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A Tsunami Strikes

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NOVA
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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
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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


Chasing Pluto

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NOVA
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Watch as the New Horizons spacecraft captures our first clear view of Pluto’s icy surface. Continue


A Pluto Flyby Dress Rehearsal

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NOVA
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See key moments in NASA’s Pluto Flyby, as previewed in a 3-D simulation. Continue


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The Crimson Field
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As Joan faces a possible lifetime in prison, Kitty’s wracked with guilt that she knew about Joan but didn’t stop her. Kitty is desperate for someone to trust, but will she turn to Thomas or Miles? As the war machine grinds on, faith, hope and love are put to the test. Premieres Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 10 p.m. ET. Check your local listings. Continue


The Vault: 2006 Negotiations Over Iran's Nuclear Program

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Washington Week
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As the June 30 deadline nears for the nuclear talks with Iran, we look back in the Washington Week Vault to June 2006 when the United States joined with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council as well as Germany to propose discussions with Iran to suspend its nuclear enrichment program. Bloomberg's Janine Zachariah joins Gwen Ifill to explain the proposal. Continue


Episode 1

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The Crimson Field
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Follow Kitty, Flora and Rosalie, volunteer nurses who work in a tented field hospital. As they settle into their first day, it soon becomes clear that no training could ever have prepared them for the reality of working near the frontline. Continue


A Return to the Land

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1913: Seeds of Conflict
PBS


Arab protests against Zionism rose with the liberalization of the press and upsurge of Arab language newspapers. Amidst the dissent, Jewish settlers, many of whom were craftsmen and peddlers in Eastern Europe, had to adapt to the dominance of agriculture in the economy by reconnecting with the land. Continue


A Zionist Slogan

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1913: Seeds of Conflict
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The Zionist movement worked to portray all that the Jewish settlers had achieved and all that was possible. They began to propagate the slogan “A land without a people for a people without a land,” with lasting implications. Continue


Sex and the Founding Fathers

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The Open Mind
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Author of "Sex and the Founding Fathers," American historian Thomas Foster examines the intimate lives, romantic norms and reputations of the founding patriarchs and their sexual partners. 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


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The Crimson Field
PBS


The arrival of soldiers from her home town lifts Joan’s spirits, but she finds herself in trouble. Thomas seizes his opportunity to pursue Kitty. Meanwhile, the return of an old patient causes ripples, calling everyone’s loyalties into question. Premieres Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 10 p.m. ET. Check your local listings. Continue


Justice Kennedy Changes His Mind

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Independent Lens
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Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote the opinion in Obergefell vs. Hodges that protects nationwide same-sex marriage, once maintained very different views. In 1985, Kennedy wrote the decision that forced Australian Tony Sullivan to go underground with his American husband in order to avoid deportation. Learn more about the evolution of Justice Kennedy’s same-sex rulings in this short video. Continue


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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. Premieres Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 10 p.m. ET. Check your local listings. Continue


Bringing the Same-Sex Marriage Debate Full Circle

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Independent Lens
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Clela Rorex reunites with Tony Sullivan, the man for whom she signed one of the first same-sex marriage licenses in 1975, to discuss their impact. Tony's love story and longtime fight for marriage equality and immigrant rights is at the heart of the new documentary Limited Partnership, which premieres on Independent Lens. Continue


Nuclear Meltdown Disaster Preview

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NOVA
PBS


Go inside the Fukushima power plants for the minute-by-minute story of what went wrong. Airing July 29, 2015 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


Establishing Roots in Palestine

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1913: Seeds of Conflict
PBS


Arab complaints about Jewish settlers found a voice in the new constitutional parliament in Istanbul. Though Jerusalem’s representative Ruhi al-Khalidi suggested that Jews move to other parts of the Ottoman Empire, the dream of a Jewish state required a new infrastructure starting with the purchase of land in concentrated areas. Continue


Ashkenazi Jews Arrive in Palestine

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1913: Seeds of Conflict
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In 1881, the assassination of Czar Alexander II leads to a wave of anti-Semitic violence resulting in the emigration of 2 million Ashkenazi Jews — a small portion of whom ended up in Palestine. The arriving immigrants name their settlements “First in Zion” or “Ray of Hope,” reflecting their sense of hope in their new home. Continue


Get a Sneak Peek at 1913: Seeds of Conflict

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1913: Seeds of Conflict
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Flip through photos from 1913: Seeds of Conflict. Examine the seeds of today’s Middle East conflict, sown in pre-World War I Ottoman Palestine. Premieres Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 9 p.m. ET. Check your local listings. Continue


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