Almost a century ago, paleontologists found fossil bones from a dinosaur that was bigger than Tyrannosaurus rex. The Spinosaurus fossils were destroyed in a WWII bombing raid. Now, the discovery of new bones in Morocco is reopening the investigation into this epic beast. Follow the paleontologists who are reconstructing this terrifying carnivore.
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Exploring Italy's most remote and romantic stretch of Riviera, we visit five tiny port towns: dramatic Vernazza, surrounded by vineyards; reclusive Corniglia, high on its bluff; pastel Manarola; hardscrabble Riomaggiore; and the pint-sized resort of Monterosso.
Just 20 minutes by boat from France's famed Cote d'Azur, the island of Porquerolles is dotted with five small ranges of hills, lined with cliffs and beaches and is renowned for the best weather in France with 275 sunny days per year. In 1912, the entire island was purchased by Francois Joseph Fournier as a wedding present for his second wife.
Bobby samples oysters in Galway, fishes for salmon in Connemara, plays a tune or two with The Chieftains in Westport, visits the Nenagh Agricultural Show, judges a baking competition in Tipperary and learns the history of Guinness in Dublin.
Father Brown receives a mysterious note suggesting that the church's priceless holy relic, the Blue Cross, will be stolen. In the church itself, he finds a handkerchief with the letter F, no doubt left there by the infamous thief Flambeau, wanted across Europe for the theft of priceless artifacts.
A Look Ahead
Rick Steves, America's leading authority on European travel, teams up with the Cascade Symphony Orchestra and maestro Michael Miropolsky for a musical journey that begins in the United States, and touches down in seven different European countries. The special celebrates music's power to stir the patriotic soul.
Angelic Jackie Evancho returns to PBS with her latest collection of songs from her new CD, Awakening. Drawn from the best known pieces from the classical canon, Broadway, uplifting sacred music and pop songs, Jackie's astoundingly beautiful young voice soars again at the magnificent Longwood Gardens Open Air Theatre, joined by Cheyenne Jackson.
A documentary that celebrates the impact of the preeminent trio that brought folk music to America, combining their artistry with their activism and inspiration over the last 50 years. The program will feature powerful, moving, performances by Peter, Paul and Mary starting with the era of the group's emergence in Greenwich Village through the Civil Rights and anti-war eras.
The Sixties was a period of massive social and political upheaval in America. While much of these changes were reflected in the popular songs of the era, many performers also sang of fun, romance and good times.
Explore the life and legend of this iconic entertainer through never-before-seen footage and interviews with his immediate family and Tony Bennett. Narrated by Stanley Tucci, this documentary reveals a man far more complex than his public persona.
Featuring some of the most iconic images ever recorded on film, these five classic Hollywood musicals - The Wizard of Oz, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Singin' in the Rain, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Viva Las Vegas - will take you on a journey across the Golden Age of movie musicals, spanning the days from the Great Depression all the way to the Civil Rights Movement.
Florida Beauty in Nature
WUSF Public Media is proud to announce that the Mosaic Co. has underwritten a new series of 90-second videos by award-winning filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus featuring short stories on the environmental beauty of Florida. The short videos will air on WUSF TV throughout the coming year. We hope you enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds of natural Florida as much as we do.
Cook's Country Season 6
Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen, Season 6, comes to WUSF TV in September, 2013. Cook's Country uncovers the best of American home cooking from every region of the country, from potluck suppers and holiday favorites to simple dinners and lost recipes. All recipes are developed through in-depth test kitchen investigation and careful testing. The goals are to create foolproof recipes and deliver reliable information about cooking techniques, kitchen equipment and supermarket ingredients to help home cooks to be more successful in the kitchen.
Doc Martin Interview
Actor Martin Clunes is well known in his native U.K.; he's played an undertaker, a rough-and-tumble lout in the comedy Men Behaving Badly and a man mired in a mid-life crisis in the sitcom Reggie Perrin. But American audiences know him best for his starring role in the British comedy series, Doc Martin.>
To listen to a recent Talk of the Nation (NPR) interview with Clunes, click here.
In a one-hour primetime special, WUSF and WEDU examined the after effects the oil spill had on our community, and throughout the Gulf Coast and what progress has been made in the restoration efforts. During the program, Florida's leading scientists discussed their continuing role in measuring the effects of the oil spill. You learned how two Governors responded to the spill - both Governor Crist who was on the ground during the tragic event, and now Governor Scott; and how everyday people in the Tampa Bay area are fighting for their families' traditions by staying in industries devastated by the spill. Learn more
Power Yoga Mind and Body Continues as a Favorite on WUSF TV
The TV Series: Join host and instructor Adrienne Reed as she guides audiences through a series of yoga workouts meant to target both body and mind. Learn more.
The DVD: Adrienne Reed's "Power Yoga for Athletes" is an intense, challenging, head-to-toe workout created specifically for people who like to feel the burn. Produced by WUSF, it is available in DVD and VHS.
Winner of four Emmy Awards and the Edward R. Murrow Award for radio feature writing, the Florida Museum of Natural History’s Expedition Florida project introduces audiences of all ages to the natural wonders of Florida’s past and present with the hope of conserving and preserving them for future generations.
Florida Homegrown is a series of two minute interstitials that provide viewers with tips on making Florida gardening an enjoyable experience. Mike McLaughlin, Director of Horticulture at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota as well as Marina D'Abreau, a Hillsborough County Extension Agent, host each segment.
Domestic Violence: You Are Not Alone
Domestic Violence: You Are Not Alone is a 30-minute local town hall meeting featuring a discussion of domestic violence issues by area experts, including one woman’s account of an abusive relationship from which she was able to escape.
News & Views
Florida Focus is a 3:00 "newsbreak" reported, written and produced on deadline by School of Mass Communications' students at the University of South Florida.
Sew What's New?
Review this month's listings of WUSF TV's sewing and crafts programs. These sewing and quilting programs are seen each weekday morning from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM.