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Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 9:00pm
American Masters: The Boomer List
Take a comprehensive look at 19 iconic baby boomers — one born each year of the boom, 1946-1964. In intimate interviews by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, the film’s subjects illuminate the important movements and changes that shaped the world during the baby boom years. more info | more stories like this

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 8:00pm
Penguins: Spy in the Huddle: The Journey
Emperor penguins cross a treacherous frozen sea to reach their breeding grounds. Rockhoppers brave the world’s stormiest seas only to come ashore and face a daunting assault up a 300-foot cliff, hopping most of the way up. Tropical Humboldt penguins negotiate predatory sea lions and vampire bats to reach their desert nests. The hard work for all the penguins finally pays off when their tiny, vulnerable chicks begin to hatch. | more stories like this

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 9:00pm
NOVA: Rise of the Hackers
Our lives are going digital. We shop, bank and even date online. Computers hold our treasured photographs, private emails, and all of our personal information. This data is precious — and cybercriminals want it. Now, NOVA goes behind the scenes of the fast-paced world of cryptography to meet the scientists battling to keep our data safe. more info | more stories like this

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Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 8:00pm
Closing the Gap: 50 Years Seeking Equal Pay
The program explores ways to identify and overcome barriers to equal pay; consider pathways to improved public policies and more innovative workplace practices; and arm women with the information and skills they need to earn fair pay at all points on the career continuum and work towards a financially secure retirement. It is produced by WQED Multimedia in partnership with YWCA-Greater Pittsburgh. more info | | more stories like this

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 10:00pm
Secrets of the Dead: Resurrecting Richard III
In 2011, a group of amateur historians made an incredible archaeological find: the bones of King Richard III, hunchbacked, with an arrow through the spine. Richard is considered the most evil king to have ruled England — and a fearsome warrior as well, despite the extreme curvature of his spine. Now, scientists are testing the bones to find out more about the king and also conducting experiments to determine whether Richard could have fought so ferociously in battle with such a severe deformity. more info | more stories like this

Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 11:00pm
Austin City Limits: Coldplay
Grammy-winners Coldplay, the modern-rock giants who have sold more than 50 million records worldwide, perform hits and selections from their newest LP, Mylo Xyloto. more info | more stories like this

Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 8:00pm
Masterpiece: The Paradise, Season 2: Episode One
Time has not stood still since last season’s wedding disaster. Moray, Denise and Katherine reunite under a new regime. more info | more stories like this

Pittsburgh From The...

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 8:00pm
Pittsburgh From The Water
Pittsburgh From The Water is WQED's exciting, new documentary showcasing the waters of Western Pennsylvania. From the spectacular point in Downtown Pittsburgh, to picturesque lakes and sleepy streams in outlying counties, the program will spotlight the beauty, work and play associated with our waterways. more info | | more stories like this

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 9:00pm
Pittsburgh From The Air II
WQED presents the much-anticipated Pittsburgh From The Air II, a follow-up to the 2011 production that took viewers on an aerial sightseeing tour of the Pittsburgh region. While the original program was filmed predominantly in winter and summer, Pittsburgh From The Air II showcases the beauty of Western Pennsylvania in autumn and spring. more info | | more stories like this

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 10:00pm
Pittsburgh From The Air I
From our helicopter high above the sights, the WQED HD cameras capture the views of these breathtaking locations. Winter white and spring greens paint the buildings and scenery in true seasonal beauty.
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Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 9:00pm
Masterpiece: Mystery!: Miss Marple, Season 7: Endless Night
Miss Marple befriends Mike, a charming chauffeur who recounts his romance with Ellie. Despite warnings from a gypsy woman, they plan their dream home at a local spot known as Gypsy’s Acre. Not long after the young couple weds, Ellie is thrown from her horse and dies, fueling speculation of a gypsy curse. more info | more stories like this

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 8:00pm
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.: Born Champions
Three of America’s greatest athletes, whose determination and love of sports were deeply shaped by their families, were all cut off from their true origins. | more stories like this

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 9:00pm
Makers: Women in Comedy
Track the rise of women in the world of comedy, from the “dangerous” comedy of 70s sitcoms like “Maude” to the groundbreaking women of the 1980s American comedy club boom to today’s multifaceted landscape. more info | more stories like this

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 8:00pm
Penguins: Spy in the Huddle: First Steps
Watched by spycams, newborn emperor penguins in Antarctica are caught walking on their mothers’ feet and taking their own first unsteady steps. On the Falklands, rockhopper chicks meet their unruly and predatory neighbors, while “eggcams” provide unique views of the colony. In Peru, Humboldt chicks take on fur seals and take aim at gulls. | more stories like this

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 9:00pm
NOVA: Building Pharaoh's Chariot
Some historians claim that the Egyptian chariot launched a technological and strategic revolution and was the secret weapon behind Egypt’s greatest era of conquest known as the New Kingdom. But was the chariot really a revolutionary design? more info | more stories like this

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 10:00pm
Rise of the Black Pharaohs
Around 800 BC, Kush, a little-known subject state of Egypt, rose up and conquered Egypt, enthroned its own Pharaohs and ruled for nearly 100 years. This unlikely chapter of history has been buried by the Egyptians and was belittled by early archaeologists, who refused to believe that dark-skinned Africans could have risen so high. Now, in the heart of Sudan, archeologists are finding indisputable evidence of an advanced African society with powerful armies, vast reach and spiritually-driven imperial aspirations to rival the Egyptians’. | more stories like this

Friday, October 3, 2014 at 9:00pm
Austin City Limits Celebrates 40 Years
The star-studded special celebrates the trailblazing music series’ 40th anniversary. With guest hosts Jeff Bridges, Matthew McConaughey and Sheryl Crow, the two-hour broadcast features memorable moments from the show’s remarkable run, anchored by some of the brightest stars in the show’s history returning to the AUSTIN CITY LIMITS stage for incredible performances. more info | more stories like this

Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 11:00pm
Austin City Limits: Beck
Alt.rock superstar Beck performs. The genre-hopping singer/songwriter plays songs from his album Morning Phase and some of his greatest hits. more info | more stories like this

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    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

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