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  • The Origins of Oz

    The Origins of Oz

    'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,' author L. Frank Baum's timeless story, inspired the most beloved characters in pop-culture history. Visit the real-life locations that inspired Baum's 'Land of Oz' and discover how this classic tale came to be.

    Duration: 46:00

  • Mystical Journey: Kumbh Mela

    Mystical Journey: Kumbh Mela

    West meets East when acclaimed actor Dominic West goes on a pilgrimage to Northern India to attend Kumbh Mela, the biggest religious festival in the world. Learn about the culture of this triennial celebration.

    Duration: 46:00

  • Perfect Storms: Dark Age Volcano

    Perfect Storms: Dark Age Volcano

    In 536 A.D., the greatest volcanic catastrophe in human history rocked Central America and set off a lethal chain of events, from climate change to famine to the Bubonic plague. How could one volcano have such a cataclysmic effect?

    Duration: 42:15

    From: Perfect Storms

  • Perfect Storms: God's Wrath

    Perfect Storms: God's Wrath

    A combination of earthquake, tsunami, and firestorm devastated Lisbon, Portugal in 1755, transforming the streets into a hellish landscape. Experience the catastrophe firsthand as we recreate the disaster through the eyes of one of its survivors.

    Duration: 43:00

    From: Perfect Storms

  • United States of Drinking

    United States of Drinking

    What a civilization drinks reveals a lot about who they are. Join Josh Ozersky on an illuminating journey as he makes moonshine, meets a microbrewery's chemist, and samples the infinite possibilities of the cocktail bar, all in the name of science.

    Duration: 51:00

  • Rise of the Killer Virus

    Rise of the Killer Virus

    There may never be a virus as deadly or as misunderstood as AIDS. Responsible for 36 million deaths since its discovery in 1981, it remains shrouded in myths, misconceptions, and mistruths... until now.

    Duration: 46:00

  • The Real Beauty and the Beast

    The Real Beauty and the Beast

    It's a condition known as Ambras Syndrome, but in the 1500s it would transform Petrus Gonsalvus into a national sensation and iconic fairy-tale character. Discover the facts behind the fable, then learn about this fascinating medical phenomenon.

    Duration: 46:07

  • Hunt for the Super Predator

    Hunt for the Super Predator

    A mysterious predator in Australia's Southern Ocean ate a great white shark in front of cinematographer David Riggs 11 years ago. Riggs's hunt for the killer leads him to an aquatic arena where orcas, colossal squid and great white sharks face off.

    Duration: 46:00

  • A Star-Spangled Story: Battle for America

    A Star-Spangled Story: Battle for America

    Did you know "The Star-Spangled Banner" was written when America faced total military defeat? Discover this and other anthem secrets as we travel back to 1814 and reveals its surprising origins.

    Duration: 51:00

  • Bible Hunters: Search for Truth

    Bible Hunters: Search for Truth

    Follow archaeologist Dr. Jeff Rose as he travels to Egypt's remote settlements and investigates those whose findings of missing Gospels transformed our understanding of Christianity's sacred texts.

    Duration: 45:59

    From: Bible Hunters

  • Bible Hunters: Hidden in Sand

    Bible Hunters: Hidden in Sand

    Over 200 years ago, a handful of bold adventurers set out to prove the authority and historic accuracy of the Holy Scripture. Instead, their discoveries rocked the foundations of the Christian faith.

    Duration: 46:00

    From: Bible Hunters

  • Aliens Inside Us

    Aliens Inside Us

    Are germs good for us? Meet the trillions of alien microbes thriving inside our bodies, and discover why we can't live without them.

    Duration: 51:00

  • Dino Stampede

    Dino Stampede

    In remote Australia, scientists discover a 100-million-year-old set of dinosaur tracks. It reveals evidence of hundreds of prehistoric animals fleeing across mud in the only dinosaur stampeded known to man.

