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  • 6:00am

    Aerial America:

    Georgia

    Aerial view of Fort Pulaski in Savannah, Georgia

    Where the Appalachian Mountains end and a great Civil Rights leader's life began, Georgia is a state rich in natural wonders and history. This aerial tour of the Empire State of the South offers views of Atlanta's skyline, Augusta's legendary golf course, and the rugged barrier island coastline. From the South's most beloved piece of literature to the United State's "most haunted cemetery," this is Georgia, as you've never seen it before.

  • 7:00am

    Aerial America:

    Washington

    Seattle at sunset with Space Needle in foreground

    Washington is home to some of America's wildest spaces and also its most modern cities. The Evergreen State is a story of mirror opposites: a wet, mountainous, tree-covered west and a dry, flat, open east. It is home to high-tech industries and America's oldest Native American tribes. Experience all sides of Washington State, from thousands of feet in the air, and witness its conflicting worlds merging to form a land of remarkable beauty.

  • 8:00am

    Alaska Aircrash Investigations:

    Engine Out in Midair

    Two hunters on a Cessna 180 fly low over the coastline of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula before making a steep and sudden climb. Seconds later, the plane slams into a bluff and bursts into flames, taking the lives of both men. The post-crash fire destroys crucial evidence needed to determine the cause of the accident. Follow local NTSB investigators as they attempt to solve the case, based on remaining clues, witness accounts, and a trip to Mobile, Alabama, where the plane's engine was manufactured.

  • 9:00am

    Alaska Aircrash Investigations:

    Plane Down in the Tundra

    September 15, 2015. In the dark, early morning hours on East Wind Lake, a Turbine Otter departs for a prime fishing spot on Cape Douglas, but it never arrives. Shortly after takeoff, the plane goes down in a remote area, leaving three dead. One survivor of the crash testifies that there was a mysterious sound shortly before the accident. However, it's a later discovery made by the NTSB Alaska Regional Office that blows the case wide open and reveals the preventable set of circumstances that led to the disaster.

  • 10:00am

    Crazy Monster:

    Diggers

    They live all around the world -- and underground. They are crazy monster diggers, strange burrowers of all shapes and sizes, who have been crawling, puncturing, and biting their way through the earth for millions of years. Join us as we travel the globe, from the dry savanna to the scrubby Australian outback to the swamps of Central America as we explore a collection of crazy diggers, including the most powerful digger on the face of the planet.

  • 11:00am

    Crazy Monster:

    Gulpers

    Step right up and witness a collection of real bigmouths, a gathering of strange creatures with a real appetite for destruction. Join us as we look to the skies, seas, and land to present weird and wonderful animals that prefer to swallow their food whole. From beasts that use their mouths as traps to botanical death pits to one giant with a mouth so large it can kill millions in one bite, you better keep your eye on this group of gulping creatures before they swallow you whole.

  • 12:00pm

    Aerial America:

    Man-Made Marvels

    The vast beauty of America isn't evident only in its spacious skies, dramatic shores, and sweeping plains. It's also in its skyline towers, stunning monuments, and gravity-defying bridges. Join us on a soaring, swooping voyage across our nation's biggest, boldest, and most dazzling man-made projects. From The Statue of Liberty to Seattle's Space Needle and everything in between, these majestic structures stand as symbols of our creativity, give us glimpses of our changing ideas, and provide building blocks for our future.

  • 1:00pm

    Secrets:

    Spear of Destiny

    The Spear of Destiny pierced the side of Jesus, contains a nail from the crucifix, and magically brings victory to all that possess it... at least according to 1,000 years of myth-making. Can any of these claims possibly be true? Join the investigation as we scrutinize the historic weapon layer-by-layer, with the help of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and x-ray fluorescence technology. Will experts finally cut through the fiction and unlock the secrets of this powerful blade?

