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World Special
Sun, 05/26/2013 - 6:00pm
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Narrated by Tom Brokaw, this is the epic World War II story of 23 young Marines in the Central Pacific who are dispatched on a simple assignment, to relocate their planes to safety, out of the range of the enemy. The Flintlock Disaster uncovers the truth about the fateful flight taken by Marine squadron VMF-422 on January 25th, 1944, resulting in the loss of 23 aircraft and the death of 6 pilots.

World Special
Sat, 05/25/2013 - 3:00pm

Into Harm’s Way takes an honest and unflinching look at the shadow the Vietnam War continues to cast on surviving members of the West Point Class of 1967. Compelling interviews, archival photographs and footage, animated sequences and contemporary clips chronicle the men's experiences — from their challenging first year as plebes to the fierce hand-to-hand jungle combat to their post-Vietnam lives.

World Special
Fri, 05/24/2013 - 1:00pm

WELL READ opens up a world of ideas through host Terry Tazioli's discussions of the latest books and his conversations with noted authors. Following each interview, Seattle Timesbook editor Mary Ann Gwinn (former VP of the National Book Critics Circle) joins Tazioli to explore the literary themes of that week's book and to recommend related authors and other reading material.

Nova ScienceNow
Thu, 05/23/2013 - 6:00pm

Explore the genetics behind criminal minds, the latest in lie detection, a human corpse “farm,” and more.

World Special
Wed, 05/22/2013 - 7:00pm

There are approximately 2 million undocumented children who were born outside the U.S. and raised in this country. These are young people who were educated in American schools, hold American values, know only the U.S. as home and who, upon high school graduation, find the door to their future slammed shut.

Saving The Ocean
Tue, 05/21/2013 - 8:00pm

In the rich fishing grounds of New England and Canada, it seemed as if the cod would never run out – until they did. The shock reverberated throughout the world of commercial fishing: it was the early 1990s, and both the US and Canadian governments suddenly closed large parts of what had been some of the richest and most famous fishing grounds in the world: Georges Bank, the Scotian Shelf, and the Grand Banks. 

World Special
Sun, 05/19/2013 - 12:30pm

The story is told, of a beautiful woman whose resilient spirit survives her body's transformation by cancer, heart failure, and a dramatic loss of skin pigment. The film follows Lalita as she migrates from Bombay to Paris to Montreal, and becomes completely White along the way.

1962 World Fair
Sat, 05/18/2013 - 4:00pm
Archival image courtesy of Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), Seattle.

Seattle’s business, civic and cultural leaders and longtime residents — including Paul Allen and Rick Steves — recount the exciting mix of science and technology, culture, cuisine and celebrity of the 1962 World’s Fair. Pictured, Firebird III General Motors, Seattle, World’s Fair, 1962. 

American Experience
Fri, 05/17/2013 - 7:00pm

She was the toast of Victorian London, New York, and Paris. She was "adopted" by Indian chief Sitting Bull, charmed the Prince of Prussia, and entertained the likes of Oscar Wilde and Queen Victoria. Annie Oakley excelled in a man's world by doing what she loved, and won fame and fortune as the little lady from Ohio who never missed a shot.

Nova ScienceNow
Thu, 05/16/2013 - 6:00pm

Find out if you’re part Neanderthal, what language may owe to tool-making, and more. 

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