A Chef's Life "Turnips - The Roots"

Tuesday, August 4 at 7:00 pm on 12.1

Compared to summer, rainy winters can bring some dull vegetable varieties. Few are more unglamorous than the turnip. Nevertheless, Vivian is determined to showcase the sexiness of this seemingly vanilla root vegetable. Unlike the bitter, earthy purple-top variety, Warren and Lilly show Vivian how to cook the tender, silky Hakurei turnip.

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Food Forward "Seeds of Change"

Tuesday, August 4 at 8:30 pm on 12.1

Seeds represent hope, a new beginning. Amid battles over GMO crops and monocultures that dominate American farmlands, FOOD FORWARD travels to meet seed savers pursuing grassroots alternatives. From the dry deserts of Arizona to corn and soybean growers in Iowa and Illinois, genetic diversity does matter and the roots of change are taking hold.

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Globe Trekker "Food Hour: Sicily"

Tuesday, August 4 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

Rosie discovers the cultural and historical influences that define contemporary Sicilian cuisine. Occupations by the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Normans, the French and the Spanish have all played their part by introducing techniques and ingredients that have created one of the most layered and intriguing global cuisines.

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Pasquale Esposito Celebrates Enrico Caruso

Wednesday, August 5 at 7:00 pm on 12.1

Enrico Caruso was the world’s first international recording star, taking opera to the masses and bringing the street vibrancy of Neapolitan songs to the world. Now, Italian tenor Pasquale Esposito, born and raised in Caruso’s neighborhood, performs several of Caruso’s most famous songs and arias.

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Ed Slott’s Retirement Roadmap!

Wednesday, August 5 at 8:30 pm on 12.1

Filled with wisdom, humor and insight, this special features Ed Slott helping viewers navigate the potholes, detours and road blocks to a prosperous, fun and worry-free retirement. Ed shows how to take your retirement savings on a permanent vacation from taxes and avoid a tax hungry Uncle Sam at every turn!

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NOVA "Nuclear Meltdown Disaster"

Thursday, August 6 at 8:00 pm on 12.1

Four years after one of history’s worst nuclear accidents, NOVA reveals the minute-by-minute story of the Fukushima nuclear crisis and its ongoing aftermath, told by the brave workers who stayed behind as an earthquake and tsunami crippled the plant.

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FRONTLINE "League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis"

Thursday, August 6 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

The National Football League is under assault: Thousands of former players have claimed it tried to cover up how football inflicted their long-term brain injuries. What did the NFL know, and when did it know it? FRONTLINE reveals the hidden story of the NFL and brain injuries.

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