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Antiques Roadshow: The Civil War Years, Tonight at 7 p.m. on KUAC TV

Antiques Roadshow: The Civil War YearsLearn more about historical items from on and off the battlefield during the tumultuous Civil War years in this special hour. Notable finds include a Lincoln Cabinet & Senate signed album, a Walt Whitman war letter, and a hospital steward’s uniform. Tonight at 7:00 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

Independent Lens: The Witness, Tonight at 9 p.m. on KUAC TV

Independent Lens: The WitnessIn 1964, Kitty Genovese was repeatedly stabbed on a street in Queens, New York. Soon after, the media asserted that 38 neighbors watched but did nothing to help. Follow the efforts of Kitty’s brother as he re-examines his sister’s life and death. Tonight at 9:00 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

Ishi’s Return, Tonight at 10:30 p.m. on KUAC TV

Ishi’s Return“Ishi’s Return” is about Ishi, billed in 1911 as the “last wild Indian” when he wandered out of the woods in Oroville, CA, and became a national sensation. When Ishi died, his brain was removed and sent to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Eighty years later, his descendants in California fight to have his remains repatriated to his ancestral home. Tonight at 10:30 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

American Experience: Rachel Carson, Tuesday at 7 p.m. on KUAC TV

American Experience: Rachel CarsonHer 1963 warnings about the effects of pesticides and herbicides – especially DDT – sparked a revolution in environmental policy and created a new ecological consciousness. Meet the scientist whose groundbreaking writings revolutionized our relationship to the natural world. Tuesday at 7 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

Frontline: Trump’s Road to the Whitehouse, Tuesday at 9 p.m. on KUAC TV

Frontline: Trump’s Road to the WhitehouseAn investigation of how Donald Trump defied expectations to win the presidency. Through interviews with key players, the film shows how Trump rallied millions of supporters, defeated adversaries, and who he’s bringing into the White House with him. Tune in Tuesday at 9 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

Nature: A Sloth Named Velcro, Wednesday at 8 p.m. on KUAC TV

Nature: A Sloth Named VelcroSloths, once largely ignored, have become a hot topic of scientific researchers. Sanctuaries and rehabilitation centers are also springing up, as development often displaces these gentle creatures. Filmed in Panama, Costa Rica and Colombia, this is a story of friendship between a journalist and the sloth she named Velcro and a network of people working to learn more about sloths in order to protect them. Tune in Wednesday night at 8 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

NOVA: Sunken Ship Rescue, Wednesday at 9 p.m. on KUAC TV

NOVA: Sunken Ship RescueFollow the epic operation to secure, raise, and salvage the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which ran aground and tragically capsized off the coast of Italy on January 13, 2012, killing 32 people. The massive wreck – with a 160-foot-long hole in its hull – stretches the length of three football fields, weighs 45,000 tons, and was half submerged on the site of a protected reef. Moving it from its precarious perch on the edge of an underwater cliff turned into a technical and logistical challenge of staggering proportions. Tune in Wednesday night at 9 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.

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