    Duration: 46:00

  • Secrets of The Third Reich: Hitler's General

    Secrets of The Third Reich: Hitler's General

    Erwin Rommel was Hitler's favorite general. He was also a morally conflicted high-ranking member of the Nazi Party, often refusing to carry out extreme orders and ultimately aiding an assassination plot against the Fuhrer. What happened?

    Duration: 46:00

    From: Secrets of the Third Reich

  • Polar Bear: Living on Thin Ice

    Polar Bear: Living on Thin Ice

    Spend a year in the Arctic with a family of polar bears as they battle seals, walruses, and climate change in the ultimate sub-zero struggle for survival.

    Duration: 44:24

  • Secrets of The Third Reich:The Ghost of U-513

    Secrets of The Third Reich:The Ghost of U-513

    German sub U-513 became a tomb for all but seven of her crew after being bombed by a U.S. patrol plane in 1943. The U-boat then vanished off the South American coast. Now, follow the Brazilian entrepreneur who set out to uncover her buried secrets.

    Duration: 46:00

    From: Secrets of the Third Reich

  • Planes, Cranes and Rockets

    Planes, Cranes and Rockets

    The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum holds more than 70,000 objects, including the Apollo 11 capsule. Meet the people who keep it running, and see how they tackle their biggest challenge yet.

    Duration: 46:00

  • Aerial America: Hawaii

    Aerial America: Hawaii

    Discover the stunning landscapes and stories of Hawaii's eight major islands. Fly above lush green cliffs, black-sand beaches, ancient ruins, and modern cities.

    Duration: 46:30

    From: Aerial America

  • Aerial America: Massachusetts

    Aerial America: Massachusetts

    From the witch trials of Salem to the Curse of the Bambino. From Boston to Martha's Vineyard, Aerial Massachusetts invites you on a flight spanning hundreds of years and as many spectacular sights.

    Duration: 46:00

    From: Aerial America

  • King Tut's Final Mystery

    King Tut's Final Mystery

    King Tut's death at the age of 19 has been debated ever since his tomb was discovered. Why did he die so young? Was he murdered? To solve this ancient mystery, a team of scientists will perform a virtual autopsy on the king, using modern technology.

    Duration: 46:00

  • Crazy Monster Frogs

    Crazy Monster Frogs

    They foam, fly, poison, and vomit. And they'll do anything it takes to stay alive. These are not horror movie monsters. They're the world's wildest frogs. Join us as we explore this family of freaks and their weird and wonderful abilities.

    Duration: 46:00

  • Space Voyages: Into The Unknown

    Space Voyages: Into The Unknown

    Awe-inspiring science and breathtaking images from the cosmos are now delivered to Earth courtesy of Mars Science Laboratory's Curiosity rover and other spacecrafts. See how risky trial and error by Space Age pioneers led to these breakthroughs.

    Duration: 51:03

    From: Space Voyages

  • Cheetah: Race to Rule

    Cheetah: Race to Rule

    Gunner, a Cheetah from the Botswana grassland, is the runt of the litter, with two brothers who protect him. But when they're killed, he's forced to grow up. Can he learn to survive on his own or will he die fighting a rival cheetah coalition?

    Duration: 46:00

  • Mystery Files: Hitler

    Mystery Files: Hitler

    Did a weapon of World War I transform Hitler from a quiet soldier into a furious dictator? By using the latest neurological research on shellshock victims and exploring a top-secret American report, we examine how this quiet soldier transformed into a monster.

    Duration: 23:00

    From: Mystery Files

  • The Rivals

    The Rivals

    A fierce football rivalry pits clashing teams from different sides of the track in a competition for the coveted state championship.

    Duration: 01:32:33

  • The Real Story: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    The Real Story: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    This science fiction classic was in fact inspired by real people, real science, and real-life witness testimonies.

    Duration: 46:01

    From: The Real Story

  • Mighty Planes: Blue Angels

    Mighty Planes: Blue Angels

    Thrilling millions of Americans every year with their death-defying aerial maneuvers and pinpoint precision, the Blue Angels are one of the best military display teams on Earth. Get an up-close look at the six F/A-18 Hornets that make up the fleet.

