World

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 1:30pm

Using an extensive network of reporters and correspondents from across the region, ASIA BIZ FORECAST presents the latest in Asian business news and trends. The fast-paced, magazine-style series is produced in English and hosted by Yuko Fukushima.

American Masters
Mon, 01/27/2014 - 4:00pm

Discover the Pulitzer Prize-winning author behind Gone With the Wind, one of the world’s best-selling novels that features two of the world’s great lovers — Scarlett and Rhett — and was adapted into one of the most popular films of all time. No ordinary writer — or woman — Margaret Mitchell was a charismatic force who challenged the stifling Southern social order and struggled with the changing role of women and the liberation of African Americans. She suffered from depression and illness and experienced profound identity shifts during her life, until an accident led to her death in 1949.

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 9:00pm

For ranchers and hunters, wildlife advocates and nature enthusiasts, wolves have become the center of a growing controversy. Almost two decades after the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park and parts of Idaho, deliberations have begun to remove wolves from the endangered species list. This special explores both sides of the heated issue and examines the role of wolves in Yellowstone, the West and Southwest.

Frontline
Wed, 01/22/2014 - 6:00pm

Ten trillion dollars in Americans’ retirement savings are invested in large and small accounts managed by banks, brokerages, mutual funds and insurance companies. But whether your IRA or 401K will assure a safe retirement is largely a gamble. Building off reporting from the groundbreaking special “Money, Power and Wall Street,” FRONTLINE raises troubling questions about how America’s financial institutions protect our savings. “The Retirement Gamble” reveals how fees, self-dealing and kickbacks bring great profits to Wall Street while imperiling the prospects of a secure future for individuals. The film questions who has the consumer’s best interests in mind, and whether there is a better way to manage our retirements.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 6:00pm

Kathy O'Hern Fowler, who lost her 16-year-old son to suicide in 1995, spent years struggling with the loss and grief. However, the life-altering experience led her to advocate for other parents who tragically find themselves in the same position. The touching and insightful LOSING LAMBERT: A JOURNEY THROUGH SURVIVAL & HOPE explores the heart-rending questions left in the wake of suicide, interviews parents struggling to cope with the pain and stigma, and offers hope for the future of suicide prevention. At a survivors meeting, parents speak candidly about the loss of their children — their darkest hours — in an effort to raise awareness about teen suicide and to help others find compassion and support. The documentary also focuses on the promising medical research being conducted at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in conjunction with Carnegie Mellon Univerisity. Their preliminary findings show impulse-control problems in the brains of suicidal teens, an impressive discovery researchers hope may someday lead to better identification and treatment for at-risk teenagers.

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 4:00pm

Follow a dramatic interpretation of the Titanic’s final hours, told from the point of view of the engineers below deck as they struggle to maintain power and keep the ship afloat to save as many lives as possible.

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 4:30pm

EUROPEAN JOURNAL looks beyond the headlines and sound bites to deliver relevant, unbiased and imaginative reporting on the events shaping the political, economic and cultural landscape of Europe. Each week, teams of journalists, photographers and producers scour the continent in search of stories with impact and meaning for American viewers, while alternating presenters Jim Gibbons and Cathy Smith provide in-depth analysis on this dynamic region.

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 8:30pm

An Emmy award winner and television favorite, The McLaughlin Group is the renowned, fast-paced weekly public affairs program hosted by John McLaughlin, and featuring a panel of respected journalists. In rapid-fire debate each week, the Group offers information, analysis, and opinion on the major issues of the day. Regular panelists include Pat Buchanan, Eleanor Clift, Tony Blankley, and Lawrence O'Donnell.

Independent Lens
Fri, 01/17/2014 - 6:00pm

Legendary documentarian Frederick Wiseman goes back to school for this intimate and sprawling film. “At Berkeley” is a revealing four-hour documentary about the University of California at Berkeley, one of the finest research and teaching facilities in the world. Eschewing narration and standard interviews, Wiseman’s film takes viewers from faculty meetings to classrooms, from financial aid seminars to research laboratories, to show the myriad aspects of university life. Filmed during the fall 2010 semester, the film reveals the administration’s struggles to maintain the academic excellence, public role and diversity of the student body in the face of drastic budget cuts imposed by the State of California. Wiseman reveals the complex relationships among the school’s various constituencies — students, faculty, administrators, alumni, the City of Berkeley, the State of California and the federal government.

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 6:00pm
Thu, 01/23/2014 - 6:00pm
Thu, 01/30/2014 - 6:00pm

PIONEERS IN AVIATION captures every significant aviation event, from the Wright Brothers' first flight at Kitty Hawk and the birth of the airlines to the breathtaking culmination of the Apollo moon landing. PIONEERS IN AVIATION employs recently restored historical footage from the Boeing, Douglas, McDonnell and North American Aviation film archives to profile four legendary aviation pioneers. The three-part documentary series weaves the stories of William Boeing, Donald Douglas, Dutch Kindelberger and James McDonnell together with commentary from some of the United States' foremost aviation scholars. Some of the more memorable sequences include the famous 1924 "Round-the-World Flight," Tex Johnston's barrel-roll of the Boeing 707 and a 19-year-old Marilyn Monroe modeling the cabin features and Pullman berth of the new Douglas DC-6 airliner. Episodes: "The Early Years," "The War Years" and "The Race to the Moon".

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