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    Nature

    Nature

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    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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    Wild Kratts

    Wild Kratts

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    Join creature teachers Chris and Martin Kratt on PBS KIDS GO's new series "Wild Kratts". Children are pulled into the show as they tag along with Chris and Martin on their animal-powered adventures.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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    Cosmos

    Cosmos

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    Carl Sagan brings us the Cosmos, everything that ever was and ever will be, in an approach that is easily accessible even for those of us that are not science wizards. This 13 part series covers everything from the history of astronomy, the challenges it faced at its creation, how the universe was created and how it all might end, to the evolution of life on Earth, and the nature of the human brain. First aired in 1980 by the Public Broadcasting Service, Cosmos has seen multiple versions over the years. When the series was released on home video in the late 1980s, a 14th episode was included, which consisted of an interview between Dr. Sagan and Ted Turner. Dr. Sagan taped new epilogues for the 10th anniversary version in 1990, in which he addressed new discoveries and alternate viewpoints. The Science Channel rebroadcast the series on its 25th anniversary in 2005 with enhanced computer graphics. The series was awarded an Emmy and a Peabody Award. It has been broadcast in 60 countries and has been seen by an estimated 500 million to 1 billion viewers worldwide.moreless
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    NOVA scienceNOW

    NOVA scienceNOW

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    "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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    Scientific American Frontiers

    Scientific American Frontiers

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    Welcome to the Scientific American Frontiers guide at TV.com.

    This show was a TV version of the venerable popular science magazineScientific American. Host Alan Alda interviewed those who were exploring the cutting edge of research in all areas of science.moreless
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    Empires

    Empires

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    This PBS series spotlights a number of historical films that illuminate people and passions that had profound effects on the world.
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    Commanding Heights

    Commanding Heights

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    Commanding Heights is a 6-hour television documentary television series made by PBS in 2002. The series is based off of a book called "Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy" written by Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw in 1998. The documentary has since been broken up into three 2-hour long segments which are all available for viewing on PBS. In short, the documentary attempts to document the rise of the free-market economy which reigns in most countries today. The series kicks off at the beginning of WWI in 1914. After a most dreadful war, the economies of most countries are nonexistent. Capitalism comes to rise, but these markets are soon trumped by Hitler and others with their communist and fascist ideas. WWII takes place and after the disintegration of communism, economies are stagnant once again. Things changed when Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan came into power during the 1980's. Both leaders disowned a central planning idea, and adopted ideas of free-market economies with little government regulation. Many countries adopted the free-market idea, and as a result, prospered overall. However, Yergin and Stanislaw, the authors of the book, argue that the era of globalization didn't really begin until 1991, with the collapse of the Soviet Union. As the documentary reaches an end, Yergin and Stanislaw argue the improbability of a globalized, free-market economy existing forever. They argue that many third world countries do not have the resources needed to support such economies, and this will lead to a decline of yet another era of globalization. Watch the series and brush up on your economics!moreless
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    Time Team America

    Time Team America

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    Time Team America is a new science-reality series from PBS that sends some archaeologists on a race against time to dig up historic sites around the nation. The team has exactly 72 hours to uncover the buried secrets of their assigned digs using the latest modern technology, decades of expertise and their own sharp smarts. Host Colin Campbell guides each expedition as viewers watch these archeologists, diggers, scientists and historians at work. The audience can really see how these archeologists work and the cool history they discover. You never know what they'll dig up next! Time Team America aired on PBS stations during the Summer of 2009.moreless
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    The National Parks: America's Best Idea

    The National Parks: America's Best Idea

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    Ken Burns and his documentary team spent almost ten years producing this series of programs that detail the history of the United States' National Park System. Though filled with scenes of the majestic beauty of the lands, the broadcasts are also about the people who created the parks - men and women who identified the value of National Parks and who continue to refine their mission and operations to meet the changing needs of new generations of Americans.moreless
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    Kratts' Creatures

    Kratts' Creatures

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    This show is a nature show thats aimed at kids and explains the type of things young children would want to know. The hosts are two brothers, Chris and Martin. This show was canceled and turned into Zaboomafoo.moreless
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    Secrets of the Dead

    Secrets of the Dead

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    Welcome to the Secrets of the Dead guide at TV.com.

    Sometimes the truth gets carried to the grave. The techniques of modern forensic science are used to investigate a historical mystery to find proof of what really happened.moreless
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    America Revealed

    America Revealed

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    Yul Kwon is set to host this new series that will debut in Fall 2011.
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    Building Green

    Building Green

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    This show follows host, Kevin Contreras, as he works tirelessly to build things that we use and need every day in an environmentally friendly manner.
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    Through a Dogs Eyes

    Through a Dogs Eyes

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    Through a Dog's Eyes is a documentary film developed by PBS based on Jennifer Arnold's book of the same name that centers on the loving and sometimes hardship filled bond of a person and their dog. A car accident left Bryson paralyzed but with his golden retriever/lab mix, Wagner, Bryson has been able to do things that normally would be a burden while in a wheelchair. For six-year-old Aiden, he's always wanted a dog to help with his cerebral palsy but unfortunately, he has gone through two dogs, Nala and Ember, in a bid to find a perfectly matched assistance dog. Six-year-old Twins Connor and Chase both have a form of cerebral palsy that limits their ability to walk but they hope that with the help of Connor's Nadia and Chase's Oakley, the two have everyday help and a sturdy support system to walk. Destiny doesn't require her dog Salsa for any physical assistance but she allows her the freedom to live her life as an early warning system for Destiny's severe form of epilepsy. Through a Dog's Eyes not only shares the stories of Bryson and Wagner, Aiden, Connor and Chase, and Destiny and Salsa but the impact of Canine Assistants, a program developed by Jennifer Arnold with the hope of giving comfort and assistance to those in need.moreless
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    Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures

    Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures

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    Viewers will be transported across the world's oceans to meet mysterious sea creatures, explore shipwrecks and find hidden treasures. Discover diverse wildlife populations above and below the sea, and investigate these species' fight against extinction and the devastating effects of pollution, mining, fishing and development around the world.moreless
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    America's National Monuments: Legacy of the Great Plains

    America's National Monuments: Legacy of the Great Plains

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    Tour some of the most treasured monuments in America's Great Plains with this visually stunning exploration of 10 national landmarks. Designated by U.S. presidents to protect significant pieces of our history and geology, national monuments range from areas of natural beauty to locations and structures with historical value. Devils Tower, the Agate Fossil Beds, Homestead, the Capulin Volcano and the Little Bighorn battle site are included.moreless
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    400 Years of the Telescope

    400 Years of the Telescope

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    Looking back on the telescope's long history, this thought-provoking documentary weighs in on the instrument's influence on the study of astronomy and the ways in which the apparatus has evolved over the past four centuries. Included are interviews with astronomers and other experts at Harvard University, the Anglo-Australian Observatory, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute and the European Southern Observatory.moreless
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    Design: e2

    Design: e2

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    Learn about the pioneers in the field of sustainable architecture from around the world in this Planet Green series narrated by Brad Pitt. Each episode focuses on how a building can have a positive effect on climate change.moreless
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    The Human Spark

    The Human Spark

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    Some people have special abilities and unique human talents, but where did these abilities derive? Alan Alda looks for the reason behind this spark in the human brain.
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