FRONTLINE tells the heart-wrenching stories behind the spread of a deadly infection threatening people around the world. Despite efforts to eradicate it, tuberculosis remains one of the world’s deadliest diseases, a contagious airborne illness infecting more than eight million people a year. But most alarming to global health officials are spreading strains of TB that are highly resistant to drug treatments. In this intimate film, FRONTLINE travels to the epicenter of the TB crisis — the southern African nation of Swaziland — where families are waging an often hopeless fight for survival.
The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama
Tue, 03/25/2014 - 9:00pm
Simon Schama’s epic series continues with the story of medieval Jews struggling to preserve their identity — and sometimes their lives — under the rule of Christianity and Islam. Whether labeled “Christ-killers” by the Christians or “dhimmi” (non-Muslim citizens of an Islamic community) by the Muslims, diaspora Jews built new lives and invented new ways of being Jewish in exile in the face of discrimination, blood-libels and persecution interspersed with periods of tolerance, protection and peaceful co-existence. Drawing on some of the extraordinary documents they left behind, this episode offers a vivid portrait of Jewish bankers, merchants, doctors, poets and artists flourishing in Lincoln, Cordoba, Venice and Cairo and tells the heart-rending story of their mass expulsion from Spain in 1492.
The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama
Tue, 03/25/2014 - 8:00pm
The story of the Jewish experience begins 3,000 years ago with the emergence of a tribal people in a contested land and their extraordinary book, the Hebrew Bible, a chronicle of their stormy relationship with a faceless, formless, jealous God. It was loyalty to this “God of Words” that defined the distinct identity of the ancient Jews and preserved it despite all that history could throw their way — war, invasion, deportation, enslavement, exile and assimilation. The story unfolds with a dazzling cast of historical characters: Sigmund Freud dying in exile in London; Victorian evangelicals and explorers following “in the footsteps” of Moses; Jewish mercenaries living, prospering and intermarrying in the pagan land of Egypt; Messianic Jews dreaming of the Apocalypse; and a Jewish historian, Josephus, who witnessed first-hand the moment when the apocalypse finally came and the Romans destroyed the Jewish High Temple in Jerusalem.
Sun, 03/02/2014 - 9:00pm
Get an exciting taste of the new season of “Mr. Selfridge,” the series based on the life of department store impresario Harry Gordon Selfridge (Jeremy Piven). After a brief recap of the first season, this special offers a preview of the second season premiere: It is now 1914 – the store is celebrating its fifth anniversary – and the many characters whose lives revolve around Selfridges & Co. have moved into a new era.
Mon, 03/24/2014 - 10:00pm
The “Girls” have been friends — and morbidly obese — for years. They met via the Austin chapter of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance, but now they’re going through the life-changing process of weight-loss surgery in an effort to lose hundreds of pounds. The experience presents a host of issues and consequences — some they knew they were in for, some they feared and some they never could have imagined. By Alexandra Lescaze.
Mon, 03/24/2014 - 8:00pm
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is in the Red Stick city, as host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Christopher Mitchell head to Port Hudson to discuss a rare Civil War hand grenade. Highlights include an early 19th-century Louisiana work table that was stored in a barn for several decades; a collection of insightful Civil War Confederate letters that were found in the wall of a torn down Mississippi house; and a Porfirio Salinas oil, ca. 1935, in its original frame, that was bought by the owner’s grandmother for $100 in 1935 and is now valued at $45,000.
Sun, 03/23/2014 - 5:30pm
WSKG’s Artist Café showcases an expansive variety of national and local artists including photographers, dancers, poets and many more. On this editionof Artist Café: large scale sculptor Albert Paley, musical group Moanin' Frogs, photographer James Reddington and an Irish Arts Center exhibition.
Sat, 03/22/2014 - 10:30pm
It's Tim's first day at MI5 and, after receiving his retina scan, it becomes abundantly clear that this is no ordinary workplace and that The Examiner is no ordinary boss: his number one rule on handling the arsenal of deadly weaponry? "Have fun." Then it's off for a recon with the lovely Caitlin. Their task is simple - to retrieve a red bag from some scaffolding - but an encounter with a homeless Eastern European man by the name of Jarek causes Tim no end of troubles...
Sat, 03/22/2014 - 10:00pm
Thirty-something Tim has reached a crossroads. Not only is he stuck at a dead-end job at Computer Universe, but he's locked in a custody battle with nice-as-nettles ex-wife Judith (Dolly Wells) over son Marcus (Jude Wright), a precocious nine year-old who is as happy spending time with his dad as a PETA member would be modeling fur coats. Tim's world is shaken, and most definitely stirred, however, when he's accidentally recruited as a trainee spy for MI5, going from zero to hero.