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Pictured: computer simulation of passenger pigeon flock From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction
A century after the extinction of the passenger pigeon, this film focuses new attention on habitat conservation and species survival, and on efforts to help future species avoid its fate. With cutting-edge animation and stunning nature footage, From Billions to None recreates the glory of passenger pigeons in flight as well as the ways in which our 19th century ancestors destroyed them all— with ruthless, no-limits shooting and netting. The film reveals the lost bird’s striking relevance to challenges species face today and it briefly explores the efforts to revive the passenger pigeon with DNA manipulation. It also highlights conservation successes that can occur when mindful action is taken.
Monday, September 1 at Noon ET

Pictured:  RichardĂ•s adventures take him on board the Aqua Luna, a classic Chinese junk, to cruise the waters of Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. Richard Bangs’ Adventures with Purpose Pearl River Delta: Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong: Quest for Harmony
In the 10th installment of his ADVENTURES WITH PURPOSE series, renowned adventurer Richard Bangs explores the Pearl River Delta of South China in search of the roots of harmony, visiting Macau and Guangdong Province in China, and revisiting Hong Kong. In each location, he witnesses traditional customs and religion meshing with the new and modern, explores the integration of Western sensibility with Eastern aesthetic, and meets people who continue to seek a civilized harmony with the natural world.
Monday, September 1 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: program title graphic POV
“After Tiller”

This is a probing portrait of the four doctors in the United States still openly performing third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Wichita, Kansas — and in the face of intense protest from abortion opponents. It is also an examination of the desperate reasons women seek late abortions. Rather than offering solutions, “After Tiller” presents the complexities of these women’s difficult decisions and the compassion and ethical dilemmas of the doctors and staff who fear for their own lives as they treat their patients. Official Selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Monday, September 1 at 10 pm ET

Tuesday

Pictured: four health professionals The Doctor Will See You Now: The Changing Face of Primary Care
This program from Quinnipiac University explores the evolution of primary care in America, and the current health care industry from the perspective of primary care physicians and their patients. Doctors share the challenges and rewards that come with practicing general medicine. Patients share the importance of the doctor-patient relationship in their personal health care.
Tuesday, September 2 at 2 pm ET

Pictured: Richard in Mong Kok Street Richard Bangs’ Adventures with Purpose Hong Kong: Quest for the Dragon
Renowned adventurer Richard Bangs ventures into the heart of Hong Kong to discover what forces drive a city in which the spiritual concept of chi and the worldly concept of wealth coexist. Bangs begins by taking in one of the most dazzling festivals on earth, Chinese New Year. Then, he wanders beneath the skyscrapers of Central District, meanders down the alleys of Western District and ferries across the harbor to Kowloon. Later, he sails the "dragon-infested" waters to the Geopark, an ecological preserve, before making his way to Lantau Island, and finally north, to the villages of the New Territories.
Tuesday, September 2 at 2:30 pm ET

Pictured: President John F. Kennedy signs the quarantine order. Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go to War
Explore the inside story of the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962, when the world teetered on the brink of nuclear holocaust. In the first major feature documentary on the subject, the film brings to life the three central characters — Kennedy, Castro and Khrushchev — and explores how the world’s most powerful men fell into an abyss of their own making and outlines the courage and luck it took to climb out again.
Tuesday, September 2 at 8 pm ET
Repeats 9/4 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Castro Walks Through Jungle The Fidel Castro Tapes
In 1959, Fidel Castro rose to power in Cuba. He has been one of the most controversial figures in the world ever since. This is the story of the Cuban dictator’s turbulent career, told in part through media reports, rare images and recordings. The images and media chronicle how Castro’s drive and charisma catapulted him to power in Cuba and how he used these traits to maintain control of his country for nearly five decades and capture the attention of the world.
Tuesday, September 2 at 9 pm ET
Repeats 9/5 at 1 pm ET

Pictured: Kim Jong-Un and North Korean military Frontline
“Secret State of North Korea”

Just two years in the job and armed with nuclear weapons, North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un is the world’s youngest dictator, ruling one of the world’s most isolated countries. Like his father and grandfather, he wants to maintain tight control over what North Koreans see of the world — and what the world sees of North Korea. But with unique access, FRONTLINE goes inside the secret state to explore life under its new ruler and to investigate the enigmatic “Morning Star King” as he tries to hold onto power. Using new footage smuggled from inside and never-before-told stories from recent defectors living in South Korea, the film offers a rare glimpse of how some North Koreans are defying authority in a country where just being caught with illegal DVDs could mean immediate imprisonment.
Tuesday, September 2 at 10 pm ET

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