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First Air War

First Air War

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Uncover secrets of some colorful and deadly early flying machines and explore their role in WWI.

60 min.

Ben Franklin's Balloons

Ben Franklin's Balloons

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Watch the re-creation of an 18th-century hot air balloon, using period tools and materials.

60 min.

Surviving Ebola

Surviving Ebola

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Hear reports from the Ebola hot zone and from labs where scientists are racing to find a cure.

60 min.

Why Planes Vanish

Why Planes Vanish

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Get the inside story of the search for Flight MH370 and meet those who looked for the lost plane.

60 min.

Building Pharaoh's Chariot

Building Pharaoh's Chariot

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Follow a team of experts who build and test two accurate replicas of Egyptian royal chariots.

60 min.

Rise of the Hackers

Rise of the Hackers

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Meet the new global geek squad racing to stay one step ahead of the hackers.

60 min.

Schedule

Saturday
10/25/14 2:00 AM
WGBH 2
Saturday
10/25/14 1:00 PM
WGBX 44
Sunday
10/26/14 1:00 AM
WGBX 44
Sunday
10/26/14 4:00 AM
WGBH 2
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