Hagia Sophia – Istanbul’s Ancient History

Hagia Sophia – Istanbul’s Ancient History

Feb 24, 2015

Watch Thursday, February 26th at 9pm! Istanbul’s magnificent Hagia Sophia has survived on one of the world’s most active seismic faults, which has inflicted a dozen devastating earthquakes since Hagia Sophia was built in 537 AD. As Istanbul braces for the next big quake, a team of architects and engineers is investigating Hagia Sophia’s seismic […]

The Last Orangutan Eden

The Last Orangutan Eden

Feb 24, 2015

Nature “The Last Orangutan Eden” Watch Thursday, February 26th at 8pm! Ecologist Chris Morgan (“Bears of the Last Frontier”) travels to the jungles of Northern Sumatra to document the efforts to save its wild orangutan population, which is quickly dwindling due to deforestation. Morgan spends time with orphaned orangs at rehabilitation centers observing the process […]

The Italian Americans

The Italian Americans

Feb 23, 2015

The Italian Americans Loyal Americans/The American Dream Watch Wednesday, February 25th at 9pm! In post-war America, Italian Americans enter the middle class. Italian-American crooners define American cool, but even as Frank Sinatra skyrockets to fame, he is haunted by accusations of Mafia ties. Can Italian Americans fit into 1950s America or will the specter of […]

August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand

August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand

Feb 19, 2015

American Masters August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand Watch Friday, February 20th at 10pm! From his roots as an activist and poet to his indelible mark on Broadway, this program captures the legacy of the man some call America’s Shakespeare. Film and theater luminaries such as James Earl Jones, Viola Davis, Phylicia Rashad, […]

Richard Pryor: Icon

Richard Pryor: Icon

Feb 19, 2015

Watch Friday, February 20th at 9pm! Richard Pryor’s impact on the craft of comedy and today’s top comics is legendary and unrivaled. This program surveys the profound and enduring influence of one of the greatest American comics of all time.