Week of October 26
Monday, October 26
Stunning new archaeological evidence provides clues about the Egyptians who built the Great Pyramid of Giza -- and how they did it. Join researchers as they delve into the logbook of a work crew and discover how the massive project transformed Egypt.
Watch the show here: https://www.pbs.org/video/decoding-the-great-pyramid-4eeiz9/
1:00pm Nova “Making North America: Part 1 – Origins”
See the epic 3-billion-year story of how our continent came to be. From palm trees that once flourished in Alaska to huge eruptions that nearly tore the Midwest in two, discover how forces of almost unimaginable power gave birth to North America.
Watch the show here: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/making-north-america-origins/ (Passport Required)
Tuesday, October 27
12:00pm Nova “Dead Sea Scroll Detectives”
What can new technology reveal about the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls? Join scientists as they investigate suspicious, newly surfaced fragments to see if they're forfeited, and use imaging techniques to digitally unravel the charred remains of a scroll.
Watch the show here: https://www.pbs.org/video/dead-sea-scroll-detectives-pph1dn/ (Passport Required)
1:00pm Nova “Making North America: Part 2 - Life”
Discover the surprising intertwined story of life and the landscape in North America-from origins to iconic dinosaurs to giant marine reptiles swimming in an ancient sea that once split the continent in two.
Watch the show here: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/making-north-america-life/
Wednesday, October 28
12:00pm Nova “First Horse Warriors”
Horse riding played a key role in human expansion and civilization. But when and how did people first master these animals? Scientists use archaeology and genetics to uncover clues about the first horse riders and how they shaped the world.
Watch the show here: https://www.pbs.org/video/first-horse-warriors-nm9uzf/ (Passport Required)
1:00pm Nova “Making North America: Part 3 - Human”
From Ice Age to oil boom, discover the challenges faced and the wealth uncovered as humans take over the continent. How did we turn rocks into riches? And what catastrophic natural disasters could threaten the civilization we've built?
Watch the show here: https://www.pbs.org/video/nova-making-north-america-human/
Thursday, October 29
12:00pm Secrets of the Dead “The Nero Files”
Take a closer look at the life and legend of Nero, the infamous Roman emperor, as a forensics profiler attempts to find out what history may have gotten wrong about his alleged tyranny.
Watch the show here: https://www.pbs.org/video/the-nero-files-tztkdq/ (Passport Required)
Uncover geologic fingerprints of colossal floods that violently reshaped the ancient world. Follow geologists around the globe as they reconstruct catastrophic Ice Age floods more powerful than all the world's top ten rivers combined.
Watch the show here: https://www.pbs.org/video/killer-floods-jymfcf/ (Passport required)
Friday, October 30
Follow a team of experts as they solve the enduring mystery of exactly where Hannibal and his troops crossed the Alps to launch a surprise attack on Rome.
Watch the show here: https://www.pbs.org/video/hannibal-in-the-alps-y2547t/ (Passport required)
1:00pm Southwestern Gems: Our Desert National Parks
Showcases the top national parks, monuments, preserves and historic sites within the four major North American deserts. Stunning high-definition footage brings to life the majestic landscapes of The Great Basin Desert of Nevada and Utah, the Mojave Desert of California, the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and the Chihuahuan Desert of New Mexico and Texas. The film captures the defining features and distinct character of each of these major desert areas, including the great temperature fluctuations of Great Basin National Park, the incredible cache of Jurassic-era fossils within Dinosaur National Monument, the geological riches of Death Valley National Park and the awe-inspiring spectacle of the world's largest (and oldest) living trees in Sequoia National Park. Throughout, experts, researchers and rangers from national parks guide viewers through the biology, geology and research that inspired the protection and preservation of these natural treasures.
Show not available online
Watch the preview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsFdV8hGl8I (Passport required)