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Stories by Jennifer Robinson

SECRETS OF THE DEAD: Nero's Sunken City

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Beneath the turquoise waves of the Bay of Naples lies an extraordinary underwater archeology site, the ancient Roman city of Baiae. From the first century to the third century AD, Baiae was the exclusive playground for the rich and powerful among Rome’s elite. What made Baiae such a special place? And why did it disappear?

NATURE: Yosemite

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Yosemite is a land forged in wildfire and sculpted by water, but with climate change, water is scarcer and fire more common. Join scientists and adventurers to investigate how these global changes are affecting one of America’s greatest wildernesses.

Projections Of America: Movies In Wartime

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John Lithgow narrates the story of a team of idealistic filmmakers who, during the darkest hour of global war, hoped the power of the movies could reshape the world.

DEAD RECKONING: WAR, CRIME & JUSTICE FROM WW2 TO THE WAR ON TERROR (New Series Premiere)

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Civilians worldwide are increasingly the targets of war crimes. This unprecedented series examines the evolution of postwar justice in investigating genocide, ethnic cleansing and other atrocities and in prosecuting the perpetrators.

INDEPENDENT LENS: Ovarian Psycos

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Based in the heart of Los Angeles' Eastside, and building upon the legacy of the Chicano/a and civil rights movement, the irreverently named Ovarian Psycos Cycle Brigade are a ferocious and unapologetic group of young women of color, cycling through the barrios and boulevards of the Eastside, committed to collectively confronting racism and violence, and demanding and creating safe spaces for women.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Palm Springs - Hour 3

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Travel to Palm Springs with ROADSHOW, featuring Charles Schreyvogel’s oil "A Lone Horse," ca. 1900, Disneyland hand-colored architectural elevations, ca. 1954, and a 1982 Bob Mackie beaded gown, made for Brooke Shields. Which is valued at $75,000?

MASTERPIECE: To Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters

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Learn the extraordinary story of how, against all odds, the famous literary trio had their genius for writing romantic novels recognized in a male-dominated 19th-century world.

DEATH IN PARADISE: Season 6 (New Season Premiere)

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In Season 6, DI Humphrey Goodman and his team are back solving increasingly puzzling murders on the beautiful island of Saint Marie - from a body on a volcano, to a two-part story which takes the team to London. But it's not just the crime which is troubling Humphrey - as his relationship with Martha blossoms, will the course of true love run smoothly?

Wuthering Heights

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Witness Heathcliff and Cathy's fiery romance in this adaptation of Emily Brontë's classic novel. The adopted gypsy boy Heathcliff finds his soulmate in Cathy, but unable to have her, he seeks vengeance on those who come between them.

THE CORONER: Season 2 (New Season Premiere)

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THE CORONER mixes mystery, crime fighting and jeopardy with the warm, lighthearted tone of Jane’s relationships with her colleagues, family and the local community. In this new series, the chemistry between Jane and Davey remains as palpable as ever — will this old flame finally be reignited?

Last Of The Breed

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The treasure trove of honky-tonk hits and Texas swing tunes that turned the album "Last of the Breed" — by the legendary Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price — into a major-selling hit is a once-in-a-lifetime concert event. The three deliver rousing performances of their greatest hits in the richest voices this side of the Rio Grande.

FRONTLINE: Iraq Uncovered

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Venture inside Iraq, as militias and the military fight for the future of the country. Examine the power of the militias, the impact on civilians and the places where ISIS has been pushed out.

California Dreamin': The Songs Of The Mamas And The Papas

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Celebrate 50 years of the harmonious pop-folk-rock group that defined an era. The special features interviews and performances by Mama Cass, Michelle, Denny and John, with rare footage not seen in decades.

Rick Steves' Guide To Cuba

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Rick Steves reports on the red tape, frustrations and rewards that come with travel in the home of rumba and rum, and romance and revolution. A virtual tour of Havana is shown with its historic fort, colorful old cars, and melting-sugar-cube architecture.

Brain Maker With David Perlmutter, M.D.

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In "Brain Maker," Dr. Perlmutter explains the potent interplay between intestinal microbes and the brain, describing how the microbiome develops from birth and evolves based on lifestyle choices, how it can become "sick," and how nurturing gut health through a few easy strategies can alter your brain's destiny for the better.

