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Secrets of the Dead

The Man Who Saved the World (#1201)

Follow the drama surrounding the B-59 Soviet submarine during a critical point in the Cold War. [56 minutes] TV-PG Closed Captioning

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Curricular Areas
Social Studies
Series Length
73 episodes
Average Episode Length
59 minutes
Record Rights
Simul. ;cached rights coterminous w/ broadcast term
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Series Description: Part detective story, part true-life drama, SECRETS OF THE DEAD unearths evidence from around the world, challenging prevailing ideas and throwing fresh light on unexplained events. Using the most up-to-date science in the laboratory and in the field, scientists and researchers examine the missing pieces of each puzzle, completing the picture of what had been merely an assemblage of suppositions.

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