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.
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.
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.
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.