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  • 6:00am

    Aerial America:

    California

    Stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway

    The Pacific Coast Highway of California offers spectacular views while traveling along the edge of American culture. Buckle up for a non-stop flight over the mansion William Randolph Hearst built, the town Clint Eastwood governed and the farmland where Marilyn Monroe once held the title of Miss Artichoke. We soar over beaches and wine country, across Big Sur redwoods, under the Golden Gate Bridge and into the heart and soul of this magnificent state.

  • 7:00am

    Aerial America:

    Oregon

    Smith Rock

    Individualistic, eccentric and freethinking: a mix that's intrinsically "Made in Oregon." These traits belong not just to the people of this diverse state, but also to the landscape itself. From Crater Lake to the High Cascades to the perilous Pacific coastline, this state is full of natural beauty. From Lewis and Clark's search for "land's end" to the thousands of emigrants who arrived via the Oregon Trail, the state has always attracted the adventurous type.

  • 8:00am

    Mighty Planes:

    C-2A Greyhound

    U.S. aircraft carriers all over the world rely on a quiet backstage hero: the C-2 Greyhound--one of the strongest most dependable transport Greyhounds of all time. This lifeline for the U.S. Navy transports high-priority cargo such as critical aircraft parts, passengers, and even the mail. But, it takes a very skilled pilot to land this massive plane on busy, rolling flight decks. Discover the training that goes into becoming such a pilot as we follow four students pushing themselves to the limit to join this elite group.

  • 9:00am

    Mighty Cruise Ships:

    Carnival Vista

    Sun reflecting off of the Carnival Vista cruise ship.

    Carnival Vista is the newest, largest ship to join Carnival Cruise Line, with 10 restaurants, an IMAX theater, a massive water park, and a crew of 1,400 ready to tend to the needs of its 4,600 passengers. But with a new ship comes growing pains, and on this 10-day voyage from Athens, Greece, to Barcelona, Spain, Vista's troubles begin from the very moment she leaves port. See how the captain and crew hustle to feed, move, entertain, and problem solve around the clock in order to meet their guests' great expectations aboard this mighty vessel.

  • 10:00am

    Combat Ships:

    War Beneath the Waves

    A docked submarine.

    It began with a barrel-shaped submersible that patrolled New York Harbor during the American Revolutionary War. Since then, the submarine has evolved into a vital weapon of war. Dive in as we track its history, from the 1775 Turtle to the 1879 Resurgam to the mighty German U-boats and nuclear subs of today. Rare archival footage, visits to surviving decommissioned subs, and interviews with crewmembers help explain how these machines became such a powerful symbol of naval supremacy.

  • 11:00am

    Aerial America:

    New Hampshire

    Portsmouth lighthouse

    Soar over the most independent-minded state in the Union: New Hampshire. Amid its mountains, rivers, and colonial villages exists a community of people who take their motto of "Live free or die" to heart. From an infamous poet who favored the road less traveled, to the founders of both the industrial and fast food revolutions, this state is brimming with free thinkers. Discover the sights and stories of the Granite State, from Concord to White Mountain State Park and beyond.

  • 12:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Soccer Tragedy

    LaMia Flight 2933, carrying Brazil's Chapecoense soccer team, is approaching Medellin, Colombia to play for the prestigious Copa Sudamericana championship when its crew suddenly declares a fuel emergency. Before air traffic control can clear a path, the plane loses power and crashes to the ground, killing all but seven passengers. Investigators discover no leaks and are mystified over how the experienced pilots could fly a plane with an insufficient amount of fuel. As they pore over the evidence, they ultimately uncover a deadly gamble.

  • 1:00pm

    Air Warriors:

    P-38 Lightning

    It was one of the most unique and deadly warplanes of World War II, with devastating agility and unmatched speeds of over 400 mph. But before the P-38 Lightning seized control of the air from the Japanese and the Germans, some of its pilots were forced to learn on the job. Follow its dogfighting journey, from Alaska to Africa and from Berlin to Tokyo, as the Lightning earned its name, blazing into battle and delivering a killer strike into the hearts of its enemies.

  • 2:00pm

    The Pacific War in Color:

    The Enemy Underground

    General Douglas MacArthur during the Pacific War.

    After a disastrous start, Admiral Chester Nimitz's island-hopping campaign across the Central Pacific has gained momentum and led his men to their largest and most important target yet: Saipan in the Mariana Islands. The nearly month-long battle on this island featured mountain sieges, Banzai attacks, white-knuckled dogfights, and escalating tensions between the U.S. Army and Marines. Color combat footage and testimony from the soldiers who were there bring this seminal moment of the Pacific War to life.

