What drove a company of American soldiers – ordinary young men from around the country – to commit the worst atrocity in American military history? Were they “just following orders” as some later declared? Or did they break under the pressure of a vicious war in which the line between enemy soldier and civilian had been intentionally blurred? AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: My Lai airs Tuesday, April 21 at 8:00 p.m. on KUED.
Many years have passed since Dr. Lucien Blake first returned home from war to run his father's old practice in a small town in Scotland. The town, however, is no longer the sanctuary from the outside world it used to be. There's a new chief superintendent who doesn't approve of Dr. Blake's unorthodox methods, and despite the pathologist solving the crimes which have confounded the police, the superintendent is determined to get rid of the doctor.
NOVA takes viewers on a mathematical mystery tour — a provocative exploration of math's astonishing power across the centuries. The science series shows math's signature in the swirl of a nautilus shell, the whirlpool of a galaxy, and the spiral in the center of a sunflower.
NOVA presents the fundamental truths of mathematics in The Great Math Mystery, airing Wednesday, April 15 at 8:00 p.m. on KUED.
A landmark historical film discovered by Frontline in a museum vault decades ago has been called “Hitchcock’s lost Holocaust film.” Originally broadcast by the PBS series in 1985, the documentary shows the first horrifying footage shot as Allied troops entered the Nazi death camps. Drawing on initial editing done by famed director Alfred Hitchcock before the film was shelved 70 years ago, Frontline reconstituted the forgotten reels and script and showed them in public for the first time 30 years ago.
With Yemen’s descent into chaos making international headlines, Frontline presents a timely and gripping report from the heart of the escalating conflict. The Fight for Yemen airs Tuesday, April 7 at 9:00 p.m. on KUED. The film exposes the violent feuds tearing the country apart, the rival anti-American and Al Qaeda-aligned forces fighting for control, and the dangerous consequences for the region.
London's Guardian called it "sumptuous, intelligent event television." When Wolf Hall, which begins Sunday, April 5 at 9:00 p.m. on KUED, played in Britain in January it drew an average of 4.4 million viewers a week, making it the most popular television drama on BBC. The critically acclaimed six-part series comes to KUED Sundays, April 5 to May 10 at 9:00 p.m.
KUED invites you to celebrate a night of diverse, seminal artistry with Billy Porter and Annie Lennox on Friday April 3rd, with Live From Lincoln Center: Billy Porter: Broadway & Soul at 8 p.m., and Great Performances: Annie Lennox: Nostalgia in Concert at 9 p.m.
Few public issues command as much attention as the fate and future of our children. From education to health care, kids are at the heart of many public policy and spending decisions. Each election cycle promises voters their ballots will shape the lives and opportunities of the next generation.
But, for all of the promises, where do Utah children stand? What programs make a difference in young lives? How do we measure success in the early years?
PBS presents the gripping three-part documentary series, TWICE BORN Stories From the Special Delivery Unit, premiering Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. on KUED. The series spotlights the alternately heartbreaking and life-affirming stories from inside the world’s leading fetal surgery center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
Cancer is built into us: the genes that unmoor normal cell division are not foreign to our bodies but rather mutated, distorted versions of the very genes that allow us to grow, to adapt, to recover, to repair – to live. Malignant growth and normal growth are so genetically intertwined that unbraiding the two is one of the most significant scientific challenges faced by our species. If we seek immortality, then so, too, in a rather perverse sense, does the cancer cell. —Siddhartha Mukherjee