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Air Date: Thu, Jun 11, 2020 10:30 PM
In the twentieth century, the Maori of New Zealand all but lost their tattooing tradition. Only the women who continued to sport the traditional chin design ensured that the art did not disappear completely. Today, a tattoo renaissance is underway, and artist Gordon Toi plays a key role in the process.
Air Date: Fri, May 29, 2020 8:00 PM
Discover the ingenious inventor behind the beautiful face as the Hollywood star tells her own story in a newly discovered interview. Learn how Hedy Lamarr’s pioneering work is the basis for secure WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth technology.
Air Date: Mon, Apr 27, 2020 9:00 PM
Meet a visionary doctor on a journey to find a cure for cancer. Nobel Prize winner Dr. Jim Allison spent decades waging a lonely but ultimately fruitful quest to discover a way the immune system can stop cancer in its tracks.
Air Date: Sat, Mar 28, 2020 11:00 PM
Relish the ACL debut of alternative rock icon LCD Soundsystem. The recently revived band spotlights hits and songs from its comeback album American Dream.
Air Date: Wed, Feb 19, 2020 9:00 PM
Worshiped as a goddess, condemned as satanic and spun into a stunning array of breeds, cats have long fascinated humans.
Air Date: Wed, Feb 12, 2020 9:00 PM
Dogs have long been dependable companions by our sides. But it wasn’t always that way-and a look at their closest living relative, the wolf, makes it clear why. Researchers reveal how humans tamed fearsome canines over tens of thousands of years, and how modern dog intelligence and behaviors have made them indispensable companions.
Air Date: Thu, Jan 30, 2020 10:00 PM
From modern art to beading and leather work to drumming, and music, we’ll follow Native American artists with a connection to the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming through their creative process. These artists explain how their art connects them to their tribal past, present, and future.
Air Date: Fri, Nov 22, 2019 8:00 PM
Recorded live at The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park, this modern interpretation of Shakespeare’s romantic classic with an all-black cast features Danielle Brooks and Grantham Coleman. Directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon.
Air Date: Thu, Oct 31, 2019 8:00 PM
Discover the real story of the notorious author, starring Denis O’Hare as Edgar Allan Poe. The program explores the misrepresentations of Poe and reveals how he tapped into what it means to be human in a modern and sometimes frightening world.
Air Date: Wed, Oct 30, 2019 9:00 PM
Sixty-six million years ago, an asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs in a fiery global catastrophe. An amazing new trove of fossils reveals how mammals took over, ultimately evolving into the huge array of species, including humans, that rule the Earth today.
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