Race, class, culture - the draft in the 1960s and 1970s was a lightning rod that lit up every schism in American society. But ending the draft has produced unintended consequences, creating a citizenry completely disconnected from that of the soldiers who experience the burden of endless wars. Featuring interviews with the people who fought the draft, supported it and lived its realities, THE DRAFT tells the story of how a single, controversial issue continues to define a nation. Part of PBS Stories of Service.
During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, North Vietnamese forces closed in on Saigon as South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. With the clock ticking and the city under fire, an unlikely group of heroes took matters into their own hands. Directed and produced by Rory Kennedy.
This is the true story of a family of Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys living in the highest forests in the world. Only recently discovered, snub-nosed monkeys are hauntingly beautiful primates, gentler than others of their kind. Elfin-like, they seem both childlike and wise beyond their years. The family is led by a formidable fighter and his fighting force who guard a troop of 8-10 families. The survival of this unique monkey society, formed in response to the hardships of the Himalayas, depends on strong defensive strategies and the cooperation and interdependence of them all.Additional Broadcast Times: Sunday, May 3 at 12:30 pm EDT
In the second hour, couples take the floor in the International Standard division, full of flowing ball gowns and graceful waltzes, and then the sizzling International Latin style, with its suggestive costumes and seductive steps.Additional Broadcast Times: Saturday, May 2 at 2:00 am EDT
The third season of the popular series, which stars Jeremy Piven as the flamboyant American entrepreneur who founded the famous Selfridge's department store, picks up the story in 1919. The acclaimed cast includes Aisling Loftus, Katherine Kelly, Gregory Fitoussi, Amanda Abbington and Tom Goodman-Hill. Gordon's debut as store deputy skirts scandal. Kitty confronts her attackers. Doris wrestles with a dilemma, then takes a tragic step.
Anne gives birth to a baby girl, failing to produce Henry's longed-for male heir. Cromwell demands the nobility and church swear an oath acknowledging Anne as lawful queen, but will Thomas More agree?
In the first hour, the six finalists in the American Smooth and American Rhythm divisions compete as a group, performing the standard dances in their respective categories, with judges scoring their performances. Then each couple performs a "Showdance" solo.