Stories for April 9, 2012
AMERICA REVEALED takes viewers on a four-hour journey high above the American landscape to reveal the country as never seen before. Technology expert and communications attorney Yul Kwon (winner of “Survivor: Cook Islands”) hosts this exciting new PBS series that travels through time, space and systems to reveal a nation of interdependent and intricately interwoven networks that feed and power the nation, produce millions of goods, transport people great distances and still come together to make America work. In the first episode, meet the men and women who keep us fed — everyone from industrial to urban farmers, crop-dusting pilots to long-distance bee truckers, modern-day cowboys to the pizza deliveryman.
She was the Pride of the British Empire and a leading example of state-of-the art engineering in a time of groundbreaking scientific and technological innovations on a global scale. Yet the RMS Titanic sank less than three hours after striking an iceberg on April 14, 1912. Based upon eyewitness accounts, this is the remarkable story of nine central characters from the engineering crew as they work among the huge, coal-fired furnaces heating the boilers and massive dynamos whirring to satisfy the ship’s demand for electricity. Most of these men died but their brave actions saved many lives.
San Diego County will build a park to honor two boys who were killed by a sex predator 19 years ago.
San Diego schools may have to pull $1.3 million from reserves to cover an ongoing program that provides services to low-income families.
A new program will try to boost physical activity through written prescriptions for walking.