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Last B-24 (Episode #4515)

KQED 9: Wed, Nov 7, 2018 -- 9:00 PM

In 1940 a smoking, battle-scarred B-24 Liberator bomber known as the Tulsamerican crashed into the choppy seas off the coast of Croatia, entombing three of its occupants under 100 feat of water. For years they were lost to their world-and their families. But in 2017, seventy years after the crash, the Department of Defense discovered the plane's location and, aided by the Croatian Navy and some of the world's leading underwater archaeologists, set to work to investigate the wreckage. Were the B-24's truly as dangerous as the nickname "the Flying Coffin" suggested? And what does that mean for the recovery of the fallen airmen? Now, NOVA joins a team of archaeologists on a dangerous mission to recover the fallen airmen and identify their remains. They will deploy advanced technologies-like Cloud Point Mosaic mapping and the "Angel" dive safety system-and sift through tons of sediment to find fragments of bones and clothing and a gold wedding band. From the clandestine recovery of the remains, to the subsequent desalinization and dental forensics of the remains in the laboratory, the story of the Tulsamerican is a riveting and emotional. NOVA documents it all, including the moment a family hears the words they never expected to hear: "On behalf of a grateful nation"

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 9, 2018 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 9, 2018 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, Nov 8, 2018 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 8, 2018 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Nov 8, 2018 -- 3:00 AM

Ghosts of Murdered Kings (Episode #4103)

KQED World: Thu, Nov 1, 2018 -- 4:00 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 World: Fri, Nov 2, 2018 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 2, 2018 -- 5:00 AM

Flying Supersonic (Episode #4513H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 1, 2018 -- 11:00 AM

A history of the legendary Concorde, the passenger plane that flew from the late 70s till 2003 at twice the speed of sound. Designed and built by French and British engineers, the Concorde was the ultimate in speed and luxury for a select group of global jet setters, and the birthplace of many breakthroughs in aviation science. But ultimately it was not sustainable because of enormous fuel consumption and high ticket prices. Today, scientists at NASA and start-up companies like Boom Technology in Denver are trying to figure out ways to build a new generation of supersonic passenger planes that will be quieter, greener, and cheaper.

Ghosts of Murdered Kings (Episode #4103)

KQED 9: Thu, Nov 1, 2018 -- 3:00 AM

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 World: Fri, Nov 2, 2018 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, Nov 2, 2018 -- 5:00 AM
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