World Special
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. 

World Special
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.

American Experience
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.

Independent Lens
Mon, 06/03/2013 - 7:00pm

When AIDS arrived in San Francisco in 1981, it decimated a community, but also brought people together in inspiring and moving ways to support and care for one another and to fight for dignity and a cure.

America Reframed
Sun, 06/02/2013 - 8:00pm

A cinematic portrait of various gay Orthodox Jews who struggle to reconcile their faith and their sexual orientation. 

World Special
Sat, 06/01/2013 - 5:00pm

Bonnie Erbé is a nonpartisan, award-winning American journalist and television host based in the Washington, D.C. area who has covered national politics for decades. She writes a weekly column for and for Scripps Howard Newspapers. She is also a contributing editor at Ms. Erbé is working on a novel about religious symbolism in Washington, D.C.

Tue, 05/28/2013 - 6:00pm

White lions are among the rarest and most treasured animals in the world. Rarer still is their survival in the wild. Their white color stands out in Africa’s wild bush country, increasing their risk of being targeted and killed by rival predators and marauding adult male lions.

Nova ScienceNow
Thu, 05/30/2013 - 6:00pm

See inside Einstein's brain, learn how to boost your memory, meet people who became savants after an injury, and more.

World Special
Wed, 05/29/2013 - 7:00pm

Gail Farrow, a devoted mother and wife, died when she was just 27. She left behind four young sons, Ronald Jr., Frank, Kenny and Benny, and her husband Ronald. David Binder began photographing Gail and her family in 1987, documenting Gail’s last year of life and her family’s early adjustment to continuing without her.

World Special
Mon, 05/27/2013 - 7:00pm

SERVICE, the film, portrays the courage of several women veterans as they transition from active duty to their civilian lives. We see the horrific traumas they faced, their invisible as well as physical injuries and all their challenges in receiving benefits and care. We follow them through the large and small accomplishments they work mightily to achieve.

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