MPTV Premieres & Highlights: April 2014

Jerzy Popieluszko: Messenger of the Truth

April 1st / 10:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Martin Sheen narrates the remarkable true story of Catholic priest and human rights activist Father Jerzy Popieluszko (1947-1984), whose faith, conviction and courage mobilized the people of Poland to stand against Communist rule during the 1980s. In his powerful sermons, Father Jerzy spoke about human rights, railed against injustice and tyranny, and advocated for truth and freedom. Members of the Polish internal intelligence agency eventually succeeded in silencing Father Jerzy, assassinating him in 1984. Not surprisingly, Father Jerzy's death turned the young priest into a martyr and only served to further galvanize the movement and the nation.

Memorializing Kosciuszko

April 1st / 11:30 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Cameras capture the sculpture of Polish patriot and military man Tadeusz Kosciuszko being removed from its perch at Kosciuszko Park and shipped to an art restoration facility in Ohio for a complete overhaul and cleaning. The Polish general's life and his involvement with George Washington and the American Revolution is traced, as is his role in designing defense fortifications at West Point, his return to Poland and his struggle on behalf of Polish independence, his capture by the Tsar's forces and his eventual return to the United States in 1796. (Recorded in 2013)

The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama

A Leap of Faith

April 1st / 7:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Simon Schama explores the bright, hopeful moment when Enlightenment thinkers and revolutionary armies brought ghetto walls crashing down--allowing Jews to weave their wisdom, creativity and energies into the very fabric of modern life in Europe. The stellar careers of Giacomo Meyerbeer and Felix Mendelssohn established the enduring tradition for Jewish musical prodigies. However, the remarkably successful integration of Jewish talent into the mainstream of European culture and commerce stirred up the ghosts of ancient prejudice. The road to the hell of the Holocaust was paved by the diatribes of Richard Wagner, while the trial of Alfred Dreyfus led Theodor Herzl to conclude that without a homeland of their own, Jews would never be free of the millennia-old persecution. (3 of 5)

Inspector George Gently

Gently Between The Lines

April 1st / 8:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Gently (Martin Shaw) investigates a death in police custody and insists that Bacchus assist him, even though his sergeant has just submitted his formal resignation. In the process, the inspector has to tread a careful path between fellow officers who are closing ranks in support of each other and a local population grown increasingly hostile towards the police. (1 of 4)

Burt Wolf: Taste of Freedom

Passover

April 1st / 9:30 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

The holiday that is observed by more American Jews than any other is Passover--the celebration that commemorates the liberation of the Jews from slavery in Egypt. On the first night of Passover, Jews hold a Seder, which is a Hebrew word meaning "structured or in order". Families gather at the Seder meal and retell the story of Passover. Burt Wolf attends a Seder at Famous Sammy's Roumanian Steakhouse, takes a tour of the Hassidic community in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY, watches a master scribe at work, and learns how matzah is made.

Live From Lincoln Center

James Naughton: The Songs of Randy Newman

April 4th / 9:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Celebrated director, singer and Tony Award-winning actor James Naughton honors American songwriter Randy Newman in this concert special in the Allen Room at Lincoln Center.

Civil War: The Untold Story

Bloody Shiloh

April 5th / 10:00 am / MPTV Digital 36.1

With the 1860 election of anti-slavery candidate Abraham Lincoln, the divisions between North and South reached their breaking point. Thirteen states from the South seceded and formed the Confederate States of America. Union military leaders, along with Lincoln himself, realized that ending the rebellion rested on controlling the Western Theater territory, the area between the Appalachians and the Mississippi River. This series examines this well-documented conflict through the lens of the Western Campaign, which dramatically shaped the final outcome of the Civil War. Narrated by Emmy-nominated actress Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey). (1 of 5)

Fatber Brown

The Ghost in the Machine

April 5th / 9:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Father Brown (Mark Williams) investigates when one of his parishioners vanishes. (11 of 26)

Black Nouveau

Human Trafficking

April 6th / 11:30 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Black Nouveau examines the human trafficking epidemic on a local and nation level. Brook Bello (actress), Denise Harris, Author Thelma Jones, and Carolyn Prophet are interviewed. Detective Dawn Jones of the Milwaukee Police Department, Bevan Baker, City of Milwaukee Health Commissioner, Luke Blocher from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and Dana World-Patterson, the president of the Human Trafficking Task Force of Greater Milwaukee are also featured. Joanne Williams hosts.

