NATURE takes an intimate look at the snowy owl, a bird made popular by Harry Potter’s faithful companion, Hedwig. “Snowies” stand out for their magical beauty, intelligence and charm. Filmmakers take us deep into the owl’s tundra home on the North Slope of Alaska to observe the daily struggles involved in raising a family of helpless owlets until they’re able to fly. Viewers discover that these strikingly beautiful Arctic owls have a range of skills far more impressive than those required of magical messengers.
Join BBC journalist John Ware as he journeys to Israel for a fresh look at the country’s response to the changes sweeping the region in the wake of the Arab Spring. Meeting Israelis from all walks of life, Ware ventures beyond the news clichés and analyzes what’s next for the Jewish state, as both the religious and the secular battle over its future.
Israel: Facing the Future airs on Tuesday, December 10th at 8:00 p.m. on channels 3 and 3-1.
Explore some of the most powerful pieces of music ever written in GOD'S GREATEST HITS. A fascinating music and entertainment special, the program interweaves breathtaking performances of the beloved spirituals "Amazing Grace," "Hallelujah" (from Handel's Messiah), "Ave Maria," "Wade in the Water" and "Abide with Me" with enlightening historical commentary from music critics, world class musicians and religious experts.
God's Greatest Hits airs on Tuesday, December 10th at 7:00 p.m.
More than a century ago, orinthologist Frank Chapman redirected a Christmas-time tradition of revelers shooting birds to a new Yuletide recreation: counting birds.
From chickadees in New England to Ecuador's musical manakins, to the forests of Cuba, Counting on Birds visits the habitats of these bird species and introduces the people dedicated to the National Audobon Society's Christmas Bird Count.
At ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in Des Moines, this guest learns an incomplete but genuine 1623 Shakespeare First Folio, part of the original published collection of William Shakespeare’s plays, is estimated to have a significant worth of $40,000 to $50,000.
In Des Moines, Iowa, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Francis Wahlgren explore an impressive extra-illustrated book set based on a biography of Charles Dickens at Salisbury House and Gardens, the estate of 1920s cosmetics tycoon Carl Weeks. Highlights include: a collection of late 1950s and 1960s Lucy M. Lewis Acoma Pueblo pottery; an 1820 Russian Loutkin snuff box inscribed with the imperial arms of the Romanov dynasty; and an extremely rare 1623 Shakespeare First Folio, valued at $40,000 to $50,000.