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Intelligence Squared

Intelligence Squared "Should College Football Be Banned?"

Tonight at 7:00pm on Channel 12.1
Corruption and a growing concern for head injury have put college football in the spotlight. Are football program’s millions in profits exploitation? Or are they still a celebration of amateur sport? INTELLIGENCE SQUARED brings together the world's leading authorities for an exciting battle of ideas, wit and persuasion.
FRONTLINE

FRONTLINE "Separate and Unequal"

Tonight at 8:00pm on Channel 12.1
FRONTLINE travels to Baton Rouge, where – frustrated over their district’s many low-performing schools – a group of mostly white, middle-class parents and business leaders are trying to break away and form a new city with its own separate schools. It’s a controversial effort that critics say is reversing hard-fought civil rights gains.
The Art of the Possible

The Art of the Possible

Tonight at 9:00pm on Channel 12.1
This innovative film about the day-to-day realities of living with cancer follows five young people who have been diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a bone cancer that typically affects children and teens going through a growth spurt. Using video diaries, the film portrays families in the midst of cancer creating a "new normal." Pictured: Emily Garcia.
Globe Trekker

Globe Trekker "Around The World — Pacific Journeys: Santiago to Pitcairn"

Thursday, August 28 at 7:00pm on Channel 12.1
Zay Harding begins his Pacific journey in Santiago de Chile, gateway to the culturally unique Easter Island. From here he heads to the Polynesian paradise of Tahiti, then embarks on an ocean voyage to Pitcairn Island, which the descendants of the famous Bounty mutineers call home today.
NOVA

NOVA "Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Awakening"

Thursday, August 28 at 8:00pm on Channel 12.1
NOVA’s four-part miniseries tells the untold story the Land Down Under – an adventure from the birth of the Earth to the emergence of the world we know today that includes titanic dinosaurs, sea monsters, and deadly asteroids. In this episode, host Richard Smith Experts unveils the earliest forms of life – an odd assortment of bacterial slime.
Taking Earth's Temperature: Delving into Climate's Past

Taking Earth's Temperature: Delving into Climate's Past

Thursday, August 28 at 9:00pm on Channel 12.1
This gripping documentary follows adventurous scientists as they explore clues about climate change in lake sediments, coral reefs, deep caves, tree rings, and glaciers. Deciphering these records of Earth’s past climate changes may shed light on what's in store for our planet in the years to come.

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