NonfictionA young George Washington hungers for fame and prestige as an officer in the British military. Sent by the British royal governor to deliver an ultimatum to the French in the West, the inexperienced young Washington learns a hard lesson about leadership when his failures in the field inadvertently kick off a world war. Washington emerges from this conflict as America's first folk hero, just as he begins to grow disenchanted with the empire he once aspired to serve. And with a wealthy new wife at his side and a lucrative business at Mount Vernon, Washington has put himself at the center of this country's story--chosen to le
NonfictionOn the special two-hour season finale, Gordon Ramsay’s “Hell On Wheels” travels to Bear’s Den Pizza, a pizza restaurant and college bar located in Conway, AR. Chef Ramsay and his crew find a restaurant in disarray due to one owner’s drinking and violent outbursts, and the other’s inability to be present to help the staff.
Nonfiction“Hell On Wheels” travels to South Boulevard, a Korean inspired restaurant located in Little Rock, AR. There, Ramsay’s staff finds an inexperienced owner whose lack of knowledge in the industry has led to a decline in business. Ramsay will try to bring these failing restaurants back from the brink of disaster – all in just 24 hours.
NonfictionThe British are no longer coming, they're here. And as the American colonies make their final break from the British empire, their newly minted commander-in-chief George Washington realizes he's been handed a nearly impossible task--fighting the most powerful and seasoned armed forces in the world with a ragtag group of soldiers that is undisciplined, inexperienced and underfunded. With no formal military training or major victory to his name, Washington sets the course for achieving the unimaginable through cunning, ingenuity and sheer force of will. And he is transformed in the process, from a man driven by personal ambi
NonfictionThe Revolution has been won, but for Washington, the problems, even within his own army, are just beginning. With the fate of the young republic at stake, Washington once again rises to the moment, becoming the inevitable, though reluctant, hero his country needs. Having evolved from soldier to commander to victor, Washington does what no revolutionary leader has ever done before: He wills the power to the people. While warring nations attack America's borders and uprisings threaten from within, Washington builds the new United States up with his bare hands--enduring treachery and personal attacks--while setting the countr
NonfictionFrom Egypt to Easter Island, towering figures built by ancient man stand watch over the Earth. Are these stone giants simply a testament to humanity's past or could they depict visitors from another world? And do they serve a technological purpose that modern man is just now unlocking?
NonfictionNative Swede, Marioara Shand, is setting out on her own in Taos, New Mexico, after a recent breakup. One day in July of 2002, police discover her body in a brutal, bloody scene inside her new home.
NonfictionArtsy German heiress Anna Delvey makes a splash in downtown New York's social scene, but she's really a Russian-born con artist who's trying to swindle $23 million from banks while dodging unpaid bills. A classic fake-it-till-you-make-it scheme.
NonfictionEach team is given an everyday object – a bicycle, a television or a radio, for example – that has been sliced in two and they are tasked with building its other half. What seems like an easy assignment proves to be far from it. The challenge lies in the judges’ expectations; they are looking for a more thoughtful and imaginative recreation of each mundane object.
NonfictionThe second challenge of the season takes the contestants on an out-of-this-world odyssey! Each duo has been tasked to create an entirely LEGO®-ized build from space. Contestants craft everything from aliens to massive rocket ships. The twist of the task is to build an item that not only looks amazing from the outside, but also impresses when it gets smashed in slow motion.
NonfictionIn the series premiere episode, pairs will be introduced, and they will face their first themed challenge of the season. Each duo has been tasked to bring their visionary skills to the test: craft one section of a theme park. Watch as all 20 contestants work together to create a massively impressive theme park world.
NonfictionExamine Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' ascent to power and the global impact of the empire he built. Investigate the darker side of the company's rapid growth, and the challenge of trying to rein in the power of the richest man in the world.
NonfictionHenry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of actor Laura Linney and journalists Lisa Ling and Soledad O’Brien—telling them stories of tricksters, scoundrels and outright criminals, who nevertheless laid the groundwork for their success.
