An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s lavish production of Giacomo Puccini’s popular work, the most-performed opera in Met history. Italian star tenor Vittorio Grigolo is the passionate poet Rodolfo and soprano Kristine Opolais his fragile lover, Mimì. Susanna Phillips sings the flirtatious Musetta and Massimo Cavalletti is the painter Marcello, led by Italian conductor Stefano Ranzani. The production features a cast of hundreds, an onstage snow scene and a detailed reconstruction of the Latin Quarter in Paris. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato hosts the broadcast.
Tue, 06/24/2014 - 9:00pm
Join Sir David Attenborough on his journey through the weird and wonderful world of frogs, shedding new light on these charismatic, colorful and frequently bizarre little animals through firsthand stories, the latest science and cutting-edge technology. Frogs from around the world are used to demonstrate the wide variety of frog anatomy, appearance and behavior. Their amazing adaptations and survival techniques have made them the most successful of all amphibians.
Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:00pm
Watch the film trailer here.
In 2006, 25-year-old Jason DaSilva was on vacation with his family when, suddenly, he fell down. His disease could no longer be ignored: Just a few months earlier he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, which can lead to loss of vision and muscle control. Jason tried exercise, but the problem only worsened. He turned to his mom, who reminded him that he was still a fortunate kid who had the opportunity to pursue the things he loved most: art and filmmaking. Jason picked up the camera, turned it on his declining body and set out on a worldwide journey in search of healing, self-discovery and love.
The result is WHEN I WALK, an emotional documentary filled with unexpected moments of humor and joy, driven by a young man’s determination to survive—and to make sense of a devastating disease through the art of cinema. An Official Selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Mon, 06/23/2014 - 8:00pm
It’s been 15 years since ANTIQUES ROADSHOW first visited Tampa, Florida. Tune in to see how the appraised values have stood up over time. Highlights include a fork from the Hindenburg; a costume jewelry hat from around 1950; and a Louis Comfort Tiffany lamp with a “Rose Helmut” shade, ca. 1905.
An American Experience
Tue, 06/24/2014 - 9:00pm
courtesy of newseum
Watch preview clips HERE.
During the summer of 1964, the nation’s eyes were riveted on Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in an historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in the nation’s most segregated state. Working together, they canvassed for voter registration, created Freedom Schools, and established the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, with the goal of challenging the segregationist state Democratic Party at the national convention in Atlantic City. The campaign was marked by sustained and deadly violence, including the notorious murders of three civil rights workers, countless beatings, the burning of 35 churches and the bombing of 70 homes and Freedom Houses.
Documentary about the Egyptian National Soccer Team and Its American Coach, Bob Bradley
Mon, 06/16/2014 - 10:00pm
See a preview of the film HERE.
American Pharoah goes behind the scenes with the Egyptian national soccer team — the “Pharaohs” — and its American coach, Bob Bradley. The film by Egyptian filmmaker Hossam Aboul-Magd follows the team’s efforts to qualify for soccer’s ultimate event for the first time in more than 20 years. In production for more than two years, the film sets the soccer team’s challenge to succeed against the backdrop of the incredible turmoil in Egypt today.
Sun, 06/22/2014 - 8:00pm
On the surface, London is a buzzing, modern metropolis — but underneath lies a secret, hidden world, all but forgotten by the millions of people above. This program uncovers 2,000 years of subterranean history: a world of ancient caves and perfectly preserved Roman remains; mysterious rivers and gruesome plague pits; impenetrable vaults and top-secret bunkers. Digging deep, the program unearths some of the most extraordinary stories of the darkest part of the city.
Sat, 06/21/2014 - 8:00pm
The revival of a traditional festival at Midsomer Parva ends in tragedy when the curate is burned alive inside a straw effigy of a woman. Then his gay lover, Rev Jim Hale (Jonathan Hackett) dies too, a victim of apparent spontaneous combustion, in front of a severed pig's head on the altar. Amid rumors of witchcraft, some villagers blame Manor owner and orgy host Alan Clifford (Keith Barron), who has a secret of his own.