RICK STEVES' EUROPE TRAVEL SKILLS distills Rick Steves' 30 years of travel experience into an information-rich two-hour special. Rick dispenses practical advice on enjoying a fun, affordable and culturally broadening trip to Europe. Shot on his favorite 3,000-mile "Best of Europe" loop - Amsterdam, Germany's Rhineland, Venice, Siena, the Italian Riviera, the Swiss Alps, Paris and London - Rick shares the essential skills of smart travel. He covers planning an itinerary, hurdling the language barrier, driving rental cars and catching trains, avoiding scams, eating well, sleeping smart, staying safe and revealing everything viewers need to know to turn their travel dreams into reality. Between breaks, Rick and his co-host share insights into the latest developments in European travel and deliver an inspirational, mission-oriented pitch about the value of public television. This program features content taken from Rick Steves' Europe(#711, 712, 713).
Examine the partisanship that gridlocked Washington and charged the 2016 presidential campaign, the rise of populist anger on both sides of the aisle and the racial tensions that have erupted throughout the country.
Acclaimed interviewer and broadcast journalist Charlie Rose engages America's best thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders and scientists in one-on-one interviews and roundtable discussions.
On March 4, 1865, at the United States Capitol, a crowd of 50,000 listened as President Lincoln delivered his classic second inaugural address, urging charity and forgiveness to a nation in the final throes of war. Just two months later, a train, nine cars long and draped in black bunting, pulled slowly out of a station in Washington, DC. Dignitaries and government officials crowded the first eight cars. In the ninth rode the body of Abraham Lincoln - America's first assassinated president. Some seven million people would line the tracks or file past the casket to bid an emotional farewell to the martyred president. But as the funeral train made its way across nine states and through hundreds of cities and towns, the largest manhunt in history was closing in on Lincoln's assassin, the famous actor John Wilkes Booth. This film recounts a great American drama: two tumultuous months when the joy of peace was shattered by the heartache of assassination. At the heart of the story are two figures who define the extremes of character: Lincoln, who had the strength to transform suffering into infinite compassion, and Booth, who allowed hatred to curdle into destruction.
This weekly news analysis program is the only woman-centered national news/talk show on television. Dedicated to the premise that women of all ethnic backgrounds and political persuasions are an important part of the national dialogues, the series provides a platform for the multifaceted views of involved, informed women journalists and commentators. Topics range from women's health to family issues to women in the workplace, the environment, women in finance and education.
Guest: Charles de Vaulx, Chief Investment Officer & Co-Portfolio Manager, International Value Advisers, LLC. This week's Consuelo Mack WealthTrack features a veteran value fund manager, International Value Advisers' Charles de Vaulx, who explains why he has nearly 40% of his portfolios in cash.
Helping Hiro - When Thomas accidentally spills his cargo on the tracks, Hiro becomes derailed. Hiro requires repair at Steamworks and Thomas ventures into the woods in attempt to find spare parts to expedite Hiro's recovery. He soon finds himself alone in the woods, immobile due to the old, broken tracks. Rocky, Percy, and Sir Topham Hatt to the rescue, Thomas is brought back to Steamworks, where he is surprised to see Hiro already fixed! Learning Goals: being a good friend, helping others, expressing sympathy and concern for others, resourceful thinking. The Beast of Sodor - Spencer is stranded on Sodor because of the snowy weather and delights in telling the other engines about meeting the abominable snowman. Henry is frightened by the story and Spencer continues to play on his fear. However, when they encounter a man covered in snow, it's Spencer who is most afraid! Thankfully, the seemingly abominable snowman turns out to be Sir Topham Hatt. Learning Goals: conquering fears, being a good friend, helping others, expressing sympathy and concern for others, demonstrating bravery.
BOB'S BIG SURPRISE When a large box is delivered while Bob and the team are installing vertical steels to form the basement of Spring City's new skyscraper, Scoop promptly assumes it's the surprise present he knows Wendy plans to give Bob for his birthday. Scoop's efforts to hide the box from Bob soon cause the build to grind to halt. Scoop recognizes his mistake and returns the missing package. The team uses the missing drill that's inside to quickly finish the job. LEARNING GOALS: --To learn the value of honesty. --To understand the consequences of making presumptions. --To understand the importance of communicating clearly. A SAFE SPACE FOR DIZZY Bob and the team are constructing a bank safe in the basement of the partially built skyscraper. Dizzy gets locked inside the safe, but she's the only one who knows the door code! To get out, she relays the code to Bob by tapping the numbers out on the safe wall. LEARNING GOALS: --To recognize the value of being aware and conscious of one's actions. --To explore creative problem solving. --To learn about codes.
