In PART ONE of the eerie Halloween special, explore: Witchcraft and Space, explore.org brings you the chilling film Salem Witch Hunt, a stark portrayal of how prejudice and fear can lead a deeply religious community into turmoil. In 1692, mass hysteria engulfed the small Puritan community of Salem, Massachusetts. By the fall of 1692, 150 citizens had been accused of witchcraft -- those that did not confess were hanged. Travel through history with Charlie and the explore Team to uncover the bizarre origins, innocent victims and final resolution of the infamous Salem Witch Hunt.
In PART TWO of explore: Witchcraft and Space, join filmmaker and philanthropist Charles Annenberg Weingarten and the explore.org Team on their visit to Charlie's hometown, Roswell, New Mexico, the site of what some call the largest government cover-up of the past century: the Roswell UFO crash of 1947. Then, meet the children of Marsh Fork Elementary in Sundial, West Virginia, where the very coal mining that supports the community also threatens the local students. And, get a glimpse of where astronomers go to peer into the heavens, at the Keck Observatory atop a dormant volcano in Hawaii.
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explore.org is a philanthropic multimedia organization that makes documentary films and photographs to showcase extraordinary nonprofit efforts and leaders around the world.
Through fact-finding missions to identify potential grant recipients, members of the explore.org Team see first hand where and how possible financial support might be used. explore.org opens the door to a world most people never get to see -- one that has been neglected by the mainstream media. Viewers meet the people affected by positive change catalyzed by philanthropy, and just as importantly, the leaders creating it.
explore.org is based on a concept developed by and advanced under the leadership of Charles Annenberg Weingarten, with the support of the Annenberg Foundation.