FLY BOYS: WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA'S TUSKEGEE AIRMEN tells the story of struggle and the ultimate triumph of the brave African-American soldiers who served their country during World War II. The film chronicles the "Tuskegee Airmen" program, a controversial military initiative designed to measure African-Americans' competence for flying the engines of war. This fascinating documentary features the stories of the more than 40 aviators from western Pennsylvania, including the pilots, navigators and bombardiers who flew fighter and bomber planes during the war, as well as the maintenance and support staff, instructors and personnel who kept the planes in the air.
Sat, 01/04/2014 - 11:00am
Since July 2005, CONSUELO MACK WEALTHTRACK has delivered trustworthy, understandable advice about building and protecting wealth over the long-term. It remains the only series on television devoted to long-term diversified investing. In season 10, WEALTHTRACK continues to provide viewers with strategies to fortify their finances and tackle economic, market and political changes through interviews with the best minds in the business world. Anchor and managing editor Consuelo Mack, an award-winning business journalist, hand-picks her guests — the "Great Investors" and "Financial Thought Leaders" — based on their professional credentials, performance and integrity. Following an in-depth discussion about the most significant current trends affecting investors, guests recommend one investment every individual should own in their portfolio. Each week's episode concludes with an "Action Point," a single to-do item to help viewers achieve financial security.
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
Sun, 02/16/2014 - 9:00pm
“Into the Fire” examines the most tumultuous and consequential period in African-American history: the Civil War and the end of slavery, and Reconstruction’s thrilling but brief “moment in the sun.” From the beginning, African Americans were agents of their liberation — by fleeing the plantations and taking up arms to serve in the United States Colored Troops. After Emancipation, African Americans sought to realize the promise of freedom — rebuilding families shattered by slavery; demanding economic, political and civil rights; even winning elected office — but a few years later, an intransigent South mounted a swift and vicious campaign of terror to restore white supremacy and roll back African-American rights. Yet the achievements of Reconstruction remained in the collective memory of the African-American community.
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
Sun, 02/09/2014 - 9:00pm
“The Age of Slavery” illustrates how black lives changed dramatically in the aftermath of the American Revolution. For free black people, these years were a time of opportunity, but for most African Americans, the era represented a new nadir. King Cotton fueled the rapid expansion of slavery into new territories and the forcible relocation of African Americans to the Deep South. Yet as slavery intensified, so did resistance. From individual acts to mass rebellions, African Americans demonstrated their determination to undermine and ultimately eradicate slavery.
Tue, 02/04/2014 - 7:00pm
This two-part special examines the many roots of the Latino dropout crisis through the eyes of six inspiring young students who are part of an ongoing effort to increase graduation rates for a growing Latino population. These student profiles offer a first-hand perspective on the challenges facing many Latino high school students, including over-crowded schools, crime-ridden neighborhoods, teen pregnancy and pressure to contribute to the family finances.
Life On Fire
Thu, 10/31/2013 - 6:00pm
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 4:00pm
On the volcanic island of New-Britain off the coast of Papua New Guinea, a handful of animals have learned to live with the Earth’s moods. When ash from a volcanic eruption invades their habitat, the choice is simple: leave or stay and adapt. In truth, it’s not that easy, since volcanoes and their actions are unpredictable and each creature responds in its own way. This episode presents the reactions of strange birds, mischievous hermit crabs and gregarious flying foxes as well as the majestic Priamus butterflies.
Mon, 10/28/2013 - 6:00pm
Finding a sense of place...and purpose in four stories: a young Memphis girl seeks solace and safety in her favorite hiding place ("April"); a family of native descent returns to Lincoln, Nebraska, the land of their forefathers to learn about the past and connect with the present ("White Buffalo Girl"); a whimsical artist who has worked for 35 years creating a visual feast of his most cherished sites throughout San Francisco ("This is Us! Scott Weaver"); a silent film star in Seattle tours the world he knows ("Skip"); and a lifelong Chicagoan sees his town in a whole new way thanks to a theatre group from the other side of the world ("En Route").