Secrets of the Dead
Part detective story, part true-life drama, this series unearths evidence from around the world, challenging prevailing ideas and throwing fresh light on unexplained events. Using the most up-to-date science in the laboratory and in the field, scientists and researchers examine the missing pieces of each puzzle, completing the picture of what had been merely an assemblage of suppositions.
Carthage's Lost Warriors (#1303) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: none)
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?
Ultimate Tut (#1205H) Duration: 1:53:22 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.
JFK: One PM Central Standard Time (#1301H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: DVI)
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.
- KQED 9: Tue, Aug 4, 2015 -- 8:00pm Remind me
- KQED 9: Wed, Aug 5, 2015 -- 2:00am Remind me
- KQED 9: Thu, Aug 6, 2015 -- 1:30pm Remind me
- KQED Life: Thu, Aug 6, 2015 -- 7:00pm Remind me
- KQED Life: Fri, Aug 7, 2015 -- 1:00am Remind me
- KQED World: Sat, Aug 8, 2015 -- 5:00am Remind me
- KQED World: Sat, Aug 8, 2015 -- 2:00pm Remind me
The Lost Gardens of Babylon (#1304) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: none)
This film examines a world wonder so elusive, most people have decided it must be mythical. Centuries of digging have turned up nothing. But they were digging in the wrong place. Now, this film proves the spectacular Hanging Gardens of Babylon did exist, shows us where they were, what they looked like and how they were constructed.
Ben Franklin's Bones (#1401H) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: DVI)
In November 1997, when the skeletal remains of at least 10 bodies were unearthed in the basement of an elegant townhouse, police feared it was the work of a serial killer. But when research indicated the bones actually dated to the mid-1700s, the implications became even more dramatic. This was no ordinary house: 36 Craven Street was the former residence of Benjamin Franklin.
This program reveals some questionable practices in medicine. In the 18th century, private anatomy schools were set up across London to give medical students the opportunity to learn anatomy by dissecting human cadavers. But supply lagged behind demand. Anatomists needed many more bodies than the ones of hanged murderers, which were the only bodies legally available at that time for their study. This created a business for body snatchers, also known as "resurrectionists," who exhumed corpses from graves to sell to the anatomists.
- KQED World: Fri, Aug 14, 2015 -- 6:00am Remind me
- KQED World: Fri, Aug 14, 2015 -- 12:00pm Remind me
- KQED 9: Wed, Aug 19, 2015 -- 10:00pm Remind me
- KQED 9: Thu, Aug 20, 2015 -- 4:00am Remind me
- KQED World: Sat, Aug 22, 2015 -- 11:00pm Remind me
- KQED World: Sun, Aug 23, 2015 -- 4:00pm Remind me
- KQED Life: Mon, Aug 24, 2015 -- 9:00pm Remind me
- KQED Life: Tue, Aug 25, 2015 -- 3:00am Remind me
The Lost Diary of Dr. Livingstone (#1302) Duration: 56:46 STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: none)
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Dr. David Livingstone's birth, new forensic techniques are being used to study the famed explorer's lost diary. It reveals he was witness to the brutal massacre of slaves at the hands of their traders. And the writings in this diary suggest he was a far different man than the legend that surrounds him.