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  • Firestone and the Warlord

    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate the secret history of Firestone in Liberia.
  • Could Night Raids Return to Afghanistan?

    FRONTLINE - Latest Stories
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s administration plans to lift a ban on the controversial raids targeting Taliban fighters, according to a new report.
  • Firestone and the Warlord

    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate the secret history of Firestone in Liberia.
  • The Killer Whale’s Killer Weapon–Its Brain

    Nature
    Eric R. Olson
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
    Contrary to the friendly depictions offered up by ocean theme parks, the killer whale (also known as the orca or blackfish), is the most devastating predator to roam the open oceans. It can weigh up to 11 tons, hit top speeds of 30 miles (48 kilometers) per hour and sports a mouth full of three-inch long interlocking teeth. In addition to these more obvious physical adaptations, the orca’s big brain–the second largest among ocean mammals–endows it with an intelligence unparalleled in an animal of its size. To get a rough sense of animal smarts, scientists look at something…
  • Dispatches from IDFA: All the Young Dudes

    POV Documentary Blog (Combined Feed)
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Liz Cook of Kickstarter presents at IDFA’s DocLab Interactive Conference 2014 in Amsterdam. (Photo: Kel O’Neill) Last Sunday morning at 10 AM, I queued up behind a long line of groggy-eyed interactive media enthusiasts fighting through hangovers and jetlag, and shuffled my way into the Expozaal theater of the Flemish culture house De Brakke Grond, where IDFA DocLab holds its annual interactive conference. The audience, which seemed equally split between men and women from where I was standing, was greeted by Veerle DeVreese, fine art curator at De Brakke Grond and co-curator of…
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    FRONTLINE - Programs | PBS

  • Firestone and the Warlord

    17 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate the secret history of Firestone in Liberia.
  • 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?
  • 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

  • Firestone and the Warlord

    17 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate the secret history of Firestone in Liberia.
  • 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?
  • Ebola Outbreak

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

  • The Killer Whale’s Killer Weapon–Its Brain

    Eric R. Olson
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
    Contrary to the friendly depictions offered up by ocean theme parks, the killer whale (also known as the orca or blackfish), is the most devastating predator to roam the open oceans. It can weigh up to 11 tons, hit top speeds of 30 miles (48 kilometers) per hour and sports a mouth full of three-inch long interlocking teeth. In addition to these more obvious physical adaptations, the orca’s big brain–the second largest among ocean mammals–endows it with an intelligence unparalleled in an animal of its size. To get a rough sense of animal smarts, scientists look at something…
  • Full Episode

    Eric R. Olson
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:59 pm
    A shift of power is taking place at the top of the world. The Arctic is undergoing a dramatic change, and with this change one iconic Arctic hunter may soon have to give way to another as solid ice turns to open sea. The polar bear, once king of the North, needs ice to stalk its prey. Killer whales, or orca, on the other hand, are unable to hunt in an ocean locked in ice. As the ice increasingly disappears, the tables have turned. Polar bears are struggling to survive while the now open ocean provides bountiful new hunting grounds for the whales. The post Full Episode appeared first on…
  • Polar Bears Try to Catch Salmon

    Eric R. Olson
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:23 am
    Polar bears need the ice to hunt and as it vanishes they can no longer reach their traditional prey. With each Arctic summer providing more water and less ice, some polar bears are forced to try their luck with seaweed, birds, and Arctic char, a type of salmon, as they migrate upstream to spawn. Their ability to find food and develop new hunting skills may prove crucial to their survival. The post Polar Bears Try to Catch Salmon appeared first on Nature.
  • Full Episode

    Eric R. Olson
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:52 am
    In the winter of 2006, a strange phenomenon fell upon honeybee hives across the country. Without a trace, millions of bees vanished from their hives, leaving billions of dollars of crops at risk, threatening our food supply. The epidemic set researchers scrambling to discover why honeybees were dying in record numbers – and to stop the epidemic in its tracks before it spread further. The post Full Episode appeared first on Nature.
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    10 Nov 2014 | 11:17 am
    A shift of power is taking place at the top of the world. The Arctic is undergoing a dramatic change, and with this change one iconic Arctic hunter may soon have to give way to another as solid ice turns to open sea. The polar bear, once king of the North, needs ice to stalk its prey. Killer whales, or orca, on the other hand, are unable to hunt in an ocean locked in ice. As the ice increasingly disappears, the tables have turned. Polar bears are struggling to survive while the now open ocean provides bountiful new hunting grounds for the whales. There appears to be no stopping these…
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    POV Documentary Blog (Combined Feed)

  • Dispatches from IDFA: All the Young Dudes

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Liz Cook of Kickstarter presents at IDFA’s DocLab Interactive Conference 2014 in Amsterdam. (Photo: Kel O’Neill) Last Sunday morning at 10 AM, I queued up behind a long line of groggy-eyed interactive media enthusiasts fighting through hangovers and jetlag, and shuffled my way into the Expozaal theater of the Flemish culture house De Brakke Grond, where IDFA DocLab holds its annual interactive conference. The audience, which seemed equally split between men and women from where I was standing, was greeted by Veerle DeVreese, fine art curator at De Brakke Grond and co-curator of…
  • Introducing a Remote Control for Virtual Reality Films (Hint: It’s in Your Pocket)

