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  • 6:00am

    Africa's Predator Zones:

    Trenches

    Two East African rivers stand in the way of a massive migration. Over a million wildebeest and thousands of zebras will be forced to cross the Grumeti and Mara Rivers in order to complete their epic annual journey, and every crocodile knows it. Discover the very different hunting strategies crocs must use to attack their prey, based on the demands of the ever-changing waterscapes they live in. As trenches shift and levels fluctuate, see how these fierce reptiles adapt to the rivers' wild tempers to become ultimate predators.

  • 7:00am

    Africa's Predator Zones:

    Open Ground

    Clouds are forming over the dry plains of the Serengeti and the dinner bell is about to ring for the big cats of Ndutu. The wet season will attract more than a million wildebeest and thousands of zebras, but getting to them is never easy. The area is diverse, not just in prey, but terrain, and each battle zone comes with its own challenges, including steep inclines, maddening mud, and total exposure. See how a pride of lions and two cheetah families tailor their hunt to the landscape and use it to their deadly advantage.

  • 8:00am

    Mighty Ships:

    DSV Skandi Arctic

    The DSV Skandi Arctic, a ship

    Climb aboard the world's most advanced dive support vessel, the Skandi Arctic. Onboard, a crew of more than 90 life support supervisors will assist saturation divers hired to repair a gas pipeline on the floor of the icy North Sea. To prepare, the divers must live in a pressurized habitat aboard the ship before diving hundreds of feet below the surface in diving bells. For both the divers and the ship's crew, the mission is critical, the environment hostile, the technology space age, and the potential for disaster constant. Can they handle the pressure?

  • 9:00am

    Air Disasters:

    Fatal Distraction

    Worried male pilot and copilot trying to control aircraft

    It's December 1972 and 163 passengers are flying to Miami to ring in the New Year. Eastern Airlines Flight 401 is preparing to land when the nose gear indicator light fails to light up. The crew puts the plane on autopilot and investigates the bulb, unaware that they are slowly descending and heading straight for the Florida Everglades. Minutes later, aviation's first jumbo jet disaster occurs, and 99 lives are lost. Investigators determine that the plane was sound, and its autopilot was working, so why did it fall from the sky?

  • 10:00am

    Aerial America:

    South Carolina

    Charleston and Myrtle Beach

    The true spirit and rich history of the South are encapsulated in this first-class journey across the Palmetto State. From Fort Sumter, where the first shots of The War Between the States rang out, to Sullivan Island, the Ellis Island of Slaves, to the cypress swamp where freedom fighter Francis Marion helped turn the tide of the Revolutionary War. Take flight on a journey that showcases American history, pristine beaches, colorful cities, and wild spaces.

  • 11:00am

    Aerial America:

    Louisiana

    New Orleans at night, showing twin bridges over Mississippi River

    Visit the state where the Big Muddy comes to an end and the Big Easy comes to life. Louisiana is home to both great celebrations and great devastation. From cool jazz to hot cooking; from a vast paradise of wetlands to the giant industries endangering its fragile ecosystems, explore the stark contradictions of the Sugar State from soaring heights. Having survived natural and manmade disasters, Louisiana proves it has never lost its festive, fighting spirit.

  • 12:00pm

    The Real Story:

    The Exorcist

    Girl in bed being exorcised by a priest

    Perhaps the scariest part of "The Exorcist" is that it's not a work of complete fiction. We recount the 1949 exorcism of a young boy through reenactments and witness accounts. We also show how exorcism continues to this day and how neuroscientists' recent discoveries dispute this controversial, centuries-old ritual.

  • 1:00pm

    The Real Story:

    Scream

    Man in ski mask at night

    The slasher classic "Scream" reinvigorated the horror genre, creating a scary movie icon and launching a frightening film franchise. The gorefest may seem like Hollywood fiction, but it was actually inspired by a real-life killing spree that sent an idyllic Florida town into a panic. Uncover the terrifying true events behind the horror film as we investigate the parallels between the fictional serial killer and the real-life serial killer: The Gainesville Ripper.

