Some of the Amish sentenced in beard-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio are upset with federal prison education requirements.
Zebra’s are an interesting animal, not a horse and not a donkey, they display strong family ties. Behaviorist have found Zebras observe a close social hierarchy in which a single stallion is the head of each family unit. As head of the families he takes charge and protects them from danger while still managing to [...]
DEATH ON THE RAILROAD is a classic story involving foul play, cover ups, a murder mystery and a voyage of discovery to understand what happened to a group of Irish men who came to America for a better life but found only misery. In 1832 railroad contractor, Philip Duffy, hired 57 Irish immigrants to lay [...]
This program is a portrait of an inspiring and inventive musician whose virtuoso skills on the ukulele have transformed all previous notions of the instrument’s potential. Through intimate conversations with Shimabukuro, this program reveals the cultural and personal influences that have shaped the man and the musician. On the road from Los Angeles to New [...]
Can you guess which 10 buildings are profiled in the program? I pinpointed a couple but some others may surprise you. Tune-in to discover the 10 American architectural marvels, including a state capitol building designed by Thomas Jefferson. Hear the stories of the original indoor shopping mall, the first airport of the Jet Age and [...]
I was never one of the thousands of school kids that visit Washington D.C. every spring. My school didn’t participate in this annual ritual. My first visit to our nation’s capitol was with my family while visiting friends in near-by Annapolis. My Dad, a student of history, was focused on getting to the Smithsonian’s American [...]
On Tuesday, April 30 FRONTLINE will update its investigation program “Inside Top Secret America”. In this updated episode Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Dana Priest traces the journey from September 11 to the Boston Marathon bombings, including the three major domestic terrorist attacks since September 11. She examines the ongoing efforts to improve information sharing among federal [...]
The most powerful raptor in the world, the harpy eagle, hides away deep in the South American jungle. Harpy eagles are barely ever seen, let alone filmed. In this extraordinary documentary, NATURE’S team of cameramen steps into the world of this monkey-eating eagle and even risks injury to obtain intimate pictures of them bringing back [...]
The second collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, “Carousel” remains an enduring theatre landmark. Together with “Oklahoma” it changed the American musical forever. The New York Philharmonic leads an all-star semi-staged performance of this classic featuring Kelli O’Hara, Nathan Gunn, Stephanie Blythe and more. Conducted by Rob Fisher.
President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives is a man with a bigger problem than any other world leader has ever faced, the literal survival of his country and everyone in it. After bringing democracy to the Maldives he must now ensure that his tiny country doesn’t disappear under rising sea levels. That means capturing the [...]
Ten trillion dollars in Americans’ retirement savings are invested in large and small accounts managed by banks, brokerages, mutual funds, and insurance companies. It’s a bit scary to think about, given the behavior of these institutions over the past several years. Now experts wonder whether your IRA or 401K investments will even assure a safe [...]