Running on Empty
Forget Disneyland, Silicon Valley and Hollywood. Visit a California desperate after five years of withering drought.
Thursday, October 20 at 8 PM
Inside These Walls
Wang Bingzhang has spent the last 14 years in a Chinese prison. His family chooses to fight for the freedom of the man who once abandoned them.
Thursday, October 20 at 9 PM
The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble
Through moving individual stories, the filmmakers paint a vivid portrait of a bold musical experiment and a global search for the ties that bind.
Sunday, October 23 at 9 PM
The Secret History of ISIS
Investigating the failure of the U.S. to stop the rise of the brutal jihadist group, despite many warning signs, and the inside story of the petty criminal who was left alone to become the terrorist mastermind behind it.
Sunday, October 23 at 10 PM

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The Nature of Things

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The Passionate Eye

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Saturdays 10 p.m. ET/PT

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