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.
Wed, 12/19/2012 - 6:00pm
The demand for better and faster cell phone service comes with a hidden cost. This joint investigation by FRONTLINE and ProPublica has found that the independent contractors who are building and servicing America’s cellular infrastructure are 10 times more likely than an average construction worker to die on the job.
Tue, 12/18/2012 - 7:00pm
This is the story of two remarkable and extremely rare white lion cubs on their journey to adulthood. Both are female, sisters born as white as snow in May 2009 in South Africa’s Kruger Park. Growing up on the savanna, they must overcome not only the same survival challenges that all young lion cubs must face, they must also overcome the threats their high visibility brings.
God in America
Mon, 12/17/2012 - 7:00pm
Courtesy of Billy Graham Center
How has religious belief shaped American history? What role have religious ideas and spiritual experience played in shaping the social, political, and cultural life of what has become the world’s most religiously diverse nation?
Sun, 12/16/2012 - 8:00pm
Cuban-born filmmaker Juan Carlos Zaldivar explores the emotional fallout from his family's decision to immigrate to Miami during the 1980 Mariel boat lift. Zaldivar, who was 13 and an ardent Communist, was an unenthusiastic émigré, but he has thrived in the U.S., as have his mother and sisters. Not so his father, who felt "betrayed" by Castro, but soon became "defeated by the American dream" (he's a department-store clerk in Miami).
Sun, 08/11/2013 - 7:00pm
The one-hour documentary, co-produced and edited by John Hewitt, follows a group of AP photojournalists covering everything from war to the Tour de France over a period of two years in eight countries.