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How We Got to Now
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Best-selling author Steven Johnson considers how the invention of the mirror gave rise to the Renaissance, how glass lenses allow us to reveal worlds within worlds and how, deep beneath the ocean, glass is essential to communication. The link between the worlds of art, science, astronomy, disease prevention and global communication starts with the little-known maverick innovators of glass. Continue


Resurrecting Richard III

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Secrets of the Dead
PBS


Find out what the bones of King Richard III reveal about his fitness for battle. When a group of amateur historians set out to find the bones of Richard III under a parking lot in England, everyone thought they were mad. Until, a skeleton - hunchbacked and with an arrow in its spine - emerged. Continue


Richard’s Body Double

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Secrets of the Dead
PBS


26-year-old Dominic Smee has the exact kind of scoliosis to the same degree as Richard III. The team studying Richard III will train and test Dominic to find out exactly what Richard was capable of. Resurrecting Richard III premieres on Wednesday, September 24th at 10 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings) Continue


From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians, Part 2 - Preview

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FRONTLINE
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Document the rise of Christianity from a small Jewish sect to an official religion of the Roman Empire. Continue


The Journal: Historian Thomas Cahill

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Bill Moyers
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Bill Moyers interviews best-selling historian Thomas Cahill in a far ranging interview that takes viewers from the Coliseum in Rome to death row in Texas.Cahill, who is best known for his The Hinges of History series of books, which includes the widely read How the Irish Saved Civilization. Continue


Romans to Normans - Preview

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Michael Wood's Story of England
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Join historian Michael Wood to recover the lost history of Kibworth’s first thousand years. 7/3/2012 Continue


From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians - Preview

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FRONTLINE
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FRONTLINE presents the epic story of the rise of Christianity. Continue


End of the Middle Ages

Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance
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Learn how Italy moved from the Middle Ages into the Renaissance. Continue


An Inquisitor & Historian

The Secret Files of the Inquisition
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Read the first-ever history of the Spanish Inquisition by a 'mole' in the Catholic priesthood. Continue


Command and Control

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Ground War
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Command and Control considers the ways in which armies have used or modified the terrain of the battlefield to their advantage for both defense and attack. Continue


Think Wednesday Continues September 24th

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PBS Presents
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Think Wednesday, Think PBS. Continues Wednesday September 24 at 8/7c. Continue


Did Richard III Maintain a Healthy Diet from Birth to Death?

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Secrets of the Dead
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A team of scientists has traveled to Richard’s birthplace in Northamptonshire to find out if he was a fit and capable warrior at the Battle of Bosworth. By analyzing the chemical isotopes in Richard’s teeth, legs and ribs, they can create a complete profile of Richard’s diet over the course of his life. Resurrecting Richard III premieres on Wednesday, September 24th at 10 p.m. on PBS. Continue


Episode Two: Among Believers

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The Story of the Jews
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Simon Schama’s epic series continues with the story of medieval Jews struggling to preserve their identity — and sometimes their lives — under the rule of Christianity and Islam. Whether labeled “Christ-killers” by the Christians or “dhimmi” (non-Muslim citizens of an Islamic community) by the Muslims, diaspora Jews built new lives and invented new ways of being Jewish in exile. Continue


TTC Extra: Romney Rallies the Youth Vote

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To The Contrary
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GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney tries to rally the youth vote which swung heavily for President Obama in 2008 Continue


Peasants' Revolt and the Black Death - Preview

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Michael Wood's Story of England
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Follow the story of Kibworth as it reaches the catastrophic 14th century. 7/3/2012 Continue


Civilization - Preview

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Civilization: The West and the Rest with Niall Ferguson
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What led the West to be so influential? And how long will the West sustain its supremacy? Airs on Tuesdays, March 4 and 11, 2014 on PBS (check local listings). Continue


Full Program

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Cities of Light
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Cities of Light journeys into the achievements and failures of a period when Muslims, Christians, and Jews inhabited the same corner of Western Europe and there built a lasting society that was both part of Christian Europe and the Muslim Middle East. Continue


Judaism during the Middle Ages

Heritage: Civilization and the Jews
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The early Middle Ages in Europe showed an increase in anti-Jewish laws and images. Continue


Meet the Wives

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The Six Wives of Henry VIII
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Dig into the secrets and memories of these fascinating women. Continue


Firepower

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Ground War
PBS


Firepower tracks the development of artillery from the ancient Greeks, through the invention of gunpowder in China, to the very latest generation of big guns and directed-energy weapons. Continue


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