Each summer, the world's largest known aggregation of whale sharks occurs just off the coast of Cancun, Mexico, attracting tourists and scientists alike. Hundreds of these gentle giants come to the area to feed on plankton, giving experts the opportunity to learn more about the largest fish in the sea.
Flying Again: We catch up with the Rusty Pilots Initiative as they attempt to reignite every pilot's fire by helping former flyers with their return back into the sky. Aircraft Profile - The Aviat Husky: Meet the proud owner of the dynamic Aviat Husky utility aircraft.
PERFECT 36: WHEN WOMEN WON THE VOTE chronicles the dramatic vote to ratify this amendment, and the years of debate about women's suffrage that preceded it. On July 17, 1920, Carrie Chapman Catt, President of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, arrived to spend a few days in Nashville. She was traveling on the heels of Tennessee Governor A.H. Roberts' announcement of a special session of the state legislature, called at the urging of President Woodrow Wilson. One more state needed to ratify the proposed amendment, and that duty rested solely on the shoulders of Tennessee. Catt's few days dragged into weeks at her headquarters in the Hermitage Hotel, where pro- and anti- suffragists continued to clash in what came to be known as the "War of the Roses." Those in favor sported yellow roses, while those against wore red. On the sweltering day of August 18, 1920, the House convened. After two consecutive 48-48 outcomes to table the resolution, it was put to a vote. The votes were coming in neck and neck. At the last minute, 24-year-old freshman representative Harry Burn recalled a letter from his mother received that morning, urging him to, "be a good boy" and grant women the right to vote. In spite of wearing a red rose, Burn swung his vote, making Tennessee the deciding 36th state to enable passage of the 19th Amendment, and thereby granting women the Constitutional right to vote.
PENNY is a multi-dimensional portrait of Penny Cooper, a celebrated criminal defense attorney, art collector, supporter of female artists, and protector of the underdog. Cooper's life brims with stories mirroring the profound changes in our country from the 1940s to the present. In this revealing documentary, Cooper proves herself quite the raconteur with seemingly unlimited anecdotes. Her stories are engaging; sometimes funny, and sometimes distressing. The film is a collection of these moments as told by Cooper and the people who have been impacted by her dynamic spirit. The talented lawyer and art enthusiast offers a unique perspective on important social narratives such as criminal justice, the artists and collectors who generate today's global contemporary art market, gender equality, and more. Through it all, she has found herself at the center of dramatic social progress for women. A role model and pioneer, Cooper perhaps owes much of her success in transcending the glass ceiling to her unwavering resilience, fortitude and infamous humility.
Journey to Palm Springs for vintage and antique finds such as a 1965 Noah Purifoy sculpture, Carroll O'Connor's Archie Bunker coat, ca. 1970, and a Franz Bergman foundry Vienna bronze lamp from around 1920. Can you guess which is valued at $125,000?
Learn more about fantastic Palm Springs finds including a 1966 Roy Lichtenstein screenprint, a NASA Apollo archive, ca. 1965, and a Tiffany Studios mosaic panel, ca. 1905. One is appraised at $100,000-$150,000!
While expensive and controversial, many Americans regularly use payday loans. Kelvin Boston and guests Aracely Panameno from the Center for Responsible Lending and Charles Lowery, Jr. Esq. from Military Saves discuss payday loans. This episode also features small business development tips from Marie Johns, deputy administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Guest: Brian Rogers, Chairman, Chief Investment Officer, T. Rowe Price. This week's Consuelo Mack WealthTrack features a rare interview with T. Rowe Price's Brian Rogers on the lessons learned from 35 years of successful investing.
Gary and the crew head to Bandon, Oregon to talk with Greg Drobot and Daniel Graham, the co-founders of Facerock Creamery, an artisan cheese factory and retail store. Then they head to La Mesa, California to talk with Brea Joseph, a special FX make-up artist.
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.
When a young aardvark accidentally becomes a stowaway in Chris's backpack, the Wild Kratts team sets off on a "door to door" search to return him to his home burrow. Along the way, they discover the incredible (and valuable) service the aardvark provides to all the burrow-living creatures of Africa. Science Concept: Aardvarks manipulate earth materials and alter landscapes.
