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Tina & Brion's Story

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Twice Born
PBS


When their unborn twins are diagnosed with Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome, Tina and Brion embark on an urgent visit to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, desperate to save their babies’ lives. Continue


Shelly & Bobby's Update

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Twice Born
PBS


Shelly and Bobby make the hospital their home when a placental abruption detaches the placenta from the wall of the uterus, creating concerns for mom and baby. Continue


Lesly's Story

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Twice Born
PBS


Lesly, a young, single mother, journeys to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia from California because her baby has developed an aggressive tumor in utero that threatens its ability to breathe or eat. Continue


Shelly & Bobby's Story

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Twice Born
PBS


Shelly and Bobby travel from Massachusetts after learning their baby has spina bifida, a debilitating condition that causes a range of problems including impaired mobility, hydrocephalus and a number of other lifelong challenges. Continue


Yellow Fever

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America Reframed
PBS


U.S. Army veteran Tina Garnanez realizes that her home on the Navajo Reservation has become a battleground in a protracted war over nuclear proliferation. In an effort to advocate against further contamination of Navajo land, Tina and a group of Navajo grandmothers lobby Congress and the nation for a just and equitable energy policy. Continue


Finding the Achilles Heel

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
PBS


This episode starts at a moment of optimism: Scientists believe they have cracked the mystery of the malignant cell, and the first targeted therapies have been developed. But very quickly cancer reveals new layers of complexity and a formidable array of defenses. Many call for a new focus on prevention and early detection as the most promising fronts in the war on cancer. Continue


Magic Bullets

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
PBS


The search for a “cure” for cancer is the greatest epic in the history of science, spanning centuries and continents. This episode follows that centuries-long search, but centers on the story of Sidney Farber, who, defying conventional wisdom in the late 1940s, introduces the modern era of chemotherapy, eventually galvanizing a “war on cancer.” Continue


Learning to Swallow

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America Reframed
PBS


The portrait of Patsy Desmond, an "it girl” who seemingly had it all yet struggled with bipolar disorder; a failed suicide attempt leaves her unable to swallow. Learning to Swallow captures Patsy’s raw honesty and wit even as she becomes increasingly frail. However, hope and an undying spirit prevail, renewing Patsy's pact with art and life. Continue


Geneva & Reggie's Story

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Twice Born
PBS


Geneva and Reggie travel from North Carolina after their unborn child develops a life-threatening urinary tract obstruction. Continue


Lilly's Update

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Twice Born
PBS


Lilly, previously diagnosed with an aggressive tumor in utero that threatened her ability to breathe or eat, heads home from the hospital with her mom, Lesly. Then, she undergoes plastic surgery to reshape her face. Continue


Care & Trust

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Twice Born
PBS


Follow several families from around the country as they go through the emotional process of learning about medical challenges facing their unborn children, assessing the options of prenatal surgery and making decisions once their options are clear. Continue


Parents & Babies

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Twice Born
PBS


Over the three-part series, experience several alternately heartbreaking and life-affirming stories from inside the world’s leading fetal surgery center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Continue


Keith Friend

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
PBS


In loving memory of Keith Friend - A great spirit and inspiration. Continue


Perfect Strangers | Promo

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America Reframed
PBS


What lies beyond the art of giving and receiving? Ellie, a liberal Democrat and kind-hearted masseuse, decides she wants to share the gift of life with a stranger. Five hundred miles away, Kathy loses hope of receiving a transplant until she hears from Ellie. Over the course of four years, both women face unexpected challenges. Continue


The Blind Men and the Elephant

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
PBS


This episode picks up the story in the wake of the declaration of a “war on cancer” by Richard Nixon in 1971 and the search for a cure. In the lab, rapid progress is made in understanding the essential nature of the cancer cell, leading to the revolutionary discovery of the genetic basis of cancer, but few new therapies become available. Continue


The Vaccine War

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FRONTLINE
PBS


Amid a new outbreak of measles, health officials are again urging parents to immunize their children and reassuring them that there is no link between vaccines and disorders like autism. But the war over vaccines rages on, pitting the scientific establishment against a populist coalition of parents, celebrities, and activists. Continue


"The Trouble with Chicken" - Preview

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FRONTLINE
PBS


FRONTLINE investigates the spread of dangerous pathogens in our poultry — and why the food-safety system isn't stopping the threat. Continue


Dora Arias

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies
PBS


Dora was diagnosed with cancer and realized how hard the system would be for people who did not speak English as well as she did. Continue


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