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    Frontline

    Frontline

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    PBS
    Since it began in 1983, ‘Frontline' has been airing public-affairs documentaries that explore a wide scope of the complex human experience. Frontline's goal is to extend the impact of the documentary beyond its initial broadcast by serving as a catalyst for change.moreless
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    NOVA

    NOVA

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    Seen in more than 100 countries, NOVA is the most watched science television series in the world and the most watched documentary series on PBS. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Each week NOVA takes an in depth look at a particular topic or individual in the science field. NOVA's topics cover all branches of science and engineering. NOVA's unique way of presenting each topic can be interesting to both those with no prior knowledge or those whose life's work is being covered.moreless
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    Modern Marvels

    Modern Marvels

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    The History Channel
    According to the History Channel, this show first aired in January of 1995, but it was released on VHS in 1994. It was probably on another network before the History Channel was formed in January of 1995.moreless
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    Nature

    Nature

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    PBS
    Nature is a wildlife documentary program that has been airing on PBS since 1982. Its longevity is explained partly by its quality; Nature has won numerous Emmy awards. Documentaries have explored a multitude of different animals, plants, and other aspects of the natural world. Subjects vary from "Africa" to "Yellowstone Otters." Some documentaries have featured celebrities, such as "Wild Horses of Mongolia with Julia Roberts" and "John Denver: Let This Be a Voice." While the documentaries vary in creator, style and narrator, they are all educational and suitable for the entire family.moreless
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    Frontline/World

    Frontline/World

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    Frontline: World features first person stories that take viewers on adventures around the world. Bringing light to many international issues, this show educates as well as entertains.
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    Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

    Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

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    Investigation Discovery
    Retired Colorado Springs Lieutenant Joe Kenda, an experienced homicide investigator, recounts his memories of some of the murders he investigated that still affect him. Kenda worked 387 murder cases with a 92 percent solve rate. The series uses re-enactments, investigative team discussions and interviews with involved persons and family members. For the series, what is important to Joe Kenda is that each episode is completely accurate to the case report.moreless
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    Ancient Aliens

    Ancient Aliens

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    The History Channel
    Ancient Aliens is an American television series that premiered on April 20, 2010 on the History channel. Produced by Prometheus Entertainment, the documentary style program presents theories of ancient astronauts and proposes that historical texts, archaeology and legends contain evidence of past human-extraterrestrial contact. The series' de facto pilot was a TV special of the same name that aired on March 8, 2009. A second season began airing on Thursday, October 28, 2010 in the 10ET/9CT time slot.moreless
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    Ghost Adventures

    Ghost Adventures

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    Travel Channel
    Three ghost hunters Zak Bagans, Nick Groff, and Aaron Goodwin set out in search of spirits while armed with nightvision cameras and digital recorders on this paranormal show based on the Sci-Fi channel documentary.moreless
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    NOVA scienceNOW

    NOVA scienceNOW

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    PBS
    "NOVA scienceNOW" is a magazine-style offshoot of the popular NOVA series. Airing five times a year, NOVA scienceNOW covers the latest news in the most controversial and headline-making fields of science such as the origins of life, artificial life, hurricane tracking, hydrogen fuel cells, and stem cell research.moreless
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    NOVA's Making Stuff with David Pogue

    NOVA's Making Stuff with David Pogue

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    PBS
    NOVA's Making Stuff with David Pogue is the PBS series where technology reporter David Pogue shows viewers the materials that will shape the future. Pogue is a technology writer, columnist, and commentator who has worked for the New York Times, CBS News Sunday Morning, and CNBC. He has written and co-written many books on technology, including seven titles in the For Dummies series, and his own how-to books called the Missing Manual series. Born in Ohio to an attorney father, David went to Yale University, graduating with a Distinction in Music. He spent a decade working for the Office of Music Theatre International, while moonlighting as a Broadway musical conductor. In 2000 he began serving as the New York Times personal-tech columnist, with a weekly column, State of the Art. Now David is working with NOVA to bring a mini-series called Making Stuff, where he explores the latest in materials science. From carbon nanowires to spider silk made from goats, stab-proof clothing, invisibility cloaks, smart pills and much more. Take a look at how these innovations will work to make products stronger, smaller, cleaner, and smarter than we could ever imagine, on PBS' NOVA's Making Stuff with David Pogue.moreless
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    Highway Thru Hell

    Highway Thru Hell

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    National Geographic
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    NFL Films Presents

