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Enhanced TV

PBS Wonders of the African World on Enhanced TVWhen the PBS series "Wonders of the African World with Henry Louis Gates, Jr." premieres in late October, it will include several enhanced components designed to demonstrate PBS's new digital model and, ultimately, maximize the programming experience. Produced by PBS in association with Henry Louis Gates Jr., the interactive features will include:

  • PBS Online Web site
  • PBS Online Web site for broadband users (with optimized video and audio)
  • Web markers with embedded WebTV links during the broadcast of the program
  • Enhanced digital content package with exclusive video for digital television viewers

More programs with increasingly complex enhancements are planned for 2000.

For more information about PBS Enhanced Television, make sure to check out the PBS Digital TV Web site at www.pbs.org/digitaltv

It features news about PBS's and member stations' digital ventures, a visually dynamic explanation of the way digital television works, as well as a current schedule of digital presentations on PBS, and links to stations and related web sites.

Broadcast Schedule

PBS plans an additional national broadcast of "Wonders of the African World with Henry Louis Gates, Jr." January 27-March 2, 2000. Check your local listings for details. The original broadcast was as follows:

"Black Kingdoms of the Nile" - 10/25/99, 9:00 p.m. ET
"The Swahili Coast" - 10/25/99, 10:00 p.m ET
"The Slave Kingdoms" - 10/26, 9:00 p.m. ET
"The Holy Land" - 10/26/99, 10:00 p.m ET
"The Road to Timbuktu" - 10/27/99, 9:00 p.m. ET
"Lost Cities of the South" - 10/27/99, 10:00 p.m. ET