Sorry this is coming so late - but this is exactly the sort of thing anyone reading this blog should see... tonight!
From the channelcanada website:
"Nostradamus: The Truth"Sun., Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PTThis one-hour special tells the true story of Nostradamus, uncovering the myths and speculations that surrounded the life of this legendary figure. He battled against anti-Semitism and the Inquisition to become the confidante of some of the most powerful and dangerous figures of his time. Nostradamus was a man who tried to ignore his "visions" but, forced by poverty and prejudice, he decided to capitalize on them. It was this fateful decision that would bring him into conflict with the establishment, as well as a poisonous rival who would stalk him throughout his life. In the end, the rise and fall of dynasties would rest on his words.
Doomsday 2012: End of DaysSun., Nov. 18 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PTThere are various prophecies and oracles from around the world that seem to point to December 21, 2012 as Doomsday. The ancient Mayan Calendar, the medieval predictions of Merlin, the Book of Revelation and the Chinese oracle of the I Ching all forecast this specific date as the end of civilization. A new technology called "The Web-Bot Project" undertakes massive scans of the Internet as a means of predicting the future... and this new technology has turned up the same dreaded date: 2012. Skeptics point to a long history of "failed Doomsdays," but many oracles of doom throughout history have a disturbingly accurate track record. As the year 2012 ticks ever closer, this one-hour special speculates whether there are credible reasons to believe these doomsayers.