Alongside the fastest, strongest, smartest animals are nature's misfits, odd, bizarre and unlikely creatures that at first glance seem ill-equipped for survival. Left at the starting line in the race for life, these are the apparent losers in the story of evolution, yet somehow they manage to cling to life and in some cases even thrive.
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A tiger cub with no mother in sight. A baby hippo. An abandoned meerkat pup. Without nurturing, these infants face certain death. Enter stories of the most unlikely cross-species relationships imaginable: a chimp bottle-feeding a tiger cub; a giant tortoise snuggling a baby hippo; a black crow parenting a meerkat. Aberrations of nature? Instincts gone awry?
Mark L. Walberg is beachcombing for tips from appraiser Kevin Zavian about how to buy and sell gold. Highlights include an heirloom collection of vintage diamond rings and a necklace, estimated to be worth $80,000 to $100,000.
As a young woman in Paris after the war, Phryne posed for the famous artist Pierre Sarcelle. Now, 10 years later, Sarcelle's widow arrives in Melbourne asking for her late husband's paintings. When she suddenly disappears, Phryne discovers the connection between Mme Sarcelle and the death of an Australian war veteran who witnessed the 'accidental' death of Sarcelle at Montparnasse train station.
SUPER SLEUTHS is a behind-the-scenes documentary featuring the cast and crew of MIDSOMER MURDERS as they reflect on their experiences in the deadliest "county" in all of England. The special investigates the much loved DCI Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) and the mysterious mayhem of Midsomer.
A Look Ahead
The Best Of 50s Pop presents the top pop hits of the Fifties, full of smooth harmonies, joyful melodies and warm vocals by singers and groups who brought songs of love and optimism to listeners tuned to their AM radios.
ADD or ADHD is a national health crisis that continues to grow-yet it remains one of the most misunderstood and incorrectly treated illnesses today. Kids and adults are put on powerful stimulant medications in short office visits without any biological information. They are not opposed to medication, but think it's smart to start with lifestyle and natural treatments first.
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. Iconic actor Adam West hosts the special with archival performances of hits that still resonate nearly half a century later.
A documentary that celebrates the impact of the preeminent trio that brought folk music to America's mass audiences, combining their artistry with their activism and inspiration over the last 50 years. The program will feature powerful, moving, performances starting with the era of the group's emergence in Greenwich Village through the Civil Rights and anti-war eras.
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 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.
Wheat Belly began with the premise that wheat has been changed by geneticists in ways that corrupt health and increase weight. Dr. Davis takes the discussion several steps farther and shows you why — if ideal health and weight are among your goals — eliminating wheat is just the start.
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.