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Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 9:00pm
Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies: Finding the Achilles Heel
This episode starts at a moment of optimism: Scientists believe they have cracked the mystery of the malignant cell, and the first targeted therapies have been developed. But very quickly cancer reveals new layers of complexity and a formidable array of defenses. Many call for a new focus on prevention and early detection as the most promising fronts in the war on cancer. By the second decade of the 2000s, the bewildering complexity of the cancer cell yields to a more ordered picture, revealing new vulnerabilities and avenues of attack. Perhaps most exciting is the prospect of harnessing the human immune system to defeat cancer. A 60-year-old NASCAR mechanic with melanoma and a six-year-old with leukemia are pioneers in new immunotherapy treatments, which the documentary follows as their stories unfold. more info | more stories like this

Friday, April 3, 2015 at 9:00pm
Live From Lincoln Center: Billy Porter: Broadway & Soul
Tony and Grammy Award-winner Billy Porter, star of the Broadway hit Kinky Boots, performs songs from his latest album and other favorites. more info | more stories like this

Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 8:00pm
The Jewel in the Crown: The Bibighar Gardens
Daphne and Hari draw closer together. After an assignation with him in the Bibighar Gardens, on a night of rioting and protest, she returns home, claiming she’s been raped. On flimsy evidence, Merrick arrests Hari. more info web extra | more stories like this

Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 10:00pm
Masterpiece: Classic: Wolf Hall Episode 1
Internationally acclaimed actor Mark Rylance and Emmy-winner Damian Lewis (“Homeland”) star as Thomas Cromwell and King Henry VIII in this adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels, which chart the meteoric rise of Cromwell in the Tudor court — from blacksmith’s son to Henry VIII’s closest advisor.
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Monday, April 6, 2015 at 10:00pm
Independent Lens: Little Hope Was Arson
This is a gripping portrait of a community terrorized from the inside out. In 2010, 10 churches were burned down in one month, igniting the largest criminal investigation in East Texas history. By Theo Love. more info | more stories like this

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 8:00pm
Twice Born – Stories From the Special Delivery Unit: Episode 2
Doctors remove the remainder of newborn Lilly’s tumor, while Tina and Brion receive devastating news about their unborn twins. As Shelly and the baby undergo a procedure to repair the fetus’s spine, get a close-up look at this surgery on a baby in the womb — the first time ever in a major television broadcast. more info | more stories like this

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 10:00pm
FRONTLINE: The Fight for Yemen
As recently as September, President Obama was pointing to Yemen as a model for the U.S.'s counter-terrorism strategy. But now, the country is being torn apart in a violent sectarian conflict led by an anti-American rebel movement known as the Houthis.

With the Yemeni president ousted from the capital, and Saudi Arabia leading a coalition of regional forces against the Houthis, FRONTLINE in conjunction with BBC Arabic brings this special report from inside the war zone. more info | more stories like this

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 8:00pm
NATURE: Animal Homes: The Nest
Bird nests come in all shapes and sizes, crafted from a diversity of materials, including fur, grasses, leaves, mosses, sticks and twigs, bones, wool, mud and spider silk. Quite a few contain man-made materials — twine, bits of wire, even plastic bags. Each is a work of art, built with just a beak! All over the world, birds in the wild arrive at diverse nesting grounds to collect, compete for, reject, steal and begin to build with carefully selected materials, crafting homes for the task of protecting their eggs and raising their young. more info | more stories like this

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 10:00pm
Nazi Mega Weapons: Hitler’s Megaships
Hitler sees the battleship as the ultimate status symbol for his new Third Reich — and orders the construction of two vessels that are bigger, more powerful and more heavily armored than anything else at sea … but the British will stop at nothing until Hitler’s new mega weapons are at the bottom of the sea. more info | more stories like this

Friday, April 10, 2015 at 10:00pm
International Jazz Day -- Live at the United Nations
International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact; raise awareness of the need for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding; and reinforce international cooperation and communication. more info | more stories like this

Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 8:00pm
The Jewel in the Crown: Questions of Loyalty
Daphne dies giving birth to Hari’s daughter, and her aunt, Lady Manners, decides to raise the child herself. About to be posted to the war front, Teddie Bingham and his fiancée, Susan Layton, decide to bring forward their marriage. 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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