Today is the big unveiling of the Ankylosaurus dinosaur skeleton at the Museum, but it's missing a leg! George and the Man with the Yellow Hat thought they delivered all 4 bones. Where did the 4th bone go? Fortunately, Mr. Quint took pictures on their way to the Museum. Maybe the photos can lead them to the bone...if they can only figure out which order to put them in. George and Allie's imaginations run wild as they brainstorm what could be in the large unmarked box on George's doorstep. Based on its weight, sound, smell, and bristly hair, they're certain it's a baby goat! But what's really inside surprises them more than anything they could have ever imagined.
The Cold Camel Problem - Peg's Neighborhood. While Cleopatra is visiting Peg, her camel wanders off in search of a comfortable climate. Peg and Cat search the neighborhood with a giant thermometer to find him. The Einstein Problem - The Mega Mall. When Cat gets lost in the mall, Peg and her pal Al (Albert Einstein) track him down with the help of a metronome, many equations, and a surprise appearance by Marie Curie.
THE BIG BLOOPER: While visiting her friend's house, Sister watches a video intended for a teenage audience. The movie contains some " colorful" language, which Sister innocently repeats at the Bears' dinner table. After Sister explains where she heard the offensive word, Mama tells her how their language has thousands of words to choose from, by picking words that show she respects the feelings of others, she'll be saying a lot about herself. NOTHING TO DO: Mama finds Brother and Sister sad and grumpy because they have nothing to do. She suggests a number of entertaining things, but the cubs reject each one in turn. Not wanting them to suffer from boredom any longer, Mama finds jobs that need to be done around the house. All of a sudden the cubs have a change of heart; the entertaining things she suggested earlier now sound pretty good. However, seeing Mama and Papa working so hard compels Brother and Sister to roll up their sleeves and help with the work.
Saffi's Treehouse: Saffi declares that Wendy is her hero and asks her to build a treehouse for the Spring City Rockets' first club meeting. Saffi tries to help Wendy, but her assistance only causes more problems. When Saffi uses the treehouse before it's ready, it begins to collapse with the Rockets' trophy inside. In effort to save the trophy, Wendy heroically repels from a tree and retrieves it. Together, Wendy and the team rebuild the treehouse. Learning Goals: To understand that everyone can design and build. To understand the importance of patience and impulse control. Cats and Dogs: Bob and the team are building the vet a new reception area for her office to separate cats and dogs. Mayor Madison and her cat have an appointment this evening and the vet is worried because Cooper, the dog she is looking after, loves to chase cats. Leo promises to keep the animals away from the site, but soon Cooper is chasing Pilchard around the reception area and havoc ensues. Leo finally regains control of the animals and the team is able to finish the new reception area in time for the Mayor's arrival. Learning Goals: To explore the engineering design process: identifying a problem, looking for ideas, developing solutions, and sharing solutions with others. To express concern and empathy for others.
Ice is Nice - A fun-filled day of ice-skating takes a turn when Nature Cat's beloved hot cocoa Hug Mug mysteriously breaks. But wait Ronald's favorite Bug Mug breaks too. Who would want to break not one but TWO mugs? Hal thinks there is a mug breaker around! Will the gang track down the Mug Breaker? Or will Ronald and Nature Cat never be able to enjoy hot cocoa on a cold day again? Bird's Eye View - Hal wakes from the greatest dream ever, he was a real live birdie, flying through the sky, diving into treetops, perching on branches! It was bird-errific! Hal would do anything to be a bird for just one day and Nature Cat will do anything to make his buddy's dream come true, but making Hal a bird won't be as easy as it seems!
Elmo helps Professor Buck Awe, played by Saturday Night Live's Taran Killam, teach a class of chickens using strategies he learned in preschool. Also featuring Murray has a little lamb, and Elmo's World. Brought to you by the letter S and the number 14.
What's Nano? Ebony and Jasmine catch the Amazing Nano Brothers Juggling Show at Museum of Science in Boston. The show gets them thinking, "How big is a billion? And how small is a billionth?" They search Boston for examples of a billion. Then they visit laboratories at Harvard University to find examples of nanoscale objects on their quest to "see" a nanometer. Where's Nano? Regina, Linda, Harrison, Jared, Lorenz, and Randi, visit the "Zoom In" exhibit at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center in Chapel Hill. They wonder what examples of nanoscale science and technology they can find in their everyday lives. Their nano "scavenger hunt" takes them to the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where a scientist helps them print images of nanoscale structures. The kids then create a visual representation of their findings to display at the science center.
