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Secrets of the Dead
Thu, 05/31/2012 - 9:00pm

On April 20, 1925, Colonel Percy Fawcett, his elder son Jack Fawcett and Jack’s lifelong friend, Raleigh Rimmell, departed from Cuiabá, the capital city of the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, to find “Z” — Col. Fawcett’s name for what he believed to be an ancient city lost in the uncharted jungles of Brazil. The search for the mysterious Lost City of Z would be the great explorer’s last expedition. All three men would vanish without a trace.

 

World Special
Wed, 05/30/2012 - 7:00pm

LEST WE FORGET — A SURVIVOR'S STORY traces the life of World War II veteran Gustav Potthoff, from his birth in Indonesia to his imprisonment in the Japanese slave labor camp responsible for building the infamous bridge over the River Kwai.

World Special
Mon, 05/28/2012 - 8:00pm

My Vietnam Your Iraq focuses on the human side of the military and looks at the lineage within military families. The stories describe how common themes resonate as older servicemen and woman reflect on their own service and the thoughts they have about their children's service.

Global Health Frontiers
Sun, 05/27/2012 - 9:00pm

GLOBAL HEALTH FRONTIERS: FOUL WATER, FIERY SERPENT, the first in a series of public television specials chronicling the devastating illnesses affecting the world's poor, follows a cast of engaging, passionate characters as they confront the disabling parasitic infection known as Guinea worm disease.

World Special
Sat, 05/26/2012 - 4:00pm

In what stands as one of the last, large gatherings of World War II veterans, MARCHING ONCE MORE follows more than 100 survivors of the Battle of the Bulge as they return to Belgium and Luxembourg and reflect on the brutal six-week battle that claimed 19,000 American lives.

World Special
Fri, 05/25/2012 - 6:00pm

Rethink your point of view with Intelligence Squared U.S., Oxford-style debates live from New York City. Based on the highly successful debate program in London, Intelligence Squared, Intelligence Squared U.S. has presented 50 debates on a wide range of provocative and timely topics.

Secrets of the Dead
Thu, 05/24/2012 - 9:00pm

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.

World Special

ROOTS OF HEALTH explores the reasons why people stay healthy or fall ill. From early childhood development in England, to microcredit opportunities and the fight for clean water in Ahmedabad, India, to environmental pollution, racism and green jobs in California, the documentary looks at the effect of social and economic policies on the health of whole populations — for better or for worse.

 

World Special
Tue, 05/22/2012 - 7:00pm

THE DABBAWALLAS explores a form of work that has existed in Bombay, India for more than 100 years. Each day 4,000 dabbawallas (box persons) deliver 100,000 lunches to time-crunched city workers

World Special
Sun, 05/20/2012 - 4:30pm

Coffee farmers in Chiapas, Mexico greet the rainy months between May and September with a mix of hope and trepidation. Consistent rainfall is vital to their crops, but too much water makes their rural dirt roads impassable. The price of beans and corn goes up, just when income from the coffee harvest is depleted.

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