HIGHLIGHTS


The Ascent Of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story "Civilisation"

Sunday, June 24 at 7:00 pm on 12.1

Dr. Amanda Foreman travels to Turkey, Siberia, and Greece as she explores the history of women from the earliest urban settlements to the sprawling empires of the classical world. Topics include the silencing of women, the rise of the veil, the truth behind the Amazons, and the possibility of female agency in the ancient world.

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The Ascent Of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story "Separation"

Sunday, June 24 at 8:00 pm on 12.1

Traveling to Vietnam, China and Japan, Dr. Foreman explores the role of women in Asia under the philosophy religions of Confucianism and Buddhism. Topics include an armed female rebellion, the rule of Empress Wu Zetian; the world’s first novelist; and the rise of foot-binding.

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The Ascent Of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story "Power"

Sunday, June 24 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

Dr. Amanda Foreman travels to Istanbul, Germany, London, Paris and Delhi to explore the ways in which women created their own routes to power, often subverting to their advantage the very restrictions placed on them. This episode showcases the achievements of six extraordinary women, from Empress Theodore of Byzantium to Nur Jahan of Mughal India.

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The Ascent Of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story "Revolution"

Sunday, June 24 at 10:00 pm on 12.1

From the French Revolution of the 18th Century to the Arab Spring in the 21st century, Dr. Amanda Foreman argues that women have played an indispensable role, only to have their hopes betrayed as one patriarchal hierarchy is replaced by another. Part 4 of 4.

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Masterpiece "Unforgotten: Season 2, Episode 2"

Monday, June 25 at 8:00 pm on 12.1

As the investigation continues, the victim's life comes into focus; it was a mess. Meanwhile, Sara's scandalous past is revealed, and Colin is blackmailed. Marion, a pediatric cancer nurse, joins the list of suspects.

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Rick Steves Special: European Festivals

Tuesday, June 26 at 8:00 pm on 12.1

In this special, Rick Steves drops in on Europe's top 10 festivals. Highlights include running with the bulls at Pamplona, donning a mask in Venice for Carnevale, making a racket to frighten off winter in Slovenia (pictured), cheering on the horses at Siena's Palio, hoisting a frothy stein at Munich's Oktoberfest, tossing a caber at a Scottish Highland Games, and more. No museums… just Europe at play.

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Globe Trekker "Delhi & Agra"

Tuesday, June 26 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

Teeming with life, Delhi and its 22 million+ Hindu and Muslim inhabitants make India's capital one of the most vibrant in the world. Host Ian Wright explores Delhi's old quarters, bargain bazaars, Imperial Mughai monuments, and last remaining outposts of British occupation. He also visits the Taj Mahal in Agra, and the holy town of Haridwar in Uttarakhand.

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Legendary Giant Tree of Yakushima "The Quest for the Mythical Cedar"

Wednesday, June 27 at 7:00 pm on 12.1

Said to be more than 2,000 years old, the Jomon Sugi cedar is known as the symbol of Yakushima Island, Japan’s first World Heritage Site. But rumors have been circulating that there is an even larger cedar in the island's deep forest. This program documents the search for the fabled giant cedar using the latest technology.

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The Moon Bear Chronicle: Unraveling the Mysteries

Wednesday, June 27 at 8:00 pm on 12.1

Catching sight of the Asian black bear, or moon bear, in Japan is extremely difficult. But over the course of 28 years, one man has painstakingly watched and documented these elusive animals. This program gives viewers a glimpse of the bears' lives, which have been long shrouded in mystery.

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NHK Documentary - Meltdown: Cooling Water Crisis

Wednesday, June 27 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

Artificial intelligence and newly-found data reveal how insufficient cooling of Fukushima Daiichi's reactors aggravated the March 2011 nuclear crisis and fueled the release of radioactive substances. This program further clarifies what happened as the plant's operator and the Japanese government fought to control the crisis.

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Henning Mankell's Wallander "The Troubled Man"

Wednesday, June 27 at 10:00 pm on 12.1

As season 3 kicks off, Kurt Wallander has become a grandfather, and sees this as an opportunity to get closer to his daughter Linda and her family. When Linda's father-in-law disappears, Wallander is drawn into a case that has roots deep in the Cold War past. In Swedish with English subtitles.

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NOVA "Extreme Animal Weapons"

Thursday, June 28 at 8:00 pm on 12.1

This program explores the secrets that underlie nature's battleground. Every animal has some kind of weapon – whether it is claws or horns, fangs or stings. But why are some armaments huge and extreme, far beyond any practical need?

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Frontline "Trafficked in America"

Thursday, June 28 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

In this documentary, FRONTLINE tells the story of Guatemalan teens forced to work against their will in the Midwest. The investigation uncovers a criminal network that exploited undocumented minors, companies that profited from forced labor, and the role played by the U.S. government.

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