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Nova Previous Broadcasts
Super Tunnel (Episode #4317H)
KQED 9: Wed, Oct 12, 2016 -- 9:00 PM
Follow an army of engineers and designers as they tackle the complex challenge of building Crossrail, a massive new subterranean railway deep beneath the streets of London.
- KQED 9: Wed, Oct 19, 2016 -- 1:30 PM
- KQED Life: Wed, Oct 19, 2016 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED Life: Tue, Oct 18, 2016 -- 8:00 PM
- KQED World: Sun, Oct 16, 2016 -- 3:00 PM
- KQED World: Fri, Oct 14, 2016 -- 11:00 AM
- KQED World: Fri, Oct 14, 2016 -- 5:00 AM
- KQED 9: Thu, Oct 13, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
Great Human Odyssey (Episode #4312H)
KQED 9: Wed, Oct 5, 2016 -- 9:00 PM
Nova presents a spectacular 3-part exploration of the ultimate story of humanity's origins and survival in the deep past. Award-winning Canadian filmmaker and anthropologist Niobe Thompson sets out to retrace the crucial steps in our species' global journey, combining groundbreaking new research with high-action adventure in some of the world's most extreme locations.
Each episode culminates with a sobering real-life challenge designed to unlock a scientific mystery: Niobe joins San Bushmen on a grueling "persistence hunt" running down game in the searing Namibian desert; chases caribou with Siberian nomads and crosses turbulent Arctic seas in the type of traditional skin boat that brought the first humans to the Americas; and free dives with Burma's "sea gypsies," whose amazing ability to forage on the sea floor hints at how early modern humans may have thrived along the African coast.
- KQED Life: Wed, Oct 12, 2016 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED Life: Tue, Oct 11, 2016 -- 8:00 PM
- KQED World: Sun, Oct 9, 2016 -- 3:00 PM
- KQED World: Fri, Oct 7, 2016 -- 11:00 AM
- KQED World: Fri, Oct 7, 2016 -- 5:00 AM
- KQED 9: Thu, Oct 6, 2016 -- 3:00 AM
Iceman Reborn (Episode #4305H)
KQED World: Sun, Oct 2, 2016 -- 3:00 PM
Murdered more than 5,000 years ago, Otzi the Iceman is the oldest human mummy on Earth. Now, newly discovered evidence sheds light not only on this mysterious ancient man, but on the dawn of civilization in Europe.
- KQED Life: Wed, Oct 5, 2016 -- 2:00 AM
- KQED Life: Tue, Oct 4, 2016 -- 8:00 PM