Producer: Off The Fence
Rights: 6 Releases, 2/1/16 to 1/31/18
3 x 60
Enjoy the astonishing views of real architectural masterpieces, the castles of Europe and England. See how the wars of France and England shaped these remarkable structures.
How do you build a castle? How were machines and men organized to create such colossal fortifications?
Using CGI and dramatic reconstructions, this is the story of the architectural vision behind the building of the great Medieval Castles of Europe, and unearths the human story of those who labored to build them.
101 – Masters & Masons: Meet the Castle Builders – the masons and laborers who did the hard work; the geniuses of design and structural engineering who imagined these mediaeval mega-structures; and the kings and barons who commissioned them. This episode outlines how the history of the Middle Ages – Wars in France and England, the Inquisition and the Reformation, required and shaped these monuments in stone, and how the castles changed the course of that history.
102 – Siege & Storm: This is the story of castles under attack. The Medieval journey from bows and arrows to gunpowder, with developments like trebuchet and cannon, meant engineers were always making advancements in defense construction. By the late Middle Ages, the military importance of castles was decreasing, as artillery power became unstoppable. The castle builders had created structures that waere amazingly effective even in this new age of shock and awe.
103 – Dreams & Decorations: Increasingly the role of castles changed from being military fortresses to becoming places of symbolism and fantasy. This episode visits the elegant 15th-century apartment block that is Burg Eltz, the Disney-esque chateaux of the Loire in France, and concludes with the 19th Century Gothic Revival reconstruction of Cardiff Castle.
Feed date/Time: 3/60s beginning 1/27/16 @ 0900-1000ET1HD04 Castle Builders
Memory Rescue with Daniel Amen, MD
“One of the most exciting lessons I’ve learned from looking at all our scans is that your brain does not have to deteriorate. With the right plan, you can slow or even reverse the aging process.” – Dr. Daniel Amen
In this program, award-winning psychiatrist, neuroscientist and 10-time New York Times bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen will show you how to supercharge your memory and remember what matters most to you.
In Memory Rescue with Daniel Amen, MD, we’re going to talk about how you can improve your memory and even rescue it if you think it’s headed for trouble. This very simple idea to strengthen your memory is based on treating the 11 major risk factors that destroy your brain. Most of these risk factors are either preventable or treatable.
I’ll Have It My Way with Hattie Bryant
“The medicalization of American life from birth to death is killing our souls.”
– Hattie Bryant
As much as we all want to believe we can live forever, we all know deep down that it simply can’t be true.
From this program viewers learn that there are things each of us can do to live fully, all the way to the end. Anyone who is willing to take four simple steps now, while healthy, can minimize if not avoid entirely, the pain, suffering, confusion and disagreements that can arise when end-of-life healthcare wishes are not clearly spelled out.
Americans need this information because 70% say they want to die peacefully surrounded by friends and family … while actually 70% are dying in institutions surrounded by strangers.
Few people choose to contemplate critical illness or the inevitability of death until their time comes. Because possibilities are rarely discussed, many people are unprepared or unable to make critical end-of-life decisions and spend their last days in over-medicalized and unnecessarily painful and protracted situations.
Breaking through the taboo of discussing death, Hattie Bryant shows that we have choices.