On the road to Rio, Palin visits the source of Brazil’s great mineral wealth — the state of Minas Gerais and its giant mines. Here, he meets some ordinary Brazilians dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of the state. Then he’s off to Rio de Janeiro, host of the next Olympics and World Cup. Rio has always been a party town, but it’s also blighted by drugs and gang violence. Palin learns how the authorities are hoping to bring the favelas back into the city. He also learns how to celebrate a goal like a Brazilian radio commentator and books a room in one of the city’s famous “love hotels”!
Brazil with Michael Palin
Mon, 06/09/2014 - 10:00pm
Palin travels on several rivers through the very heart of Amazonia. Meeting the Yanomami tribe, he talks to their spokesperson about the threats to their way of life. He visits the magnificent Manaus Opera House and samples some exotic Amazonian foods in Belem at the mouth of the Amazon. Traveling southward to the upper reaches of the Xingu River, Palin is welcomed to the Wauja tribe, one of the most colorful of all the Brazilian indigenous peoples. This leg of his journey ends in the capital, Brasilia, where he meets with rock star and political activist Dinho Ouro Preto.
Brazil with Michael Palin
Mon, 06/09/2014 - 9:00pm
Michael Palin’s Brazilian odyssey begins in the northeast, where modern Brazil was born. He starts in the city of Sao Luis before traveling down the coast to Recife and Salvador, dropping in on the vaqueros — Brazilian cowboys — who work on vast cattle ranches. His travels also take him south to the stunning coastal lagoons of the Lencois Maranhenses national park. In Salvador, he learns to drum with the famous Olodum School and has a lesson in cooking Bahian-style, before finding out what lies behind the beguiling moves of capoeira dancers.
Sat, 06/07/2014 - 10:00pm
Filmed in October 1980 in Radio City Music Hall, the luminous performances on DEAD AHEAD captured the band at a moment of transformation. These concerts were the culmination of a month-long musical odyssey in San Francisco and New York City during which the band stretched the boundaries of more than 100 songs, from “Lost Sailor” to jug-band tunes, such as “Monkey and the Engineer,” played in coffeehouses. Performances include “Fire on the Mountain,” “Ripple,” “Bird Song” and “On the Road Again.”
Sat, 06/14/2014 - 8:00pm
The revival of a traditional festival at Midsomer Parva ends in tragedy when the curate is burned alive inside a straw effigy of a woman. Then his gay lover, Rev Jim Hale (Jonathan Hackett) dies too, a victim of apparent spontaneous combustion, in front of a severed pig's head on the altar. Amid rumors of witchcraft, some villagers blame Manor owner and orgy host Alan Clifford (Keith Barron), who has a secret of his own.
Mon, 06/02/2014 - 10:00pm
ADD or ADHD is a national health crisis that continues to grow-yet it remains one of the most misunderstood and incorrectly treated illnesses today. Kids and adults are put on powerful stimulant medications in short office visits without any biological information, and the stories of these medications hurting children and adults are common and persistent.
In this national public television program, psychiatrist Daniel Amen and his wife nurse Tana Amen take a completely new look at ADD and explain 7 unique types based on the extensive brain imaging work of the Amen Clinics on tens of thousands of ADD patients. Treating all people with ADD the same invites failure and frustration and can be a disaster, as the traditional treatments that make two of the types better can make the other 5 types worse.
The show is divided into three parts. In Part One, the myths and misconceptions about ADD will be discussed as well as the hallmark ADD symptoms. In Part Two, the 7 different types of ADD will be described in detail. And, in Part Three Dr. and Mrs. Amen we'll give you a clear method for Healing ADD, including the best natural treatments. They are not opposed to medication, but think it's smart to start with lifestyle and natural treatments first.
Mon, 06/02/2014 - 6:00am
PBS Kids is changing it up this summer!
Here's when you can find your favorite shows!
6:00am Sid the Science Kid
7:00am Wild Kratts
7:30am Wild Kratts
8:00am Curious George
8:30am Curious George
9:00am Peg + Cat
9:30am Dinosaur Train
10:00am Sesame Street
11:00am Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
11:30am Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
12:00pm Dinosaur Train
12:30pm Super Why!
13:00pm Super Why!
13:30pm Thomas and Friends
14:00pm Peg + Cat
14:30pm The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That
15:00pm Curious George
15:30pm Martha Speaks
17:00pm Wild Kratts
17:30pm Wild Kratts
Sun, 06/01/2014 - 5:00pm
Explore the secrets of our most valued emotion in this compelling global journey in search of what makes people happy. Combining real-life stories from around the world and powerful interviews with leading scientists in happiness research, this program leads us toward a deeper understanding of how our sense of happiness and well-being can be cultivated and even learned.