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NOVA

WETA TV26 and WETA HD: Wednesdays at 9:00 PM

PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys since its 1974 debut.

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Sat., October 21, 2017
5:00 am
(60 minutes)

Secrets of the Forbidden City  

The ingenious engineering of Beijing's Forbidden City, the power center of imperial China for nearly 500 years, is examined. Included: How the design of this vast complex of palaces and temples enabled it to survive centuries of earthquake shocks.

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Sat., October 21, 2017
5:00 am
(60 minutes)

Secrets of the Forbidden City  

The ingenious engineering of Beijing's Forbidden City, the power center of imperial China for nearly 500 years, is examined. Included: How the design of this vast complex of palaces and temples enabled it to survive centuries of earthquake shocks.

WETA HD Logo

Sat., October 21, 2017
3:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Secrets of the Forbidden City  

The ingenious engineering of Beijing's Forbidden City, the power center of imperial China for nearly 500 years, is examined. Included: How the design of this vast complex of palaces and temples enabled it to survive centuries of earthquake shocks.

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Wed., October 25, 2017
9:30 pm
(60 minutes)

Killer Volcanoes  

The search for an elusive volcanic mega-eruption that plunged medieval Earth into a deep freeze. Included: geologic evidence from Greenland to Antarctica.

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Wed., October 25, 2017
9:30 pm
(60 minutes)

Killer Volcanoes  

The search for an elusive volcanic mega-eruption that plunged medieval Earth into a deep freeze. Included: geologic evidence from Greenland to Antarctica.

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Thu., October 26, 2017
7:00 am
(60 minutes)

Killer Volcanoes  

The search for an elusive volcanic mega-eruption that plunged medieval Earth into a deep freeze. Included: geologic evidence from Greenland to Antarctica.

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Thu., October 26, 2017
10:00 am
(60 minutes)

Killer Volcanoes  

The search for an elusive volcanic mega-eruption that plunged medieval Earth into a deep freeze. Included: geologic evidence from Greenland to Antarctica.

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Thu., October 26, 2017
3:30 pm
(60 minutes)

Killer Volcanoes  

The search for an elusive volcanic mega-eruption that plunged medieval Earth into a deep freeze. Included: geologic evidence from Greenland to Antarctica.

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Thu., October 26, 2017
3:30 pm
(60 minutes)

Killer Volcanoes  

The search for an elusive volcanic mega-eruption that plunged medieval Earth into a deep freeze. Included: geologic evidence from Greenland to Antarctica.

WETA HD Logo

Fri., October 27, 2017
2:00 am
(60 minutes)

Killer Volcanoes  

The search for an elusive volcanic mega-eruption that plunged medieval Earth into a deep freeze. Included: geologic evidence from Greenland to Antarctica.

WETA TV 26 Logo

Fri., October 27, 2017
2:00 am
(60 minutes)

Killer Volcanoes  

The search for an elusive volcanic mega-eruption that plunged medieval Earth into a deep freeze. Included: geologic evidence from Greenland to Antarctica.

WETA TV 26 Logo

Sat., October 28, 2017
5:00 am
(60 minutes)

Killer Volcanoes  

The search for an elusive volcanic mega-eruption that plunged medieval Earth into a deep freeze. Included: geologic evidence from Greenland to Antarctica.

WETA HD Logo

Sat., October 28, 2017
5:00 am
(60 minutes)

Killer Volcanoes  

The search for an elusive volcanic mega-eruption that plunged medieval Earth into a deep freeze. Included: geologic evidence from Greenland to Antarctica.

WETA HD Logo

Sat., October 28, 2017
3:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Killer Volcanoes  

The search for an elusive volcanic mega-eruption that plunged medieval Earth into a deep freeze. Included: geologic evidence from Greenland to Antarctica.

WETA TV 26 Logo

Sun., October 29, 2017
1:00 am
(60 minutes)

Killer Volcanoes  

The search for an elusive volcanic mega-eruption that plunged medieval Earth into a deep freeze. Included: geologic evidence from Greenland to Antarctica.

