Explore David Chang’s relationship to the pig. He travels to San Sebastian to discuss pork bushi, prepares pork belly and tonkotsu, and visits Montreal with comedian Aziz Ansari for Wilensky’s fried bologna sandwich.
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 9:00pm
ELECTION 2012: WHAT'S AT STAKE, anchored by Hari Sreenivasan of PBS NEWSHOUR and combining field reports and interview segments, will explore how President Obama and Governor Romney plan to address the nation’s most pressing concerns: stimulating the economy, paying for Social Security and Medicare, providing affordable healthcare, reforming immigration and protecting America’s interests abroad. The broadcast, which will include original contributions from PBS NEWSHOUR, FRONTLINE, WASHINGTON WEEK and NEED TO KNOW, will be reported by many of the anchors and correspondents from those programs, including Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff, Jeff Greenfield, Maria Hinojosa, Ray Suarez and Christina Bellantoni.
Fri, 11/09/2012 - 9:00pm
The multi-platform series YOUR TURN TO CARE explores the challenges of, and offers solutions for, those caring for ailing or aging loved ones. Four half-hour episodes focus on the inspiring stories of families at important junctures in their caregiving journeys — from initiating the difficult discussion about health directives and wills, to navigating the complex and expensive world of assisted living facilities to transitioning into the "final chapter" of palliative care, hospice and letting go. Actress and award-winning author Holly Robinson Peete guides viewers into this often emotional and heart-wrenching passage of life, while sharing her own deeply personal caregiving experiences. The companion website, mobile application and social media components expands the series' content to offer additional resources and support, including opportunities for caregivers to connect to each other and to experts featured in the series.
Islands of Britain
Thu, 11/08/2012 - 10:00pm
Exploring the remote Scottish islands, Clunes begins his journey on Muckle Flugga, the most northerly outpost of the British Isles. Next stop is Forvik in the Shetlands, occupied by just one man — Stuart Hill — who has declared independence from the rest of Britain and invited the Queen to come and visit him in his tent. The final stop in the Shetlands is Unst, the most northerly inhabited island in the country. There we meet Derek, who is the island's chief Viking, and is responsible for maintaining Unst's Norse traditions. Clunes then heads for the Outer Hebrides, and the island of Lewis and Harris, followed by the remote island of Eigg, with its 80 inhabitants. This adventure ends in Barra, the westernmost inhabited island in Britain. Barra has picture postcard scenery and is often described as the most beautiful island in the country.
Thu, 11/08/2012 - 8:00pm
Anastasia Rizikov was born in Toronto, Canada. She is a remarkably talented 12-year-old pianist. Anastasia studies with an award-winning piano teacher Maia Spis, who has a Masters in Music Education from Ukraine and currently teaches at the Nadia Music Academy in Toronto.
Anastasia came to WSKG studios in September 2011 performing in front of a live studio audience.
Wed, 11/07/2012 - 10:00pm
Have you ever wondered what’s going on inside an animal’s head? How do they see the world — and us? Is your dog really feeling guilty when it gives you that famous “guilty look?” Do pigeon brains possess “superpowers” that allow them to find their way home across hundreds of unfamiliar miles? David meets — and competes — with a menagerie of smart critters that challenge preconceived notions about what makes “us” different from “them,” expanding our understanding of how animals really think.
Wed, 11/07/2012 - 9:00pm
A remote, bleak speck of rock in the middle of the Pacific, Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, has mystified the world ever since the first Europeans arrived in 1722. How and why did the ancient islanders build and move nearly 900 giant statues, or moai, weighing up to 86 tons? And how did they transform a presumed paradise into a treeless wasteland, bringing ruin upon their island and themselves? NOVA explores controversial recent claims that challenge decades of previous thinking about the islanders, who have been accused of everything from ecocide to cannibalism.
Wed, 11/07/2012 - 8:00pm
The island of Madagascar is home to an abundance of unique wildlife species – including 101 endangered types of the small primates known as lemur. They live only on Madagascar, and one by one, they are dying there. In the special MARTIN CLUNES: THE LEMURS OF MADAGASCAR, British actor Clunes (Doc Martin) travels to the island to explore and expose the urgent plight of this rare – and endearing – species. In this beautiful and deeply moving film, Clunes travels down to the Indian Ocean to witness what many fear is the lemur's last stand.
PBS Newshour Election Night 2012
Tue, 11/06/2012 - 8:00pm
PBS NEWSHOUR covers the national news as it unfolds, inside the beltway and on the campaign trail. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will co-anchor live gavel-to-gavel coverage of the political conventions and all election specials.
Mon, 11/05/2012 - 10:00pm
This is the invigorating first-person documentary account of Lee Gorewitz’s life inside the Traditions Alzheimer’s & Other Dementia Care Unit at the Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living in Danville, California. A total immersion into the fragmented day-to-day experience of the disease, the film reveals Lee’s penetrating ruminations and charismatic vitality, challenging preconceptions of illness and aging.