The question of our human origins is one of the most controversial science has wrestled with. Michael Mosley tells the story of how scientists came to explain the beauty and diversity of life on earth, and he reveals how its evolution is connected to the long and violent history of our planet.
Sat, 08/18/2012 - 10:00pm
The Census of Marine Life is the most comprehensive inventory of the oceans ever undertaken and draws on the work of 2,000 scientists from 90 countries. It will transform how we see the ocean, giving us a better picture of what lives there, our impact and what the future holds. In this film, Horizon reveals the techniques, meets the scientists and explores some of the findings from this massive project.
Sat, 08/18/2012 - 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.
Thu, 08/16/2012 - 10:00pm
From a land of long, dark winters comes “Steam of Life,” a moody, comic and moving study of Finnish men, framed by the national obsession with the sauna. There, they come together to sweat out not only the grime of contemporary life, but also their grief, hopes, joys and memories. Beautifully and hauntingly shot, the acclaimed film provides a surprising glimpse into the lives of Finnish men and a remarkable depiction of the troubled and often reticent hearts of contemporary Western men. By Joonas Berghäll and Mika Hotakainen.
Expressions - Summer Series
Thu, 08/16/2012 - 8:00pm
Formed in Sleepy Hollow, New York in the late 90's, Gandalf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of Dreams is one of the best known and loved bands in their home state, singled out as Hudson Valley Magazine's "Band of the Year" for the past 3 years. On stage they create an enchanting atmosphere, using traditional folk instruments, tasty electric guitar and the distinctive singing and songwriting of Joziah Longo.
Powering the Planet
Wed, 08/15/2012 - 10:00pm
Take an eye-opening look at some of the world’s most important case studies in energy policy. In Spain and Morocco, large-scale solar farms and individual photovoltaic panels atop tents in the Sahara are beginning to bring the vast potential of the sun down to Earth. In Brazil, abundant natural resources — sun, rain and sugar cane — are transformed into efficient, sustainable biofuel, making Brazil the only nation whose cars could run normally if gasoline were to vanish. In Samsø, Denmark, and in West Texas, citizens have taken sustainability — and economic realities — into their own hands by becoming stakeholders in wind turbines. In China, a full-throttle approach to multiple sustainable energy technologies is giving rise to a “new empire of clean tech.” What about America? One energy insider predicts an “energy abyss” if smart decisions aren’t made. Learn how great nations and small communities are finding sustainable solutions that provide for people and protect the planet.
Tue, 08/14/2012 - 10:00pm
INSIDE FENWAY PARK: AN ICON AT 100 celebrates the centennial of the oldest ballpark in America. Using a Red Sox/Yankees game as a thread, the film tells the story of Fenway’s long history as a venue for sports and as a public space. A decade ago, it looked as though Fenway would be largely destroyed and replaced with a new ballpark. Luckily, wiser heads prevailed and one of Boston’s most popular attractions, and a landmark for baseball fans everywhere, survived.
History of Science
Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:00pm
Michael Mosley demonstrates how our society is built on our search to find the answer to what makes up everything in the material world. This is a story that moves from the secret labs of the alchemists and their search for gold to the creation of the world's first synthetic dye - mauve - and onto the invention of the transistor.
Moyers & Company
Sun, 08/12/2012 - 6:00pm
An hour of compelling and vital conversation about life and the state of American democracy, featuring some of the best thinkers of our time. A range of scholars, artists, activists, scientists, philosophers and newsmakers bring context, insight and meaning to important topics. The series occasionally includes Moyers' own timely and penetrating essays on society and government. In a multimedia marketplace saturated with shallow sound bites and partisan name-calling, MOYERS & COMPANY digs deeper. As the Los Angeles Times put it in 2010, “No one on television has centralized the discussion of ideas as much as Moyers... He not only gives a forum to unusual thinkers, he is truly interested in what they have to say and who they are because he believes their ideas really matter.”
Sun, 08/12/2012 - 1:00pm
One Episode of "In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs" followed by three episodes of "The French Chef Classics".
The French Chef Classics -
Episode 1 - The most popular French soup, and superb Mediterranean vegetable soup.
Episode 2 - Everybody’s favorite French cheese pie.
Episode 3 - Julia Child makes three French favorites: Tarte aux Pommes Classique, Tarte des Demoiselles and Tartin.