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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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Killer Flu
In 1918, a flu pandemic ripped through the global population with such speed and virulence that by the end of the following year an estimated 40 million people would be dead. Where did this particular flu strain come from, and what made it so deadly? 85 years later, virologists and epidemiologists...
Air date: 05/06/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1240086878/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In 1918, a flu pandemic ripped through the global population with such speed and virulence that by the end of the following year an estimated 40 million people would be dead. Where did this particular flu strain come from, and what made it so deadly? 85 years later, virologists and epidemiologists... /episodes/get/3142 /episode/3142 Secrets of the Dead: Killer Flu /episode-player/3142
Michelangelo Revealed
More than five centuries ago, Michelangelo Buonarroti was the darling of the Catholic Church. The Papacy commissioned him to create many of its most important pieces. Historians have long wondered about the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death, but now, art historian Antonio Forcellino...
Air date: 05/13/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1214340861/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false More than five centuries ago, Michelangelo Buonarroti was the darling of the Catholic Church. The Papacy commissioned him to create many of its most important pieces. Historians have long wondered about the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death, but now, art historian Antonio Forcellino... /episodes/get/3145 /episode/3145 Secrets of the Dead: Michelangelo Revealed /episode-player/3145
The Airmen and the Headhunters
In 1944, a U.S. bomber was hit by Japanese anti-aircraft fire, and the crew ejected and parachuted into the wilderness. They were taken in and protected by members of the Dayak tribe - the "wild men of Borneo," who were infamous for their custom of hunting and smoking enemy heads. Months later,...
Air date: 11/11/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1327179571/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In 1944, a U.S. bomber was hit by Japanese anti-aircraft fire, and the crew ejected and parachuted into the wilderness. They were taken in and protected by members of the Dayak tribe - the "wild men of Borneo," who were infamous for their custom of hunting and smoking enemy heads. Months later,... /episodes/get/3149 /episode/3149 Secrets of the Dead: The Airmen and the Headhunters /episode-player/3149
Mumbai Massacre
Timed for the first anniversary of the attacks, "Mumbai Massacre" brings viewers survivor accounts, closed-circuit footage from within the hotels and actual words spoken by victims and terrorists. Told from the perspective of the victims, the film places viewers inside the maelstrom, where they...
Air date: 11/25/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1341327345/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Timed for the first anniversary of the attacks, "Mumbai Massacre" brings viewers survivor accounts, closed-circuit footage from within the hotels and actual words spoken by victims and terrorists. Told from the perspective of the victims, the film places viewers inside the maelstrom, where they... /episodes/get/3146 /episode/3146 Secrets of the Dead: Mumbai Massacre /episode-player/3146
Japanese SuperSub
Japanese SuperSub recounts Japan's superior submarine technology and reveals how close the Japanese came to using the subs to blow up the Panama Canal, terrorize the U.S. and possibly enact a deadly biological attack. The supersub, obtained by the U.S. at the end of the war, combined the tactical...
Air date: 05/04/2010
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1481015813/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Japanese SuperSub recounts Japan's superior submarine technology and reveals how close the Japanese came to using the subs to blow up the Panama Canal, terrorize the U.S. and possibly enact a deadly biological attack. The supersub, obtained by the U.S. at the end of the war, combined the tactical... /episodes/get/3141 /episode/3141 Secrets of the Dead: Japanese SuperSub /episode-player/3141
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