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PBS' premier science series helps viewers of all ages explore the science behind the headlines.

TV Schedule

Why Ships Sink #3911 [TV-PG]
Marine engineering and safety experts reconstruct the events that led up to famous cruise disasters, including the ill-fated Concordia, the Sea Diamond, and the Oceanos.

  • KET2 Friday, October 17 at 5:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Sunday, October 19 at 1:00 am EDT

Ben Franklin's Balloons #4117 [TV-PG]
In 18th century Paris, a handful of pioneers developed all the essential features of today's hot air and gas balloons. Their exploits fascinated Benjamin Franklin, who was serving in Paris as the American ambassador. Key flights are re-created using period tools and materials.

  • KET Wednesday, October 22 at 9:00 pm EDT
  • KET2 Thursday, October 23 at 2:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Friday, October 24 at 5:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Sunday, October 26 at 1:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Sunday, October 26 at 7:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, October 30 at 2:00 am EST

First Air War #4118 [TV-PG]
Uncover the secrets of some of aviation's most colorful and deadly early flying machines and explore how their impact played a key role in the slaughter of the Western Front during WWI.

  • KET Wednesday, October 29 at 9:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Friday, October 31 at 5:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, November 2 at 1:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, November 2 at 2:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, November 2 at 7:00 pm EST

Bigger Than T.rex #4119 [TV-PG]
Discovery of new bones in a Moroccan cliff face is reopening the investigation into a dinosaur dubbed Spinosaurus, a monster even bigger than Tyrannosaurus Rex.

  • KET Wednesday, November 5 at 9:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, November 6 at 2:00 am EST
  • KET2 Friday, November 7 at 5:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, November 9 at 1:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, November 9 at 7:00 pm EST

Emperor's Ghost Army #4120 [TV-PG]
The program reveals the secrets of China's Terracotta Army, built to serve its first emperor, Qin Shi Huang Di in the afterlife, and brings to life the startlingly sophisticated world of Qin's legendary empire.

  • KET Wednesday, November 12 at 9:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, November 13 at 2:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, November 16 at 1:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, November 16 at 7:00 pm EST

Killer Landslides #4121 [TV-PG]
Scientists are discovering how and why landslides happen, and how new satellite monitoring technologies may be able to predict landslides and issue life-saving warnings to those in the path of nature's destruction.

  • KET Wednesday, November 19 at 9:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, November 20 at 2:00 am EST
  • KET2 Friday, November 21 at 5:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, November 23 at 1:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, November 23 at 7:00 pm EST

Iceman Murder Mystery #3815 [TV-PG]
Scientists investigate Otzi the Iceman, the famous mummified corpse pulled from a glacier in the Italian Alps nearly two decades ago, revealing not only the details of Otzi's death, but an entire way of life.

  • KET2 Saturday, November 29 at 4:00 am EST

First Man on the Moon #4122 [TV-G]
An intimate portrait of Neil Armstrong, an unassuming American hero whose combination of talent, luck, and experience led to his successful command of Apollo 11.

  • KET2 Monday, December 8 at 4:00 am EST

3D Spies of WWII #3903 [TV-PG]
Tells the suspenseful, previously untold story of air photo intelligence that played a vital role in defeating Hitler. The photos led to devastating Allied bombing raids that were crucial setbacks to the German rocket program and helped ensure the success of the D-Day landings.

  • KET2 Thursday, December 11 at 2:00 am EST
  • KET2 Friday, December 12 at 5:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, December 14 at 1:00 am EST

Making Stuff Wilder #4019 [TV-PG]
From underwater wi-fi based on dolphin communication, to robotic "mules" and "cheetahs" for the military, to swarms of robotic bees, David Pogue travels the world seeing the "wildest" ideas put into action in new inventions and technologies.

  • KET Wednesday, December 17 at 9:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, December 18 at 2:00 am EST
  • KET2 Friday, December 19 at 4:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, December 21 at 1:00 am EST

Making Stuff Colder #4020 [TV-PG]
David Pogue explores the frontiers of cold science, from saving the lives of severe trauma patients and cooling a warming planet to ultracold physics, where bizarre new properties of matter are the norm and the basis of new technologies.

  • KET Wednesday, December 17 at 10:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, December 18 at 3:00 am EST
  • KET2 Friday, December 19 at 5:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, December 21 at 2:00 am EST

Building the Great Cathedrals #3711 [TV-G]
Gothic cathedrals are marvels of human achievement and artistry. But how did medieval builders reach such spectacular heights? Teams perform hands-on experiments to investigate and reveal the architectural secrets that the cathedral builders used to erect their soaring, glass-filled walls. This program reveals the hidden formulas, drawn from the pages of the Bible itself, that drove medieval builders ever upward.

  • KET Wednesday, December 24 at 9:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, December 25 at 2:00 am EST
  • KET2 Friday, December 26 at 5:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, December 28 at 1:00 am EST

Great Cathedral Mystery #4105 [TV-G]
Using period tools and techniques, bricklayers build a mini version of the Duomo in Florence.

  • KET2 Thursday, December 25 at 3:00 am EST
  • KET2 Sunday, December 28 at 2:00 am EST
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Official web site: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/

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