Celebrating North America’s Steam Railways

Celebrating North America’s Steam Railways

Jun 3, 2014

Watch Tuesday, June 10th at 7pm! This program explorers the impact that the steam engine had in building our world. We will visit seventeen of North America’s most historic and scenic tourist steam railroads. From the frozen tundra of Alaska to the vast high desert of Arizona, the rolling hills of New Hampshire to the […]

50s & 60s Party Songs

50s & 60s Party Songs

May 27, 2014

Watch Saturday, May 31st at 7pm and Monday, June 2nd at 7pm! Chubby Checker hosts this first-ever MY MUSIC special on the golden era of rock ‘n’ roll dance music for kids of all ages. From the Eisenhower era explosion of Bill Haley and Jerry Lee Lewis to the 1960s cultural phenomenon of “The Twist” […]

NOVA: D-Day’s Sunken Secret

NOVA: D-Day’s Sunken Secret

May 27, 2014

Watch Wednesday, May 28th at 9pm! On June 6, 1944, the Allies launched an armada to invade the Normandy beaches and liberate Europe from the Nazis. Hundreds of ships sank while running the gauntlet of mines and bunkers, creating one of the world’s largest underwater archaeological sites. Now, NOVA has exclusive access to an extensive […]

D-Day 360

D-Day 360

May 25, 2014

Watch Tuesday, May 27th at 9pm! D-Day was a logistical effort on a scale never seen before or since. On the day itself, 3,000 planes dropped 23,000 airborne troops behind German lines, and 7,000 ships delivered around 20,000 military vehicles and 130,000 soldiers onto the beaches. Once on the shore, the troops had to negotiate […]

Death and the Civil War

Death and the Civil War

May 25, 2014

Death and the Civil War: American Experience Watch Monday, May 26th at 9pm! Drawing heavily on This Republic of Suffering, historian and Harvard president Drew Gilpin Faust’s acclaimed book, “Death and the Civil War” explores a critical but largely overlooked aspect of the Civil War experience: the immense and varied implications of the war’s staggering and […]

National Memorial Day Concert 2014

National Memorial Day Concert 2014

May 25, 2014

Watch Sunday, May 25th at 8pm & 9:30pm! Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise co-host the 25th anniversary broadcast of this night of remembrance honoring the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country. The NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT […]