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  • 6:00am

    Elephants in the Room

    Three adult elephants and a baby

    At a five-star lodge in Zambia, a bizarre phenomenon is stumping wildlife experts and delighting tourists. An elephant family, led by a matriarch named Wonky Tusk, is overtaking the lobby. Though elephants can be violent in the wild, here they climb the stairs of Mfuwe Lodge and grace past reception without bumping a chair. Why the paradox? Wildlife cameraman Nathan Pilcher is on a mission to find out. What he discovers may reveal elephants to be far more intelligent than we could've imagined.

  • 7:00am

    David Attenborough's Rise of Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates:

    Dawn of the Mammals

    A mass extinction rid the world of dinosaurs 65 million years ago. With the biggest players out of the picture, the world was up for grabs, and a new branch of vertebrate would eventually take over. Join David Attenborough as he charts the fascinating story of the mammals, from their origins as tiny nocturnal forest-dwellers to their explosion in diversity and domination. Through new fossil discoveries, we chart how and when our ancestors developed hair, placentas, and milk, and laid the foundations for the major mammal groups we see today.

  • 8:00am

    Surviving the Serengeti

    © Anton van Munster

    Famine becomes feast almost overnight when the world's most famous land migration of wildebeests and zebras treks into the Serengeti National Park... and into the welcoming claws of many predators. Follow the massive herd of herbivores onto this grassy battlefield, where sophisticated hunting techniques and survival instincts clash. It's a tale of courage, hope, and desperation, told against the backdrop of one of the most beautiful places on Earth. And we're placing you in the middle of the action.

  • 9:00am

    Air Disasters:

    Target is Destroyed

    Illustrated map showing plane silhouette and three missiles in a triangular formation, over land marked as USSR

    In 1983, a downed passenger jet escalates tensions between two superpowers, the US and the USSR, to an all-time high. The plane in question: Korean Airlines Flight 007, en route from New York to Seoul. After being shot down by a Soviet fighter jet, an anxious investigation ensues, one mired in secrecy and deception. Would this disaster be the Cold War's version of the Lusitania, or were the Soviets justified in their attack? It's a race against time to find answers before this crash leads to an all-out war.

  • 10:00am

    Pioneers Turned Millionaires:

    Levi Strauss

    Pair of cowboys riding on horseback into the sunset

    Denim is literally the fabric of America, and all because of the vision and perseverance of Levi Strauss. After immigrating from Buttenheim, Germany, Strauss headed west during the Gold Rush to sell his dry goods. His San Francisco fortune came not from gold, but from a small copper rivet and a patent that would soon bring him fortunes he had only dreamed of before. See how his dedication and vision transformed his simple work pants into the most popular clothing product in the world.

  • 11:00am

    Siege of Masada

    It's known as the Alamo of the ancient world, the story of a band of Jewish rebels and their final stand against the Roman Army. The siege of Masada, recorded nearly 2,000 years ago by Jewish military leader Flavius Josephus, is more than a tale of resistance against impossible odds. It's part of the founding narrative of Israel. But how much of it is true? We take a look at the events that inspired the CBS television miniseries "The Dovekeepers" and go to the site of the mountain fortress itself, uncovering new truths about this epic conflict.

  • 12:00pm

    Bible Hunters:

    Search for Truth

    Elderly eastern orthodox priest

    Half a century after Robert Curzon and Constantin von Tischendorf discovered highly controversial early texts of the Holy Scripture, new explorers unearthed even more spectacular treasures. Follow archaeologist Dr. Jeff Rose as he travels deep within Egypt's remote settlements on the trail of 19th and 20th century Bible Hunters. We'll meet daring twin sisters, two lucky young scholars, and one American millionaire, whose findings of early and missing Gospels transformed our understanding of Christianity's sacred texts.

  • 1:00pm

    Bible Hunters:

    Hidden in the Sands

    Archeologist Dr. Jeff Rose at the Egyptian pyramids

    Christianity's sacred text faced a crisis over 200 years ago. Culture wars and scientific breakthroughs called many elements of the Bible into question. A handful of bold adventurers set out to prove the authority and historic accuracy of the Holy Scripture. But their quests did just the opposite -- unearthing disturbing inconsistencies and raising more questions than ever before. Join archeologist Dr. Jeff Rose as he details the discoveries made by early Bible Hunters and learn how their findings changed how we look at the Bible.

