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Pictured: Capri is one of the jewels among the islands of the bustling Naples seaport. Visions of Italy, Southern Style
Soar above the spectacular landscape of southern Italy, with stunning aerial footage accompanied by a poetic narrative and glorious music. Includes selections from Rossini, Puccini and Vivaldi, and popular songs from Dean Martin and Michael Amante. Locations include Capri, Naples, Pompeii and Rome.
Wednesday, August 24 at Noon ET

Pictured: Denny Doherty, Mama Cass Elliot, John Phillips and Michelle Phillips of the iconic pop-rock group the Mamas and the Papas. California Dreamin’: The Songs of the Mamas and the Papas
Celebrate 50 years of the harmonious pop-folk-rock group and their 1966 debut hit that defined an era, “California Dreamin’.” This affectionate tribute spotlights a wealth of classic television performances, many previously unseen since their original broadcast plus exclusive and rare interviews with “Mama” Michelle Phillips, “Papa” Denny Doherty and “Papa” John Phillips recalling their meteoric rise to the top with fellow group member “Mama” Cass Elliot, the beloved icon of the group who would strike out on a solo career after leaving The Mamas & The Papas with “Dream A Little Dream of Me.”
Wednesday, August 24 at 1:30 pm ET

Pictured: Sheldrick Daphne with Schmetty - trunk kiss My Wild Affair
“The Elephant Who Found A Mom”

Hear extraordinary stories of the bonds between humans and their animal companions, including an orphaned baby elephant, an orangutan raised as a human child, a rhinoceros raised in suburbia and a harbor seal that entered the human world but remained wild at heart. The first of four parts tells the story of how the death of a baby elephant led to the rescue of more than 150 elephant orphans. This is the heartbreaking story of Aisha, the baby elephant orphan, and Daphne Sheldrick, the woman who became her human foster parent. Their intense bond reaches a crisis point when Daphne leaves Aisha with a babysitter for a few days to attend her daughter’s wedding. Aisha believes she has lost Daphne for good and refuses to eat, leading to her death. Heartbroken, Daphne uses the lessons learned from Aisha’s short life to help her save more than 150 orphans over the next 40 years.
Wednesday, August 24 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 8/31 at Noon ET

Pictured: program title graphic NOVA
“Venom: Nature's Killer”

Venom scientists are in a race against time. Inside the bodies of many creatures, evolution has produced extremely toxic cocktails, all designed for one reason: to kill. It took millions of years to perfect these ultimate brews of proteins and peptides, and we have only just begun to discover their potential. Now, the race is on to collect and study them before the animals that produce them disappear. But how does venom do its deadly work? NOVA reveals how venom causes the body to shut down, arteries to bleed uncontrollably and limbs to go black and die. But nature’s most destructive and extreme poisons could contain the building blocks for a new generation of advanced drugs that could treat heart attack, stroke, diabetes, obesity and cancer.
Wednesday, August 24 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 8/25 at Noon ET

Pictured: Dr Derek Muller at Fukushima, Japan. Uranium - Twisting the Dragon’s Tail
“Part 1”

Join physicist Dr. Derek Muller to unlock the mysteries of uranium, one of the Earth’s most controversial elements. Uranium has brought hope, progress and destruction; revolutionized society, from medicine to warfare; and profoundly shaped the past. Part 2 airs 8/31.
Wednesday, August 24 at 10 pm ET


Pictured: Utah's Lake Powell. National Parks: Beyond the Crowds
Today, national parks are more crowded than ever, attracting visitors from around the world. Each year, millions line up to visit Utah’s national parks, making solitude increasingly rare. But, beyond the iconic landscapes is a collection of diverse national monuments, historic sites, and smaller parks that offer remarkable experiences. Visit the hidden gems outside Utah’s most popular national parks.
Thursday, August 25 at 2 pm ET
Repeats 8/28 at 7 pm ET

Pictured: Dick Proenneke in the doorway of his Alaska cabin. Alaska: Silence & Solitude
For those who dream of a true wilderness experience in the wilds of Alaska, this film is the next best thing to being there. Venture into the remote wilderness of Alaska to experience the spectacular scenery, encounter bull moose, caribou, and grizzly bears. Catch up with Dick Proenneke, who gave up 40-hour work weeks and chucked it all to live alone in the woods for over 30 years.
Thursday, August 25 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 8/26 at Noon ET

Pictured: Financial advisor Ric Edelman Ric Edelman’s The Truth About Retirement
Financial advisor Ric Edelman provides an action plan that people can use to ensure a fiscally secure retirement. With a focus on the new Social Security laws that took effect in the beginning of 2016, Ric conveys the important strategies that viewers of all ages need to plan their retirement. He also covers investment strategies and estate planning. The program is fast, entertaining and accessible, and filled with information individuals can use to make informed decisions about their financial futures.
Thursday, August 25 at 9:30 pm ET
Repeats 8/26 at 1:30 pm ET

Pictured: Clemence Posey as Elise and Stephen Dillane as Karl The Tunnel
“Part 10”

Follow a British-French investigation into the Channel Tunnel murder of a French politician. In the final episode: Karl falls apart as the Truth Terrorist’s change of direction becomes unbearable. What will be the cost of catching their man? A hair-raising showdown begins.
Thursday, August 25 at 11 pm ET

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