World

In Search of Myths and Heros
Sat, 02/02/2013 - 3:00pm

In this series, Michael Wood goes in search of four of the world's most famous myths. These gripping adventures take the viewer to some of the most extraordinary places on earth, exploring stories that have captivated the world for thousands of years. Click below for information on the episodes, the filmmakers and the schedule.

Conquistadors
Fri, 03/01/2013 - 7:00pm

One of the most significant events in the history of the world, the conquest of the New World by Spanish conquistadors in just a few years in the 16th century is also one of history's greatest adventures. The opening of the continent involved unparalleled journeys of exploration with exceptional bravery, endurance, greed, cruelty and suffering. 

Scarred Justice
Thu, 02/28/2013 - 11:00am

Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre 1968 brings to light one of the bloodiest tragedies of the Civil Rights era after four decades of deliberate denial. The killing of four white students at Kent State University in 1970 left an indelible stain on our national consciousness. 

Independent Lens
Wed, 02/27/2013 - 9:00pm

“Desert of Forbidden Art” is the incredible true story of how one man, Igor Savitsky, saved a treasure trove of art worth millions of dollars by “hiding” it in a museum in the desert in Uzbekistan. A tireless collector of paintings that the Soviet government wanted destroyed, Savitsky traveled thousands of miles scheming, plotting, pleading, doing whatever it took to get his hands on the art he so passionately wanted to preserve. 

Nature
Tue, 02/26/2013 - 4:00pm

Although cultures around the world may regard the crow as a scavenger, bad omen, or simply a nuisance, this bad reputation might overshadow what could be regarded as the crow’s most striking characteristic – its intelligence. New research indicates that crows are among the brightest animals in the world. NATURE’s A Murder of Crows brings you these so-called feathered apes, as you have never seen them before. 

World Special
Mon, 02/25/2013 - 7:00pm

The story behind a courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.

World Special
Sun, 02/24/2013 - 5:30pm

“Hearts of Zambia” is a documentary journal about the power of hope and compassion in the face of tragedy. Work on “Hearts of Zambia” began in July 2009, when three filmmakers from NET Television traveled 9,000 miles to Zambia to tell the story of the HIV/AIDS crisis.

World Special
Sat, 09/21/2013 - 8:00pm

Washington Week is the longest-running primetime news & public affairs program on television. The show first aired locally on WETA on February 23, 1967 as Washington Week In Review.

Into The Wild
Thu, 02/21/2013 - 8:00pm

Between 1914 and 1924, a group of famous friends — prolific inventor Thomas Edison, pioneering auto-maker Henry Ford, best-selling nature writer John Burroughs, and later, tire manufacturer Harvey Firestone — traveled to the remote reaches of Florida's Everglades in search of a rustic camping adventure far from the pressures of work and the press. 

Independent Lens
Wed, 02/20/2013 - 8:00pm

 

Whitney Young, Jr. was the civil rights movement’s inside man, navigating a society divided by war, race, and poverty. He took the fight into the boardrooms of the biggest companies and the Oval Office of three presidents.

 
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