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A Social Media President?

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The Open Mind
PBS


Boston University's Feld Professor of Emerging Media James Katz assesses President Obama's use of new technology at the midpoint of his second term and the challenge of translating his campaign's successful virtual engagement into good governance. Continue


Sunken Ship Rescue Preview

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NOVA
PBS


A team of 500 engineers and divers struggle to raise the Costa Concordia cruise ship. Airing January 21, 2015 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


A Filmmaker in Pursuit of “Happiness”

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Independent Lens
PBS


The director Thomas Balmes talks about what brought him to Bhutan to make Happiness, including how encroaching technology like TV may change everything, not necessarily for the better, in that tiny Himalayan nation, and about how filming in a remote mountain village was even harder than he expected. Continue


From an Electrician “Robin Hood” to Real-Life “MacGyvers”

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Independent Lens
PBS


Inspired by the documentary Powerless and its main character, Loha Singh, a modern-day "Robin Hood of Electricity" according to some Kanpur residents, here's a glance at some other real experts in jerry-rigging technology using bare bones methods. Continue


Balloon Animals

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NOVA
PBS


Hot air balloons let people soar into the sky, but they had their share of turbulence. Continue


Surviving Ebola Preview

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NOVA
PBS


As the epidemic threatens to spiral out of control, scientists race to find a cure. Airing October 8, 2014 at 10 pm on PBS 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


Ben Franklin's Balloons Preview

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NOVA
PBS


Experts recreate the French’s daring first manned flights, which Franklin had chronicled. Airing October 22, 2014 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


Lawmakers Act on Outbreaks

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NOVA
PBS


Dr. Richard Pan explains California's strategy for increasing vaccination rates. 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


First Man on the Moon

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NOVA
PBS


He risked his life for the nation and became a world icon, but who was Neil Armstrong? Airing December 3, 2014 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


First Man on the Moon Preview

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NOVA
PBS


He risked his life for the nation and became a world icon, but who was Neil Armstrong? Airing December 3, 2014 at 9 pm on PBS 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


Surviving Ebola

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NOVA
PBS


As the epidemic threatens to spiral out of control, scientists race to find a cure. Airing October 8, 2014 at 10 pm on PBS 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


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


Secrets of Urban Archaeology

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NOVA
PBS


Urban archaeologists dig for stories beneath city streets. 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


Immunity and Vaccines Explained

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NOVA
PBS


Vaccines work with our immune system to keep us from getting sick. Continue


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