Friday, 18 July 2014 14:52

Dick Cavett's Watergate

Friday, August 8 at 10 p.m.

From 1972 to 1974, the Watergate scandal was frequently a part of "The Dick Cavett Show."  In fact, Cavett was at the forefront of national TV coverage, interviewing nearly every major Watergate figure as the crisis unfolded.  With exclusive access to the archive of the show, document the scandal in the words of the people who lived it. 

Published in Programming Highlights
Friday, 18 July 2014 14:44

The Life of Muhammad

Tuesday, August 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Chart the extraordinary story of a man who, in a little more than 20 years, changed the world.  In a journey both literal and historical, host Rageh Omaar travels to the place of Muhammad's birth to retrace the footsteps of the prophet, from his humble beginnings in Mecca to his struggles with accepting his prophetic role. 

Published in Programming Highlights
Monday, 23 June 2014 19:08

Emperor Hirohito

Friday, August 8 at 9:30 p.m.

At the end of World War II, Japan was under American control.  The trial for war crimes of Emperor Hirohito was widely anticipated, but it never took place.  This film sets out to explore why and to ask whether the Emperor escaped his responsibility. 

Published in Programming Highlights

As the summer peaks in Western New York, the Erie County Fair becomes the talk of the town. For 12 days every August, the fairgrounds in Hamburg draw over a million visitors to their exhibition halls, animal barns, commercial displays, midway and entertainment arenas.

Published in Programming Highlights
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 13:34

HSBC Water Programme

 

 

HSBC Water Programme - companion to "If Our Water Could Talk"

For HSBC, being sustainable means managing our business across the world for the long term. That means achieving sustainable profits for our shareholders, building long-lasting relationships with customers, valuing our highly committed employees, respecting environmental limits and investing in communities.

Protecting and preserving the environment is a key focus of our philanthropic and volunteer efforts. We are committed to finding ways to mitigate the effects of climate change, reduce our impact on the environment and make our communities healthier places to live. We support varied initiatives and organizations that focus on environmental policy development, public awareness and education, and scientific research to improve the sustainability and resilience of eco-systems. 

Water is critical to eco-systems, and water is a huge and growing global challenge. It is essential to all human activity and a fundamental driver of socio-economic growth but, as a resource, it is under strain from population growth, development and climate change. It is because water is vital to building healthy communities and developing national economies that HSBC has chosen to invest its time and resources in the HSBC Water Programme. Launched in 2012 and backed by an investment of US$100 million over five years, the HSBC Water Programme is a partnership with three NGOs – WWF (World Wildlife Fund), WaterAid and Earthwatch. The programme will benefit communities in need and provide information for more efficient management of vital freshwater resources. To learn more, visit thewaterhub.org.

 

Published in Water Talk
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