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This is the intimate and revealing story of Stephen Hawking’s life. The audience joins him at home, under the care of his nursing team; in San Jose as he “wows” a packed theatre audience; in Silicon Valley as he meets a team of technicians who hope to speed up his communication system; and as he throws a party for family and friends. HAWKING carefully tells Hawking’s life journey, from boyhood under-achiever to PhD genius, and from a healthy cox on the Oxford rowing team to diagnosis of a motor neuron disease, given just two years to live — yet surviving several close brushes with death.

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  • Trace Stephen Hawking’s great scientific discoveries and rise to fame and superstardom.

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  • Airs Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.

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