Prince Wednesday's Happy Birthday - Happy Birthday, Prince Wednesday! Daniel heads to the castle for Prince Wednesday's birthday party, and feels happy to be with his friends, play games and eat royally yummy birthday cake. Daniel's Happy Song - Daniel is so happy because his friends are coming over to play! As they play with their stuffies, Daniel teaches his friends his happy song - and they all sing along! Strategy: This is my happy song, and I could sing it all day long.
Daniel and Margaret Play School - Teacher Daniel is playing "school" today, but his "student," Baby Margaret, just won't cooperate! Big brother Daniel thinks of a way that he and Margaret can have fun together, and "school" can stay in session! Treasure Hunt at the Castle - Daniel, Prince Wednesday and Chrissie are playing at the Castle, and they just can't agree on what to play. They soon learn that they're big enough to figure out what to do, and come up with creative solutions so they can play together. Strategy: You're big enough to think of what to do.
In the first SPLASH AND BUBBLES movie event, the Reeftown kids catch the currents and embark on an epic journey across the sea to help a friendly young turtle. Along the way they learn that all creatures are interconnected and how even a small gesture can greatly affect the friends and neighbors who share the one big ocean they call home.
Where Have All the Butterflies Gone?! Oh no! A long-awaited play date with Daisy's butterfly friends is at risk because there are no flowers around for the butterflies to feed on. When all seems lost, Nature Cat steps up to save the day. He and his pals decide to build a new butterfly garden before the butterflies have to fly off. For the Birdies! - With winter approaching, and the neighborhood birds' food sources dwindling, Nature Cat, Squeeks, Hal and Daisy set out to build bird feeders, to give the birds a much needed food boost for the winter months. But building the feeders and setting out the food is much easier said than done!
"More than One Moon" - Mindy is shocked to learn that there is more than one moon in the solar system. Celery flies the kids out to Mars so they can see what its two moons look like compared to ours. Curriculum: There is more than one moon in the Universe; in fact, there are hundreds of moons in our own Solar System. Mars has 2 moons, Phobos and Deimos, which are unusual in that they are not round like our moon, but oddly shaped, like battered potatoes. "Visit to Mom's Office" - Sean and Sydney take Jet to meet Sean's mom, a scientist, at the Deep Space Array. She explains that they're looking for stars with their own systems of exoplanets to detect if there might be any that contain life. But will taking Jet out in public expose his secret identity? Curriculum: An exoplanet is a planet that doesn't orbit the Earth's sun, but instead orbits a different star in the Universe.
When a rogue wave crashes into the Tortuga, the Wild Kratts get separated. Jimmy and Aviva end up on rafts in the middle of the ocean. Koki is trapped on a sinking Tortuga. While Chris and Martin end up on two islands. Chris is alone on his island, but Martin isn't. He soon discovers a creature friend - a Puffin! Martin begins to devise a plan to use the powers of this little bird to get off the island and rescue his friends. Science Concept : Adaptation.
Crime at Shapely Manor - Olive and Otto are sent to Shapely Manor to investigate an odd crime with even odder people. Curriculum: Geometry.
We all have financial issues and problems. Suze Orman's latest special sharply focuses on her helping individual viewers "find financial solutions for you." As always, Suze's advice is based not just on numbers, but on a critical understanding of ourselves and our emotional needs. The special's central theme is that our financial decision-making should be guided by an understanding of "the goal of money." As Suze perceptively defines it: "The goal of money is to make you feel secure." Our financial solutions should work to fulfill that goal. In addition, Suze stresses the importance of making financial decisions that you feel comfortable with. Financial problems are caused when you do things with money that do not seem "right" to you, despite pressures and advice from others.
In this program, award winning psychiatrist, brain-imaging expert and 10-time New York Times bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen and his wife Tana Amen, also a New York Times bestselling author and nurse, will give you 50 ways to grow your brain and their best secrets to ignite your energy and focus at any age.
MAO IN COLOUR: A STUDY IN TYRANNY chronicles the controversial life of Mao Zedong (1893-1976), founder of the People's Republic of China and the first Chairman of its ruling Communist Party. Using archival film from a variety of sources, including formerly classified CIA collections, this fascinating documentary is a stunning visual profile of the man who created modern China - but at a terrible price for millions of people. Featured topics include the failure of the Great Leap Forward in 1958; the tensions of the Sino-Soviet Split in 1962; the terrors of the Red Guards and the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s; and, finally, Mao's deteriorating health in the years leading up to his death.
