Long before 9/11, a far deadlier, little-known attack from the ocean depths struck our shores, lasting three-and-a-half years and claiming 5,000 lives. Now, famed undersea explorer Bob Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic, investigates the wreck of one of the attack craft, a German submarine that lies at the bottom of the gulf just a few miles off New Orleans. U-166 was part of Operation Drumbeat, a highly successful U-boat operation that caught East Coast cities and shipping almost completely unprepared. With state-of-the-art survey gear, Ballard probes the wreck and unravels a dramatic mystery in the official story of the sub's sinking.
A journey into the jungles of eastern Bolivia takes us deep underground into the Anahi Mine, world renowned for its production of amethyst and ametrine. The adventure begins 400 miles away in the bustling city of Santa Cruz, followed by a scenic but harrowing trip by boat through the Pantanal wetlands to the mine. Then it's deep underground to discover the minerals and their myths. See how amethyst and ametrine are mined, watch their transformation from gems in the rough to gemstones, and experience the world's largest-known gem pocket. Minerals featured in this episode: Amethyst and Ametrine.
As alliances between state and non-state actors in the region are constantly shifting, the U.S. has found itself between a rock and a hard place. In a series of conflicts that are far from black-and-white, what can the U.S. do to secure its interests in the region?
Every weeknight, the Emmy winning NIGHTLY BUSINESS REPORT delivers the day's essential business and economic news. Each lively half-hour combines trusted, credible and unbiased information and extensive financial market coverage with insightful features, analysis and commentaries by noted economists and business experts.
The Afternoon Tea Express - Stephen becomes very excited when the Earl gives him the special job of collecting the ingredients for the afternoon teas at the Castle. But Spencer teases him about being too old and slow. Stephen, however, asks Thomas and the other engines to give him a push, and he's soon speeding along. When it's Spencer's turn to give Stephen a push he goes too fast, forcing Stephen to lose control and splatter jam all over the unsuspecting guests. Stephen learns that being steady and reliable is more important than being fast. Educational Objectives: accepting differences, understanding there are consequences to one's actions, apologizing, coping with failure, resourceful thinking. The Smelly Kipper - One evening at Tidmouth sheds, James teases Percy about being scared of the dark. Henry challenges James to take the Flying Kipper that night for him. James agrees, but when he realizes that the fish from the Flying Kipper are really smelly, he tries to back out of the challenge. James convinces Henry that he didn't offer to pull the Flying Kipper--Henry must have been dreaming. James soon gets his come-uppance when he becomes the Smelly Kipper.... Phew! Educational Objectives: apologizing, coping with failure, understanding there are consequences to one's actions, telling the truth.
Fitness Frenzy: Spring City is hosting a Fun Run and it's up to Bob and the team to build a brand new fitness trail. Scoop's idol, Skye Sampson, is a renowned athlete and is organizing the event. Since Scoop can't participate in the Fun Run himself, he organizes the Muscle Machine Games and accidentally breaks the fitness trail equipment. A race against the clock, the team pulls together to finish the job before the event begins. Learning Goals: To introduce fitness and healthful eating. To recognize the value of teamwork and team building. Ballroom Blitz: Ballroom Blitz, TV dance sensation, is coming to Spring City! Bob and the team are building a sprung dance floor for the occasion to appease the star dancer, Sylvain de Souza. Team Bob and the Spring City Rockets catch dance fever, but Lofty's dancing attempts only result in him damaging part of the dance floor. Despite Lofty's self-doubt, Sylvain encourages him to follow his dreams. The team rallies to repair the floor in time for the performance and Wendy takes the stage to dance with Sylvain. Learning Goals: To recognize, reproduce, and extend patterns in counting and with concrete materials. To explore light and reflection. To understand that accomplishing a task sometimes takes practice.
The Class Votes - At school, Daniel and his classmates get to choose their new class pet! Teacher Harriet explains that they can either get a bunny or a turtle. The kids learn what it means to 'vote' and that sometimes it doesn't always turn out your way. Luckily, ALL of the kids find something to love about their new pet, 'Snowball'! The Neighborhood Votes - The Tiger family is going to Clock Factory Park today to hear a big announcement from King Friday. Daniel has to make several choices throughout the day, culminating in one BIG group decision: King Friday announces that the kids can choose one new piece of playground equipment and everyone gets to speak up for what they want by voting!
