NASA launches its most ambitious hunt for traces of life on Mars, landing a car-sized rover in a rocky, ancient river delta. The rover will stow samples for possible return to Earth and test technology that may pave the way for human travel to Mars.
This award-winning documentary reveals the driving forces behind the cycle of corruption in Congress. The film explores how special interests bankroll political campaigns and relentlessly lobby to rig the system in their favor, all while following the letter of the law. Featuring leaders and luminaries, the film also highlights powerful reform efforts gaining traction to restore a government that better serves the people.
Rita Davern's family members have always been proud to say that their ancestors once owned Pike Island, a beautiful piece of land in Minnesota. But the story of its acquisition is far less glorious than its profitability. Rita’s attempts to understand what happened and why lead her on a journey that requires facing the complicated legacy of westward expansion in the United States.
In this program, Edie Eva Eger recounts her remarkable story of survival as a prisoner at Auschwitz and her struggles with survivor’s guilt. Edie and her husband came to the U.S. in 1949, and Edie would later go on to receive a psychology degree from the University of Texas. In the film, Edie examines how her ongoing work with patients has helped her grow and heal.
As the first African American woman to receive an MBA from Harvard Business School, Lillian Lambert was a trailblazer. Now she needs Matt's help packing up her prized possessions and downsizing to a smaller home in Mechanicsville, VA. The team experiences a powerful moment when Lillian and her husband discover incredible news of their family's roots.
Rick island-hops through the Aegean, sampling three classic Greek getaways – Santorini, Mykonos, and Rhodes – and basking in their dramatic beauty. He tours ancient ruins, traces the vestiges of the Crusaders, samples rustic cuisine, savors classic Greek-island views, and compares beaches – from the ultimate party beach to idyllic quiet hideaways.
In a world where contamination took over and there are almost no living creatures, there is one human being who still remember and misses the nature he knew. Every day he dives into his getaway, the sea, to his small corner where he nurtures and takes care of the animals that were injured from damages caused by mankind.
After living on the fenceline of the east coast’s largest oil refinery and suffering from cancer, asthma, and COPD, residents have come together to fight for their right to breathe. Throughout the film, we begin to see and understand that communities, against all odds, have the power to stand up to large, polluting corporations.
This program features the story of an inspired bicyclist who is a champion for Monarch Butterflies. It offers an alluring look at the pollination process, our reliance on the pollinators and the plants they visit, and in turn, their reliance on us.
In 2018, the historic Camp Fire destroyed the town Paradise and killed 85 people. This film is set 50 years in the future and reflects on the rebuilding process. Using 12 original paintings, the artist mirrors the process of a community living towards a vision. With each step, the path forward becomes clearer.
Brunswick, Georgia is where a young black man, Ahmaud Arbery, was killed. Monty sits down with Ahmaud’s father and uncle, local activists and community leaders, and even those who celebrate the confederate flag. But as Monty learns the truth from the men and women closest to this tragedy, instead of division, he finds love, mutual respect, and unity that our whole nation can learn from.
Rick Steves explores the culture and nature of the Austrian, Italian, Swiss and French Alps. Highlights include conquering the Zugspitze; joining in a Tirolean village festival; seeing the jaw-dropping beauty of the Matterhorn, Jungfrau and Appenzell; experiencing the rich and resilient culture of alpine communities; and hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc – the trail that circles that iconic mountain.
From the ethereal wonders at Mammoth Hot Springs, to the grandeur of Tower Fall, to its extraordinary wildlife, YELLOWSTONE SYMPHONY takes viewers on a spectacular visual journey through America's first national park. Set to classical music, the park’s magnificent scenery and wildlife are showcased as they change through the seasons.