May showcases a new series – FRONTIER SCIENTISTS – a featuring a range of research being conducted in the Last Frontier. The series follows scientists around Alaska as they explore the mysteries of this vast state. Some of the episodes include: capturing the migratory patterns of birds; the role of supercomputers in research; volcanoes and volcanic activity; the lives and times of arctic squirrels; mapping Arctic waters.
The series starts May 6 at 9 p.m. right after NOVA and runs every Wednesday night through much of the summer.
Other May highlights include:
- Ken Burns’ The Roosevelts will repeat on Tuesday nights starting May 5 at 7:00 p.m.
- Pacific Heartbeat‘s new series. The episodes start Thursday, May 7 at 8:00 p.m.
- Arctic Entries. This encore presentation broadcasts Saturday, May 9 starting at 10:00 p.m.
- Salute to the Troops. In Performance at the White House. Friday, May 22 at 9:00 p.m.
- National Memorial Day Concert. Sunday, May 24 at 7:00 p.m.
- Rx: the Quiet Revolution. Thursday, May 28 at 9:00 p.m.