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Cavemen Cold Case (Episode #1204)

KQED World: Fri, Apr 18, 2014 -- 7:00 AM

A tomb of 49,000 year-old Neanderthal bones discovered in El Sidron, a remote, mountainous region of northern Spain, leads to a compelling investigation to solve a double mystery: How did this group of Neanderthals die? And could the fate of this group help explain Neanderthal extinction? Scientists examine the bones and discover signs that tell a shocking story of how this group may have met their deaths. Some bones bear distinct signs of cannibalism. Was it a result of ritual or hunger? Neanderthal experts are adamant that they were not bloodthirsty brutes. What happened here 49,000 years ago will take viewers on a much bigger journey - from El Sidron to the other end of the Iberian Peninsula, where scientists are excavating beneath the seas off Gibraltar in search of Neanderthal sites.

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  • KQED World: Fri, Apr 18, 2014 -- 1:00 PM

The Man Who Saved The World (Episode #1201)

KQED World: Sun, Apr 13, 2014 -- 8:00 PM

This program follows the drama and debate that surrounded the most critical point in the Cold War, and perhaps human history. While politicians desperately sought a solution to the stand-off, nobody was aware what was happening beneath the waves but the men on the B-59. The crew could only watch as their superiors entered a battle of wills that would determine the fate of humanity. The story of what happened that fateful day remained hidden for decades, only emerging in Russia in recent years. Now these events will be known to the world.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 14, 2014 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Mon, Apr 14, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

Ultimate Tut (Episode #1205H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Apr 8, 2014 -- 8:00 PM

Ninety years ago in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, the greatest archaeological find in history was made: the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb and its golden treasures. It made Tutankhamen the most famous name in ancient Egyptian history. But the real story has become shrouded in myth -- with many mysteries around the tomb unsolved to this day. This two-hour special combines the latest evidence from a team of archaeologists, anatomists, geologists and Egyptologists to build the ultimate picture of Tutankhamen. Blending 3D graphics, stylized reconstruction and action-adventure forensic investigation, the programs take a 21st-century approach to ancient history, following new scientific research and presenting fresh insights into how Tutankhamen was buried, why his tomb was the only one to remain intact and the enduring enigma around how he died.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Apr 9, 2014 -- 2:00 AM

Carthage's Lost Warriors (Episode #1303H)

KQED World: Fri, Apr 4, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

Carthage, the proud capital of the vast Carthaginian Empire, is ablaze. Marauding Romans are mercilessly slaughtering and pillaging. Any survivors face a terrifying fate as slaves on Roman galleys or in their quarries. Escaping the bloody carnage is impossible... or is it? Could some of the once-mighty Carthaginians have got away? And even more incredibly -- could they have turned west on an epic journey across the vast Atlantic Ocean to new shores? Did they set foot in South America, long before Columbus ever walked the face of the Earth?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 6, 2014 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 5, 2014 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 5, 2014 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 4, 2014 -- 9:00 PM

Bones of the Buddha (Episode #1206)

KQED World: Fri, Apr 4, 2014 -- 7:00 AM

This show is a modern day Indiana Jones story: a tale of deception, treasure, intrepid adventurers and international realpolitik. Did a 19th-century British landowner really discover gold, jewels and the charred bones of the Lord Buddha in an underground chamber on his estate? When Colonial estate manager, Willie Peppe, set his workers digging at a mysterious hill in Northern India in 1898, he had no idea what they'd find. Just over 20 feet down, they made an amazing discovery: a huge stone coffer, containing five reliquary jars, over 1000 separate jewels, and some ash and bone. One of the jars had an inscription that appeared to say that these were the remains of the Buddha himself. This seemed to be the most extraordinary find in Indian archaeology. But doubt and scandal have hung over this amazing find for over 100 years. For some, the whole thing is an elaborate hoax. For others, it is no less than the final resting place of the leader of one of the world's great religions, who died nearly 2,500 years ago.

Carthage's Lost Warriors (Episode #1303H)

KQED 9: Wed, Apr 2, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Carthage, the proud capital of the vast Carthaginian Empire, is ablaze. Marauding Romans are mercilessly slaughtering and pillaging. Any survivors face a terrifying fate as slaves on Roman galleys or in their quarries. Escaping the bloody carnage is impossible... or is it? Could some of the once-mighty Carthaginians have got away? And even more incredibly -- could they have turned west on an epic journey across the vast Atlantic Ocean to new shores? Did they set foot in South America, long before Columbus ever walked the face of the Earth?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Apr 6, 2014 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Apr 5, 2014 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Apr 5, 2014 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 4, 2014 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, Apr 4, 2014 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Apr 3, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

JFK: One PM Central Standard Time (Episode #1301)

KQED World: Wed, Apr 2, 2014 -- 2:00 AM

Fifty years after the tragic shooting of President John F. Kennedy, this episode chronicles minute-by-minute the assassination as it was revealed in the CBS newsroom from the moment the President was shot until Walter Cronkite's emotional pronouncement of his death, one hour and eight minutes later. The drama of "One P.M. Central Standard Time" -- the episode title is taken from the time President Kennedy was declared dead at Parkland Hospital -- is played out amidst the chaos in Dallas, in the hospital, and in the CBS newsroom in New York. Included in the program will be moving memories from men and women who were there on the day -- in Dallas and New York.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Apr 2, 2014 -- 8:00 AM
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