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  • Apocalypse 2012 Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 2:54 PM ET

    This documentary follows the quirky and remarkable journey of fascinating people around the world who are discovering their own ways to protect themselves from what they believe is coming on December 21, 2012. Are their actions based on fear alone? Or is there more to the end of the world hype?

  • Bill Gates: How a Geek Changed the World Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 3:09 PM ET

    The definitive profile of this living legend, capturing the man, the businessman, and the philanthropist through exclusive interviews with Gates himself, and with his famous friends, colleagues, and rivals.

  • Cocaine Cowboys Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 3:16 PM ET

    In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago - and it put the city on the map. Cocaine Cowboys is the true story of how Miami became the drug, murder, and cash capital of the United States, told by the people who made it all happen.

  • Comic Books Unbound Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 3:20 PM ET

    “Comic Books Unbound” tracks the journey of comic books from page to screen, with special attention paid to the biggest blockbusters and the biggest bombs. The film takes us behind famous franchises, such as the X-Men and Batman series, and features revealing interviews with Guillermo del Toro, Stan Lee, Zak Pen, Ron Perlman, and more.

  • Crackberry'd: The Truth About Information Overload Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 3:39 PM ET

    “Crackberry’d” explores how modern technology is rapidly changing the way we live, sometimes for the better and more often than we’d like to admit… for the worse.

  • Customer (Dis)Service Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 3:48 PM ET

    Customer (Dis)Service takes viewers right to the heart of the new global battlefield, where the customer and the corporation are at war. Mass consumption is at an all-time high and customers have more options than ever before, raising consumer expectations to new heights.

  • Fast Bucks: How Porsche Made Billions Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 3:51 PM ET

    “Fast Bucks: How Porsche Made Billions” investigates allegations that the iconic automaker manipulated the market in an all-out bid to acquire its rival.

  • Fat and Fatter (BBC) Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 3:55 PM ET

    Obesity is more than a major health epidemic. It’s an economic scourge threatening the very future of our country. This startling documentary explores a condition that now costs the U.S. nearly $300 billion each year.

  • How Much is Your Dead Body Worth? Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 5:04 PM ET

    “How Much is your Dead Body Worth?” looks at the value of each part and uncovers the story of Michael Mastromarino, a dentist turned body snatcher, who makes millions from stolen corpses, including the body of a legendary broadcaster.

  • Industrial Light & Magic Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 3:57 PM ET

    See the inside story of the visual effects house that revolutionized Hollywood. Narrated by Tom Cruise, the film explores the technical wizardry behind such blockbusters as Avatar, Transformers, and Pirates of the Caribbean.

  • Mark Zuckerberg: Inside Facebook Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 4:41 PM ET

    “Mark Zuckerberg: Inside Facebook” tells the story of Facebook's creation, looks at the accuracy of “The Social Network”, and examines Facebook's plans to use the personal information it has collected to power a new kind of online advertising.

  • Mexico's Drug War Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 4:44 PM ET

    “Mexico's Drug War” journeys deep into the heart of a shocking conflict between rival drug cartels' battle over smuggling routes to America. Mexico's government declares war on the gangsters but the only result appears to be an escalation of violence...and the world's most powerful drug runner, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman eludes them.

  • Pill Poppers Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 4:46 PM ET

    “Pill Poppers” takes us on a tour through the world of pharmaceuticals and reveals that drug discovery has as much to do with serendipity as it does with science.

  • Philanthropy Inc. Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 4:38 PM ET

    The partnership between corporations and philanthropic organizations can be very profitable for both. At the same time, this modern-day alliance presents interesting ethical questions about the nature of corporate altruism. “Philanthropy Inc.” explores what happens when big business meets big charity.

  • Selling Cars in America Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 4:58 PM ET

    The American car business is alive and well in the 21st century. In this moving documentary, we meet those who set the tone in the modern day showroom and learn about its storied past through the decades.

  • An eye-opening documentary, “Sprawling From Grace “explores the ravages of American suburban sprawl, what America has lost as a result, and the perils we face if we don’t change the way in which we build our cities.

  • Sonicsgate: Requiem for a Team Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 4:14 PM ET

    After 41 years as Seattle’s NBA team, the SuperSonics were moved to Oklahoma City and transformed into the Thunder — sparking outrage among fans in their former hometown. Sonicsgate takes us behind one of the biggest battles in the business of basketball.

  • Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippie Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 4:17 PM ET

    “Steve Jobs — Billion Dollar Hippie” tells the extraordinary story of this Silicon Valley legend, showing us how he took Apple from suburban garage to global supremacy.

  • Surviving a Car Crash Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 4:54 PM ET

    Every year in the U.S., car crashes take tens of thousands of lives and injure many more, costing us nearly $100 billion in medical care and lost wages. But now, innovations in medicine, psychology, engineering, and even the military are increasing survival rates. "Surviving a Car Crash" explores the technology that could reduce the biggest risk facing drivers today — themselves.

  • The Truth About Shoplifting Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 4:20 PM ET

    Every single day in North America, there are more than 600,000 shoplifting incidents. Eighty percent of us have stolen at least once in our lives. One out of every 10 of us shoplifts often. And now, organized crime has discovered that it’s a low risk way to turn a handsome profit.