Darwin's Darkest Hour

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Killer Landslides

Killer Landslides

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A look at what may have caused a massive landslide.

60 min.

Emperor's Ghost Army

Emperor's Ghost Army

NOVA

The terra-cotta army of Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang.

60 min.

Bigger Than T. rex

Bigger Than T. rex

NOVA

Follow the paleontologists who are reconstructing a terrifying carnivore dubbed Spinosaurus.

60 min.

First Air War

First Air War

NOVA

Uncover secrets of some colorful and deadly early flying machines and explore their role in WWI.

60 min.

Ben Franklin's Balloons

Ben Franklin's Balloons

NOVA

Watch the re-creation of an 18th-century hot air balloon, using period tools and materials.

60 min.

Surviving Ebola

Surviving Ebola

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Hear reports from the Ebola hot zone and from labs where scientists are racing to find a cure.

60 min.

Schedule

Saturday
11/22/14 1:00 PM
WGBX 44
Sunday
11/23/14 1:00 AM
WGBX 44
Sunday
11/23/14 4:00 AM
WGBH 2
Sunday
11/23/14 2:00 PM
WGBH 2
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