Good Morning Daniel - It's a typical morning in the Tiger household, and Daniel has to get up for school but his playing and imagining distract him from his routine. Daniel learns that his morning routine helps him be ready in time for Trolley to take him to school. Goodnight Daniel - Tonight, Daniel is pretending to be Super Daniel! But after dinner, he has to follow his nighttime routine even though he would rather play. Young viewers follow Daniel as he gets ready for bed and eventually he learns that even super heroes get sleepy.
No Knowing Gnocchi - Chef Pisghetti has done everything he can think of to please Gnocchi. He replaced the door she's always scratching, removed the old carpet that got her dirty, and even cleaned out all the debris from the alley. So why is his beloved cat spending so much time away from home? George decides to follow Gnocchi on her adventures to figure out what causes his cat friend to leave home and roam. Here Comes the Tide - When a treasure hunt at the beach leaves George and Marco staring into a big, empty hole, they decide to bury their own treasure chest. But after a swim with a friendly dolphin, they return and discover the tide moved their treasure chest down shore, and it's completely empty! Will the boys recover their missing treasure, or has the tide washed it away forever?
Playground-Palooza - When Nature Cat, Squeeks, Daisy and Hal learn that their city dog friend Sadie is sad because she really misses playing with her friends out in nature, Nature Cat has a great idea to make her feel better. They will bring the nature fun to Sadie right in the middle of the city! The gang loves the idea, but there is one small question: how are they going to bring nature into the city?! Small But Big - Squeeks is so excited because today is The Small But Big Art Fair, and she is making a small but big masterpiece for it! The others are excited to go see it, but getting there proves to be difficult because the directions are really for small creatures and will require Daisy, Nature Cat and Hal to use magnifying glasses to help them get there.
Ice Moon Enceladus - Sean sets up a sno-cone stand to help raise money to send a spaceship to Mars. But it's the hottest day of the year and he quickly runs out of ice, and he can't find any nearby. Then Jet has an idea where they can go to get some ice-Saturn's ice moon, Enceladus! Curriculum: Enceladus is a small moon of Saturn that contains a liquid ocean underneath an outer layer of ice. It has "ice volcanoes" that shoot geyser-like jets of water vapor into space. Some of the water vapor falls back as "snow" and the rest escapes, which supplies most of the material making up Saturn's E ring. What Goes Up... - Jet builds a mini-flying saucer in his garage and wants to test it, but to succeed, he has to learn what gravity is and how it works. Curriculum: Gravity is an invisible pulling power that every object has-planets, moons, stars, and YOU. Gravity pulls all objects in the universe toward one another. The bigger and heavier an object is (the more mass it has), the more gravity it has.
After discovering a pangolin and its amazingly unique keratin scales, the Wild Kratts receive an alert from two Wild Kratt kids in China. The pangolins in their forest are in trouble! The gang responds, uncovering Chef Gourmand Gaston's latest plan to make Smoothies using pangolin scales. The Wild Kratts must tap into the real power of the pangolin's scales - as an incredible defense - to rescue this little-known creature. Science Concept: Specialization for Defence.
This animated series is based on Marc Brown's best-selling books about Arthur Read, an eight-year-old aardvark, his sister D.W., and their family and friends. On "Arthur's Family Vacation," things get off to a rocky start, but the family makes the best of some tough situations. In "Grandpa Dave's Old Country Farm," Grandpa is too proud to accept some much-needed help in keeping up his farm, until the kids come for a visit and show him how badly the repairs are needed.
