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The Candy Bomber - Preview

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The Candy Bomber
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Hear the true story of the American pilot who brought joy to German children in post-war Berlin. Continue


Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power - Preview

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Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power
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Admiral Hyman G. Rickover transformed the Navy, helped win the Cold War and changed the course of America's technological development with his quest to create the first nuclear-powered submarine, aircraft carrier and power plant. Continue


Who was Rickover?

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Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power
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Combative, provocative and blunt, Admiral Hyman G. Rickover was a unique American hero. Unafraid to buck the system, he alienated Navy brass in his quest to create the first nuclear-powered submarine, aircraft carrier and power plant. However, few contested that he transformed the Navy, helped win the Cold War and changed the course of America’s technological development. Continue


Helping and Hurting the Navy

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Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power
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Admiral Hyman G. Rickover was a flamboyant maverick, a unique American hero. Unafraid to buck the system, he alienated Navy brass in his quest to create the first nuclear-powered submarine, aircraft carrier and power plant. Continue


The Admiral's Interview Techniques

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Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power
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Combative, provocative and searingly blunt, Admiral Hyman G. Rickover used techniques like cutting off pieces of the front legs of a chair to make interviewees slide forward while talking. Continue


Strange Captain Strange

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NOVA
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A pilot transforms how airplanes fight during WWI, but nearly plummets and dies trying. Continue


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Across the Creek
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Broken by the legacy of colonialism, the Lakota Tribes struggle for restoration, healing and rebuilding. This film is a conversation between the elder and younger generations about reclaiming their stories and culture. By looking at the family structure, spirituality, language and values, they hope to build a vision for the future. Continue


Forever Frogmen

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Navy SEALs – Their Untold Story
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No matter how sophisticated they or their foes become, the Navy SEALs will always be connected to their roots as WWII Frogmen. Continue


History of Hell Week

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Navy SEALs – Their Untold Story
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A hallmark of the Navy SEALs is their difficult training regimen, known as “Hell Week.” Here’s how it all started. Continue


Makers Women in War Preview

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Makers: Women Who Make America
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Track American women’s increasing participation in war — from Vietnam to the present — as nurses, soldiers, journalists, diplomats and spies. Continue


Firestone and the Warlord

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FRONTLINE
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FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate the relationship between Firestone and the infamous Liberian warlord Charles Taylor. Based on the inside accounts of Americans who ran the company's Liberia rubber plantation, and diplomatic cables and court documents, the investigation reveals how Firestone conducted business during the brutal Liberian civil war. Continue


George Stephanopoulos' Heroic Ancestors

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Finding Your Roots
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George Stephanopoulos learns that his Great-Grandfather heroically resisted Nazi occupation during WW2 and was imprisoned for his acts of bravery. Continue


Ancient Roots

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Finding Your Roots
PBS


Trace the histories of these three guests. Tina Fey’s fifth great-grandfather survived a terrible massacre and became a hero in the Greek War of Independence. David Sedaris’ ancestors were also touched by the Greek War of Independence. George Stephanopoulos’ family was willing to sacrifice themselves in the struggle against the Nazi occupation of Greece during World War II. Continue


Under the Pole

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Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power
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When few thought it possible, Rickover undertook a quest to harness the power of the atom to drive the first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, whose trip under the polar ice pack was one of the great adventure stories of the 1950s. Continue


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Navy SEALs – Their Untold Story
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Despite the widespread attention paid to the Navy SEALs since they killed Osama bin Laden, the story of how these clandestine warriors evolved and how their extraordinary abilities shaped history, has remained untold. Continue


Episode XIII: Service

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Craft in America
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Documenting craft and the military and the power of the handmade to inspire and heal. Featuring papermaker Pam DeLuco, saddler Eugene Burks Jr., and ceramic artists Ehren Tool, Judas Recendez and Peter Voulkos. Continue


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LaDonna Harris: Indian 101
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This documentary profiles Comanche political and social activist LaDonna Harris. President Lyndon Johnson tapped her to educate the executive and legislative branches on the unique role of American Indian tribes and their relationship to the U.S. government. The course, called “Indian 101,” was taught to members of Congress and other agencies for more than 35 years. Continue


Don’t Panic

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Navy SEALs – Their Untold Story
PBS


How do Navy SEALs prepare for their high-stakes missions? They get as close to the real thing as possible. Continue


Women in War

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Makers: Women Who Make America
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Makers: Women in War looks at American women’s increasing participation in war—from Vietnam to the present—as nurses, soldiers, journalists, diplomats and spies. Among those featured are Linda Bray, the first woman to lead troops into battle, and Valerie Plame Wilson, whose career was sabotaged after she was “outed” as a high-level spy. Continue


The Act of Killing: Filmmaker Interview

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POV
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Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer on the making of his film The Act of Killing. Continue


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