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  • 6:00am

    Secrets of the Great Barrier Reef

    Journey through Australia's Great Barrier Reef, and discover the secrets of the unique marine life that inhabit this wonder of the natural world. Witness diverse species and their intriguing defense mechanisms, which increase their odds of survival on the world's largest coral reef. Experience the extraordinary colors and patterns of these amazing life forms in vivid high definition.

  • 7:00am

    Speed Kills:

    Ocean

    Sailfish underwater

    Life happens at alarming speeds in the churning, seemingly slow-moving ocean. Here, marlins chase their prey at 75 MPH, stonefish strike at jaw-dropping speeds, and mantis shrimp throw the fastest punch in the animal kingdom. Even Cape gannets take dangerous dives, hitting the water at bone-crunching velocity, just to grab a quick bite. Join us as we reveal the science behind the speed and take you on a breathtaking journey under the sea.

  • 8:00am

    Mighty Ships:

    North Star

    The North Star, an ocean liner

    In a battle against time, money, sub-zero temperatures, and unforgiving waters, cargo ship North Star makes a 1,600-mile journey from Tacoma to Anchorage. Join captain Richard Cadigan and his committed crew as they put their perfect on-time record, not to mention their lives, on the line to deliver everything from food to pick-up trucks to the people of Alaska. To complete their mission, they must overcome perilous obstacles, one delivered by Mother Nature, the other by a failing diesel engine.

  • 9:00am

    Aerial America:

    Alaska's Call of the Wild

    River with colorful mountains

    For centuries, thousands of adventurers have answered Alaska's "call of the wild," seeking thrills and fortunes in a state rife with postcard-perfect beauty... and lethal dangers. Take flight across ancient glaciers, rugged mountain ranges, primeval forests, and pristine waterways. Then discover how the state's unique charm has attracted bold visitors, from Russian fur traders to a young survivalist on a one-way trip "into the wild" to the thousands of dog sledders facing off in the "Last Great Race on Earth!"

  • 10:00am

    Aerial America:

    Ohio

    Biplane flying unsettled area, showing cloudy sky

    It's where the Wright brothers' visions of flight fully took off and where a young Neil Armstrong first dreamed of the Moon. Take flight over the Buckeye State and witness centuries of American history etched in its soil. From the Ohio River, where Revolutionary War veterans started life anew, to Marietta, where runaway slaves sought shelter, this aerial tour celebrates the state's spirit: built on freedom, sports, and rock and roll.

  • 11:00am

    America's Hangar

    Jets in a hangar display

    The famous aircraft of the first century of flight can only be seen at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum, housed in Washington, DC, and in the Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia. Discover the inspirational stories and amazing aircraft of legendary pilots and daring astronauts, like Charles Lindbergh, Chuck Yeager, and Amelia Earhart.

  • 12:00pm

    Electrified: The Guitar Revolution

    Acoustic Electric guitar

    The history of music's greatest invention and the world's most popular musical instrument. From the early days of the Model U and Frying Pan to the guitar wars of Fender and Gibson, experience the evolution of the electric guitar through vintage footage, interviews with rock historians and rousing live performances.

  • 1:00pm

    Phil Collins: Going Back to Detroit

    Phil Collins and microphone with background singer

    In 1959, a new record label changed the sound of pop music forever. Berry Gordy's Motown label brought the world the Jackson Five, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross and more. The legendary artists' unique blend of soul and pop influenced future musical idols from all over the world, including a young Phil Collins, who 50 years later, is still a fan. Join him as he teams up with Detroit session guitarists the Funk Brothers to record a tribute to Motown and prepare for the accompanying tour.

  • 2:00pm

    The Missing Evidence:

    Jack the Ripper

    Courtesy Museum of London

    The identity of Jack the Ripper is the greatest mystery in the history of British crime. For three decades, Swedish journalist Christer Holmgren has sifted through over 120 years of clues, searching for evidence that will unravel the case and reveal the true killer. He believes he's finally found his man, and he's off to London to prove it. Holmgren and a team of historians, detectives, and forensic pathologists revisit crime scenes and examine a series of eerie coincidences that tie six extraordinary murders to one ordinary man.

