World Special
Sat, 01/12/2013 - 9:00am

In 1560 BC, Egypt was divided into two. Its very existence was threatened from both north and south. But one family was determined to restore Egypt to its former glory.

Secrets of the Dead
Sun, 08/18/2013 - 11:00am

On April 20, 1925, Colonel Percy Fawcett, his elder son Jack Fawcett and Jack’s lifelong friend, Raleigh Rimmell, departed from Cuiabá, the capital city of the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, to find “Z” — Col. Fawcett’s name for what he believed to be an ancient city lost in the uncharted jungles of Brazil. The search for the mysterious Lost City of Z would be the great explorer’s last expedition. All three men would vanish without a trace.

Humble Beauty
Wed, 01/09/2013 - 7:00pm
Fiesta By Enrique Marquez

For four years, HUMBLE BEAUTY filmmakers followed a group of homeless and formerly homeless artists from the area of Los Angeles known as Skid Row, chronicling their lives, capturing intimate interviews and charting the evolution of their artwork. Pictured, “Fiesta” by Enrique Marquez, Skid Row artist.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 4:00pm

The tiger known as Broken Tail was born in Ranthambhore National Park in northern India, a vast, natural reserve for a wide variety of Indian wildlife, but especially famous for its Bengal tigers. Historically revered in Indian tradition, tigers in the area were once protected by maharajahs, and then by government sanctuaries and conservation projects. But poachers have proven to be nearly unstoppable over the years, and tigers have struggled to survive, even with the protection of the park. At one point, there were as few as 26 tigers left in the reserve, and today, the fate of each and every tiger is important to the species as a whole.

Independent Lens
Mon, 01/07/2013 - 6:00pm

Facing the Storm documents the history of human relations with the largest land mammal on the continent. In the 19th century, commercial hunting for prized buffalo robes and hides evolved into a deliberate program of bison eradication.

Intelligence Squared
Sun, 01/06/2013 - 6:00pm

How do we fix the economy? The U.S. government's budget deficit is nearing a trillion dollars for the fourth straight year and unemployment remains high. With the Bush-era tax cuts that are set to expire at the end of 2012, what is the best move for continued economic recovery?

Model T's to War
Sat, 01/05/2013 - 9:00am

The First World War began in August 1914, but America didn't have a functional army in Europe until the fall of 1917. Between 1914 and 1917, more than 3,000 Americans, paying their own passage, sailed to France to help in the war effort; the majority of which drove Ford Model T ambulances, later to be known as the American Field Service.

World Special
Fri, 01/04/2013 - 8:00pm

Mr. Cao Goes to Washington is a fascinating character study of Congressman Joseph Cao, a Vietnamese American Republican elected by surprise in an African American Democratic district in New Orleans. Will Cao make it through his term with his idealism intact?

Secrets of the Dead
Thu, 01/03/2013 - 6:00pm

Beginning in the 1950s, American and Soviet scientists embarked on a perilous race to see who could build and detonate the world’s largest bomb. The results exceeded all expectations about how big a bomb could be built. Initially, the Americans led the way, but then left the field clear for the Soviet Union to break all records.

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.

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