Remembering John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s on TV show ‘Free Time’ from 1971
Get an insider's view of iconic American designer Ralph Lauren's spectacular collection of classic automobiles From sniffing out cancer to protecting our borders, fighting crime and rescuing victims of disaster, sometimes the best man for the job Mission: Safeguard the entire U. Experience what it takes to mount a presidential journey across Africa aboard what they call "the flying White House Follow the story minute-by-minute as the headquarters of the United States military -- and one of the country's most iconic buildings -- comes under attack on September 11th, From the shot heard 'round the world to the Boston Tea Party and beyond, this part series chronicles the tumultuous events that launched the American Revolution and turned a collection of colonies into the United States of America.
Follow legendary explorer Robert Ballard as he returns to the watery grave of the RMS Titanic for the first time since he discovered her 20 years earlier. A shattering vision of the world of schizophrenia--through the lives and testimonies of people struggling to cope with this frighteningly complex and painfully misunderstood psychological disease. A co-production with French-based VM Productions. Explore the behind-the-scenes story of how today's politics of manipulated photo-ops was invented -- and perhaps perfected -- by the people who created the image of "Camelot" for the Presidency of John F Kennedy.
Survivors of the USS Indianapolis join explorers on an expedition to find the remains of their sunken ship. Along the way, the veterans recount the extraordinary story of how they survived the torpedo blasts and the sinking ship only to encounter a swarm of hungry sharks. The undersea world is an unseen battleground. Robert Ballard as he reveals how technology, commerce and conflict have shaped years of endless struggle for supremacy of the seas -- not on the surface but at the very bottom of the ocean.
Take an unprecedented tour of the inner workings of the United States' busiest passenger terminal Few historical figures are shrouded in as much mystery as the legendary King Arthur. Researchers and scholars work to uncover the truth -- if any -- about this mythic warrior and his impact on the history of Great Britain. In this special presentation for NATURE, learn what forces forge the world's most precious stones and the many ways humans have devised to extract them. Join the selfless men and women who put their lives on the line, everyday, to keep the President safe When someone commits suicide a legacy of pain and memory is left.
What few realize is that family and friends - those left behind - are 10 times more likely to take their own lives, or that their healing may go on for decades. From the bizarre prophecies of Charles Manson to the deadly paranoia of Jim Jones, Dangerous Devotion examines cult leaders who draw followers into bizarre, hidden worlds of obsession, paranoia and sometimes, death.
A gripping one-hour journey into the lives of patrol officers and detectives at the 9th Precinct in the East Village, New York City. Meet the bio-recovery specialists, known as crime scene cleaners, who work in the soulful city of New Orleans. The film shows us how. Dramatic personal stories showcase the stunning scientific advances that are transforming the field of cardiology, and the effect these changes will have on people stricken with the disease.
Bears are an ultimate icon of the wild, regarded as among the most successful wild animals on the planet. Three of the eight bear species in the world - brown bears, black bears, and polar bears -can be found in Alaska, one of North America's last truly wild frontiers.
Nature joins adventurer and bear biologist Chris Morgan on a year-long motorcycle odyssey deep into Alaska's bear country to explore the amazing resiliency and adaptability of these majestic animals as they struggle to make a living in five dramatically diverse Alaskan ecosystems: coastal, urban, mountain, tundra, and pack ice. Living in the depths of the New Guinean Rainforest are birds of unimaginable color and beauty. When Europeans first saw the plumes of these fabulous creatures in the sixteenth century, they believed they must be from heaven and called them Birds of Paradise.
The people of New Guinea make even greater claims. They say the birds possess supernatural powers and magic. But to find these birds in New Guinea is one of the toughest assignments, and to witness their extraordinary mating displays is even tougher. David Attenborough introduces a young team of New Guinean scientists on a grueling expedition to find and film these Birds of Paradise; the holy grail of wildlife filmmakers.
In the early 's, Saddam Hussein destroyed the Mesopotamian Marshes, once the richest wildlife habitat in the Middle East. Now one man is making an extraordinary effort to restore both animals and people to the scene of one of the greatest ecocides of the Twentieth Century. Is it a dream too far? Can man and animal live again in what remains one of the most politically troubled and dangerous place on earth?
Broken Tail, was a charismatic tiger cub in Ranthambore, one of India's best protected tiger reserves. He suddenly and without warning abandoned his sanctuary and went on the run moving through farmland and scrub until he was killed by a train nearly miles from its home. This film retraces the tiger's path and piece together the cub's last days - and through his story reveal the fate of the few surviving tigers in India. For decades, Cuba's wild landscapes lay untouched while its neighbors destroyed their ecological riches. Now, Cuba's priceless treasures are about to face an onslaught.
Tourism is already on the rise and most experts predict tourism will double once the US trade embargo ends. What will happen to Cuba's stunning biodiversity--an island filled with amphibians, reptiles and the most biologically diverse freshwater fish in the region? Echo, the elephant matriarch, was the subject of many films and the leader of a carefully studies herd of elephants in Africa.
This past fall, she died of natural causes. This film is a look back at this remarkable animal through extraordinary footage and interviews with the researchers that cared for and studied this amazing herd. Elsa, an orphaned lion cub raised by George and Joy Adamson then released back into the wild, captivated audiences around the world, and became a symbol for all animals' right to live free.
But behind the film and book lies the real story of the Adamsons' life with Elsa. Their diaries, home movies and detailed records reveal an intimate look into their pioneering work and unique relationship with lions. Recollections of the actress who portrayed Joy in the film, and memories of people who knew and worked with the Adamsons leave us with a new appreciation for the world of animals we never knew until Elsa and Born Free opened our eyes. New research has shown that crows are among the most intelligent animals in the world, able to use tools as only elephants and chimpanzees do, able to recognize each other's voices and distinct calls.
