Acclaimed wildlife filmmaker Ginger Kathrens has been filming the life of the remarkable wild stallion, Cloud, since the day of his birth in 1995, allowing NATURE viewers to watch as he grew from tiny foal to the powerful leader of the largest band of wild horses in the Arrowhead Mountains that he is today. Along the way, much has been learned about wild horse society and the importance of family and loyalty in their dangerous and unpredictable world.
Sat, 12/07/2013 - 5:00pm
To The Contrary (TTC,) public television's successful all-female news analysis series, is now in its 22nd season on air. The program was launched in 1992, dubbed the "Year of the Woman in American Politics" as women's representation in Congress blossomed. With women in the forefront of politics and on the cutting edge of national agendas, To The Contrary continues as an essential, timely forum for women to discuss national and international issues and policies. The program covers news and offers a platform to views that are rarely, if ever, available elsewhere on television. It is true appointment television.
Fri, 10/18/2013 - 5:00pm
NEWSLINE is "Your Eye on Asia" and features global news and current affairs, business, sports, science and technology trends plus global weather forecasts from more than 30 news bureaus throughout the world. The series, fed multiple times daily, is produced by NHK, Japan’s leading public broadcaster. NEWSLINE's alternating anchors include seasoned NHK reporters Shery Ahn, Yuko Aotani, Catherine Kobayashi and Gene Otani. Other presenters include: Ross Mihara and Raja Pradhan.
Life On Fire
Thu, 10/17/2013 - 6:00pm
In Alaska, the fresh water that feeds the rivers is snowmelt from North America’s highest mountains and most active volcanoes. Time and again, they erupt and poison the rivers. Scientists have only just begun to piece together what might have happened nearly 2,000 years ago, when one race of salmon faced the death of their natal river and were forced back to the open ocean on an exceptional adventure. Navigating between the sulphurous waters, bears, sharks and eagles, the fish escaped the Earth’s wrath to give birth to descendants that continue their pioneering journey to the heart of an active volcano.
Wed, 10/16/2013 - 6:00pm
VISA DREAM tells the touching story of one family's experience gaining entry into the United States, shedding light on the hardships many immigrant families endure. Ramon and Aurora Chavez, an elderly couple living in Jalisco, Mexico, long to reunite with their children who live 2,500 miles away in Los Angeles. In order to visit, they must secure a tourist visa, an expensive and difficult proposition. A camera crew follows them step-by-step through the application process, which begins at the U.S. Consulate two hours away in Guadalajara. There, U.S. Consulate representatives demystify the visa process and illuminate the reasons why they approve some applications — and deny others. VISA DREAM's closing moments capture the tension — and eventual jubilation — as the family learns the results of the interview.
Tue, 10/15/2013 - 9:30pm
KNEE DEEP follows a culturally diverse group of dedicated senior citizens who are pooling their collective knowledge for a common cause: the environmental health of the Delaware Valley's waterways. The Center in the Park Senior Environment Corps is quietly generating scientific data that someday will feed into a global database documenting the long-term health of the world’s rivers and streams, and possibly spur changes in the management of water and waste. The documentary also highlights how the volunteer organization prioritized environmental education within their community, particularly with schoolchildren.
Mon, 10/14/2013 - 6:00pm
Immigrant Nation! is a feature documentary film about the modern immigrant rights movement. In particular, it is the story of the struggle of Elvira Arellano, a single mother from Chicago, who fought her deportation. The film also interweaves the stories of individuals, organizations, activists and community leaders united by passion and a concern for justice. This film illustrates the opposition to the controversial HR4437 immigration bill as well as the ongoing struggle and demand for comprehensive immigration reform.
Sun, 10/13/2013 - 9:00pm
Every year some 80 percent of the world's Sandhill cranes make their way through a 75-mile stretch of Nebraska's central Platte River Valley, a critical stopover in their 5,000-mile spring migration. "Crane Song," a vibrant new high-definition documentary by NET Television is a stunning visual essay of the Sandhill crane's migration through Nebraska, weaving together striking images and majestic sounds of the birds' journey with the stories and insights of the individuals who observe these creatures, as well as landowners endeavoring to ensure a habitat that is welcoming to the cranes.
Sat, 11/30/2013 - 7:00pm
Sat, 12/21/2013 - 7:00pm
In 2013, MOYERS & COMPANY re-affirms its commitment to investigate issues that matter to American democracy, particularly the continuing influence of big money and corporate self-interest on politics, the economy and daily life. Each week, veteran journalist Bill Moyers hosts compelling conversations with today's top thinkers about new ideas, crucial issues and workable solutions. Select episodes also feature Moyers' own meticulously researched essays on a variety of topics. Its inaugural season examined the realities of life on the U.S-Mexico border, voter ID laws, the Supreme Court decision on Citizens United, the languages of politics and poetry, economic inequality for the millennial generation, the global battle over genetically modified seeds, and the cycles of poverty, powerlessness and despair in America's “sacrifice zones.”
Fri, 10/11/2013 - 11:00am
CRUZ REYNOSO: SOWING THE SEEDS OF JUSTICE paints a portrait of a man touched by injustice as a child who dedicated his life to fighting discrimination and inequality as a lawyer, judge and teacher. The compelling biography, told through a combination of archival footage and interviews, charts Cruz Reynoso's humble origins, his appointment to the California Supreme Court (the first Latino justice to serve in the state's highest court) and more recently, his leadership on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.