As slavery split the nation in two, Northern abolitionists and Southern slaveholders turned to the Bible to support their cause. Former slave and Abolitionist Frederick Douglass condemned Christianity for sanctioning slavery. In the White House, Abraham Lincoln, who had put his faith in reason over revelation, struggled to make sense of the war's carnage and the death of his young son.
Sat, 12/08/2012 - 3:00pm
In the second episode of Ken Burns’s DUST BOWL, experience the gradual relief as the families of the plains seek new lives in California and government conservation efforts — and a break in the drought in 1939 eventually stabilize the soil and bring the farms back to life, but with dangers of another Dust Bowl facing future generations.
Fri, 12/07/2012 - 6:00pm
This is the extraordinary and untold story of how the Beatles punctured the Iron Curtain. In August 1962, award-winning director Leslie Woodhead made a two-minute film, in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, with a raw and unrecorded group of unknown rockers — the Beatles.
Secrets of the Dead
Thu, 12/06/2012 - 6:00pm
Told from the perspective of victims and survivors in their own words, Mumbai Massacre places viewers inside the nightmarish 60 hours of orchestrated terrorism, broadcast live to the world via cell phones and internet, text and twitter. This program captures the desperation and courage of ordinary people, and how social media became a silent witness and simultaneously transformed news as it happened.
Wed, 12/05/2012 - 6:00pm
Students and teachers from West Philadelphia High School, a public high school serving one of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in Philadelphia, defy expectations as they design and build two super-hybrid cars for international competition and compete for the chance to be part of a technological revolution.
Sun, 12/02/2012 - 8:00pm
ABUSED: THE POSTVILLE RAID looks at the effects of US Enforcement Immigration Policies on communities, families and children. The film tells the gripping personal stories from Postville, Iowa, the site of the most expensive and largest immigration raid in the history of the United States.
To Brooklyn and Back
Thu, 11/22/2012 - 6:00pm
To Brooklyn and Back: A Mohawk Journey is an hour-long documentary about the personal story of Mohawk filmmaker Reaghan Tarbell from Kahnawake, Quebec as she explores her roots and traces the connections of her family to the Mohawk community in Brooklyn, New York.