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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. 

Charlie Rose
Sun, 09/22/2013 - 4:00pm

Charlie Rose: The Week, a new 30-minute series featuring some of the best stories and interviews of the week from his nightly PBS show.

World Special
Wed, 07/31/2013 - 7:00pm

What would you do if you found out that your child is gay? Having lost the opportunity to come out to her own mother, an Indian lesbian filmmaker, now living in the US, travels across India to meet with parents of other gay and lesbian South Asians. I AM is a personal and revealing film that journeys to a country where being gay was until very recently a criminal and punishable offence. With daring determination and humor, parents in India share untold stories of their gay and lesbian children that have thus far remained in the realm of secrecy and silence.

Nature
Tue, 07/30/2013 - 8:00pm

It’s finally here — time for us to share our incredible Alaskan adventure with the world through Bears of the Last Frontier. It has been quite the journey. The film has been nearly two years in the making, and for both of us it has become an unforgettable part of our lives.

Story of India
Mon, 07/29/2013 - 7:00pm

The first episode looks at identity and the roots of India's famous "unity in diversity." Wood takes us to places where dramatic new archaeological discoveries are changing our view of the migrations that have helped make up Indian identity.

America Reframed
Sun, 07/28/2013 - 5:00pm

Puerto Rican-American rapper Hamza Perez pulled himself out of drug dealing and street life 12 years ago and became a Muslim. Now he's moved to Pittsburgh's tough North Side to start a new religious community, rebuild his shattered family and take his message of faith to other young people through hard-hitting hip-hop music.

Secrets of the Dead
Fri, 07/26/2013 - 4:00pm

Beginning in the 1950s, American and Soviet scientists engaged in a dangerous race to see who could build and detonate the world's largest bomb.

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