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  • 6:00am

    Mighty Ships:

    Norwegian Breakaway - The Build

    Three times the size of the Titanic, the mega cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway is the largest vessel ever to call New York City home. And the challenges involved in her construction were equally massive. Go behind the scenes for a rare, exclusive look at the building of this Mighty Ship, as Germany's Meyer-Werft Shipyard takes on their biggest and fastest build ever. With only 18 months to complete the job, and ticket sales for the maiden voyage already going fast, the high-stakes race is on for Breakaway to sail into ship-building history.

  • 7:00am

    Mighty Ships:

    Norwegian Breakaway - The Voyage

    More than a luxury hotel at sea, Norwegian Breakaway is a floating city, with a whopping 29 restaurants, 22 bars and lounges, a Vegas-style casino, and a full-scale theater bigger than some Broadway venues. She was built faster than any other cruise ship in history, and she's about to cast off on her first journey straight into a North Atlantic tempest. Hop aboard this mega cruiser on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, the same route Titanic sailed in 1912, only with much worse weather.

  • 8:00am

    Mighty Ships:

    HDMS Absalon

    The HDMS Absalon, an aircraft carrier

    Somali pirates are running rampant in the Gulf of Aden, the busiest shipping lane on Earth. They are fearless, reckless, and ruthless, attacking ships and capturing crews for ransom. Leading the international fight to stop them is HDMS Absalon, one of the most modern warships on the high seas. She is sleek and stealthy, equipped with missiles, torpedoes, an attack helicopter, and a squad of Special Forces. The stage is set for high seas action and adventure, and we place you right in the thick of it.

  • 9:00am

    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.

  • 10:00am

    Oasis Earth

    View of earth and space shuttle from space

    It takes a special person to sit on six million pounds of fuel and blast into space at 17,000 MPH. Join the crew of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, six highly trained astronauts on a mission to produce the most detailed 3D images of Earth, using a specially modified radar system. Witness what it's like to fly over Australian deserts, Caribbean islands, and African jungles in a matter of minutes, and see how this unique vantage point details not only Earth's beauty, but its frailty as well.

  • 11:00am

    Nature Shock:

    Elephant Murder Mystery

    Close up of African elephant's head, showing tusk © Tigress Productions and SNI/SI Networks L.L.C

    Game wardens at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in South India are horror-stricken when they discover dead female elephants littering the once peaceful 350-square-mile block of land. The cause of death isn't clear: one has a mutilated trunk, two have head injuries, and one has a shattered jaw. Local conservationists are forced to become investigators, but they are running out of possible explanations for these mystifying deaths. Can they track down who or what is killing these gentle giants?

  • 12:00pm

    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.

  • 1:00pm

    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.

  • 2:00pm

    The King's Skeleton: Richard III Revealed

    Painting of King Richard III National Portrait Gallery, London

    It took more than 500 years to find the remains of King Richard III, and for those who discovered him, the months spent proving his identity felt just as long. This is the inside story of the 2012 unearthing of Britain's much-maligned monarch. Follow the remarkable story from the history-making excavation of a city parking lot, to the battery of tests that followed. From skeletal analysis, to CT scans, to DNA profiling, join scientists as they unlock the skeleton's secrets and confirm the true identity. The clues they discover may reveal what really happened in the King's final, grisly moments

  • 3:30pm

    Mystery Files:

    Hitler

    Nazi soldiers seated, one reading a book

    On October 14th, 1918, Private Adolf Hitler suffers a poison gas attack in the trenches of the Western Front. Blinded, he is taken to a psychiatric military hospital, where he makes a fateful decision: to go into politics. Scholars and military psychologists now believe that this, and all of Hitler's future decisions, were colored by the traumatic experience. By using the latest neurological research on shellshock victims and exploring a top-secret American report, we examine how this quiet soldier transformed into a monster.

  • 4:00pm

    World War II Spy School

    © Yap Camp X Productions Inc.

    Before there was the CIA, there was the OSS, a top-secret spy agency hatched by Roosevelt and Churchill in the darkest hours of World War II. The goal: help Britain get back into occupied territory by building an army of highly trained super spies. Discover the origins of modern espionage at Camp X, the first secret agent training school in North America, and pore over the manual that served as its bible. Through declassified items and firsthand accounts, we reveal the untold stories behind the covert war in history's largest conflict.

  • 5:00pm

    Mussolini in Color:

    Sword of Fascism

    Man saluting with one black shirt and several men in suits in foreground

    Benito Mussolini's rise to power from revered activist to fascist dictator was swift. Along the way, the Pope praised him and Winston Churchill deemed him a "Roman Genius." Before the world knew it, he had taken complete and total power over Italy. The question became: What would he do with this power? The answer would shake the world. Witness the untold story of Mussolini's early years, presented in color for the first time.

  • 6:00pm

    Mussolini in Color:

    Scourge of Fascism

    Italian troops saluting Mussolini

    At the pinnacle of his dictatorial power, Benito Mussolini bent institutions, individuals and even his own family to his will. But an unholy alliance with Adolf Hitler would eventually lead to military failures and a shameful death. Based on letters, diaries, police reports, telephone taps, secret memos and expert interviews, this comprehensive and dramatic portrait reveals how the Iron Dictator became Hitler's political puppet and suffered a tragic downfall of Shakespearean intensity.

  • 7:00pm

    Museum Secrets Revealed:

    Uffizi Gallery, Florence

    Italy's Uffizi Gallery Painting by Michelangelo Merisi Caravaggio - The Head of Medusa © KENSINGTON COMMUNICATIONS INC.