  • 2:00pm

    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.

  • 3:00pm

    Mummies Alive:

    The Inca Maiden

    She's considered to be one of the best-preserved mummies in the world, a 500-year-old Inca girl known as "The Maiden." Her incredible lifelike appearance is matched only by the mysteries surrounding her. Who was she? What was she doing at the peak of the world's tallest active volcano, where her body was found? How exactly did she die? Take part in a virtual autopsy, as we use cutting edge equipment and techniques to unravel the details about her life, the cause of her unnatural death, and the dark secrets about her lost civilization.

  • 4:00pm

    Perfect Storms:

    God's Wrath

    A catastrophe of biblical proportions walloped Lisbon, Portugal on November 1, 1755. A combination of earthquake, tsunami, and firestorm devastated the devoutly religious city on All Saint's Day, turning churches into deathtraps and transforming the streets of the capital into a hellish landscape. Experience the catastrophe firsthand as we recreate the disaster through the eyes of one of its survivors and reveal how this event brought an empire to its knees and shook its belief in God.

  • 5:00pm

    Mighty Cruise Ships:

    Stella Australis

    Stella Australis is part luxury liner and part expedition ship, whisking passengers to the most remote areas of South America for one-of-a-kind encounters. Join the adventure as she visits sub-polar forests, vast glaciers, and areas so remote you wouldn't believe they actually exist. Providing matchless experiences means overcoming challenges, from handling Cape Horn's notorious Drake Passage to changing the itinerary at nature's command. The captain and crew will need a steady hand, and a good dose of creativity, to ensure a successful voyage.

  • 6:00pm

    My Million Dollar Invention:

    Danger Magnets

    They were four inventors who made lives safer for firefighters and police officers, surgery more comfortable for patients, and dreams of flying a reality for thrill- seekers. But before their revolutionary ideas of lightweight body armor, firefighter masks, modern anesthesia, and the wingsuit could be approved, they needed to be put to a life-and-death field test. Meet the men who set out to get rich or die trying, as we celebrate pioneers whose high-risk, high-reward innovations changed the world, and made millions.

  • 7:00pm

    Civil War 360:

    The Union

    Ashley Judd looking at a top hat

    We all know who won the Civil War, but there were many moments when victory was anything but certain. Join Ashley Judd, great-great-great granddaughter of two Union soldiers, as she takes us back 150 years for an intimate look at the North's battles and struggles during those bloody four years. From iconic artifacts like Old Glory to small objects like field medical kits and soldiers' photos, discover the stunning backstories of seemingly ordinary pieces from our past.

  • 8:00pm

    Apocalypse: The Second World War:

    Aggression

    Little girl in France is fitted with a gas mask © Tous droits réservés/CC ET C

    1945. Berlin lies in ruins as the Red Army ravages its way across Eastern Europe, and the Allies close like pincers on the German capital. But this story begins in a very different Berlin; footage reveals Europe's most dynamic and liberal city in full swing even as the Great Depression sweeps the globe in the early 1930s. Newsreels, propaganda films, and rarely seen private films relate the story of Hitler's rise and his brilliantly aggressive bluffing game with French, British, and Soviet leaders, who were fatally reluctant to confront a newly radicalized Germany.

  • 9:00pm

    Hitler's Riches

    Color image of Adolf Hilter with mountains in background

    Months after World War II, an extraordinary discovery was made inside a captured Nazi official's coat lining: the last will and testament of Adolf Hitler. Discover the untold story of the notorious dictator's controversial final document, written just hours before he took his life, and learn the secrets he tried to take to his grave. Our investigation reveals the only surviving witness of the will's discovery, the Austrian salt mine where Hitler hid his stolen art collection, and the surprising home of some of Hitler's last-known relatives.

  • 10:00pm

    Mummies Alive:

    The Inca Maiden

    She's considered to be one of the best-preserved mummies in the world, a 500-year-old Inca girl known as "The Maiden." Her incredible lifelike appearance is matched only by the mysteries surrounding her. Who was she? What was she doing at the peak of the world's tallest active volcano, where her body was found? How exactly did she die? Take part in a virtual autopsy, as we use cutting edge equipment and techniques to unravel the details about her life, the cause of her unnatural death, and the dark secrets about her lost civilization.

