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Pictured: Rick's Summer Home @Home
Journey through the landscape of a forgotten America, meeting invisible communities of people living without permanent housing. This documentary examines the crisis of homelessness through the lens of e-activist Mark Horvath, who harnesses social media's potential to democratize and empower the less fortunate.
Wednesday, July 1 at Noon ET

Pictured: Keegan Edwards, an Overnighter from Antigo, Wisconsin. POV
“The Overnighters”

In a North Dakota town where the oil business is booming, busloads of newcomers find slim work prospects and a severe housing shortage. Pastor Jay Reinke converts his church into a makeshift dorm, allowing hundreds of job-seekers, some with checkered pasts, to stay despite the congregation’s objections and neighbors’ fears. When opposition to the “overnighters” reaches a boiling point, Pastor Jay makes a decision with shattering consequences.
Wednesday, July 1 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: A giant panda at YaÕan Bifengxia Giant Panda base in Wolong China, a world leading panda breeding centre. Operation Wild, Part 1
Join veterinarian teams around the world as they undertake groundbreaking operations to try to save animals’ lives. Learn how pioneering human medicine is transforming ways to look after animals and witness stories of ingenuity, invention and dedication. In part 1, learn if an ingenious idea can save pandas and if an operation can transform a young gorilla’s life.
Wednesdays at 8 pm, July 1-15
Repeats 7/8 at Noon ET

Pictured: In reinactment, a Tam Pa Ling woman shelters from a storm in Laos 63,000 years ago. First Peoples

In part 3, discover the ancient humans living across Asia when Homo sapiens arrived. Our ancestors mated with them, and their genes found a home within our DNA. More than that, they’ve helped us face down extinction. In part 4, learn how Homo sapiens, newly arrived in Australia — where they were truly alone for the first time, surrounded by wildly different flora and fauna — survived and populated a continent.
Wednesday, July 1 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 7/2 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Hashomer was the first Zionist paramilitary organization, comprised solely of Jewish guards to protect collective farms and settlements. 1913: Seeds of Conflict
This film examines a pivotal yet largely overlooked moment in the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: the years just prior to World War I. It looks at a moment of transformation when Ottoman rule in Palestine was still strong, the personal identities of people living there were fluid and overlapping, and few could imagine the conflict that would dominate the region for most of the next century. While most scholars have focused on the later British Mandate period as a locus of the Middle East conflict, this film focuses on the period before World War I, when Arab and Jewish nationalism first made contact, and the conflict was just beginning to germinate.
Thursday, July 2 at 5 am ET


Pictured: Landscape around the Bus in Alaska. Return to the Wild - The Chris McCandless Story
Take a fresh look at the enigmatic story of a young American hiker named Chris McCandless, the accomplished son of successful middle class parents, who was found dead in an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness and became the subject of the best-selling Jon Krakauer book and Sean Penn-directed movie Into the Wild. McCandless’ letters as well as new and surprising interviews, probe the mystery that still lies at the heart of a compelling story that has become part of the American literary canon.
Thursday, July 2 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 7/3 at Noon ET

Pictured: Charlestown project house This Old House Hour
“Charlestown Project, Part 5”

Richard works with fireplace expert John Sullivan to rough in the ductwork for the new direct vent gas fireplace units. Norm and Tom add some subtle Greek Revival details to the interior window trim package. For inspiration for her own urban garden, Roger takes homeowner Angela Daigle to see some hidden gardens of Beacon Hill. In the second half of the hour, Tom teaches a homeowner how to repair some structural problems in his home. Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner run wiring for a new ceiling fixture and switch in a living room.
Thursday, July 2 at 10 pm ET

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