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2013

6 Jan. 2013
The Paper/Design Thinking/Barca
"The Paper" examines why the New Orleans Times-Picayune newspaper is going to a three-day-a-week publishing schedule in response to competition from the Internet. "Design Thinking" examines efforts to incorporate human behavior into design. "Barca" looks at the training system behind Barcelona's winning soccer team.
 
13 Jan. 2013
March of the Machines/Justice Sotomayor/Free Diving
"March of the Machines" examines how technological advancements have revolutionized the workplace but have not created jobs. "Justice Sotomayor" interviews the Supreme Court Justice about her life, career, and appointment. "Free Diving" looks at the dangerous extreme sport where divers reach great depths on only one breath.
 
27 Jan. 2013
President Obama & Secretary Clinton/The Fall of Lance Armstrong
"President Obama & Secretary Clinton" offers a special joint interview with the President and the Secretary of State. "The Fall of Lance Armstrong" talks to an Anti-Doping Agent who claims that Lance Armstrong withheld the truth and lied in his recent interview with Oprah Winfrey.
 
10 Feb. 2013
Attack in Algeria/40 Million Mistakes/Lincoln
"Attack in Algeria" interviews three of the five American survivors of a recent Al Qaeda attack on an Algerian natural gas facility. "40 Million Mistakes" investigates the accuracy of the credits reports that consumers rely on to get credit cards. "Lincoln" examines the president in light of the recent Steven Spielberg film about him.
 
17 Feb. 2013
Iron Dome/Africa Mercy/Dame Maggie
"Iron Dome" examines a revolutionary defense system in Israel that is protecting the country from rocket attack from the Gaza strip. "Africa Mercy" goes to the world's largest civilian hospital ship and interviews volunteers about their work. "Dame Maggie" profiles Downton Abbey's Maggie Smith.
 
3 Mar. 2013
The Life and Death of Clay Hunt/China's Real Estate Mogul/China's Real Estate Bubble
"The Life and Death of Clay Hunt" examines the death of a Marine Veteran who worked with other soldiers with PTSD. "China's Real Estate Mogul" interviews Zhang Xin one of the richest self-made billionaire women in the world. "China's Real Estate Bubble" examines whether there is a residential real estate bubble in China.
 
10 Mar. 2013
Lethal Medicine/Sheryl Sandberg/God's Architect
"Lethal Medicine" investigates the source of a tainted pain medication that caused a fungal meningitis that has killed 48 people. "Sheryl Sandberg" interviews the chief operating officer of Facebook. "God's Architect" examines Antoni Gaudí's beautiful Sagrada Família in Barcelona which has been under construction for 130 years.
 
17 Mar. 2013
The American Nuns/The Innovator/Hit Man
"The American Nuns" examines how some liberal Roman Catholic nuns in the United States are disillusioned with the Church. "The Innovator" interviews Twitter creator Jack Dorsey about his past work and his current company Square. "Hit Man" interviews John Veasey a former hit man for the Philadelphia Mob.
 
24 Mar. 2013
Crackdown in Russia/Blindsided/The Nile Crocodile
"Crackdown in Russia" examines how the Russian punk protest band Pussy Riot staged an anti-Putin rally in Moscow and are now facing stiff prison sentences. "Blindsided" interviews Brian Banks a former football prospect who life was changed when he was sent to prison on a rape charge for which he was later exonerated. "The Nile Crocodile" examines the man-eating Nile crocodile that is both graceful and dangerous.
 
31 Mar. 2013
The Pioneer Hotel Fire/The Lost Boys
"The Pioneer Hotel Fire" investigated the Pioneer Fire in Tucson that killed 29 people in 1970 and argues that new evidence may free the man who was judged to be responsible and was imprisoned for 42 years. "The Lost Boys" follows several Sudanese refugees who have resettled in the United States.
 
7 Apr. 2013
12-14/Linsanity
"12-14" interviews the parents and families of the victims of the Newton massacre and examines how they are now working to change gun laws in order to prevent future gun violence. "Linsanity" profiles Asian-American basketball star Jeremy Lin who shot from obscurity to stardom in a manner of a few weeks.
 
14 Apr. 2013
The Warlord/The Knuckleballer/Marfa, Texas
"The Warlord" goes to Africa to examine search for Joseph Kony who is one of the world's most wanted warlords. "The Knuckleballer" profiles baseball pitcher and Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey. "Marfa, Texas" goes to a West Texas town where a group of cowboys and artists are creating a cultural hub.
 
