Follow Alice Waters through a year of shopping and cooking, and discover the vision of an artist and advocate who has taken her gift for food and turned it into consciousness about the environment, nutrition, and a device for social change.
Naturalist and nineteenth century painter, John James Audubon was one of the most remarkable men of early America. The program brings to life his timeless paintings with dazzling footage of the living birds he immortalized, and celebrates visually the natural world he described in his writings. Interviews reveal the man, explore his art, and put his groundbreaking work in modern perspective.
Director: Al Reinert
Starring: Sam Elliott
Catch the drama of an artist's process and the most high-pressure kitchens in the world as Australian artist Jeff Martin travels to the best restaurants for inspiration.
Director: Dave Budge
Starring: Jeff Martin
This enlightening and poignant coming-of-age story follows the journeys of four teenagers as they strive to achieve their dreams: to be a sponsored skateboarder, travel the world, become a rock star, and be the first family member to graduate. Their stories shine a proactive light on the social and institutional obstacles faced by people who are blind and what it takes to surmount those barriers.
Director: Abigail Fuller, Sarah Ivy
Katie Couric sets out across America to meet with leading scientists, physicians, and experts to answer questions about gender and gender identity. She speaks with everyday people who find their lives and bodies on the front line of a changing world. This documentary examines the roles of science, society and culture with regard to gender, and sheds light on stories of struggle, understanding, ignorance and love.
Tells the story of the best code breaker the USA ever had and how he and a small team within NSA created a surveillance tool that could pick up any electronic signal on Earth, filter it for targets, and render results in real time.
Director: Friedrich Moser
An intimate portrait of a real modern family. Meet Erik and Sandro, a gay couple with daughters birthed by their friend Rachel, who's married with three teenagers of her own.
Director: Amy Geller, Allie Humenuk
Austrian designer Stefan Sagmeister has success in his work, designing album covers for the Rolling Stones, Jay-Z and the Talking Heads. But in the back of his mind he suspects there must be something more. He decides to turn himself into a design project. Is it possible to train his mind to get happier? He pursues three controlled experiments of meditation, therapy, and drugs, grading himself along the way.
Director: Hillman Curtis, Ben Nabors
Starring: Jonathan Haidt, Sheenah Hankin, Ben Nabors
Choreographer Trisha Brown (1936-2017) revolutionized the world of contemporary dance. Now, her seminal 1979 work Glacial Decoy, with costumes and projected slides by the similarly risk-taking artist Robert Rauschenberg, is coming to Paris, to be performed by a new generation of dancers. This film takes viewers behind the scenes in the weeks leading up to the first performance.
Director: Marie-Helene Rebois
Everyone benefits from practicing balance and coordination. Balance and coordination take on an increasingly important role in maintaining Independence and wellness. Good balance and coordination are important to help get around town, live on one's own and carry out daily activities. Coordination and balance exercises also help one walk more confidently and decrease the likelihood of falls.
Starring: Connie Balcom
A documentary about the challenges and triumphs of female big wave surfers fighting sexism in the water, in competition, in the media, and in the surf industry with the support of a closely knit community of like-minded women.
Director: Dayla Soul
Discover the story of Chef Jacques Pépin (b. December 18, 1935), a young immigrant with movie-star looks, a charming Gallic accent, and a mastery of cooking and teaching so breathtaking he became an early food icon-joining James Beard and Julia Child among the handful of Americans who transformed the way the country views the food world.
Experience a century of food through the life of James Beard, who spoke of the importance of localism and sustainability long before those terms had entered the vernacular. A cookbook author, journalist, television celebrity, and teacher, Beard helped to pioneer and expand the food media industry.
Join Jillian Michaels and renowned pregnancy fitness expert Andrea Orbeck through three incredibly effective workouts that focus on different sections of the body: the upper body, lower body, and the core. With basic and advanced exercise modifications, this workout is ideal for any fitness level.
Follow what happens to recently released prisoners when they go from solitary to the streets. With extraordinary access to the Maine State Prison, the film examines the long-term effects of solitary confinement and efforts to reduce its use.
Afghanistan, immediately post-9/11. Small teams of Green Berets arrive on a series of secret missions to overthrow the Taliban. What happens next is equal parts war origin story and cautionary tale, illuminating the nature and impact of fifteen years of constant combat, with unprecedented access to U.S. Special Forces.
Director: Greg Baker
Starring: Jason Amerine, Mark Nutsch, Scott Neil, Billy Howell, Bob Pennington
A documentary film that follows two young men on a three year odyssey, through small triumphs and big set backs, as they train to become professional magicians, the unconventional career they hope will lift them past poverty and old mistakes, and make them rich and famous!
Director: Jason Sosnoff, Ted Wallach
Starring: Common, David Blaine
This immerses viewers in the extraordinary routines of children who live in the four corners of the Earth, whose sheer will to accomplish their dreams leads them onto a path that many have walked, but never like this.
Director: Pascal Plisson
Starring: Jackson Saikong, Salome Saikong, Samuel J. Esther
Although writing a book can be like climbing Everest, the advice viewers find here will save some troublesome extra drafts, and give them a head start toward an enjoyable writing experience and a successful novel.
