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Wed, 04/17/2013 - 10:00pm

Join British journalist and physician Michael Mosley to uncover the secret life of the human digestive tract in this eye-opening and detailed exploration of a part of the body we seldom see. Enter the strange and mysterious world of the human stomach!

NOVA
Wed, 04/17/2013 - 9:00pm

How did life storm the beaches and dominate planet Earth? Ancient Australian fossils offer clues. While the oceans were teeming, the world above the waves remained an almost lifeless wasteland — until the Silurian period, when the conquest of the land began. Host Richard Smith introduces Earth’s forgotten pioneers: the scuttling arthropod armies that invaded the shores and the waves of green revolutionaries whose battle for the light pushed plant life across the face of a barren continent. Join NOVA’s prehistoric adventure as four-legged animals walk onto dry land, with the planet poised for disaster.

Nature
Wed, 04/17/2013 - 8:00pm

There are some things in nature we just don't understand, and this creature is one of them. Eels are coveted by the Japanese, sacred in New Zealand, and making people millionaires in Maine. But that's only part of the story.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 9:00pm

THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, a new film from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. The film chronicles The Central Park Jogger case, for the first time from the perspective of these five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice.

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 8:00pm

This series of performance specials at the White House presentsthe best of American performing arts. From the Broadway musical to opera, country and western, gospel, ballet, jazz and more, the series has featured the extraordinary richness of American music and dance.

Independent Lens
Mon, 04/15/2013 - 10:00pm

Trace the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about women's liberation.

Market Warriors
Mon, 04/15/2013 - 9:00pm

This week on MARKET WARRIORS, the pickers head to Rochester, Minnesota, to the annual Gold Rush Olmsted County market, where the pickers are paired up to find something French and one picker struggles to make it through the round. Off-screen host Mark L. Walberg observes as the pickers seek advice from ANTIQUES ROADSHOW experts on some items they’re considering flipping at auction. Some key finds include a Chinese sandalwood box, an antique radio and a Limoges landscape painting. One picker strikes gold with a bidder from China taking part at Ken Farmer Auctions in Radford, Virginia, where all of this week’s items are auctioned.

Antiques Roadshow
Mon, 04/15/2013 - 8:00pm

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW explores the craftsmanship of Cincinnati carved furniture. Then, it’s off to the races with a trophy from the 1908 Belmont Stakes and an early 20th-century toy horse and buggy, to highlight just a few discoveries. Others include a French advertising poster and an impressive bust of Abraham Lincoln, valued at $5,000-$7,000.

Documentary
Sun, 04/14/2013 - 10:00pm

This is the story of the great Jewish violinist Bronislaw Huberman, who, in 1936, was able to move 70 of the best Jewish musicians from Germany to Palestine to found what would become the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Huberman’s efforts ultimately rescued 1,000 Jews from the Holocaust.

Masterpiece Classic
Sun, 04/14/2013 - 9:00pm

Ellen’s future as the Spirit of Selfridge is on the line. Renowned ballerina Anna Pavlova causes a sensation at the store. Rose makes a revelation to her doting portrait painter, Roddy.

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