21 Apr. 2013
The Boston Bombings/Sniffing for Bombs/The 9-11 Museum
"The Boston Bombings" investigates the Boston Marathon bombing and interviews Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis. "Sniffing Out Bombs" looks at how dogs are being used domestically for anti-terror operations. "The 9/11 Museum" offers the first in-depth look at the National September 11 Memorial Museum currently under construction at Ground Zero.
 
28 Apr. 2013
Angel of Death/Rosie's Run for the Roses
"Angel of Death" offers the first interview with serial killer Charles Cullen who confessed to killing 40 patients while working as a nurse. "Rosie's Run for the Roses" profiles American jockey Rosie Napravnik who is one of only a few successful jockeys in the history of horse-racing.
 
5 May 2013
Counterinsurgency Cops/Robin Hood/Invisible Wounds
"Counterinsurgency Cops" examines how counterinsurgency tactics developed by the military are being used in the United States to take back the streets from criminal gangs. "Robin Hood" interviews Paul Tudor Jones who founded the Robin Hood Foundation a charity that helps New York's neediest people. "Invisible Wounds" looks at how tens of thousands of veterans suffer permanent brain injuries from concussions.
 
12 May 2013
The Rescue of Jessica Buchanan/Succeeding as Civilians/Bill Gates 2.0
"The Rescue of Jessica Buchanan" interviews the American aid worker about her terrifying kidnapping and her dramatic nighttime rescue by Navy SEALs in the desert of Somalia. "Succeeding As Civilians" talks to an Air Force veteran and business professor who is teaching veterans how to start their own businesses. "Bill Gates 2.0" interviews the founder of Microsoft about his current life and philanthropy.
 
19 May 2013
A Face in the Crowd/Three Generations of Punishment/Michael Jackson
"A Face in the Crowd" examines how the use of computer facial recognition technology is making it harder to stay anonymous. "Three Generations of Punishment" rebroadcasts a segment on a North Korean defector who grew upon in brutal political prison. "Michael Jackson" offers a rare look at the personal effects of the late rock star.
 
19 May 2013
A Long and Dangerous Journey/Lion Kings/Taylor Swift
"A Long and Dangerous Journey" examines the plight of thousands of Afghan boys who have fled their war-torn country and made it to Europe. "Lion Kings" rebroadcasts a segment on lion documentary filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert. "Taylor Swift" rebroadcasts a segment on the popular singer and songwriter.
 
2 Jun. 2013
Breakthrough/Stealing History/Dame Maggie
"Breakthrough" rebroadcasts a segment on how researchers have created robotic prostheses that can move based on a person's thoughts. "Stealing History" rebroadcasts an investigation into how a conman was able to steal thousands of important historical archives over a period of several years. "Dame Maggie" rebroadcasts a profile of Downton Abbey's Maggie Smith.
 
9 Jun. 2013
The Cost of Admission/Justice Sotomayor/God's Architect
"The Cost of Admission" rebroadcasts an investigation into allegations that a hospital chain pressured doctors to admit patients regardless of their medical needs. "Justice Sotomayor" rebroadcasts an interview with the Supreme Court Justice about her life, career, and appointment. "God's Architect" rebroadcasts a segment examining Antoni Gaudí's beautiful Sagrada Família in Barcelona which has been under construction for 130 years.
 
16 Jun. 2013
The Super Cartel/Sticker Shock/Barca
"The Super Cartel" rebroadcasts a segment on how Immigration and Customs Enforcement busted one of the largest drug trafficking rings in history. "Sticker Shock" rebroadcasts an investigation into the rising prices of glasses. "Barca" rebroadcasts a look at the training system behind Barcelona's winning soccer team.
 
23 Jun. 2013
Evidence of Innocence/Crackdown in Russia/Design Thinking
"Evidence of Innocence" rebroadcasts a segment on how an innocent man was freed after 25 years in prison due to DNA evidence. "Crackdown in Russia" rebroadcasts a segment on the Russian female punk protest band Pussy Riot. "Design Thinking" rebroadcasts a segment on David Kelley who is trying to incorporate human behavior into design.
 
30 Jun. 2013
Sheryl Sandberg/McCullough
"Sheryl Sandberg" rebroadcasts and interview with the controversial chief operating officer of the social networking giant Facebook. "McCullough" rebroadcasts an interview with popular author and historian David McCullough who talks about United States history.
 
