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Monday

Pictured: Teenage boy and girl The Silent Majority
Drugs and alcohol kill more young people each year than all traffic accidents combined. Despite this disheartening statistic, more than 70% of teens actually make good choices about drugs and alcohol, debunking the myth that most teens participate in the partying culture. This new documentary shines the spotlight on this "Silent Majority," providing interesting answers about what teens want and their desire to stay drug-, alcohol- and tobacco-free. The program highlights teens and college students impacted by five empowering programs focused on education, prevention and intervention.
Monday, October 20 at 10 pm ET

Pictured: Mia and Alexandra share a quiet moment together. Independent Lens
“Twin Sisters”

In China in 2003, twin babies Mia and Alexandra were found in a cardboard box and placed in an orphanage, where authorities separated the infants and concealed their sibling relationship. Two sets of prospective adoptive parents — one from California and the other from Norway — meet during the adoption process and launch an investigation that reveals that the girls are sisters. The girls grow up knowing they have a twin living on the other side of the world. When the girls are eight, Mia and her family go to Norway to visit Alexandra, and discover that the girls not only look and act alike, but are unmistakably and inextricably connected to each other.
Monday, October 20 at 10 pm ET on 13.2HD Only

Tuesday

Pictured: Professor Gates, Executive Producer, Writer, Presenter Finding Your Roots
“The Melting Pot”

Three celebrity chefs who cook the food of their ancestors discover family members who have shaped their lives — and America’s cuisine. Tom Colicchio of “Top Chef” learns the hardships his family endured (famine, bandits) living in a tiny town in Northern Italy and celebrates the courage of his original immigrant ancestor, a man who crossed the Atlantic many times to bring the Colicchios to the United States; Ming Tsai, the child of immigrants who fled Mao’s Cultural Revolution, was raised to believe that his that his family’s Chinese past was obliterated by the Communists — instead, he finds that his roots can be traced back more than 2,000 years, yielding a large family tree; and Aaron Sanchez discovers that his family’s treasured Mexican roots include people who were Spaniards, Africans and Native Americans.
Tuesday, October 21 at 8 pm ET

Pictured: Linda Bray Makers
“Women in War”

Track American women’s increasing participation in war — from Vietnam to the present — as nurses, soldiers, journalists, diplomats and spies. Among those featured are Linda Bray, the first woman to lead troops into battle, and Valerie Plame Wilson, whose career was sabotaged after she was “outed” as a high-level spy. Viewers hear from war correspondents Molly Moore, Clarissa Ward and Christiane Amanpour about life on the battlefield. The film shares the stories of military leaders who have broken through gender barriers, like General Angela Salinas, at her retirement the highest ranking woman serving in the USMC, and Vice Admiral Michelle Howard, the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. Navy.
Tuesday, October 21 at 9 pm ET

Pictured: Frontline logo Frontline
“Losing Iraq”

Over two weeks, FRONTLINE examines the chaos in Iraq, the rise of ISIS and the U.S. role in the conflict. Part One revisits FRONTLINE reporting on U.S. missteps in Iraq since 2003, and how, as American troops withdrew, the stage was set for a deadly adversary to rise up.
Tuesday, October 21 at 10 pm ET

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