In a stunning milestone for justice in Central America, a Guatemalan court recently charged former dictator Efraín Rios Montt with genocide for his brutal war against the country’s Mayan people in the 1980s. Pamela Yates’ 1983 documentary, When the Mountains Tremble, provided key evidence for bringing the indictment. Hear the extraordinary story of how a film, aiding a new generation of human rights activists, became a granito — a tiny grain of sand — that helped tip the scales of justice.
Inside Nature’s Giants
Wed, 06/27/2012 - 10:00pm
Mark Evans and Joy Reidenberg brave the baking desert to dissect a camel. They uncover the secret of the camel’s hump and investigate how its elastic legs, stretchy lips and pedestal (a strange bump on its chest) are among the many surprising adaptations that enable the camel to thrive in such a dry and hostile environment.
Queen Victoria’s Empire
Tue, 06/26/2012 - 8:00pm
"The Moral Crusade”: By 1861, Britain is the wealthiest and most powerful nation on earth. David Livingstone’s explorations of the African interior captivate the British public. The purchase of the Suez Canal ignites a stampede for the colonization of Africa.
“The Scramble for Africa”: The Suez Canal is threatened by a holy war in the Sudan, Cecil Rhodes prospects diamond deposits in southern Africa, and the Boer War leads to devastating losses and a reassessment of British purpose.
Martin Clunes: Horse Power
Sun, 06/24/2012 - 8:00pm
Martin Clunes is on the road again, traveling to Italy, Warwick Castle, a rodeo in the U.S. and the Sioux Indians in South Dakota. Martin's final journey is to one of the remotest parts of Central Asia to meet some of the world’s greatest horse people. He experiences life amongst the nomadic Kazakh tribes people, virtually unchanged since they first harnessed the power of the horse 6,000 years ago. Nowhere on earth is there a culture still so utterly reliant on the horse.
Sat, 06/23/2012 - 9:00pm
P.C. Penhale has an unexpected visitor — his ex-wife Maggie. When he tries to tell her they are no longer married she accuses him of over-reacting. He realizes she is clearly not well, and tries discreetly to ask Dr. Ellingham about her symptoms. Meanwhile the baby is STILL un-named and time is running out.
P. Allen Smith’s Garden to Table
Sat, 06/23/2012 - 12:00pm
New season features ways to live and eat green with growing tips, seasonal recipes and decorating ideas designed to help viewers incorporate the garden-to-table concept into their lifestyle. Allen again offers exciting ways to blur the line between the gardening and dining experience.
Thu, 06/21/2012 - 8:00pm
On June 19th, 1972, the first hurricane of the season, Agnes, crossed over the Florida Panhandle and quickly headed back out to sea. With sustained winds of just over 75 miles per hour, Agnes was considered a low level threat by most weather experts. They were wrong. By June 22nd, the remnants of Agnes stalled over the northeastern United States, dumping up to 22 inches of rain in some areas, including the Elmira/Corning region of New York.
Sew It All
Sat, 06/23/2012 - 8:30am
Hosted by Ellen March, Sew It All teaches a fundamental sewing technique and a quick-and-easy project that utilizes the technique. You’ll learn how to make the most out of your sewing machine investment , and you’ll expand your machine’s capabilities by using different attachments, feet, stitches and great products that make sewing much easier than ever before.
Thu, 06/21/2012 - 10:30pm
Filmed over 20 years by acclaimed documentarian Jennifer Fox, program chronicles the epic story of exiled Tibetan Buddhist master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu and his Western-born son, Yeshi. As Norbu rises as a teacher in the West, Yeshi, recognized from birth as the reincarnation of a famed Buddhist master, breaks away to embrace the modern world. Can the father convince his son to keep the family’s spiritual legacy alive?