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Airs Tuesdays, Oct. 3 - Nov. 21 and Dec. 12 & 19, 2017 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV
The acclaimed series returns with Professor Gates exploring the mysteries, surprises and revelations hidden in the family trees of popular figures including Scarlett Johansson, Ted Danson, Larry David, Ava DuVernay, Bryant Gumbel, Garrison Keillor, William H. Macy, Suzanne Malveaux, Ana Navarro, Amy Schumer, Mary Steenburgen, Christopher Walken and more.
Airs Tuesdays, Oct. 3-Nov. 28, 2017 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
THE VIETNAM WAR is a 10 part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. An immersive 360-degree narrative, the series tells the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never before been told on film.
Airs Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV
The question of who serves in America’s military has shaped battle strategy and foreign policy and stranded Americans in uniform for years on distant battlefields. From the Civil War to the conflicts of the Vietnam era, forced military service has torn the nation apart — and sometimes, as in WWII, united Americans in a common purpose. Hear how a single, controversial issue continues to define America. Part of PBS Stories of Service.
Airs Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at 9 p.m. & Sunday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV
Explore how China’s magnificent Forbidden City has withstood centuries of earthquakes. NOVA joins a team of master craftsmen who build a scale model of a typical palace in a seismic lab, then subject it to simulated earthquakes to shake out the secrets of how the Forbidden City has withstood centuries of violent tremors.
Airs Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV
Inside the brutal battle to defeat ISIS in Mosul. With extraordinary combat footage, the film follows an Iraqi special forces unit that bore the brunt of the fight. Also this hour, a rare look at airstrikes on Yemen by a Saudi Arabia-led coalition.