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48 Hours Mystery - documentary
48 Hours Mystery began in January 1988 with Dan Rather anchoring/hosting until 2002. Leslie Stahl, who took over for Rather in the Fall of 2002 remains to present day.

This is a news magazine that began as a half hour show, evolving into a one hour investigative report with its name also changing from '48 Hours' to '48 Hours Investigates' and the current, '48 Hours Mystery'. Having won numerous awards in broadcast, it also now features a stellar cast of individual award winning reporters and has been known to not just report on stories, but make real differences. The program has received over 20 Emmy awards, a George Foster Peabody Award, and an Ohio State Award.
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The Blue Planet - documentary
Mammoth series, five years in the making, taking a look at the rich tapestry of life in the world's oceans.
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The Buried LIfe - reality / documentary
Four guys hit the road to complete an epic list of '100 Things To Do Before You Die' and help others complete their lists.
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The F Word - documentary
Set in the high-octane environment of a glamorous and bustling restaurant, all the action is set against the backdrop of the drama of a full working kitchen staffed by some of the best chefs in the country. Over the course of the show Gordon and his brigade prepare a three-course meal for diners who all share Gordon's passion for food. Gordon launches his campaign to 'Get Women Back in the Kitchen' and puts his reputation on the line in 'Recipe Challenge' when he invites a member of the public to pitch their recipe against his. Up and coming cooks and chefs from around the UK fight to earn a job in one of Gordon's restaurant kitchens: every week two hopefuls help Gordon's brigade prepare dinner in the restaurant.
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The FBI Files - documentary / biography / crime
From Discovery Channel.
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The Life of Birds - documentary
David Attenborough's comprehensive and richly detailed study of birds, examining the variety of different species and their ways of life.
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The Lock Up - documentary
For a year a BBC team had exclusive access to the custody suite of Humberside Police that specialises in hosting Hull's 2,000 young people who are arrested annually.
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The World at War - documentary
A multi-volumed documentary mini-series, "The World at War" covers the entire history of World War II from the causes of the 1920s to the aftermath of the Cold War in the 1950s. Emphasis is also placed on several inside story episodes, where events are covered which occurred inside Germany and Japan such as resistance to Hitler, life in general under a dictatorial regime, and particular emphasis is focused on the Jewish Holocaust.
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Time Warp - documentary
In Time Warp, MIT scientist and teacher Jeff Lieberman uses new technologies to bring truly never-before-seen wonders into a form that your body can actually process. Using the latest in high-speed photography, the Time Warp team takes some natural events (a cat licking its paw) and some not-so-natural (a water balloon to the face) and turns them into a thing of both beauty and learning.
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Whale Wars: Viking Shores - reality / action / adventure / documentary / drama / war
WHALE WARS: VIKING SHORES, a new five-part series beginning Friday, April 27 at 9 PM (et/pt) follows Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as they set sail to end an ancient tradition known as "The Grind" that takes place every summer in the Faroe Islands.
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How the Universe Works - documentary / history
Engineering the Universe shows you how the cosmos is designed, built, and actually works. From the beginning of time, Stars, Galaxies, Planets, Solar Systems, and more have been working individually and together to produce all that is and all that we see. See as never before the inner workings of our world, and explore black holes, supernovae, neutron stars, dark energy, and all the titanic forces that make us who we are. With a dynamic cast of experts and a new generation of CGI, Engineering the Universe looks under the celestial hood to reveal the inner workings of outer space: the story of how it's made and how it runs. This is your ultimate Cosmos Operator's Manual.
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I Shouldnt Be Alive - biography / documentary / drama / history
I Shouldnt Be Alive: From the producers of "Touching the Void" the story of an African family's terrifying fight for survival when they are thrown into one of the most crocodile infested rivers in the world...after their fishing boat is attacked by a lone hippo.
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Penn & Teller: Bullshit! - documentary / comedy
Penn and Teller not only investigate how frauds, cons, charlatans and even officials in government operate, but they offer it with an easy to understand step by step discovery.
 50433h 0r
The Corrie Years - documentary
The Corrie Years is a documentary series which takes a look back on 50 years of storylines which have been national talking points throughout Coronation Street's history. The series is narrated by David Morrissey.
