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The Arctic

On a philanthropic, fact finding mission to the Arctic, Charles Annenberg Weingarten and the explore.org team dive into the unique culture of the Inuit people of Greenland and learn about their traditional cuisine, which includes raw seal meat, whale, caribou, walrus, and fish. Charles also visits the Qimaavik Women's Shelter for abused women and children, and learns about the high crime rate of Nunavut territory being tackled by extraordinary individuals in the area. Lastly, Charles experiences the husky throat singing of two Inuit girls, breaks the myth of the Arctic kiss, and learns Inuktitut from a patient Inuit elder. Learn more at explore.org.

Image: Tepolah Atagoseaq, an Inuit elder. Courtesy of Explore.org.

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Brown Bear
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26:58
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Pearls of the Planet: Brown Bears

Explore takes us up-close and personal with brown bears living in Alaska’s Katmai National Park.
Episode 55
Pearls of the Planet
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25:06
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Pearls of the Planet: The Arctic

"Explore" takes you to the Northern reaches of the planet, through live high definition webcams and expeditions deep into the Arctic. On the shores of Hudson Bay, polar bears wait for the ice to harden so they can move out miles from shore to hunt for the seals that feed them over the winter. Beluga whales gather in large pods, while the Aurora Borealis swirls overhead. Without narration or music, Explore’s “Pearls of the Planet” presents the natural sights and sounds of the Arctic in a way never before presented on broadcast television.
Episode 54
Grand Canyon
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26:06
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Eight Tribes Experience the Soul of the Grand Canyon

Travel down the Colorado River to experience the Grand Canyon's wild splendor, and explore the connections between man and nature. This film is full of beautiful photography and deep conversations among Native American leaders.
Episode 53
No Child is Born a Terrorist
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21:32
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No Child Is Born A Terrorist

What happens when Palestinian youth must choose between the art of theater and a life of violence or even martyrdom? "Explore" takes you to a radicalized refugee camp to find out.
Episode 52
Bob Jost & Christian Ellis
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18:53
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Nature Helps Combat Veterans Heal

The explore.org team visits with vets to witness the connection between nature and healing.
Episode 45
Dome of the Rock & Temple Mount
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27:15
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Traveling with Jihad

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam provide differing perspectives on similar themes. Join Jihad Turk as he leads Charlie through the common threads.
Episode 31
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27:11
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West Virginia - Hillbillies, Coal Miners, Treehuggers

Travel to the heart of Appalachia and experience the hidden gem that is West Virginia. Feel the pulse of coal mining running through the veins of locals as well as hear the environmental opposition to the practice in this moving Explore special.
Episode 30
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23:08
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Southwest Borderlands

The American Southwest is a complex region where cultures transcend political borders. Join Charlie and the Explore team as they meet people pursuing a life in the United States while struggling to maintain their cultural heritage and longstanding traditions.
Episode 29
Explore: Witchcraft
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29:56
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Witchcraft

This documentary about the Salem Witch Trials gives a stark portrayal of how prejudice and fear can destroy a deeply religious community.
Episode 28
Raindrops Over Rwanda 2
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22:38
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Raindrops Over Rwanda

How does a nation torn apart by the nightmare of genocide reconcile its past and live together in the present? Take a journey to Rwanda with host Charlie Annenberg and the explore team to uncover the historical forces that led to the 1994 genocide.
Episode 26
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