Tiger - Spy in the Jungle

April 6th / 7:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Spycams carried by elephants film India's most charismatic big cat deep inside the Indian jungle, uncovering the hidden wildlife that shares the tiger's realm. This revealing series follows the different stages of a tiger's life from playful cubs, to learning adolescents and ultimately to young hunting adults. (1 of 3)

Secrets of Selfridges

April 6th / 9:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Two words are synonymous with the department store Selfridges: luxury and London. However, Selfridges was the brain child of an American, Mr. Harry Gordon Selfridge. It was Selfridge who coined the phrase "the customer is always right," an expression that has become the mantra of retail stores all over the world. Today, Selfridges remains as much of an attraction as it was when it opened in 1909. This program reveals the grandiose store's hidden stories and delves deep into the mind of its ambitious creator.

Secret Life of Elephants

April 6th / 9:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

The emotional and dramatic lives of elephants in Kenya's Samburu reserve are revealed. A new baby is born, but her first few weeks look set to be the most dangerous of her life. (1 of 3)

Coexsist

April 7th / 11:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

An experiment in government-mandated reconciliation after the Rwandan genocide uncovers stories of people who committed murder and those who survived. Their inspirational stories of forgiveness reveal the challenges former enemies encounter in the face of unimaginable pain.

In Performance at the White House

Women of Soul

April 7th / 9:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

From the East Room of the White House, the President and Mrs. Obama welcome Tessanne Chin, Melissa Etheridge, Aretha Franklin, Ariana Grande, Patti LaBelle, Janelle Monae and Jill Scott, as they perform songs made famous by generations of remarkable women of soul that overcame adversity through the power and passion of their music, from Etta James to Diana Ross to Aretha herself.

Israel: The Royal Tour

April 8th / 10:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Peter Greenberg tour Israel by helicopter, ship, dune buggy and bicycle to explore the country's iconic destinations. From climbing Masada to walking the streets in the Old City of Jerusalem; from the Mediterranean beaches of Tel Aviv to the holy site of Nazareth; from old fishing boats in the Sea of Galilee to the Temple Mount., they explore Israel's rich history. Greenberg and Netanyahu also sit down for a frank discussion on Palestinian statehood and the prospects for a real peace.

Skokie: Invaded But Not Conquered

April 8th / 11:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

The personalities and issues linked to the 1970s neo-Nazi March in Skokie are examined. Archival footage and contemporary interviews reveal how a debate over First Amendment rights inspired Holocaust survivors to become activists, ultimately leading them to share their collective and individual histories and work to create the Illinois Holocaust Museum.

The Dave Clark Five - Glad All Over, A Great Performance Special

April 8th / 7:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Tom Hanks, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Gene Simmons of Kiss, Dionne Warwick, and others share their memories of how the music of the '60's and the Cultural Revolution of 1964 changed their lives forever. The DC5's iconic performances on The Ed Sullivan Show is presented, along with never-before-seen footage from Clark's personal archives together with performances by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Dusty Springfield, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, and others.

Burt Wolf: Taste of Freedom

Easter

April 8th / 9:30 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Of all the holidays and celebrations in the Christian calendar, none is more directly involved with the taste of freedom than Easter. The theme of Easter is liberation--liberation from time, liberation from sin, and liberation from death. Burt Wolf discovers how a rabbit jumped into the moon, learns the intricate egg decorating tradition from Ukraine, inspects the ultimate Easter eggs created for the Czars of Russia, and takes a walk down Fifth Avenue on Easter Sunday.

