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  • 6:00am

    Mighty Ships:

    Oasis of the Seas

    The Oasis of the Seas, a cruise ship

    The Oasis of the Seas accommodates 5,400 guests, all in lavish luxury. With 21 pools, 24 restaurants, and her own version of Central Park and the Atlantic City Boardwalk, no expense has been spared. But running a massive cruise ship comes with a price, and demands cutting edge technologies to navigate her through the shallow waters of the Caribbean. Grab your first class ticket and witness the inside story of the maiden voyage of the world's greatest cruise ship. It could be the most important voyage she will ever take.

  • 7:00am

    Aerial America:

    The Dakotas

    Field of yellow flowers with trees in background

    Take in the soaring views above a state that inspired a future president, launched the country's first millionaire, and kept a dark, rich secret under its expansive prairies for centuries. This lofty journey over North Dakota highlights the Roughrider State's grand beauty, which healed a grieving Teddy Roosevelt and transformed him into a defender of America's wild land. Explore the state's booms and busts, from fur trade explosions to frontier battles to the thousands of oil wells that dot the land and house flaming vents that are visible from space.

  • 8:00am

    Mighty Planes:

    Omega 707

    Inside cockpit of the Omega 707, with captain, copilot, and navigator

    Hit the air with flying gas station Omega, a commercial aircraft turned tanker, built to refuel U.S. fighter jets while they are in flight. Follow this modified Boeing 707 as it lends support on a three-day U.S. Navy and Marine Corps exercise. Witness the midair rendezvous between aerial refueling tanker and fighter jet. The slightest bit of turbulence or the smallest human error can prove fatal. On this mission, however, it's a mechanical issue that puts the entire operation, and Omega's reputation, in jeopardy.

  • 9:00am

    Mighty Planes:

    P-3 Orion

    P-3 Orion parked on runway

    Meet a battle-tested Mighty Plane with a nose for adventure and danger. P-3 Orions once hunted Soviet submarines. NOAA's P-3 'Kermit' hunts deadly weather. It slices through the eye walls of hurricanes with one objective in mind: to collect information that will save lives. Loaded up by NOAA with data sensors, recording devices, and airborne radars, this laboratory in the sky is one smart (and tough) cookie. Go where no plane was ever meant to fly as Kermit flies into today's worst tempests, including "Frankenstorm" herself, Hurricane Sandy.

  • 10:00am

    The Queen at 90

    Queen Elizabeth II has reigned longer, visited more places, and met more people than any British monarch. Now she's marking a milestone of a more personal kind, Her Majesty's 90th birthday. "Downton Abbey" star Elizabeth McGovern narrates this unprecedented look into the life of perhaps the most famous woman in the world. We look back on her remarkable 63-year rule, and gain intimate insights from Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and other members of the Royal Family.

  • 12:00pm

    Aerial America:

    Arizona

    Large and small United States Air Force planes, parked neatly

    The Grand Canyon is one of the seven natural wonders of the world, but it's just one of many breathtaking marvels you'll find in Arizona. Explore the Copper State's remarkable history and its awe-inspiring landscapes, spectacular sunsets and infamous gunfights. From Tombstone to tent jails, from the Valley of the Sun to lost cities of gold, this aerial tour celebrates and studies a colorful state filled with equally colorful characters.

  • 1:00pm

    Secrets:

    The Sphinx

    Close up of the Sphinx, showing hieroglyphics

    It stands as tall as a six-story building and is the length of a jumbo jet. Egypt's Great Sphinx is the biggest single stone statue in existence, and the mysteries surrounding it are equally sizable. When was the monument built, and why? Was it an act of devotion or part of a much larger plan? Join a team of international investigators as they attempt to shed new light on these age-old questions, using the latest research and techniques in order to solve the complex riddle of the Sphinx once and for all.

  • 2:00pm

    Titanic's Final Mystery

    Digital 3d rendering of the Titanic

    A century ago, the "unsinkable" Titanic plunged to the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean. With each passing year, the myth surrounding the ship has grown, as have arguments over why and how she met her demise. However, a recent study blows all other theories out of the water. Follow Titanic detective Tim Maltin as he shares the results of his 20-year investigation. Combining thousands of hours of eyewitness testimony with modern scientific investigation, he reveals that the real culprits may have been forces beyond human control.

  • 4:00pm

    Sinking The Lusitania: An American Tragedy

    © The Library of Congress LC-USZ62-64957

    The sinking of the Lusitania and the impact it had in determining the fate of World War I is widely known. But few know the stories of the passengers and crew aboard the doomed luxury liner, or the German commander who ordered the deadly attack on May 7, 1915. Follow the final voyage of the massive ship, from her celebrated exit from New York's Pier 54 to her 18-minute plummet off the coast of Ireland. Through firsthand accounts, meet the men, women, and children who rode the "Greyhound of the Seas" into a war zone, and into history.

  • 5:00pm

    Mighty Ship at War: Queen Mary

    The RMS Queen Mary is the last survivor of the golden age of ocean liners. She was bigger and faster than any ship ever built before. Her presence was a symbol of new hope and a better future during the Great Depression and through the darkest days of World War II. Decades after her maiden transatlantic voyage, we celebrate the amazing story of this queen of the seas, told through rarely seen footage and interviews with some of the many millions of people whose lives she touched and changed forever.

