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Nature (Season 36) – The World’s Most Wanted Animal

Posted: April 3rd, 2018
Pangolins are often described as “the most endangered animal you’ve never heard of.” The world’s only scaly mammal, pangolins are now trafficked at a higher rate than rhinos, elephants and tigers combined, for medicinal use in China, Thailand and Vietnam. Very little is known about even their most basic biology, and this is hampering ...

Great Performances: The Opera House

Posted: March 8th, 2018
This new documentary by multiple Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke surveys a remarkable period of the Metropolitan Opera’s rich history and a time of great change for New York City. Drawing on rarely seen archival footage, stills, and recent interviews, The Opera House chronicles the creation of the Met’s storied Lincoln ...

Firing Line with Margaret Hoover Renews Iconic Public Affairs Talk Show, Delivering a Civil and Engaging Contest of Ideas

Posted: May 8th, 2018
FIRING LINE WITH MARGARET HOOVER is a refreshing reprisal of William F. Buckley's iconic PBS program, a smart, civil and engaging contest of ideas. The series maintains the character of the original, conservative in its faithfulness to bedrock American values but diligent in its commitment to civility and the rigorous exchange of opinion. FIRING ...

Great Performances at the Met: Tosca

Posted: May 8th, 2018
Sir David McVicar’s ravishing production is set in 1800 Rome, where painter Cavaradossi helps the escaped political prisoner Angelotti hide from the police while his jealous lover, opera diva Floria Tosca, suspects him of being unfaithful. The sadistic chief of police Baron Scarpia, who is hunting the fugitive, longs for Tosca and vows to bend ...

Great Performances – Ellis Island: The Dream of America with Pacific Symphony

Posted: April 16th, 2018
Pacific Symphony, led by music director Carl St. Clair, pays tribute to America’s historic immigrant experience with a performance of “Ellis Island: The Dream of America,” the Grammy-nominated work by acclaimed composer Peter Boyer. Using narration and images from the Ellis Island archives to augment the orchestral score, “Ellis Island” ...

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