    Inside Italy's Uffizi Gallery, dark secrets reside amongst the works of the greatest masters of the Renaissance. Join us as we tour one of the oldest art museums in the western world and travel back to a time when Florence was a city rife with intrigue and crime. We'll explore the days of the Mafia in the 15th Century, made famous in the video game Assassin's Creed. We'll follow an artist's path to insanity, perhaps caused by the lead in his paints, and we'll see if Hitler's soft spot for art is the reason the gallery still exists today.

  • 8:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Pilot vs Plane

    French investigators sifting through the rubble of Air France Flight 296

    It was supposed to be the pride of France but the Airbus A320 would become a national embarrassment after crashing at an airshow on its maiden passenger flight. Investigators are under heavy pressure to determine why the world's most sophisticated passenger jet failed. The conclusion they reach is a controversial one, and remains so to this day. Revisit the 1988 crash of Air France Flight 296, and see how hasty planning, a risky flight maneuver, and a high-tech computer designed to ensure a plane's safety, all contributed to the tragic accident.

  • 9:00pm

    Boomtowners:

    Wake Up the Devil

    Meet some of the men and women from across America who have left their old lives behind for new opportunities in the oil-rich Bakken. The transition hasn't been easy. Follow trucker Ben Moorhead, whose 14-hour day begins at 2AM, and Pastor Sean Banks, who works in the oilfields to make ends meet. Life in this boomtown is no easier for longtime residents, as Judge Greg Mohr deals with a surging crime rate, and gun-toting Sandi Beagle Angel tries to preserve the land she loves.

  • 10:00pm

    Aerial America:

    Washington, DC

    Washington Monument at dusk

    Washington, DC, does not boast towering buildings, but its skyline still inspires awe through its history, purpose, and what happens inside its walls. Explore the Nation's Capital from above as we swoop over its monuments, memorials, historic neighborhoods, and beckoning waters. We celebrate a city of stately American symbols and turbulent history, including scandals, protests, assassinations, and battles that rocked it to its core. But through it all, D.C. has survived and thrived, proving itself a city worthy of the nation it represents.

  • 11:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Pilot vs Plane

    French investigators sifting through the rubble of Air France Flight 296

    It was supposed to be the pride of France but the Airbus A320 would become a national embarrassment after crashing at an airshow on its maiden passenger flight. Investigators are under heavy pressure to determine why the world's most sophisticated passenger jet failed. The conclusion they reach is a controversial one, and remains so to this day. Revisit the 1988 crash of Air France Flight 296, and see how hasty planning, a risky flight maneuver, and a high-tech computer designed to ensure a plane's safety, all contributed to the tragic accident.

  • 12:00am

    Boomtowners:

    Wake Up the Devil

    Meet some of the men and women from across America who have left their old lives behind for new opportunities in the oil-rich Bakken. The transition hasn't been easy. Follow trucker Ben Moorhead, whose 14-hour day begins at 2AM, and Pastor Sean Banks, who works in the oilfields to make ends meet. Life in this boomtown is no easier for longtime residents, as Judge Greg Mohr deals with a surging crime rate, and gun-toting Sandi Beagle Angel tries to preserve the land she loves.

  • 1:00am

    Aerial America:

    Washington, DC

    Washington Monument at dusk

    Washington, DC, does not boast towering buildings, but its skyline still inspires awe through its history, purpose, and what happens inside its walls. Explore the Nation's Capital from above as we swoop over its monuments, memorials, historic neighborhoods, and beckoning waters. We celebrate a city of stately American symbols and turbulent history, including scandals, protests, assassinations, and battles that rocked it to its core. But through it all, D.C. has survived and thrived, proving itself a city worthy of the nation it represents.

  • 2:00am

    White House Revealed

    White house with red flowers

    The people who help run the world's most famous home are anonymous to the public, but the presidents know their names. From the devoted doormen to the butlers, plumbers, chefs, housekeepers, engineers, and florists, we meet the dedicated individuals who serve president after president inside one of the most powerful houses in the world.

  • 3:00am

    United States of Drinking

    What a civilization imbibes can reveal a lot about who they are and the world that they live in. Those who built the pyramids preferred beer, and ancient Rome loved its wine, but what's the preferred alcoholic beverage in the US and what does it say about America? Join food writer Josh Ozersky on an illuminating journey as he makes moonshine, meets a microbrewery's chemist, visits an award-winning vineyard and samples the infinite possibilities of the cocktail bar, all in the name of science.

  • 4:00am

    America's Greatest Monuments

    Jefferson memorial and its reflection

    They are studied in school and visited by millions. They are world-renowned symbols of our nation. But they are also shrouded in misinformation, mystery, and mythology. How much do we really know about America's greatest monuments? From war memorials, to monuments honoring America's founding fathers, to Arlington's eternal flame, these soaring tributes in stone, steel, soil, and sky have amazing stories to tell. They are a permanent record of our nation's history and our evolution into the world's greatest democracy-a country of the people.

  • 5:00am

    A Star-Spangled Story: Battle for America

    American flag in the wind with two soldiers with fixed bayonets

    "The Star-Spangled Banner" is known by all, treasured for its powerful melody and stirring lyrics. And yet, only about 40% of U.S. citizens know all the words. And even fewer know their meaning. Join us as we travel back to 1814, when Washington D.C. was under British attack during the "Second War of Independence," and the very bricks and mortar of American democracy were reduced to smoking rubble. We examine the battle that inspired witness Francis Scott Key to immortalize its final moments, then reveal how his poem transformed into an anthem.