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The San Francisco Opera will present their production of Porgy and Bess, based on the play by Dubose and Dorothy Heyward, on Friday, October 17 at 8:00 pm. Porgy and Bess tells the story of a disabled man and a woman he loves living in Catfish Row, an African-American community in South Carolina.
The show will be featuring music by renowned American composer George Gershwin, conducted by John DeMain
Friday, October 17 at 8:00 pm
FRONTLINE takes an hour look at the widespread use of antibiotics in food animals and whether it is one of the causes for antibiotic resistance in people. Featuring an interview with the family of a young man who died of a bacteria outbreak that swept through a hospital at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.
Tuesday October 14 at 9:00 pm
This broadcast presented by Twin Cities Public Television delves into the world of female athletes and the discrimination they face in the media.
According to producers women’s sports receive only 4% of all sport media coverage and female athletes are much more likely than male athletes to be portrayed in sexually provocative poses.
To highlight why this matters and address these disparities, the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport at the University of Minnesota, in partnership with tptMN, have produced “Media Coverage and Female Athletes,” a groundbreaking documentary that uses research-based information to examine the amount and type of coverage given to female athletes.
NOVA will be exploring the impact on villages throughout Africa of the quickly spreading viral disease, Ebola. The newest epidemic, thought to have originated in December 2013 by a young boy in a small village in West Africa.
For the first time, the disease is not longer limited to small villages, but has spread further and impacting densely populated cities in Africa. NOVA reports from these “hot zones” showing how medical teams are trying their hardest to keep the virus under control and find a vaccine.
Wed @ 7:00 pm - Nature
One of the world's most intelligent creatures is highlighted: the crow. The "feathered apes," as one researcher calls them, possess a sophisticated language of 250 calls and at least two dialects. They also can recognize (and remember) human faces.
Wed @ 8:00 pm - NOVA
The daring aeronauts of 18th-century Paris, who took flight in hot-air and gas balloons, are recalled. Included: recreations of key flights, including the first manned voyage on November 21, 1783.
Wed @ 9:00 pm - How We Got to Now With Steven Johnson
How glass has shaped the modern world. Included: the invention of the mirror, which spurred the Renaissance; the worlds within worlds that glass lenses revealed; and the crucial role glass plays in communication. Also: glassmakers who were forced to work.
Wed @ 10:00 pm - Manifest Destiny
Conclusion. The post-Cold War era is chronicled. Included: the Gulf War; the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.