The Smithsonian Channel has part one of Wonders of Burma at 8:00 and part two at 9:00. Currently known as Myanmar, before that as Burma and before it was a country, it was a patchwork of kingdoms and dynasties. The show explores the myths and monuments that united kings and peasants and created the Burmese culture that still exists today.
Today’s Arab nations are, for the most part, the result of the division of the lands by the victors of World War I. Al Jazeera America has the premiere of three part doc series, World War I Through Arab Eyes, at 7:00 PT/10:00 ET. A look at Arab involvement in the Great War and the war’s legacy in the Middle East.