What are the costs of doing business in a war zone?
FRONTLINE in conjunction with ProPublica unveils Firestone and the Warlord, an investigation of the secret relationship between the American tire company, Firestone, and the infamous Liberian warlord, Charles Taylor. The 90-minute documentary airs Tuesday, November 18 at 9:00 p.m. on KUED.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, an Australian detective series with a bit of old fashioned fun, takes audiences into a world of beauty, wit, and charm in 1920s Melbourne. The Honorable Miss Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis, Girl with a Pearl Earring) is a thoroughly modern flapper operating in a patriarchal world. The glamorous detective goes about her work with a pistol close at hand—and, more often than not, a male admirer even closer.
Despite the widespread attention paid to the SEALs (Sea, Air and Land) since they eliminated Osama bin Laden, the story of how these clandestine commandoes evolved in response to changing threats — from WWII to the War on Terror — and how their extraordinary abilities shaped U.S. and world history, has remained untold.
Soldier’s Heart. Battle Fatigue. Shell Shock. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Since the dawn of human conflict, the subsequent scar on the human spirit has plagued returning warriors. Though our understanding and classification of the condition has changed throughout the years, the fundamental horror of war’s effects on service men and women has been consistently clear. In Healing the Warrior’s Heart, filmmaker Taki Telonidis examines a treatment that, like the condition itself, predates modern medicine.
Bill Nighy reprises his Golden Globe-nominated role as master spy Johnny Worricker in a two new thrillers, written and directed by Sir David Hare. Masterpiece Contemporary: Turks & Caicos and Salting the Battlefield wrap up an intricate plot that began with Page Eight in 2011, involving secret crimes and unplumbed depths of political corruption.
Page Eight, the first of the Worricker trilogy, will be rebroadcast Sunday, November 2 at 11:00 p.m. on KUED.
Almost a century ago, paleontologists found the first tantalizing hints of a monster even bigger than Tyrannosaurus rex, perhaps the largest predator ever to roam the Earth: spectacular fossil bones from a dinosaur dubbed Spinosaurus. But the fossils were completely destroyed during a World War II Allied bombing raid, leaving only drawings, questions, and a mystery: What was Spinosaurus?
MAKERS: Women in Politics profiles women in public office who were "firsts" in their fields. From the first woman elected to Congress in 1916 to a young woman running for Detroit City Council in 2013, the documentary explores the challenges confronting American women in politics. It airs Tuesday, November 4, at 8:00 p.m. on KUED.