SCIENCE

NOVA: Killer Floods

NOVA

NOVA: Killer Floods

Scientists uncover geologic evidence of epic floods that tore through ancient landscapes.

Nature: The Cheetah Children

Nature

Nature: The Cheetah Children

For nearly two years in the forested hills of Zimbabwe, wildlife cameraman Kim Wolhuter shadowed a wild cheetah family on foot, to reveal in intimate detail the cubs’ remarkable journey to adulthood and their mother’s dedication in raising them.

NOVA: Killer Hurricanes

NOVA

NOVA: Killer Hurricanes

Experts investigate the Great Hurricane of 1780 that killed more people than any other Caribbean hurricane. Discover what made the storm so deadly and whether mega-storms are more likely to strike in our rapidly changing climate.

Nature: H Is for Hawk: A New Chapter

Nature

Nature: H Is for Hawk: A New Chapter

Helen Macdonald’s best-selling book H Is for Hawk told the saga of a grieving daughter who found healing in training a goshawk. Now she digs deeper into the world of these raptors by following a family in the wild and raising a goshawk of her own.

NOVA: Killer Volcanoes

NOVA

NOVA: Killer Volcanoes

NOVA follows a team of volcano sleuths as they embark on a worldwide hunt for an elusive volcanic mega-eruption that plunged medieval Earth into a deep freeze. They look for the signature of a volcanic eruption big enough to have blasted a huge cloud of ash and sulfuric acid into the atmosphere, which chilled the entire planet. Across the globe, it turned summer into winter.

Nature: Charlie and the Curious Otters

Nature

Nature: Charlie and the Curious Otters

Filmmaker Charlie Hamilton James follows the story of three, curious river otter orphans in Wisconsin and visits otters all over the globe. Join Charlie as he uncovers the secrets to the otter’s survival with innovative experiments, cameras and CGI.

The Solar Eclipse, the Great Man o’ War, and Mammoth Cave!

Kentucky Life

The Solar Eclipse, the Great Man o’ War, and Mammoth Cave!

The community of Hopkinsville came together to support thousands coming to view 2017's Great American Eclipse; learn more about the science courtesy of the Franklin drive-in and the scientists and eclipse enthusiasts who came to Simpson County to view it; Doug and the Kentucky Horse Park celebrate the birthday of Man o'War as 2017 is the 100th anniversary of his birth; and before European settlement, native peoples made extensive use of Mammoth Cave.

NOVA: Secrets of the Shining Knight

NOVA

NOVA: Secrets of the Shining Knight

Once upon a time, knighthood was serious business, and for countless medieval fighters, their armor was what stood between life and death. NOVA challenged a blacksmith and master armorer to recreate parts of an elite armor. We trace their journey as they rediscover centuries-old metalworking secrets, then put their new armor to the ultimate test against a period musket.

Nature: Naledi – One Little Elephant

Nature

Nature: Naledi – One Little Elephant

Born in a rescue camp in the wilderness of Botswana, an orphaned elephant is helped by a team of caretakers and researchers.

Secretary Elaine Chao on Transportation Issues

Connections with Renee Shaw

Secretary Elaine Chao on Transportation Issues

Renee's guest is U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. Sec. Chao discusses topics in the transportation sector, including the prospect of self-driving car technology, the agency's involvement in the disaster relief effort for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and other issues. The wide-ranging interview also touches on Sec. Chao's views on immigration and the relationship between her husband, Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and President Donald Trump.