In Tampa, Florida, in February 2013, a giant hole opened up under the bedroom floor of Jeffrey Bush, swallowing the 36-year-old as he slept. His body was never found. Bush was a victim of a sinkhole — a growing worldwide hazard that lurks wherever limestone and other water-soluble rocks underpin the soil.
NOVA premieres Sinkholes – Buried Alive on Wednesday, January 28 at 8:00 p.m. on KUED.
By the time he died in 1931, Thomas Alva Edison was one of the most famous men in the world. The holder of more patents than any other inventor in history, Edison had amassed a fortune and achieved glory as the genius behind such revolutionary inventions as sound recording, motion pictures, and electric light.
Written and directed by Michelle Ferrari and produced by Ferrari and Amanda Pollak, Edison premieres on American Experience Tuesday, January 27 at 8:00 p.m. on KUED.
NOVA follows the epic operation to secure, raise and salvage the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which ran aground and capsized off the coast of Italy on January 13, 2012, killing 32 people.
Witness the harrowing, real life rescue of the Costa Concordia and her passengers on NOVA: Sunken Ship Rescue, Premiering Wednesday, January 21st at 8:00 p.m. on KUED.
Mozart's elegant masterpiece of marital discord, Le Nozze di Figaro is the season premiere of Great Performances at the Met on Friday, January 16th at 8:00 p.m. on KUED.
Wild horses are romantic symbols of the American Old West, a memory that’s fading as this era subsides. From being one of the most recognizable icons of the western landscape, to playing essential roles in therapy programs, one thing is clear: The role of wild horses in America is multifaceted, and they need to be protected – but there is an ecological issue currently surrounding the Mustang, and like the animal, it’s complex.
From descendants of the infamous pirate Blackbeard to heroes of the Holocaust, Genealogy Roadshow uncovers family secrets in the series’ second season. Part detective story, part emotional journey, Genealogy Roadshow combines history and science to uncover fascinating stories of diverse Americans in and around St. Louis, Philadelphia and New Orleans. Each individual’s story links to a larger community (and in some cases, national) history, to become part of America’s rich cultural tapestry.
The documentary The Queen's Garden recounts a year in the Buckingham Palace Garden, exploring the history and natural history of this remarkable 39-acre oasis hidden in the heart of London. With permission from Her Majesty the Queen, the filmmakers explore this urban oasis with a five-century history — a “living museum” where almost every plant (and some of the animals) have royal stories to tell.
The Queen's Garden premieres January 11, 2015, at 9:00 p.m. on KUED.