Featured Programs

May Highlights

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Featured Program

Nature's Guide to Animal Homes

This three-part series investigates just how animals build their amazing homes, and the intriguing behaviors and social interactions that take place in and around them. Ecologist Chris Morgan serves as guide and animal real estate agent, evaluating and deconstructing animal homes, their material, location, neighborhood and aesthetics. Throughout, the series delves into the amazing flexibility animal architects display, the clever choices they make, and the ingenious ways they deal with troublesome habitats. Learn more

Monday, May 4, 11 & 18 at 8:00 pm.

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Omaha Beach

On D-Day, a roughly 7,000 yard stretch of beach in Normandy, France given the name "Omaha" proved to be the Allies' biggest obstacle to the success of Operation Overlord. The documentary shows several veterans as they return to document the celebration in
Normandy that continues to this day as a result of their acts of courage and determination on June 6, 1944.

Wednesday, May 27 at 8:00pm.

NOVA: Manhunt—
Boston Bombers

Follow the manhunt, step-by-step, for the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. With the help of top criminal investigators and anti-terrorism experts, NOVA explores which technological innovations worked—and which didn't.

Sunday, May 24 at 9:00pm.
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NOVA airs most Sundays at 7:00pm with an encore performance on Thursdays at 11:00pm.

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The Best of the
Boston Pops

Featuring some of the greatest moments from
the world-renowned orchestra's 129-year history. From the leadership eras of Arthur Fiedler (1930–79), John Williams (1980–1993) and Keith Lockhart (1995 to present).

Tuesday, May 12 at 9:00pm.

Ultimate Restoration:
Schooner Coronet

Explore the restoration of the Coronet which was built in 1885 and sailed to fame as a trans-Atlantic race winner and one of the first U.S. yachts to round Cape Horn and circumnavigate the globe.

Thursday, May 7 at 9:00 p.m.

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American Experience: My Lai

What drove a company of American soldiers—ordinary young men deployed to liberate a small nation from an oppressive neighbor—to murder more than 300 unarmed Vietnamese civilians? Were they "just following orders," as some later declared? Or, as others argued, did they break under the pressure of a misguided military strategy that measured victory by body count?

Monday, May 11 at 9:00pm. View our other Embracing Our Military programs.