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Wed., November 1, 2017
9:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Killer Hurricanes  

The Great Hurricane of 1780, which took nine days to blast its way across the Caribbean and killed at least 20,000, is reconstructed in an attempt to learn what made it so devastating.

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Wed., November 1, 2017
9:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Killer Hurricanes  

The Great Hurricane of 1780, which took nine days to blast its way across the Caribbean and killed at least 20,000, is reconstructed in an attempt to learn what made it so devastating.

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Thu., November 2, 2017
7:00 am
(60 minutes)

Killer Hurricanes  

The Great Hurricane of 1780, which took nine days to blast its way across the Caribbean and killed at least 20,000, is reconstructed in an attempt to learn what made it so devastating.

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Thu., November 2, 2017
10:00 am
(60 minutes)

Killer Hurricanes  

The Great Hurricane of 1780, which took nine days to blast its way across the Caribbean and killed at least 20,000, is reconstructed in an attempt to learn what made it so devastating.

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Thu., November 2, 2017
4:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Killer Hurricanes  

The Great Hurricane of 1780, which took nine days to blast its way across the Caribbean and killed at least 20,000, is reconstructed in an attempt to learn what made it so devastating.

WETA TV 26 Logo

Thu., November 2, 2017
4:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Killer Hurricanes  

The Great Hurricane of 1780, which took nine days to blast its way across the Caribbean and killed at least 20,000, is reconstructed in an attempt to learn what made it so devastating.

WETA TV 26 Logo

Fri., November 3, 2017
1:30 am
(60 minutes)

Killer Hurricanes  

The Great Hurricane of 1780, which took nine days to blast its way across the Caribbean and killed at least 20,000, is reconstructed in an attempt to learn what made it so devastating.

WETA HD Logo

Fri., November 3, 2017
1:30 am
(60 minutes)

Killer Hurricanes  

The Great Hurricane of 1780, which took nine days to blast its way across the Caribbean and killed at least 20,000, is reconstructed in an attempt to learn what made it so devastating.

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Fri., November 3, 2017
5:00 am
(60 minutes)

NOVA  

Science-documentary series that demystifies a vast range of science, technology and history topics, and includes the human aspect of the story. It has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. Memorable shows include 1983's "The Miracle of Life", about the conception and development of a fetus, and 2002's "Why the Towers Fell".

Full Episodes

S44 Ep15: Secrets of the Forbidden City

S44 Ep15: Secrets of the Forbidden City

How has China’s magnificent Forbidden City withstood centuries of earthquakes?

S44 Ep13: Secrets of the Shining Knight

S44 Ep13: Secrets of the Shining Knight

Discover the world of medieval knights and see how their armor was made.

S44 Ep14: Ghosts of Stonehenge

S44 Ep14: Ghosts of Stonehenge

Archaeological research uncovers provocative new clues about Stonehenge.

S44 Ep11: Eclipse Over America

WETA PassportS44 Ep11: Eclipse Over America

The country’s first solar eclipse in 99 years will cast a light on the Sun’s secrets.

Clips

New Kind of Astrophysics is Born

New Kind of Astrophysics is Born

Scientists saw and “heard” a dramatic cosmic explosion simultaneously for the first time.

Can Math Detect Gerrymandering?

Can Math Detect Gerrymandering?

The Supreme Court is hearing a gerrymandering case. Mathematicians are watching closely.

S44 Ep15: Forbidden City Facts

S44 Ep15: Forbidden City Facts

Discover how Beijing’s Forbidden City, the largest palace complex in the world.

Why Worry About ICBMs?

Why Worry About ICBMs?

What are intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), and why are they so hard to shoot do

Previews

S44 Ep18: Killer Floods Preview

S44 Ep18: Killer Floods Preview

Scientists uncover geologic evidence of epic floods that tore through ancient landscapes.

S44 Ep17: Killer Hurricanes Preview

S44 Ep17: Killer Hurricanes Preview

Experts reconstruct the Great Hurricane of 1780 to help predict the risk of future storms.