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Finding Rare Archival Footage

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American Experience
PBS


This recently re-discovered footage of Walt Disney and colleagues at a party was shot by Art Babbitt, regarded as one of the top animators at Walt Disney Studios in the 1930s and '40s. Decades later, associate producer Matt Gavin tracked down the footage through Babbitt's widow, Barbara Perry Babbitt, for use in American Experience's "Walt Disney" documentary. Continue


A Tsunami Strikes

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NOVA
PBS


When an unimaginably colossal tsunami hits Fukushima, the results are catastrophic. Continue


Learning history to honor fallen heroes of D-Day

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


To make the history of World War II more vivid and meaningful, teams of students and teachers are tracing the footsteps of those who served and died during the invasion of Normandy. Participants in the National History Day's Normandy Institute spend months doing intensive research on a single "silent hero," before offering a personalized graveside eulogy. The NewsHour's April Brown reports. Continue


Essential Documentaries About the Arab Spring

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POV
PBS


Filmmakers, journalists and programmers share their top five documentaries about life in the Middle East and North Africa during the Arab Spring. Click on the menu to learn more about each of the contributors and see their picks, or click on each film image to read about their choices. Continue


Why Don't These Cicadas Have Butts?

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Gross Science
PBS


The fungus Massospora cicadina makes periodical cicadas’ butts fall off. Continue


Return to Homs

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POV
PBS


A look behind the barricades of the besieged Syrian city of Homs, where, for 19-year-old Basset and his ragtag group of comrades, the audacious hope of revolution is crumbling like the buildings around them. Continue


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The Bomb
PBS


A powerful story of the most destructive invention in human history, outlining how America developed the nuclear bomb, how it changed the world and how it continues to loom large in our lives. Witness the raw power and strangely compelling beauty of rare views of above-ground nuclear tests. Continue


Hagfish Slime Fashion

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Gross Science
PBS


Scientists think hagfish slime could be the next eco-friendly, high-performance material. Continue


Why we Made "Walt Disney"

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American Experience
PBS


In this short video, Executive Producer Mark Samels explains how American Experience was able to gain unprecedented access to the Disney archives in order to tell the in-depth story of Walt Disney -- without any editorial input or oversight from The Walt Disney Company. "Walt Disney" premieres September 14 and 15 at 9/8c on PBS. Continue


Sea Slugs' Gigantic Neurons

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Gross Science
PBS


The California brown sea hare has gigantic neurons. It also has a very strange way of reproducing. Continue


Nuclear Meltdown Disaster

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NOVA
PBS


Go inside the Fukushima power plants for the minute-by-minute story of what went wrong. Continue


Visitors to Disneyland

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American Experience
PBS


Disneyland attracted one million visitors within the first 10 weeks after its grand opening in July 1955. It also became a top destination for foreign dignitaries visiting the United States. "Walt Disney" premieres September 14 & 15 on PBS American Experience. Continue


Softer, More Human Robots

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NOVA
PBS


Engineers are making robots more human by turning them entirely flexible, inside and out. Continue


Remembering Washington Week Moderator Paul Duke

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Washington Week
PBS


Ten years ago, long-time Washington Week moderator Paul Duke died at the age of 78. Duke worked for the AP, The Wall Street Journal and NBC News before joining Washington Week as moderator in 1974, a position he held for 20 years until his retirement in 1994. Continue


Episode 5

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The Crimson Field
PBS


Grace is threatened by an aggressively rude and war-scarred commander, while Joan waits anxiously for news from her fiancé. A series of events draws Joan into danger, risking her profession and possibly her life. Continue


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Humanity from Space
PBS


A trip through 12,000 years of development, this two-hour special shows how seemingly small flashes of innovation have changed the course of civilization. As our global population soars, humanity will face numerous challenges in order to survive. Continue


Blackout

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American Experience
PBS


First responders, journalists, shop owners, those inside the pressure-packed control center of Con Edison on West End Avenue, and other New Yorkers tell what happened when the lights went out on July 13, 1977. Continue


Get a Sneak Peak at The Bomb

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The Bomb
PBS


Flip through photos from The Bomb. Explore the most destructive invention in human history, the nuclear bomb, how it changed the world and how it continues to loom large in our lives. Premieres Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 8 p.m. ET. Check your local listings. Continue


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