Award-winning MOTORWEEK, television’s longest-running automotive series, gives viewers a front row seat as automakers try to strike a balance between giving car buyers the performance they desire — and the fuel economy they demand. MOTORWEEK’s weekly Road Tests show which carmakers are hitting it out of the park with game-changing vehicles that offer the complete package of safety, versatility, value, performance and efficiency … and which ones are sitting on the sidelines. Hosted by nationally recognized car expert John Davis, MOTORWEEK travels the globe, covering new vehicle launches, auto shows and advances in automotive technology. MOTORWEEK’s regular features include: Master technician Pat Goss gives advice on keeping cars on the road and out of the shop; consumer reporter Yolanda Vazquez tackles safety issues, the latest trends and technological advances in “FYI”; roving reporter Steven Chupnick goes “Over the Edge” with a quirky and fun look at the auto world in overdrive, as well the latest in aftermarket accessories in “Gear”; and Brian Robinson goes “Two Wheelin’” with reviews of the newest motorcycles and scooters.
Sat, 01/11/2014 - 10:00pm
Sherlock and Watson pursue the trail of the Baskerville experiments — top-secret government research on genetically engineered gigantic animals for military use. Or so it is rumored. Whatever the truth, something big is up on the moors.
Live from Lincoln Center
Fri, 01/10/2014 - 9:00pm
This year’s Richard Tucker Foundation Gala — a perennial highlight of the opera season — celebrates Richard Tucker’s centennial with performances by many of the world’s greatest voices and a salute to this year’s award winner, Isabel Leonard.
Thu, 01/09/2014 - 9:00pm
Mischief Night is approaching, when the residents of Lark Rise and Candleford play tricks on their neighbours under cover of darkness. Laura, however, is in no mood for silly pranks - Fisher Bloom has returned and it has thrown her feelings for Daniel into confusion. Pearl, too, is unsettled by Fisher's return. She is fond of Daniel and doesn't want to see him hurt. So she is horrified when she hears that Daniel has befriended Fisher - unaware of his history with Laura - and convinced him to stay in Candleford to fix his newspaper printing press.
Wed, 01/08/2014 - 10:00pm
Veteran polar explorer Tim Jarvis is on a mission to discover exactly what happened on the most famous survival story in expedition history — Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 800-mile boat journey across the Southern Ocean and deadly mountain crossing of South Georgia.
Wed, 01/08/2014 - 9:00pm
NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler Telescope has discovered thousands of exotic new worlds far beyond our solar system. Are any of them like Earth? And what sort of life could flourish on them? With vivid animation and input from expert astrophysicists and astrobiologists, NOVA takes you on a mind-bending exploration of these strange worlds and the possible creatures we might one day encounter there.
Tue, 01/07/2014 - 10:00pm
In just over two decades, Steven A. Cohen has amassed a gigantic fortune: a sprawling 35,000-square-foot mansion on Connecticut’s gold coast; a $62-million beach house in the Hamptons; and several New York apartments, including a $115-million mid-town duplex – all of them furnished with some of the world’s most expensive art. How did he do it? From small-time options trader to King of Wall Street hedge fund managers, FRONTLINE investigates Cohen and his company, SAC Capital, and other Wall Street characters with never-before-seen video and incriminating FBI wiretaps. The film is a taut crime drama with a cast of colorful characters: from cheating traders with their “Mr. Whisper” sources to some of the most respected figures in American business. To date, the government has convicted 76 people of securities fraud and conspiracy. Will Cohen be the next to fall? FRONTLINE tracks an ongoing seven-year investigation into the largest insider trading scandal in U.S. history.
Tue, 01/07/2014 - 8:00pm
In the early 20th century, the average American medicine cabinet was a would-be poisoner’s treasure chest: radioactive radium in health tonics, thallium in depilatory creams, morphine in teething medicine and potassium cyanide in cleaning supplies. While the tools of the murderer’s trade multiplied as the pace of industrial innovation increased, the scientific knowledge (and political will) to detect and prevent the crimes lagged. This changed in 1918, when New York City hired its first scientifically trained medical examiner, Charles Norris. Over a decade and a half, Norris and his chief toxicologist, Alexander Gettler, turned forensic chemistry into a formidable science, sending many a murderer to the electric chair and setting the standards that the rest of the country would ultimately adopt. Based on the best-selling book by Deborah Blum.
Mon, 01/06/2014 - 8:00pm
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW kicks off season 18 with a treasure-filled visit to Boise, Idaho! During ROADSHOW’s first-ever trip to Idaho, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Peter J. Shemonsky take a trip to the Egyptian Theatre to look at dazzling Egyptian Revival jewelry. Highlights include a first edition of the Book of Mormon that has been passed down through the guest’s family since 1833; a 1955 Madoura plate designed by Picasso that previously hung above the stove, collecting grease; and one of the top finds of the season — an 1858 oil painting by important Hudson River artist Sanford Robinson Gifford, valued at $300,000.