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Secrets of the Dead

Secrets of the Dead
"Secrets of the Dead" combines detective work and drama to explore some of the most iconic moments in history to debunk myths and shed new light on past events. Using the latest investigative techniques, forensic science and historical examination to unearth new evidence, challenges prevailing ideas, overturns existing hypotheses, spotlights forgotten mysteries and ultimately rewrites history.

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The Lost Gardens of Babylon Air date: 05-07-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365240618/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Secrets of the Dead Uncovers Clues to the Site of the Most Elusive of the Ancient Wonders of the World, in The Lost Gardens of Babylon /episodes/get/12612 /episode/12612 Secrets of the Dead: The Lost Gardens of Babylon /episode-player/12612
Carthage's Lost Warriors Air date: 04-03-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365213438/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In 146 BC, as the Romans conquered the vast Carthaginian Empire in North Africa, thousands of people fled their homeland. Now, science is suggesting some may have taken refuge thousands of miles away in South America. In addition to the scientific evidence, blonde, blue eyed indigenes suggest that... /episodes/get/12304 /episode/12304 Secrets of the Dead: Carthage's Lost Warriors /episode-player/12304
The Lost Diary of Dr. Livingstone Air date: 03-27-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365208393/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false /episodes/get/12222 /episode/12222 Secrets of the Dead: The Lost Diary of Dr. Livingstone /episode-player/12222
JFK: One PM Central Standard Time Air date: 11-14-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365118738/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Narrated by George Clooney, JFK: One PM Central Standard Time recounts the riveting story of the reporting from Dallas and the CBS Newsroom in New York from the moment President Kennedy was shot until Cronkite’s emotional pronouncement of his death at 1 p.m. CST. /episodes/get/10998 /episode/10998 Secrets of the Dead: JFK: One PM Central Standard Time /episode-player/10998
Bones of the Buddha Air date: 07-24-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365051623/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The mystery surrounding the bones of the Buddha dates back more than 100 years ago, when colonial estate manager William Peppe and his workers began digging at a mysterious hill in Northern India. /episodes/get/9857 /episode/9857 Secrets of the Dead: Bones of the Buddha /episode-player/9857
Bones of the Buddha Air date: 07-24-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365051393/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false When colonial estate manager Willie Peppe set his workers digging at a mysterious hill in Northern India in 1898, he had no idea what they’d find. Just over 20 feet down, they made an amazing discovery: a huge stone coffer, containing five reliquary jars, more than 1,000 separate jewels and some... /episodes/get/9858 /episode/9858 Secrets of the Dead: Bones of the Buddha /episode-player/9858
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The Sinking of the Andrea Doria
On the last night of an Atlantic voyage, the Andrea Doria luxury liner was broadsided by the 13,000-ton Stockholm in an accident that imperiled more than 1,700 passengers and crew. With the world watching in horror during one of the first televised tragedies, the Andrea Doria sank, sparking a...
Air date: 10/03/2006
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1312687902/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false On the last night of an Atlantic voyage, the Andrea Doria luxury liner was broadsided by the 13,000-ton Stockholm in an accident that imperiled more than 1,700 passengers and crew. With the world watching in horror during one of the first televised tragedies, the Andrea Doria sank, sparking a... /episodes/get/3152 /episode/3152 Secrets of the Dead: The Sinking of the Andrea Doria /episode-player/3152
Umbrella Assassin
On September 11, 1978, Bulgarian emigre, writer and broadcast journalist Georgi Markov died. Three days before, while waiting for a bus, Markov felt a sudden sting in the back of his thigh. Markov was soon hospitalized. After his death, an investigation ruled Markov had been poisoned. A pellet...
Air date: 10/04/2006
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1355566832/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false On September 11, 1978, Bulgarian emigre, writer and broadcast journalist Georgi Markov died. Three days before, while waiting for a bus, Markov felt a sudden sting in the back of his thigh. Markov was soon hospitalized. After his death, an investigation ruled Markov had been poisoned. A pellet... /episodes/get/3154 /episode/3154 Secrets of the Dead: Umbrella Assassin /episode-player/3154
Dogfight Over Guadalcanal
Deep in the jungle of Guadalcanal in the South Pacific are the rusting remains of a World War II-era fighter plane. Research confirms that the plane is the doomed Wildcat flown by James "Pug" Southerland in WWII. This documentary examines and recreates every dramatic moment of the legendary...
Air date: 11/08/2006
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1258888794/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Deep in the jungle of Guadalcanal in the South Pacific are the rusting remains of a World War II-era fighter plane. Research confirms that the plane is the doomed Wildcat flown by James "Pug" Southerland in WWII. This documentary examines and recreates every dramatic moment of the legendary... /episodes/get/3134 /episode/3134 Secrets of the Dead: Dogfight Over Guadalcanal /episode-player/3134
Gangland Graveyard
"Gangland Graveyard" takes viewers into the world of the Mafia through expert insight provided by Joseph D. Pistone, the real life Donnie Brasco. In 1981, Three Mafia captains were murdered by Massino in a power play for control of the Bananno family. Over the next 20 years the FBI would use...
Air date: 11/16/2006
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1297503569/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false "Gangland Graveyard" takes viewers into the world of the Mafia through expert insight provided by Joseph D. Pistone, the real life Donnie Brasco. In 1981, Three Mafia captains were murdered by Massino in a power play for control of the Bananno family. Over the next 20 years the FBI would use... /episodes/get/3138 /episode/3138 Secrets of the Dead: Gangland Graveyard /episode-player/3138
Bridge on the River Kwai
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...
Air date: 11/28/2006
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1485052507/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false 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... /episodes/get/3130 /episode/3130 Secrets of the Dead: Bridge on the River Kwai /episode-player/3130
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