Esther McManus, chef, baker, instructor and consultant, prepares almond croissants, plain croissants, chocolate croissants, pate filled croissants and basteeya.
Nazi Mega Weapons
Wed, 07/31/2013 - 10:00pm
The first ever long-range rockets were designed and built by the Nazis in a network of top-secret research labs, underground silos and hi-tech launch pads. This is the story of how scientist Werner von Braun heralded the birth of ballistic missiles and laid the technological foundations for the space race.
Wed, 07/31/2013 - 8:00pm
Leopards are the ultimate cat. They are the most feline, the most intelligent, the most dangerous and, until recently, one of the least understood. They hunt from South Africa to Siberia, from Arabia to Sri Lanka, and are the most widespread predator of their size on land. A leopard is a cat that walks by itself, unseen and secretive. Leopards are the beautiful killers that live in the shadows. This film will accumulate the evidence and put together a psychological profile of this extraordinarily cunning cat.
Tue, 07/30/2013 - 9:00pm
Long before the days of giant theme parks, the United States had many amusement parks where families gathered for a cool escape on a hot summer day. Celebrate these pre-Disney parks with visits to Playland in Rye, New York; Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana; and California’s Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, where vacationers can still reach for the brass ring on the merry-go-round. Rick Sebak narrates the special, which also checks out some old wooden roller coasters and other classic rides.
Tue, 07/30/2013 - 8:00pm
Rick Sebak travels across America's first transcontinental highway, checking out the changing landscape along the route from Times Square to San Francisco. This road show incorporates American culture, history, food, family, traditions and the changing way of the automobile.
Mon, 07/29/2013 - 10:00pm
Explore autism from the point of view of autistic people themselves. Four-year-old Violet, teenaged Nicholas and adult Paula occupy different positions on the autism spectrum, but they are all at pivotal moments in their lives. How they and the people around them work out their perceptual and behavioral differences becomes a remarkable reflection of the “neurotypical” world — the world of the non-autistic — revealing inventive adaptations on each side and an emerging critique of both what it means to be normal and what it means to be human. By Adam Larsen.
Mon, 07/29/2013 - 8:00pm
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW revisits items appraised in Richmond, Virginia, back in 1998. A Cartier desk clock has increased in value from a 1998 appraisal of $10,000 to $15,000 to an updated estimate of $25,000 to $35,000. Meanwhile, a Royal Doulton bear has dropped from an original appraisal of $5,000 to $7,000 to a current valuation of $3,000 to $5,000. Other items featured include 1956 World Series baseballs, a Carnegie autograph album and a collection of diamond and ruby jewelry.
Sun, 07/28/2013 - 9:00pm
While studying for his upcoming sergeant’s exam, Morse investigates the hit-and-run death of an eminent Oxford professor. The pressure mounts with his father’s illness and the appearance of an enemy threatening to reveal aspects of Inspector Thursday’s past. In the end, Morse must choose between the responsibilities of his job and loyalty to his mentor.
Art Wolfe's Travels to the Edge
Sat, 07/27/2013 - 10:00pm
In ART WOLFE'S TRAVELS TO THE EDGE: AMAZING ENCOUNTERS, renowned photographer Art Wolfe takes viewers on a journey through his favorite moments in the field — photographing wildlife, spectacular landscapes and fascinating peoples. This special takes a fast-paced look at some of the most endearing, pulse-pounding and lighthearted moments featured in the past two seasons of Wolfe's public television series Travels to the Edge.He tracks the last of the Bengal tigers in Nepal, marvels at snow monkeys in Japan, encounters baby seals on South Georgia Island and snaps photos of baby grey whales off Baja Mexico. Wolfe also captures Hindu morning rituals in India, witnesses a "ghost dance" in West Africa and visits the Dukha reindeer people of Mongolia. A special segment goes behind the scenes with Wolfe's crew as they try to keep pace with the celebrated photographer on his quest for the perfect shot.
Fake or Fortune?
Fri, 07/26/2013 - 10:00pm
Fiona Bruce and expert Philip Mould explore the history of three paintings bequeathed to the National Museum of Wales when their owner died in 1951. It was always believed the pieces were by landscape artist J.M.W. Turner, but only months after the museum took ownership, experts branded them fakes and unfit to hang on the gallery walls. Now Philip sets out to prove their authenticity once and for all. And, as reported in the New York Times on Sept. 24, 2012, they succeed!