    NFL Films Presents

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    NFL - National Football League
    NFL Films Presents is sports documentary television show from The NFL Network that showcases moments on and off the National Football League that make it a special moment in football history. Steve Sabol and his extremely experienced crew narrate and edit these wonderful pieces of history to give each segment a special place in football lore. The music is what you have come to expect from NFL Films, the moments you have come to experienced and cherish with the football team you have always adored. NFL Films Presents Super Bowl recaps, sounds of the NFL, greatest football games, and you the fans. With original NFL footage, sound bytes, exclusive interviews, and inside looks as to what makes the NFL America's Past Time, NFL Films Presents can and should be enjoyed by all those who make living and breathing football a way of life.moreless
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    Catfish

    Catfish

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    MTV - Music Television
    Based on the popular documentary of the same name that was released in 2010, this reality show on MTV focuses on social network users who want to know more about their online relationships.moreless
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    Ghost Hunters

    Ghost Hunters

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    Syfy
    Plumbers by day - ghost hunters by night. Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson are two plumbers working for Roto-Rooter in New England. They are also the co-founders of TAPS - The Atlantic Paranormal Society - a paranormal research team which investigates hauntings and other strange occurrences. This one-hour weekly show (dubbed a "docu-soap" by the Sci-Fi Channel) follows their investigations from first contact through the gathering of evidence, and to the reveal of that evidence to the client. Every week Jason, Grant, and their team investigate a new case, from poltergeists who throw a child's toys around an attic to a lighthouse whose late keeper still welcomes visitors. This team of moonlighting ghost hunters are our first and last defense against uninvited paranormal visitations. Tom Thayer and Craig Piligian of Pilgrim Films (American Chopper) are the executive producers.moreless
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    American Greed

    American Greed

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    CNBC
    American Greed is an original business documentary television series from CNBC that examines the some of the biggest corporate and white collar crimes in the United States. Companies such as Tyco, Enron, HealthSouth, and WorldCom, that have exploited hard working Americans out of their equity investments, retirement funds, and employment due to corporate lavish spending and lack of oversight. In addition to profiling these high profile cases, American Greed covers stories about more common crimes such as medical fraud, money laundering, Ponzi schemes, embezzlement, insurance fraud, and murder. Host Stacy Keach narrates how each case started from beginning to end, with dramatizations, interviews with real life victims, and evidence recovered by respective agencies in charge of bringing each perpetrator to justice. American Greed, some people will do anything from money.moreless
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    Mystery Diagnosis

    Mystery Diagnosis

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    Discovery Health
    Are you suffering from a life-threatening illness? Are your bizarre symptoms baffling your doctors? Are they misdiagnosing your ailment as a result? This program shows how some indomitable patients refused to give up and found amazing conclusions to the mysteries of their diagnoses.moreless
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    Buying Alaska
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    Nature's Deadliest

    Nature's Deadliest

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    Discovery Channel
    Nature's Deadliest is an animal documentary TV series developed by the Discovery Channel that centers on some of the world's most dangerous and feared creatures on the planet, ranging in size from the tiniest of parasites to the largest of predators. Spanning the globe from Australia to Africa to Brazil, Nature's Deadliest looks at the natural weaponry and skills of all types of creatures. Take in what makes Australia home to the planet's largest concentration of poisonous animals, such as the Black Adder and the Box jellyfish. Look at the powerful and ferocious predators in Africa, including the snapping spotted hyena, the massive charging hippopotamus, and the venom of the Black Mamba. Visit Brazil, where the Amazon's jungles hide the sneaky and voracious piranhas, the gigantic bone-crushing anacondas, and the hazardous candiru. Nature's Deadliest provides educational commentary as well as dramatizations to show viewers not only the profile of those deadly creatures but also just how they attack when you least expect it.moreless
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    Snapped

    Snapped

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    Oxygen
    Snapped is Oxygen's true-life crime series about the American dream becoming the ultimate American nightmare. Each episode focuses on an average woman who suddenly "snaps" and kills her husband or someone else close to her. Sometimes it's greed for their mate's money. Other times it's resentment for the lies and deceit within a relationship.moreless
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    American Experience

    American Experience

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    PBS
    Since 1988, PBS has broadcast a series that focuses on the history of the United States and what has made it unique. Called American Experience (originally titled The American Experience), the program examines the people, events, technology, and natural resources that have shaped the country. Hosted by David McCullough until 2002 and narrated by a number of well-known personalities - American Experience uses historians and authors, period images and film, music, dramatic re-enactments, and contemporary context to set the stage for its topics.

    The series continues to this day with a variable number of installments produced each year. Episodes are generally 60 minutes in length, but some longer episodes and multi-part series have also been produced. The show airs at different days and times on local PBS stations.

    Though American Experience has used many films from independent film makers and has been assisted by various PBS stations throughout the country, it has always been spearheaded by WGBH in Boston.moreless
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