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  • Separate and Unequal

    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE examines what’s behind the growing racial divide in American schools
  • What’s Happened to Brittany, Jonny and Kaylie?

    FRONTLINE - Latest Stories
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:28 pm
    When FRONTLINE's left the Quad Cities in 2012, the characters from "Poor Kids" were all at different stages in their lives. Two years later, how are they doing?
  • Separate and Unequal

    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE examines what’s behind the growing racial divide in American schools
  • Featured Creature: Maned Wolf

    Nature
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    25 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    The maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) is the largest canid species in South America. It lives in the grasslands and scrub forests of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Peru. Thanks to its red coat and black feet, the maned wolf resembles a fox on stilts. However, it belongs to an entirely different branch of the canid family tree. Its closest relative is the stocky South American bush dog (Speothos venaticus), which looks like the offspring of a Dachsund and a small bear. The maned wolf is an omnivore, meaning that it eats both plants and animals. A large portion of its diet consists…
  • Patterns in Nature’s Networks

    NOVA | PBS
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Science shows it's a small world after all—and nature's networks follow a similar pattern.
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    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS

  • Separate and Unequal

    14 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE examines what’s behind the growing racial divide in American schools
  • Omarina's Story

    14 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE continues to examine of a groundbreaking effort to stem the dropout crisis in America’s high-poverty schools.
  • Syria: Arming the Rebels

    26 May 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE finds Syrian rebel fighters who say they’re being secretly armed and trained by the United States.
  • The Battle for Ukraine

    26 May 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE goes inside Ukraine as right-wing nationalists and violent pro-Russian separatists vie for control of the country.
  • United States of Secrets

    12 May 2014 | 9:00 pm
    How did the government come to spy on millions of Americans?
 
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    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS

  • Separate and Unequal

    14 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE examines what’s behind the growing racial divide in American schools
  • Omarina's Story

    14 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE continues to examine of a groundbreaking effort to stem the dropout crisis in America’s high-poverty schools.
  • Syria: Arming the Rebels

    26 May 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE finds Syrian rebel fighters who say they’re being secretly armed and trained by the United States.
  • The Battle for Ukraine

    26 May 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE goes inside Ukraine as right-wing nationalists and violent pro-Russian separatists vie for control of the country.
  • United States of Secrets

    12 May 2014 | 9:00 pm
    How did the government come to spy on millions of Americans?
 
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    Nature

  • Featured Creature: Maned Wolf

    olsone
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    The maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) is the largest canid species in South America. It lives in the grasslands and scrub forests of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Peru. Thanks to its red coat and black feet, the maned wolf resembles a fox on stilts. However, it belongs to an entirely different branch of the canid family tree. Its closest relative is the stocky South American bush dog (Speothos venaticus), which looks like the offspring of a Dachsund and a small bear. The maned wolf is an omnivore, meaning that it eats both plants and animals. A large portion of its diet consists…
  • Guided Tour of Orangutan Basecamp with Chris Morgan

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    14 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Nature host Chris Morgan gives us a tour of his campsite in the Gunung Leuser National Park on the island of Sumatra. Chris and the rest of the crew take refuge here while they prepare to hoist camera gear 50 meters into the air to film wild orangutans. The interactive map below shows other locations that Chris has visited. Where will he turn up next?
  • Tree Top Coffee Break with Chris Morgan

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    14 Jul 2014 | 7:01 am
    Nature host Chris Morgan joins wildlife cinematographer Joe Pontecorva for a coffee break high above the Sumatran jungle. They are on the look out for orangutans, the subjects of an upcoming Nature episode set to premiere in the spring of 2015. On the interactive map below you can see some of the other locations Chris has visited. Where will he pop up next? Stay tuned.
  • Fabulous Frogs: Full Episode

