American Graduate: Let's Make it Happen
Sat, 09/27/2014 - 11:00am

American Graduate Day 2014 will feature new guests and partner organizations, as well as returning hosts including Wes Moore (bestselling author and host, OWN) and Juju Chang (“Nightline” anchor, ABC News). A special goal this year is to recognize one million American Graduate Champions taking an active role in their communities by volunteering their time, talent, or other resources.

This year’s broadcast event highlights how community organizations provide support, advice, and intervention services to at-risk students, families, and schools to promote higher graduation rates. The programming themes are Early Education, Caring Consistent Adults, More and Better Learning, Special Needs Communities, STEAM Programs, Dropout Prevention and Re-Engagement and College and Career Readiness. New features this year include live entertainment and performances, and “Stories of Champions,” a new series of 14 profile pieces featuring American Graduate Champions working in communities across the nation.

Join the cause!  Sign up to become an American Graduate Champion and then share your story with the world using #amgrad.

Visit the website Here.

Live from Lincoln Center
Fri, 09/26/2014 - 9:00pm

The New York Philharmonic’s acclaimed production of Stephen Sondheim’s iconic musical thriller, staged in March 2014 to a sold-out crowd at Avery Fisher Hall, tells the story of the eponymous barber who, with his romantically inclined landlady, Mrs. Lovett the piemaker, seeks vengeance on what he considers a merciless world. The remarkable cast features bass-baritone Bryn Terfel in the title role and Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett, with Christian Borle and more. Audra McDonald serves as host.

British Antiques Roadshow
Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:30pm

Fiona Bruce and the team of experts visit Aberystwyth Arts Centre in Wales, where finds include a musical 19th Century bird in a cage, valuable and symbolic Native Canadian carvings and a painting the owner hopes may be by Francis Bacon and worth a fortune. But is it..? (577)

Secrets of the Dead
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:00pm

In 2011, a group of amateur historians made an incredible archaeological find: the bones of King Richard III, hunchbacked, with an arrow through the spine. Richard is considered the most evil king to have ruled England — and a fearsome warrior as well, despite the extreme curvature of his spine. Now, scientists are testing the bones to find out more about the king and also conducting experiments to determine whether Richard could have fought so ferociously in battle with such a severe deformity.

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 9:00pm

Our lives are going digital. We shop, bank and even date online. Computers hold our treasured photographs, private emails, and all of our personal information. This data is precious — and cybercriminals want it. Now, NOVA goes behind the scenes of the fast-paced world of cryptography to meet the scientists battling to keep our data safe. They are experts in extreme physics, math and a new field called “ultra-paranoid computing,” all working to forge unbreakable codes and build ultra-fast computers. From the two men who uncovered the world’s most advanced cyber weapon to the computer expert who worked out how to hack into cash machines and scientists who believe they can store a password in your unconscious brain, NOVA investigates how a new global geek squad is harnessing cutting-edge science — all to stay one step ahead of the hackers.

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 10:00pm

New York City mayors have a world stage on which to strut and they have made legendary use of it. Yet few have matched the bravado, combativeness and egocentricity that Ed Koch brought to the office during his three terms from 1978 to 1989. As Neil Barsky’s film recounts, Koch was more than the blunt, funny man New Yorkers either loved or hated. Elected in the 1970s during the city’s fiscal crisis, he was a new Democrat for the dawning Reagan era — fiscally conservative and socially liberal. “Koch” finds the former mayor politically active to the end (he died in 2013) — still winning the affection of many New Yorkers while driving others to distraction.

American Masters
Tue, 09/23/2014 - 9:00pm

Take a comprehensive look at 19 iconic baby boomers — one born each year of the boom, 1946-1964. In intimate interviews by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, the film’s subjects illuminate the important movements and changes that shaped the world during the baby boom years. Topics include the environment; arts and entertainment; science; civil, LGBT and women’s rights; law; politics; public service; sports; the military; and technology.

Penguins: Spy in the Huddle, A Nature Special Presentation
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 8:00pm

Emperor penguins cross a treacherous frozen sea to reach their breeding grounds. Rockhoppers brave the world’s stormiest seas only to come ashore and face a daunting assault up a 300-foot cliff, hopping most of the way up. Tropical Humboldt penguins negotiate predatory sea lions and vampire bats to reach their desert nests. The hard work for all the penguins finally pays off when their tiny, vulnerable chicks begin to hatch.

Finding Your Roots
Tue, 09/23/2014 - 8:00pm

Three guests know almost nothing about their fathers’ past. Stephen King’s father walked out on the family when Stephen was two years old and never returned; Courtney B. Vance’s father was a foster child and never knew who his biological parents were — after his suicide, Courtney wants to learn more about his roots; and Gloria Reuben’s father was 78 years old when she was born — he died when she was young, taking the secret of his ancestry with him. Henry Louis Gates solves the mystery of their paternal ancestry and introduces them to relatives they never knew they had.

Masterpiece Mystery!
Sun, 09/21/2014 - 8:00pm

While staying at a lavish tropical island hotel, Miss Marple investigates the sudden death of a fellow guest. She and a curmudgeonly business tycoon unravel a web of deceit, murder and “dark magic,” leaving Miss Marple to consider every one of the hotel’s guests as a suspect. Sir Antony Sher (“God on Trial”) guest stars.

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