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Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 9:00pm
Masterpiece: Mystery! Sherlock Series 2
The struggle goes on in 21st-century London as the updated team of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson battle the worst that modern criminality has to offer, including a computer-savvy arch-villain who wants to rule the world. more info | more stories like this

Monday, August 31, 2015 at 9:30pm
POV: The Storm Makers
See a chilling exposé of Cambodia’s human trafficking underworld; hear the stories of a peasant girl sold into slavery at 16 and two traffickers who use deception to funnel a stream of poor and illiterate people across the country’s borders. more info | more stories like this

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 9:00pm
In Their Own Words: Queen Elizabeth II
Follow Queen Elizabeth II’s remarkable life, from her youth to her uncle’s abdication, her father’s coronation as King George VI, her experience during World War II, her sudden ascension to the throne and her eventful reign of more than 60 years. more info | more stories like this

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 9:00pm
NOVA: Bigger Than T. rex
Almost a century ago, paleontologists found fossil bones from a dinosaur that was bigger than Tyrannosaurus rex. The Spinosaurus fossils were destroyed in a WWII bombing raid. Now, the discovery of new bones in Morocco is reopening the investigation into this epic beast. more info | more stories like this

Friday, September 4, 2015 at 9:00pm
American Masters: Althea
Uncover the story of Althea Gibson (1927-2003), who emerged as the unlikely queen of the segregated tennis world of the 1950s. She was the first African American to win Wimbledon and the U.S. Nationals (precursor of the U.S. Open) — a decade before Arthur Ashe. The documentary explores her mentoring by boxer Sugar Ray Robinson, former New York City mayor David Dinkins and others.
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Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 8:00pm
The Jewel in the Crown: Pandora’s Box
In 1947, Guy returns to India on the eve of independence to observe the last days of British rule. He discovers that Merrick had married Susan, but was subsequently killed. Suspicious, he investigates. more info | more stories like this

Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 9:00pm
Masterpiece: Sherlock, Season 3, Episode 1
Benedict Cumberbatch (The Fifth Estate, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, "The Office UK") return as Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson in three new episodes of the contemporary reinvention of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic, written and created by Steven Moffat ("Dr. Who") and Mark Gatiss ("Game of Thrones"). more info | more stories like this

Monday, September 7, 2015 at 9:00pm
The Civil War: 25th Anniversary: The Cause
Beginning with a searing indictment of slavery, this first episode dramatically evokes the causes of the war, from the Cotton Kingdom of the South to the northern abolitionists who opposed it. more info | more stories like this

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 9:00pm
The Civil War: 25th Anniversary: A Very Bloody Affair
1862 saw the birth of modern warfare and the transformation of Lincoln’s war to preserve the Union into a war to emancipate the slaves. Episode Two begins with the political infighting that threatened to swamp Lincoln’s administration and then follows Union General George McClellan’s ill-fated campaign on the Virginia Peninsula, where his huge army meets a smaller but infinitely more resourceful Confederate force. more info | more stories like this

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 9:00pm
The Civil War: 25th Anniversary: Simply Murder
The nightmarish Union disaster at Fredericksburg comes to two climaxes that spring: at Chancellorsville in May, where Lee wins his most brilliant victory but loses Stonewall Jackson; and at Vicksburg, where Grant’s attempts to take the city by siege are stopped. more info | more stories like this

Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 9:00pm
The Civil War: 25th Anniversary: Valley of the Shadow of Death
A biographical comparison of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee and then chronicles the extraordinary series of battles that pitted the two generals against each other from the wilderness to Petersburg in Virginia. more info | more stories like this

Friday, September 11, 2015 at 9:00pm
The Civil War: 25th Anniversary: War is All Hell
The episode begins with William Tecumseh Sherman’s brilliant march to the sea, which brings the war to the heart of Georgia and the Carolinas and spells the end of the Confederacy. In March, following Lincoln’s second inauguration, first Petersburg and then Richmond finally fall to Grant’s army. more info | more stories like this

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  • WQED is pleased to partner with Highmark to bring you these special reports on "Men & Cancer" and "Women & Cancer." Every year cancer claims the lives of nearly 300,000 men in America. According to the American Cancer Society, getting the facts about cancer is an important step in taking care of your overall health.

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