Eat Fat Get Thin With Dr. Mark Hyman

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Many of us have long been told that fat makes us fat, contributes to heart disease, and generally erodes our health. Now a growing body of research is debunking our fat-phobia, revealing the health and weight-loss benefits of a higher fat diet rich in eggs, nuts, healthy oils, avocados, and other delicious super-foods.

Victoria After-Party

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Give the first season of this regal new series a royal sendoff with cast members and creators. Relive favorite scenes and special moments of Victoria's dramatic story from ascending to the throne through courtship and marriage.

National Park Symphony - The Mighty Five

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Celebrate the grandeur and majesty of Utah’s five national parks set to glorious music from the Utah Symphony. See stunning iconic images, grand vistas and secret locations in Zion, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Arches National Parks.

Eat To Live With Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

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Cut through the hype and get the facts you need to lose weight and lower blood pressure and cholesterol without drugs. Dr. Fuhrman provides the latest research that sets you on the path to recovery even if you have diabetes or pre-diabetes.

The Pain Antidote With Dr. Mel Pohl

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Manage chronic pain with this step-by-step program towards a healthier and more vibrant life. Using both traditional and alternative healing techniques, Dr. Pohl offers an innovative, painkiller-free approach to turn down the volume on pain.

SECRETS OF THE DEAD: Graveyard Of The Giant Beasts

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A mining operation in Cerrejón, Northern Colombia, opened a window onto a previously unknown period of the earth’s history and a world teeming with giant creatures emerged. The biggest of all was Titanoboa a 43-foot snake, the largest that ever lived. But new discoveries in Cerrejon suggest that Titanoboa’s rule was challenged by a giant crocodilian.

AFRICA’S GREAT CIVILIZATIONS

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Beginning with Africa’s ancient history as the cradle of mankind, this documentary series with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. brings to life the epic stories of both little-known and celebrated African kingdoms and cultures.

AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK'S ILLUSTRATED: Back To Basics

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Host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the ultimate roasted bone-in chicken breasts. Test cook Elle Simone reveals the secrets to making the best baked potatoes.

LIVE AT THE BELLY UP: Ziggy Marley

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The eldest Marley son and multi Grammy Award-winner has lived a life filled with changes and transitions. From his earliest days, raised in Trench Town, Jamaica, to the present, he has been guided by his keen awareness and driving compassion which has leading to decades spanning reggae hits.

NOVA: Why Trains Crash

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Trains are essential for moving freight and people throughout the world, but they are far from accident-free. Follow investigators as they probe the wreckage of infamous accidents and watch safety experts test the latest crash prevention designs.

Beyond The Mirage: The Future Of Water In The West

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Explore the West's water crisis in detail, including how the region arrived at this point. Through interviews with noted public policy and environmental experts, the one-hour documentary puts viewers at the center of this issue and prompts a candid discussion about water resources and the need for viable, sustainable solutions.

RICK STEVES' EUROPE: Assisi And Italian Country Charm

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In the Italian countryside, Rick connects with rustic, traditional culture: enjoying an agriturismo (farmhouse inn), seeing how prosciutto and pecorino cheese are made, and hiking down into deep and ancient wine cellars. He ends in Assisi — the hometown of St. Francis — which retains its spiritual aura to this day.

AMERICAN MASTERS: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

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Journey through the prolific life of the "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" author and activist who inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought. Features new interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Common, the Clintons and others.

The Talk - Race In America

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In the wake of recent tragic and fatal events between men of color and law enforcement, learn how black and Hispanic families counsel their kids to stay safe if they are stopped by the police.

FRONTLINE: Out Of Gitmo

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The dramatic story of a Gitmo detainee released from the controversial U.S. prison after 14 years. With NPR, a report on the struggle over freeing prisoners once deemed international terrorists. Also, the untold history of the Guantanamo Bay prison.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Palm Springs - Hour 2

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Learn more about fantastic Palm Springs finds including a 1966 Roy Lichtenstein screenprint, a NASA Apollo archive, ca. 1965, and a Tiffany Studios mosaic panel, ca. 1905. One is appraised at $100,000-$150,000!

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Palm Springs - Hour 1

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Journey to Palm Springs for vintage and antique finds such as a 1965 Noah Purifoy sculpture, Carroll O'Connor's Archie Bunker coat, ca. 1970, and a Franz Bergman foundry Vienna bronze lamp from around 1920. Can you guess which is valued at $125,000?