  • 6:00pm

    Secrets:

    Shrunken Heads

    In the 1840s, Western explorers entered the Amazon rainforest and stumbled upon the ancient ritual of head shrinking. This isolated ceremonial practice soon became an obsession to trophy collectors, setting off a bizarre international trade, and a deadly new chapter in the history of the Shuar tribe. Follow a team of anthropologists, historians, and scientists as they use DNA, forensic science, and computer modeling to examine the ancient craft of head shrinking and the story of a society of victims, who were also perpetrators.

  • 7:00pm

    Mighty Ships:

    Fram

    Take a trip on the most adventurous cruise ship in the world, MS Fram. Built to handle ice-choked waters and narrow channels, this small but tough ship whisks her guests into the seas surrounding Antarctica and the high Arctic. Set sail on a 12-day expedition spanning more than 1,700 miles, from Reykjavik, Iceland, through the fjords of southern Greenland, then north to Ilulissat, "the iceberg capital of the world." It's a voyage that promises stunning scenery for its 195 guests, and huge challenges that will put Fram and her crew to the test.

  • 8:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Miracle Escape

    The Airbus A340 is a sophisticated plane with a glowing safety record. But in August 2005, one of these highly engineered jets had a hazardous landing during a thunderstorm. While landing, it skidded off the runway and put the lives of over 300 passengers and crew in peril. Was it simply bad weather that caused this disaster or was the plane itself at fault? Join the investigation that shone a light on the growing issue of runway overruns and led to life-saving safety procedures that, to this day, have only been put into place in a few cities.

  • 9:00pm

    Air Warriors:

    C-17

    The C-17 Globemaster III is the Air Force's favorite heavy hauler, a flying warehouse that has stood tall against the mightiest of enemies for decades. Strangely, some of its toughest battles were fought right in America, where critics in Congress nearly scrapped the big gray beast before it even left the ground. This is the story of how the C-17 flew through all opposition to prove it could pull its weight in any situation, as told by the men and women who flew the "Moose" into and out of danger in Eastern Europe, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

  • 10:00pm

    Battle of Okinawa in Color

    By mid-1945, Hitler is dead and the war has ended in Europe. Halfway around the world, however, the fighting is still going strong on a small island in the Pacific. Okinawa was the site of the last battle of the last great war of the 20th century, with a casualty rate in the tens of thousands. Through it all, military cameramen risked their lives to film the conflict, from brutal land combat to fierce kamikaze attacks at sea. See the footage they captured and experience this intense battle the way the soldiers saw it -- in color.

  • 11:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Miracle Escape

    The Airbus A340 is a sophisticated plane with a glowing safety record. But in August 2005, one of these highly engineered jets had a hazardous landing during a thunderstorm. While landing, it skidded off the runway and put the lives of over 300 passengers and crew in peril. Was it simply bad weather that caused this disaster or was the plane itself at fault? Join the investigation that shone a light on the growing issue of runway overruns and led to life-saving safety procedures that, to this day, have only been put into place in a few cities.

  • 12:00am

    Air Warriors:

    C-17

    The C-17 Globemaster III is the Air Force's favorite heavy hauler, a flying warehouse that has stood tall against the mightiest of enemies for decades. Strangely, some of its toughest battles were fought right in America, where critics in Congress nearly scrapped the big gray beast before it even left the ground. This is the story of how the C-17 flew through all opposition to prove it could pull its weight in any situation, as told by the men and women who flew the "Moose" into and out of danger in Eastern Europe, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

  • 1:00am

    Battle of Okinawa in Color

    By mid-1945, Hitler is dead and the war has ended in Europe. Halfway around the world, however, the fighting is still going strong on a small island in the Pacific. Okinawa was the site of the last battle of the last great war of the 20th century, with a casualty rate in the tens of thousands. Through it all, military cameramen risked their lives to film the conflict, from brutal land combat to fierce kamikaze attacks at sea. See the footage they captured and experience this intense battle the way the soldiers saw it -- in color.

  • 2:00am

    Combat Trains:

    Ambulance Trains

    Library of Congress

    The dawn of the locomotive meant better-equipped armies during wartime, longer battles, and more casualties. Trains were part of the problem, but also part of the solution. During the Crimean and American Civil War, locomotives not only transported soldiers to the front lines, but also picked up and cared for the wounded on the return trip. See how these ambulance trains were used in the 19th century and during World War I, and learn how doctors and nurses worked around the clock to provide care while rolling in and out of war zones.

  • 3:00am

    The Weapon Hunter:

    Big Bad B-25

    The B-25 bomber was a deadly Swiss Army knife in the sky, built to strike in a variety of ways, with up to 13 .50-caliber machine guns and a payload of up to 3,000 pounds of bombs. Host Paul Shull is helping the United States Commemorative Air Force in the restoration of the only B-25 left in the world, but in order to complete the task he must find a critical missing part. Follow him as he attempts to locate a rare Norden bombsight before taking to sky to learn how to drop a bomb just like a WWII bombardier.

  • 4:00am

    Titanic's Final Mystery

    Digital 3d rendering of the Titanic

    A century ago, the "unsinkable" Titanic plunged to the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean. With each passing year, the myth surrounding the ship has grown, as have arguments over why and how she met her demise. However, a recent study blows all other theories out of the water. Follow Titanic detective Tim Maltin as he shares the results of his 20-year investigation. Combining thousands of hours of eyewitness testimony with modern scientific investigation, he reveals that the real culprits may have been forces beyond human control.