A look back at the last fifty years in African American art, Colored Frames is an unflinching documentary exploration of influences, inspirations and experiences of black artists. Beginning at the height of the Civil Rights Era and leading up to the present, it is a naked and truthful look and exhibition at often ignored artists and their progenies.
Tue, 01/15/2013 - 2:00pm
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.
Global Health Frontiers
Mon, 01/14/2013 - 6:00pm
GLOBAL HEALTH FRONTIERS: FOUL WATER, FIERY SERPENT, the first in a series of public television specials chronicling the devastating illnesses affecting the world's poor, follows a cast of engaging, passionate characters as they confront the disabling parasitic infection known as guinea worm disease.
Whispers of Angels
Sun, 01/13/2013 - 6:00pm
WHISPERS OF ANGELS is a documentary that tells the story of the critical Eastern Line of The Underground Railroad and its role in the 19th century anti-slavery movement in America. Actors Ed Asner and Blair Underwood portray white Quaker abolitionist Thomas Garret and free, black anti-slavery activist William Still in dramatic re-enactments filmed on location in the historical settings where these freedom fighters undertook their noble and dangerous work.
Secrets of the Dead
Sun, 08/18/2013 - 11:00am
On April 20, 1925, Colonel Percy Fawcett, his elder son Jack Fawcett and Jack’s lifelong friend, Raleigh Rimmell, departed from Cuiabá, the capital city of the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, to find “Z” — Col. Fawcett’s name for what he believed to be an ancient city lost in the uncharted jungles of Brazil. The search for the mysterious Lost City of Z would be the great explorer’s last expedition. All three men would vanish without a trace.
Wed, 01/09/2013 - 7:00pm
Fiesta By Enrique Marquez
For four years, HUMBLE BEAUTY filmmakers followed a group of homeless and formerly homeless artists from the area of Los Angeles known as Skid Row, chronicling their lives, capturing intimate interviews and charting the evolution of their artwork. Pictured, “Fiesta” by Enrique Marquez, Skid Row artist.
Tue, 01/08/2013 - 4:00pm
The tiger known as Broken Tail was born in Ranthambhore National Park in northern India, a vast, natural reserve for a wide variety of Indian wildlife, but especially famous for its Bengal tigers. Historically revered in Indian tradition, tigers in the area were once protected by maharajahs, and then by government sanctuaries and conservation projects. But poachers have proven to be nearly unstoppable over the years, and tigers have struggled to survive, even with the protection of the park. At one point, there were as few as 26 tigers left in the reserve, and today, the fate of each and every tiger is important to the species as a whole.
Mon, 01/07/2013 - 6:00pm
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.
Sun, 01/06/2013 - 6:00pm
How do we fix the economy? The U.S. government's budget deficit is nearing a trillion dollars for the fourth straight year and unemployment remains high. With the Bush-era tax cuts that are set to expire at the end of 2012, what is the best move for continued economic recovery?