In North Dakota, scientists use new fossils to reconstruct what life might have been like just before an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs. NOVA examines remarkable evidence at the site, including the unhatched egg of a pterosaur, a huge flying reptile.
This program showcases world-renowned artist Nick Cave as he performs his latest iteration of HEARD at the community center in Akron's Summit Lake neighborhood, an area that has struggled with abandoned homes and crime. This was an art exhibit not just to be seen, but to be experienced.
Through memories of surviving players and archival game footage, this film tells the poignant story of the Monongahela (a.k.a. "Mon City") All-Star Team who won the Pennsylvania state championship and was headed to the Little League World Series in Williamsport. This momentous accomplishment would be marred by a tragedy that shocked the entire Little League community.
Three actors born into Hollywood royalty – Anjelica Huston, Mia Farrow and Isabella Rossellini – discover branches of their family trees that have been hidden from the public eye, meeting a cast of characters every bit as dramatic as the people they themselves have played on camera.
Over the centuries, the Great Lakes have been home to hundreds tribes. Indigenous creation stories describe the world as being on a back of a turtle shell, and today they know the earth as Turtle Island. Host Stacey Thunder (Red Lake and Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe) engages tribal voices while touring the area with those who still devote their lives to care for the land.
Marine Captain Kalani Creutzburg has battled with suicide, homelessness, prescription drugs, and depression. KALANI'S STORY follows his journey back toward wholeness through emotionally authentic healing circles.
Filmed over the course of 2.5 years, this film follows a former army paratrooper and sniper, challenged by suicidal ideation, divorce, and alcoholism, as he fights to reconnect with his family and resume a place of leadership in civilian society.
This program documents the resilience of a unique Japanese community in Hilo, Hawaii. Their stories bring to life the once-thriving small business district founded by Japanese immigrant plantation laborers who made the bold decision to establish their economic independence from the sugar industry.
LIVES WELL LIVED celebrates the incredible wit and wisdom of people aged 75–100, who reveal their secrets for living a meaningful life. Encompassing 3,000 years of collective life experience, diverse people share life lessons about perseverance, the human spirit, and staying positive in the midst of life’s greatest challenges. Their stories will make you laugh, perhaps cry, but mostly inspire you.
In this film, three Indigenous students experience the highs and lows of adolescence while attending one of the most remote high schools in the United States. Living in the beautiful but isolated Diné community within the Navajo Nation reservation, they navigate life as teenagers and dream of a glittering future.
This film follows a cohort of 12 veterans who do a 12-day Native American-style vision quest ceremony in the desert. Rigorous and challenging, their journey leads them to a clearer sense of who they are and where they belong in the world as civilians.
When Chinese state TV blames his faith for a fiery public suicide, Chen Ruichang is detained in a Clockwork Orange-style brainwashing facility and forced to accept the government’s account. But Chen believes it was all a government plot. This film shows the deadly power of media under authoritarian control. It also shows the remarkable power of an individual who refuses to compromise the truth.
This week, ACL presents Texas artists from across the musical spectrum. First up, Fort Worth native Bridges performs modern R&B tunes from LP Gold-Diggers Sound. Next, Houston trio Khruangbin plays worldbeat-tinged psych rock from its album Mordecai.
Celebrate the first-ever live performance of the band in London’s most famous venue in 2016. Accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson and their band rock the house to the rafters with hits and fan favorites like “Dreamboat Annie,” “Magic Man,” “Crazy on You” and “Barracuda.”
The search continues for signs of what might have happened on the day the dinosaurs died. Scientists uncover remarkable evidence, including a near perfectly preserved dinosaur leg and what could be pieces of the asteroid itself.
Narrated by television news icon Tom Brokaw, this hour-long film focuses on one of WWII's most heroic and least talked about units. "Merrill's Marauders" fought in Burma in 1944-1945 under the legendary General Frank Merrill. The Marauders were all volunteers who specialized in "hit and run" tactics in the jungles and mountains of Burma.
On Honolulu's famous Waikiki Beach stand four large stones that represent a Hawaiian tradition of healing and gender diversity that is all but unknown to the millions of locals and tourists passing by. According to legend, the stones are a tribute to four mahu, people of dual male and female spirit, who brought the healing arts from Tahiti to Hawaii and used their spiritual power to cure disease.
Melissa McCarthy and Eric Stonestreet, two comic actors who grew up on farms in America’s heartland – the descendants of generations of people who worked the land – retrace the journeys of their ancestors to see what they share with the men and women who literally laid the groundwork for their success.
Oklahoma is home to thirty-nine federally recognized tribes. Nowhere in North America will you find such diversity among Native Peoples, and nowhere will you find a more tragic history. Host Moses Brings Plenty (Oglala Lakota) takes a journey to Oklahoma's past and present.