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Forgotten Ellis Island

Forgotten Ellis Island

Tonight at 9:00pm on Channel 12.1
This program explores the abandoned immigrant hospital on Ellis Island. In the era before antibiotics, tens of thousands of immigrant patients were separated from family and detained in the hospital before becoming citizens. FORGOTTEN ELLIS ISLAND is a powerful reminder of the best – and worst – of America's dealings with its new citizens-to-be.
American Experience

American Experience "Big Burn"

Wednesday, April 1 at 8:00pm on Channel 12.1
In the summer of 1910, an unimaginable wildfire devoured more than three million acres across the Northern Rockies. It was the largest fire in American history. "The Big Burn" provides a cautionary tale of heroism and sacrifice, arrogance and greed, hubris and, ultimately, humility in the face of nature’s frightening power.

NOVA "Hagia Sophia - Istanbul's Ancient Mystery"

Thursday, April 2 at 8:00pm on Channel 12.1
Istanbul’s magnificent Hagia Sophia has survived on one of the world’s most active seismic faults, which has inflicted a dozen devastating earthquakes since Hagia Sophia was built in 537 AD. As Istanbul braces for the next big quake, a team of architects and engineers is investigating Hagia Sophia’s seismic secrets.
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