Upcoming TV Highlights
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 8:00pm
Al Capone: Icon
Al Capone — the quintessential self-made American man, ruthless killer or both? Just his name sparks images of pin-stripe suits and bloody violence. To this day, Americans are fascinated by this celebrity gangster. The question is why?
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 9:00pm
History Detectives Special Investigations: Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa?
In one of history’s most fascinating unsolved mysteries, former Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa went missing on July 30, 1975, never to be found. Hoffa, a hero to many working Americans, played a major role in the growth and development of the trucking union.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 8:00pm
My Wild Affair: The Ape Who Went to College
This is the incredible story of Chantek, the orangutan raised as a human child on an American university campus during the 70s and 80s. Taught to speak in sign language, he is now living among his own kind at Zoo Atlanta, although he describes himself as an “orangutan person.”
Sex In The Wild
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 10:00pm
Sex In The Wild: Orangutans
Joy and Mark travel to Borneo to explore the reproduction challenges of our close cousin — the orangutan. The largest tree dwellers on the planet, orangutans mate, give birth and raise their young high in the jungle canopy. At an orangutan sanctuary in the rainforest, Mark and Joy come face-to-face with a super-male and uncover the latest scientific theories about how these kings exert their power over other males and seduce females in their territory.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 9:00pm
NOVA: Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Life Explodes
How did life storm the beaches and dominate planet Earth? Ancient Australian fossils offer clues. While the oceans were teeming, the world above the waves remained an almost lifeless wasteland — until the Silurian period, when the conquest of the land began. more info
Friday, July 25, 2014 at 9:00pm
Tina Fey: The Mark Twain Prize
The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize salutes Tina Fey, featuring a star-studded cast including Fred Armisen, Steve Carell, Jimmy Fallon, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Hudson, Jane Krakowski, Steve Martin, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, Tracy Morgan, Amy Poehler and Betty White. The evening pays tribute to the humor and accomplishments of the popular writer, producer, actress and comedienne.
Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 11:30pm
Austin City Limits: Phoenix
French band Phoenix plays tunes from its latest LP Bankrupt! and other hits, including “Lisztomania,” “1901” and “Entertainment!” more info
Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 10:30pm
Change of Habit
The population of Catholic nuns in Western PA and across the United States is a quarter of what it was in the late 1960s. But even with their numbers dwindling and local convents shuttered, the revered Sisters aren't complaining or giving up, they're actually reinventing themselves. WQED’s Michael Bartley takes you to several local orders of religious women to show you where they're working and how they see the future of Sisters.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 9:00pm
NOVA: Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Monsters
Host Richard Smith comes face-to-face with the previously unknown reptilian rulers of prehistoric Australia. NOVA resurrects the giants that stalked the land and discovers that some of them were among the largest ever to have walked the Earth. more info
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 9:00pm
NOVA: Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Strange Creatures
After the asteroid impact 65 million years ago — believed to have wiped out the dinosaurs — Australia was set adrift on a lonely voyage in southern seas. With host Richard Smith at the wheel, NOVA travels this walkabout continent to uncover how it became the strange island it is today. more info