Fifty years later, what can science tell us about the Kennedy assassination — and the investigations that fol¬lowed? The 1963 murder, in broad daylight in front of hundreds of witnesses, was a homicide investigator’s best-case scenario. Yet somehow the JFK assassination became a forensic nightmare, plagued by mishandled evidence, a controversial autopsy and, incredibly, a prime suspect murdered while in police custody before he could be tried — all of it captured on film. Now, NOVA follows a group of experts trying to unravel the lingering mysteries of the assassination: private investigator Josiah Thompson; gunshot wound authority Larry Sturdivan; laser scanning specialist Tony Grissim; medical examiner and forensic neuropathologist Peter Cummings; and firearms experts Lucien and Mike Haag.
Wed, 11/13/2013 - 8:00pm
From the wilds of Costa Rica to the suburbs of our own country, NATURE explores the difficulties of raising parrots, why some breeders and owners become rescuers, and conservation efforts in the wild. Owners and rescuers of the popular bird talk about the ups and downs of caring for these colorful characters and the impact of “Baretta.”
Tue, 11/12/2013 - 9:00pm
Follow Kennedy into the White House through his assassination and the unfulfilled promise of his presidency. Offering fresh assessments of the successes and failures of his tenure, this episode features frank appraisals by administration officials, including John Siegenthaler, Thomas Hughes and Harris Wofford, civil rights leaders Andrew Young and Julian Bond, and journalists Evan Thomas and Richard Reeves.
The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
Tue, 11/12/2013 - 8:00pm
“Making a Way Out of No Way” portrays the Jim Crow era, when African Americans struggled to build their own worlds within the harsh, narrow confines of segregation. At the turn of the 20th century, a steady stream of African Americans left the South, fleeing the threat of racial violence and searching for opportunities in the North and West. Leaders like Ida B. Wells, W.E.B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington and Marcus Garvey organized, offering different strategies to further black empowerment and equality. The ascendance of black arts and culture showed that a community with a strong identity and sense of pride was taking hold in spite of Jim Crow. “The Harlem Renaissance” redefined how America saw African Americans — and how African Americans saw themselves.
Mon, 11/11/2013 - 9:00pm
Follow JFK’s rise to power from his birth to his election as president in 1960 — the youngest man ever to be elected to the office. With illuminating interviews from family members including sister Jean Kennedy Smith, niece Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, historian Robert Dallek and author Robert Caro, this episode offers new insight into Kennedy’s early years, from his transformation from a sickly youth to Washington’s most eligible bachelor to the nation’s president.
Mon, 11/11/2013 - 6:30am
Wed, 11/13/2013 - 6:30am
Fri, 11/15/2013 - 6:30am
All New Episodes all week long!!
Based on the best-selling children's book series by Susan Meddaugh, the MARTHA SPEAKS animated TV series follows the adventures of Martha, a loveable dog whose appetite for alphabet soup gives her the ability to speak. Using her newfound abilities, Martha gets jobs, wears disguises, foils bad guys, wins contests and orders lots of steaks. A dog's breakfast of messes and hilarious entanglements ensue for Martha, her family and the unsuspecting people of her town who make up the comic heart of the series.
Mon, 11/11/2013 - 7:00am
Mon, 11/11/2013 - 4:00pm
Wed, 11/13/2013 - 7:00am
Wed, 11/13/2013 - 4:00pm
Fri, 11/15/2013 - 7:00am
Fri, 11/15/2013 - 4:00pm
All New Episodes all week long!!
A six-time Emmy Award-winner, this daily half-hour animated series, based on Marc Brown's best-selling Arthur adventure books, shows how Arthur and his friends use effective, age-appropriate problem-solving skills. Each episode consists of two independent stories focusing on themes and events central to children's lives. Whether facing down a bully, worrying about a new teacher or being the very last person on earth to lose his baby teeth, Arthur and his friends manage to solve their crises with imagination, kindness and a lot of humor. The series promotes literacy and is complemented by a comprehensive outreach campaign targeted to teachers, librarians, parents and daycare providers.
Sun, 11/10/2013 - 9:00pm
With her high-profile nuptials just around the corner, Katherine turns The Paradise upside-down as she prepares for what promises to be a dazzling society event. Across the street, Denise proves her aptitude for business once again, though not all the shopkeepers are easily convinced. When Glendenning spots Moray consoling Denise, he warns Katherine of the threat. Will the wedding go ahead as planned or will Moray follow his heart?
Sun, 11/10/2013 - 5:30pm
WSKG’s Artist Café showcases an expansive variety of national and local artists including photographers, dancers, poets and many more. This week we feature the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit of Punk art, Steve Cinnamon and his Cigar Box Guitars, composer Gabriela Frank, and Captain America Artist Allen Bellman.