Food Forward "The Meat of the Matter"

Tuesday, July 28 at 8:30 pm on 12.1

Cheap meat is actually quite costly, taking its toll on America’s health and the environment. The good news is it’s now possible to have your steak and eat it, too. Meet a new breed of ranchers who are leading the red meat revolution by returning to traditional styles of raising cattle.

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Globe Trekker "Central Japan"

Tuesday, July 28 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

Host Megan McCormick's journey begins in Kyoto, where she explores the city's best flea market, meditates with a Buddhist monk, is entertained by geishas at a banquet and visits both the Fushimi Inari Shinto Shrine (pictured) and the Toji Buddhist Temple, a World Heritage site. Other stops include Osaka, Iga-Ueno, Sekigahara, Sado and Himeji.

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Dropping Back In "Second Chances"

Wednesday, July 29 at 7:00 pm on 12.1

This program introduces the scope and huge personal and societal costs of adults not having a high school diploma or equivalency. Two former dropouts, Kellie Blair Hardt, homeless as a child, now an award-winning teacher, and Hasan Davis, former commissioner of juvenile justice for the state of Kentucky, tell their stories. Part 1 of 4.

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Education Of Harvey Gantt

Wednesday, July 29 at 8:00 pm on 12.1

On January 28, 1963, a young black man from Charleston named Harvey Gantt enrolled at Clemson College, making him the first African American accepted to a white school in South Carolina. The absence of drama or violence surrounding Gantt's enrollment made headlines. This film tells this pivotal, yet largely forgotten, story of desegregation. 

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This is My Home Now

Wednesday, July 29 at 8:30 pm on 12.1

This film documents the lives of four Montagnard youths whose families emigrated from Asia. They live in two worlds – that of their parents and grandparents, who lived in the highlands of Viet Nam but fled from government persecution for their Christian religion – and one of constant learning and adaptation to be Americans in North Carolina.

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Simply Magical: Tearing Down Walls

Wednesday, July 29 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

Since 1983, Magic Moments has produced an annual musical and theatrical production that integrates persons with physical and developmental disabilities into the total performing cast of amateurs and professionals. This program takes a look at the nonprofit's 31-year history and its impact on the community and lives in Denver, Colorado.

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NOVA "Venom: Nature's Killer"

Thursday, July 30 at 8:00 pm on 12.1

“Venom” follows two scientists on their expeditions to track down and capture the planet’s most deadly creatures, risking life and limb just to tease out milligrams of venom and get it back to the lab. Find out how nature’s deadliest cocktails could be medicine’s brightest new hope. Pictured: A king cobra swallows a Plumbeous water snake.

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FRONTLINE "Solitary Nation"

Thursday, July 30 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

With extraordinary access, FRONTLINE takes viewers to the epicenter of the raging debate about prison reform. "Solitary Nation" offers an up-close, graphic look at a solitary confinement unit in Maine’s  maximum-security prison with firsthand accounts from prisoners and staff whose lives are forever altered by this troubled system.

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