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Swordbilled hummingbird on a branch

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On April 21, 1918, Baron Manfred von Richthofen, a.k.a. the Red Baron (pictured), took a bullet in the chest while in hot pursuit of his 81st kill. Was the fatal shot fired by another plane that briefly engaged him? Or did it come from the ground? NOVA cracks the most celebrated whodunit in aviation history.

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Secretary of State George Shultz (left) meets with the new leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, in 1985.

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George Shultz (left) and Ronald Reagan walking

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Border Patrol at the fence which separates the U.S. from Mexico in southwest San Diego County.

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Martha Torkington tours KPBS Reporter Joanne Faryon around the hillside which borders the U.S. and Mexico.

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Martha Torkington points to tracks on the hillside across from her property.

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The five History Detectives (from L-R) Wes Cowan, Gwen Wright, Tukufu Zuberi, Elyse Luray and Eduardo Pagan.

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HISTORY DETECTIVES host Eduardo Pagán (left) shares a letter with Hal Barker (right), head of the Korean War Project. This letter details a heroic act that saved the lives of several soldiers. Was the hero ever decorated for his deed?

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At "Antiques Roadshow" in Las Vegas, Nevada, this guest is in tears after she discovers that the ring inherited from her grandfather’s jewelry/pawn shop is an extremely high-quality, five-carat Asscher-cut diamond, set in platinum. Appraiser Adam Patrick, of A La Vieille Russie, agrees the news could wring tears of joy from anyone when he assigns the stunning piece a value of $165,000 to $175,000.

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An archaeological dig is the scene of murder in the Middle East, leading Poirot to unravel a tragic tale of twisted family secrets. The cast of suspects includes co-star Tim Curry (pictured).

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An archaeological dig is the scene of murder in the Middle East, leading Poirot (David Suchet, pictured) to unravel a tragic tale of twisted family secrets.

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Maggie, a relatively new addition to the Monterey Bay Aquarium's sea otter exhibit, finds a moment to look pretty for the camera.

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A great white shark, among the rarest of inhabitants of aquariums because of its refusal to eat in captivity, swims in a special section of the Monterey Bay Aquarium during its record-setting 198 days there before being returned to the Pacific.

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Visitors to the Monterey Bay Aquarium enjoy the million-gallon Outer Bay exhibit, the largest aquatic wildlife community display in the world. The program spotlights the aquarium's extraordinary ability to re-create realistic undersea environments.

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Classical stage and screen actors Sir Patrick Stewart (front), in his Laurence Olivier Award-winning turn as Claudius, and David Tennant (behind), as the titular Dane, reprise their roles in this television adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2008 stage production of "Hamlet."

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Award-winning TV host, food journalist and cookbook author Andreas Viestad (pictured cooking over a wood fire) treats viewers to an eye-opening voyage through his native Norway, where he creates tantalizing recipes with unusual ingredients against stunning natural backdrops.

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"The Last Good Kiss" by James Crumley is set in Sonoma, California.

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"The Guards" by Ken Bruen, is the first of the Jack Taylor novels.

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Author James Lee Burke

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One week spa retreat for two at the renown Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mex. The spa destination includes accommodations, meals, scheduled transportation (Saturdays only) from San Diego Airport (airfare not included). Subject to availability. Valid for arrivals from July-December. Black out dates apply. No cash value.

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The second season of "Live From The Artists Den" features a performance by David Gray (center) recorded January 5, 2010, Broad Street Ballroom, New York, NY.

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Paul McCartney upon receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, as President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Malia Obama, Sasha Obama and Marian Robinson attend the concert honoring McCartney in the East Room of the White House. June 2, 2010.

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Stevie Wonder performs, with Paul McCartney looking on, as President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Malia Obama, Sasha Obama and Marian Robinson attend the concert honoring McCartney, recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, in the East Room of the White House. June 2, 2010.

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Rob Hutsel is the executive director of the San Diego River Park Foundation, which is involved in helping to protect the coastal dune habitat in Ocean Beach.

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The sand dunes in Ocean Beach are a key nesting area for the California Least Tern, an endangered bird.

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Alfred Molina has some fun playing evil in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"

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Nicolas Cage looks pretty good for being centuries old and Jay Baruchel is his reluctant student in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"

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Nicolas Cage and Monica Bellucci share a love over the centuries in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"

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Ken Wantanabe and Marion Cotillard upset a dream world in "Inception"

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Leonardo DiCaprio can enter people's dreams in "Inception"

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