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Why Planes Vanish

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NOVA
PBS


Can new technology prevent aircraft like Flight MH370 from disappearing without a trace? Airing October 8 at 9 pm on PBS Please be advised The Boeing Company is a funder of the NOVA series. Please note, however, that no funds from Boeing were applied to this specific episode. Continue


Emperor's Ghost Army Preview

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NOVA
PBS


Explore the buried clay warriors, chariots, and bronze weapons of China’s first emperor. Airing November 12, 2014 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


Why Planes Vanish Preview

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NOVA
PBS


Can new technology prevent aircraft like Flight MH370 from disappearing without a trace? Airing October 8 at 9 pm on PBS Please be advised The Boeing Company is a funder of the NOVA series. Please note, however, that no funds from Boeing were applied to this specific episode. Continue


Medal of Honor awarded for marine’s selfless action

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


In November 2010, Lance Cpl. Kyle Carpenter’s battalion was tasked with taking over a compound in Afghanistan, when a grenade landed on the roof where he was standing. He dove on it to save the life of a fellow marine, absorbing much of the blast that seriously wounded him. He was awarded the Medal of Honor on Thursday. Carpenter recalls his story and what followed to Jeffrey Brown. Continue


D-Day's Sunken Secrets

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NOVA
PBS


Dive teams, submersibles, and robots explore a massive underwater WWII archeological site. Continue


Reconstructing the D-Day Gliders

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NOVA
PBS


The Allies used silent wooden gliders to get behind enemy lines before the D-Day landings. Continue


Room 641a

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FRONTLINE
PBS


When an NSA agent showed up at AT&T headquarters, technician Mark Klein didn't think much of it. But later, he noticed a secret room — and uncovered an infrastructure suggesting that the government was copying all traffic going through AT&T's Internet backbone. FRONTLINE's "United States of Secrets: Privacy Lost" premieres Tuesday, May 20 at 10 p.m. on PBS. Continue


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D-Day 360
PBS


D-Day was a logistical effort on a scale never seen before or since. On the day itself, 3,000 planes dropped 23,000 airborne troops behind German lines.This film takes advantage of LiDAR technology to re-create the landscape and allow viewers to switch effortlessly between the macro and the micro, pulling back for the big picture and zooming in to a close-up of a single soldier on the battlefield. Continue


Escape from Nazi Alcatraz Preview

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NOVA
PBS


A crack team rebuilds a glider that POWs hoped to catapult off the top of Colditz Castle. Airing May 14, 2014 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


Iraq and Afghanistan veterans express pain and pride of war

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


According to a new survey, 89 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans say they would join the military again, while also reporting a spike in suicide, reduced physical wellness and feelings of disconnection. Gwen Ifill talks to two veterans, Tom Tarantino of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and Nathan Smith of Hire Heroes USA, as well as Rajiv Chandrasekaran of The Washington Post. Continue


Think Wednesday Continues September 24th

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PBS Presents
PBS


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


First Air War Preview

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NOVA
PBS


How did fighter planes evolve from rickety biplanes to deadly machines during WWI? Airing October 29, 2014 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


Rise of the Hackers Preview

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NOVA
PBS


A new global geek squad is harnessing cryptography to stay a step ahead of cybercriminals. Airing September 24, 2014 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


What the NSA can secretly put on your device

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FRONTLINE
PBS


Security expert Bruce Schneier breaks down the NSA's Tailored Access Operations unit, and how it is able to install its own surveillance hardware on commercial computers and devices. Continue


How Can the NSA Get Onto Your computer?

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FRONTLINE
PBS


Security expert Ashkan Soltani explains the NSA's QUANTUM program, which allows the agency to access computers through web browsers. FRONTLINE animates illustrations on top of the interview. Continue


A Clever Colditz Escape

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NOVA
PBS


A chance discover during a game of rugby led Dutch POWs to an ingenious WWII jailbreak. Continue


The Smiley Face

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FRONTLINE
PBS


When Google found out that the NSA was secretly tapping into their private data streams — and that NSA operatives had seemingly bragged about their accomplishment — they were furious. FRONTLINE's "United States of Secrets: Privacy Lost" premieres Tuesday, May 20 at 10 p.m. on PBS and at pbs.org/frontline. Continue


Pentagon reports rise in reports of military sexual assault

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The Pentagon has seen a 50 percent rise in cases of sexual assault being reported, following escalated measures to prevent and combat rampant attacks within the ranks and amid growing pressure from Congress and the White House. Gwen Ifill gets reaction from former Capt. Anu Bhagwati of the Service Women's Action Network and retired Lt. Col. Geoffrey Corn, a former Army lawyer. Continue


D-Day's Sunken Secrets Preview

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NOVA
PBS


Dive teams, submersibles, and robots explore a massive underwater WWII archeological site. Airing May 28, 2014 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


Civilization (Hour 2) - Preview

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Civilization: The West and the Rest with Niall Ferguson
PBS


Examine the West’s rise to global dominance based on Niall Ferguson’s six principles of prosperity. Continue


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