Egypt’s Golden Empire: Pharaohs of the Sun

EGYPT'S GOLDEN EMPIRE
EGYPT'S GOLDEN EMPIRE highlights the people who developed such wonders as this massive carving of Ramses at Abu Simbel.
9:00PM
January 3, 2012

This three-part special tells the story of the Egyptian empire from its beginning in 1560 BC to its collapse in 1080 BC.

Martin Luther

MARTIN LUTHER
Timothy West as the elder Martin Luther.
10:00PM
January 2, 2012

Martin Luther finds release in the Bible, discovering that it is not the Church, but his own individual faith that will guarantee his salvation.

Great Performances From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2012

From Vienna 2012: The New Year's Celebration
This festive annual New Year’s celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic at Vienna’s opulent Musikverein is the largest worldwide event in classical music.
7:30PM
January 1, 2012

Legendary star of stage and screen Julie Andrews returns as host of the festive annual New Year’s celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic.

Live from Lincoln Center: Bernstein and Gershwin

Music director and conductor Alan Gilbert
Music director and conductor Alan Gilbert leads the New York Philharmonic in a New Year's Even program featuring 20th-century American composers Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin.
8:00PM
December 31, 2011

The New York Philharmonic’s New Year’s Eve concert kicks off with Bernstein’s Overture to Candide and promises to delight with two Gershwin masterpieces.

American Masters Bob Dylan: No Direction Home – Part 1

American Masters: Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan opens archives for the film, which features previously unreleased footage from Dylan’s live concerts, studio recording sessions, outtakes, and interviews.
9:00PM
December
30, 2011

Bob Dylan participates for the first time in an exclusive, full- length film biography.

Masterpiece Mystery! Poirot XI: The Clocks

David Suchet as Hercule Poirot
David Suchet as Hercule Poirot
10:00PM
December 29, 2011

Poirot is asked to assist in a murder investigation to determine if a young woman is responsible for the crime.

NATURE: Arctic Bears

NATURE Arctic Bears
Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) and cub walking in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.
8:00PM
December 28, 2011

Polar bears are living on borrowed time. The winters have become increasingly warmer, the ice is disappearing and raising a family is a difficult proposition.

Botany of Desire

BOTANY OF DESIRE Keukenhoff
Parrot Tulip in Keukenhoff Gardens, Netherlands.
8:00PM
December 27, 2011

THE BOTANY OF DESIRE brings Michael Pollan’s book of the same name to television, showing how human desires are an essential, intricate part of natural history

Theodore Roosevelt: A Cowboy’s Ride to the White House

Theodore Roosevelt
Filmed on location at the Roosevelt ranches in the heart of the beautiful and wild Badlands of North Dakota, the growing of age life experiences of the nation's 26th President.
10:00PM
December
26, 2011

This is the exciting story of a physically challenged young man from Harvard who came to the western frontier in 1883: Theodore Roosevelt.