Your Inner Fish

April 9th / 9:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Based on the best-selling book by Neil Shubin, this series travels from Africa to the Arctic Circle to uncover the 3.5 billion year history of the human body, and how a colorful cast of ancient characters made us who we are today. (1 of 3)

Queen Victoria's Children

A Domestic Tyrant

April 10th / 8:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert shared a passionate marriage, but historians claim behind closed doors their domestic life was a battlefield. Spanning 60 years, this special explores the reign of Victoria through her personal relationships with her husband and her nine children. It is a story of manipulation, conflict, intimidation, emotional blackmail and fevered attempts by her children to escape the clutches of their domineering and needy mother.
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Auction Preview 2014

April 11th / 6:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

This exciting preview features merchandise up for bid as part of MPTV's annual auction, April 25th- May 3rd. Highlights include original artwork, collectibles, antiques, jewelry, vacation & leisure packages, sports equipment, furniture, oriental carpets, and much more. The 2014 MPTV Great TV Auction is "One Sweet Deal"! Learn more at www.greattvauction.com.

The Last Morse

April 11th / 8:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

The stars, creators and members of the supporting cast from "Inspector Morse" tell the story of how an unlikely idea became one of the most acclaimed, loved and popular series on British television and around the world. The Last Morse features interviews with actresses Frances Barber, Cheryl Campbell, Joanna David and Diana Quick; actors Richard Briers, Robert Hardy, and Jim Broadbent. Also interviewed are stars John Thaw ("Morse") and Kevin Whately ("Sergeant Lewis"). The series creators, Colin Dexter and Ted Childs, as well as writers and directors such as Anthony Minghella and John Madden, also comment on the series.

Live From Lincoln Center

Jason Isbell: Moving Forward

April 11th / 9:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Jason Isbell, a native of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and his band are creating a sound that stays true to his roots and cuts close to the bone. In this concert, he gives an impassioned performance, emphasizing his exquisite songwriting and personal story of a bad boy saved by love.

Great Performances at the Met

The Nose

April 13th / 10:00 am / MPTV Digital 36.1

William Kentridge's dazzlingly innovative production of Shostakovich's shocking, unconventional opera about a beleaguered Russian official and his runaway nose stars Tony Award winner Paulo Szot as Kovalyov, a hapless bureaucrat who awakes one morning to discover that his nose has run away. Andrey Popov is the menacing Police Inspector and Alexander Lewis makes his company role debut as Kovalyov's peripatetic nose. Pavel Smelkov conducts.

Shalom Sesame: It's Passover, Grover!

April 13th / 9:30 am / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

It's almost time to celebrate Passover and there is no horseradish to be found. Grover, Anneliese and Avigail put their heads together to track it down, but things get tricky when there is an Oofnik involved!

Codebreakers: Bletchley Park's Lost Heroes

April 13th / 10:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

British engineer Tommy Flowers, and a talented British mathematician Bill Tutte, gave rise to Colossus, the world's first programmable computer. Tutte and a handful of brilliant men, allowed Churchill to 'hack in' to Hitler's own hotline, win the War and usher in the age of computers. Tutte's breathtaking genius was exploited by an amazing array of talent at Bletchley Park (the UK's top secret intelligence base) who then broke into Hitler's own communications network. Using dramatic reconstructions to recreate the daring raid, Cockleshell Heroes brings to life a mission that would come to symbolize the fighting spirit.

