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PBS Specials is a collection of documentary films, ranging from science to military history, supported and sponsored by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) as they have set out to highlight prominent independent journalism with an eye for heartfelt award-winning specials. With an eye for the groundbreaking, PBS Specials gives light to the topics from all walks of life and all parts of history with 'West Point', 'Journey to Palomar', 'Phoenix Mars Mission: Ashes to Ice', 'True Whispers: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers', 'Window to the Sea', 'The Price of Freedom', and 'Medal of Honor'. In 'True Whispers: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers', learn the true stories of the Code Talkers, a group of over four hundred Navajo youths recruited by the United States government to create a complex code in a language sacred and bound by their culture during World War II in the battle against the Japanese. 'Window to the Sea' focuses on America's leading aquariums and the efforts made by them to keep their extensive collections safe and secure. In 'Journey to Palomar', learn about George Ellery Hale, an astronomer dedicated to building telescopes powerful enough to give the clearest picture of the moon, ultimately creating the million-pound telescope on Palomar Mountain.moreless
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