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NOVA: "Nazi Attack on America"

Wednesday, May 6 at 9pm on WGBH 2

In the midst of World War II, a little-known attack from the ocean depths struck our shores, lasting three-and-a-half years and claiming 5,000 lives. Now, famed undersea explorer Bob Ballard, discoverer of the Titanic, investigates the wreck of one of the attack craft, a German submarine that lies at the bottom of the gulf just a few miles off New Orleans. U-166 was part of Operation Drumbeat, a highly successful U-boat operation that caught East Coast cities and shipping almost completely unprepared. With state-of-the-art survey gear, Ballard probes the wreck and explores a dramatic mystery in the official story of the sub’s sinking.

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Nazi Attack on America

Nazi Attack on America

NOVA

Learn about a little-known attack from the ocean depths that claimed 5,000 American lives.

60 min.

Manhunt: Boston Bombers

Manhunt: Boston Bombers

NOVA

The search for the perpetrators of the Boston bombings.

60 min.

Invisible Universe Revealed

Invisible Universe Revealed

NOVA

The story of the Hubble Space Telescope.

60 min.

The Great Math Mystery

The Great Math Mystery

NOVA

Take a mathematical mystery tour with Dr. Mario Livio.

Hagia Sophia: Istanbul's Ancient Mystery

Hagia Sophia: Istanbul's Ancient Mystery

NOVA

Examine Hagia Sophia’s seismic secrets, which have insured its survival through a dozen earthquakes.

Petra: Lost City of Stone

Petra: Lost City of Stone

NOVA

Follow an archaeologist and sculptors to learn how the people of Petra built their city of stone.

Schedule

Wednesday
5/6/15 9:00 PM
WGBH 2
Thursday
5/7/15 5:00 AM
WGBH 2
Sunday
5/10/15 4:00 AM
WGBH 2
Wednesday
5/13/15 9:00 PM
WGBH 2

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