Tibetan arts serve a new purpose in modern times. As exiled Tibetans witness the near disappearance of their culture, the arts rise to remind them what they share in common as people. Arts in Exile: Tibetan Treasures in Small Town America explores how a small city in northern New York can be inspired by, and connected to the culture of Tibet from across the globe. Highlighting a large-scale festival of Tibetan arts and culture in Plattsburgh, New York, Arts in Exile examines how several Tibetan refugees use the arts to both raise awareness about the global problems they face, and keep their culture alive. The documentary features insight from Tibet House President Dr. Robert Thurman, and the talents of photographer Sonam Zoksang, freedom singer Techung, wood carver Tashi Dholak, thangka painter Tsering Phuntsok, monks Lobsang Dorjee and Yeshi Dorjee, musician Tamding Tseten and many other visual artists and performers.
High up in Canada's Rockies, by a crystal-clear lake rimmed with old-growth forest, a moose is born. At the best of times, the odds are stacked against this leggy 35-pounder surviving its first year; normally less than 50% do. But now populations across many parts of North America are in steep decline and scientists believe one of the reasons is that fewer moose calves are surviving their first year, so it has never been more important to understand what happens in the first year of a moose's life. This stunningly intimate nature documentary, filmed over 13 months in the spectacular wilds of Jasper National Park, takes viewers deep inside the world of moose to experience a mother's love and a calf's first year of life up close and personal.
NewsHour Weekend will cover actions taken by President Donald Trump on his first full day in office, and report on the Women's March on Washington, which is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of people to the nation's capital to protest Trump's presidency and to show support for women's rights. NewsHour Weekend Correspondent Megan Thompson will also look at the partisanship that has consumed Congress in recent years through the eyes of two recently retired members from both sides of the aisle, and NewsHour Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield will provide political analysis.
The international version of BBC Newsnight is a weekly round-up of news and current affairs including interviews with global opinion formers and documentary features from all over the world. Presenters include Jeremy Paxman, Kirsty Wark, Gavin Esler and Emily Maitlis. Thought-provoking and informative, Newsnight offers in-depth analysis of complex global issues. BBC Newsnight is commissioned by BBC World News, which is presented nationally on public television by KCET Los Angeles. Produced out of the BBC's London studio, BBC Newsnight and BBC World News draw from the BBC's unrivalled global newsgathering resource of 2,000 journalists and 70 international bureaus.
Journey to the Lone Star State to learn more about historical items like an 1864 Civil War statue hilt presentation sword, a 1936 Joe Fortenberry Olympic gold medal, and James Madison's personal seal, ca. 1828. Which item is worth $100,000-$175,000?
Sister Julienne questions the nature of absolute faith when she meets a Christian Science couple who refuse medicine for their newborn. Things become more complex when they're accused of harming their child. Meanwhile, Barbara tries to communicate with a pregnant woman who can't speak English. Using the woman's young son to translate presents a new set of problems. Sister Mary Cynthia returns, and Fred meets a woman who catches his eye.
DCI Vera Stanhope investigates the death of a young woman in a suspicious fire that rips through a coastal holiday park.
Detective Constable Rachel Bailey is 30, down-to-earth, noisy, argumentative and single. She's a hardworking, committed detective. She had been in a relationship with a barrister, Nick, until he left her for the wife she didn't know he had. Meanwhile Detective Constable Janet Scott is 40, a diplomat and a thinker, as well as being a wife and mother to two teenage girls. She had very strong reasons for wanting to be a detective - her friend was murdered when they were children and the crime has never been solved. They both work for Manchester Metropolitan Police's prestigious Murder Investigation Team and, despite the obvious differences between them, the fact that they are often thrown together in difficult situations means they have developed a robust friendship. Each episode sees Rachel and Janet face a serious crime that is both challenging and emotionally difficult as well as cope with their own complex personal lives. Is Cathy really over her split with Nick? And will Janet find the answers she's looking for when she investigates her friend's murder? Co-created by Sally Wainwright and ex-Detective Inspector Diane Taylor, formerly of the Major Incident Team at Greater Manchester Police, Scott & Bailey is an honest, powerful and funny crime drama series.