Ascent Of Money
From ancient Mesopotamia to Renaissance Italy, Niall Ferguson explains the origins of money, credit and debt. Money, he shows, is not precious metal.
Nature: Silence of the Bees
Austin City Limits Sharon Jones & The Dap- kings/Carolyn Wonderland
Jones performs classic soul and funk, followed by Wonderland’s blend of rock, blues and soul.
Nature Silence Of The Bees
Scientists race to discover the cause of the ecological disaster of recent massive bee die-offs.
Masterpiece Mystery! Miss Marple
The last words of a dying man lead the sole witness and a lovely socialite to investigate foul play.
From The Top: Live From Carnegie Hall Banjo Makeover
Bela Fleck joins 14-year-old violinist Caroline Goulding and 13-year- old cellist Gabriel Cabezas.
Piano Forte: The Julia Crane International Piano Competition
Exceptional young pianists from around the world compete and perform at the Crane School of Music.
Short List Films From The USA, Germany, France And Canada
A career couple ties the knot at San Francisco’s city hall in the film, On a Tuesday.
BBC World News Antiques Roadshow Fame And Fortune
Spotlights celebrities, big-shots and headliners through objects connected to their lives.
Honeybees from the beginning have played a key role in human survival. Most fruit trees and veg- etable species are entirely dependent on bees to produce, and there’s no artificial replacement for natural pollination. But the bees are disappearing. Massive die-offs, first reported in November 2006, are now the subject of international emergency re- search as scientists race to discover the cause of this ecological disaster. Could it be a disease? Is it caused by pesticides, genetically modified foods or radiation from cell phone towers? Whatever is hap- pening, we must solve the mystery and correct the problem soon or face unimaginable consequences.
Sunday July 26 at 7pm
award-winning filmmaker Mark Flagler embarks on a six-month journey to traverse the primitive backcountry trail that stretches from Mexico to Canada.
BBC World News
A souvenir may be a piece of Amelia Earhart’s airplane, found before she and the plane disappeared.
Walking the Great Divide: A Jorney 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,
BBC World News NOVA Astrospies
Author Jim Bamford probes the untold story of a former top-secret military manned space program.
Vocal abilities of walruses and sea lions shed light on the evolutionary roots of human language.