Learning at Home with Mountain Lake PBS
In the classroom or learning-at-home, Mountain Lake PBS is here for you for this very different school year. Our Learning at Home block of programs runs each weekday from 12-3 PM.
In the 1930s, William Randolph Hearst’s media empire included 28 newspapers, a movie studio, a syndicated wire service, radio stations and 13 magazines. Nearly one in four American families read a Hearst publication. Perhaps best known as the inspiration for Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane and his lavish castle in San Simeon, Hearst died in 1951 at the age of 88, having transformed the media’s role in American life and politics.
Arts of the Monsoon, commissioned by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, takes viewers on a journey into a unique corner of the world, the lands bordering the Indian Ocean, as it explores the connections between Zanzibar and Oman through the eyes of musicians, artists, and cultural experts.
From lobster claws and dog teeth to bee stings and snake fangs, every creature depends on a weapon. But some are armed to extremes that make no practical sense. NOVA investigates the riddle of outsize weaponry and uncovers a bold new theory about what triggers an animal arms race.
Native America explores the world created by America’s First Peoples. The four part series reaches back 15,000 years to reveal massive cities aligned to the stars, unique systems of science and spirituality, and 100 million people connected by social networks spanning two continents.
January, 1547. The King of England's fetid, 400-pound frame lies on his deathbed, his nation left as rotten and broken as his body. Once Europe's most promising and enlightened prince, he squandered Britain's riches on futile wars, tore apart the centuries-old religious certainties of his people, and threw off the shackles of papal authority.