We all crave more sleep, but with scientific advancements, do we now really need it? Michael has learned that a new wave of drugs promises to do for sleep what the contraceptive pill did for sex – unshackle it from nature. He goes on a journey to experience what it’s like to put aside the conventional eight hours sleep – and keep awake for as long as possible. He meets the world record breaker Tony Wright who can go up to 12 days without sleep; dips into the world of sleep endurance competitions; and in Canada meets a man who claims that a recent pharmaceutical invention, Modafinil, allows him to fully function and work a 20-hour day with just a few naps.
Mon, 01/20/2014 - 8:00pm
In Boise, Idaho, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg joins appraiser Colleene Fesko at the Boise Art Museum to learn about the works of outsider artist James Castle. Highlights include an 1822 letter from Thomas Jefferson that documents his reading suggestions for furthering one’s education; a rare Babe Ruth Candy Club membership card, ca. 1926, that details tips from the Babe himself; and a ruby and diamond necklace, ca. 1920, that was originally mailed to the guest’s mother and sat on her front porch unnoticed for several days, valued $80,000 to $100,000.
Mon, 01/20/2014 - 9:00am
Mr. Conductor and his nephew Gilbert lead Buddy, Tiny, Shiny, Don and friends on an action-packed journey during “Nature Trackers Adventure Camp.” Throughout their adventures at camp, the group finds courage as they race down rivers, have a snowball fight, climb a tall mountain, ride a zipline over the rainforest and hike down a canyon to dig for fossils! Viewers won’t be able to resist tapping their feet and singing along as the whole gang makes discoveries about the world around them.
Sun, 01/19/2014 - 10:00pm
Two years after Sherlock’s "death", Dr. John Watson has got on with his life. But, with London under threat of a devastating terrorist attack, Sherlock is about to stage his outrageous resurrection. But if he thinks everything will be just as he left it, he’s in for a very big surprise...
Sun, 01/19/2014 - 1:00pm
Dog Fight: Taking to the skies with former fighter pilots to dogfight other aircraft in air combat.
Learning to Fly - Rock Star Edition, Part 2: Vince Neil of Motley Crue continues his training as his instructor surprises him by unexpectedly calling for his first landing.
Skytypers: A formation team that besides performing with military precision actually types long-lasting messages in the sky.
Fri, 01/10/2014 - 6:00pm
MOYERS & COMPANY investigates issues that matter to American democracy, particularly the continuing influence of big money and corporate self-interest on politics, the economy and daily life. Each week, veteran journalist Bill Moyers hosts compelling conversations with today's top thinkers about new ideas, crucial issues and workable solutions. Select episodes also feature Moyers' own meticulously researched essays on a variety of topics.
Sat, 01/18/2014 - 10:00pm
In what may be the climatic case of his career, Sherlock faces Moriarty’s diabolical plot to “get Sherlock,” which begins innocently enough when the criminal mastermind breaks into the Crown Jewels. As the scheme unfolds, Moriarty poses the “final problem,” and a tabloid reporter reveals the “shocking truth” about the great detective.
Great Performances at the Met
Fri, 01/17/2014 - 9:00pm
Acclaimed English director Deborah Warner’s new production of Tchaikovsky’s most popular opera is directed by her longtime collaborator Fiona Shaw and conducted by Valery Gergiev. Anna Netrebko reprises her company role debut as Tatiana, the naïve heroine of Pushkin’s classic novel. Mariusz Kwiecien portrays the self-confident title character, in a much-admired interpretation he has sung in many of the world’s leading opera houses, and Piotr Beczala reprises his acclaimed performance as Onegin’s friend-turned-rival, Lenski.
Thu, 01/16/2014 - 9:00pm
The railway has arrived in Inglestone and, with it, the unsettling news that the post office there is to become the main sorting office for the area. Mr. Blakestone, the Inglestone postmaster, has long held a grudge against Dorcas, and she fears he may use his new power to undermine her. Meanwhile, Fisher Bloom has admitted to Daniel that he aims to win Laura back. Laura is confused by her feelings. She loves Daniel, but his apparent ambivalence towards her leads her to question their relationship, and Fisher's romantic pursuit is beginning to have an effect.