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  • robert-blau@webtv.net
    The following is from the local Chicago City Coleges PBS station. Check your local listings . . . Voyages of Discovery Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. This month
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      The following is from the local Chicago City Coleges PBS station. Check
      your local listings . . .

      Voyages of Discovery
      Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

      This month WYCC-TV20 takes viewers inside history's greatest maritime
      explorations.  Voyages of Discovery is a series of five tales of
      exploration, misfortune, and heroism.  In the first episode, you'll
      learn the true story of Ferdinand Magellan's legendary trip around the
      world.  The second episode follows Captain James Cook on his great
      expedition to chart New Zealand and discover the Great Barrier Reef. 
      Later in the month, Voyages of Discovery chronicles Norwegian Fridtjof
      Nansen's daring attempt to reach the North Pole and his pioneering use
      of a series of polar survival techniques still practiced today. More
      details about each episode are online.

      Renowned explorer Paul Rose (pictured) hosts the series and draws on
      documentary-style reenactments, as well as his gift for storytelling, to
      bring the voyages to life.  Rose is a former vice president of the
      Royal Geographic Society and veteran diving instructor, yacht skipper,
      and mountain climber.  Don't miss this gripping look at the ocean
      journeys that changed our world forever.

      Read more about the series here:
      http://www.wycc.org/promodetail.aspx?promo=216

      [Looks really good]

      The History Project
      Mondays at 9:00 p.m.

      Relive the little-known stories behind some of history's biggest events
      in this fascinating series.   The History Project draws on the best
      history films from around the world and features a broad range of eras
      and events as well as a breadth of locations, from The Lost Kingdom of
      Tibet to the colossal maritime battle of Lepanto, to the building of the
      German Atlantic line of defense during the Second World War. The films
      are distinguished by their high-quality and well-told story lines and
      subjects that are as varied as world history itself. 

      On Monday, July 6, the program uses testimonies from both sides of the
      Battle of Britain as veterans revisit the scene in a moving film
      directed and edited by John Willis. 
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