Generals at War: Singapore - The Bicycle Blitzkrieg (8 pm)
In 1941, the British totally underestimate the fighting ability of the Japanese, until Japan launches a surprise attack on Singapore, a tiny jewel in the crown of the British Empire. General Arthur Percival is the British general tasked defending the wealthy colonies of Malaya and Singapore. General Tomoyuki Yamashita - the Tiger of Malaya - leads the "driving charge" to oust him. The Japanese are outnumbered from the start, but with the help of bluff, speed and bicycles they defeated the British, striking a blow at the very heart of Britain's Empire in the East.
The animals of the world may increasingly need our help with big issues like preserving habitat or species conservation. But sometimes individual animals need our help as well. Left disabled without fins, flippers, beaks, or tails because of disease, accidents, or even human cruelty, these unfortunate creatures need what amounts to a miracle if they are to survive. Luckily for them, sometimes miracles do happen. Amazing prosthetics made possible by the latest engineering and technology are able to provide just what they need, and scientists are finding that innovations created in the process are benefiting both animals and humans. We will meet these inspiring animals and the remarkable individuals whose work has helped them live their lives again.
At the time of Queen Victoria's birth in 1819, England was an agrarian society. Within a few short decades, this small island nation would be transformed into an industrial superpower, with an empire spanning the globe. QUEEN VICTORIA'S EMPIRE is both the story of this remarkable time, and an engaging portrait of a queen who ruled over a fifth of the world's population.
By 1861 Britain is the world's most powerful nation but the death of Prince Albert weakens Victoria and many of his political ideas fade from importance. Then, the Suez Canal is threatened by a holy war in the Sudan, and General Charles Gordon becomes an "imperial martyr," after he's killed by the rebels.
Martin finally marries Louisa, with Joe Penhale as best man; though, neither party has a parent present, and Martin is irritated by the gate-crashers at the reception. As a gift, their friends have rented them a remote lodge for the night. It all gets off to a bad start when Bert drives off with their luggage, and Martin starts a fire in the fireplace, but forgets to open the damper and that's just the beginning. Tune in to see how things go from bad to worse!
EVEREST: A CLIMB FOR PEACE chronicles the journey of nine "peace climbers" from different faiths and cultures as they attempt to summit the tallest mountain in the world. Filmed on location in Nepal, Tibet, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, U.A.E. and the United States, the documentary focuses on Palestinian Ali Bushnaq and Israelis Dudu Yifrah and Micha Yaniv. Setting aside their differences, they come together to forge a path of teamwork and cooperation.
A team of intrepid filmmakers provides an intimate look at the snowy owl, a bird made popular by Harry Potter's faithful companion Hedwig. Though "snowies" naturally stand out for their beauty, intelligence and charm, in their eerie, bleak Arctic home it is their determination and survival skills that are truly magical.
John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind - My Music (7:00 pm)
Folk legend John Sebastian reflects and remembers the very best of The Folk Years in an all new show which remembers archival folk (traditional, pop and folk rock) era classics from the vault which culminates into a crescendo of excitement with a new live reunion of folk singers including Barry McGuire, Roger McGuinn of The Byrds, The Chad Mitchell Trio, Chad & Jeremy, Jesse Colin Young of The Youngbloods and more.
Queen Victoria's Empire (8:00 pm)Episode 1: Engines of Change Beginning with the birth of Queen Victoria, this episode explores the changes brought to Britain by the industrial revolution. By the 1840s, urban migration has created overcrowding and extremes in pollution and poverty. However, British subjects remain loyal to their Queen. Prince Albert, Victoria's husband, becomes a guiding force in the monarchy. Benjamin Disraeli and William Gladstone, political stars with starkly contrasting visions of empire, turn the nation's attention abroad.
A flu bug hits the school, forcing Louisa to recruit Bert and Al to cook the lunches and to ask the Doc to look after the baby. Mrs Tishell's husband returns and announces that he wants to retire to spend more time with her and this, combined with her self-medication, convinces her that the time is right to take what she sees as her rightful place in the Doc's life.
Last Days of Man: Top Ten Ways to Extinction - Threats from Mankind (9:00 pm)
Five additional potential threats to our survival are explored, starting with one of the worst nuclear disasters yet - Chernobyl. From the abandoned city of Pripyat and the Chernobyl disaster, things go from bad to worse as scientists and other experts count down risks and race to find solutions to other threats that include climate catastrophes, doomsday wars, robots who use their artificial intelligence to outsmart us, and synthetic biology gone bad.
My Wild Affair: The Rhino who joined the family (9:00 pm)
Rescued from flooding caused by the damming of the Zambezi River, Rupert, an orphaned black rhinoceros, was brought up in the suburban family home of wildlife vet Dr. John Condy. Rupert captured the hearts of the vet’s four young children before his eventual release into the wild. Fifty years later, the children are searching for clues to their childhood friend’s fate.
WLRN is known as "South Florida's Storyteller" station producing more local documentaries about your community and surrounding locations in the Sunshine State. That's why we decided to dig deep into the WLRN vault of programs to give you a sampling of some of our award winning documentaries and just all out viewer favorites. In this program you'll see highlights of historical places like Hialeah Speedway: No Guts No Glory and Stiltsville: Generations on the Flats. You'll also see the darker side of our state in Weird Florida: On the Road Again. Or perhaps its iconic people you wanted to know about, like Muhammad Ali: Made in Miami or Nixon's the One. Rediscover what you loved about these shows and get a sneak peak at our new fall lineup.
Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics: The 60's (8:00 pm)
It's the music that defined a generation. From the famous Fab Four invasion to Folk music sensation Mama Cass, The Ed Sullivan Show featured all the legendary artists night after night.
From the late 1940s until the early 1970s, the greatest music acts in the world were seen by millions of viewers of all ages each Sunday night on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Now, the MY MUSIC series presents a special of classic song performances spanning the years 1963-1968 in ED SULLIVAN’S ROCK AND ROLL CLASSICS: THE 60. From the Beatles’ American television debut in 1964 to the Doors’ infamous one-time-only appearance, “The Ed Sullivan Show” served up an unparalleled roster of timeless artists.
Weird Florida: On the Road Again (7:00 pm) AWLRN Original Production
IT'S WEIRD AND IT'S BACK! Join Florida's Master of the Weird, Charlie Carlson and his new canine companion, Lady Isabel as they travel off the beaten paths in search of more weirdness.
The duo set off to travel over 1500 miles across the Sunshine State in search of some very unusual people and places, only to discover Florida’s best-kept secrets and oddest legends.
A variety of destinations are explored, including forty feet beneath Biscayne Bay to visit the dearly departed, an island near Palm Beach that for decades harbored a strange government secret and the mysterious coquina ruins located in New Smyrna Beach.