  • 2:00pm

    Terror in the Skies:

    Small Mistakes

    Lightning hitting a plane

    It takes over a hundred people to keep one modern airliner flying, and almost everyone involved, from manufacturers to ground control to maintenance engineers to air traffic controllers, perform safety-critical roles. That's a lot of people under a lot of pressure in an industry where one tiny oversight can prove catastrophic. See how a loose bolt, a tripped circuit breaker, a fatigue crack and other small issues have led to big problems for pilots and their passengers, with cockpit recordings and footage captured on passengers' cell phones.

  • 3:00pm

    Terror in the Skies:

    Nature Strikes Back

    Airplane crashed on runway with emergency vehicle

    Lightning sparks a fire on a plane thousands of feet in the air. Volcanic ash knocks out all four engines of an aircraft. Geese force an Airbus A320 onto the surface of the Hudson River. As passengers, we expect to be able to fly anywhere, anytime. But sometimes nature has other plans. See what happens when wicked storms, wild turbulence, and angry birds strike modern airliners, with newly released pilot voice recordings and never-before-seen passenger cell phone video. This footage puts you in the cockpit, the cabin, and the eye of the storm.

  • 4:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Fire Fight

    A small mechanical problem in the back of a Toronto-bound DC-9 quickly turns deadly six miles in the air. As the cabin and cockpit fill with smoke, the crew desperately attempts an emergency landing. Against all odds, they successfully touch down, but 90 seconds after hitting the runway, the cabin erupts in flame, and 23 people still inside the plane are killed. See how this tragic end led to changes to make crews better equipped to fight fires.

  • 5:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Missed Approach

    Flying blind in a fierce storm, the crew of Korean Air Flight 801 attempts to land, but there's a problem: they can't find the airport. The passenger jet ultimately crash-lands three miles short of its destination, and while some survive the impact, more than 200 people are killed. This is a story of an air disaster that easily could have been prevented, prompting to a damning investigation that pointed a finger at the Guam airport, the airline, and the FAA, and leading to changes to the airport and the training of Korean pilots.

  • 6:00pm

    First Ladies Revealed:

    Twists of Fate

    Edith Roosevelt, Lady Bird Johnson, and Betty Ford entered the White House under stressful conditions, but each came to embrace the position of first lady, and leave her mark on history. See how the assassinations of McKinley and Kennedy and the resignation of Nixon thrust these women into the spotlight. Then see the contributions they made, beautifying D.C., championing women's rights, and even helping to build the West Wing -- all of which strengthened their remarkable legacies.

  • 7:00pm

    America in Color:

    The 1940s

    It was an American era defined by a world war that united a nation and triggered an economic boom, but also unleashed fear and prejudice. This is the story of the 1940s like it's never been seen before, thanks to digital colorization technology. Watch our transformation from an isolated country to a global superpower, captured by rarely seen footage of the Pearl Harbor attacks, home movies behind the barbed wire fences of Japanese American internment camps, and newsreels of post-war celebration, discontentment, and growing prosperity.

  • 8:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Vertigo

    In the darkness before dawn on January 3, 2004, a pilot loses control of his charter jet and crashes into the Red Sea just minutes after taking off. Was it terrorism? A mechanical failure? Or did the very experienced and respected pilot make a mistake that cost all 148 on board their lives? We revisit the crash of Flash Airlines Flight 604, one of the strangest air disasters in recent history, and reexamine an investigation in search for answers that perhaps will forever remain at the bottom of the Red Sea.

  • 9:00pm

    Air Warriors:

    Apache

    US Department of Defense / DVIDS

    Highly maneuverable, heavily armed, and devastatingly powerful, the U.S. Army's AH-64 Apache is one of the most trusted and lethal weapons in the sky. Called "Black Death" by her foes, she's cast a feared shadow over the battlefield, but this modern chopper was nearly scrapped before ever seeing action. Discover the inside story of the world's premier attack helicopter, from its controversial beginnings, rife with technical challenges and tragic failures, to its remarkable triumphs against enemy forces.