    Duration: 44:32

    From: Mighty Planes

  • I Was a Jet Set Stewardess

    I Was a Jet Set Stewardess

    In the 1960s, jetliners changed air travel forever. Return to this golden age of commercial flight, when pilots looked like movie stars, passengers ate 7-course meals in economy, and charming stewardesses became the glamorous faces of the industry.

    Duration: 46:00

  • Lethal Attractions

    Lethal Attractions

    Watch lion vs. Cape buffalo, mongoose vs. snake, leopard vs. baboon and other lethal battles of the African savannah.

    Duration: 46:00

  • Lincoln's Washington at War

    Lincoln's Washington at War

    In 1861, an uncivil battle for the nation's capital is about to begin. War is at the doorstep of D.C., and the next few years will decide the fate of the city, the nation and an untested president.

    Duration: 46:00

  • The Perfect Runner

    The Perfect Runner

    Before we were hunters, we were hunted by stronger, faster animals. So how did we evolve to dominate our world? Evolutionary biologists believe it has less to do with our brains than our ability to run.

    Duration: 46:00

  • Great White Code Red

    Great White Code Red

    Two biologists join forces to unlock the hunting secrets of the ocean's perfect predator, the great white shark. They'll go beneath its skin, dissecting the giant to reveal the six senses that drive this powerful creature to the ultimate attack.

    Duration: 46:00

  • Crash Test Heroes: The Dummy Revolution

    Crash Test Heroes: The Dummy Revolution

    They've been rammed, beaten, dropped, run over, and even decapitated, all in the name of automotive safety. Join us as we track the evolution of the crash test dummy, one spectacular car wreck at a time.

    Duration: 46:00

  • Mystery Files: Birth of Christ

    Mystery Files: Birth of Christ

    It is perhaps the world's most recognized birthday, so how is the birth of Christ full of inaccuracies? The presence of angels and shepherds have been brought into question. Is there one true story?

    Duration: 23:00

    From: Mystery Files

  • Aerial America: Best Small Towns

    Aerial America: Best Small Towns

    America is full of small towns, each with a story to tell. Take an aerial tour of the most remarkable ones, from Medora, North Dakota, where Teddy Roosevelt once sought solace, to Carmel, California, where Dirty Harry became mayor.

    Duration: 51:06

    From: Aerial America

  • Vampire Princess

    Vampire Princess

    Picture a vampire attack at the tomb of an Austrian princess. It's not a scene from the "Twilight" series - it's the deleted opening scene from Bram Stoker's "Dracula," a scene in which the iconic "Dracula" may well have been a "she."

    Duration: 46:30

  • Shark Girl

    Shark Girl

    For 20-year-old Madison Stewart, nothing feels safer than diving straight into shark-infested waters. Follow her as she attempts to protect these incredible, misunderstood creatures before they disappear.

    Duration: 46:00

  • The Lockerbie Bombing

    The Lockerbie Bombing

    Carrying 259 passengers and crew, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988. Through rare, unseen footage, witness the terrorist act that changed the small town forever.

    Duration: 46:00

  • Malaysia 370: The Plane that Vanished

    Malaysia 370: The Plane that Vanished

    On March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished into thin air. What followed was the biggest search in aviation history, with the entire world watching. This is the story behind one of the most perplexing aviation mysteries of modern times.

    Duration: 46:02

  • Secrets of the Third Reich: Hitler's Madness

    Secrets of the Third Reich: Hitler's Madness

    Was Hitler's personal physician, Theodor Morell, actually a double agent assigned to kill his boss or was he simply a quack? And did his dubious medical treatments contribute to the mad dictator's extreme behavior? Join us as we investigate.

