We humans have long wondered how animals see the world—and us. Does your dog really feel shame when it gives you that famous "guilty look?" What is behind the "swarm intelligence" of slime mold or a honeybee hive? How can pigeons possibly find their way home across hundreds of miles of unfamiliar terrain?
Wed, 06/12/2013 - 1:00pm
Hosted by NHK's senior commentator Aiko Doden, ASIAN VOICES investigates global and regional issues with Asia’s top academics, economists and politicians. The weekly series explores global issues from the Asian perspective and transmits the voices of Asia to the world.
Tue, 06/11/2013 - 8:00pm
NIAGARA FALLS is a study of human achievement and human folly on an epic scale. The awesome Falls were the nations first great symbol, an emblem for the vast untamed continent with its beauty and its limitless resources. Actress Mariette Hartley narrates.
Mon, 06/10/2013 - 7:00pm
Paul Simon’s Graceland Journey: Under African Skies begins with Paul Simon’s 2011 emotional journey back to South Africa and the roots of his seminal album Graceland, but it unfolds into a kaleidoscopic portrait of the turbulent birth and ever-shifting life of a work of art.
Sat, 06/08/2013 - 2:00pm
Easy Company, the 2nd Battalion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, widely known as the "Screaming Eagles," remains one of the most revered combat units in U.S. military history. The Army company's legendary exploits in World War II inspired Stephen Ambrose's book, Band of Brothers,and the Emmy®-winning HBO miniseries of the same name.
Fri, 06/07/2013 - 6:00pm
Pays tribute to the courageous men who began the liberation of France more than 60 years ago. Throughout this moving documentary, former paratroopers, gunners, landing craft operators and others from the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy share their harrowing tales of survival. Five veterans — some of whom were returning to France for the first time since 1944 — make an emotional journey to the American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach, the final resting place of 9,000 of their fallen comrades.
Thu, 06/06/2013 - 8:00pm
Thoughtfully and thoroughly examines the 68-year history of nuclear weapons — the most destructive force ever invented. Filmed in Europe, Japan and the U.S., it focuses on the continuing struggle of citizens, scientists and political leaders working to reduce or eliminate the atomic threat, while others search for ways to build nuclear weapons.
Wed, 06/05/2013 - 7:00pm
More Americans have been lost to AIDS than in all the U.S. wars since 1900, and the pandemic has killed 22 million people worldwide. However, few know about the existence of the National AIDS Memorial, a seven-acre grove hidden in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The Grove chronicles the garden’s transformation from a neglected eyesore to landscaped sanctuary to national memorial.
Tue, 06/04/2013 - 3:30pm
In the 1960s, many American restaurants and bars would not serve homosexual patrons. In New York's Greenwich Village, the Stonewall Inn was one of several Mafia-run bars where gay people could socialize openly. Police raided the bar regularly, and one such raid, on June 28, 1969, turned into a six-day uprising known as the Stonewall Riots -- the event that would later be credited as a major turning point in the gay rights movement.