  • 11:00pm

    Apocalypse: The Second World War:

    Aggression

    Little girl in France is fitted with a gas mask © Tous droits réservés/CC ET C

    1945. Berlin lies in ruins as the Red Army ravages its way across Eastern Europe, and the Allies close like pincers on the German capital. But this story begins in a very different Berlin; footage reveals Europe's most dynamic and liberal city in full swing even as the Great Depression sweeps the globe in the early 1930s. Newsreels, propaganda films, and rarely seen private films relate the story of Hitler's rise and his brilliantly aggressive bluffing game with French, British, and Soviet leaders, who were fatally reluctant to confront a newly radicalized Germany.

  • 12:00am

    Hitler's Riches

    Color image of Adolf Hilter with mountains in background

    Months after World War II, an extraordinary discovery was made inside a captured Nazi official's coat lining: the last will and testament of Adolf Hitler. Discover the untold story of the notorious dictator's controversial final document, written just hours before he took his life, and learn the secrets he tried to take to his grave. Our investigation reveals the only surviving witness of the will's discovery, the Austrian salt mine where Hitler hid his stolen art collection, and the surprising home of some of Hitler's last-known relatives.

  • 1:00am

    Mummies Alive:

    The Inca Maiden

    She's considered to be one of the best-preserved mummies in the world, a 500-year-old Inca girl known as "The Maiden." Her incredible lifelike appearance is matched only by the mysteries surrounding her. Who was she? What was she doing at the peak of the world's tallest active volcano, where her body was found? How exactly did she die? Take part in a virtual autopsy, as we use cutting edge equipment and techniques to unravel the details about her life, the cause of her unnatural death, and the dark secrets about her lost civilization.

  • 2:00am

    Mighty Ships:

    USS Kentucky

    Soldiers inside the USS Kentucky, checking instruments

    The USS Kentucky is considered the U.S. Navy fleet's ultimate weapon of mass destruction. One of the biggest submarines ever built, she can launch a devastating nuclear attack on any country in the world. But she was designed to prevent wars, not start them. This sizeable but silent 18,000-ton beast carries 24 Trident missiles, each one 80 times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Until now, no civilian film crew has ever joined her on a mission. Where she's going is classified, but you're invited to come along for the ride on this top-secret patrol in the deep waters of the Pacific Ocean.

  • 3:00am

    Mighty Ships:

    MV Solitaire

    The MV Solitaire, a ship

    Set sail on Solitaire, the largest pipe-laying ship in the world. Join a crew of 420 mariners and welders as they take on the most challenging job they've ever faced. The crew will lower 7.5 miles of natural gas pipeline into the cold Norwegian Sea, onto a seabed strewn with giant boulders and steep drops. Solitaire was custom-made for the job, but can she deliver against a tight deadline and an impending storm? Be there for the action as her world-class reputation is put to the test.

  • 4:00am

    The Real Story:

    Indiana Jones

    Silhouette of Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford)

    Just who was the real Indiana Jones? Indy's creators George Lucas and Steven Spielberg say the inspiration for the whip-cracking adventurer came from the explorers featured in 1930s and 40s movie serials. In turn, many writers of these serials say their inspiration came from the real-life adventures of Roy Chapman Andrews. Another source for the Indy legend is the German scholar and Grail-hunter, Otto Rahn. Both embody the spirit of Indiana Jones, and lived real lives of scholarship, exploration and danger.

  • 5:00am

    The Real Story:

    Jaws

    Great white shark

    You're 30 times more likely to be hit by lightening than attacked by a shark. Dog bites and bee stings cause more fatalities, so, why are we so terrified of these demons of the deep? Blame "Jaws." The Steven Spielberg classic terrified millions in 1975, and decades later, the film still has teeth. But could a Great White really be a serial killer? We interview marine biologists and shark experts for answers. We also relive a true tale of a man-eating monster that terrorized New Jersey in 1916, a story far scarier than anything on screen.