Week of May 20th, 2019

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NOVA | Saving the Dead Sea

Available Thursday, May 23rd

As the Dead Sea shrinks, engineers prepare a daring solution: connect it with the Red Sea by way of a massive desalination plant. If it works, it could stabilize the legendary lake and ease regional tensions. But will it put the environment at risk?

 

Breakthrough: The Ideas that Changed the World | The Airplane

Available Thursday, May 23rd

Take to the sky with the dreamers whose work gave humans the ability to fly. From Leonardo da Vinci’s “flying machines” to the modern commercial plane, without these inventions, we may have never left the ground.

 

Boss: The Black Experience in Business

Available Wednesday, May 22nd

Learn about the untold story of African American entrepreneurship, where skill, industriousness, ingenuity and sheer courage in the face of overwhelming odds provide the backbone of this nation’s economic and social growth.

 

State of the Art

Available Saturday, May 25th

After an exhilarating national journey of artistic discovery, 100 under-recognized American artists were selected for one unforgettable exhibition. “State of the Art," a one-hour documentary, captures the personal stories of seven diverse artists from Crystal Bridges’ groundbreaking exhibit who are redefining the American aesthetic.

 

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The Vietnam War (10 Episodes)

Expires Friday, May 31st

The Vietnam War is a ten-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick that will air on PBS this Fall – Sunday, September 17, 2017. In an immersive 360-degree narrative, Burns and Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film. The Vietnam War features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses.

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