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  • 6:00am

    Aerial America:

    Connecticut

    Spire surrounded by autumnal foliage in Connecticut

    From sleeping giants to Captain Kidd's buried treasure, Connecticut isn't as quaint as you think. Join us on an aerial journey across a state rich in Native American legends, colonial history, and good old New England charm. This is where Mark Twain created some of fiction's greatest characters and where Benedict Arnold committed America's greatest act of treason. Savor the state's coastal blue waters and mountains ablaze with autumn colors, from a bird's-eye view.

  • 7:00am

    Aerial America:

    Florida

    View of Miami

    Explore the grassy waters, sandy shores, and intriguing history of Florida. From big orange groves to Little Havana, from launching rockets to hanging chads, the Sunshine State offers spectacular views and seminal moments that are uniquely its own. Soar over the metropolis of Miami and the spring break mecca: Panama City. This is a first-class Floridian vacation, and you have a window seat!

  • 8:00am

    Pompeii: The Dead Speak

    Plaster casts of Pompeii citizens killed in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

    When Mount Vesuvius obliterated the city of Pompeii in 79 A.D., it preserved the bodies of about 2,000 victims, freezing them in their final moments. But who were these fated ancient Romans? To find out, forensic scientists will take CT scans and digital X-rays to reveal who these people were and how they lived before the eruption 1,700 years ago. Meanwhile, a team of architects and archaeologists will conduct traditional digs and use modern 3D mapping to reveal new evidence and dispel old myths about this doomed city.

  • 10:00am

    Secrets:

    Gangs of Pompeii

    The ancient Roman city of Pompeii is best known for the volcanic eruption that both buried and preserved it. Now, experts are reexamining a 2,000-year-old crime scene that suggests this was a city where the fear of death loomed long before Mount Vesuvius covered it in ash. Delve into a world of lawlessness, political intrigue, and underworld godfathers.

  • 11:00am

    Aerial America:

    Connecticut

    Spire surrounded by autumnal foliage in Connecticut

    From sleeping giants to Captain Kidd's buried treasure, Connecticut isn't as quaint as you think. Join us on an aerial journey across a state rich in Native American legends, colonial history, and good old New England charm. This is where Mark Twain created some of fiction's greatest characters and where Benedict Arnold committed America's greatest act of treason. Savor the state's coastal blue waters and mountains ablaze with autumn colors, from a bird's-eye view.

  • 12:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Deadly Detail

    Man comparing two bolts.

    The chances of a catastrophic event happening after a plane parks are nearly nonexistent, which is why the incident aboard China Airlines Flight 120 was so baffling to investigators. The plane's engines were switched off. The passengers were lining up to debark. Then within seconds, the aircraft was engulfed in flames. What caused the sudden inferno that sent panicked passengers scrambling for their lives? Discover the tiny failure that endangered not only this flight and its passengers, but air travelers around the world.

  • 1:00pm

    Air Warriors:

    F-4 Phantom

    It's called Double Ugly, the Rhino, and MiG Killer, but to the Navy, Air Force, Marines, and even NASA, the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom is known for being one of the greatest frontline fighters of all time. Witness the remarkable story of an aircraft that was built for the Cold War, chased rockets to advance the Space Race, and transformed itself to serve in Vietnam and Iraq. It's a tale that spans six decades, beginning with a supersonic bang and ending in a blaze of glory.

  • 2:00pm

    Carriers at War:

    USS Ford

    Air traffic controller aboard USS Gerald R. Ford points the way for an incoming plane. PO2 Ruben Reed

    Meet the latest U.S. Navy supercarrier to be welcomed into the fleet: USS Gerald R. Ford, the most advanced warship ever built. This state-of-the-art, $14 billion behemoth was built to meet the demands of 21st century warfare, with new features and a new look--it's the first new carrier design in over 40 years. Get an inside look at the ship's 13-year journey, from her construction at Newport News Shipbuilding to a technical snag that put the entire program at risk.

  • 3:00pm

    Alaska Aircrash Investigations:

    Lost Over the Inlet

    Man in a forklift moving a crashed plane onto the flatbed of a truck.

    A brother's trip to celebrate his sister's wedding reception turns tragic when his monoplane goes down just two miles from its destination. Making matters worse, his plane crashes into the Knik Arm, a treacherous inland waterway near Anchorage, with extreme tides and frigid water temperatures. Before the NTSB Alaska Regional Office can determine what went wrong, searchers must find the airplane's wreckage. Join the investigation as detectives and Alaska state troopers work together to assemble the pieces of a celebratory occasion went wrong.

  • 4:00pm

    The Pacific War in Color:

    Fire From The Sky

    Colorized image of a B-29 plane flying during World War II.

    Japan feels the pressure coming from all fronts in 1945--ships from the sea, boots on the ground, and fire from the sky. The Japanese Empire has been weakened, but there is no sign of surrender. Through rarely seen color combat footage and frontline stories, witness the American invasions of Peleliu, the Philippines, and Iwo Jima, in addition to the war's first organized kamikaze attacks and the deadly raid on Tokyo.

  • 5:00pm

    Secrets:

    The Sphinx

    Close up: 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.

  • 6:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Terror in San Francisco

    NTSB investigator making notes on a clear board.

    It's July 6th, 2013, and Asiana Airlines Flight 214 nears the end of an overnight trip from Seoul to San Francisco. It's a perfect day for flying, but as the pilots prepare for landing, something goes horribly wrong. The aircraft comes in too low and slams into the seawall at the edge of the runway before careening across the tarmac. Eyewitness videos capture the dramatic scene as hundreds of passengers appear from the smoking fuselage. Join the investigation as air safety experts attempt to figure out what exactly doomed the Boeing 777.