The Bletchley Circle

Blood On Their Hands, Part 1

April 13th / 9:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Alice (Hattie Morahan) is in prison awaiting trial for the murder of her former Bletchley Park colleague. Jean, (Julie Graham) believing Alice is covering for someone, begins to reunite the circle to help establish the innocence of one of their own. The investigation leads to a young woman who seems to have had a relationship with the deceased and in whose home they find documents suggesting a military cover-up of a chemical spill. The women use the skills honed at Bletchley Park - and take dangerous chances - to try to exonerate Alice. (1 of 4)

Growing up Green

April 14th / 11:30 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

In Michigan, rural and urban schools are focusing school reform around the environments students inhabit. A look is taken at how this new system is being used as a model for changing environmental and educational outcomes, as well as the way public education is practiced.

Last Days of Anne Boleyn

April 14th / 9:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Anne Boleyn's sudden and violent downfall has captivated and fiercely divided historians, writers and amateur enthusiasts for centuries, thanks to its intoxicating elements of romance, power, sex, religion and political intrigue. This fascinating drama documentary examines the terrific controversy at the heart of her reign as Queen of England from 1533-36.

Water Blues Green Solutions

April 15th / 11:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

America's deteriorating water infrastructure demands repair and expansion. Some communities are testing new solutions. The stories are told, of visionary leaders in four cities-Philadelphia, New York, San Antonio, and Portland-who borrowed strategies from nature to clean and protect water.

Pioneers of Television

Standup to Sitcom

April 15th / 7:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Learn how America's top standup comics made the transition to the sitcom shows like "Seinfeld," "Home Improvement," "Everybody Loves Raymond," and "Roseanne". Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne Barr, Tim Allen, Ray Romano and Bob Newhart are interviewed. (1 of 4)

The Address

April 15th / 8:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Students grappling with an array of learning challenges use the Gettysburg Address as a tool for success. Each student is tasked with memorizing Abraham Lincoln's 10-sentence masterpiece, and at year's end, recite it before their classmates and teachers. This film reveals the history, context and importance of one of the greatest speeches in US history.

Young Lincoln

April 15th / 9:30 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

A look is taken at how the joys and trials of Abraham Lincoln's boyhood years formed his personality, shaped his early political notions, and molded his character. The documentary features several notable historians, who share their insight on this little-known chapter in Lincoln's life and legacy. It focuses on Lincoln's close bonds with his family, and the numerous personal tragedies that he endured during his formative years. His childhood experiences would shape his attitudes, mold his character, and cast a dark shadow of depression that would remain deeply ingrained in him throughout his life.

Emma Toft: One with Nature

April 15th / 9:30 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Explore the work of an environmental pioneer in Wisconsin's Door County. Despite commercial development just down the road, Toft Point near Bailey's Harbor remains, as it was over a thousand years ago. Emma Toft was a lady of the wilderness and was willing to fight for the land and the respect of plants and animals. This is a story of her preservation and perseverance.

Peter Pan from the Milwaukee Ballet

April 18th / 8:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Artistic Director Michael Pink's adaptation of J.M. Barrie's most famous work is performed by the Milwaukee Ballet. This production, taped at the Marcus Center for the Arts in Milwaukee, brings to life Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and many of the notable characters, including a larger than life alligator that crawls along the orchestra pit. (Recorded 2012)

Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time

April 18th / 9:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Peter Coyote narrates Aldo Leopold's life in the early part of the twentieth century and explains how the father of conservationism introduced many land ethic ideas that continue to be applied all over the world today.

The Dust Bowl

The Great Plow Up

April 19th / 10:30 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

The farming boom in the early 20th century transformed the grassland of the southern plains into wheat fields. Once a drought hit in 1931, winds began picking up soil from the open fields and grew into dust storms of biblical proportions. Filmmaker Ken Burns chronicles the Dust Bowl using first person accounts, narration, comments by historians, and restored photographs, footage and music from the period. (1 of 2)

Movie: Easter Parade

April 19th / 7:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

A New York dancer (Fred Astaire) grooms a chorus girl (Judy Garland) to be his new partner, falling in love along the way. (1948 Academy Award for Best Original Music Score and Writers Guild of America Award for Best Written American Musical). Music score by Johnny Green and Roger Edens. Songs and Music by Irving Berlin. Written by Sidney Sheldon, Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett.

