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Why Planes Vanish

11/01/2014 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

The inside story of the search for Flight MH370 features key players from all corners of the globe.

Mind of a Rampage Killer

11/03/2014 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

NOVA correspondent Miles O'Brien investigates new theories about what compels rampage killers.

Bigger Than T.rex

11/05/2014 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

A team of paleontologists reconstruct the terrifying dinosaur dubbed Spinosaurus, piece by piece.

Ben Franklin's Balloons

11/10/2014 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

An accurate replica of the first hot-air balloon is created using 18th-century tools and materials.

Emperor's Ghost Army

11/12/2014 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

The 8,000 buried clay warriors of China's first emperor are researched using 3D computer modeling.

Bigger Than T.rex

11/13/2014 at 11:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

First Air War

11/17/2014 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

NOVA explores classic World War I fighters, some of aviation's most deadly early flying machines.

Killer Landslides

11/19/2014 at 9:00 pm on WTTW HD

Geologist investigate what triggered the deadly landslide in the Washington state community of Oso.

Emperor's Ghost Army

11/20/2014 at 11:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

First Man on the Moon

12/03/2014 at 7:30 pm on WTTW HD

An intimate portrait of the American hero features interviews with Armstrong's family and friends.

Forensics On Trial

12/15/2014 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Investigates how today's shaky state of crime science can send innocent men and women to prison.

3d Spies of Wwii

12/16/2014 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Prime

The untold story of the Allied air photo intelligence that played a vital role in defeating Hitler.

First Man on the Moon

12/22/2014 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

An intimate portrait of the American hero features interviews with Armstrong's family and friends.

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