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Cancer
The Emperor of All Maladies

A scientist labels each protein in the radio nucleotide sequence of human genes to create a unique DNA profile.

This three-part film tells the comprehensive story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions. The six-hour film interweaves a sweeping historical narrative with intimate stories about contemporary patients, and an investigation into the latest scientific breakthroughs that may have brought us, at long last, within sight of lasting cures. [Watch Trailer]

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Monday, March 30th at 8:00pm
    Part 1 “Magic Bullets”
     
  • Tuesday, March 31st at 8:00pm
    Part 2 “The Blind Men and the Elephant”
     
  • Wednesday, April 1st at 8:00pm
    Part 3 “Finding the Achilles Heel”
Twice Born
Stories from the Special Delivery Unit

Animation of a sonogram of a 21 week fetus.

Witness groundbreaking fetal surgery in this new three part miniseries that takes an intimate, inside look at the Special Delivery Unit at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), where rare surgeries are performed on babies inside the womb. Twice Born – Stories from the Special Delivery Unit - Episode 1 premieres Tuesday, March 31st at 7:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]

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Alien Planets Revealed

CGI recreation of Kepler 22b - a world larger than the Earth - the first habitable zone planet discovered by Kepler.

NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler Telescope has discovered thousands of exotic new worlds far beyond our solar system. With vivid animation and input from expert astrophysicists and astrobiologists, NOVA takes you on a mind-bending exploration of these strange worlds and the possible creatures we might one day encounter there. NOVA: Alien Planets Revealed airs Wednesday, April 1st at 7:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1. [Watch Preview]