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Man ray prophet of the avant-garde

Photographer, painter, filmmaker, poet, essayist, philosopher, a primary leader of the American modernist movement. Narrated by Stockard Channing and includes an interview with director Mel Stewart.

The world's most wanted animal

Found in Africa and Asia, pangolins are the most poached and trafficked animal in the world. Based in Namibia, conservationist Maria Diekmann is working to save them. On an emotional journey, Maria travels to Asia to bet...

Joni Mitchell, a life story woman of heart and mind

Looks back at Joni Mitchell, from her own reminiscences and those of her friends and contemporaries. Includes bits of performances from all eras of her career.

The nature of things, Raccoon nation

"With their agile little hands, raccoons have become the urban bandits we love and hate. In the past 70 years, their population has exploded in North American cities, and interaction with humans is making them smarter --...

Saving the Titanic

Over the last 100 years, there have been countless stories about the Titanic's last hours, but less has been said about the shipbuilders and engineers who worked tirelessly below as the water rushed in and made the ultim...

Bing Crosby rediscovered

Bing Crosby was, without a doubt, the most popular and influential multi-media star of the first half of the twentieth century, pulling audiences in with his intimate, laid-back voice and innate charm. Narrated by Stanle...

Salmon running the gauntlet

Go beyond the ongoing debate over how to save an endangered species. Documented are the stories of collapsing Pacific salmon populations and how biologists and engineers have become instruments in audacious experiments t...

The egg life's perfect invention

The egg, life's perfect invention, nurtures and protects new life from the outside world. These remarkable structures are strong enough to withstand the full weight of an incubating parent and weak enough to allow a chic...

Maya Angelou and still I rise

Examines the life and legacy of African American poet, memoirist, and civil rights worker Maya Angelou, from her upbringing in the Depression-era South to her work with Malcolm X in Ghana to the recitation of her inaugur...

Bones of the Buddha

Did a nineteenth century British landowner really discover gold, jewels, and the charred bones of the Lord Buddha in an underground chamber on his estate? Is the site of this discovery the legendary lost city of Kapilava...

Firestone and the warlord

FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate the relationship between Firestone and the infamous Liberian warlord Charles Taylor. Based on the inside accounts of Americans who ran the company's Liberia rubber plantation, and di...

The ascent of money boom and bust

Bestselling author, economist and historian Niall Ferguson takes a look at how money evolved, from the concept of credit and debt in the Renaissance to the emergence of a global economy and the subprime crisis we face to...

Marvin Hamlisch what he did for love

Composer, conductor, genius, and mensch: Marvin Hamlisch earned four Grammys, four Emmys, three Oscars, three Golden Globes, a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize before his untimely death, making him one of only two PEGOT w...

The ascent of money a financial history of the world

Bestselling author, economist and historian Niall Ferguson takes a look at how money evolved, from the concept of credit and debt in the Renaissance to the emergence of a global economy and the subprime crisis we face to...

Picturing Mary

Visit museums, chapels and cathedrals in eight countries to view rare and sacred masterpieces portraying Mary by artists such as Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Duccio, and van Eyck in their original locations. Look...

Josh Groban in concert —Groban, Josh.

His debut album has sold in excess of 1.6 million copies, and as his fanbase grows, here comes a video release to satisfy the demand for more Josh Groban material. Tracks include "Alla Luce Del Sole," "Alejate," "Broken ...

The wisdom of faith with Huston Smith

A series of five conversations between Huston Smith and Bill Moyers on the world's major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Smith relates common elements of the different tradi...

Company a musical comedy

A beloved era-defining classic is stunningly reinvented in this powerful Broadway production. Set in upper-crust Manhattan, Company is a funny, sophisticated exploration of love and commitment as seen through the eyes of...

Sarah Vaughan the divine one

Recounts the stellar singer's career from her beginnings at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, to her debut at the Apollo Theater and her pre-eminence in nightclubs, concert halls, and jazz festivals arou...

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