The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound

April 19th / 9:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

America's tales about taming the Wild West rarely include women. But in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, more than 100,000 pioneering young women left home to work as waitresses in restaurants located on train platforms along the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. This film explores the lives, experiences, and contributions of the women who worked for the Fred Harvey restaurant empire.

Great Performances at the Met

Tosca

April 20th / 10:00 am / MPTV Digital 36.1

Acclaimed American Soprano Patricia Racette stars in one of opera's greatest roles as the ultimate diva, Floria Tosca, in Luc Bondy's production. French tenor Roberto Alagna sings Tosca's lover, the painter Cavaradossi, and Georgian baritone George Gagnidze is the corrupt, lustful Scarpia. Italian maestro Riccardo Frizza conducts Puccini's sweeping, dramatic tale of murder, lust, and political intrigue.

Jimi Hendrix: American Masters

April 21st / 8:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Considered a pioneering electric guitarist, one of the most influential in the history of popular music, Jimi Hendrix only had four years of mainstream exposure and recognition, but his music and riveting stage presence left an enormous, enduring legacy. Tracing his roots from Seattle to international stardom, this is his definitive story, illustrated by interviews with Hendrix at venues such as the Miami Pop Festival and illuminated with commentary by Paul McCartney, Noel Redding, Billy Cox, Eddie Kramer and others.

Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era In Ocean Stewardship

April 22nd / 10:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

A voyage is taken to coral reefs, seaports and watersheds across the country, where unlikely allies are working together to sustain the sea and our ocean economies.

Olmsted and America's Urban Parks

April 22nd / 11:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

One-hundred and fifty-one years after Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) designed New York City's Central Park with Calvert Vaux, it remains an undisputed haven of tranquility. Kerry Washington narrates the story of the visionary urban planner and his impact on the development of America's first great city parks in the late 19th century.

American Masters

A Fierce Green Fire

April 22nd / 8:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

This first, big-picture exploration of the environmental movement spans fifty years of grassroots and global activism, from conservation to climate change. Inspired by the book of the same name by Philip Shabecoff, this film chronicles the largest movement of the 20th century, bringing together all the major parts of environmentalism and focusing on activism, people fighting to save their homes, their lives, the future - and succeeding against all odds. Narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep.

In Good Company - Wisconsin

April 24th / 7:00 pm / MPTV HD 10.1 and 36.2

Host Robert Smith introduces innovative and successful Wisconsin businesses. He speaks with employees of Orion Energy Systems, Inc. in Manitowoc, to learn how manufacturing and technology jobs positively impact the economy and the community. (1 of 4)

Midsomer Murders

Things That Go Bump in the Night, Part 1

April 24th / 8:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Fletcher's Cross undertaker Patrick Pennyman is found dead in his own chapel of rest with a shocked look on his face. Suspicion points at the local spiritualist church which is heavily controversial in the village. Barnaby (John Nettles) and Scott (John Hopkins) try to uncover the mysteries of the church as well as trying to unmask the brutal killer. This series is based on the novels of Caroline Graham. (1 of 16)

America's Generations with Chuck Underwood Series

April 25th / 9:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Chuck Underwood entertains and enlightens by examining generational dynamics. In each episode, Underwood highlights the unique talents and contributions of Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials to American life. An energetic and captivating storyteller, generational scholar Chuck Underwood "connects the dots," explaining why and how each generation's formative years molded the unique and powerful core values that guide their consumer choices, career decisions, lifestyle preferences, relationships and personal behavior.

