The Disconnect: For consumers, bananas are a delicious and nutritious start to the day, a healthy snack and a fixture in our fruit bowls. For millions of residents in the banana lands, the production of bananas means social upheaval, violence and pesticide poisoning. Banana Land explores the origins of these disparate realities, and opens […]
Although it might have seemed like a good idea to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil — one of the most soccer-obsessed countries in the world — massive social unrest has taken the country by storm in the lead-up to the tournament.
The Brazilian government is spending an estimated $14 billion on […]
BBC Panorama takes a look at claims by the sports industry that their products can make you thinner, stronger, jump higher, run faster, recover sooner and make you feel better. They investigate overpriced supplements, thick-soled running shoes, and sugary sports drinks to see if these products live up to their marketed potential. Billions and […]
Human Weapon was a weekly television show on The History Channel that premiered on July 20, 2007. The hosts, Jason Chambers and Bill Duff, travel across the world studying the unique martial arts, or styles of fighting, that have origins in the region.
The movie that brought Arnold Schwarzenegger to fame.
Every year thousands of athletes from across the globe flock to Boston to run the cityÕs marathon, known worldwide as the ultimate test of stamina and endurance. But how do you run 26 miles if you have trouble making it around the block? With good coaching, discipline, and lots of group support, as NOVA […]
Investigative reporter Andrew Jennings investigates corruption within FIFA.