LIVE AT THE BELLY UP: The Soul Rebels Sound System Feat. Talib Kweli

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The Soul Rebels and Talib Kweli come together for a very special show charting new territory in hip hop as they combine songs and grooves that celebrate dancing, life, funk and soul.

SAVOR SAN DIEGO: Season 4: Indigenous Foods

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Explore various native foods and plants and learn how the Kumeyaay used them for meal preparation and medicinal purposes in their culture.

NOVA: The Origami Revolution

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The ancient art of paper folding is sparking scientific advances, affecting drug development and future NASA space missions. Discover how the art of origami is reshaping the world around us as scientists uncover the power of folding.

INDEPENDENT LENS: Tower

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Explore the deadly Aug. 1, 1966, mass shooting at the University of Texas that left 16 dead. “Tower” reframes the events of that day via the perspectives of those who lived through it and examines the effects of the shooting over the last 50 years.

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Ruby Ridge

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Examine the 1992 FBI siege at Ruby Ridge that helped launch the modern militia movement through eyewitness accounts, including Randy Weaver’s daughter and federal agents involved in the deadly confrontation.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Indianapolis - Hour 3

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Travel to Indianapolis for hidden treasures including an 1898 Alphonse Mucha JOB poster, a 1974 George Nakashima “Kent Hall” floor lamp and a 1961 Ty Cobb-signed baseball. Which is the big find?

INDEPENDENT LENS: Accidental Courtesy

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Meet African-American musician Daryl Davis, who has a peculiar passion — meeting and befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan in an attempt to change their minds and forge racial conciliation, one racist at a time.

Smokey Robinson: The Library Of Congress Gershwin Prize For Popular Song

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Join host Samuel L. Jackson for an all-star tribute to singer and songwriter Smokey Robinson, the 2016 recipient of the Gershwin Prize, with a special appearance by Berry Gordy, founder of Motown.

Max Raabe & The Palast Orchester: Let's Do It

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Enjoy high style and humor with the German crooner’s salute to the timeless melodies of the 1920s and 30s. Impeccably dressed in white tie and tails, Max combines pop-star appeal with nostalgic flair as he performs in English, German and Spanish.

RICK STEVES' EUROPE: Romania

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Rick Steves and his team tour Romania's vibrant capital, Bucharest, with its "Little Paris of the East" architecture and lingering reminders of a brutal communist dictator. Then they head into Transylvania, where they visit fortified churches, cobbled merchant towns like Sighișoara, and castles made famous by an imported German king and the real-life Dracula.

AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK'S ILLUSTRATED: Cast Iron Staples (New Season Premiere)

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In the premiere episode of Season 17, hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster debunk cast iron myths and share the basics for cast iron care. Then, Julia shows Bridget how to make the ultimate cast iron steak.

LIVE AT THE BELLY UP: Nahko And Medicine For The People

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The oral tradition of storytelling is so important for our generation, and part of what Nahko and Medicine for the People are try to convey is accountability and empowerment through their music. They embrace Bob Marley's idea of bridging the world — bringing people together to resolve differences.

SAVOR SAN DIEGO: Season 4: Exploring El Cajon

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Host Su-Mei Yu visits El Cajon and discovers this vibrant community's unique collection of middle eastern restaurants and markets. She also visits a non-profit organization called Yalla.

CITY IN THE SKY

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Explore a unique metropolis — a midair “city” composed of nearly a million people on flights that crisscross the world daily. Meet the hidden army working to keep the city aloft and uncover the exceptional engineering and technology that make it work.

NOVA: Ultimate Cruise Ship

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Weighing 54,000 gross tons and stretching over two football fields, the Seven Seas Explorer is no ordinary boat. Join pioneering shipbuilders as they endeavor to build the ultimate cruise ship.

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: Indianapolis - Hour 2

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Discover treasures from Indianapolis, Indiana, including a 1952 Joe Louis-signed whiskey bottle, a Sheraton sideboard, ca. 1820, and a 1928 NY Yankees team-signed baseball. Which one is the top find of the hour?

1964: The Fight For A Right

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With historical footage and interviews with Freedom Summer architects and volunteers, as well as present day activists, “1964: The Fight For A Right” uses Mississippi to explain American voting issues in the last 150 years. For instance, why are red states red?

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Oklahoma City

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Follow the rise of the extremist militia movement, from Ruby Ridge to Waco, that led to the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in American history — the 1995 bombing by Timothy McVeigh that killed 168 people in Oklahoma City.

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