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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 9:00pm
NOVA: Operation Lighthouse Rescue

Engineers strive to save Gay Head Lighthouse, an historic landmark on Martha's Vineyard that is threatened by the persistent erosion of the cliffs upon which it rests.

Friday, May 6, 2016 at 9:00pm
Jazz: Dedicated to Chaos (1940-1945)

Dedicated to Chaos” (Part 7 of 10) covers the years 1940-45, when Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie burst onto the jazz scene with their “new way of playing.” Meanwhile, Duke Ellington had found a new collaborator, Billy Strayhorn. And swing endured; its hits, says narrator Keith David, became “the anthems of wartime America.” And around the world? “Jazz,” says Dave Brubeck, “is accepted as the music of freedom.”