    Duration: 46:02

    From: Secrets of the Third Reich

  • Stonehenge Empire

    Stonehenge Empire

    For centuries, Stonehenge has been cloaked in mystery. Who built it? How did they do it? Why did they do it and what is its significance? Now, a team of archaeologists uses new technology to find out, and their discoveries exceed all expectations.

    Duration: 00:00

  • When Lions Attack

    When Lions Attack

    When dry season hits northern Zimbabwe's Mana Pools National Park, the claws come out. Join the hunt with two hungry, competing lion families as they stalk and attack the unsuspecting prey who wander through their turfs, looking for water.

    Duration: 46:02

  • The King's Speech Revealed

    The King's Speech Revealed

    The Oscar-winning film revealed an unlikely friendship, and inspired an unlikely journey.

    Duration: 46:02

  • Secrets: Easter Island

    Secrets: Easter Island

    The giants of Easter Island are some of the most recognizable statues on Earth, and some of the least understood. Why were hundreds of these enormous figures built and then toppled to the ground? Our experts reveal a story of extraordinary struggle.

    Duration: 46:02

    From: Secrets

  • Killer In The Caves

    Killer In The Caves

    In a race against time, Dr. DeeAnn Reeder is searching for a mysterious killer. A disease known as white-nose syndrome is wiping out bat populations by the millions - and the cause and cure are still unknown.

    Duration: 46:00

  • Amy Winehouse: One Shining Night

    Amy Winehouse: One Shining Night

    In 2006, before she was a superstar, Amy Winehouse played an acoustic set that was nothing short of electrifying. Witness that evening's performance and hear, in her own words, how everyone from Mahalia Jackson to Salt-N-Pepa shaped her music.

    Duration: 46:00

  • Aerial America: Wilderness

    Aerial America: Wilderness

    Some are vital sanctuaries for endangered species. Some can only be reached by plane. All are magnificent. These are the pockets of the U.S. protected by the Wilderness Act of 1964. Take a flight over the parts of our nation where nature rules.

    Duration: 51:00

    From: Aerial America

  • Treblinka: Hitler's Killing Machine

    Treblinka: Hitler's Killing Machine

    Forensic archeologist Caroline Sturdy Colls is given unprecedented access to excavate Hitler's secret extermination camp, Treblinka. All evidence of the camp and its victims had vanished... until now.

    Duration: 46:00

  • Kennedy's Suicide Bomber

    Kennedy's Suicide Bomber

    Three years before Lee Harvey Oswald made history, another loner tried to kill President Kennedy with a car bomb. Discover the story of Richard Pavlick and see what happens when we test if his assassination attempt would have worked.

    Duration: 45:42

  • Blondie's New York

    Blondie's New York

    Blondie went from a band fighting for punk cred at CBGB to international fame, thanks in large part to one genre-defying album: Parallel Lines. 40 years and over 16-million copies later, lead singer Debbie Harry tells all about its making.

    Duration: 51:00

  • The Real Story: Titanic

    The Real Story: Titanic

    Navigate the tricky waters of reality and fiction in the Oscar-winning blockbuster "Titanic."

    Duration: 46:02

    From: The Real Story

  • Angkor: Land of the Gods: Empire Rising

    Angkor: Land of the Gods: Empire Rising

    Angkor Wat is the largest temple on the face of the Earth and a symbol of one of the greatest empires in the history of Southeast Asia. See how it was constructed over four backbreaking decades, and witness the monument in all its glory and splendor.

    Duration: 46:02

    From: Angkor: Land of the Gods

  • Hippo Ganglands

    Hippo Ganglands

    Did you know that a hippo's bite could snap a crocodile in two? See these three-ton beasts' darker side as their homes turn from a luxuriant paradise into a waterless hell.

    Duration: 46:00

  • Air Disasters: Mixed Signals

    Air Disasters: Mixed Signals

    Moments after takeoff, the pilots of Birgenair Flight 301 are told the plane is flying too fast, and then warned that they're traveling too slowly. The plane then plummets into the ocean, killing all on board.

    Duration: 46:00

    From: Air Disasters

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