  • 2:00pm

    The Vampire Princess

    Actor portraying vampire

    Picture a spectacular vampire attack at the tomb of an Austrian princess. A scene from Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series? No. It's the deleted opening to Bram Stoker's "Dracula," a horror classic that many experts believe was actually based on a woman. Archaeologists, historians, and forensic scientists revisit the days of vampire hysteria in the eighteenth century Czech Republic and re-open the unholy grave of dark princess Eleonore von Schwarzenberg. They uncover her story, once buried and long forgotten, now raised from the dead.

  • 3:00pm

    Hunt for the Double Eagle

    The 1933 Double Eagle

    The 1933 Double Eagle is more than just a rare coin. It's a lightening rod for history, greed and corruption. Never officially issued, the coin was slated for destruction after being minted, but some Double Eagles escaped the meltdown and immediately became the obsession of billionaires, kings and criminal investigators. Join us as we recreate the story of the world's most valuable coin, a journey that takes us to an Egyptian King's palace, a Secret Service sting operation and the most extraordinary auction of the century.

  • 4:00pm

    Lincoln's Last Day

    We all know the main story of Abraham Lincoln's death, how he was killed, where it took place, and who pulled the trigger. But what exactly happened during the last day of his life? Relive April 14, 1865, as we track the hours of the day that shocked the world, following both assassin and victim on separate paths that would ultimately converge at the Presidential Box at Ford's Theatre. We'll also look at the objects, like Lincoln's hat and John Wilkes Booth's gun, that witnessed the crime that changed the course of American history forever.

  • 5:00pm

    The Day Kennedy Died

    John and Jacqueline Kennedy at Love Field on the day of his assassination, November 22, 1963, with Governor John Connolly in the background

    The doctor who tried to save him. The Secret Service agent who was seconds too late. The man wrongly accused of his murder. And the woman who unwittingly sheltered an assassin. The death of JFK has inspired thousands of books and debates over the last 50 years, but the stories of the people there on that day have gone largely untold...until now. Experience November 22, 1963 as it has never been presented before, in this minute-by-minute account of that day, narrated by Academy Award-winner Kevin Spacey, and brought to life through rarely seen footage and rarely heard testimonies.

  • 7:00pm

    Museum Secrets Revealed:

    Tunisia

    Roman Amphitheatre with ruins © KENSINGTON COMMUNICATIONS INC.

    Visit the historically rich nation of Tunisia and enter the Bardo Museum. Here, thousands of artifacts from local excavations fill the halls. Dating from the Carthaginian, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman periods, each of these relics has a story to tell. Join us as we explore the world of gladiators, where fire catapults are tested for their killing power, and examine the truth behind an alleged dark ritual of child sacrifice. Then venture outside as we follow a Star Wars super-fan on his visit to the land where Luke Skywalker was raised.

  • 8:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Bad Attitude

    Airport investigators with flashlights looking at tarmac in darkness

    December 1999, just days before Christmas, Korean Air Cargo Flight 8509 crashes after takeoff. Experts quickly determine the cause of the disaster, but what they can't figure out is why no one aboard the plane did anything to stop it from happening. Join this baffling investigation as it shifts from a crash site examination to a lesson in Korean culture. The facts suggests the seeds of this deadly crash were actually sewn hundreds of years before the 747 even left the ground.

  • 9:00pm

    My Million Dollar Invention:

    The Little Guy

    They were little guys with big ideas, who started out with nothing, gave everything, and created something that changed the world, and their lives, forever. Discover the stories behind the inventions of the Lego brick, the intermittent windshield wiper, Madam C.J. Walker's hair supplies, and the smiley face. These incredible tales involve a child of slaves who defied prejudice, an engineer who fought a 30-year legal battle against the automotive industry, a designer who created a cultural icon for a $45 paycheck, and more.