NonfictionSince the late 1940s, there have been countless reports of mysterious Men in Black that show up immediately following UFO sightings and attempt to silence witnesses. Could recently declassified FBI documents and new eyewitness accounts prove once and for all that these shadowy figures are real'
NonfictionDeadly forests. Haunted houses. Mountains where visitors never return alive. Are there such things as "evil places"? Places where bad things seem to repeatedly -- and inexplicably -- happen? And if so, is it possible that these locations are imbued with dark energy that is currently beyond our understanding?
NonfictionAustralia, a land cast adrift at the time of the dinosaurs. Isolated for millions of years, the weird and wonderful animals marooned here are like nowhere else on Earth. In the north of this island continent is the Daintree, one of the world's oldest tropical forests. It's home to the most dangerous bird on earth - the cassowary. A dinosaur-like bird standing six feet tall. On the open grasslands the dingo, Australia's elusive and much persecuted wild dog, hunts kangaroos to provide food for its pups. Chases can cover many miles and are often unsuccessful. Life in Australia is tough and getting tougher. Over 70% of Austr
NonfictionA devoted fiance makes a devastating discovery: his beloved partner Anne Boncella and her 8-year-old daughter have been brutally murdered. The ensuing investigation will unravel shocking secrets that have lain dormant in their seemingly peaceful hometown.
NonfictionAntarctica is a land of survivors enduring the most hostile conditions on Earth. 98% of the mainland is covered by ice on which virtually nothing can live. Even the sea freezes over, but the Weddell seal manages to survive. Below the sea ice, conditions have been stable for millennia and life has flourished and diversified. Starfish, sea spiders and three million predatory worms carpet the ocean floor, and sea anemones feast on ocean giants. Islands on the fringes of the continent, free of sea ice, are far more crowded. Huge colonies of king penguins cover the land, and four-ton elephant seals fight for territories on the
NonfictionGordon Ramsay’s “Hell On Wheels” travels to The Park, a gastropub located in Oak Park, CA. Rob Gronkowski stops by the restaurant as a decoy, so Gordon can experience the food and issues first hand, while not being noticed. Chef Ramsay and his crew find a couple who tragically lost their home in the Woolsey Fire struggling to hang on to not only their restaurant, but their family.
NonfictionJohn Duck spent his entire life fearing the day his brother, Kevin, would finally kill someone. When he discovered his brother was actually a murderer, he still wasn't ready to face the truth he had always known: that his brother had been born a killer.
NonfictionEurope is a crowded continent transformed by mankind where extraordinary animals are found in surprising places. High above the city of Gibraltar, Barbary macaques - Europe's only non-human primates - live lives full of kidnappings and high drama, while in the cemeteries of Vienna 'grave robbing' European hamsters battle each other for food. Come nightfall, the forests surrounding ancient Italian mountain villages become the hunting grounds for rarely seen wolves, and deep underground in Slovenia's caves, olms or 'baby dragons' can be found lurking in the pitch black.
NonfictionA rowdy night out at a Chicago pub turns deadly when daybreak reveals a mutilated body. Police cross state lines as they try to track a killer, but it will take an unexpected call and a brutal betrayal to finally solve this case and find justice.
NonfictionAgassiz Village has provided underprivileged and at-risk kids an opportunity to experience a camp surrounded by the beauty of Maine. Chase and his team take on the big project with a small budget to help the camp.
NonfictionSouth America is the most species rich continent on Earth. From the bone-dry deserts of the Atacama, where penguins weave their way through a minefield of snapping sea lions, to the lush cloud forests of the Andes, where Andean bears scale 30-meter trees in search of elusive fruits, South America is full of the unusual and ingenious.
NonfictionFor centuries, archaeologists have tried to unravel the mysteries of how - and why - certain incredible structures like the Great Pyramid at Giza, the staircase at Loretto Chapel, and Coral Castle were built. Will we ever find the answers? Or, might these structures have been intentionally constructed to perpetually mystify us?
