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American Experience
Tue, 05/01/2012 - 8:00pm

This film begins in the poor Cleveland neighborhood where the young athlete grew up; details his early career; describes Adolf Hitler’s outsized ambitions for the 1936 Olympics; explores the movement in Western democracies to boycott the event; and explains the pressures on Owens to attend. The film also reveals the unlikely relationship Owens struck up at the games with his German rival Carl “Luz” Long and shows, that in the end, despite his success in Germany, Owens struggled to find a place for himself in a United States that was still wrestling to overcome its own deeply entrenched racism.

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Sun, 04/22/2012 - 10:30pm

Take an eye-opening look at some of the world’s most important case studies in energy policy. In Spain and Morocco, large-scale solar farms and individual photovoltaic panels atop tents in the Sahara are beginning to bring the vast potential of the sun down to Earth.

Death Cab for Cutie
Fri, 04/20/2012 - 10:00pm

The Brooklyn Museum, one of the oldest and largest museums in the country, provided a majestic setting for indie rock favorite, Death Cab For Cutie. In the midst of a tour for its latest release, Codes and Keys, the band performed for eight hundred fans gathered in the famous Beaux-Arts Court, surrounded by grand archways and classic European paintings on a rainy summer night.

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Sun, 03/18/2012 - 10:00pm

Celtic Thunder’s new show takes a journey through the varying styles of Celtic and Irish music, from old and traditional standards to more contemporary, modern Irish songs as well as a tribute to the Clancy Brothers. VOYAGE also offers soulful ballads and love songs to run the gamut of Irish music.

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Sun, 03/18/2012 - 7:00pm

Master the tools necessary for living a profoundly extraordinary life.
Dr. Wayne Dyer presents his Five Wishes Fulfilled Foundations: five steps to living from your “highest self” and thereby attracting your deepest desires. He outlines a program for mastering the tools necessary for living a profoundly extraordinary life, showing viewers how to create new and astonishing thought patterns while defeating unproductive and recurring habits.

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Designing Healthy Communities
Mon, 04/30/2012 - 10:00pm

Dr. Jackson believes it is every citizen’s right to live in a clean, healthy environment. This isn’t the case for many low-income neighborhoods, built near big transportation hubs and former industrial cities like Oakland, CA and Detroit, Michigan. Parts of the city of Detroit resemble abandoned war zones. Yet hope blossoms in both. Health officials, community activists and a new breed of young Urban Pioneers are working to fix their cities by transforming urban wilderness and food deserts into inspirational new models for other troubled, urban communities.

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Antiques Roadshow
Mon, 04/30/2012 - 8:00pm

In Atlanta, Georgia, host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Wes Cowan at a collector’s home to examine extremely rare photographs of Sherman’s 1864 March to the Sea and the burning of Atlanta. Highlights include a circa 1961 Willie Mays jersey and pants; a 17th-century Ming bronze guardian figure picked up by the owner’s grandmother during a world tour in the 1950s; and a circa 1861 Confederate officer’s sword, originally belonging to the guest’s great-great-great-grandfather, and valued at $50,000.

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Masterpiece Classic
Sun, 04/29/2012 - 9:00pm

Stephen and his men go over the top in one of the bloodiest battles ever recorded, the Battle of the Somme. Will he survive and will he be reunited with Isabelle, the Frenchwoman he loved before the war?

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Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Sun, 04/29/2012 - 8:00pm

Samuel L. Jackson, Condoleezza Rice and Brown University president, Ruth Simmons, have each climbed to the pinnacle of their profession, yet each started life as a second-class citizen in the Jim Crow south. DNA is used to investigate family mysteries: Where in Africa do they come from and who are the white men in their family trees?

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Art in the Twenty-First Century
Fri, 04/27/2012 - 9:00pm

In this episode, artists Glenn Ligon, Mary Reid Kelley and Marina Abramović play with historical events, explore and expose commonly held assumptions about historic "truth" and create narratives based on personal experiences.

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