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Secrets of the Dead

Bridge on the River Kwai

54:52Expires: 10/19/12

The bridge and remnants of railway (abandoned in 1945) do stand today, but the Thai and Burmese jungles have consumed much of their remains. Construction records and documents revealing the railway's route are scarce. So just how did a team of men in such poor condition and confronted with so many obstacles manage to build the railway? And how did their Allied brethren achieve its demolition?

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Vampire Legend

Follow scientists as they uncover the true origins of modern vampire lore

54:41

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JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness

In many ways, President Lyndon B. Johnson was the most unlikely champion of Civil Rights.

55:10

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Carthage's Lost Warriors

This episode uncovers evidence that could rewrite the history of the Americas

54:41

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Killer Flu

Where did this particular flu strain come from, and what made it so deadly?

54:53

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Vampire-Slaying Ritual in Romania

In 2004, a group of villagers has performed a vampire-slaying ritual in Romania.

3:05

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Did the city of Troy exist?

Homer's poems say that Troy stood by the Aegean sea.

3:14

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Horses and Troy

The Trojans were traders and they were particularly famous for one commodity: horses.

2:14

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Civil Rights Act of 1964

On July 2, 1964, President Johnson signed into law the historic Civil Rights Act.

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Jamestown’s Dark Winter: Preview

Uncoverr the truth about the first permanent English colony in the New World

0:38

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Vampire Legend: Preview

Follow scientists as they uncover the true origins of modern vampire lore.

0:38

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The Real Trojan Horse: Preview

Uncover evidence that could explain how ancient Greeks got inside the walls of Troy.

0:39

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JFK & LBJ: A Time for Greatness

In many ways, President Lyndon B. Johnson was the most unlikely champion of Civil Rights.

0:35

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