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Scientific efforts focus on Phoenicians

October 20, 2004

Wednesday, Oct. 20


8 p.m. on PBS

"National Geographic"

The Phoenicians, an ancient Mediterranean people who thrived until their defeat by the Roman empire, are remembered for their legendary seafaring prowess. This program looks at three separate scientific efforts to learn more about their culture.

8 p.m. on TCM

"Oklahoma!"

Of the many musicals mentioned in this week's PBS documentary, perhaps none had a greater impact than this one, the first collaboration between Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.

Here you can get a taste of what all the fuss was about, and then switch to the second night of the PBS show starting at 9 p.m.

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