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Review: Nova’s Death ‘Dive to Saturn’

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If you want to get up close and personal to the planet Saturn, you can’t get any closer than the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft, which meets its end this week on a final decent into the planet’s atmosphere.  PBS’ Nova explores this pioneering probe in Death Dive to Saturn, premiering September 13, 9 pm. Eastern (check local listings).

Death Dive explores the mysteries of the rings of Saturn and unlocks the secrets of what may lie below the planet’s gaseous surface.  The probe will dive into Saturn’s atmosphere on Friday, September 15, on its likely final mission. Meanwhile, Nova will explore the twenty-year journey of Cassini, and the thirteen years it has been exploring Saturn.

Saturn in Red

-Written collaboratively by Anthony DiFato and Edward Gregory with input from Anthony DiCostanzo.  Photo courtesy of NASA.

Life-Wire Podcast: Joe’s Violin on PBS

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Joe’s Violin, the story of how a Holocaust survivor donated a violin to a Bronx school.

My heart was touched.  I liked it because he donated that violin from his heart.  When they met, I wanted to cry.  She played the violin very nicely and Joe was proud of her.  I would be too.

Joe’s Violin premieres on PBS’ POV, Monday, July 24, 2017, 10:00, check local listing.

-Review by Joseph Padalino with Edward Gregory. Photo by Frank Faretra.

For more about this film visit Joe’s Violin online.

To learn more about the premiere of Joe’s Violin on POV on PBS, visit the POV Website.

 

Our Goals for 2017

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The Life-Wire News Crew is setting their sights on the new year with fresh goals and aspirations.

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“I want to teach people French, singing in French. And I want to learn to cook pasta.” -Sunnurha Vertus
Photo by Harry Rodriguez for Life-Wire News Service.

 

difato-by-kefalinos-1-13-17“I want to write my own mysteries.” -Anthony DiFato.
Photo by Anthony Kefalinos for Life-Wire News Service.

 

anthony-k-by-a-difato“I’d like to go to Coney Island during the summertime and take pictures of people on the beach, or at the Aquarium.” -Anthony Kefalinos.
Photo by Anthony DiFato for Life-Wire News Service.

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“I want to cover a New York Giants game or a concert.” -Meredith Arout.
Photo by Yoni Chernok for Life-Wire News Service.

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“I want to take pictures of the Army.” -Yoni Chernok.
Photo by Sannurha Vertus for Life-Wire News Service.

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“I want to improve my interview skills.” -Joseph Padalino.
Photo by Salvatore DiBenedetto for Life-Wire News Service.

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“I want to write poetry about people I know.” -Salvatore DiBenedetto.
Photo by Joseph Padalino for Life-Wire News Service.

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“I want to learn how to fix a computer.” -Gregory Perosi.
Photo by Joseph Trischitti for Life-Wire News Service.

dolores-by-j-jones-1-4-2017“I want to be healthy.” -Dolores Palermo.
Photo by Joseph Jones for Life-Wire News Service.