Boston

SIMPLY MING
Matt Louis

SIMPLY MING: Matt Louis

 

Chef Ming is joined by Chef Matt Louis, known for his Spanish-style tapas using seasonal New England ingredients. Matt cooks up goat meatballs with garlic mustard pesto, local farm feta and sunchoke chips, while Ming whips up surf-n-turf meatballs with his favorite Blue Dragon vinegar fries.

 

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
Race Underground

 

Learn how America’s first subway, in Boston, overcame a litany of engineering challenges, the greed-driven interests of businessmen and the great fears of its citizenry to create a rapid transit system soon replicated throughout the country.

 

SOUNDBREAKING
Painting with Sound

 

This wide-ranging, eight-part series, airing weeknights Nov. 14-23, explores the extraordinary impact of recorded music on our modern world. The series offers unprecedented access to more than 150 artists and producers from across the music spectrum, and features rare archival studio footage and an extensive soundtrack.

 

This series was the last creative project for Sir George Martin, the producer who was instrumental behind many of The Beatles’ albums, before he passed away in March.

 

Painting with Sound
Learn how the recording studio itself became an instrument, transforming popular music. Featured: The Beach Boys, Beck, Bon Iver, Boston, The Eurythmics, Fleetwood Mac, Les Paul, Pink Floyd, Radiohead and more.

 

NOVA
15 Years of Terror

 

NOVA investigates the psychology of a terrorist and examines how radical organizations have grown to make use of modern propaganda and social media tools in order to cultivate an army of self-radicalized killers. Is it possible to understand what happens in the minds of terrorists and intercede to stop the next attack…or at least stay one step ahead to thwart their destructive plans?

 

FRONTLINE
Being Mortal

 

FRONTLINE teams up with writer and surgeon Atul Gawande to examine how doctors care for terminally ill patients. In conjunction with Gawande’s book, Being Mortal, the film explores the relationships between doctors and patients nearing the end of life, and shows how many doctors – including Gawande himself – struggle to talk honestly and openly with their dying patients.

 

GENEALOGY ROADSHOW
Boston

 

Join genealogists at iconic Faneuil Hall to solve mysteries related to the Salem Witch Trials, orphan trains, the Great Boston Fire of 1872 and the small pox epidemic, and research a link to the founders of Boston.

 

SACRED JOURNEYS WITH BRUCE FEILER
Hajj

 

Join host Bruce Feiler on an unprecedented journey to the world’s most meaningful landscapes and rigorous religious pilgrimages. Feiler and contemporary sojourners trek to sacred sites visited annually by hundreds of millions of pilgrims. Each episode follows a modern-day pilgrim on a private spiritual journey. The series presents a comprehensive picture of the practice of pilgrimage in its varied expressions around the globe, over thousands of years.

 

Hajj
“The Hajj is the iconic pilgrimage on Earth,” says host Bruce Feiler, as millions of pilgrims gather in the valleys outside the city of Mecca in today’s Saudi Arabia to take part in the annual five-day pilgrimage every Muslim hopes to complete at least once. Since non-Muslims aren’t permitted in Mecca, Bruce’s surrogate is Anisa Mehdi, a veteran reporter of the Hajj, with whom Bruce will Skype at regular intervals.  Anisa joins a group of Muslim pilgrims from Boston who begin their journey in Medina, the second of Islam’s holy cities.