Director: Diane M. Hinds
Starring: Anne Perry
From the shelter of our homes, snow looks magical, but it's a harsh reality to many animals. Snow means freezing temperatures, which these animals must endure for many months. Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan meets some of the world's most iconic snow animals across the globe, from the penguins of Antarctica to the bison of Yellowstone and the Arctic fox.
The story of cattlewoman Dorothy Stover Hall is the tale of a very authentic working woman and her spirited determination. This beautifully produced historical documentary will appeal to audiences that love stories of the American West, women's studies, and sustainability.
Director: Trudy Duisenberg
Documentary about the fine and rare wine auction market centering around a counterfeiter who befriended the rich and powerful and sold millions of dollars of fraudulent wine through the top auction houses.
Director: Reuben Atlas, Jerry Rothwell
Starring: Rudy Kurniawan
How different are we to our animal cousins? In this highly entertaining series a new generation of spy cameras reveals just how similar we really are. Each episode is themed around a familiar aspect of our own live, love, intelligence, friendship and mischief. Meet the elephant aunts who act as midwives, the bowerbirds gathering trinkets to impress the ladies, the hippos having pedicures, the monkeys getting drunk and disorderly, and more.
In 1978, three months after the death of comedy icon Charlie Chaplin, his body disappeared from its grave in Corsier-Sur-Vevefy, Switzerland. Examining Magistrate Jean-Daniel Tenthorey and the Swiss Police had no clues to follow, only ridiculous rumors. It would be quite some time before the robbers would eventually contact the family asking for a millions Swiss Francs. After being denied by the family, the robbers would lower the amount a number of times before escalating threats of violence.
Director: Philip Boatswain
For 75 years, the United Service Organizations (USO) has lifted the spirits of American soldiers and has kept service personnel connected to their families and country while abroad. USO: For the Troops conveys the fast pace and complex logistics of a modern USO tour, and underlines the importance of the organization not just for service people, but for America as a whole.
In this landmark living history series, a Victorian tenement in the heart of London's East End has been painstakingly brought back to life. Host Michael Mosley joins a group of 21st century families as they move in and experience the tough living and working conditions of the Victorian poor.
Starring: Michael Mosley
Tornados or sandstorms take simple ingredients like air, earth and water and transform them into something spectacular, powerful and incredibly dangerous. And despite scientists studying it for thousands of years, we know far less about how weather works than anyone might expect. This, however, is about to change: by teaming up with maverick experts and renowned specialists from all around the world, a whole range of fascinating new discoveries from the cutting edge of science will be revealed.
Director: Graham Booth
Starring: Sam Hazeldine
With only a library book as his guide, fourteen-year-old William Kamkwamba builds a windmill in his Malawian village that changes his life forever. Using junk parts and an inexhaustible imagination, he harnesses enough energy to power a generator that saves his family from famine and resuscitates his dying farming community.
Director: Ben Nabors
Starring: William Kamkwamba, Tom Rielly
Favorite PBS Kids characters learn all about allergies in five stories. Join Binky as he works to understand his peanut allergy in an Arthur story and Daniel Tiger as he tries a peach for the first time and discovers he's allergic to the fruit.
Learn about addition and subtraction equations. Common Core 1st Grade requirements on this subject are introduced, beginning with a review of the symbols for addition, subtraction and equal to. How to know if equations are true. What the Commutative and Associative Properties of Addition are. These questions are covered in depth with detailed graphics, diagrams and exciting video. On screen, multiple choice reviews at the end of each segment reinforce important concepts.
What were the significant events of Christopher Columbus's early life? How did Columbus get the money to make his first voyage? What happened on Columbus's four voyages? What is Columbus's legacy? The answers to all of these questions are covered with detailed graphics, diagrams, and exciting video, as well as on-screen, multiple-choice reviews at the end of each segment to reinforce important concepts and make learning fun.
Journey through both the alphabet and history with ten-year-old animated character Alex as he explores famous and fun people from A to Z! Each uppercase letter of the alphabet gets presented several times then linked to a corresponding person and his or her major achievement, which makes mastering the alphabet fun and fosters an early love for history! A fast-paced review reinforces the content and ensures maximum retention.
In this brand-new, 2017, high-definition program, learn all about the sun. How far is the sun from Earth? Why is its distance critical for life? What are the photosphere, chromosphere, and corona? What are the radiative and convective zones? The answers to all of these questions are covered with detailed graphics, diagrams, and exciting video, as well as on-screen, multiple-choice reviews at the end of each segment that reinforce important concepts and make learning fun.
How did the United Nations get started? How does the United Nations work and operate in the world today? What is the Model United Nations? The answers to all of these questions are covered with detailed graphics, diagrams, and exciting video, as well as on-screen, multiple-choice reviews at the end of each segment to reinforce important concepts and make learning fun.
Learn how to write an outstanding academic essay from start to finish. What is a thesis? What is the purpose of the introduction? How to develop the body of an essay? What is the purpose of the conclusion? The answers to all of these questions are covered with detailed graphics, diagrams, and exciting video, as well as on-screen, multiple-choice reviews at the end of each segment to reinforce important concepts and make learning fun.