Could we survive a mega-tsunami in North America? Using CGI simulations, scientists predict a volcanic eruption could trigger a wave even bigger and more destructive than the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami and the 2011 tsunami in Japan.
Sunday, August 28 at 10 PM ET/PT
Kandahar Journals
Photojournalist Louie Palu, finds himself in the midst of body parts and the smell of burned flesh.
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A Jihadi in the Family
"I never saw it coming!” That’s the heart-breaking cry of parents whose kids have run away to join the ranks of a terrorist organization. What makes a young person blow up a café in Paris? Why do young people leave comfortable homes to embrace violent extremist ideologies? And what happens to the families they leave behind?
Thursday, September 1 at 9 PM

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