Insects and dinosaurs capture the hearts and minds of nearly every young child. But while giant lizards are a thing of the past, insects still exist all around us and can be found in the grass just beneath our feet or outside our front door. BUG BITES, a new half-hour children's series, brings life to the miniature world of insects on a gargantuan scale, using a colorful animated cast to explore a world rich in undiscovered secrets. Featuring lovable characters, pop culture, fun experiments and entomology, the series explores a variety of themes over 26 episodes, including team work, acceptance, bravery, communication skills and healthy eating habits. Host and entomologist Adam Lazarus and co-host Gilbert the Roach introduce entomology into each episode through an animated cast of characters that includes: Polly Nator the honeybee; Coldon the ant; Thlug the slug; and Cyndi the centipede, just to name a few. Informative and entertaining, BUG BITES brings the wonders of the insect world into the homes of children, while also teaching about science, conservation, fairness and friendship.
Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Slow-Roasted Bone-in Pork Rib Roast. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for freezer storage bags in the Equipment Corner. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite kitchen gadgets. Finally, test cook Dan Souza uncovers the secrets to making the best Roasted Butternut Squash with Browned Butter and Hazelnuts.
For many people, beef makes the ultimate barbecue. This show celebrates beef in all its smoky glory, from not-so-traditional beef jerky (marinated in fiery Sriracha and smoked in an electric smoker) to a magisterial whole smoked beef tenderloin smoked in an upright barrel smoker and served with horseradish whipped cream. Of course, you'll learn how to smoke brisket Texas-style (rubbed with spices and cooked in a massive offset smoker fired with oak logs. Plus smokehouse beans to serve on the side. We'll even show you how to smoke-roast bell peppers directly on a bed of hot embers. Recipes: Sriracha Beef Jerky; Slam Dunk Brisket; Whole Smoked Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Cream; Smokehouse Beans; Ember Roasted Peppers.
Host Laura Theodore prepares garden fresh recipes with help from a special guest, Lynyrd Skynyrd lead guitarist Rickey Medlocke. This "wow" meal stars an enticing entree: Roasted Cauliflower Cutlets with Lemon-Caper Sauce. On the side, Zingy Roasted Asparagus preps in a flash, and Grape Tomato, Avocado and Fresh Herb Salad makes great use of summer tomatoes, fresh basil and parsley. Rockin' Berry Parfaits with Cashew-Coconut Cream make a fun and fresh dessert.
It's everything you wanted to know about burgers, plus two delicious recipes. Sara's turkey spinach burger is a light but succulent version of the American standard, while her Spanish burger puts an international spin on an old favorite. We'll discover the best grind of meat for burgers from a venerable Philadelphia butcher, and while we're there Sara discovers the secret to great fries at Philly's Dandelion Restaurant.
Tuna is on the grill this week on Simply Ming! Matt Jennings, four-time James Beard nominee, joins Ming around the barbeque to feast on this highly sustainable fish. While Matt makes a decadent strawberry salsa rresca for his grilled fish, Ming creates a lightly seared tuna tataki that is paired with a refreshing lemongrass gremolata.
Too many cooks don't spoil the broth - providing all three are Italian and happen to be cooking up a storm in a farm kitchen in Tuscany, which is what happens when Mary Ann, Graziella and Gaetana create Wild Boar Stew and Tagliatelle with Ragu Sauce. hen Mary Ann goes nella cucina to finish off the homemade pasta party by preparing Pappardelle with Mushrooms. Mangia Tutti!
Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make skillet roast chicken and potatoes at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of brown mustard. Then, Chris shares a test kitchen tip for aerating wine. Next, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to perfect Brussels sprout salad. And finally, Chris teaches a cooking class all about secret ingredient biscuits.
The theme for this episode is "cutting." In the world of Japanese cuisine, cutting is counted as a cooking technique alongside other techniques like grilling or stewing. They'll introduce some of the cutting techniques found in Japanese cuisine that help to bring out the best of the ingredients. The simplest cutting of all can be found in sashimi, one of the most famous examples of Japanese cuisine. To make sashimi, they will use cutting techniques developed over the years to make raw fish both delicious and beautiful.