  • 7:00pm

    The Battle of Normandy: 85 Days in Hell

    NARA / T2MP / ARCHIVES DE GUERRE

    On the morning of June 6, 1944, thousands of ships reached the French coast of Normandy as part of an Allied operation to take back France from the Germans. For the next 85 days, U.S., British, and Canadian soldiers engaged in conflicts of unimaginable violence, conquering and liberating the region's cities, but at the cost of hundreds of thousands of lives. From the D-Day invasion to the final Nazi surrender in Argentan, this is the definitive story of the three-month Battle of Normandy as it's never been seen before.

  • 8:00pm

    Britain in Color:

    Churchill

    Alamy

    In a career that spanned 54 years, Winston Churchill served as Home Secretary, First Lord of the Admiralty, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Prime Minister of Britain. Over the decades, he made catastrophic blunders, but in England's moment of deepest need, he boosted morale, led them to victory, and cemented his place in the nation's heart. Through colorized movies and never-before-seen archival footage, we present an intimate portrait of this military tactician, maverick politician, and revered global statesman.

  • 9:00pm

    America in Color:

    Alaska

    Alamy

    At the dawn of the 20th century, most Americans think of Alaska as an icy unpopulated wilderness, but one event will change everything: the Klondike Gold Rush of 1896. Through remastered and colorized news footage and home movies, witness Alaska's evolution from a frozen wasteland at the edge of the world to the 49th state to join the Union. From boomtowns to volcanic blasts to Japanese invasions, this is the story of America's last frontier as you have never seen it before.

  • 10:00pm

    Atomic Age Declassified:

    Born with the Bomb

    Ken Hackman

    The bombing of Japan, the Soviet's "First Lightning" test, and America's H-bomb detonations were powerful signs that the Nuclear Age was upon us. But as recently declassified files reveal, explosive events were also carried out in secret. Discover how far the U.S. government went to protect its Cold War intel and how close the world came to total annihilation. From the framing of Ethel Rosenberg to radiation experiments on unsuspecting civilians, this is a grim look at the quieter side of the Atomic Age.

  • 11:00pm

    Britain in Color:

    Churchill

    Alamy

    In a career that spanned 54 years, Winston Churchill served as Home Secretary, First Lord of the Admiralty, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Prime Minister of Britain. Over the decades, he made catastrophic blunders, but in England's moment of deepest need, he boosted morale, led them to victory, and cemented his place in the nation's heart. Through colorized movies and never-before-seen archival footage, we present an intimate portrait of this military tactician, maverick politician, and revered global statesman.

  • 12:00am

    America in Color:

    Alaska

    Alamy

    At the dawn of the 20th century, most Americans think of Alaska as an icy unpopulated wilderness, but one event will change everything: the Klondike Gold Rush of 1896. Through remastered and colorized news footage and home movies, witness Alaska's evolution from a frozen wasteland at the edge of the world to the 49th state to join the Union. From boomtowns to volcanic blasts to Japanese invasions, this is the story of America's last frontier as you have never seen it before.

  • 1:00am

    Atomic Age Declassified:

    Born with the Bomb

    Ken Hackman

    The bombing of Japan, the Soviet's "First Lightning" test, and America's H-bomb detonations were powerful signs that the Nuclear Age was upon us. But as recently declassified files reveal, explosive events were also carried out in secret. Discover how far the U.S. government went to protect its Cold War intel and how close the world came to total annihilation. From the framing of Ethel Rosenberg to radiation experiments on unsuspecting civilians, this is a grim look at the quieter side of the Atomic Age.

  • 2:00am

    Hell Below:

    The Wolfpack

    German U-boat commander Otto Kretschmer staying calm under siege by reading a book.

    The wolfpack tactic was made famous by Admiral Karl Donitz, Hitler's mastermind of submariners. His strategy: to send teams of U-boats to bear against the convoys of ships heading from Canada to Britain, cut maritime lifelines, and starve the enemy into defeat. Take a deep dive into the North Atlantic as we go above and below sea level to relive one of the first attacks of Donitz's lethal subs in 1940, headed by leader of the pack Commander Otto Kretschmer. Then follow Britain's war strategists as they race to combat this new deadly attack.

  • 3:00am

    Hell Below:

    Hitler's Revenge

    Sailor aboard the German submarine U-123 looking sternly to his right.

    Just one month after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, another enemy brought World War II to American shores, not through the air but beneath the sea. This is the story of Operation Drumbeat, German Admiral Karl Donitz's campaign to send U-boats to the doorstep of the U.S. and attack Allied merchant shipping from Newfoundland to North Carolina. Through archival war footage and military expert testimony, we reveal how the Nazis managed to hammer our coast again and again and why the U.S. Navy was unable to stop them.

  • 4:00am

    Battle at Sea: Jutland

    A World War I naval destroyer during the Battle of Jutland.

    Off the coast of Denmark's Jutland Peninsula in 1916, a fleet battle between British and German warships left thousands dead and destroyed the reputation of British Admiral John Jellicoe. But was he really to blame for all that went wrong or was he actually part of a smear campaign? A century later, his grandson joins a scientific expedition in hopes of setting the record straight. Watch as they scan the battle zone in forensic detail, find the ships that were lost, and reveal shocking truths about WWI's largest battle at sea.

  • 5:00am

    My Journey with a Polar Bear

    Asgeir Helgestad/www.articlight.com

    For four years, Asgeir Helgestad, a Norwegian wildlife filmmaker, has followed a beautiful polar bear mother named Frost in her home on Svalbard, a group of islands in the Arctic Ocean. Rising temperatures are causing dramatic changes in her ecosystem, leading to desperate struggles to find food for herself and her young cubs. Follow this tale of man and beast, hope and despair, and life and death in a land disappearing before their eyes.

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