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Season 25, Episode 12 Nostalgia for the Light

First Aired: October 25, 2012

A look at a haven for astronomers and archaeologists: Chile's Atacama Desert. At 10,000 feet above sea level, it offers a clear view of the sky. It also holds clues about the distant and recent past: ancient mummies and the remains of the "disappeared" (Pinochet-era political prisoners).

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  • Premiered: July 5, 1988
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  • Premise: This acclaimed, long-running documentary series is a showcase for independent films on a wide variety of subjects, from the heartwarming (`Sweet Old Song,' about a 91-year-old musician) to the whimsical (`The Sweetest Sound,' a study of names) to the contr… (more)

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