The community of Hopkinsville came together to support thousands coming to view 2017's Great American Eclipse; learn more about the science courtesy of the Franklin drive-in and the scientists and eclipse enthusiasts who came to Simpson County to view it; Doug and the Kentucky Horse Park celebrate the birthday of Man o'War as 2017 is the 100th anniversary of his birth; and before European settlement, native peoples made extensive use of Mammoth Cave.
Once upon a time, knighthood was serious business, and for countless medieval fighters, their armor was what stood between life and death. NOVA challenged a blacksmith and master armorer to recreate parts of an elite armor. We trace their journey as they rediscover centuries-old metalworking secrets, then put their new armor to the ultimate test against a period musket.
Connections with Renee Shaw
Renee's guest is U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. Sec. Chao discusses topics in the transportation sector, including the prospect of self-driving car technology, the agency's involvement in the disaster relief effort for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and other issues. The wide-ranging interview also touches on Sec. Chao's views on immigration and the relationship between her husband, Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and President Donald Trump.