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11:30 am
Wed July 17, 2013

"U-Boat Pens" on Nazi Mega Weapons, Pt. 2, airs Wednesday, July 24th at 9 pm

A scene from "U-Boat Pens (w.t.)"

To create a haven in port for their lethal U-boat submarines, the Nazis built massive, impenetrable concrete submarine pens. Structures too immense to be hidden, they were constructed to withstand direct hits from even the biggest Allied bombs. Such was their size and strength that these pens survive today, a testament to their engineering.

"U-Boat Pens" on Nazi Mega Weapons, Pt. 2 can be seen on Wednesday, July 24th at 9:00p.m. on channels 3 and 3-1.

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Science
11:26 am
Wed July 17, 2013

"3D Spies of WWII" on Nova can be seen on Wednesday, July 24th at 8 pm

L-R: Contributors Major Chris Halsall and Wing Commander Mike Mockford with the spitfire

During World War II, Hitler’s scientists developed terrifying new weapons of mass destruction. Alarmed by rumors about advanced rockets and missiles, Allied intelligence recruited a team of brilliant minds from British universities and Hollywood studios to a country house near London. Here, they secretly pored over millions of air photos shot at great risk over German territory by specially converted, high-flying Spitfires. Peering at the photos through 3D stereoscopes, the team spotted telltale clues that revealed hidden Nazi rocket bases.

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Science
11:19 am
Wed July 17, 2013

"Siberian Tiger Quest" on Nature airs on Wednesday at 7 pm

Raised in captivity, this adult male tiger is seen lying on a man-made lookout. As in the wild, he uses this high point to sit and watch across his territory. In the wild he would use cliffs, even large trees and hill tops in Victor Yudin's tiger neclosure, Spassk, Primorsky Krai, Russia.

Conservation ecologist Chris Morgan (“Bears of the Last Frontier”) has tracked large predators in some of the wildest and most remote places on earth. He now embarks on a challenge that will fulfill a lifelong dream — to find and film a Siberian tiger living wild and free in Russia’s far eastern forests. The film features the work of Korean cameraman Sooyong Park, the first individual ever to film Siberian tigers in the wild. Park spent years in the forest tracking and filming the world’s biggest cat.

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Science
11:01 am
Wed July 17, 2013

"Bones of the Buddha" on Secrets of the Dead airs on Tuesday, July 23rd at 9 pm

Buddhism’s holy of holies: The Mahabodi Temple at Bodghaya in Northern India.

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, more than 1,000 separate jewels and some ash and bone. One of the jars bore 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 more than 100 years.

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Arts
10:55 am
Wed July 17, 2013

"Buddha" can be seen on Tuesday, July 23rd at 7 pm

Pictured: Reclining Buddha at Wat Boworn, Thailand

Two-and-a-half millennia ago, a new religion was born in northern India, generated from the ideas of a single man, the Buddha, a mysterious Indian sage who famously gained enlightenment while he sat under a large, shapely fig tree. The Buddha never claimed to be God or his emissary on earth. He said only that he was a human being who, in a world of unavoidable pain and suffering, had found a kind of serenity that others could find, too.

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