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Monday 8pm DOOLITTLE'S RAIDERS: A FINAL TOAST - History - A detailed look at the Doolittle Raid, and the final official public reunion of the surviving Raiders.

NOVA: Rise of the Rockets
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Sunday 9pm NOVA - RISE OF THE ROCKETS - Science, Technology - An explosion of private companies are developing new technologies to bring space closer than ever. 

 Friday 8pm GO FOR BROKE (1951) A war drama starring Van Johnson.  It's the story of Japanese-American soldiers who fought in Europe during World War II.  

Tuesday 8pm DEATH IN PARADISE - British crime drama - The series focuses on a detective inspector (DI) and his police team solving impossible murder mysteries on the beautiful Caribbean island of Saint-Marie. Murder Onboard - When a singer on a Caribbean cruise boat (and also Camille’s best friend) first collapses and then dies in her friend’s arms, DI Poole fears she has been poisoned.

Wednesday 8pm DOC MARTIN: Blade on the Feather - Comedy/ Drama - Excitment is brewing in Portwenn as the annual rowing race begins; Louisa makes a big purchase and get the smelling salts, the Doc faints! 

Monday 8pm HITLER'S ENGLAND - Aviation/Military - The compelling story of the people who lived in the British Channel Islands under German occupation from 1940 to 1945. Hosted by historian and acclaimed actor John Nettles, this unique historical documentary details a little-known chapter of World War II. 

Alex Trebek, who has hosted the Jeopardy! game show since 1984, announced Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

"Now normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I'm going to fight this, and I'm going to keep working," Trebek said in a video announcing his illness. "And with the love and support of my family and friends, and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease."

Wednesday 8pm DOC MARTIN: Accidental Hero - Comedy/drama - From teething to outright biting will Doc Martin and Louisa ever get a respite from their baby's manic mandible?  And Officer Penhale hosts an open house at the police station - is it the event of the century or a complete bust?  

Forced labor

Feb 22, 2019

Sunday 10pm FRONTLINE: TRAFFICKED IN AMERICA - Investigative documentary series - Frontline and the Investigative Reporting Program at U.C. Berkley goes inside the hidden world of labor trafficking and exposes a criminal network that exploits undocumented minors, the companies who profit from their labor and how governemnt policies helped to deliver some teens directly to traffickers. 

Wednesday 8pm DOC MARTIN: From the Mouths of Babes - Comedy/drama - it's the curmudgeonly doctor with his dubious bedside manner, but he's not the only cranky one. It seems the Doctor has been losing sleep at night.  His son, James Henry now has teeth and he's not afraid to use them!  How will Martin and Louisa deal with the dreaded teething stage?  

Sunday 10pm FRONTLINE: THE GANG CRACKDOWN - Investigative documentary series - Killings linked to the MS-13 gang and the crackdown that led to the unlawful detainment of some immigrant teens.

Friday 8pm RAGE AT DAWN (1955) Action/Adventure starring Randolph Scott, Forrest Tucker and Mala Powers. A special agent from Chicago is sent out west to bring in the notorious Reno brothers.

Friday 8pm JACKIE ROBINSON (1950) Biography/drama - Jackie Robinson plays himself in this true story of the man who broke Major League Baseball's color barrier.

Tuesday 9pm Independent Lens: Rodents of Unusual Size - Delacroix Island is a little-known region south of New Orleans that survived Hurricane Katrina and is now facing its latest threat -- hordes of 20-pound rodents known as nutria.

JACKIE ROBINSON - History/Biography - The story of an American icon whose life-long battle for first class citizenship for all African Americans transcends even his remarkable athletic achievements. 

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