NonfictionFareed Zakaria brings viewers his insights and analysis, and his interviews world leaders, artists, scientists, business leaders, global affairs analysts, and other cultural observers for the 'Global Public Square.'
NonfictionFor the residents of Port Protection, danger lurks around every corner. Mary Miller journeys into the forest to hunt deer, but wolves may threaten her safety. Sam Carlson uses his wisdom to enrich his garden’s soil. Curly Leach contends with grueling conditions to secure firewood. Gary Muehlberger takes to Southeast Alaska’s violent seas to fill his freezer with fish for the winter.
NonfictionMore than any other continent, North America is defined by extreme weather and seasonal change. For animals that live here this poses great challenges, but for those with a pioneering spirit it can also offer great rewards. In Canada's Yukon, lynx have found a way to survive where others cannot. In the streams of Tennessee, male chub fish go to great lengths to attract a mate, moving thousands of stones to build rock pyramids over a meter high. When temperatures are just right, the forests of Mississippi come alive with the spectacular glow of millions of fireflies illuminating the night.
NonfictionAsia is the largest and most extreme continent on our planet, stretching from the Arctic Circle to the tropical forests on the equator. The animals here face the hottest deserts, tallest jungles and highest mountains found anywhere on Earth. In the frozen lands of the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia, bears seek out active volcanoes - despite the dangers. And on the Siberian coast, a remarkable spectacle appears for a few weeks during the summer - tens of thousands of walruses haul themselves onto a beach in one of the largest gatherings of mammals seen anywhere in the world.
NonfictionThe center of the Milky Way is home to strange and deadly phenomena that we don't yet understand, but using the latest science, experts are revealing how the supermassive black hole our galaxy's core shapes life on Earth.
NonfictionThe queen of food, Martha Stewart, graces the kitchen along with her pal, Chef Richard Blais. They hold court with talented chefs Katherine Fuchs and Michael Merida to make Bobby Flay look like the court jester.
NonfictionIn the first of a two-part Top Gear special, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May are in Africa with a simple mission to find the definitive source of the Nile. Over the years many explorers claim to have already done just that, but the Top Gear trio believes that they can do better by traveling further and faster than any exploration team in history using only grit, ingenuity and three ageing estate cars.
NonfictionIn the second part of the Top Gear special, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May continue their epic African Odyssey. Having survived insane traffic, lethal mud slides and some distinctly dubious map reading, the trio and their ailing estate cars reach the climax of their quest to find the definitive source of the Nile.
NonfictionBetween 2005 and 2007, the bodies of four young women are discovered in and around the town of Jennings, Louisiana, deep in the heart of Cajun country. All four are from the poorer south side of town. An arrest for one of the murders is made, but the suspects are released a short time later without explanation. Premiere.
NonfictionZak and the crew investigate the site of one of America's most-iconic paranormal cases -- the Perron family haunting. The 300-year-old farmhouse has stood the test of time, but so too has the dark entity that roams the property.
NonfictionIn this expansive, two-part investigation, Josh Gates travels the globe attempting to solve the most fundamental mystery of all -- humanity’s origins. How did we survive to the modern day? And what does that mean for our future?
NonfictionGiorgio Tsoukalos and David Childress explore the mysterious chain of manmade islets in Micronesia's Nan Madol. Built from a staggering 250 million tons of volcanic rock, could the local legends be true--that strange visitors floated the massive rocks through the air? And might the site's powerful magnetic anomalies be the result of extraterrestrial technology?
NonfictionGordon Ramsay’s “Hell On Wheels” travels to Southern Kitchen, a traditional Southern food restaurant located in Richmond, VA. Chef Ramsay and his crew find a tight-knit family being torn apart by bankruptcy after putting everything they have into their business. Ramsay will try to bring this failing restaurant back from the brink of disaster – all in just 24 hours.
NonfictionCarnivorous' Courtney Rada and Iron Chef Michael Symon source Cleveland chefs Penny Barend and Melissa Khoury to bring Bobby Flay down. These lady butchers are ready to slice and dice the competition.
