D-Day was a logistical effort on a scale never seen before or since. On the day itself, 3,000 planes dropped 23,000 airborne troops behind German lines, and 7,000 ships delivered around 20,000 military vehicles and 130,000 soldiers onto the beaches. Once on the shore, the troops had to negotiate two million mines buried in the sand, 46,000 fearsome beach obstacles and hundreds of miles of barbed wire, while dodging the shells and bullets fired by 40,000 German defenders. This film takes advantage of LiDAR technology to re-create the landscape and allow viewers to switch effortlessly between the macro and the micro — pulling back for the big picture and zooming in to a close-up of a single soldier on the battlefield.
Mon, 05/26/2014 - 8:00pm
While ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is in Richmond, Virginia, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Gary Sullivan visit Colonial Williamsburg to discuss tall case clocks. Highlights include a collection of Langston Hughes-signed first editions, bought at an estate sale for a dollar per book, now valued at $8,000 to $10,000; a 1935 Bride of Frankenstein pressbook, featuring many of the graphics used for the film’s top posters; and an 1890 Frank Henry Shapleigh oil painting that was purchased for the look of the frame is appraised for $50,000 to $70,000.
Sun, 05/25/2014 - 8:00pm
Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise co-host the 25th anniversary broadcast of this night of remembrance honoring the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country. The NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT airs live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol before an audience of hundreds of thousands, millions at home, and to our troops around the world via American Forces Network.
Sun, 05/25/2014 - 5:30pm
WSKG’s Artist Café showcases an expansive variety of national and local artists including photographers, dancers, poets and many more. In this episode we feature a Carousel from shapes of wildlife, a veterans memorial organ, dancer David Ward, Open Heart Creations at the Columbus Museum of Art and local painter Brian Keeler.
Sat, 05/24/2014 - 8:00pm
A barman from the "Maid in Splendour" pub is shot dead as he walks near a ruined cottage in the woods. Barnaby and Scott discover a clash of cultures at the pub, between locals and new money, and between charming old landlord Michael Bannerman (William Gaunt) and his bullish son Stephen. But when Stephen, too, is murdered, past passions become as important as current enemies.
Fri, 05/23/2014 - 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. In this episode: the Health Sciences Education Building in Phoenix, AZ, Yale Health Center in New Haven, CT, and Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, NV.
Wed, 05/21/2014 - 8:00pm
Get a look at some of the planet’s great gatherings, creatures that come together in inconceivable numbers — sometimes in millions, billions, even trillions. Included are bats and bees, locusts and ants, monarch butterflies in Mexico, 17-year cicada hatches, grunion in the Sea of Cortez and carp in the Mississippi River, sardine runs off the coast of South Africa, super flocks of parakeets in the Australian Outback, mayflies on the 4th of July and even penguins and wildebeest. Some gather to breed or to migrate, some for protection, some simply to keep warm in the cold. But in the process, a kind of super-organism is created in which individual intelligence is superseded by a collective consciousness that shares information and moves with a single purpose for the benefit of all. Check out swarm intelligence, essentially a living embodiment of social media in the natural world.
Tue, 05/20/2014 - 10:00pm
In the second part of “United States of Secrets,” FRONTLINE explores the role of Silicon Valley in the National Security Agency’s dragnet. As big technology companies encouraged users to share more and more information about their lives, they created a trove of data that could be useful not simply to advertisers, but also to the government. The revelations of NSA contractor Edward Snowden would push Silicon Valley into the center of a debate over privacy and government surveillance.
Tue, 05/20/2014 - 9:00pm
October 14, 2013, was the 70th anniversary of an event that shook the Nazi party to its core. In east Poland, at Sobibor, the remote Nazi death camp, 300 Jewish prisoners staged a bloody break out. This film travels back to Sobibor with the last remaining survivors to reveal their extraordinary story of courage, desperation and determination. The film uses brutally honest drama-reconstruction and first-hand testimony to reveal the incredible escape story. The multi-layered plot unfolds like a movie — from the last-minute change to the escape plan forced by an unexpected arrival of a train load of SS soldiers, to the systematic luring of individual camp guards to separate locations and different deaths — yet every terrible and inspiring moment of this story is true.