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Tuesday

Pictured: Ray and Charles Eames examining the sling locations to be covered by fabric lapping in a prototype of the Aluminum Group Lounge Chair, 1957. American Masters
“Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter”

From 1941 to 1978, the husband-and-wife team of Ray and Charles Eames brought unique talents to their partnership. He was an architect by training; she was a painter and sculptor. Together, they are considered America’s most important and influential designers, whose work helped shape, literally, the second half of the 20th century and remains culturally vital and commercially popular today. The Eames are, perhaps, best remembered for their mid-century modern furniture, built from novel materials like molded plywood, fiberglass-reinforced plastic, bent metal wire and aluminum — offering consumers beautiful, functional, yet inexpensive products.
Tuesday, September 16 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt with their children in Washington, D.C, 1919 The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
“The Fire of Life (1910-1919)”

Theodore Roosevelt leads a Progressive crusade that splits his own party, undertakes a deadly expedition into the South American jungle, campaigns for American entry into World War I — and pays a terrible personal price. Franklin masters wartime Washington as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, while Eleanor finds personal salvation in war work. Her discovery of Franklin’s romance with another woman transforms their marriage into a largely political partnership. TR’s death at 60 is almost universally mourned, but provides Franklin with a golden opportunity.
Tuesday, September 16 at 8 pm (Repeats at 10 pm on 13.2HD)

Pictured: Popcorn Sutton The Last One
This 2009 Southeast Emmy award-winning audience-favorite launched moonshine into popular culture. The film directly inspired Discovery Channel’s “Moonshiners” series, laid the groundwork for National Geographic’s “Moonshine,” and has often been cited or excerpted in high-profile shows such as “How the States Got Their Shapes.” Popcorn Sutton demonstrates traditional moonshine production in the wilds of Southern Appalachia, and reminisces about the rough days of his youth, moonshine glory days, and a way of life that has altogether disappeared. The re-distribution of “The Last One” precedes the highly anticipated release of the expansive biopic, “Popcorn Sutton: A Hell of a Life.”
Tuesday, September 16 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 9/17 at 2:30 pm ET

Wednesday

Pictured: Cachao Lopez American Masters
“Cachao: Uno Mas”

Narrated and produced by actor Andy Garcia, this profile is an in-depth celebration of the legendary Father of the Mambo, Israel “Cachao” Lopez, who died March 2008 in Coral Gables, Florida. Cachao’s remarkable life from his childhood in Cuba, to his early career in America, to his resurgence in the 1990s, is told through performances and interviews with the maestro himself, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Arturo Sandoval and many others.
Wednesday, September 17 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Popcorn Sutton The Last One
This 2009 Southeast Emmy award-winning audience-favorite launched moonshine into popular culture. The film directly inspired Discovery Channel’s “Moonshiners” series, laid the groundwork for National Geographic’s “Moonshine,” and has often been cited or excerpted in high-profile shows such as “How the States Got Their Shapes.” Popcorn Sutton demonstrates traditional moonshine production in the wilds of Southern Appalachia, and reminisces about the rough days of his youth, moonshine glory days, and a way of life that has altogether disappeared. The re-distribution of “The Last One” precedes the highly anticipated release of the expansive biopic, “Popcorn Sutton: A Hell of a Life.”
Wednesday, September 17 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: Eleanor Roosevelt in Hyde Park, New York, 1920 The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
“The Storm (1920-1933)”

Franklin Roosevelt runs for vice president in 1920 and seems assured of a still brighter future until polio devastates him the following summer. He spends seven years struggling without success to walk again, while Eleanor builds a personal and political life of her own. FDR returns to politics in 1928 and, as governor of New York, acts with such vigor and imagination during the first years of the Great Depression that the Democrats turn to him as their presidential nominee in 1932. He survives an attempted assassination as president-elect and at his inauguration tells his frightened countrymen the only thing they have to fear is “fear itself.”
Wednesday, September 17 at 8 pm (Repeats at 10 pm on 13.2HD)

Pictured: NYC Skyline with new tower NOVA
“Ground Zero Supertower”

NOVA returns to Ground Zero to witness the final chapter in an epic story of engineering, innovation and the perseverance of the human spirit: the completion of One World Trade Center, the skyscraper rising 104 stories and 1,776 feet from the site where the Twin Towers once stood. In this update of NOVA’s Emmy-nominated special “Engineering Ground Zero,” which featured extraordinary behind-the-scenes access to the struggles of the engineers and architects working at 1 WTC and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, NOVA goes inside the construction of the new tower’s final floors and the installation of its soaring, 800-ton spire and beacon. But 1 WTC isn’t the only engineering marvel taking shape here: NOVA goes underground to see the construction of a multi-billion-dollar museum that will house artifacts from 9/11. As construction was going full speed and the tower was rising to its near-final height, a new threat emerged: this time, from nature. As the historic superstorm Sandy bore down on New York, many feared that the still-incomplete structures would be especially vulnerable to the storm’s wrath. NOVA reveals the engineering story behind their remarkable resilience to nature’s worst blows. The greatest test is still to come, though: Will the final product be a fitting site for national remembrance?
Wednesday, September 17 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 9/18 at Noon ET

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