  • 3:00pm

    Angkor: Land of the Gods:

    Empire Rising

    Cambodian slaves building the temple at Angkor Wat © 2011 EBS, All rights reserved

    Angkor Wat is the largest temple on the face of the Earth and is a symbol of one of the greatest empires in the history of Southeast Asia. And yet, for centuries, the sacred structure remained lost within the tropical forests of Cambodia, along with the history of the young king who built the temple. Discover the story of Suryavarman II and how he ushered in the golden age of the Khmer Empire. See how Angkor Wat was constructed over four backbreaking decades, and witness the monument in its true glory and splendor, as it appeared 900 years ago.

  • 4:00pm

    Angkor: Land of the Gods:

    Throne of Power

    King Jayavarman VII on a golden throne with five attendants © 2011 EBS, All rights reserved

    The most spectacular architectural wonders in Cambodia's ancient city of Angkor were built after its darkest days. Journey with us as we trace the rise of Jayavarman VII who, after being exiled, became king of the Khmer Empire following his defeat of the Champa kingdom. See how the sprawling city complex of Angkor Thom grew under his rule to support the vibrant and thriving Khmer civilization. Witness the palaces and temples he built, as they first appeared hundreds of years ago, before time and nature took its toll on this once great city.

  • 5:00pm

    Secrets:

    Great Pyramid

    © Georgia Braham

    The Great Pyramid at Giza is the last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence and one of history's greatest mysteries. How was the 50-story monument built by a Bronze Age society with only simple hand tools at their disposal? Follow experts Mark Lehner and Peter James as they attempt to solve this puzzle, armed with a radical new approach and a 4,500-year-old diary that gives an eyewitness account of the monument's construction.

  • 6:00pm

    Secrets:

    Golden Raft of El Dorado

    Closeup of figures on the Golden Raft of El Dorado

    A ten-inch golden statue discovered in a cave near Bogota may be the key to the greatest treasure never found: El Dorado. For centuries, rumors of a "Lost City of Gold" attracted explorers and fortune hunters to the Colombian Andes in search of riches. Now, after 500 years of futility and bloodshed, investigators try to finish the job, using the found statue, a beautiful model of a golden raft, as their guide. See legend and fact collide as we apply forensic techniques and decipher ancient documents to uncover the truth behind the myth.

  • 7:00pm

    Museum Secrets Revealed:

    Madrid

    Suit of armor with horse armor and lance © KENSINGTON COMMUNICATIONS INC.

    Enter a working palace that is also an extraordinary museum: The Palacio Real in Madrid. A million visitors a year pass through its regal ballrooms and bedrooms to witness royal possessions now on public display. But few know the secrets behind the objects…until now. Discover stories of pride, passion, and demonic possession as we explore this stately and magnificent palace. We examine a subterranean quest for the riches of Spain, investigate a clock that runs on witchcraft, reveal the secret of the Flamenco master, and more.

  • 8:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Fire in the Hold

    Male and female pilots in cockpit, female in foreground

    The worst aviation disaster in Florida's history occurred on May 11, 1996. ValuJet Flight 592 mysteriously crashed into the alligator-infested swamps of the Everglades, killing all 110 aboard. Had the FAA implemented safety regulations instated after a similar crash eight years earlier, the tragedy would never have happened. Follow the investigation that would outrage a nation, cost the Secretary of Transportation and an FAA administrator their jobs, and ultimately doom ValuJet Airlines.

  • 9:00pm

    Air Warriors:

    F-15

    US Department of Defense / DVIDS

    Meet the undisputed king of winged fighters, the F-15 Eagle. For decades, it's been the U.S. Air Force's weapon of choice when there's any real chance of air-to-air combat, with an undefeated record since its first combat kill in 1979. We reveal how this sleek, powerful jet overcame its skeptics to dominate the skies. Then we explore how it revolutionized the aviation world through rare footage and captivating stories from the pilots who flew into danger aboard this remarkable and resilient aircraft.