  • 10:00pm

    Battle for the Atlantic:

    Wolfpack Rising

    Soldier with headphones reads instruments inside a submarine

    Winston Churchill said the only thing that frightened him during World War II was the U-boat peril, and for good reason. A mere 15 months into the war, fleets of the German subs, known as "wolfpacks," sink 2.5 million tons of shipping supplies from Canada, nearly starving Britain into submission. Surrender would mean Europe now belonged to Hitler. Relive these early days of this Atlantic struggle through the harrowing stories of German and British soldiers, and witness it all via stirring reenactments and explosive archival war footage.

  • 11:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Bad Attitude

    Airport investigators with flashlights looking at tarmac in darkness

    December 1999, just days before Christmas, Korean Air Cargo Flight 8509 crashes after takeoff. Experts quickly determine the cause of the disaster, but what they can't figure out is why no one aboard the plane did anything to stop it from happening. Join this baffling investigation as it shifts from a crash site examination to a lesson in Korean culture. The facts suggests the seeds of this deadly crash were actually sewn hundreds of years before the 747 even left the ground.

  • 12:00am

    My Million Dollar Invention:

    The Little Guy

    They were little guys with big ideas, who started out with nothing, gave everything, and created something that changed the world, and their lives, forever. Discover the stories behind the inventions of the Lego brick, the intermittent windshield wiper, Madam C.J. Walker's hair supplies, and the smiley face. These incredible tales involve a child of slaves who defied prejudice, an engineer who fought a 30-year legal battle against the automotive industry, a designer who created a cultural icon for a $45 paycheck, and more.

  • 1:00am

    Battle for the Atlantic:

    Wolfpack Rising

    Soldier with headphones reads instruments inside a submarine

    Winston Churchill said the only thing that frightened him during World War II was the U-boat peril, and for good reason. A mere 15 months into the war, fleets of the German subs, known as "wolfpacks," sink 2.5 million tons of shipping supplies from Canada, nearly starving Britain into submission. Surrender would mean Europe now belonged to Hitler. Relive these early days of this Atlantic struggle through the harrowing stories of German and British soldiers, and witness it all via stirring reenactments and explosive archival war footage.

  • 2:00am

    The Men Who Brought the Dawn

    Crewmen of the Enola Gay and Bockscar salute

    Their mission was to destroy two cities in Japan, and that is what they did. Fifty years after the atomic bomb missions over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, surviving crewmen of the Enola Gay and Bockscar speak out about those fateful days at the end of a terrible war and how the weight of their task changed them-and the world-forever. Hear the airmen's stories as only they can tell them, with interviews from the 50th reunion of the mission crews, rare archival footage, and invaluable personal recollections.

  • 3:00am

    Day of the Kamikaze

    Kamikaze pilot in airplane on runway

    Trace the origins of kamikaze battle, and relive two days of horror in 1945, when the Japanese launched "Operation Heaven" against the allied fleet in the Pacific. This award-winning documentary details the biggest and bloodiest suicide attack in history, with unforgettable footage and eyewitness accounts.

  • 4:30am

    Eyewitness Kamikaze

    Planes in flight

    At the end of World War II, the Japanese attempted to avoid defeat by deploying a terrible new strategy of mass suicide attacks. Japanese pilots hit more than 150 allied ships and killed more than four thousand sailors. For the young crewmen facing the almost daily onslaught of kamikaze attacks, it was an experience they would never forget. Hear the stories by the survivors themselves.

  • 4:30am

    Eyewitness Kamikaze

    Planes in flight

    At the end of World War II, the Japanese attempted to avoid defeat by deploying a terrible new strategy of mass suicide attacks. Japanese pilots hit more than 150 allied ships and killed more than four thousand sailors. For the young crewmen facing the almost daily onslaught of kamikaze attacks, it was an experience they would never forget. Hear the stories by the survivors themselves.

  • 5:30am

    Sky View:

    The Emerald Isle

    Green and rocky Irish coast

    Enjoy a scenic journey over Ireland's most stunning landmarks. Discover Donegal and its bay, and then journey to the impressive mountain of Ben Bulben. Finally, we visit a Bronze Age cemetery set on a hilltop of the Bricklieve Mountains, overlooking Lough Arrow.