Investigate the world of artificial intelligence and see a profile of the computer that could be the “Smartest Machine on Earth.” Known as “Watson,” this IBM supercomputer is so advanced it’s pursuing the first-of-its-kind challenge, competing against “Jeopardy!” champions to prove its uncanny ability to mimic the human thought process.
"Smartest Machine on Earth" on Nova airs on Wednesday, March 20th at 8:oo p.m.
Share the excitement of opening night at the new Smith Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Neil Patrick Harris hosts FROM DUST TO DREAMS: OPENING NIGHT AT THE SMITH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, headlined by Jennifer Hudson, Carole King, Martina McBride and many others from the worlds of music, television, stage and screen. Michael Stevens directs.
"From Dust to Dreams: Opening Night at the Smith Center in Las Vegas" airs on Tuesday, March 19th at 7:00 p.m.
The public television documentary SEEKING THE GREATEST GOOD chronicles the life and legacy of Gifford Pinchot (1865-1946), the first chief of the U.S. Forest Service and an early champion of "practical conservation." Pinchot (pictured) spoke to audiences across the country and used the media to spread the very new idea of conservation.
Although born of wealth and privilege, Gifford Pinchot (1865-1946) dedicated his life to public service — advocating for the sustainable management of natural resources. He championed the establishment of the National Forests and the U.S. Forest Service, where he served as its first chief under President Theodore Roosevelt. Pinchot believed in the democratization of national resources, and fought to ensure that a few powerful individuals could not monopolize these resources for their own financial gain.
In 1983, when legendary blues guitarist Albert King, age 60, was joined by his disciple Stevie Ray Vaughan, age 29, on a Canadian soundstage for the live music TV series “In Session,” magic took place. ALBERT KING WITH STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN — IN SESSION is not simply a television program: it’s a summit of two master musicians. The only known recording of King and Vaughan performing together, this is the concert that blues fans in general, and Stevie Ray Vaughan fans in particular, waited for.