Mon, 08/19/2013 - 7:00pm

CARRIER, a 10-part series filmed aboard the USS Nimitz, is a character-driven immersion in the high- stakes world of a nuclear aircraft carrier. The episodes follow a core group of characters as they navigate their jobs, families, faith, patriotism, love, the rites of passage and the war on terror.

Wed, 08/14/2013 - 4:00pm

What happens to nature after a nuclear accident? And how does wildlife deal with the world it inherits after human inhabitants have fled? The historic nuclear accident at Chernobyl is now 25 years old. Filmmakers and scientists set out to document the lives of the packs of wolves and other wildlife thriving in the “dead zone” that still surrounds the remains of the reactor.

World Special
Fri, 08/09/2013 - 7:00pm

Featuring unexpected turns and transcendent performances, ROCK PROPHECIES goes behind the ropes and beyond the green rooms to view rock ’n’ roll through the eyes of prolific photographer Robert M. Knight. He launched his 40-year career in 1968 with a line-up of now-legendary guitar heroes — Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin — as his first subjects, and went on to capture images of some of the greatest figures in rock ’n’ roll history. 

World Special
Thu, 08/08/2013 - 11:00am

EVEREST: A CLIMB FOR PEACE chronicles the journey of nine "peace climbers" from different faiths and cultures as they attempt to summit the tallest mountain in the world. Actor Orlando Bloom, also a United Nations Ambassador for UNICEF, narrates. Filmed on location in Nepal, Tibet, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, U.A.E. and the United States, the documentary focuses on Palestinian Ali Bushnaq and Israelis Dudu Yifrah and Micha Yaniv.

Wed, 08/07/2013 - 4:00pm

Leopards are the ultimate cats. They are the most feline, the most intelligent, the most dangerous and, until recently, one of the least understood. They hunt from South Africa to Siberia, from Arabia to Sri Lanka, and are the most widespread predator of their size on land.

Survival: Lives In The Balance
Tue, 08/06/2013 - 7:00pm

Millions of people in the developing world, mostly children, die each year from treatable and preventable diseases. Slowly, that is beginning to change as economic growth lifts hundreds of millions of people out of extreme poverty and the circumstances known to perpetuate disease. SURVIVAL: LIVES IN THE BALANCE is a landmark documentary series about global health.

World Special
Mon, 08/05/2013 - 11:30am

DREAMERS THEATER follows a group of teens and young adults with a variety of developmental disabilities as they rehearse and stage an original musical that dramatizes the issues they face. The uplifting performance documentary intercuts real-life stories together with similar scenes from the play, as individuals with autism spectrum disorder, Down's Syndrome, Aspergers Syndrome and other high-functioning disorders or differences navigate the challenges of employment, transportation woes, housing, relationships and more.

Secrets of the Dead
Sun, 08/04/2013 - 11:00am

This historical documentary takes a look at the Japanese developments during World War in the field of submarine technology, sharing their plans for the landmark I-401 aircraft carrier submarine with the US only after coming perilously close to handing it over to Soviet powers. ~ Cammila Collar

World Special
Sat, 08/03/2013 - 2:00pm

Using dramatic recreations and CGI, the program brings the May 20, 1883, eruption to life. The eruption reduced the island of Krakatoa to a third of its former size and sent waves that reportedly topped 100 feet high crashing onto Asian shores, killing 36,000. Portions of the program tie the resulting tsunami destruction to the December 26, 2004, tsunami.

World Special
Fri, 08/02/2013 - 8:30pm

Captures the remarkable, two-year, 25,000-mile attempt to retrace Marco Polo's legendary trek from Venice, Italy to China. This illuminating epic follows two friends from Queens, New York — one photographer and one visual artist and ex-Marine — as they complete the journey by land and by sea, a feat in which all others have fallen short. 

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