With his customary wit, wisdom and willingness to get involved, Michael Mosley gets to grips with the fascinating worlds of pleasure and pain. Teasing out the precise neural circuitry that allows us to experience pleasure, Michael discovers how pleasure is at the root of our ability to make sense of the world, and how it reinforces healthy behaviours such as eating, having sex and keeping warm.
Sat, 08/25/2012 - 8:00pm
DCI Barnaby returns from a holiday in France to discover an unidentified tramp has been beaten to death in the woods near the village of Marshwood. While he was away, Supt. Ronald Pringle, just before his retirement, quickly arrested a local young man. But Barnaby's suspicion that he is innocent is reinforced when there is an apparent suicide at the same spot. He tries to uncover the connection before there can be another murder
Sat, 08/25/2012 - 6:00am
WORLD PEACE AND OTHER 4TH GRADE ACHIEVEMENTS interweaves the story of a remarkable educator and the extraordinary game he developed to demonstrate the complexities of peace and global conflict. Teacher John Hunter's World Peace Game is a hands-on political simulation exercise in which students tackle real-world military, economic and environmental issues. The nine- and 10-year-olds divide into groups, including nation states, the World Bank, United Nations officials, indigenous peoples and even arms dealers. Then, they face daily challenges ranging from insurgencies and global warming to ethnic tensions and natural disasters. Working together, while also balancing the interests of their own "nations," they attempt to achieve global prosperity with the least amount of military intervention. As fun and engaging as the game it profiles, WORLD PEACE AND OTHER 4TH GRADE ACHIEVEMENTS provides an inspirational look at the lasting impact of one wise and caring teacher on his students and, potentially, the world.
Great Performances at The Met
Fri, 08/24/2012 - 9:00pm
Anna Netrebko’s dazzling portrayal of Massenet’s tragic heroine in Laurent Pelly’s new production travels to the Met from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Piotr Beczala and Paulo Szot also star, with the Met’s principal guest conductor Fabio Luisi on the podium.
Thu, 08/23/2012 - 10:00pm
Imagine being picked up off the street, told you have committed a murder you know nothing about and then finding yourself sentenced to 20 years in jail. In 2005 this happened to Toño Zúñiga in Mexico City and, like thousands of others, he was wrongfully imprisoned. “Presumed Guilty” is the story of two young lawyers and their struggle to free Zúñiga. With no background in film, Roberto Hernández and Layda Negrete set about recording the injustices they were witnessing, enlisting director Geoffrey Smith (“The English Surgeon,” POV 2009) to tell this dramatic story.
Wed, 08/22/2012 - 9:00pm
What are dreams and why do we have them? Are they a window into a hidden realm within us? Science is only just beginning to understand. NOVA joins the leading dream researchers and witnesses the extraordinary experiments they use to investigate the world of sleep. From human narcoleptics to sleepwalking cats, from recurrent nightmares to those who can't dream, each sequence contains a vital clue to the question these scientists are pursuing: Why do we dream?
Mon, 08/13/2012 - 9:30am
Tue, 08/14/2012 - 2:00pm
Wed, 08/15/2012 - 9:30am
Thu, 08/16/2012 - 2:00pm
Fri, 08/17/2012 - 9:30am
DINOSAUR TRAIN is seen through the eyes of Buddy, a preschool-aged Tyrannosaurus Rex. Buddy and his adoptive family of Pteranodons go for adventures on the Dinosaur Train to meet all kinds of dinosaurs in different eras and learn fascinating new facts about these incredible creatures.
Sun, 08/19/2012 - 7:00pm
GLOBE TREKKER transports viewers to unforgettable destinations through its stunning photography, rhythmic indigenous music and spirit of adventure. In each episode, one vibrant young traveler ventures off the beaten path to soak up the local culture, sample the cuisine and revel in breathtaking vistas. In keeping with their aim of "living as the locals do," charismatic hosts take turns exploring everything from big-city landmarks to exotic sights in remote villages. In the 11th season, GLOBE TREKKER travels to exciting new destinations, including a special trip to London, host city of the 2012 Olympic Summer Games. A six-episode mini-series follows a team of hosts — Justine Shapiro, Holly Morris, Ian Wright, Zay Harding, Brianna Barnes and Megan McCormack — as they take turns tackling one leg of a world circumnavigation. Stops include London, Istanbul, Beijing, Sydney, Santiago, Chile, and San Francisco.
Great Performances at The Met
Fri, 08/17/2012 - 9:00pm
Marco Armiliato conducts Verdi’s thrilling early gem, Ernani, featuring Marcello Giordani in the title role. Angela Meade takes center stage as Elvira, with Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Ferruccio Furlanetto rounding out the cast in Pier Luigi Samaratini’s colorful production.