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Air Date: Sun, Jun 21, 2020 10:00 PM
Travel to Japan, where a Shinto devotee undertakes a grueling challenge at a sacred waterfall. A young Muslim helps re-plaster a mosque in Mali. At a New York City cathedral, an Episcopal priest brings people and their pets closer to God.
Air Date: Thu, Jun 18, 2020 10:00 PM
Born This Way: Awaʻs Story – In New Zealand, Te Awarangi ‘Awa’ Puna is an openly transgender Maori teen attending her final year at Kapiti College in Wellington, New Zealand. This documentary follows her journey from male to female as we see the support of her family and the hurdles she must overcome.
Air Date: Tue, May 26, 2020 8:00 PM
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the Jewish heritages of actor Jeff Goldblum, radio host Terry Gross and comedian Marc Maron, uncovering previously unknown stories that show each shares much more with their ancestors than a religious tradition.
Air Date: Tue, Feb 11, 2020 8:00 PM
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. journeys with film director Ava DuVernay, actor S. Epatha Merkerson and musician Questlove to the unexpected places where their ancestors were scattered by slavery, upending their notions of African American history.
Air Date: Tue, Jan 14, 2020 8:00 PM
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reveals the unexpected family trees of entertainer Queen Latifah and actor Jeffrey Wright, redefining their sense of the black experience — and challenging preconceptions about America’s past.
Air Date: Mon, Aug 12, 2019 8:00 PM
Celebrate the Season 21 premiere with treasures like a rock & roll poster collection from the late ‘60s, a Delaware Tribe beaded baldric and an Auguste Rodin “Eternal Spring” bronze that could have the highest value of the season.
Air Date: Wed, Aug 7, 2019 8:00 PM
Complete the puzzle of our ancient skies. A cast of scientific pioneers reshapes the solar system and better understands a growing universe. But there is still much more space to explore.
Air Date: Sat, Jul 27, 2019 7:30 PM
At Istanbul’s Spice Market, persimmons are split open, their insides resembling melting rubies. Brown-gold paprika is carefully molded into the shape of a pyramid. Cinnamon, cumin, ginger, and cardamom infuse the air with the fragrance of the East.
Air Date: Thu, Jul 18, 2019 7:30 PM
This special edition features stories from the 2019 HIKI NŌ Spring Challenge. On April 26, 2019, participating middle school and high school teams were given four days to complete a HIKI NŌ story based on the theme: “The unappreciated beauty of simple, everyday things.” Teachers could not provide hands-on help.
Air Date: Mon, Jan 7, 2019 8:00 PM
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. helps actor Sterling K. Brown, comedian Sasheer Zamata and musician Jon Batiste discover the unexpected places their ancestors called home, providing new insight into the people and places that made them who they are today.
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