Detective Inspector Richard Poole: A British inspector assigned to the island to investigate the previous inspector's murder, Poole was instructed to remain on the island as the new police detective. Despite his distaste for the island and inexperience with tropical weather — to the point that he continues to wear his old suits despite their impracticality — he has often shown a useful knack for making deductive leaps based on minimal information and random events.
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A Hollywood child-star has-been (Bette Davis) torments her famous sister (Joan Crawford), now in a wheelchair. Cast: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono.
Of all the continents on Earth, none preserves a more spectacular story of its origins than Australia. NOVA's mini-series takes viewers on a rollicking adventure from the birth of the Earth to the emergence of the world we know today. With help from high-energy host and scientist Richard Smith, we meet titanic dinosaurs and giant kangaroos, sea monsters and prehistoric crustaceans, disappearing mountains and deadly asteroids. This is the untold story of the Land Down Under, the one island continent that has got it all. Host Richard Smith comes face-to-face with the previously unknown reptilian rulers of prehistoric Australia. NOVA resurrects the giants that stalked the land and discovers that some of them were among the largest ever to have walked the Earth.
Late in the evening of April 19, 1989, Tricia Meili, a 28-year-old white investment banker, went jogging through Central Park in New York City. When she was found hours later, she had been brutally raped, beaten and left for dead. This film examines the notorious crime, the media response and the public outcry it triggered, and the miscarriage of justice that followed it, probing the larger issues it raises about our nation's complicated past.
In China, Megan McCormick follows the legendary trade route along which caravans of treasures once found their way into Europe. Starting at the silk capital of Xi'an, she passes Jiayugan and the Jade Gate, once frontier towns on the edge to the uncivilized western world. Passing through the Flaming Mountains, she stops to sample the wines and grapes of Turpan, one of the lowest and hottest places on earth. After visiting a 1,000 Buddha cave in Kuqa, she ends her journey at the famous Kashgar Market where wares from east and west are still traded today.
A Look Ahead
The three, young Italian tenors, Piero Barone (19), Ignazio Boschetto(18) and Gianluca Ginoble (17) of Il Volo proved to win the hearts of PBS viewers nationwide in March 2012 with more than 2,100 broadcasts of their DPTV special from the Detroit Opera House, Il Volo Takes Flight. We Are Love also allows Il Volo to show off their multilingual prowess, as they sing in English, Spanish, French and Italian. Il Volo and album producer, Humberto Gatica again turned to Diane Warren for the album's lead track "Questo Amore."
The Omni Health Revolution is a new show by psychiatrist Daniel Amen and his wife, neurosurgical intensive care nurse Tana Amen. The program is designed to help viewers take control of their physical and mental health using the science of nutragenomics - a big word, but it's very simple. Nutragenomics tells us that the foods you eat talk directly to your genes. You have the choice to eat in a way that turns on genes that keep you healthy or make you sick. Most people think of their genes like an evil monarchy that condemned them to be sick. Daniel and Tana Amen turn that notion on its head to give viewers much more control over the health of their bodies and minds. The Omni Health Revolution is a bipartisan plan that bridges the gap between strict vegetarian diets and extreme high protein diets.
In a thrilling two-hour special designed to stoke viewers' travel dreams, Rick Steves reveals a dozen of his favorite overlooked European destinations. In this select and intriguing collection of segments taken from recent seasons of Rick Steves' Europe, Rick travels to the cliff-hanging vistas of Civita, San Sebastian (Spain's proud Basque capital), the enchanting castle town of Český Krumlov, the thriving Moroccan port of Tangier, the well-preserved Italian fortress hill town of Lucca, battle-scarred Mostar in Bosnia, the delightful Alpine town of Hallstatt, vibrant (and unspoiled) Volterra, the fairytale Danish isle of Aerø and the romantic and traffic-free Greek island of Hydra, among other sights.
America's Test Kitchen
Each episode features recipes carefully developed to make sure they work every time. Christopher Kimball and the test cooks solve everyday cooking problems, test equipment so you never have to waste money on gadgets that don't work, and taste supermarket ingredients to save you time at the store. It's a common-sense, practical approach that you won't find on other cooking shows.
Season 12 Recipes
Mother's Day Recipes:
Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
Pekan Rum French Toast
Perfect Scrambled Eggs
Cook's Country Season 5
Season 5 Recipes
Lite Summer Recipes:
All American Potatoe Salad
Classic Egg Salad
Spaghetti and Summer Vegetables
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.