Pirates of the Caribbean

The Real Story: Pirates of the Caribbean

Johnny Depp and the cast of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" present the buccaneer lifestyle as a back-stabbing, high-living, hard-drinking world. It makes for an entertaining series, but is it a true depiction of the times? Evidence shows that amidst the lawless merriment, pirates formed a highly organized society, where democracy ruled and voting and health care preceded England by 100 years. We interview historians, weaponry experts, and one of the film's screenwriters to show how true pirate adventures inspired this blockbuster franchise.

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The Real Story: Pirates of the Caribbean: Sneak Peek

Join us on a treasure hunt for the truth as we dive into the mythology of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series.

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