society

A PATH APPEARS
Part 3 of 3

 

Join New York Times reporter Nicholas Kristof, Mia Farrow and Ronan Farrow as they meet activists fighting for women’s rights in Kenya.

 

MASTERPIECE CLASSIC
Downton Abbey, Season 4, Part 7 of 8

 

Robert and Thomas return from America. Bates disappears for a day, Edith prepares to go abroad, suitors flock to Mary and Rose makes a move.

 

 

Return to the Wild:
The Chris McCandless Story

 

Take a fresh look at the enigmatic story of a young American hiker named Chris McCandless, the accomplished son of successful middle class parents, who was found dead in an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness and became the subject of the best-selling Jon Krakauer book and Sean Penn-directed movie Into the Wild. McCandless’ letters, released for the first time, as well as new and surprising interviews, probe the mystery that still lies at the heart of a compelling story that has become part of the American literary canon.

 

 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Miami Beach, FL, Part 3 of 3 | Madison, WI, Part 2 of 3

 

Miami Beach, FL, Part 3 of 3

Host Mark L. Walberg meets appraiser Eric Silver at Miami’s Wolfsonian Museum to examine its large collection of World’s Fair objects – from souvenir ash trays to Fair objects to spectacular works of fine art. Highlights from the Roadshow floor include a rare Qing Dynasty (early 18th-century) vase; a 1956 Gretsch Chet Atkins Model 6120 guitar; and a charming oil painting by popular Victorian artist John George Brown, valued at $40,000 to $50,000.

 

Madison, WI, Part 2 of 3

In Madison, Wisconsin, the Roadshow investigates the shocking heist of artifacts from the archives of the Wisconsin Historical Society. Highlights from the Roadshow floor include photos by noted American photographer Edward Weston in the late 1930s or early 1940s; a table crafted for the owner’s parents circa 1956 by mid-century-modern master furniture maker George Nakashima; and an ornate silver, enamel and turquoise-studded exhibition piece, crafted by Tiffany for the 1893 Columbian Exhibition in Chicago.

 

 

INDEPENDENT LENS
Bully

 

This cinematic, character-driven documentary puts a human face on the devastating impacts of the most common form of violence experienced by young people in the nation. At its heart are those with huge stakes in the issue: five kids and families whose stories each represent a different facet of America’s bullying epidemic. The film, shot over the course of one school year, opens a window onto the pained and often endangered lives of bullied kids, revealing a problem that transcends geographic, racial, ethnic and economic borders. It documents the responses of teachers and administrators to aggressive behaviors that defy “kids will be kids” clichés and captures a growing movement among parents and youths to change how bullying is handled in schools, communities and society as a whole.

 

 

1 7 8 9