The great Northern Boreal Forest, one of the world's richest ecosystems and one of its greatest carbon sinks, is face to face with a grave threat - a plague of insects, each the size of a grain of rice.
Saturday, August 23 at 7 PM
The Ghosts in Our Machine illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world. Through the heart and photographic lens of protagonist Jo-Anne McArthur, we become intimately familiar with a cast of non-human animal characters.
Sunday, August 24 at 9 PM ET
Emmy Nominee (2014) profiles three dedicated but overworked public defenders in the southern states who fight to keep their clients out of jail in a system that’s stacked against them. Sundance Award Winner.
Sunday, August 24 at 10 PM ET/PT
Doc Zone burrows into the world of these miniature night crawlers and reveals the oversized impact they’re having on our daily lives. We nearly eradicated them in the 20th century, so why are they now staging a major comeback?
Thursday, August 28 at 9 PM

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