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    25 Jun 2014 | 5:22 pm
    (View full post to see video) Sir David Attenborough takes us on a journey through the weird and wonderful world of frogs, shedding new light on these charismatic, colorful and frequently bizarre little animals through first-hand stories, the latest science, and cutting-edge technology. Frogs from around the world are used to demonstrate the wide variety of frog anatomy, appearance and behavior.
  • Fabulous Frogs: Attenborough’s Family of Fabulous Frogs (Interactive)

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    24 Jun 2014 | 11:12 am
    Frogs come in a huge variety of shapes, colors, sizes and personalities. Famed naturalist Sir David Attenborough met a multitude of these webbed wonders while filming the Nature episode Fabulous Frogs. Click on the buttons below for interesting frog facts and be sure to tune in Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on PBS to see this family of amazing amphibians in action. Red-eyed Tree Frog Agalychnis callidryas The red-eyed tree frog has a third eye lid called the nictitating membrane that shields its eyes from danger while allowing it to see. Giant Monkey Frog Phyllomedusa bicolor…
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    NOVA | PBS

  • Patterns in Nature’s Networks

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Science shows it's a small world after all—and nature's networks follow a similar pattern.
  • Vaccines—Calling the Shots

    17 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Examine the science behind vaccinations, the return of preventable diseases, and the risks of opting out.
  • Knotty Thrills

    17 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Three physicists untie a 150-year-old tangle of a puzzle.
  • Sculpting a Young Artist

    19 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    A city-wide competition shaped the career of the architect behind Florence's famous dome.
  • Autopsying a Roman Catacomb

    29 May 2014 | 7:00 am
    Did a lethal plague kill thousands in ancient Rome? Centuries-old DNA may hold the answer.
 
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    POV Documentary Blog (Combined Feed)

  • Upcoming POV Screenings

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Visit our local events calendar for a full list of events happening across the country and join our Community Network to host a screening of your own! And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @POVengage to stay connected to the latest news and screening info from Community Engagement and Education. Chicago, IL Koch Tuesday, July 29th at 7:00pm Come to the Chicago Public Library’s Sulzer Regional Branch for a screening of Koch. For more information, call (312) 744-7616. Chicago, IL  Brooklyn Castle Tuesday, July 29th at 2:00pm Join the Woodson Regional branch of the…
  • Spread the Word in the Final Hours! ‘Dance for Me’ Premieres Tonight

    21 Jul 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Organizations and individuals across the country are getting the word out about Dance for Me, and you can, too! Dance for Me airs tonight on PBS (check local listings) and will be streaming for free online through August 20th, 2014. Let your community know about the film. Visit the Dance for Me Partner Toolkit for sample tweets and easy ways to embed the film trailer on your Facebook or blog, send a reminder email and more. We’ve even put together some sample tweets for you below: How far would you go to chase your dream? #danceforme airs @povdocs @PBS 7/21 http://to.pbs.org/1eufmBI 15…
  • Smart Cropping for Video: A Tool for Displaying Video at Any Aspect Ratio

    21 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    Smart-Cropped Video displayed on a 5.33:1 screen at the IFP Made in NY Media Center in Brooklyn, NY. View the demo. | View source code. (Photo: Colleen Cambier) Since the beginning of cinema, film and video have been composed with a fixed frame — theatrical films are now often presented at 1.85:1, while television is broadcast at 16:9 for high-definition or 4:3 for standard definition. But today, video is likely to be seen on device with unusual aspect ratios or multiple aspect ratios when rotated or resized — some Android tablets are 8:5 (or 5:8), the iPhone is 3:2 (or 2:3), and…
  • Getting Back to Abnormal Premiere Party at d.b.a. Brooklyn

    21 Jul 2014 | 6:10 am
    POV and filmmakers Louis Alvarez, Andrew Kolker, and Peter Odabashian had a great time celebrating the PBS national broadcast of  Getting Back to Abnormal on Monday July 14th at d.b.a Brooklyn. The sister establishment of d.b.a. New Orleans was packed with guests enjoying Happy Hour and watching the film together. POV sends a big thank you to d.b.a Brooklyn for providing a great space for film fans to get together and enjoy the premiere of Getting Back to Abnormal. Want to host your own Premiere Party? POV’s 27th season on PBS has begun and as such, we’re once again inviting…
  • Upcoming POV Screenings