7 Jul. 2013
Hugh Jackman/Lincoln/James Bond
A special "Night at the Movies" edition. "Hugh Jackman" rebroadcasts an interview with the famous Australian actor about his role in Les Miserables. "Lincoln" rebroadcasts a segment on the new Steven Spielberg film about the American emancipator. "James Bond" rebroadcasts a segment on the latest film in the long-running spy series.
 
14 Jul. 2013
Angel of Death/The Race to Save the Tortoise
"Angel of Death" rebroadcasts an interview with the serial killer nurse Charles Cullen who may be responsible for as many as 40 murders. "The Race to Save the Tortoise" rebroadcasts a segment on efforts to save turtles and tortoises from poachers.
 
21 Jul. 2013
Sniffing for Bombs/The Lost Boys
"Sniffing For Bombs" rebroadcasts a segment on dogs that are trained to sniff for bombs as part of domestic anti-terrorist operations. "The Lost Boys" rebroadcasts a segment on several Sudanese refugees who have resettled in the United States.
 
28 Jul. 2013
The American Nuns/Bill Gates 2.0/The Baby Lab
"The American Nuns" rebroadcasts a segment on liberal nuns in the United States who are disillusioned with the Roman Catholic Church. "Bill Gates 2.0" rebroadcasts an interview with the Microsoft founder about his philanthropy. "The Baby Lab" rebroadcasts a segment on scientists who are studying whether infants understand morality.
 
4 Aug. 2013
Counterinsurgency Cops/Africa Mercy/Marfa, Texas
"Counterinsurgency Cops" rebroadcasts a segment on how counterinsurgency tactics developed by the military are being used in the United States to take back the streets from criminal gangs. "Africa Mercy" rebroadcasts a segment on the world's largest civilian hospital ship. "Marfa, Texas" rebroadcasts a segment on the West Texas town and cultural hub.
 
11 Aug. 2013
Lethal Medicine/China's Real Estate Mogul/China's Real Estate Bubble
"Lethal Medicine" rebroadcasts an investigation into the source of a tainted pain medication. "China's Real Estate Mogul" rebroadcasts an interview with Zhang Xin one of the richest self-made billionaire women in the world. "China's Real Estate Bubble" rebroadcasts a segment on whether there is a residential real estate bubble in China.
 
18 Aug. 2013
Morten Storm/Robin Hood/Free Diving
"Morten Storm" rebroadcasts an interview with a Danish spy who played a crucial role in the killing of Anwar Al Awlaki. "Robin Hood" rebroadcasts an interview with the founder of New York's Robin Hood Foundation. "Free Diving" rebroadcasts a look at the dangerous extreme sport.
 
25 Aug. 2013
40 Million Mistakes/A Face in the Crowd/The Nile Crocodile
"40 Million Mistakes" rebroadcasts an investigation of the accuracy of credits reports that consumers rely on to get credit cards. "A Face in the Crowd" rebroadcasts a segment on how the use of computer facial recognition technology is making it harder to stay anonymous. "The Nile Crocodile" rebroadcasts a segment on the man-eating Nile crocodile.
 
1 Sep. 2013
Costa Concordia/Teacher to the World/The Innovator
"Costa Concordia" rebroadcasts a segment on the salvage operation targeting the capsized luxury liner. "Teacher to the World" rebroadcasts a segment on an educator using computers to teach millions around the world. "The Innovator" rebroadcasts an interview with Twitter creator Jack Dorsey.
 
8 Sep. 2013
March of the Machines/The 9-11 Museum/Michael Jackson
"March of the Machines" rebroadcasts a segment about technological advancements at workplace. "The 9/11 Museum" rebroadcasts a look at the National September 11 Memorial Museum currently under construction at Ground Zero. "Michael Jackson" rebroadcasts a look at the personal effects of the late rock star.
 
15 Sep. 2013
Syria/The Briefer/Rocky Mountain High
"Syria" interviews Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and President Obama about the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war. "The Briefer" profiles Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell who advises the president on the situation in Syria. "Rocky Mountain High" rebroadcasts a segment on the thriving medical marijuana industry in Colorado.
 
29 Sep. 2013
The Secretary of State/Imminent Danger/Killing Jesus
"The Secretary of State" interviews John Kerry about U.S. efforts to halt the use of chemical weapons in Syria. "Imminent Danger" takes a look at the mental health system and examines whether it is failing those with severe mental illnesses like schizophrenia. "Killing Jesus" interviews controversial Fox News host Bill O'Reilly about his new book.
 
