river basin, the depletion of its sacred fishing and hunting grounds and the painful "vanishings" of the time-honored Chitimacha way of life.
Thu, 12/26/2013 - 5:00pm
NEWSLINE is "Your Eye on Asia" and features global news and current affairs, business, sports, science and technology trends plus global weather forecasts from more than 30 news bureaus throughout the world. The series, fed multiple times daily, is produced by NHK, Japan’s leading public broadcaster. NEWSLINE's alternating anchors include seasoned NHK reporters Shery Ahn, Yuko Aotani, Catherine Kobayashi and Gene Otani. Other presenters include: Ross Mihara and Raja Pradhan.
Thu, 11/14/2013 - 11:00am
Women account for roughly 14 percent of the active-duty U.S. military and more than 24 percent of the National Guard, yet they often receive less than a hero's welcome upon their return to civilian life. Many face poverty, homelessness and joblessness; deal with the psychological and physiological effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from military sexual trauma and combat-related injuries; and often receive poor service from a Veterans Administration ill-equipped and, in some cases, unwilling to help them. The Emmy®-nominated documentary WAR ZONE/COMFORT ZONE uncovers the plight of these veterans through the intense and personal stories of four women veterans coping with life after their military service. Each seeks a sense of normalcy and peace without the benefit of a comprehensive support system. WAR ZONE/COMFORT ZONE weaves together intimate interviews with the story of two women — Shalini Madaras and Joy Kiss — struggling to establish transitional housing for homeless female veterans in Bridgeport, Connecticut, despite virulent community opposition.
Tue, 12/03/2013 - 11:00pm
NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT, television’s longest-running evening business news broadcast, features in-depth coverage and analysis of the biggest financial news stories of the day and access to some of the world’s top business leaders and policy makers. Co-anchored by award-winning journalists Susie Gharib and Tyler Mathisen, NBR produced by CNBC explains the day’s leading stories in a comprehensive and accessible way to public television viewers.
Tue, 11/12/2013 - 3:00pm
A Vietnam veteran brings five men, severely injured in Iraq and Afghanistan, to the rivers of Montana. He teaches them to fish. And to hope. Experience a frank, sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking look at the impact of war and the journey to recovery.