Crow experts from around the world sing their praises, and present us with captivating new footage of crows as we have never seen them before.
The Australian outback is the driest place on the driest inhabited continent on the planet. It is a place you might expect to see kangaroos but certainly not waterbirds. Yet once every ten years, rains flood into dried-up river beds and head inland to create the largest lake in Australia, and , pelicans -- a third of all the pelicans in Australia -- arrive for the event. Leaving their homes on coasts and harbors, they come to feed on fish washed in on the floods and on billions of brine shrimp and other crustaceans which hatch and grow to adulthood in a few days in water twice as salty as the Dead Sea.
The pelicans have come home to court and raise as many families as possible before the water and the food disappear once more. Leopards are the ultimate cat. They are the most feline, the most intelligent, the most dangerous, and, until recently, one of the least understood. This film will accumulate the evidence and put together a psychological profile of this extraordinarily cunning cat. From the Middle East and North Africa to the island of Sri Lanka, we'll learn how these cats rarely move without a completely pre-meditated strategy.
This film will investigate the parallel stories of collapsing Pacific salmon populations and how biologists and engineers have become instruments in audacious experiments to replicate every stage of the fish's life cycle.
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Each of our desperate efforts to save salmon has involved replacing their natural cycle of reproduction and death with a radically manipulated life history. Our once great runs of salmon are now conceived in laboratories, raised in tanks, driven in trucks, and farmed in pens. Here we go beyond the ongoing debate over how to save an endangered species. In its exposure of a wildly creative, hopelessly complex, and stunningly expensive approach to managing salmon, the film reveals one of the most ambitious plans ever conceived for taking the reins of the planet.
The bushfires that tore through the Australian state of Victoria in February incinerated over a million acres of land, including key mountain ash forest ecosystems. Fires are a natural force of nature which spur regeneration, but the immediate aftermath of this giant firestorm was devastation. Kangaroos and koalas, wombats and wallabies, endangered possums and gliders, lizards, echidnas, birds of all kinds, and even fish that lived among these eucalypts were overcome by the flames.
Millions died. But burned and traumatized survivors tenderly nursed back to health at wildlife hospitals showed a remarkable ability to bounce back, and the environment an extraordinary capacity for healing. This sixty-minute HD film for Nature will take viewers into the secretive world of the largest and least known member of the weasel family to reveal who this dynamic little devil truly is. Hard-wired to endure an environment of scarcity, the wolverine is one of the most efficient and resourceful carnivores on Earth. Our mastery of cold is something we take for granted, whether it's air conditioning and frozen food or the liquefied gases and superconductivity at the heart of cutting-edge technology.
But what is cold? How do you achieve it, and how cold can it get? This two-part NOVA special brings the history of this frosty fascination to life with brilliant dramatic recreations of high moments in low-temperature research and the quest for ever-lower notches on the thermometer.
The first hour, The Conquest of Cold, opens in the s when the nature of cold and heat was a complete mystery. Were they different aspects of the same phenomenon? The experiments that settled these questions helped stoke the Industrial Revolution. In the second hour, The Race For Absolute Zero dramatizes the titanic rivalry between Scottish researcher James Dewar and Dutch physicist Heike Onnes, who plunged cold science to the forbidding realm at which oxygen and then nitrogen turn into liquids. The race continues today as scientists pioneer super-fast computing near absolute zero the ultimate chill of In paleoanthropologists made a discovery on the Indonesian island of Flores that shook up the world of early human studies like no other in recent years.
Inside a cave, under a thick blanket of sediments, they unearthed fossil bones of a three-foot-tall human. The fossil appeared for all the world not to have been that of a diseased modern human or Homo sapiens, but rather an entirely new species, which its discoverers named Homo floresiensis.
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The debate over just what this so-called hobbit and its kind were has only just begun. The storm of controversy surrounding the population of the Americas. Who were the first Americans and where did they come from? The conventional view is that they arrived here around 13, years ago, but startling new archaeological discoveries suggest it may have been long before that. And experts are testing contentious theories regarding how they got here, including the idea of a dangerous canoe-born voyage from Asia down the west coat of the Americas, or even across the Atlantic from Europe.
Since and the discovery of ancient weapons at Clovis, New Mexico, the "Clovis-first" theory held that Ice Age big-game hunters entered the continent by crossing a land bridge that spanned the Bering Strait between Asia and Alaska. Then archaeologists discovered a problem: massive ice sheets blocked the way south, and the search for an alternative explanation began.
NOVA investigates controversial clues, including finds in an Alaskan bear cave hinting at a west coast voyage, and a stone tool from Virginia claimed to be evidence of a landing from Europe. Then visit an extraordinary Clovis dig in Texas with nearly half a million artifacts, which points to a completely different solution to the puzzle.
Join archaeologists and other experts as they dig into prehistory and uncover a provocative Stone Age detective story. Will secrets buried in an ancient cave rewrite the story of a desperate time? Nearly 2, years ago, a dark, inhospitable cave located in a canyon near the Dead Sea was a secret refuge for Jewish refugees fleeing for their lives from the oppressive rule of the Roman Empire.
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In , archaeologists discovered dramatic letters written by Bar-Kokhba, the heroic Jewish rebel who led a guerrilla uprising against the Romans. Could the cave conceal more historical treasure from that desperate time? Armed with high-tech equipment, a new team led by archaeologist Richard Freund returns to explore a place that has intrigued the experts for decades. With the help of ingeniously improvised devices, they unearth long-lost artifacts and relics that provide tantalizing clues to turbulent times of messianic fervor, oppression, and revolt.