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  • The Rise of ISIS

    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE reports from Iraq on the miscalculations and mistakes behind the brutal rise of ISIS.
  • White House Official Defends Administration’s ISIS Response

    FRONTLINE - Latest Stories
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    The day after FRONTLINE's "The Rise of ISIS" aired, a White House official defended the Obama administration against criticism that it was slow to respond to warnings about the terrorist group.
  • The Rise of ISIS

    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE reports from Iraq on the miscalculations and mistakes behind the brutal rise of ISIS.
  • A Sloth Named Velcro: Citizen Sloth Patrol to the Rescue

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    28 Oct 2014 | 2:17 pm
    (View full post to see video) Christy Fromel, a member of the loosely organized “Citizen Sloth Patrol”, searches for sloths on a road not far from the Panama Canal. The concerned citizens who make up the patrol rescue sloths crossing dangerous roads in search of a new home.
  • Spinosaurus vs. Alligator

    NOVA | PBS
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    A tame alligator named Bubba betrays the secrets of the largest predator that ever lived.
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    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS

  • The Rise of ISIS

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE reports from Iraq on the miscalculations and mistakes behind the brutal rise of ISIS.
  • The Trouble with Antibiotics

    13 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE investigates the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance.
  • Death by Fire

    6 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Cameron Todd Willingham - executed for the arson murder of his three daughters. Could this case change the death penalty debate?
  • Hunting Boko Haram

    8 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE investigates the Nigerian government's effort to "Bring Back Our Girls" and bring down Boko Haram.
  • Ebola Outbreak

    8 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE reports from inside the deadliest Ebola outbreak on record.
 
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    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS

  • The Rise of ISIS

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE reports from Iraq on the miscalculations and mistakes behind the brutal rise of ISIS.
  • The Trouble with Antibiotics

    13 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE investigates the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance.
  • Death by Fire

    6 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Cameron Todd Willingham - executed for the arson murder of his three daughters. Could this case change the death penalty debate?
  • Hunting Boko Haram

    8 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE investigates the Nigerian government's effort to "Bring Back Our Girls" and bring down Boko Haram.
  • Ebola Outbreak

    8 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE reports from inside the deadliest Ebola outbreak on record.
 
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    Nature

  • A Sloth Named Velcro: Citizen Sloth Patrol to the Rescue

    olsone
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:17 pm
    (View full post to see video) Christy Fromel, a member of the loosely organized “Citizen Sloth Patrol”, searches for sloths on a road not far from the Panama Canal. The concerned citizens who make up the patrol rescue sloths crossing dangerous roads in search of a new home.
  • A Sloth Named Velcro: About

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    24 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
    (View full post to see video) In 2000 in the jungles of Panama, a young journalist, named Ana, has a chance encounter with a tiny orphaned sloth, which she names Velcro. For nearly two years, the pair is inseparable until finally Ana travels up a remote river to reintroduce Velcro back to the wild. This is the story Ana’s return to Central and South America to see how much has changed since Velcro came into her life. Sloths, once largely ignored, have become a hot topic of scientific researchers. New studies are showing that they’re not so sloth-like after all, that they have…
  • A Sloth Named Velcro: Baby Pygmy Sloth Clings to Mom

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    20 Oct 2014 | 1:44 pm
    (View full post to see video) Journalist Ana Salceda searches for pygmy three-toed sloths (Bradypus pygmaeus) on Isla Escudo de Veraguas, a small island off the coast of Panama. What she finds exceeds her expectations–a sloth mother with a baby in tow. “A Sloth Named Velcro” premieres Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on PBS. Check your local listings.
  • Animal Misfits: Animal Misfit Yearbook Photos

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    16 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    Have you ever felt awkward? Like you just didn’t fit in with the group? You’re not alone. There are certain species of animals that seem like oddballs compared to the rest of the family. For example, the giant panda is the only bear that subsists solely on plants. The stalk-eyed fly has eyes spaced impossibly far apart. Many lizards eat ants, but the minute leaf chameleon isn’t much bigger than one. In the images below, we reimagine these unlikely creatures as students in a school of “normal” animals. In reality, these animal oddballs are exquisitely adapted to…
  • Animal Misfits: Full Episode

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    16 Oct 2014 | 7:38 am
    (View full post to see video) Life on earth is incredibly diverse, but it’s not always what you might expect. Alongside the fastest, strongest, smartest animals are nature’s misfits. These odd, bizarre and unlikely creatures at first glance seem-ill equipped for survival. Left at the starting line in the race for life, these are the apparent losers in the story of evolution, yet somehow they still manage to cling to life and in some cases even thrive. Animal Misfits reveals some surprising details about how evolution really works, demonstrating that all animals are remarkably well-adapted…
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    NOVA | PBS

  • Spinosaurus vs. Alligator

    16 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    A tame alligator named Bubba betrays the secrets of the largest predator that ever lived.
  • Killer Landslides

    25 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Explore the forces behind deadly landslides—and the danger zones for the next big one.
  • Zombies and Calculus

    25 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The zombie apocalypse is here, and calculus explains why we can't quite finish them off.
  • Zombies and Calculus, Part 2

    25 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    You're being chased by zombies, and understanding tangent vectors may save your life.
  • The Cybersecurity Lab

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Take cybersecurity into your own hands by thwarting a series of increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks.
 
