Coming to PBS
- The following is from the local Chicago City Coleges PBS station. Check
your local listings . . .
Voyages of Discovery
Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
This month WYCC-TV20 takes viewers inside history's greatest maritime
explorations. Voyages of Discovery is a series of five tales of
exploration, misfortune, and heroism. In the first episode, you'll
learn the true story of Ferdinand Magellan's legendary trip around the
world. The second episode follows Captain James Cook on his great
expedition to chart New Zealand and discover the Great Barrier Reef.
Later in the month, Voyages of Discovery chronicles Norwegian Fridtjof
Nansen's daring attempt to reach the North Pole and his pioneering use
of a series of polar survival techniques still practiced today. More
details about each episode are online.
Renowned explorer Paul Rose (pictured) hosts the series and draws on
documentary-style reenactments, as well as his gift for storytelling, to
bring the voyages to life. Rose is a former vice president of the
Royal Geographic Society and veteran diving instructor, yacht skipper,
and mountain climber. Don't miss this gripping look at the ocean
journeys that changed our world forever.
Read more about the series here:
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The History Project
Mondays at 9:00 p.m.
Relive the little-known stories behind some of history's biggest events
in this fascinating series. The History Project draws on the best
history films from around the world and features a broad range of eras
and events as well as a breadth of locations, from The Lost Kingdom of
Tibet to the colossal maritime battle of Lepanto, to the building of the
German Atlantic line of defense during the Second World War. The films
are distinguished by their high-quality and well-told story lines and
subjects that are as varied as world history itself.
On Monday, July 6, the program uses testimonies from both sides of the
Battle of Britain as veterans revisit the scene in a moving film
directed and edited by John Willis.