Thursday: Motive, Museum Secrets, Nature of Things, Doc Zone

Motive, CTV

Museum Secrets, History – “Israel Museum, Jerusalem”
isited by a million people every year, the Israel Museum features the most extensive collection of biblical and Holy Land archeology in the world. In this episode, we investigate a heel bone with a nail through it that has the power to change the accepted image of Christ’s crucifixion. We open a vault that contains an ancient coin, revealing how a Jewish rebel nearly defeated the mighty Roman Empire. We search for the villainous King Herod, then descend into the tomb of the Virgin Mary to discover why it contains a sacred Muslim symbol. We uncover a secret kept for centuries by the citizens of a seaside Jewish town. And finally, we discover what an ancient amulet has in common with a science fiction character known as Mr. Spock.

The Nature of Things, CBC – “Million Dollar Caribou”
Through its beautiful and elusive Canadian icon – the woodland caribou – and their passionate advocates Million Dollar Caribou will reveal that even in the 21st century the conservation of natural spaces and the species that live there is much contested territory; mired in controversy, drama and debate.

Doc Zone, CBC – “Dog Dazed”
Dog Dazed looks at the considerable environmental and social impact of dogs, while still celebrating their delightful dogginess.