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Taboo

Rituals and customs from around the globe. 

4/6/15
03:06 AM
"Extreme Rituals"  Young men leap head-first from a 70-foot tower in a potentially deadly ritual; a girl tattoos her face before marriage as part of her transition to womanhood; a 70-year-old man participates in a bloodletting ceremony.  (Repeat) NGC
4/6/15
04:00 AM
"Gross Food"  Strange cuisines.  (Repeat) NGC
4/6/15
05:00 AM
"Booze"  A man who began drinking at the age of 12 is now 27-years-old and cannot stop; he faces withdrawal symptoms and rehab proves to be his most difficult challenge.  (Repeat) NGC
4/13/15
03:06 AM
"Tattoo"  Various forms of skin art illustrate the border between acceptable and taboo.  (Repeat) NGC
4/13/15
04:00 AM
"Marriage"  Acceptable marriage practices based on culture.  (Repeat) NGC
4/13/15
05:00 AM
"Drugs"  Some cultures incorporate mind-altering drugs into social and religious life.  (Repeat) NGC
Taboo

Premise
Rituals and customs accepted in one culture may be thought of as downright bizarre in another. ``Taboo'' delves into that dichotomy, taking viewers across cultural borders to explore traditional beliefs and deliberate lifestyle choices, ranging from body modification and gender decisions to nudity and spiritual quests that test the limits of the human body.

Program data from Tribune Media Services, Inc.