NOVA reveals startling new evidence that Soviet spies penetrated America's deepest secrets, including the Manhattan Project, in the 1940's. By cracking the code of Soviet diplomatic cables, the FBI was able to hunt down "atom spies" such as Klaus Fuchs and Julius Rosenberg. But the true "master spy," a physicist named Ted Hall, got away – and his gripping story is presented for the first time by NOVA.
In the late 19th century, two very different expeditions set out in search of a northwest passage through the Canadian Arctic: while the 1845 British expedition led by Sir John Franklin succumbed to starvation and tragedy, Roald Amundsen's Norwegian expedition succeeded by adopting native Inuit customs. This episode of PBS's NOVA series explores the contrasting fates of the two teams through archival material, voiceover narration, and interviews with scholars and historians.
Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond takes a look at the Hollywood Indian, exploring the portrayal of North American Natives through a century of cinema. Traveling through the heartland of America, and into the Canadian North, Diamond looks at how the myth of "the Injun" has influenced the world's understanding — and misunderstanding — of Natives.