When L. Frank Baum published The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1900, he was 44 years old and had spent much of his life in restless pursuit of his American dream. He continued to reinvent himself, reflecting a uniquely American brand of confidence, imagination and innovation. American Oz tells the remarkable story of the man behind one of the most enduring and classic American tales.
With some 40 species of shark calling Hawaii’s waters home, scientists are seeing new animal behavior around every corner. Hopping from island to island, uncover surprising moments of cooperation, rarely seen hunting tactics and striking insights into these predators. Meet the Whitetip reef shark, Whale shark, Tiger shark and more through the lens of remote sensor cameras and drone technology.
This is an unprecedented undercover investigation into one of the world’s most repressive regimes. Exclusive secret footage and testimony shed new light on shocking allegations of torture, arbitrary detention and indefinite forced conscription.
At this crucial time when women physicians and nurses are contributing significantly to our community’s health, this documentary provides a look at the challenging and illuminating history of 19th century women doctors. Hidden in American history, all-women’s medical schools began to appear in the mid-19th century long before women had the right to vote or own property.
A mighty leopardess rules over an area along Zambia’s Luangwa River. She has just given birth to two cubs and faces the challenging task of motherhood including feeding the cubs and defending her territory. In the process, one of the cubs is lost, but she forges on as a devoted mom to her other blue-eyed cub. When he succeeds in hunting his own prey, she must part ways with her son.
Filmed over five years, this film follows migrant routes from southern Mexico to the U.S. Mexico Border. It’s a vivid portrait of the thousands of immigrants who disappear along the trail. Border South reveals the immigrants’ resilience, ingenuity, and humor as it exposes a global migration system that renders human beings invisible in life as well as death.
This year, PBS asked people across the country to share short stories about their lives in order to inspire a nationwide conversation about what it really means to be American today. Thousands of people have contributed stories to the project, and this special curates hundreds of them into one extraordinary short documentary.
Through the Night is a cinema verité portrait of three working New York mothers whose lives intersect at a 24-hour daycare center: a mother working the overnight shift as an essential worker at a hospital; another holding down three jobs to support her family; and a woman who for over two decades has cared for the children of parents with nowhere else to turn.
If oceans continue to warm at the current pace, coral reefs could be wiped out by the end of the century. But scientists from around the globe are rushing to help corals adapt to a changing climate through assisted evolution. Follow scientists as they attempt to crossbreed heat-resistant corals, and even transplant corals’ algae, in a race to save the coral reefs from extinction.
Women make up less than a quarter of STEM professionals in the United States, and numbers are even lower for women of color. But a growing group of researchers is exposing longstanding discrimination and making science more inclusive.
In the United States, some 10% of people who wish to have children struggle with infertility. NOVA explores barriers to fertility, from the social to the biological, and the state of assisted reproductive technologies. Follow the journeys of people navigating challenges from structural inequalities and racism to falling sperm counts, egg freezing, and IVF.
A look at how Seattle's public health system cared for its most vulnerable in the early days of the pandemic. See how officials scrambled to stop the spread, tracked and isolated those who became ill, and educated people about what they could do.