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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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    How the Universe Works

    How the Universe Works

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    Discovery Channel
    See as never before the inner workings of our world, and explore black holes, supernovae, neutron stars, dark energy, and all the titanic forces.
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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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    How It's Made

    How It's Made

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    The Science Channel
    Have you ever wondered how the products you use every day are made? How It's Made leads you through the process of how everyday products, such as apple juice, skateboards, engines, contact lenses, and many more objects are manufactured.

    (Comment c'est fait is the french title)

    This show originated in Canada and is growing in popularity all over the globe.moreless
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    Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

    Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations

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    Travel Channel (ended 2012)
    Join best-selling author and professional chef Anthony Bourdain as he travels the world seeking the ultimate dining experience. He will hit locales from the well known to those off the beaten path, from New Jersey to Iceland and points in between. Along his journey, the adventuring Bourdain will share his no holds barred experience of the food and customs that flavor the different cultures of the world in a way that only he can. The show is produced by Zero Point Zero Productions.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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    How Do They Do It?

    How Do They Do It?

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    The Science Channel
    There is technology in almost every aspect of our lives. How Do They Do It exposes this technology and gives you an in-depth look at how things work. From airport baggage handling to space shuttle lift off, How Do They Do It will show you how it all happens.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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    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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    Real Sex

    Real Sex

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    HBO
    Real Sex is a television series that aired for 33 episodes on HBO. The show explores a variety of sexual subjects. Real Sex is aimed at sexual beginners and experts alike. Most of the show's episodes feature three or four topics, with interviews from people on the street, (asking them what their sexual preferences are) in between each topic. Some of the topics on the show include: Oil Wrestling, Cunillingus workshop, the manufacturing of sex toys, techniques for viewers to perform in the bedroom and the usage of food in sex. The show also features segments for those who enjoy fetishes including: foot fetishes, role-playing and women who enjoy playing as horses. Real Sex also features more serious segments. One episode featured writers at a club, reading erotic poetry that they wrote themselves. Another episode featured the wedding of two adult movie stars. Real Sex is the type of show that will keep you wanting to come back for more.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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    The First 48

    The First 48

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    A&E
    Murder...a cold blooded and unspeakable crime. Every day that passes people are murdered leaving behind loved ones. When an innocent life is lost, detectives from across the country jump into action. Law Enforcement agencies are racing against the clock to solve each case. Statistics prove that the chances of solving a case are literally cut in half if no significant leads are turned up in the first 48 hours. Dive into real life homicide investigations from across the country. Broadcast History: June 3, 2004 - May 29, 2008, Thursday 9:00 (CST) A&E July 1, 2008 - December 9, 2008 Tuesday, 9:00 (CST) A&E January 1, 2009 - April 23, 2009, Thursday 9:00 (CST) A&E June 16, 2009 - ??, Tuesday, 8:00 (CST) A&Emoreless
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    The Universe

    The Universe

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    The History Channel
    Introducing absolutely everything. The beginning of history starts here. There are 50 billion galaxies in the universe. 95% is still uncharted. This series examines the mysteries of everything, from black holes to how our sun functions. Is our planet as insignificant to the cosmos as a drop of water is to the ocean? This series will investigate the uncharted frontiers of space and explore the possible existence of life-supporting worlds beyond our own.moreless
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    NOVA

    NOVA

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    PBS
    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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    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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    Food Paradise

    Food Paradise

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    Travel Channel
    Food Paradise is a culinary documentary TV show developed by the Travel Channel that takes viewers all over America, from New York, New York to Urbandale, Iowa to Burbank, California, in an effort to present all that viewers can stomach of the many varieties of foods and the restaurants that specialize in them. Food Paradise follows a theme, often focusing on the best breakfast, pizza, steak, or even the best all you can eat paradises, and goes everywhere and anywhere to share the best of the best. Narrator Mason Pettit does his best to give all those mouthwatering locations their due, whether they specialize in all things seafood like Boston, Massachusetts's Union Oyster House, which is also one of the oldest restaurants in the United States, pizzas like Studio City, California's Caioti Pizza CafŽ where it is not just a pizza but a work of art, or where diners got their start in Pawtucket, Rhode Island's Modern Diner. Food Paradise is a walk in all the delicacies your stomach and eyes can handle in one sitting.moreless
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    Gangland

    Gangland

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    Spike TV (ended 2010)
    The History Channel takes an in depth look at American street gangs, their effect on their communities and some of the most famous gangs throughout American history. Gangland will explore gang community, gang rivalry as well as gangs based upon racism.moreless
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    Dateline: Mystery

    Dateline: Mystery

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    NBC
    Dateline: Mystery is an NBC true crime documentary series presented by Ann Curry and a team of talented reporters that includes some of the most shocking and thrilling stories of unsolved mysteries ever to air on the long-running weekly newsmagazine Dateline NBC. Some episodes of this intriguing series tell the real-life accounts of the country's strangest and most puzzling cases, revealing the trails that have gone cold and the evidence that doesn't add up. In addition to the unsolved mysteries, other episodes present criminal profiles and exclusive interviews with the nation's most newsworthy murderers. In one such episode, Alex and Derek King give their first interview ever to Keith Morrison, who asks them to speak about the day they became the most talked about twelve and thirteen-year-olds in the country when they murdered their own father. Dateline: Mystery is a riveting series and a must-see for true crime fans.moreless
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    I Am Jazz

    I Am Jazz

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    TLC
    It follows the life of a transgender girl named Jazz Jennings. It shows how life is for a child born a male but living as a girl.
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