A prize-winning author is murdered on the eve of the Midsomer Literary Festival. Barnaby and Scott discover the seemingly highbrow literary community of Midsomer St. Michael is in fact a hotbed of corruption, sexual scandal and financial mismanagement. But before they can discover which of their suspects is telling the truth, the death toll begins to rise.
Sat, 05/10/2014 - 6:30pm
Each half-hour episode of Let's Polka! is full of bona fide polka fun hosted by Bill Flynn. Tap your toes to the polka beat or dance along in your living room with our live studio audience. Plus, you'll get to know the music and musicians as each episode contains an interview with Bill Flynn and the leader of the band! This week we welcome the Joe Weber Band.
Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:00pm
The stakes are high when a client asks for a signature architectural design. All sorts of challenges stand in the way, from budget issues to site constraints to construction logistics. It’s the great buildings, interiors, and landscapes that not only meet these challenges but exceed expectations. This episode features Seattle Central Library in Seattle WA, South Mountain Community Library in Phoenix AZ, and the James B. Hunt Jr. Library in Raleigh NC.
Fri, 05/09/2014 - 9:00pm
Embark on a dynamic musical journey in this inspiring documentary that provides a front-row seat to a milestone performance by the Silk Road Ensemble and dives into the rich history of this “mobile musical think tank” formed by renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The eclectic group unites distinguished musicians, composers and performing artists from more than 20 countries to celebrate, explore and experiment with the wide variety of cultural approaches to musical performances. The group recently celebrated 15 years together with a summer concert at Tanglewood, an important classical music site in western Massachusetts. This intimate documentary features performances from that concert, background interviews, behind-the-scenes excerpts and magical offstage moments.
Fri, 05/09/2014 - 6:30am
Fri, 05/09/2014 - 9:30am
Fri, 05/09/2014 - 1:00pm
Sun, 05/11/2014 - 7:00am
Sun, 05/11/2014 - 9:00am
Join PBS Kids in celebrating Mother's Day with "mom" themed episodes of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Curious George, Dinosaur Train, Martha Speaks and Sid the Science Kid.
Nazi Mega Weapons
Wed, 05/07/2014 - 10:00pm
Explore the most technologically advanced plane of World War II, the Messerschmitt Me262, a fighter jet that inspired a revolution in aerial warfare. Learn the remarkable story of an awe-inspiring aircraft, the subterranean bat-cave where it was built and the battle for air supremacy that decided the fate of the war.
Wed, 05/07/2014 - 9:00pm
In recent years, an unusual spate of deadly shark attacks has gripped Australia, resulting in five deaths in 10 months. At the same time, great white sharks have begun appearing in growing numbers off the beaches of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, not far from the waters where Steven Spielberg filmed Jaws. What’s behind the mysterious arrival of this apex predator in an area where it’s rarely been seen for hundreds of years? Are deadly encounters with tourists inevitable? To separate fact from fear, NOVA teams with leading shark experts in Australia and the United States to uncover the science behind the great white’s hunting instincts. With shark populations plummeting, scientists race to unlock the secrets of these powerful creatures of the deep in their quest to save people — and sharks.
Secrets of the Dead
Tue, 05/06/2014 - 9:00pm
This film examines a world wonder so elusive that most people have decided it must be mythical. Centuries of digging have turned up nothing — but the searchers were digging in the wrong place. Now, this film proves that the spectacular Hanging Gardens of Babylon did exist, shows where they were, what they looked like and how they were constructed.
Pioneers of Television
Tue, 05/06/2014 - 8:00pm
This episode peeks behind the curtain to reveal the backstage techniques of America’s favorite comedic actors. The program features the manic improvisational style of Robin Williams, along with his comic predecessor Jonathan Winters. They’re a fascinating contrast to Tina Fey, who explains her measured, highly prepared approach. The episode also highlights the all-time #1 Emmy winner for comedy acting: Cloris Leachman.
Mon, 05/05/2014 - 10:00pm
Samantha Grant’s film tells the shocking story of Jayson Blair, a promising young African-American reporter for The New York Times, caught plagiarizing the work of other reporters and supplementing his own reporting with fabricated details. The ensuing media frenzy left a major blemish on the long history of the Times. The fact that Blair is African American was emphasized repeatedly as accounts of the “Blair Affair” served up sordid details in a tale of deception, drug abuse, racism, mental illness, hierarchy, white guilt and power struggles. Accusations of favoritism, lowered standards for minorities and racism in the newsroom were hotly debated by pundits, while minority journalists said they felt as if their work was suddenly under the microscope because of Blair’s flagrant lies.