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American Experience: Norman Lear: Just Another Version Of You

Tuesday, October 25 at 9 PM

Largely responsible for the explosion of bold American television in the 1970s, writer/producer Norman Lear’s name is synonymous with the sitcom. The first documentary about the 94-year-old television legend, American Masters — Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, premieres nationwide Tuesday, October 25 at 9 p.m. on PBS

Nature -- Giraffes

Wednesday, October 26 at 8 PM

What does it take to relocate a herd of wild giraffes in Africa? One man, his family, and a band of enthusiastic helpers are about to find out. Their journey will take them across the wild heart of Uganda, crossing the mighty Nile River. The size of this operation cannot be underestimated, particularly when your cargo is so precious. That's because these are no ordinary giraffes, they are in fact the world's rarest. Any mistake could be costly, not only for the giraffes being moved but also for an entire species.

Nova - Sinkholes--Buried Alive

Wednesday, October 26 at 9 PM

In a leafy suburb near Tampa, Florida, on February 28, 2013, a giant hole opened up under the bedroom floor of Jeffrey Bush, swallowing him as he slept. His body was never found. Bush was a victim of a sinkhole—a worldwide hazard that lurks wherever limestone and other water-soluble rocks underpin the soil. When carbon dioxide from the air dissolves in rainwater, it forms a weak acid that attacks soft rocks, riddling them with holes like Swiss cheese. Sinkholes can occur gradually when the surface subsides into bowl shaped depressions or suddenly when the ground gives way.

Bill Murray: The Mark Twain Prize

Friday, October 28 at 9 PM

This year The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts bestows the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor upon Emmy Award-winning actor,comedian and writer, Bill Murray. Named for America's foremost humorist, the most prestigious award for comedic excellence has previously been give to George Carlin, Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres, Carol Burnett, Billy Crystal, and a dozen other comedic veterans who have demonstrated remarkable creativity and accomplishment in the art of making us laugh. Those confirmed to join the all-star cast saluting Murray include David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, Bill Hader, Dan Aykroyd, Aziz Ansari, Roy Blount, Jr., Paul Shaffer, Brian Doyle-Murray, and Sigourney Weaver, with more names expected to be announced.


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