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August Highlights

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American Experience: The Abolitionists

Vividly bringing to life the epic struggles of the men and women who fought to end slavery. This special presentation tells the intertwined stories of those who led the most important civil rights crusade in American history. This 3-part special presentation begins on Monday, August 17.

Monday, August 17, 24, 31 at 9:00pm. Learn more or Watch now

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Ocean Frontiers

As the blue planet’s burgeoning populace faces an uncertain future, never before have the world’s oceans been called upon to serve so many, while suffering so much. To address this, people around the world have begun using new approaches to ocean management. It is a movement of scientists, businesses, farmers, fishermen, governments and citizens who care for the sea.

Tuesday, August 18 at 8:00pm.

Nature: River of No Return

A young couple chose this wilderness for their year-long honeymoon. But what begins as a romantic adventure becomes something much greater for the couple—and a tale of hope and celebration for every life trying to make it in the unforgiving heart of the wilderness.

Monday, August 31 at 8:00pm.

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Front and Center:
For King & Country

The 2015 two-time Grammy Award-winning pop-rock duo takes the stage at the McKittrick Hotel to perform songs from their sophomore album Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong, including their current hit single “Fix My Eyes” and fan favorites from their 2012 debut album Crave.

Friday, August 21 at 9:00pm.

Frontline: Gunned Down:
The Power of the NRA

FRONTLINE investigates how the NRA uses its unrivaled political power to stop gun regulation in America. With first-hand accounts of school killings in Newtown and Columbine, and the shooting of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, “Gunned Down” examines why, despite the national trauma over gun violence, Washington hasn’t acted. View preview

Wednesday, August 19 at 10:00pm.

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NOVA: Nuclear Meltdown Disaster

More than four years after one of history’s worst nuclear accidents, NOVA reveals the minute-by-minute story of the Fukushima nuclear crisis and its ongoing aftermath, told by the brave workers who stayed behind as an earthquake and tsunami crippled the plant. Watch now

Sunday, August 23 at 7:00 pm. View upcoming NOVA episodes.
NOVA airs most Sundays at 7:00pm with an encore performance on Thursdays at 11:00pm.