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Independent Lens | Twin Sisters

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Watch Monday, October 20, 2014 at midnight | Examine the inextricable bond between adopted twins reared apart.

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NOVA | Ben Franklin’s Balloons

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Watch Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 9pm | Watch the re-creation of an 18th-century hot air balloon, using period tools and materials.

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How We Got to Now With Steven Johnson

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Watch Wednesdays at 10pm through November 12, 2014 | Join best-selling author Steven Johnson to hear extraordinary stories behind remarkable ideas that made modern life possible.

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FRONTLINE | The Trouble With Antibiotics

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Watch Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 10pm | Track the use of antibiotics in food animals and if it’s fueling antibiotic resistance in people.

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Independent Lens | Bully

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Watch Monday, October 13, 2014 at 10pm | Get an unflinching look at the effects of bullying on the lives of five kids and their families.

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NOVA | Why Planes Vanish

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Watch Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 8pm | Get the inside story of the search for Flight MH370 and meet those who looked for the lost plane.

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FRONTLINE | Death by Fire 2

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Watch Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 10pm | Re-investigate the case of Cameron Todd Willingham, executed for the arson deaths of his children.

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Great Estates Scotland

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Watch Sundays, October 5-26, 2014 at 10:30pm | This four-part series takes an in-depth look at the workings of some of Scotland’s most magnificent country estates.

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The Rise of the Black Pharaoh

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Watch Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 10pm | Learn about the African Kushites who overthrew the ancient Egyptians and ruled for nearly 100 years.

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FRONTLINE | League of Denial: The NFL Concussion Crisis

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Watch Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 10pm at 9pm | In a special investigation, Frontline reveals the hidden story of the NFL and brain injuries.

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Learn the story of how Theodore Roosevelt became our nation’s 26th president.

New York NOW: Education & History

Cuomo makes case for education bond act, skeptics remain Cuomo makes case for education bond act, skeptics remain
The November 4 ballot includes an amendment to borrow $2 billion dollars to buy new technology for school children, like iPads and other tablets. Fiscal watchdogs are ...

American Masters

Juilliard: Marian Seldes on Teaching at Juilliard: An In Memoriam Tribute Juilliard: Marian Seldes on Teaching at Juilliard: An In Memoriam Tribute
Marian Seldes, a vital figure in New York theater, died October 6, 2014, in her Manhattan home. She was 86. Seldes was an enduring presence on the Broadway stage, nota...
The monumental building that was supposed to last forever was destroyed after 53 years.