When St. Louis SciGirls find the amphibian population in decline, they hop to it! Alanna, Madison, Amanda and Clara hit urban and rural sites to compare frog and toad calls and report on their amphibian neighbors.
Have you ever wondered how dog sled teams practice in the summertime? Venture through this episode as we visit a dog sled camp as they demonstrate how these incredible creatures stay fit in between dog sled races.
School picture day is coming up and the girls are excited to look their best for the big day. But Maggie, much to her dismay, gets braces put on just before the shoot. Maya does everything she can to make things better for her friend, but nothing seems to be working.
O is Not for Over - Olive and Otto face their biggest challenge yet. Curriculum: Algebraic thinking; identifying and extending patterns and using deductive reasoning to solve problems.
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.
From the New York Times best-selling author of Rules of Civility-a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel. Amor Towles' A Gentleman in Moscow is brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another.
This is the second part of a two-part interview focusing on the work and career of actor, author, and community activist Wendell Pierce. Pierce is best known for his recurring roles on the HBO series The Wire and Treme, but has appeared in a range of television series and feature films including Waiting to Exhale and Selma. In this episode, Pierce discusses his upbringing in New Orleans, the destruction and healing he experienced in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and his devotion to family and community. He also addresses the universal message of Waiting for Godot, which he performed on his ravaged hometown streets in the wake of Katrina. This episode features a moving reading by Pierce, who is the author of the memoir and New Orleans tribute The Wind in the Reeds: A Storm, a Play, and the City That Would Not Be Broken.
P. Allen Smith visits one of the five Blue Zones in the world, Costa Rica, to see if there really is a secret to living longer.
Gary planted rose bushes in his garden, but between those rose bushes sprouted spontaneous cacti, specifically the Southwest Cactus flower. This inspired Gary for this episode's scene. It's a beautiful combination of roses and this surprise cactus, which in the Southwest is often considered a weed.
SPECIAL SERIES Trump's First Year: Is the mainstream media obsolete? Wall Street Journal's JERRY SEIB on Trump's "tweets," D.C., and "fake news."
SCULLY/THE WORLD SHOW is devoted to one-on-one interviews with some of the world's most significant and famous personalities. Host Robert Scully has been described by Canadian daily La Presse as "the best interviewer on television." Since its debut in Canada in 1983, the series has featured Nobel laureates, heads of state, royalty, authors, financiers, athletes, designers, diplomats and philanthropists.
NEWSLINE is produced by NHK, Japan's news leading public broadcaster, featuring global news and current affairs, business, sports, science and technology trends plus global weather forecasts from over 30 news bureaus throughout the world.
This "best of" episode explores the wet and dry side of our culinary world. Magnus Nilsson dry-ages a steak in kidney fat as long as possible, April Bloomfield hallucinates while at a butcher shop, Ed Lee makes a ribeye with eel puree, and more.
Follow Victoria's (Jenna Coleman) dramatic story, from the time she becomes queen in 1837 at age 18 through her relationship with Lord Melbourne (Rufus Sewell), her first prime minister, and her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes).
Give the first season of this regal new series a royal sendoff with cast members and creators. Relive favorite scenes and special moments of Victoria's dramatic story from ascending to the throne through courtship and marriage.
The summer of 1586 was one of England's darkest periods - particularly for Queen Elizabeth. The Queen feared for her life as a terrorist cell of Catholic extremists was planning to kill her and install Mary, Queen of Scots, on her throne. Behind the terrorists was the might of Spain, whose forces were ready to invade should the plot succeed. However, one man stood in their way - Sir Francis Walsingham, Elizabeth's spymaster and security chief. Ultimately he would become known as one of history's greatest spies, thanks to the extraordinary trap he set for Mary, Queen of Scots. Using a sophisticated network of double agents, informants and secret codes, Walsingham allowed Mary to believe she was masterminding a plot to destroy Elizabeth. ELIZABETH I: WAR ON TERROR is a gripping day-by-day account of the action, using dramatized scenes and location-based interviews with top historians. It illuminates the remarkable events across eight weeks in 1586, when the threat to Queen Elizabeth was at its greatest. This story transforms our understanding of Walsingham's - and England's - dark world.
A collection of short films from around the world.
Can reptiles be cute and cuddly? James Hanken explains why we shouldn't always perceive these scaly creatures as sneaky villainous characters in movies. Of course, there is mention of cute and cuddly mammals as well.