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February Highlights

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American Experience: Edison

Witness the emergence of LeRoy Robert Ripley's razzle-dazzle entertainment empire and meet the man at the center of it all. Americans not only loved his bizarre fare, but were fascinated by the man himself; the eccentric, globetrotting playboy became an unlikely national celebrity. This is the story of the man who popularized the iconic phrase, and proof of why we still can't resist his challenge to "Believe it — or not!"
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Monday, February 16 at 9:00pm.

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Stand! Untold Stories of the Civil Rights Movement

STAND chronicles the key events which led to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, selecting Birmingham, Alabama as the site for the now famous ‘Project C' (Project Confrontation) in 1963.

Tuesday, February 10 at 7:00 p.m.

Instruments of Change

History credits the inception of the Civil Rights movement to Montgomery, Alabama in the mid-1950's. However, in Miami as early as 1951 there existed a Fine Arts Conservatory dedicated to bringing music, dance and art to young black and white students in an integrated environment.

Tuesday, February 17 at 7:00pm.

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Frontline: Being Mortal

Join writer and surgeon Atul Gawande to explore the relationships between doctors and patients nearing the end of life. In conjunction with Gawande's new book, Being Mortal, the film explores the relationships between doctors and patients nearing the end of life, and shows how many doctors—including Gawande himself—struggle to talk honestly and openly with their dying patients.

Wednesday, February 18 at 10:00pm.

Mia: A Dancer's Journey

Mia Slavenska was one of the most celebrated ballerinas of the 20th century. She was Croatia's greatest dancer, and a pioneer in American ballet. Forced to leave her native Croatia at age twenty she changed the face of American culture by introducing audiences across the country to ballet as an art form.

Wednesday, February 25 at 8:00pm.

Embracing Our Military Special Programs

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Sinkholes—Buried Alive

With compelling eyewitness video of dramatic collapses, and following scientists as they explore the underlying forces behind these natural disasters, NOVA travels the globe to investigate what it's like to have your world vanish beneath your feet.

Sunday, February 8 at 7:00pm.
Thursday, February 12 at 11:00pm.

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NOVA airs most Sundays at 7:00pm with an encore performance on Thursdays at 11:00pm.