  • 10:00pm

    Mass Extinction: Life at the Brink

    It's death on an unimaginable scale, when a majority of Earth's species quickly die out. It's called "mass extinction," and it's happened at least five times before. Cataclysms, such as supervolcanoes or asteroids, are thought to cause these events, but some experts believe a manmade mass extinction could be next. Is our planet in trouble? And if so, is there anything we can do to stop the next catastrophic annihilation? Experts are traveling the world, performing groundbreaking scientific detective work to answer these very questions.

  • 11:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Vertigo

    In the darkness before dawn on January 3, 2004, a pilot loses control of his charter jet and crashes into the Red Sea just minutes after taking off. Was it terrorism? A mechanical failure? Or did the very experienced and respected pilot make a mistake that cost all 148 on board their lives? We revisit the crash of Flash Airlines Flight 604, one of the strangest air disasters in recent history, and reexamine an investigation in search for answers that perhaps will forever remain at the bottom of the Red Sea.

  • 12:00am

    Air Warriors:

    Apache

    US Department of Defense / DVIDS

    Highly maneuverable, heavily armed, and devastatingly powerful, the U.S. Army's AH-64 Apache is one of the most trusted and lethal weapons in the sky. Called "Black Death" by her foes, she's cast a feared shadow over the battlefield, but this modern chopper was nearly scrapped before ever seeing action. Discover the inside story of the world's premier attack helicopter, from its controversial beginnings, rife with technical challenges and tragic failures, to its remarkable triumphs against enemy forces.

  • 1:00am

    Mass Extinction: Life at the Brink

    It's death on an unimaginable scale, when a majority of Earth's species quickly die out. It's called "mass extinction," and it's happened at least five times before. Cataclysms, such as supervolcanoes or asteroids, are thought to cause these events, but some experts believe a manmade mass extinction could be next. Is our planet in trouble? And if so, is there anything we can do to stop the next catastrophic annihilation? Experts are traveling the world, performing groundbreaking scientific detective work to answer these very questions.

  • 2:00am

    Air Disasters:

    Fire Fight

    A small mechanical problem in the back of a Toronto-bound DC-9 quickly turns deadly six miles in the air. As the cabin and cockpit fill with smoke, the crew desperately attempts an emergency landing. Against all odds, they successfully touch down, but 90 seconds after hitting the runway, the cabin erupts in flame, and 23 people still inside the plane are killed. See how this tragic end led to changes to make crews better equipped to fight fires.

  • 3:00am

    Air Disasters:

    Missed Approach

    Flying blind in a fierce storm, the crew of Korean Air Flight 801 attempts to land, but there's a problem: they can't find the airport. The passenger jet ultimately crash-lands three miles short of its destination, and while some survive the impact, more than 200 people are killed. This is a story of an air disaster that easily could have been prevented, prompting to a damning investigation that pointed a finger at the Guam airport, the airline, and the FAA, and leading to changes to the airport and the training of Korean pilots.

  • 4:00am

    Terror in the Skies:

    Small Mistakes

    Lightning hitting a plane

    It takes over a hundred people to keep one modern airliner flying, and almost everyone involved, from manufacturers to ground control to maintenance engineers to air traffic controllers, perform safety-critical roles. That's a lot of people under a lot of pressure in an industry where one tiny oversight can prove catastrophic. See how a loose bolt, a tripped circuit breaker, a fatigue crack and other small issues have led to big problems for pilots and their passengers, with cockpit recordings and footage captured on passengers' cell phones.

  • 5:00am

    Terror in the Skies:

    Nature Strikes Back

    Airplane crashed on runway with emergency vehicle

    Lightning sparks a fire on a plane thousands of feet in the air. Volcanic ash knocks out all four engines of an aircraft. Geese force an Airbus A320 onto the surface of the Hudson River. As passengers, we expect to be able to fly anywhere, anytime. But sometimes nature has other plans. See what happens when wicked storms, wild turbulence, and angry birds strike modern airliners, with newly released pilot voice recordings and never-before-seen passenger cell phone video. This footage puts you in the cockpit, the cabin, and the eye of the storm.