NonfictionCaution: contains explicit language. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May embark on a road trip across Australia’s Northern Territory. The trio sets out on an adventure that takes in crocodile infested rivers, a race around a vast open cast mine, and an encounter with the world’s longest truck. Also in this episode, Kiefer Sutherland is the “Star in a Reasonably Priced Car” segment.
NonfictionMore than three decades after the debut of Carl Sagan’s groundbreaking and iconic series, “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” it’s time once again to set sail for the stars. Host and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson sets off on the Ship of the Imagination to discover earth’s Cosmic Address and its coordinates in space and time. Viewers meet Renaissance Italy’s Giordano Bruno, who had a spiritual epiphany about the infinite expanse of the universe. Then, Tyson walks across the Cosmic Calendar, on which all of time has been compressed into a year-at-a-glance calendar, from the Big Bang to the moment humans first make
NonfictionMillions of people around the world claim to have had an encounter with a creature unlike any recognized by mainstream science - such as the Mothman, Chupacabra, and Mongolian Death Worm. Could these incredible creatures be real? And if so, what could possibly explain these freaks of nature?
NonfictionEven after centuries of study, the human mind remains as inscrutable as ever. Could the quintessential human machine, the brain, be even more powerful than we realize? And does that suggest that fantastic abilities such as Remote Viewing will one day be recognized not as science fiction, but as science fact ? even if, for the moment, they remain UnXplained?
NonfictionAs winter approaches in Port Protection, residents must be prepared or face consequences. Open deer season provides Gary Muehlberger with an opportunity to stockpile meat. Stuart Andrews and Dave Squibb fish for halibut to fill their freezers. Mary Miller faces her fears to harvest firewood for the winter. In the wake of Jethro’s passing, Curly Leech trains a new dog for life in Southeast Alaska.
NonfictionThe discovery of extraterrestrial life might face an impossible challenge: the physics of the universe itself; but using cutting-edge tech, experts might be on the verge of a groundbreaking find -- and the evidence could already be in hand.
NonfictionA couple with styles that are like oil and water call on Grace to transform their 1990s ranch home. Grace creates showstopping sconces and mixes wood with metal to perfectly blend their tastes into a modern-glam look.
NonfictionIn Palm Springs, CA, Michael Symon starts with Vietnamese fusion dishes like juicy, tender Shaking Beef and mini shrimp-stuffed pancakes. In Colorado Springs, an Asian-inspired duck burger gets a wonton topper.
NonfictionThe Top Gear boys are once again let loose in the USA, this time for an epic road trip up the east coast. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are comparing the Mercedes SLS, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS and the Ferrari 458 Italia. Along the way they undertake a series of challenges culminating in a fight to find the fastest way into New York, all in the name of crowning the world's greatest sports car. There's a round up of car-related Christmas tat and Oscar-winning film director Danny Boyle takes to the track as the star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
NonfictionLife goes to extraordinary lengths to survive this immense realm. A 30 tonne whale shark gorges on a school of fish and the unique overhead heli-gimbal camera reveals common dolphins rocketing at more than 30km an hour. Descending into the abyss, deep sea octopus fly with wings and vampire squid use bioluminescence to create an extraordinary colour display. The first ever time-lapse footage taken from 2,000m down captures eels, crabs and giant isopods eating a carcass, completely consuming it within three hours.
NonfictionAfter centuries of percolating in America’s immigrant and racial mix, particularly in the American South, what was first called “hillbilly music” begins reaching more people through the new technologies of phonographs and radio.
NonfictionA couple from Alabama is excited to settle down for their next phase of life. Ben and Erin help them choose a forever home and give it a historic renovation with a gorgeous master suite, custom kitchen and screened-in porch.
