Ducks fly through the air on short stubby wings — traveling in large, energy-efficient formations over thousands of miles. There are some 120 species of them, representing a wide variety of shapes, sizes and behaviors. Some are noisy and gregarious, others shy and elusive. They are familiar animals we think we know. But most of us don’t really know these phenomenal, sophisticated creatures at all.
Follow seven former members of an Amish community, filmed over the course of 12 months, as they reflect on their decisions to leave one of the most closed and tightly knit communities in the United States. Estranged from family, the ex-Amish find themselves struggling to understand and make their way in modern America. Interwoven through the stories are the voices of Amish men and women who remain staunchly loyal to their traditions and faith.
Hitler’s megalomaniacal impulses led him to demand the construction of the largest tank the world had ever seen – a mobile fortress weighing 180 tons. But even this colossus couldn’t satisfy Hitler’s thirst for enormous weapons of war, as he went on to request a land battleship weighing 1,000 tons. This is the story of the Nazi engineers tasked with fulfilling that dream, and an arms race that resulted in the evolution of super-guns and tanks.
Nazi Mega Weapon "Super Tanks" airs on Tuesday, February 4th at 7:00 p.m. on channel 3-2.
Every year some 80 percent of the world's Sandhill cranes make their way through a 75-mile stretch of Nebraska's central Platte River Valley, a critical stopover in their 5,000-mile spring migration. "Crane Song," a vibrant new high-definition documentary by NET Television is a stunning visual essay of the Sandhill crane's migration through Nebraska, weaving together striking images and majestic sounds of the birds' journey with the stories and insights of the individuals who observe these creatures, as well as landowners endeavoring to ensure a habitat that is welcoming to the cranes.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is revving up in Motor City as host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Noel Barrett head to the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum to explore model cars made by Hudson Car Company. Highlights include Marvin Gaye’s 1964 passport, found inside an album, purchased for 50¢ at an estate sale; a Petrus van Schendel oil painting, ca. 1860, that exemplifies the artist’s famous candlelit scenes; and a signed photo album of President Abraham Lincoln and his cabinet and Senate, valued at $75,000 to $100,000, discovered while the guest was cleaning her grandmother’s basement.