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Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Life Explodes (Episode #4010H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jul 23, 2014 -- 9:00 PM

Of all the continents on Earth, none preserves a more spectacular story of its origins than Australia. Nova's mini-series takes viewers on a rollicking adventure from the birth of the Earth to the emergence of the world we know today. With help from high-energy host and scientist Richard Smith, we meet titanic dinosaurs and giant kangaroos, sea monsters and prehistoric crustaceans, disappearing mountains and deadly asteroids. This is the untold story of the Land Down Under, the one island continent that has got it all.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 24, 2014 -- 3:00 AM

Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Awakening (Episode #4009H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jul 16, 2014 -- 9:00 PM

Of all the continents on Earth, none preserves a more spectacular story of its origins than Australia. Nova's mini-series takes viewers on a rollicking adventure from the birth of the Earth to the emergence of the world we know today. With help from high-energy host and scientist Richard Smith, we meet titanic dinosaurs and giant kangaroos, sea monsters and prehistoric crustaceans, disappearing mountains and deadly asteroids. This is the untold story of the Land Down Under, the one island continent that has got it all.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 20, 2014 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 19, 2014 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 19, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 18, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 18, 2014 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 18, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 17, 2014 -- 3:00 AM

Mystery of a Masterpiece (Episode #3904H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jul 9, 2014 -- 9:00 PM

In October 2009, a striking portrait of a young woman in Renaissance dress made world news headlines. Originally sold two years before for around $20,000, the portrait is now thought to be an undiscovered masterwork by Leonardo da Vinci worth more than $100 million. How did cutting edge imaging analysis help tie the portrait to Leonardo? Nova meets a new breed of experts who are approaching "cold case" art mysteries as if they were crime scenes, determined to discover "who committed the art," and follows art sleuths as they deploy new techniques to combat the multi-billion dollar criminal market in stolen and fraudulent art.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 13, 2014 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 12, 2014 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Jul 12, 2014 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 12, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 11, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 11, 2014 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 11, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 10, 2014 -- 3:00 AM

Ghosts of Murdered Kings (Episode #4103H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Jul 8, 2014 -- 9:00 PM

Nova follows archaeologists and forensic experts in Ireland's County Tipperary in their methodical hunt for clues to the identity and the circumstances of various violent deaths of bog body victims. A new theory emerges that they are those of ritually murdered kings, gruesomely slain to assure the fertility of land and people.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 9, 2014 -- 3:00 AM

D-Day's Sunken Secrets (Episode #4113H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 6, 2014 -- 9:00 PM

On June 6, 1944, the Allies launched the biggest armada in history to invade the Normandy beaches and liberate Europe from the Nazis. In less than 24 hours, more than 5000 ships crossed the English Channel, along with thousands of tanks and landing craft and nearly 200,000 men. Throughout the operation hundreds of ships sank running the gauntlet of mines and bunkers, creating one of the world's largest underwater archaeological sites. Now, Nova has exclusive access to a unique collaboration between military historians, archaeologists, and specialist divers to carry out the most extensive survey ever done of the seabed bordering the legendary beachheads. Dive teams, submersibles, and underwater robots discover and identify key examples of the Allied craft that fell victim to German shellfire, mines and torpedoes. The team uses the latest 3D mapping tools to plot the relics on the sea floor. Highlighting the ingenious technology that helped the Allies overcome the German defenses, "D-Day's Sunken Secrets" unfolds a vivid blow-by-blow account of the tumultuous events of D-Day and reveals how the Allies' intricate planning and advanced technology was vital to assure the success of the most ambitious and risky military operation ever launched.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Jul 7, 2014 -- 3:00 AM

Ghosts of Murdered Kings (Episode #4103H)

KQED 9: Wed, Jul 2, 2014 -- 9:00 PM

Nova follows archaeologists and forensic experts in Ireland's County Tipperary in their methodical hunt for clues to the identity and the circumstances of various violent deaths of bog body victims. A new theory emerges that they are those of ritually murdered kings, gruesomely slain to assure the fertility of land and people.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Jul 9, 2014 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jul 6, 2014 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jul 5, 2014 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jul 5, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jul 4, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 4, 2014 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Jul 4, 2014 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jul 3, 2014 -- 3:00 AM
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