6 Oct. 2013
Disability, USA/Super 6-1/Cosmic Roulette
"Disability, USA" takes a look at the alarming state of the federal disability program. "Super 6-1" interviews eyewitnesses and looks at never-before-seen footage of the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu. "Cosmic Roulette" examines the dangers posed by near-Earth asteroids.
 
13 Oct. 2013
Detroit/Boy Wonder/Rescue
"Detroit" takes a look at efforts to revive the Midwestern city which is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. "Boy Wonder" interviews a teenage science student who may have invented an early test for pancreatic cancer. "Rescue" profiles a bank manager who managed to save 105 Vietnamese bank workers during the fall of Saigon.
 
20 Oct. 2013
Washington's Open Secret/Dick Cheney's Heart/Return of the Humpbacks
"Washington's Open Secret" examines how members of Congress use funds donated to their political action committees for personal use. "Dick Cheney's Heart" interviews the former vice president about his problems with heart disease. "Return of the Humpbacks" profiles two different individuals who are working to save the endangered humpback whale.
 
27 Oct. 2013
Benghazi/The Deputy Director/The Greatest Show on Earth
"Benghazi" interviews an man who claims to be an eyewitness to the al Qaeda attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya. "The Deputy Director" interviews Mike Morell the former Deputy Director of the CIA. "The Greatest Show on Earth" goes backstage at the Metropolitan Opera to look at efforts to reinvigorating the centuries-old art form.
 
3 Nov. 2013
Guantanamo/Lamborghini/The Perfectionist
"Guantanamo" visits the military base in Cuba where accused 9/11 terrorists will soon face the biggest war crimes tribunal since Nuremberg. "Lamborghini" offers an inside look at the luxury automobile company. "The Perfectionist" profiles Nick Saban head football coach of the University of Alabama.
 
10 Nov. 2013
210 Days in Captivity/GoPro/Capturing History
"210 Days in Captivity" interviews Matthew Schrier about how he was held hostage in Syria. "GoPro" examines the revolutionary camera and how it became the top selling camera in the world. "Capturing History" profiles freelance photojournalist Henry Grossman. Lara Logan apologizes for inaccuracies in the previous aired segment on Benghazi.
 
17 Nov. 2013
Gitmo/The Giving Pledge/The Recyclers
"Gitmo" offers a rate inside view of Guantanamo Bay prison where 164 accused terrorists have been locked up without charge or trial. "The Giving Pledge" looks at a group of billionaires who have pledged to give at least a half of their fortunes to charity. "The Recyclers" looks at an orchestra that originates in one of the poorest places in Paraguay.
 
24 Nov. 2013
The Gaskos/The War Within/Gladwell
"The Gaskos" looks at the 16-year search and eventual capture of Boston mobster Whitey Bulger. "The War Within" investigates a new kind of therapy that may help veterans who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. "Gladwell" interviews the writer Malcolm Gladwell about the link between adversity and innovation.
 
1 Dec. 2013
Amazon/The Capitol Dome/Free Diving
"Amazon" interviews CEO Jeff Bezos about the Internet company's plan to deliver packages by drone. "The Capitol Dome" celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Capitol Dome by looking at its history. "Free Diving" rebroadcasts a segment on the extreme sport.
 
8 Dec. 2013
Mandela/Survivor
"Mandela" pays tribute to the late South Africa leader and rebroadcasts a segment about his life and family. "Survivor" interviews former Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell who was the lone survivor of a heated 2005 battle with the Taliban in Afghanistan.
 
15 Dec. 2013
Inside the NSA/The Copts
"Inside the NSA" offers an inside look at the secretive National Security Agency and interviews some of the people involved in the agency including its director. "The Copts" examines the ancient sect of Egyptian Christians and looks at how they are suffering persecution due to the recent unrest in Egypt.
 
22 Dec. 2013
Susan Rice/Rocky Mountain High/Quarterback Guru
"Susan Rice" profiles the U.S. National Security Advisor. "Rocky Mountain High" rebroadcasts a segment on the thriving medical marijuana industry in Colorado. "Quarterback Guru" looks at a program that teachers young quarterbacks how to make it to the college level and possibly the NFL.
 
29 Dec. 2013
The Birdmen/Spy on the Ice/The Nile Crocodile
"The Birdmen" rebroadcasts a segment on a group of extreme athletes who have made a suit the can fly. "Spy on the Ice" rebroadcasts a segment on how robotic cameras are used in a polar bear documentary. "The Nile Crocodile" rebroadcasts a segment on the man-eating Nile crocodile that is both graceful and dangerous.
 

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