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    Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey

    Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey

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    FOX
    Seth MacFarlane is partnering with Carl Sagan's creative team, who came up with the original Cosmos series, Ann Druyan and astrophysicist Steven Soter to develop a new series hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.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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    Penn & Teller: Bullshit!

    Penn & Teller: Bullshit!

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    Showtime (ended 2010)
    In society, there are many products and ideas that we buy in to. Some of these products, services or ideas are just plain bullsh**. Well-known magicians, Penn and Teller, are here to knock some sense into people in a humorous and informal way and to explain why some things in life are just plain bullsh**.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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    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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    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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    Man vs. Wild

    Man vs. Wild

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    Discovery Channel (ended 2011)
    Bear Grylls travels around the globe to find the most dangerous tourist locations and environments, in order to show us how to survive in them. With his simple survival techniques and his knowledge of the wildlife, he is able to give handy tips that could effectively save lives. Whether it's traversing across volcanoes or stuck on a desert island, Bear is always one step ahead when it comes to survival of the fittest.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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    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 Three Stooges Show

    The Three Stooges Show

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    AMC (ended 1959)
    The Three Stooges are Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and at various times, Shemp Howard, Curly Howard, Joe Besser, or Curly-Joe DeRita. They are three good-hearted fools who have a knack for screwing up even the simplest task. A typical episode of The Three Stooges Show includes Moe slapping Larry, several eye pokes, head conks, and the ever possible pie fight. Destruction seems to follow the Stooges around!moreless
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    A Haunting

    A Haunting

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    Discovery Channel
    "Between the world we see, and the things we fear... there are doors. When they are opened... nightmares becomes reality". That's according to the introduction of this series which dramatizes the "true" stories of people who have been haunted. In this docudrama, the actual people who have experienced the paranormal recount their stories on-camera, as the frightening events of their stories are re-enacted. (Fearing ridicule, some of the witnesses are shown only in silhouette.) Filmed in a very cinematic style, A Haunting sets out to frighten, providing a few genuine chills in most episodes. Many of the stories contain common elements (moving into an old house where people have died, spirits attaching themselves to young children) and a predictable ending (spirit possession, or as often as not, the staging of an exorcism.) A Haunting began as two specials ("Connecticut" and "Georgia") before being turned into a series.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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    River Monsters

    River Monsters

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    Animal Planet
    See what strange creature lurk beneath the surface of our river waters in this fascinating Animal Planet show.
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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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    E! True Hollywood Story

    E! True Hollywood Story

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    E!
    Want the inside scoop on Tinseltown's steamiest secrets? Watch E!'s Emmy-nominated documentary series for the real Story on the shows, the stars and the secrets of the Hollywood elite.
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    Doctor Who Confidential

    Doctor Who Confidential

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    BBC Three (ended 2011)
    Welcome to the Doctor Who Confidential guide at TV.com. Specially filmed for BBC Three as a companion piece to DoctorWho, Doctor Who Confidential aimed to give a taste of the excitement and the energy that surrounded the new show. The programme included behind-the-scenes filming and interviews with the cast, writers and production team as they brought our favourite Time Lord back to our screens. An abbreviated 15-minute version, concentrating on the production of the new series and without reference to the original show, was also broadcast on BBC Three as Doctor Who Confidential Cutdown.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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    Planet Earth

    Planet Earth

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    Discovery Channel (ended 2007)
    a landmark television series... 5 years in the making... 2,000 days of shooting... 204 locations... this is your world... prepare to see it... as never before... Visit some of the world's most breathtaking, faraway locales in this 11-part documentary series from the Discovery Channel. Shot in HD, this series is narrated by actress Sigourney Weaver. You will see the world like never before, as you are transported to places all over the planet, from the Amazon rain forest and the depths of the ocean, to the highest peaks of the mountains and the great plains of Africa. With never before seen footage, prepare to be amazed and moved by Planet Earth.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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    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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