Mussolini Dagger - Many servicemen brought back souvenirs from World War II, but did the uncle of a Reno, Nevada, man score a dagger from Fascist Italian dictator Benito Mussolini? The dagger bears the symbols of Italian Fascism, and the initial "M" hangs from the belt clip. A family letter says the uncle had orders to pick up Mussolini, but when he arrived, Mussolini was already dead and hanging in the town square. The letter goes on to say that he went to Mussolini's apartment, where he grabbed the dictator's dagger. HISTORY DETECTIVES host Wes Cowan connects various records, pictures and expert opinions to come up with an answer. Liberia Letter - A Lynchburg, South Carolina, woman has a scrapbook of handwritten letters sent to her great-great-grandmother, a freed slave who lived in South Carolina. She thinks her ancestor's brother, Harvey McLeod, wrote the letters. What caught her attention were the repeated references to Liberia. In 1877, Harvey writes: "I hope you will change your mind and come to Liberia, Africa with us." Was this family part of the post-slavery exodus to Liberia? As HISTORY DETECTIVES host Tukufu Zuberi tracks the path of the letters, the story pieces together a tale of slaves adapting to freedom. N.E.A.R. Device - A Colorado ham radio enthusiast may have stumbled across some Cold War history. While sorting through a bucket of old power adapters, he came across a curious device, a hand-sized black box with the wording "National Emergency Alarm Repeater, Civilian Warning Device." The contributor believes it may have had something to do with nuclear attack preparedness, but he lived through the cold war and has never heard of a Civilian Warning Device. HISTORY DETECTIVES Gwendolyn Wright sifts through the secrets to find out whether anyone mass-produced this device and what happened to this Civilian Warning program.
Host: Bobby. This show spotlights the ways we get around. Henry Cuesta joins the band for "Stranger On The Shore", Guy and Ralna are "Leavin' On A Jet Plane", and Mary Lou and Jack choose the "Chattanooga Choo Choo". Arthur Duncan "Takes the A Train", while Bob Lido and his Hotsy Totsy Boys become "Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines" right before our eyes.
THE TEST examines the history of atomic testing in Nevada, atomic tourism, and the consequences of being in Nevada's "atomic backyard." Following World War II, as the United States plunged into the Cold War, scientists raced to keep the nation secure in the nuclear age. They lacked a full understanding of atomic weaponry's destructive scope and knew the bomb had to be tested further. Ultimately, atomic testing sites, including one in Nevada, were established. The one-hour documentary delves into the testing in Nevada and the rise of "atomic culture." Highlights include the elaborately constructed "doom towns," "atomic tourism," which describes how nuclear testing became a main event in Las Vegas as residents and visitors alike lined up to watch "the show," as well as a detailing of the history leading up to the 1996 Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, still in effect today. Additionally, THE TEST examines the role that the former test site serves today in preparing first responders for the fight against terrorism and other dangers.
Van Kirk flew 58 missions in England and North Africa before returning to the United States. He was assigned to navigation training and in November 1944 became group navigator of the 509th Composite Group training for atom bomb delivery. Quietly, in June 1945, the group started moving overseas to the Pacific island of Tinian in the Marianas chain. Their familiar arrowhead tail markings were changed on both sides to the letter "R" in a circle, standard identification for the Sixth Bomb Group. The idea behind this change was to confuse the enemy if they made contact, which they did not. On Aug. 6, 1945, Van Kirk was the navigator on the first atomic bombing mission. At 2:30 a.m., the Enola Gay lifted off North Field en route to Hiroshima, Japan. "I knew when we hit the coast of Japan we were well on the way to completing a successful mission and the new bomb we carried would be a great help in shortening the war," Van Kirk said. At exactly 09:15:15, the world's first atomic bomb exploded. When the Enola Gay landed back on Tinian Island at 2:58 p.m., the plane and crew were greeted by Gen. Spaatz, a large contingent of brass and jubilant GIs. Van Kirk later participated in the first Bikini Atoll atomic bomb tests.
Bobby Chinn samples Cajun and Creole cuisine in New Orleans and the surrounding Bayou country; discovers the local fare in Vicksburg and Natchez, MS; visits Elvis Presley's birthplace for a chat with The King's childhood buddies in Tupelo; and learns how to cook the perfect barbecue pork in Memphis after a stop at Graceland.