World

Nature
Tue, 01/01/2013 - 2:00pm

On the island of New Guinea in the South Pacific lives the most striking and diverse group of birds on the planet. Birds of paradise defy imagination. Covered in spectacular plumage, each species within the Paradisaeidae family is distinct. Some birds are patterned with feathers of bright yellow and green, some have flashy iridescent plumes that catch the light, while others have tails that extend three times the length of their body.

America Reframed
Sun, 12/30/2012 - 8:00pm

Set against a backdrop of Coney Island and Fayetteville, North Carolina, an NYU graduate student turns the camera on his Puerto Rican-American family plagued by social, medical and public health issues.

History Detectives
Fri, 12/28/2012 - 6:00pm

A ski boot with a magnetic brick bolted to the bottom may be a prototype for a NASA space boot. 

Secrets of The Dead
Thu, 12/27/2012 - 6:00pm

Michelangelo’s involvement with a clandestine fellowship trying to reform the Catholic Church from within put him at dangerous odds with powerful officials who held his livelihood — and life — in their hands.

Frontline
Wed, 12/26/2012 - 6:00pm

FRONTLINE and the Center for Public Integrity investigate the shocking consequences of a broken dental care system.

Nature
Tue, 12/25/2012 - 6:00pm

Academy Award winner Linda Hunt narrates this mesmerizing program that captures winter in the wilderness in all of its splendor. Here are sights that only a fraction of Yellowstone's almost three million visitors each year are privileged to see.

America Reframed
Sun, 12/23/2012 - 8:00pm

With his intensely autobiographical paintings depicting the day-to-day existence of African Americans in the segregated South, Winfred Rembert has preserved an important, if often disturbing, chapter of American history.

Get Off Your Knees
Sat, 12/22/2012 - 1:00pm

Profiles the compelling and inspirational John Robinson. A congenital amputee, Robinson — who stands just 3'9" tall — overcame major challenges in order to achieve the life of his dreams. Few, including his parents, expected Robinson to find a job, let alone succeed in business or start a family.Yet through his remarkable tenacity, talent and faith, Robinson made his way in a world not designed for those without typical arms and legs — and now leads what many would consider an ordinary life. 

First Freedom
Fri, 12/21/2012 - 7:00pm

This documentary explores how the founders' religious backgrounds and beliefs shaped many of the enduring hallmarks of American society: religious freedom and tolerance, and the separation of church and state.

Secrets of the Dead
Thu, 12/20/2012 - 6:00pm

Tanis, Egypt, circa 1939. On the brink of World War II, an excavation team led by French archaeologist Pierre Montet unearthed an intact royal burial chamber containing treasures that rival the riches found in Tutankhamun’s tomb almost two decades before. But while the Tut discovery created an international sensation, the opening of the tomb in Tanis made barely a ripple in a world focused on impending war.

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