Healthful Indian Flavors with Alamelu

Lemon Rice/Eggplant Masala/Lima Beans/Rice Options

April 26th / 2:30 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Culinary instructor and author Alamelu Vairavan prepares delicious dish of Lemon Rice, transforms eggplant into a simple, irresistible dish of Eggplant Masala, and shows how to select the proper rice for rice dishes. (1 of 6)

Climbed Every Mountain with Nicholas Hammond

April 26th / 9:10 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

This award-winning documentary explores the true story behind the famous von Trapp family featured in the blockbuster 1965 movie "The Sound of Music". The program includes rare and unseen footage of the von Trapps in the 1950s, beautiful home movies shot by Nicholas's mother during the shooting of The Sound of Music, and recent interviews with von Trapp family members.

Great Performances at the Met

Falstaff

April 27th / 10:00 am / MPTV Digital 36.1

An undisputed master of Verdi's final comic masterpiece, James Levine conducts Robert Carsen's acclaimed production, the first new Met Falstaff since 1964. Ambrogio Maestri sings the iconic basso buffo role of Sir John Falstaff, the boorish, blustery character in Shakespeare's Henry IV and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Angela Meade is Alice Ford, one of many objects of Falstaff's affection, and Stephanie Blythe is Mistress Quickly in a cast that also includes Lisette Oropesa as Nannetta, Jennifer Johnson Cano as Meg Page, Paolo Fanale in his Met debut as Fenton, and Franco Vassallo as Ford.

Great Performances

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty

April 27th / 2:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Choreographer Matthew Bourne's "Sleeping Beauty" set to the music of Tchaikovsky, beautifully brings to life the timeless fairy tale about a princess cursed to sleep for a hundred years. In this highly theatrical production, Bourne sets the story when fairies, vampires and decadent opulence fed the gothic imagination. As the heroine Aurora (Hannah Vassallo) matures into a young woman, the period shifts to the confines of the Edwardian era. Decades later, awakening from her century-long slumber, Aurora finds herself in the modern day -- a world she finds more mysterious and wonderful than any fairy tale. Brett Morris conducts. Also starring: Leo (Dominic North), Count Lilac (Christopher Marney), Carabosse/Caradoc (Adam Maskell), King Benedict (Edwin Ray), Queen Eleanor (Kerry Biggin), Miss Maddox (Daisy May Kemp).

Rhythm Abroad

Tahiti, French Polynesia

April 27th / 6:30 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

Brittany Pierce visits sun-kissed beaches, lush green rainforests, and Tahitian drummers. Unlike the slower paced Hawaiian hula, Tahitian dance is known for its fast hip shaking. Brittany gets an inside view into typical Tahitian life as she moves her hips with the locals at a community fundraiser. Away from the drums, Brittany cools off as she takes to the crystal blue waters for an exciting day of swimming with stingrays and sharks. (1 of 4)

Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle - A Voces Special Presentation

April 29th / 9:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

The life and controversial fatal shooting of Ruben Salazar, a prominent Civil Rights era journalist is chronicled. Killed by a Sheriff's deputy in 1970, the film investigates the myths that were constructed to suit political agendas, and reveals never-before-seen original photos, film and other documents that were released in 2012 by the sheriff and the county of Los Angeles.

Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle - A Voces Special Presentation

April 29th / 9:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

The life and controversial fatal shooting of Ruben Salazar, a prominent Civil Rights era journalist is chronicled. Killed by a Sheriff's deputy in 1970, the film investigates the myths that were constructed to suit political agendas, and reveals never-before-seen original photos, film and other documents that were released in 2012 by the sheriff and the county of Los Angeles.

Nazi Mega Weapons

Super Tanks

April 30th / 9:00 pm / MPTV Digital 36.1

The Nazis believed the path to ultimate victory was to out-build and out-engineer their enemies. To them, bigger definitely meant better, and better meant more lethal. As Hitler's grip on Europe tightened, he ordered men like Wernher von Braun, Ferdinand Porsche and Alfried Krupp to build increasingly outlandish machines and structures to realize his master plan. This episode uncovers the engineering secrets super tanks, telling the stories of the evil geniuses that designed them and reveals how these structures sparked a technological revolution that changed warfare. (4 of 6)