Unique to North America, the bald eagle is the continent's most recognizable aerial predator. In the 1960s, this symbol of the United States became an emblem of environmental degradation, as the pesticide DDT and other human pressures brought it to the brink of extinction. Following their protection as an endangered species, bald eagles have come roaring back. This is an intimate portrait of these majestic raptors' lives in the wild.
Unique to North America, the bald eagle is the continent’s most recognizable aerial predator, with a shocking white head, electric yellow beak and penetrating eyes. In the 1960s, this symbol of the United States became an emblem of environmental degradation, as the pesticide DDT and other human pressures brought it to the brink of extinction. Following their protection as an endangered species, bald eagles have come roaring back. Photographed by three-time Emmy-winning cinematographer Neil Rettig, this profile of the bald eagles focuses on the drama of the nest.
High on a granite cliff in South Dakota’s Black Hills tower the huge carved faces of four American presidents. Together they constitute the world’s largest sculpture. The massive tableau inspires awe and bemusement. How, and when, was it carved? Who possessed the audacity to create such a gargantuan work? The story of Mount Rushmore’s creation is as bizarre and wonderful as the monument itself. It is the tale of a hyperactive, temperamental artist whose talent and determination propelled the project, even as his ego and obsession threatened to tear it apart.
This 1985 Ken Burns film explores the creation and history of the remarkable Statue of Liberty and what she represents to all Americans. Narrated by David McCullough, the film traces the development of the monument — from its conception to its fascinating and often controversial construction to its final dedication — and offers interviews with a wide range of Americans, including former New York governor Mario Cuomo, the late congresswoman Barbara Jordan and the late writers James Baldwin and Jerzy Kosinski, to explore the meaning of the Statue of Liberty.
INTELLIGENCE SQUARED U.S. features provocative and informative debates on hot-button concerns of the day. Moderated by ABC’s John Donvan, each program includes experts, specialists and passionate advocates on both sides of an issue. Taking the traditional approach of Oxford-style debate, one side proposes and the other side opposes a sharply framed motion, with two to three speakers on each side. After the formal arguments, the debate is thrown open to the floor for questions, triggering an interchange among speakers and audience.
The owner of this 19th-century diamond, pearl and platinum heirloom necklace knew she had something special when she brought it to ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in Chattanooga, Tennessee. However, the rare five-carat diamond centerpiece puts the jewelry in a category all its own, with an estimated value of $250,000.
Reenactors fire a mid-19th-century cannon at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park to punctuate a discussion of collecting antique cannon artillery. Discoveries include an 1826 Tennessee hunting horn; a Regency cellarette once owned by the poet Lord Byron; and an heirloom necklace whose centerpiece is a five-carat diamond, valued at $250,000.
"Chattanooga, TN, Pt. 1" on Antiques Roadshow airs on Monday, July 1st at 7:00 p.m. on channel 3-1 and 8:00 p.m. on channel 3.