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    POV Documentary Blog (Combined Feed)

  • After Passing Up a Shot at Sundance, Documentary Filmmaker Yance Ford Receives a MacArthur

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:55 pm
    “I actually followed my own advice and didn’t cut for a deadline. It was the right decision for the film,” says 2014 MacArthur grant winner Yance Ford. (Image: Strong Island) “We are cooking with gas right now!” That’s something every documentary filmmaker dreams of, and thanks to the MacArthur Foundation, there are 15 doc teams that are lighting up their stoves today. For more than 30 years, MacArthur has supported documentaries and they did so again this year by dispersing $2 million to 15 films. The announcement was just made. The above exclamation comes…
  • Upcoming Events

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:33 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. This week, five different films screen in five cities throughout the US, covering topics such as politics, genocide, and aging. You can help raise awareness in your community with films like Koch, The Act of Killing, and The Way We Get By by hosting your own screening in December.
  • #docchat: The Whiteness Project – Tackling the Taboo Subject of Race in America – Join on Twitter This Wednesday

    21 Oct 2014 | 6:59 am
    Whitney Dow, director and producer of Whiteness Project: Inside the White/Caucasian Box, will join our Twitter #docchat this Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 1 PM ET (10 AM PT) to 2 PM ET (11 AM PT), taking your questions about tackling the taboo subject of race in America and the response to his online documentary. Whitney Dow is an award-winning filmmaker who has spent the last 18 years producing and directing documentaries about race, including Two Towns of Jasper, a landmark 2003 POV documentary that examined race in the aftermath of the shocking murder of James Byrd, Jr. in Jasper,…
  • Upcoming Events

    17 Oct 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. This week, 7 different films are being screened in 7 cities throughout the US, covering topics such as juvenile justice, Alzheimer’s, and LBGT issues. Next month’s national awareness campaigns celebrate Military Families, Native American Heritage, Alzheimer’s Disease…
  • POV Tech: Introducing Mouse and Keyboard Interactions for Virtual Reality “Films”

    16 Oct 2014 | 7:55 am
    Virtual reality experiences, such as those we are developing now for Oculus Rift, require a new set of conventions for interactions with familiar devices. View the demo (Oculus Rift not required) » View the source code » Last week’s Oculus Rift demo demonstrated that it’s possible to use the web to deliver virtual reality “films.” But an interactive documentary is not really interactive if all you can do is look around. We also can’t assume the same forms of interaction that worked for flat content will work in virtual reality, and because virtual…
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    Programmer's Choice

  • WETA Arts | New Episode in November

    WETA Programming
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    WETA Arts spotlights and celebrates visual and performing art in Greater Washington and around the nation. This half-hour magazine-style arts series presents a variety of stories, profiles, and critic discussions, introducing emerging and established artists alike. This episode of WETA Arts showcases innovative local and international art on display across the country.  First, we take in the immersive and energetic atmosphere of the fourth annual (e)merge Art Fair. Here we speak with Director Jamie Smith, local artist Sheldon Scott, and international Israeli artist, Avner Sher about their…
  • Poirot Final Season on WETA TV26 & HD

    WETA Programming
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    Masterpiece Mystery! Poirot returns to WETA TV26 & HD for its epic conclusion! This WETA TV26 exclusive allows you to watch the entire five part final season of Poirot (not just the first two episodes). Tune into WETA TV26 & HD every Thursday at 9:30pm for this one-of-a-kind event. “The Big Four” airs Thursday October 23 at 9:30pmPoirot navigates the world of international espionage while investigating the death of a Russian chess grandmaster. “Dead Man’s Folly” airs Thursday October 30 at 9:30pmMystery writer and old friend Ariadne Oliver asks Poirot to accompany her to a…
  • This Week on WETA UK: October 20-26

    WETA Programming
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Monday at 6pm Ashes to Ashes season 2 begins. Season kicks off in 1982 where Margaret Thatcher is in her element and bullish DCI Gene Hunt is back, policing the streets in his politically incorrect and loud-mouthed style. Sassy Alex Drake, whom Hunt shares a fiery working relationship with, is by his side, desperately trying to keep him in line. Tuesday at 8pm Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries takes on “Dead Air”. Dot's new favorite radio show is interrupted by an on air panic then the radio station's bookkeeper and budding announcer are found choked to death. When Phryne gets involved,…
  • New Science on WETA TV26 | How We Got To Now

    WETA Programming
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:19 am
    How We Got To Now with Steven Johnson celebrates the history and power of great ideas on WETA TV26 & HD Wednesday nights! The six-part series is hosted by the popular American science author and media theorist Steven Johnson. Ever wonder “how do we make something cold?” or “how do we create light?” Johnson surprises viewers that these very questions have lead to other discoveries seemingly unrelated. Tracking ancient and contemporary history, Johnson shares the fantastic minds and radical revolutions that changed the world and the way we live in it. “Clean” airs Wednesday…
  • This Week on WETA UK: October 6-12

    WETA Programming
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:18 am
    Monday at 10:30pm tune in for special episode Born to Royalty! This documentary profiles Prince George, the son of Prince William of England and Kate Middleton, and explores what the royal child's life might be like. Tuesday at 10:30pm Vicious makes its WETA UK premiere! This British sitcom features a graying gay couple (Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi) with a witty and sharp relationship. The series opens with the pair hosting a wake for a dear friend. Wednesday at 8pm Inspector Morse begins from season 1 with “The Dead of Jericho”. Morse has hopes of a blossoming romance with piano teacher…
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