Sun Aug 2 12:00am
Nuclear Meltdown Disaster(Season 42, Episode 23) PBS

A minute-by-minute chronicle of the 2011 nuclear meltdown crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, as told by the workers who stayed behind as an earthquake and tsunami crippled the plant.

Sun Aug 2 5:00pm
Nuclear Meltdown Disaster(Season 42, Episode 23) PBS

A minute-by-minute chronicle of the 2011 nuclear meltdown crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, as told by the workers who stayed behind as an earthquake and tsunami crippled the plant.

Wed Aug 5 9:00pm
Secrets of the Viking Sword(Season 40, Episode 1) PBS

The secrets behind the design and construction of the Vikings' Ulfberht sword, which was made between A.D. 800-1000, are revealed by master blacksmith Ric Furrer, who reverse engineers the sturdy weapon in the Season 40 premiere. Experts have also wondered (more…)

Wed Aug 5 10:00pm
Mystery of Easter Island(Season 40, Episode 3) PBS

Examining Easter Island, the remote island in the middle of the Pacific that is home to almost 900 giant statues known as moai. How the island, which was once a pristine paradise, devolved into a treeless wasteland is investigated, as is the manner in whic (more…)

Thu Aug 6 2:00am
Secrets of the Viking Sword(Season 40, Episode 1) PBS

The secrets behind the design and construction of the Vikings' Ulfberht sword, which was made between A.D. 800-1000, are revealed by master blacksmith Ric Furrer, who reverse engineers the sturdy weapon in the Season 40 premiere. Experts have also wondered (more…)

Thu Aug 6 3:00am
Mystery of Easter Island(Season 40, Episode 3) PBS

Examining Easter Island, the remote island in the middle of the Pacific that is home to almost 900 giant statues known as moai. How the island, which was once a pristine paradise, devolved into a treeless wasteland is investigated, as is the manner in whic (more…)

Fri Aug 7 4:00am
Secrets of the Viking Sword(Season 40, Episode 1) PBS

The secrets behind the design and construction of the Vikings' Ulfberht sword, which was made between A.D. 800-1000, are revealed by master blacksmith Ric Furrer, who reverse engineers the sturdy weapon in the Season 40 premiere. Experts have also wondered (more…)

Fri Aug 7 5:00am
Mystery of Easter Island(Season 40, Episode 3) PBS

Examining Easter Island, the remote island in the middle of the Pacific that is home to almost 900 giant statues known as moai. How the island, which was once a pristine paradise, devolved into a treeless wasteland is investigated, as is the manner in whic (more…)

Sun Aug 9 1:00am
Secrets of the Viking Sword(Season 40, Episode 1) PBS

The secrets behind the design and construction of the Vikings' Ulfberht sword, which was made between A.D. 800-1000, are revealed by master blacksmith Ric Furrer, who reverse engineers the sturdy weapon in the Season 40 premiere. Experts have also wondered (more…)

Sun Aug 9 2:00am
Mystery of Easter Island(Season 40, Episode 3) PBS

Examining Easter Island, the remote island in the middle of the Pacific that is home to almost 900 giant statues known as moai. How the island, which was once a pristine paradise, devolved into a treeless wasteland is investigated, as is the manner in whic (more…)

Sun Aug 9 5:00pm
Secrets of the Viking Sword(Season 40, Episode 1) PBS

The secrets behind the design and construction of the Vikings' Ulfberht sword, which was made between A.D. 800-1000, are revealed by master blacksmith Ric Furrer, who reverse engineers the sturdy weapon in the Season 40 premiere. Experts have also wondered (more…)

Wed Aug 12 9:00pm
Ben Franklin's Balloons(Season 42, Episode 5) PBS

The daring aeronauts of 18th-century Paris, who took flight in hot-air and gas balloons, are recalled. Included: recreations of key flights, including the first manned voyage on November 21, 1783.

Thu Aug 13 2:00am
Ben Franklin's Balloons(Season 42, Episode 5) PBS

The daring aeronauts of 18th-century Paris, who took flight in hot-air and gas balloons, are recalled. Included: recreations of key flights, including the first manned voyage on November 21, 1783.

Fri Aug 14 4:00am
Ben Franklin's Balloons(Season 42, Episode 5) PBS

The daring aeronauts of 18th-century Paris, who took flight in hot-air and gas balloons, are recalled. Included: recreations of key flights, including the first manned voyage on November 21, 1783.

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