View profiles of women in public office who were “firsts” in their fields. From the first woman elected to Congress in 1916 to a young woman running for Detroit City Council in 2013, the documentary explores the challenges confronting American women in politics. Trailblazing leaders like Hillary Clinton, Senator Barbara Mikulski, Olympia Snowe, the youngest Republican woman ever elected to the House of Representatives, and Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman to serve in Congress, provide a backdrop for younger women like Rashida Tlaib, the first Muslim-American woman elected to the Michigan House, and Raquel Castaneda-Lopez, who chronicles her run for Detroit City Council. Today’s leaders in Washington, including Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), the first female senator from Massachusetts, Susan Collins (R-ME), who led the Senate in shaping a deal to end the government shutdown, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), currently the youngest woman serving in Congress, are also represented.
Craft in America
Sun, 11/02/2014 - 10:30pm
“Service,” part of the PBS veterans initiative “Stories of Service,” is the story of craft and the military. From the origins of the Army Arts & Crafts Program and the G.I. Bill to contemporary soldiers and veterans, “Service” documents the power of the handmade to inspire, motivate and heal. Eugene Burks, Jr., Pam DeLuco, Judas Recendez, Ehren Tool and Peter Voulkos.
Sat, 11/01/2014 - 8:00pm
Episodes #811 & #812 - "Hidden Depths"
Solicitor Nick Turner falls from his roof in an apparent suicide. However, Barnaby uncovers evidence to suggest the opposite as Turner's neighbor Jack Wilmot is missing and a number of dodgy deals are discovered. And when Turner's rival Otto Benham is found to have been catapulted with bottles the investigation takes a turning. But Barnaby and Scott are struggling to find a killer as they have been trapped in a wine cellar.
Sun, 11/30/2014 - 9:00pm
Relive treasured moments from Downton Abbey’s first four seasons and get a tantalizing preview of what’s in store for the Crawleys and the staff in Season 5. Video clips, cast interviews and behind-the-scenes footage help answer some burning questions: Is Lady Mary ready for romance? Did Mr. Bates kill Mr. Green? What will become of Edith’s baby? Carson and Mrs. Hughes — will they or won’t they? Celebrate the joys, triumphs and intrigue taking place at Downton Abbey — upstairs and down. Bernadette Peters hosts.
Sat, 11/01/2014 - 2:00pm
The Daytime Emmy®-winning SIMPLY MING returns for another season of mouthwatering recipes, celebrity appearances and culinary road trips. Each episode kicks off with a technique demonstration, followed by two dishes — one prepared by a nationally renowned guest chef and one by host Ming Tsai. Once again, Ming and his guests must design and improvise a meal with items found in Ming's East-West pantry, along with a few surprise ingredients. Guests include: Top Chef champion Kristen Kish, Marcus Samuelsson, Lydia Shire and the master himself, Jacques Pepin. Season 12 focuses on comfort food — from childhood classics to melting-pot dishes from around the world, incuding gyoza from Japan, Hungarian stuffed cabbage and the ultimate BLT sandwich. This season also follows Ming as he discovers the indigenous flavors of Australia.
Tue, 10/28/2014 - 9:00pm
Hear about the exceptional women — past and present — who have taken the world of business by storm. Told by female business leaders themselves, this is a candid exploration of what it takes to make it and a celebration of the extraordinary individuals who, over the course of 50 years, have proven — on Wall Street, in corporate America or business empires of their own — that a woman’s place is wherever she believes it to be. Some of the featured business leaders include Ursula Burns, the CEO of Xerox and the first African-American woman to head a Fortune 500 company; Sallie Krawcheck, Wall Street powerhouse and current owner of the global networking platform for women, 85 Broads; Cathy Hughes, radio and television personality and the first African-American woman to head a publicly traded corporation; lifestyle mogul and business magnate Martha Stewart; and Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, whose provocative book, Lean In, ignited a national conversation about women, feminism and equality in the workplace.
Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:00pm
When World War I began in 1914, the air forces of the opposing nations consisted of handfuls of rickety biplanes from which pilots occasionally took pot shots at one another with rifles. By 1918, the fighter had become an efficient killing machine with a growing strategic impact on the outcome of the war. With the help of aviation buffs dedicated to bringing back classic WWI fighters, NOVA joins the team as they uncover the secrets of some of aviation’s most colorful and deadly early flying machines and explores how their impact played a key role in the nightmare slaughter of the Western Front.
Finding Your Roots
Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:00pm
Trace three guests’ roots into the heart of slavery, revealing that there is no singular narrative and challenging preconceptions of an era that profoundly shaped our nation’s sense of itself. Hip-hop artist Nas discovers a web of his slave ancestors and their intimate relationship with their slave master; award-winning actress Angela Bassett meets ancestors whose slave family tragedy is rivaled only by a triumphant emancipation story; and presidential advisor Valerie Jarrett goes back in time more than 200 years to meet a formidable line-up of free people of color — all of them of trailblazers.