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AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange

AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange "Dear Mandela"

Tonight at 7:00pm on Channel 12.1
When the South African government promises to “eradicate the slums” and begins to evict shack dwellers far outside the city, three friends who live in Durban's vast shantytowns refuse to be moved. By turns inspiring, devastating and funny, the film offers a new perspective on the role that young people can play in political change.
Eagles of Mercy

Eagles of Mercy

Tonight at 9:00pm on Channel 12.1
In the early hours of D-Day, two young American medics with the 101st Airborne "Screaming Eagles" parachuted into France and soon found themselves trapped in a 12th-century Norman church in the small village of Angoville-au-Plain. EAGLES OF MERCY tells the story of how the medics carried on their life-saving work while a savage battle raged outside.

FRONTLINE "Secrets of the Vatican"

Wednesday, August 20 at 8:00pm on Channel 12.1
FRONTLINE goes inside the Vatican to tell the epic, inside story of the collapse of the Benedict papacy and illuminate the extraordinary challenges facing Pope Francis as he tries to reform the powerful Vatican bureaucracy, root out corruption and chart a new course for the troubled Catholic Church and its 1.2 billion followers.
Arc of Light: A Portrait of Anna Campbell Bliss

Arc of Light: A Portrait of Anna Campbell Bliss

Wednesday, August 20 at 9:30pm on Channel 12.1
This film tells the story of Anna Campbell Bliss – a pioneering artist, architect and designer who has devoted her life to the creation of works of art that explore the complex intersections between art, technology, science, nature, poetry, mathematics and architecture.
Globe Trekker

Globe Trekker "Around The World — Panamericana: Conquistadors & Incas"

Thursday, August 21 at 7:00pm on Channel 12.1
Brianna Barnes journeys to Peru, home of the legendary Incas, where she explores Lima and Cusco; treks in Cajamarca, where thousands of Incan soldiers were slaughtered by Pizarro's conquistadors; and visits the volcano El Misti, where incredibly well-preserved ice mummies tell the story of the country's illustrious past.

NOVA "Mystery of a Masterpiece"

Thursday, August 21 at 8:00pm on Channel 12.1
Sold in 2007 for $20,000, a portrait of a young woman in Renaissance dress was identified just two years later as an undiscovered Leonardo da Vinci masterwork worth more than $100 million. In this episode, NOVA examines how art sleuths used cutting-edge imaging analysis to help tie the portrait to Leonardo.
Home of the Terracotta Warriors

Home of the Terracotta Warriors

Thursday, August 21 at 9:00pm on Channel 12.1
This program follows two American archaeologists, Michelle and Alex, to China, as they visit the ancient city Xi’an – home of the terracotta warriors. Michelle and Alex also visit other ancient sites in Xi’an, including the Banpo Neolithic Village, Forest of Stone Stele Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Daming Palace ruins of Tang dynasty, and more.

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