NOVA "Treasures of the Earth: Metals"

Thursday, August 16 at 8:00 pm on 12.1

Gold, bronze, iron, steel – metals are pillars of our civilization, but what makes them so special? This program looks at their unique properties and explores how our mastery of metals has led us from the stone age to today's hi-tech world. Pictured: Smelting bronze to forge a bell.

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Frontline "The Fantasy Sports Gamble"

Thursday, August 16 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

This investigation with the New York Times looks at fantasy sports and online sports betting. With law enforcement cracking down, the film traces the growth of these booming businesses and goes inside their operations at home and abroad.

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