Tag Archives: PBS


Siberian Tiger Quest (2012)

This is one of the most beautiful documentaries I’ve ever seen with unique pictures of Amur Tigers. It also tells the story of Sooyong Park, the first person ever to film wild Siberian tigers.


Putin’s Way (2015)

The cold war ended. The old communist guard is gone and has been replaced by organized crime. The spokesperson for this movement is Vladimir Putin. But it seems to me that he isn’t much worse than our crew, at least some days. Watch This one on PBS by clicking here


American Experience: The Great Famine (2011)

In the wake of World War I, there was an American relief effort organized by Herbert Hoover to save the starving Russians. This makes Herbert Hoover the man who saved the most lives of anyone in history. The Great Famine is a documentary about the worst natural disaster in Europe since the Black Plague in the Middle Ages. Five million Soviet citizens died. Half a world away, Americans responded with a massive two-year relief campaign, championed by Herbert Hoover, director of the American Relief Administration.


PBS: Nature (1982-)

Nature is a wildlife show produced by Thirteen/WNET New York. It plays on PBS television on Wednesdays. Sometimes you’ll find some episodes on the Discovery Channel in syndication. It’s a very well done nature show. I record this is HDTV at home.


Who Killed Lindberg’s Baby (2013)

In the aftermath of his 1927 solo transatlantic flight, Colonel Charles Augustus Lindbergh–the Lone Eagle–became the most famous human being on earth. And when he and his lovely wife Anne produced an adorable baby son, Charlie, an eager press quickly dubbed him Little Lindy or sometimes just the Eaglet. But on the evening of March […]


Legend of the Viking Sword (2012)

This one should get you out in the shop trying to burn it down. Mysterious steel constructed the UlfBerht and an awesome steel working guy makes high quality steel in a backyard kiln. Making low carbon, low occlusion steel was a lost art between the year 1000 to the 19th century.  It turns out a […]


Earth From Space (2013)

“Earth From Space” is a groundbreaking two-hour special that reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our planet. Produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists, NOVA takes data from earth-observing satellites and transforms it into dazzling visual sequences, each one exposing the intricate and surprising web of forces that sustains life on earth.


Oklahoma’s Deadliest Tornadoes (2013)

This is an episode of Nova on PBS. Hear harrowing stories from survivors of Moore’s massive tornado and meet scientists who stalk these ferocious storms.


Nova – Battle of the X Planes (2002)

From 1996 to 2001, Boeing and Lockheed Martin produced rival designs and prototypes for the Joint Strike Fighter, a stealthy, affordable combat plane intended for the 21st century needs of the U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Marines. In “Battle of the X-Planes,” NOVA goes behind the scenes to show the world’s newest fighter taking shape, as Boeing and Lockheed Martin compete to win the largest contract in military history.


Nova: Secrets of Lost Empires II – Easter Island (2008)

Travel to Easter Island to discover the secrets of this vanished civilization through the “moai,” the massive headstones that these ancient islanders created to achieve peace and harmony, yet resulted in geological disaster.


Silver Pharoah, The (2011)

The royal tomb of Pharaoh Psusennes I is one of the most spectacular of all the ancient Egyptian treasures – even more remarkable than that of Tutankhamun. So why hasn’t the world heard about it? What mysteries does it contain? And what does it reveal about ancient Egypt?


Man Who Saved the World, The (2011)

The order of the day was mutually assured destruction. I was 5 months old. The US Navy was adept at detecting Soviet submarines. Little did we know, his submarine had a nuclear torpedo. It was a hydrogen bomb. It had 80% odds of working. The Navy dropped some practice depth charges on it. They were just inviting it to surface. His Captain and his KGB political officer were ready for Armageddon and thought it it started.