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Emperor’s Ghost Army

NOVA: Emperor’s Ghost Army

 

In central China, a vast underground mausoleum conceals a life-size terracotta army of cavalry, infantry, horses, chariots, weapons, administrators, acrobats, and musicians, all built to serve China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang Di, in the afterlife. Lost and forgotten for over 2,200 years, this clay army, 8,000-strong, stands poised to help the First Emperor rule again beyond the grave. Now, a new archaeological campaign is probing the thousands of figures entombed in the mausoleum. With exclusive access to pioneering research, “Emperor’s Ghost Army” explores how the Emperor directed the manufacture of the tens of thousands of bronze weapons carried by the clay soldiers. NOVA tests the power of these weapons with high-action experiments and reports on revolutionary 3D computer modeling techniques that are providing new insights into how the clay figures were made, revealing in the process the secrets of one of archaeology’s greatest discoveries.

 

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GREAT PERFORMANCES
The Opera House

 

Explore the rich history of the Met Opera’s Lincoln Center home and its place in the cultural life of 1950s-60s New York City. Features famed soprano Leontyne Price, the Met’s general manager Rudolf Bing, city planner Robert Moses and architect Wallace Harrison.

 

 

DANCING ON THE EDGE
Part 8 of 8

 

Follow this dramatic series about a black jazz band’s experiences in London in the 1930s. Composed of talented musicians, the band achieves success and secures record deals. But tragedy strikes, setting off a chain of events that threatens the band’s survival.

 

Part 8 of 8
In flashbacks, listen to Stanley’s interviews with Louis, Jessie and Carla. The conversations touch on fame, prejudice, music, inequality, the aristocracy, ambition, fandom, family, education and more.

 

DANCING ON THE EDGE
Part 7 of 8

 

Follow this dramatic series about a black jazz band’s experiences in London in the 1930s. Composed of talented musicians, the band achieves success and secures record deals. But tragedy strikes, setting off a chain of events that threatens the band’s survival.

 

Part 7 of 8
Learn why Lady Cremone becomes suspicious of Masterson’s offer of such a large reward and why Pamela decides to help Stanley and the band. As Julian’s behavior becomes more and more unbalanced, Masterson becomes ever more apprehensive.

 

DANCING ON THE EDGE
Part 6 of 8

 

Follow this new dramatic series about a black jazz band’s experiences in London in the 1930s. Composed of talented musicians, the band achieves success and secures record deals. But tragedy strikes, setting off a chain of events that threatens the band’s survival.

 

Part 6 of 8
Join Stanley, Sarah and Pamela as they try to help Louis elude the police. Masterson offers a huge reward for Louis’ capture. Lady Cremone, convinced of Louis’ guilt, refuses to aid him. A policeman coerces Sarah into divulging damaging information.

 

DANCING ON THE EDGE
Part 5 of 8

 

Follow this dramatic series about a black jazz band’s experiences in London in the 1930s. Composed of talented musicians, the band achieves success and secures record deals. But tragedy strikes, setting off a chain of events that threatens the band’s survival.

 

Part 5 of 8
Find out why Masterson wants to buy Stanley’s magazine and Lady Cremone decides to be less reclusive. Louis’ calmness is shaken when he sees Julian’s friends at an exclusive dinner at which he entertains. He learns there’s a warrant for his arrest.

 

DANCING ON THE EDGE
Part 4 of 8

 

Follow this dramatic series about a black jazz band’s experiences in London in the 1930s. Composed of talented musicians, the band achieves success and secures record deals. But tragedy strikes, setting off a chain of events that threatens the band’s survival.

 

Part 4 of 8
Learn why Louis doubts Julian’s story about his trip to Paris the night Jessie was attacked. When racist Germans walk out during the band’s performance at the hotel, Stanley devises a plan to get revenge. Lady Cremone relays news about Jessie.

 

DANCING ON THE EDGE
Part 3 of 8

 

Follow this new dramatic series about a black jazz band’s experiences in London in the 1930s. Composed of talented musicians, the band achieves success and secures record deals. But tragedy strikes, setting off a chain of events that threatens the band’s survival.

 

Part 3 of 8
Jazz-lover Lady Cremone and the Prince of Wales invite the band to play for events. They record an album and secure a spot on BBC radio. Masterson sends a cryptic message to Julian. Louis finds Jessie comatose and bloody.

 

DANCING ON THE EDGE
Part 2 of 8

 

Follow this new dramatic series about a black jazz band’s experiences in London in the 1930s. Composed of talented musicians, the band achieves success and secures record deals. But tragedy strikes, setting off a chain of events that threatens the band’s survival.

 

Part 2 of 8
The band takes a private train ride to a picnic arranged by Donaldson. Stanley and Pamela begin an affair, Julian becomes infatuated with Jessie and band manager Wesley is deported. The Prince of Wales hears the band and expresses his approval.

 

DANCING ON THE EDGE
Part 1 of 8

 

Follow this new dramatic series about a black jazz band’s experiences in London in the 1930s. Composed of talented musicians, the band achieves success and secures record deals. But tragedy strikes, setting off a chain of events that threatens the band’s survival.

 

Part 1 of 8
Chart the Louis Lester Band’s ascent from a downbeat jazz cellar to the Imperial Hotel and a party attended by an admiring prince and a moneyed American.

 

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