Ian Wright visits the Pacific Islands, once infamous among explorers because of head-hunting and cannibalism. In Fiji, he is welcomed with a local tribe's Kava-drinking ceremony. Later, he goes diving on the Astrolabe Reef, known as one of the finest dive destinations in the world. Visiting the Solomon Islands, he dives down to the Tao Maron, the most intact of the many World War II shipwrecks.
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Professor Ambrose is abducted after sending his friend Father Brown an ancient prayer book which supposedly can locate the long disappeared Lannington rosary, said to hold healing powers. Aided by Lady Felicia's chauffeur Sid the priest uses the book to find clues which will lead him to the rosary.
Graham Orchard, a Salvation Army member, arrives in Portwenn to try to trace a missing woman named Emma Lewis. Danny's near death experience with a collapsed lung has made him appreciate how precious life is, and in particular how special his relationship with Louisa is to him. He wants Louisa to move in with him, but she is hesitant.
Rachel finds herself on the wrong side of a murder investigation and is suspended from work. And while Janet's job hangs in the balance too, Gill is forced to re-open the investigation into an accidental death.
The underground world is one of secrets, ideal for hiding everything from misdeeds to the world's greatest works of art. This program reveals some of the most exciting discoveries of buried treasure - then takes us to another kind of secret, the sort that governments like to hide, not just from their enemies, but from their own people.
A Look Ahead
In today's crazy, busy world, gathering together for dinner with family or friends can seem like a luxury. But sharing food with people you care about is not only fun - it's important for health and well-being, and has the power to create lasting bonds between the generations. Easy-to-make recipes that will inspire viewers to try them out at home.
Martin is under investigation for rude and condescending behavior, and may have to take a two-week course to improve his people skills. Louisa's father Terry suddenly reappears in the village with his bi-polar friend Jonathan. Terry left town under a cloud when he was accused of stealing money, but he's always maintained his innocence. Things get out of hand when Jonathan stops taking his medication and holds Martin, Louisa, and Pauline hostage.
Folk Rewind focuses on the greatest singers and songwriters of the classic 1950s and 1960s folk era. Presented by the lead singer of The Lovin' Spoonful ("Do You Believe In Magic"), Folk Rewind features a treasure trove of historical footage that has not been seen in over four decades -- plus new performances by artists who are still appearing in concert today.
From the R&B pioneers to the pop teen crooners, the 1950s and early 1960s were an exciting musical time for the youth of America. In this special, the spotlight shines on the sounds of the '50s and '60s rock and pop scene with all archival footage of the hit makers in their prime. Fast songs, slow dances and the back beat were all the rage as teenagers tuned in to their radios as they "readied for their steadies', and went from pony tails to proms.
We all have financial issues and problems. Suze Orman's latest special sharply focuses on her helping individual viewers "find financial solutions for you." As always, Suze's advice is based not just on numbers, but on a critical understanding of ourselves and our emotional needs. The special's central theme is that our financial decision-making should be guided by an understanding of "the goal of money."
Snow monkeys huddle over thermal vents to keep warm during the coldest of winter days. Most primates are found in the Earth’s tropical regions, but somehow this hearty population of monkeys has managed to eke out a living in the frigid mountains of Northern Japan. They are the northern most living primate – aside from humans. Jigokudani (Hell’s Valley), Japan
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.