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Ascent Of Money

In this four-part series, Harvard historian Niall Ferguson delves deep into how the complex system of global finance evolved over the centuries, how money has shaped the course of human affairs and how the mechanics of this economic system work to create seemingly unlimited wealth - or catastrophic loss.

Financial historian and best-selling author Niall Ferguson, (pictured) at the New York Stock Exchange, traces the evolution of money in THE ASCENT OF MONEY, based on his book of the same title.

Wednesdays beginning July 8 at 8pm (repeating Saturdays at 10pm) Monday 20 9:00 Time Team America Toppe , South Carolina Wade in alligator swamps in South Carolina to search for evidence of North America’s first humans. 5:30 6:30 7:00 Newshour With Jim Lehrer BBC World News Antiques Roadshow Philadelphia, PA 10:00 11:00 Ascent Of Money Experts unveil more masterworks, including an authenticated autograph from Babe Ruth in the 1940s. Austin City Limits Lucinda Williams/Old Crow Medicine Show

Anointed America’s best songwriter by Time, Williams performs her latest set of masterful songs.

Sunday 19


History Detectives

A recording may hold evidence used in the World War II treason trial of Iva Tugori, aka Tokyo Rose.







NOVA Secrets Of The Parthenon

Examines the challenging and controversial restoration of one of the world’s best known buildings.

Nature Superfish

Dive into secret undersea canyons to observe powerful marlin, sailfish, spearfish and swordfish.

Masterpiece Mystery! Miss Marple

During rehearsal for an amateur show, the power goes out, commotion ensues and a murder takes place.

From The Top: Live From Carnegie Hall The Princess And The Cowboy

Dazzling artists, 13-year-old cellist Tessa Seymour and 18-year-old violinist Charles Yang, perform.

Mountain Top Removal

As this coal mining process changes the geology of Appalachia, impacted citizens are fighting back.

Short List Films From France And Ireland


Walking the Great Divide: A Journey Along the Continental Divide Trail

The Continental Divide Trail provides a 3,100-mile scenic backdrop — from the mountain lakes and grizzly bears of Glacier National Park to the crimson sunsets and lava flows of El Malpais National Monument. In Walking The Great Divide, award-winning filmmaker Mark Flagler embarks on a six-month journey to traverse the primitive backcountry trail that stretches from Mexico to Canada.


Charlie Rose


BBC World News


Tavis Smiley

Tuesday 21

6:30 7:00

BBC World News NOVA Kings Of Camouflage

Cuttlefish can hypnotize their prey, impersonate the opposite sex & kill with lightening fast speed.


NOVA ScienceNow

In a French farmhouse, a woman makes pie for her True love in the movie Tarte aux Pommes.

Rockets to the moon are featured and the oldest known organic molecules on earth are revealed.

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