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The Roots of Fashion Icons

Finding Your Roots

A look at the ancestral histories of fashion icons, Diane Von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez, and RuPaul Charles.

Sunday 8pm FINDING YOUR ROOTS Fashion’s Roots - History/Culture - Designers Diane von Fürstenberg and Narciso Rodriguez and actor RuPaul Charles learn about their ancestors.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. steps into the world of fashion and meets three icons of style — Diane Von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez, and RuPaul Charles — introducing ancestors who were just as audacious as they are.

9pm WWII MEGA WEAPONS: The Tunnels of OkinawaHistory /Science - Learn why Imperial Japan built a network of defensive lines, bunkers and fortifications across the island of Okinawa.

The tide of war in the Pacific has now fully turned against the Imperial Japanese forces. In a fierce and brutal island hopping campaign, the Americans are winning battle after battle, rapidly gaining ground in their ultimate goal of invading mainland Japan. However, the Japanese decide that the island of Okinawa will be their last bastion of defense.

10pm NOVA- Can We Cool The Planet? Science - As global temperatures rise, scientists look to geo-engineering solutions, from planting trees to sucking carbon out of the air, as a means to cool the planet.

As global temperatures continue to rise, scientists are wondering if we need solutions that go beyond reducing emissions. From sucking carbon straight out of the air, to geoengineering our atmosphere to physically block out sunlight, to planting more than a trillion trees, the options may seem futuristic or tough to implement. But as time runs out on conventional solutions to climate change, scientists are asking the hard questions: Can new, sometimes controversial, solutions really work? And at what cost?