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Making North America: Origins presented by NOVA

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Mystery of Easter Island

New theories explore how and why the ancient islanders built and moved nearly 900 giant statues.

Wed, Jul 12 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Jul 13 at 4:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jul 15 at 3:30 am on WTTW HD

Mon, Jul 31 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Aug 1 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Why Sharks Attack

Leading shark experts research the science behind the great white's hunting instincts.

Mon, Jul 3 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jul 4 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jul 4 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jul 8 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Making North America: Origins

Discover how forces of almost unimaginable power gave birth to the continent of North America.

Sat, Jun 24 at 2:30 am on WTTW HD

Mon, Jul 10 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jul 11 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jul 11 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jul 15 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Making North America: Life

The mysteries of how life evolved in North America, including the arrival of humans, are explored.

Wed, Jun 28 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Jun 29 at 4:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Thu, Jun 29 at 6:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Thu, Jun 29 at 11:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Sun, Jul 2 at 3:00 am on WTTW HD

Mon, Jul 17 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jul 18 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jul 18 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jul 22 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Making North America: Human

Discover the challenges faced and the wealth uncovered as humans take over the continent.

Wed, Jul 5 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Jul 6 at 4:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sun, Jul 9 at 3:00 am on WTTW HD

Mon, Jul 24 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jul 25 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jul 25 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jul 29 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Life's Rocky Start

NOVA goes around the world and back in time to investigate how minerals are vital to life.

Wed, Jul 19 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Jul 20 at 4:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jul 22 at 3:30 am on WTTW HD

Mon, Aug 7 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Aug 8 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Creatures of Light

Explore how and why so many of the ocean's creatures light up in their a hidden undersea world.

Mon, Jun 26 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jun 27 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Tue, Jun 27 at 7:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sat, Jul 1 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

Wild Ways

Newly established wildlife corridors may offer a glimmer of hope to some endangered species.

Wed, Jul 26 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Jul 27 at 4:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Fri, Jul 28 at 3:00 am on WTTW HD

Mon, Aug 14 at 7:00 pm on WTTW Prime

Tue, Aug 15 at 1:30 am on WTTW Prime

Secrets of the Sky Tombs

A team of scientists and explorers probe high altitude tombs in the Tibetan Himalayas.

Wed, Aug 2 at 10:00 pm on WTTW HD

Poisoned Water

The chemistry and engineering that led to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan are examined.

Sat, Jun 24 at 10:00 am on WTTW Prime

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