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Did military burn pits make soldiers sick?

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PBS NewsHour
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Throughout the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, all kinds of things -- batteries, paint, plastic, electronics, even whole vehicles -- were disposed of in so-called “burn pits” by the U.S. military. Some veterans have filed a class action lawsuit against a defense contractor claiming toxic smoke from burning waste caused lung disease and cancer. Hari Sreenivasan and NewsHour producer Dan Sagalyn report. 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


Helping and Hurting the Navy

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Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power
PBS


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
PBS


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


Full Episode

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Navy SEALs – Their Untold Story
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Recount the ticking-clock missions of the “Commandos of the Deep” through firsthand accounts — including that of a D-Day demolition team member — and through never-before-seen footage, home movies and personal mementoes. Admirals, master chiefs, clandestine operators, demolitioneers and snipers reveal how US Navy SEALs morphed into the world's most admired commandos. Continue


First Air War

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NOVA
PBS


How did fighter planes evolve from rickety biplanes into deadly machines during WWI? 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


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


Understanding America at war through the eyes of its heroes

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


One of the most famous veterans in the U.S. shares stories of largely unknown American heroes from each of the nation’s armed conflicts in “Thirteen Soldiers: A Personal History of America at War.” Gwen Ifill sits down with author Sen. John McCain, who wrote the book with his longtime collaborator Mark Salter, to discuss the book and the incoming Congress. Continue


Who was Rickover?

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Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power
PBS


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


Under the Pole

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Rickover: The Birth of Nuclear Power
PBS


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


Emperor's Ghost Army

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NOVA
PBS


Explore the buried clay warriors, chariots, and bronze weapons of China’s first emperor. Continue


Strange Captain Strange

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NOVA
PBS


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


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


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