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Pictured: program title graphic Michigan Hometown Stories: Saugatuck/Douglas
This program brings history alive as it tells the story of Saugatuck/Douglas, capturing the natural beauty, shops, restaurants, galleries and historic sites of the unique West Michigan community. Topics covered include the importance of the arts to the community, links to Chicago and Detroit, the area’s long history of diversity and a rich record of both natural and architectural preservation. Hear from community members first hand as they tell the history and share stories about the area and what makes Saugatuck/Douglas such a special place.
Tuesday, September 1 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: conductor with orchestra All-Star Orchestra
“Music for the Theatre”

Enjoy, explore and experience the celebrated classical music of Beethoven, Stravinsky, Dvorak, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky, Schumann and Mahler. This educational and entertaining eight-part series features the world-class talents of the All-Star Orchestra, an ensemble comprised of top players. Each episode pairs the All-Star Orchestra's performance of a popular symphonic score with a new work by a contemporary American composer. This week: the legendary impresario Serge Diaghilev of Les Ballet Russes commissioned from Stravinsky and Ravel some of the greatest music for the ballet. His influence stretched from St. Petersburg to Paris to the New York City Ballet, founded by Diaghilev’s collaborator Georges Balanchine. Former NYCB Composer in Residence Bright Sheng captures the beauty of the dance with his Prelude to Black Swan. Features Igor Stravinsky: Suite from the Firebird; Maurice Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe Suite No. 2; and Bright Sheng: Prelude to Black Swan.
Tuesday-Friday at 2 pm, September 1-4

Pictured: Brown Pelican swimming Big Blue Live
Join scientists, animal behaviorists and other experts in a live broadcast to view the rejuvenation of the once endangered ecosystem of Monterey Bay, California, where marine creatures convene in a once-a-year confluence of fins, fur and fangs. Viewers can watch one of nature’s great “reality shows” delivered through state-of-the-art filming technologies and live reports from air, sea, and below the waves. Airs live over three nights, Monday-Wednesday, 8-9 pm.
Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at 8 pm

Pictured: Queen Elizabeth II in profile In Their Own Words
“Queen Elizabeth II”

This 3-part series profiles key figures in history by using their most memorable quotes to frame their life stories. The first episode follows Queen Elizabeth II’s remarkable life, from her youth to her uncle’s abdication, her father’s coronation as King George VI, her experience during World War II, her sudden ascension to the throne and her eventful reign of more than 60 years. The next two episodes follow Muhammad Ali and Jim Henson.
Tuesdays, Sept. 1 at 9 pm, Sept. 8 & 15 at 8 pm
Repeats 9/5 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: Vladimir Putin Frontline
“Putin's Way”

FRONTLINE investigates the accusations of criminality and corruption that have surrounded Vladimir Putin’s reign in Russia. Tracing his career back over two decades, “Putin’s Way” reveals how the accumulation of wealth and power has led to autocratic rule and the specter of a new Cold War.
Tuesday, September 1 at 10 pm ET

Wednesday

Pictured: program title graphic Beyond the Light Switch
This new episode of Beyond the Light Switch, focuses on the electrification of the American economy – in transportation, shipping, airlines even in the U.S. military. Our host, Scientific American’s David Biello, journeys across the country to examine America’s switch to electrification as a key strategy in reducing our foreign oil dependence while achieving our economic, environmental and energy security goals.
Wednesday, September 2 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: conductor with orchestra All-Star Orchestra
“What Makes A Masterpiece?”

This program explores the creative process behind Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5; and Philip Glass: Harmonium Mountain, tracing the genesis of Beethoven’s iconic symphony and the development of a new work by a modern master. Interactive features show how short rhythmic and melodic motives evolve into vast symphonic organisms. Interviews include leading Beethoven scholars and the All-Star musicians. Features Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5; and Philip Glass: Harmonium Mountain.
Wednesday, September 2 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: California Sea lion (Zalophus californianus) swimming in open water. Big Blue Live
Join scientists, animal behaviorists and other experts in a live broadcast to view the rejuvenation of the once endangered ecosystem of Monterey Bay, California, where marine creatures convene in a once-a-year confluence of fins, fur and fangs. Viewers can watch one of nature’s great “reality shows” delivered through state-of-the-art filming technologies and live reports from air, sea, and below the waves. Airs live over three nights, Monday-Wednesday, 8-9 pm.
Wednesday, September 2 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: Dinosaur fossil outside museum in Erfoud, Morocco. NOVA
“Bigger Than T. rex”

Almost a century ago, paleontologists found fossil bones from a dinosaur that was bigger than Tyrannosaurus rex. The Spinosaurus fossils were destroyed in a WWII bombing raid. Now, the discovery of new bones in Morocco is reopening the investigation into this epic beast. Follow the paleontologists who are reconstructing this terrifying carnivore, a 53-foot-long behemoth with a huge dorsal sail, scimitar-like claws and superjaws. Bringing together experts in paleontology, geology, climatology and paleobotany, this special brings to life the lost world over which Spinosaurus reigned more than 65 million years ago.
Wednesday, September 2 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 9/3 at Noon ET

Pictured: Red-footed boobie chick in nest. Earth – A New Wild
“Oceans”

Starting on the most pristine reef on Earth, home to more predators than prey, Sanjayan draws on his own ocean experiences to reveal a vibrant community of scientists, engineers and fishermen who are providing solutions that can help restore the oceans in astonishing ways. He is aware of the vast scale of the threat to our oceans, but standing in the water playing midwife to a large lemon shark is just one of the moments that give him hope that we can turn around our influence on the most important habitat on Earth.
Wednesday, September 2 at 10 pm ET
Repeats 9/3 at 1 pm ET

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