At the age of 41, Marika Meeks of Scottsdale seemingly had it all, but her fate soon changed when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After fighting the disease she felt she could not move on with her life until she adopted a 7-month-old pitbull named Stella. She’s written a book about her experience, “Incredibull Stella: How the Love of a Pit Bull Rescued a Family,” and she talks about that on Arizona Horizon.
Jane Austen was chronically ill with a mysterious disease in early 1817, when she turned her thoughts to a happier subject. She started work on a witty and delightful novel set in a seaside town. She never finished it. Now, noted screenwriter Andrew Davies picks up Austen’s plot and takes it in a glorious and satisfying direction.
"Nova" explores new discoveries and how we have come this far on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on Arizona PBS.