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Doc Martin
Sat, 04/05/2014 - 9:00pm

Ruth is invited on Radio Portwenn and attracts an unwanted mystery admirer. Doc and Louisa find a replacement nanny. And Louisa is Bert's least favorite person when one of her pupils pens a damning review of his restaurant in the school magazine.

Midsomer Murders
Sat, 04/05/2014 - 8:00pm

Sergeant Dan Scott (John Hopkins) arrives to work with Barnaby and is thrown straight into a murder investigation in Midsomer Mallow. A squeaking noise heard near the scene of Fiona Thompson's bloodstained body leads police to suspect an odd job man. But when the murder toll rises, Barnaby becomes concerned for Cully, who is organizing a 10-year reunion with her old school friends.

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:00pm

This program features the complete performance of Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major, also known as the “Romantic Symphony,” in the beautiful setting of Austria’s historic Saint Florian basilica, where Bruckner himself was an organist. The program includes performances of two choral works by Bruckner, Locust Iste and Ave Maria, performed by the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus.

Live from Lincoln Center
Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:00pm

James Naughton, the celebrated director, singer and Tony Award-winning actor, takes to the stage in the Allen Room at Lincoln Center in this concert special to honor American songwriter Randy Newman.

Secrets of the Dead
Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:00pm

In 146 BC, as the Romans conquered the vast Carthaginian Empire in North Africa, thousands of people fled their homeland. Now, science is suggesting some may have taken refuge thousands of miles away in South America. In addition to the scientific evidence, blonde, blue eyed indigenes suggest that contact with the West occurred long before Columbus arrived.

NOVA
Wed, 04/02/2014 - 9:00pm

A growing number of scientists are discovering that removing top predators from the wild has thrown ecosystems off-kilter, triggering domino effects that scientists are just beginning to understand. NOVA follows scientists who are trying out a simple but controversial solution: returning apex predators — like coyotes, bears and panthers — to their natural environments. Can these newly introduced predators restore the natural balance of their ecosystems without threatening the humans who live among them?

The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama
Tue, 04/01/2014 - 10:00pm

Simon Schama examines how the Holocaust and the creation of Israel have fundamentally changed what it means to be Jewish. Mixing personal recollection with epic history, Schama tells the story of the remarkable personalities and unprecedented events that turned the Zionist dream of creating a modern state of Israel into reality — and the consequences for the world. With contributions from writer David Grossman, photographer Micha Bar-Am, kibbutz founder Freddie Kahan, West Bank settler Zvi Cooper and Palestinian villager Yacoub Odeh, the film explores the tension between the high ideals and dire necessities that led to the creation of a Jewish homeland and the realities of conflict, dispossession and occupation that have followed in its wake.

The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama
Tue, 04/01/2014 - 9:00pm

Simon Schama plunges viewers into the lost world of the shtetl, the Jewish towns and villages sewn across the hinterlands of Eastern Europe, which became the seedbed of a uniquely Jewish culture. Shtetl culture would make its mark on the modern world, from the revolutionary politics of the Soviet Union to the mass culture of Tin Pan Alley and Hollywood. It was also the birthplaces of Hasidism, the most visible, iconic and, arguably, most misunderstood expression of Jewish faith and fervor. This episode travels from the forests of Lithuania, where Schama’s own family logged wood and fought wolves, to the boulevards of Odessa, where shtetl kids argued the merits of revolutionary socialism over Zionism. From the Ukrainian city of Uman, where today thousands of the Hasidim chant and sing over the tomb of the wonder-working Rabbi Nachman, to the streets of Manhattan’s lower east side, where the sons of shtetl immigrants wrote the American songbook. The program returns, with grim inevitability, to Eastern Europe in 1940, where the genocidal mechanisms of the “final solution” were beginning to grind the shtetl world into dust and ash.

The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama
Tue, 04/01/2014 - 8:00pm

Simon Schama explores the bright, hopeful moment when Enlightenment thinkers and revolutionary armies brought ghetto walls crashing down — allowing Jews to weave their wisdom, creativity and energies into the very fabric of modern life in Europe. One of the most of fruitful branches of this Jewish renaissance was in music, and the stellar careers of Giacomo Meyerbeer and Felix Mendelssohn established the enduring tradition for Jewish musical prodigies. However, the remarkably successful integration of Jewish talent into the mainstream of European culture and commerce stirred up the ghosts of ancient prejudice, decked out in the new clothes of romantic nationalism and the pseudo-science of anti-semitism. The road to the hell of the Holocaust was paved by the diatribes of Richard Wagner, while the trial of Alfred Dreyfus led Theodor Herzl to conclude that without a homeland of their own, Jews would never be free of the millennia-old persecution.

Martha Speaks
Tue, 04/01/2014 - 6:30am

'Martha Speaks' is an animated series that is designed to enrich the vocabulary of 4- to 7-year-olds. The series is based on the classic books by Susan Meddaugh that have charmed and captivated millions of children. Each episode uses Martha's unique linguistic abilities and the hilarious consequences to engage kids and help build their vocabulary skills.

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