On Monday, August 18, PBS KIDS premieres “Classic in the Jurassic,” an all-new one hour special from The Jim Henson Company’s hit series DINOSAUR TRAIN.

Families join favorite DINOSAUR TRAIN characters as they go for the gold in an all new one-hour special airing August 18 and available on DVD August 26; the fun continues throughout the week with all-new episodes

For more info visit PBS KIDS.

Dinosaur Train airs Monday through Friday at 9: 30 am on WPBT2.

 

“In reporting this documentary and tracing the history of our involvement in Iraq, it’s become clear that the crisis that’s unfolding right now isn’t the result of just one or two big decisions,” says veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk. “It’s the tragic accumulation of many mistakes and miscalculations. You see them stack up — and you see how, from the very start, nearly every step of the way, we made fateful decisions.”

In Losing Iraq, FRONTLINE reveals the key political stories behind the Iraq war’s defining moments: from the toppling of the statue of Saddam Hussein, to Fallujah and Abu Ghraib, to the U.S. role in creating Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s government and then trying to restrain it, and to the Sunni tribal leaders and the violent rise of the radical jihadist group, ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria).

FRONTLINE Announces July 29 Special on the Chaos in Iraq.

At 10 pm on WPBT2.

More info. Watch the preview here

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Jaw-Dropping Waterfalls Worth Chasing

Planet Earth has countless jaw-dropping landscapes, but of all its stunning scenery, waterfalls are the most impressive.

Tonight | Biggest Fish in the Sea

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Watch the full episode here .

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 Don’t miss the opportunity to talk with experts and producers on Wednesday, July 23 at Nova Southeastern University.

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Freddie and Stuart invite Ash and his new girlfriend, Chloe, to dinner. Infrequent acting work has been getting Freddie down, but things are looking up for Ash, who has fallen in love with the perfect woman. Or is she? As the evening progresses, Chloe’s habits stop seeming so sweet and tensions mount over dinner. Violet, meanwhile, is having difficulty with her lover in Buenos Aires.

VICIOUS: Episode 5

Sunday, July 27, 2014, 10:30-11:00 p.m. ET on WPBT2

The Gig, WPBT2’s Spotlight for Local Music

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WPBT2’s online series The Gig offers local musicians in South Florida a spotlight to show their work, expand their audience and attract more fans. 

More at The Gig, an original production of WPBT2.  

Joy and Mark travel to Borneo to explore the reproduction challenges of our close cousin — the orangutan. The largest tree dwellers on the planet, orangutans mate, give birth and raise their young high in the jungle canopy. At an orangutan sanctuary in the rainforest, Mark and Joy come face-to-face with a super-male and uncover the latest scientific theories about how these kings exert their power over other males and seduce females in their territory. Joy witnesses the sneaky tactics that the females use to take control of mating and Mark finds out how males fight back. The lengthy period dedicated to raising one child is critical to the success of orangutans and all the other great apes — including us.
SEX IN THE WILD: Orangutans

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET on WPBT2. 

Joy and Mark travel to Borneo to explore the reproduction challenges of our close cousin — the orangutan. The largest tree dwellers on the planet, orangutans mate, give birth and raise their young high in the jungle canopy. At an orangutan sanctuary in the rainforest, Mark and Joy come face-to-face with a super-male and uncover the latest scientific theories about how these kings exert their power over other males and seduce females in their territory. Joy witnesses the sneaky tactics that the females use to take control of mating and Mark finds out how males fight back. The lengthy period dedicated to raising one child is critical to the success of orangutans and all the other great apes — including us.

SEX IN THE WILD: Orangutans

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET on WPBT2

Celia reluctantly introduces Alan to her sister, Muriel. Caroline is stunned to learn that Kate is pregnant and receives a further blow from John when he delivers news. A drunk Gillian shares a sinister secret with Caroline.

Sunday, July 27 at 8 pm on WPBT2.

Adapted by Mark Gatiss (“Sherlock”), “The Big Four” plunges Poirot into a world of global espionage, set against the backdrop of the impending WWII. The public is in a panic after the shocking death of a Russian chess grandmaster, and Poirot must navigate international figures and intrigue to identify the culprit, with the help of old friends Captain Hastings, Inspector Japp and Miss Lemon.

MASTERPIECE: MYSTERY! “Poirot, Season 12: The Big Four”

Sunday, July 27, 2014, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET on WPBT2.

Adapted by Mark Gatiss (“Sherlock”), “The Big Four” plunges Poirot into a world of global espionage, set against the backdrop of the impending WWII. The public is in a panic after the shocking death of a Russian chess grandmaster, and Poirot must navigate international figures and intrigue to identify the culprit, with the help of old friends Captain Hastings, Inspector Japp and Miss Lemon.

MASTERPIECE: MYSTERY! “Poirot, Season 12: The Big Four”

Sunday, July 27, 2014, 9:00-10:30 p.m. ET on WPBT2.

"Don’t Mistake my kindness for weakness. I am kind to everyone, but when someone is unkind to me, weak is not what you are going to remember about me!"

-Al Capone, American Gangster

 Learn about Al Capone and other gangsters on Gangster Night tonight! We’ll be starting with a special on Al Capone at 7:00 p.m., then look into the mysterious death of Jimmy Hoffa on History Detectives: Special Investigations. You’re not going to want to miss this!

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In his time, Mark Twain was considered the funniest man on earth. Yet he was also an unflinching critic of human nature, using his humor to attack hypocrisy, greed and racism. 
In this two-part documentary, Ken Burns creates an illuminating portrait of one of the greatest writers in American history. 
Narrated by Keith David.
MARK TWAIN
Tuesdays, July 29-August 5, 2014, 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET on WPBT2.

In his time, Mark Twain was considered the funniest man on earth. Yet he was also an unflinching critic of human nature, using his humor to attack hypocrisy, greed and racism.

In this two-part documentary, Ken Burns creates an illuminating portrait of one of the greatest writers in American history.

Narrated by Keith David.

MARK TWAIN

Tuesdays, July 29-August 5, 2014, 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET on WPBT2.

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15 PHOTOS OF ERNEST HEMINGWAY BEING THE ULTIMATE ALPHA MALE

Ernest Hemingway was born on this day in 1899 — if he were alive, it’d be his 115th birthday. To celebrate, we’ve wrangled up 15 photos that best illustrate his adventuresome spirit.

(Art from: Aleksandr Petrov)

This is the incredible story of Chantek, the orangutan raised as a human child on an American university campus during the 70s and 80s. Chantek was taught to speak in sign language. Although he describes himself as an “orangutan person,” he now lives among his own kind at Zoo Atlanta. 

MY WILD AFFAIR: The Ape Who Went to College

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET on WPBT2.

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TOREZ, UKRAINE - JULY 21: Alexander Hug (R), Deputy Chief Monitor of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, visits a train containing the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash on July 21, 2014 in Torez, Ukraine. Together with Dutch inspectors, the storage conditions were declared acceptable, though it is still unclear where or when the train will be moved. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed killing all 298 on board including 80 children. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack. All photos by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

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Hash recipes offer leniency when it comes to ingredients and a savory flavor. Try pbs-food's corn and chorizo hash for a filling breakfast idea.

Get the recipe.