In collaboration with National Geographic, NOVA follows the exploits of acclaimed photojournalist James Balog and a scientific team as they deploy time-lapse cameras in risky, remote locations in the Arctic, Alaska and the Alps in order to create a unique photo archive of melting glaciers.
Wed, 04/18/2012 - 7:00pm
Exploring the impact of wartime Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), LONG ROAD HOME offers compelling stories of Pittsburgh-area military veterans of Iraq, Vietnam, Korea and World War II still coming to terms with the emotional wounds of war.
Tue, 04/17/2012 - 6:00pm
SWIMMING IN AUSCHWITZ interweaves the stories of six Jewish women imprisoned inside the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp during the Holocaust. The women maintained a spiritual resistance against their Nazi aggressors through prayer, community, music and even humor.
Mon, 04/16/2012 - 8:00pm
THE RECONSTRUCTION OF ASA CARTER explores the life and legacy of the best-selling author of The Education of Little Tree (1976), a "true story" about an orphaned Native American boy later revealed to be complete fabrication
Sun, 04/15/2012 - 8:00pm
For forty years the American West has been the nation’s battleground for the preservation of wild lands. But have 21st century growth and energy demands relegated wilderness to the pages of history? Robert Redford joins a host of diverse voices in debating the need and purpose of wilderness in a visually stunning new documentary by KUED’s John Howe.
Sat, 04/14/2012 - 3:00pm
In July 2005, filmmaker Scott Hicks started shooting a documentary about the composer Philip Glass to celebrate his 70th birthday in 2007. Over the next 18 months, Scott followed Philip across three continents – from his annual ride on the Coney Island “Cyclone” to the world premiere of his new opera in Germany and in performance with a didgeridoo virtuoso in Australia.
Fri, 04/13/2012 - 9:00pm
This historical biography traces the life of Lawrence Douglas Wilder, the first elected African-American governor in the United States. WILDER: AN AMERICAN FIRST charts his early years waiting tables in segregated country clubs and hotels during the Depression, to the narrow and heated 1989 race for governor of Virginia to his failed campaign for the 1991 Democratic presidential nomination.
Wed, 04/11/2012 - 11:00am
HISTORY DETECTIVES returns to explore the stories behind historic sites, artifacts and tall tales told in cities across the country, with the help of an inquisitive team of fact-finders with an uncanny talent for uncovering the truth.
Tue, 04/10/2012 - 7:00pm
Explores the little-known sacrifices American Jews made on behalf of both the Union and the Confederacy during the Civil War. Recently unearthed personal narratives shed new light on this fascinating chapter in American history and powerfully illustrate the unique role Jews played on the battlefields and the home front.