NonfictionChile boasts the highest number of annual UFO sightings of any nation on Earth. Now, incredible new footage of a strange craft--captured by a Navy helicopter--has even the Chilean government asking if alien visitors are drawn to this part of the world. Is there a connection to the more than 5,000 ancient geoglyphs found into Chile's Atacama Desert'
NonfictionIn 1947 the U.S. military collected the debris of what they claimed was a crashed weather balloon outside of Roswell, New Mexico. But new evidence may prove the conspiracy theorists right--that the wreckage actually belonged to an extraterrestrial spacecraft. If true, could remnants of it still exist that the recovery teams overlooked?
NonfictionStarring in MTV's "Jersey Shore," Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino flaunts washboard abs and a party boy image. But when it comes to paying his taxes, he'd rather play than pay. So it's GTL: Gym-Tan-Lock-up.
NonfictionPerhaps the greatest unexplained mystery of all is: what happens to us after we die? Perhaps clues to the answer lie in unusual cases of near-death experience, reincarnation, and how memories can be passed from organ donors to transplant recipients. Are these phenomena figments of our collective imagination, or could they be real?
NonfictionWe don't yet know where the edge of the universe is or what happens there; but thanks to cutting-edge technology and new discoveries, experts might finally reveal the secrets of the phenomena that can be found in deepest reaches of the cosmos.
NonfictionWhen Paula Cardwell returns from running errands, she finds her 20-year-old daughter, Anna Catherine, lying dead on the kitchen floor. The small town of Wetumpka, Alabama, is left stunned and determined to find the devil in their midst.
NonfictionZak and the crew are in San Francisco investigating a mysterious castle said to be a haunted by a female apparition. The current owners claim to be plagued by paranormal activity in almost every corner of the property.
NonfictionFour repeat champions make their triumphant return to the Chopped kitchen to do it all over again for a shot at $50,000, but a dream cut of beef could turn into a nightmare in the 30-minute entree round.
NonfictionHow do some people live through the impossible? Whether it's plane crashes, bearing freezing temperatures, or performing superhuman feats while in danger ? remarkable tales of human survival force us to reconsider what we know about our own will to live. Do we have a hidden reserve of inexplicable energy locked away inside us ? that only gets released when the situation calls for it?
NonfictionSteve Shippy is called to Merrill, Michigan, to investigate an evil entity tormenting a young girl. With the help of a local historian, he discovers the town’s long-forgotten traumatic past and its connection to the girl's home.
NonfictionGordon Ramsay’s “Hell On Wheels” travels to Seafarer’s, a seafood restaurant located in Manquin, VA. Chef Ramsay and his crew find a restaurant in a prominent location that should be doing well and is instead tearing apart the family running it, as they try to support three households on a struggling business. Ramsay will try to bring this failing restaurant back from the brink of disaster.
NonfictionAfter receiving leaked documents Reporter Trey Bundy sets out to expose a cover up of child sexual abuse among the Jehovah's Witnesses. When he meets abuse survivors and an attorney fighting for justice he learns the conspiracy goes much deeper.
NonfictionFour chefs have to prove that they can create adorable tiny treats that are delectable little works of art. In the first basket, a savory spread just might fill them with dread, and they must use a peculiar powder in round two.
NonfictionFrom PBS - Colditz Castle, a notorious prisoner of war camp in Nazi Germany, was supposed to be escape-proof. But in the dark days at the end of World War II, a group of British officers dreamt up the ultimate escape plan: in a secret attic workshop, they constructed a two-man glider out of bed sheets and floorboards. Their plan was to fly to freedom from the roof of the castle, but the war ended before they could put it to the test. Now a crack team of aero engineers and carpenters rebuild the glider in the same attic using the same materials, and they’ll do something the prisoners never got a chance to try: use a batht
NonfictionCasey Webb's tasty travels take him to Mystic, CT, to conquer land, sea and dessert with a totally bonkers burger, a crazy coastal feast and a ridiculously massive sundae in Mel's Downtown Creamery's Big Kahuna Challenge.
NonfictionA contractor is desperate to sell his rental property that's a real wreck. When he's tempted to overspend on the renovation, twins Leslie and Lyndsay help steer him toward a more budget-friendly makeover with an eclectic style.
