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Air Date: Fri, May 29, 2020 8:00 PM
Discover the ingenious inventor behind the beautiful face as the Hollywood star tells her own story in a newly discovered interview. Learn how Hedy Lamarr’s pioneering work is the basis for secure WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth technology.
Air Date: Mon, Apr 6, 2020 10:00 PM
Find out why some children are severely damaged by early adversity while others are able to thrive. By revisiting childhood trauma victims we profiled decades ago, we learn how their experiences shaped their lives as adults.
Air Date: Mon, Mar 30, 2020 10:30 PM
Two films about history and memory, with a 21st-century twist. Wendy’s Shabbat: Shabbat is typically observed at home with family, but here these seniors share in the celebration at a fast-food Wendy’s. This film is a story of rediscovering the joys of community in older age, however unorthodox it may appear.
Air Date: Wed, Feb 26, 2020 9:00 PM
Like virtually every other animal, humans need sleep to survive. But why? Scientists peer into the brain to see what happens while we snooze and understand the powerful role that sleep – or lack of it – plays in memory, trauma and emotion regulation.
Air Date: Thu, Dec 26, 2019 9:00 PM
In May 1970, Eva Hesse, a 34 year old German-born American artist cresting the wave of a swiftly rising career had her life cut short by a brain tumor. Interviews, high quality footage of Hesse’s artwork and archival imagery trace Hesse’s life and artistic path.
Air Date: Sat, Nov 9, 2019 9:00 PM
A NEW LEASH ON LIFE: THE K9s FOR WARRIORS STORY highlights the journeys of three United States veterans struggling to adapt to life back home.
Air Date: Wed, Dec 12, 2018 10:00 PM
Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most critical public health crises facing America. This program illuminates the social and economic consequences for the country unless a medical breakthrough is discovered for this currently incurable disease.
Air Date: Thu, Nov 15, 2018 10:00 PM
See how experiences shape the brain and body together, allowing them to adapt to the outside environment and develop new skills. Plus, learn how the brain forms memories by storing and processing billions of pieces of information every second.
Air Date: Wed, Oct 17, 2018 9:00 PM
Delve into America’s opioid addiction crisis – find out how addictions work, and what the science of addiction can tell us about how we can resolve this dire social issue.
Air Date: Wed, Sep 26, 2018 10:00 PM
Many people think Alzheimer’s is a disease that only affects older adults, but that’s not always true. When this disease strikes before the age of 65, it’s considered “younger onset” Alzheimer’s.
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