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American Experience - biography / crime / documentary
A series showcasing documentaries on American history.
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Brainiac: Science Abuse - comedy / documentary
Chris Pontius, Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam Margera, and the whole crew return to the screen to raise the stakes higher than ever before.
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Jig - documentary
Documentary telling the compelling story of the 40th Irish Dancing World Championships.
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Little People, Big World - documentary / short
Performing on what looks like a small wooden stage, wearing a dress with a hoop skirt and white high-heeled pumps, Carmencita does a dance with kicks and twirls, a smile always on her face.
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Rachel Zoe Project - documentary
A television program that follows a celebrity stylist as she looks to take her business to the next level.
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60 Minutes (US) - documentary
The premiere American television News magazine; 60 Minutes has run on CBS since 1968.

This series set the pattern for the TV news magazine. Each episode consists of several stories, each presented by a different reporter. Stories have included investigative pieces, celebrity profiles, background pieces on current events, and general human interest stories. The series has also featured "Point-Counterpoint" debates and humorous commentaries by Andy Rooney.
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Unique Sweets - documentary
Unique Sweets is an insider's peek into innovative eateries across America that are creating the most unique and exciting desserts today. These sweet spots cover the gamut: restaurants with revolutionary pastry chefs; candy shops inventing eye-popping confections; chocolate boutiques with wild artisanal flavors; and bakeries producing one-of-a-kind pastries, cakes and cookies in the middle of the night. Wherever there are gooey, crunchy, sticky and sweet treats that you won't find anywhere else, Unique Sweets will take you there.
 7151h 0r
Penn & Teller: Bullshit! - comedy / documentary
Using a combination of set ups, descriptions, rants and film of practitioners, Penn & Teller show the bullshit that's everywhere...
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IRT Deadliest Roads - reality / documentary
Three of North America's toughest truck drivers take on some of the most extreme roads in one of the world's most unforgiving environments: the Himalayas.
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Vanguard - documentary
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Dangerous Encounters - documentary
Which of the most feared predators on the planet packs the most powerful bite? Expert Brady Barr finds out. Join Brady to gain insights into the coolest, and deadliest, animals on the planet. See the reaction time tests of rattlesnake strikes and deep sea cameras that spy on huge squid. Witness the catching of giant, man-eating crocs sniper-style, and that's just some of the gizmos and dangerous encounters coming up in this new series.
 4055h 0r
Ghost Hunters International - documentary
Ghost Hunters International (GHI) is a reality series that follows a team of paranormal investigators; the GHI team travels around the world and documents some of the world's most legendary haunted locations.
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Too Cute! - documentary
Coming-of-age stories of baby animals. From their unsteady first steps, the beginning of their lives will be an epic journey for these adventurous pets. These cuddly baby animals are simply too lovable, too curious, and too cute to quit. It's baby animals the way they were meant to be seen - ridiculously up-close and in jaw-dropping super slow motion.
 2742h 0r
Gangster Empire: Rise of the Mob - action / crime / documentary / history
Roam through the dark and smoke filled history of the most ruthless men and family enterprises that changed crime in America! From bootlegs to urban battlefields this groundbreaking series traces the origin of the gangs that dominated criminal activities and invented their own codes of conduct. Meet the legendary figures and discover the real story behind the violence and corruption that pulsed through the soul of the Gangster Empire!
 3671h 0r
Ice Road Trackers - documentary
Take an adrenaline-pumping ride on one of the most dangerous roads in the world.
 2850h 0r
Cops Reloaded - crime / documentary
This action-packed police show follows real-life law enforcement officers from various regions and departments...
 5068h 0r
Wall Street Warriors - documentary
Watch Wall Street Warriors: An HD documentary series examining the extreme power and intense competition that defines Wall Street, seen through the eyes of those who thrive there.
 2559h 0r
Bridget's Sexiest Beaches - documentary
Watch Bridget's Sexiest Beaches: Bridget Marquardt travels to various countries to explore their beaches, meet the locals, participate in various adventurous activities, and enjoy the nightlife.
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