NonfictionIn the first of an all-new two-part special, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May are on a mission to build a bridge over the River Kwai in Thailand. In order to do so, they must first drive across a country that has been largely closed to Westerners for over 40 years: Burma. The trio must make this trip in three trucks that have been bought for a limited budget. What follows is an epic journey of beautiful scenery, regular adversity, ongoing malfunction, and constant bickering between the three hosts.
NonfictionThe lives of animals and plants are dominated by the sun and fresh water which trigger seasonal journeys. The latest technology and aerial photography enable the Planet Earth team to track some of the greatest mass migrations.
NonfictionJeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May continue their journey in three ancient and barely functioning trucks, heading toward their final challenge - building a bridge over River Kwai in Thailand. Having climbed mountains and endured a Burmese trucker stop, they must now venture into the Shan state, an area rife with civil war and normally closed to Western TV crews.
NonfictionIn recent years, our knowledge of life beneath the waves has been transformed. Using cutting-edge technology, One Ocean takes us on a journey from the intense heat of the tropics to our planet's frozen poles to reveal new worlds and extraordinary never-before-seen animal behaviors.
NonfictionNew Orleans, a city known for its love of food, music, and life, was forever changed by the storm of Hurricane Katrina; yet today, New Orleans is still a vibrant and spectacular town, full of intrigue, and who better to explore the true impact of Katrina on this unique city than Anthony Bourdain.
NonfictionBeginning with an examination of slavery, this episode looks at the causes of the war and the burning questions of union and states' rights. Significant events include John Brown's rebellion at Harper's Ferry, the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, the firing on Fort Sumter and the jubilant rush to arms on both sides. Introducing the series' major figures -- Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant -- the episode concludes with the disastrous Union defeat at Manassas, where both sides realize it is to be a very long war.
NonfictionCorals build themselves homes of limestone in the warm, clear, shallow seas of the tropics. Their reefs occupy less than one tenth of one percent of the ocean floor, yet they are home to a quarter of all known marine species. They are complex, infinitely varied structures providing all kinds of homes for their many residents.
NonfictionThe big blue is the world's greatest wilderness, far from shore and many kilometers deep. It's a vast marine desert where there is little to eat and nowhere to hide. Yet it's home to some of the biggest and most spectacular creatures on earth. This episode reveals what it takes to survive in this savage and forbidding world.
NonfictionJoin the Kratts as they trek into remote habitats and live with sharks. They immerse themselves in the animals' worlds for weeks on end and the result is an unforgettable series of encounters that offer an intimate perspective of the wild world such as you've never seen before.
NonfictionIn this episode of Parts Unknown, Bourdain explores the other Hawaii, the one that those 8 million tourists don't see when they descend on the islands every year. Tony meets with travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux, Chef Andrew Le of Pig and the Lady in Honolulu, talent manager Shep Gordon and communes with residents of Molokai for a meal at an ancient oceanside fish pond.
NonfictionDrawing inspiration from iconic Hungarian born cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, Bourdain explores the beauty, culture, history, architecture and food of Budapest. The culinary dishes sampled during his journey include goulash, fisherman's soup, blood sausage, stuffed cabbage and, during a stop at restaurant Pleh Csarda, a golden brown pancake heaped with chicken liver and bone marrow, fried schnitzel and venison stew.
NonfictionFrom PBS - It’s a golden age for planet hunters: recently, they've discovered more than 750 planets orbiting stars beyond our sun. Some of them, like a planet called Kepler-22b, might even be able to harbor life. What would that life look like? Combining startling animation with input from expert astrobiologists, Alien Planets Revealed takes viewers on a journey of the imagination as we “build” aliens from the ground up.
NonfictionThis is the greatest story ever told, the creation of everything us. The programme investigates how the Universe came into existence out of nothing, and how it grew from a miniscule point, smaller than an atomic particle, to the vast cosmos we see today.