  • 10:00pm

    Carrier at War: The USS Enterprise

    Air traffic workers and plane on aircraft carrier

    Going from 0 to 150 mph in three seconds, withstanding three Gs of force, and taking off from what's often called "the most dangerous place on the planet" are just parts of everyday life for an aircraft carrier pilot-and it's no different for the crew aboard the USS Enterprise. After being stationed in the Middle East for a year, these pilots have seen heavy action in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now, finally, they're returning home. With amazing personal stories and real-time footage from missions, this is an exciting insider's peek at life onboard a wartime aircraft carrier.

  • 11:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Fire in the Hold

    Male and female pilots in cockpit, female in foreground

    The worst aviation disaster in Florida's history occurred on May 11, 1996. ValuJet Flight 592 mysteriously crashed into the alligator-infested swamps of the Everglades, killing all 110 aboard. Had the FAA implemented safety regulations instated after a similar crash eight years earlier, the tragedy would never have happened. Follow the investigation that would outrage a nation, cost the Secretary of Transportation and an FAA administrator their jobs, and ultimately doom ValuJet Airlines.

  • 12:00am

    Air Warriors:

    F-15

    US Department of Defense / DVIDS

    Meet the undisputed king of winged fighters, the F-15 Eagle. For decades, it's been the U.S. Air Force's weapon of choice when there's any real chance of air-to-air combat, with an undefeated record since its first combat kill in 1979. We reveal how this sleek, powerful jet overcame its skeptics to dominate the skies. Then we explore how it revolutionized the aviation world through rare footage and captivating stories from the pilots who flew into danger aboard this remarkable and resilient aircraft.

  • 1:00am

    Carrier at War: The USS Enterprise

    Air traffic workers and plane on aircraft carrier

    Going from 0 to 150 mph in three seconds, withstanding three Gs of force, and taking off from what's often called "the most dangerous place on the planet" are just parts of everyday life for an aircraft carrier pilot-and it's no different for the crew aboard the USS Enterprise. After being stationed in the Middle East for a year, these pilots have seen heavy action in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now, finally, they're returning home. With amazing personal stories and real-time footage from missions, this is an exciting insider's peek at life onboard a wartime aircraft carrier.

  • 2:00am

    Air Disasters:

    Out of Control

    What was supposed to be a brief flight from Tokyo to Osaka for the 509 passengers aboard JAL Flight 123, instead turned into the worst plane crash in history involving a single aircraft. A midair explosion, decompression, the loss of the tailfin, and hydraulic failure all conspired to send the 747 plowing into the slopes of Mt. Osutaka in August 1985. But how did it happen and why? Investigators wrestle with a difficult crash site and the shocking truth behind the disaster.

  • 3:00am

    Enemies Within: Joe McCarthy

    Senator Joseph McCarthy consulting with Roy Cohn © Willi Weber

    He was the face of the Red Scare, and his name has become synonymous with political witch-hunting. Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy investigated Communist subversion in America in the 1950s, wielding enormous power, until his tactics, his alliances, and his drinking ruined both his career and reputation. But was McCarthy really a villainous demagogue, or was he a victim of false accusations? Separate the man from the myth as we present a comprehensive picture of this divisive figure.

  • 5:00am

    The Doors: Mr. Mojo Risin' - The Story of L.A. Woman

    Black and white: Jim Morrison

    The Doors didn't simply "break on through" in the late 1960s. Led by rock poet and frontman Jim Morrison, they exploded onto the music scene. Over four years, they provided the soundtrack to a countercultural movement that galvanized young Americans and terrified adults. But by 1970 Morrison's life was spiraling, and their sixth studio album, "L.A. Woman," was in danger of being scrapped. Take an in-depth look at the making of this seminal record, one of the band's greatest releases, and the final work of rock's legendary Rider on the Storm.