    18 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Visit our local events calendar for a full list of events happening across the country and join our Community Network to host a screening of your own! And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @POVengage to stay connected to the latest news and screening info from Community Engagement and Education. Bronx, NY American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs Saturday, July 19th at 8:15pm Come to the Bronx Documentary Center for a screening of American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs. For more information, visit http://bronxdoc.org/events. Ephrata, PA 15…
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  • Masterpiece Mystery! Poirot Season 12 | New on WETA TV26

    WETA Programming
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Masterpiece Mystery! Poirot season 12 premieres on WETA TV26 & HD this Sunday July 27 and continues Sunday August 3! David Suchet returns as Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot for two new episodes. In this blog post, read more about the episodes and watch a preview of episode 1. The final three episodes in this season will air on WETA TV26 & HD later this year. “The Big Four” airs Sunday July 27 at 9pmPoirot navigates the world of international espionage while investigating the death of a Russian chess grandmaster. “Dead Man’s Folly” airs Sunday August 3 at 9pmMystery writer and…
  • WETA Movie Night: July 26

    WETA Programming
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    This Saturday on WETA TV26 & HD, watch two coming-of-age stories. First at 9:30pm, Jamal shares his life story when accused of cheating on a game show in Slumdog Millionaire. Then at 11:30pm, Egor leaves home to pursue a dancing career in the POV independent film Dance for Me. Please join us for these powerful films Saturday, July 26, 2014 on WETA TV26 & HD. Slumdog Millionaire (2008) airs Saturday at 9:30pmThis film follows Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, as he’s minutes away from winning 20-million rupees on India's Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? The…
  • This Week on WETA UK: July 21-27

    WETA Programming
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:23 am
    Monday at 9pm season 3 of Midsomer Murders begins with two back-to-back episodes! 9pm-10:30pm “Dead Man’s Eleven” DCI Barnaby’s plans to move to the village of Fletcher’s Cross are disrupted when the wife of a landowner is bludgeoned to death with a cricket bat while out walking her dog in the village of Midsomer Worthy. Then at 10:30pm-12am in “Death of a Stranger”, DCI Barnaby returns from a holiday in France to discover an unidentified tramp has been beaten to death in the woods near the village of Marshwood. Tuesday at 2pm New Tricks season 2 begins with the first episode…
  • Wild Kratts: Swamp Things! | New Episodes on WETA Kids

    WETA Programming
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    Next week on WETA Kids, catch the premiere of Wild Kratts: Swamp Things!, FIVE brand-new swamp-tastic episodes set in Flordia’s Everglades and Cypress Swamp. Continue reading for descriptions, air dates, and sneak peeks of the episodes! "Slider, the Otter" premieres Tuesday July 22 at 8amAlso airs Tuesday July 22 at 6pm, Thursday July 24 at 8:30am & 6:30pm, Saturday July 26 at 7:30pmThe Wild Kratts discover a lost otter cub. Assuming he is lost, the bros attempt to find his family, while introducing him to life in the Cypress Swamp of Florida. "Search for the Florida Panther" premieres…
  • WETA Movie Night: July 19

    WETA Programming
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:23 am
    This week’s WETA Saturday Night Movies are thrillers! Beginning at 9:30pm, catch A Streetcar Named Desire then at 11:30pm watch the POV independent film Mugabe and the White African. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) airs Saturday at 9:30pmDisturbed, alcoholic Blanche DuBois moves from Mississippi to New Orleans to live with her sister after being fired from her teaching job.  While her reality crumbles around her, Blanche is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law Stanley. Abuse and drama push Blanche to a breaking point, but can she survive in this harsh situation? A Streetcar Named Desire…
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