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:03 am
    New POV Tech: Using a mobile phone’s web broswer to interact with a virtual reality experience. In my recent demo, I experimented with mouse and keyboard controls for interactive virtual reality in a web browser. I received some positive and constructive feedback, and it appears to be a good start for VR interactions in a static scenario where the user is seated at a desk. I thought I’d see if we could push the technology a little further for a more intuitive and untethered experience. This week’s demo allows you to view a scene with a web browser and use a separate handheld…
  • Dispatches from IDFA: The Third Entity

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:19 pm
    The Machine To Be Another. Photo: BeAnotherLab I’m staring down through a storm of pixels at my open palms. My perspective is distinctly low-res, but I can see that my fingers are smaller than I remember. My wedding ring is gone, and something else is missing. “Remember, you don’t have tattoos,” a voice whispers into my ear. A pair of hands reach into my field of vision, grab my wrists, and bring them up to my eyes. The voice is right. My matching Dutch East and West India Company tattoos have disappeared. “Wow,” I say. I hear laughter around me. The hands…
  • Upcoming Events

    21 Nov 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, films are being screened across the US, some focusing on issues that directly impact our communities. As we approach International Human Rights Day, POV can help you highlight these important issues with others in your community. Host your own screening in December with films like…
  • Strangers at Sea: Watch the Documentary and Go Behind the Scenes

    21 Nov 2014 | 7:59 am
    The New York Times documentary Strangers at Sea, by Taige Jensen, Gabe Johnson and Chris Museler. In June 2014, Pepe Ribes and Ryan Breymaier won the New York-Barcelona IMOCA Ocean Masters race, a 3720-mile, two-week-long transatlantic sprint for 60-foot yachts. But aboard the winning Hugo Boss boat was a third man, independent journalist Chris Museler, who reported the day-to-day lives of professional sailors and relayed video back to Gabe Johnson, Taige Jensen and Matthew Orr of The New York Times, who condensed 14 days of raw footage into Strangers at Sea, a 17-minute documentary that is…
 
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  • Odd Squad | New WETA Kids Show

    WETA Programming
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:34 pm
    This brand new show features two young agents, Olive and Otto, who are part of Odd Squad, an agency whose mission is to save the day whenever something unusual happens in their town. A math concept is embedded in each of their cases as Olive and Otto work together to problem-solve and set things right. Hear more about the show from Olive actor Dalila Bela. The program is aimed at kids ages 5-8 and premieres on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 with a special one-hour broadcast of two back-to-back episodes: “Zero Effect/Bad Luck Bears” and “Soundcheck/Double Trouble.” Watch on WETA Kids at…
  • This Week on WETA UK: November 24-30

    WETA Programming
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:32 am
    Monday at 10:30pm Agatha Christie’s Poirot, the final season, concludes with “Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case”. A wheelchair-bound Poirot calls on Hastings, whose wife recently passed away, to join him at Styles Court the site of their first murder case some 30 years earlier to investigate possible serial killer. Tuesday at 9:45pm Doc Martinbegins from season 1 again! In this episode, “Going Bodmin”, Dr. Martin Ellingham arrives in a Cornish hamlet to take over the local doctor's office, but the residents are wary of the flashy newcomer. Wednesday at 10pm Masterpiece Mystery!
  • The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: Jay Leno

    WETA Programming
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:07 am
    The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor was created in 1998 by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Mark Krantz, Peter Kaminsky, Bob Kaminsky and Cappy McGarr to recognize the art of humorists who have had an impact on American society in ways similar to the distinguished 19th century novelist and essayist best known as Mark Twain. Each year, the Mark Twain Prize is awarded to a different comedian. The 2014 Mark Twain Prize recipient is Jay Leno and the evening pays tribute to the humor and accomplishments of the comedy icon. Taped at The John F. Kennedy Center…
  • This Week on WETA UK: November 17-23

    WETA Programming
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
    Monday at 8pm in Pie in the Sky “Pork Pies”, Henry and the squad visit a meat factory where animal rights protesters want the owner Mr. Trubb to stop using veal in his Trubbs' Thunderbolt sausages. Margaret is concerned that her friend Julia, a wealthy widow, is dating a young pilot. Tuesday at 10:30pm British comedy Rev begins from the very first episode! Meet The Rev. Adam Smallbone. He's a Church of England Vicar, newly promoted from a sleepy rural parish to the busy, inner-city world of St Saviour's in Hackney, East London. Alex - Adam's long-suffering wife - does her best to support…
  • Washington in the 80s | New WETA TV26 Production

    WETA Programming
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:38 am
    WETA TV26 proudly presents Washington in the ’80s, the latest in a series of documentaries exploring changes in Greater Washington decade by decade. You may have seen WETA's Washington in the ’60s and Washington in the ’70s and as you may guess, Washington in the ’80s chronicles the decade’s events through the recollections of those who saw and shaped them. The one-hour WETA production premieres Monday, November 17 at 8pm on WETA TV26 & HD. Repeats on Saturday, November 22 at 9:30pm and Wednesday, November 26 at 8pm. Among the topics discussed are politics: Marion Barry’s…
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