Daily Archives: January 14, 2020

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4 Wheel Bob

4 Wheel Bob –   4 WHEEL BOB tells the story of Bob Coomber, an intrepid adventurer who sets out to become the first wheelchair hiker to cross the 11,845 foot Kearsarge Pass in the Sierra Nevada of California. The one-hour documentary follows the inspirational journey of Bob while encouraging us to look at our own self-imposed limitations and perhaps reach beyond what we think is possible.

airs 1/22 at 4 p.m.



Father and Sun: A Dyslexic Roadtrip

Father and Sun: A Dyslexic Roadtrip –– Richard Macer and his 11-year-old son, Arthur, set out to discover whether it might be outdated to think of dyslexia only as a disability. Could the condition, in fact, be a strength? As Macer noted, if 50 per cent of British prisoners have it, then so do half of those who work at Nasa. Dyslexics can be highly creative: Richard Rogers, Eddie Izzard, Picasso. Many more develop such effective compensatory coping techniques these may eventually pretty much cancel out their problems with reading, writing and sequencing. Dyslexics often think in pictures, for which reason their metaphors are more lively, their imaginations more vividly 3D.

airs 1/22 at 8 p.m.



Thirsty Land

Thirsty Land  – Thirsty Land is a documentary film about extreme drought, agriculture, & the water crisis in the Western United States and how these challenges impact farmers, cities, and local communities. We hear from world-renown water and climate experts, farmers, city and state leaders who tell us their stories about managing water resources in an already dry climate, now impacted by drought. The film was shot during the spring, summer and fall of 2015, during the record-breaking drought in California. Managing water resources in the west is vital to the production of food for Americans and for people all over the world. California’s farmers provide approximately 50 percent of all fruits and vegetables for the United States, and 20%for the world. Without water, food production is not possible. City and state leaders all across the west are working together with farmers to ensure there’s enough water to go around for everyone.

airs 1/14 at 4 a.m.



Journey to Promontory

Journey to Promontory  – Imagine for a moment, one of the most important transportation events in America is about to take place. The date is May 10th, 1869 and you sense excitement in the air. A restless crowd has assembled, dignitaries have gathered, the last rail is about to be placed, two steam locomotives face each other ready to meet. The Golden Spike is driven, a cheer goes out, the band strikes up, and celebration champagne flows. The telegraph message consists of one single word, “DONE.” Viewers can transport themselves back to that day of 150 years ago through a new public television program, Journey to Promontory. The story is really about more than just that single day in May. This documentary chronicles years of planning, surveying and construction as told through interviews with some of America’s leading rail historians and supported with historical images.

airs 1/9 at 4 a.m.


Passion for Giving

Passion for Giving  –  is a stylish, powerful film about the importance of “giving” anything – time, resources, talent – to help other people, animals, and the planet. The program weaves great music and interviews with fascinating people, some famous some not, to illustrate the benefits and happiness that can come from giving of oneself.

airs 1/8 at 4 a.m.



Africa with Ade Adepitan

Africa with Ade Adepitan – Africa is the most vibrant and varied continent on Earth, with more than 50 countries, and hundreds of different cultures. And this is Africa’s time. Journalist and athlete Ade Adepitan travels across Africa to discover how the continent is changing. From the booming technology of Lagos to Mozambique’s stunning beaches, and from the endangered gorillas of the DRC to Somalia’s war torn streets, Ade sees the best and worst of Africa. With his very personal take on the continent, and extraordinary encounters, this series asks the question: just as the last 30 years transformed Asia, does the future belong to Africa?

  • #101 airs 1/21 at 5 p.m. – Ade Adepitan embarks on the first leg of his journey, starting in West Africa. Ade travels from Cape Verde to Senegal and the Ivory Coast, before finishing in Nigeria, the country of his birth.
  • #102 airs 1/22 at 5 p.m. –The second of Ade Adepitan’s four-part journey around Africa takes him across central Africa, from the coast of Gabon, through the Democratic Republic of Congo, and on to Uganda.
  • #103 airs 1/23 at 5 p.m. – Ade begins this part of his journey in Tanzania, in the Selous Game Reserve. He is on the lookout for elephants but numbers in this park have fallen by 90 percent over the last few decades. He then travels on through to Ethiopia and on to war-torn Somalia.
  • #104 airs 1/24 at 5 p.m. – The final leg of Ade Adepitan’s epic tour of Africa sees him travelling from the beaches of Mozambique, through South Africa, before ending his entire trip in Zimbabwe.

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Walking California: The Redwoods

Walking California: The Redwoods – Join host Steve Weldon as he explores some of the tallest trees in the world. Steve hikes through old growth redwoods of Redwood National and State Parks in far northern California. We’ll learn how concerned citizens helped save the redwoods from extinction a century ago, their unique ecosystem, and the best places to see them today.

airs 1/7 at 1 a.m.


Echoes of the Ancients

Echoes of the Ancients – “Echoes from the Ancients” is a tale of 1st Century tragedy and of a 20th Century quest to discover a city lost in time. The program followsexplorers to Israel’s Galilee where they uncover a mountaintop civili zation destroyed during the First Jewish Revolt. What excavators find in the ruins, is giving new insight into Christianity, Judaism and thehistory of western culture. “Echoes form the Ancients” is narrated by Academy Award winning actress Anne Bancroft, and produced by WXXI in Rochester, New York.

airs January 2 at 4 a.m.