  • 3:00pm

    An American Aristocrat's Guide to Great Estates:

    Holdenby House

    Holdenby House in Northamptonshire was once one of the largest palaces in England and was also a prison for King Charles I in the mid-1600s. Today, it's the home of James and Karen Lowther, who over the years have invested millions on restoring it to its former glory and preserving it for future generations. Julie Montagu, Viscountess Hinchingbrooke visits the 2,000-acre estate and 75-room country house, where she gets a lesson in music, falconry, and how to keep an aging home aesthetically pleasing and profitable.

  • 4:00pm

    Inside Windsor Castle:

    Tragedy and Triumph

    Woman looks out of a window at Windsor Castle. Red Planet Pictures

    The 1990s would be the toughest decade of Queen Elizabeth II's reign, marked by the worst disaster in Windsor Castle's 1,000-year history plus a series of scandals that would rock the Royal Family. Join us as we look at the 1992 fire that ripped through the castle on the day of the Queen's 45th wedding anniversary and the public backlash over who should pay for the restoration. Then see how the Queen responded to the criticism, as well as a string of family scandals and tragedies, to rebuild both the castle and the reputation of the monarchy.

  • 5:00pm

    Secrets:

    Great Pyramid

    The pyramids of Giza with the city in the foreground. © Georgia Braham

    The Great Pyramid of 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.

  • 6:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Fire On Board

    When a fire breaks out on a plane, an emergency situation can escalate to a deadly disaster in seconds. In Manchester, a holiday flight bursts into flames before leaving the runway. A joyous return home to Nigeria from Saudi Arabia turns tragic when smoke overtakes the aircraft. And small batteries in the cargo hold create a massive blaze aboard a UPS jet. Revisit the final moments of these tragic flights and see how the crashes led to major changes in the aviation industry to make flying safer.

  • 7:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Deadly Inclination

    A DC-9 lines up for a nighttime landing at Zurich's Kloten Airport. Although the pilots can't see the runway, their navigation instruments indicate the plane is locked onto the proper signal from the airport. But the equipment is wrong. The plane is actually flying more than a thousand feet lower than it should. Discover the series of errors that caused Alitalia Flight 404 to plow into the ground six miles short of its destination.

  • 8:00pm

    Mystic Britain:

    Hadrian's Mystic Wall

    At the start of the first millennium, the Roman Empire invaded Britain with an army that was organized and armed to the teeth with modern weapons. But they feared the ancient Brits were magical savage cannibals, and so they built a barrier that separated the docile south from these mystical northern natives: Hadrian's Wall. Visit the empire's most impressive legacy in Britain, which still stands today, and discover its surprising carvings, used to enhance Rome's performance during this epic, supernatural battle.

  • 9:00pm

    Secrets Unlocked:

    Grave of the Vikings

    In November 2012, in the small town of Fregerslev, Denmark, a discovery was made at a construction site that stunned the archaeological world. Hundreds of exquisitely decorated pieces from a thousand-year-old horse's bridle. Forensic analysis pointed to this being the resting place of an eminent Viking warrior during a crucial point in history. Join the excavation as a team of scientists attempts to reveal the secrets of a tomb full of golden riches, a missing body, and evidence of the beginning of the end of the Viking Age.

  • 9:30pm

    Secrets Unlocked:

    A Viking Map?

    According to many experts, the Vinland map was created 50 years before Christopher Columbus sailed west, but amazingly, it features the coast of North America. If it's authentic, it would rewrite history as we know it. Join the investigation as our experts look for clues in the fabric of the map. They'll test a theory that the document is based on Viking maps created centuries before Columbus was born, and they'll name a 1930s scholar who some claim faked the whole thing. Finally, we reveal the true story, thanks to a stunning 2018 discovery.

  • 10:00pm

    Aerial America:

    New England

    Portland Head Light and Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

    The rich history of American independence rings out from just about every corner of New England, from the Massachusetts harbors where early rebellions triggered a revolution to the rocky peaks where freedom soars today. From the air, there's no end to the wonders of this northeastern region. Take a sky-high journey with us as we capture the pristine lakes on Maine's northern border, the rocky shores of Connecticut's stunning coast, the fall colors that blanket the mountains of Vermont, and beyond.

  • 11:00pm

    COVID: Our Lockdown in Shanghai

    As the Coronavirus bursts into the world's consciousness, follow the residents of one apartment building in Shanghai as they face a daunting new reality. Join filmmaker Yu Kung and his wife Crystal Liu as they document tales of their neighbors: a doctor risking her life every day; a family trying to keep its wedding-dress business afloat; a self-described workaholic lawyer reconnecting with his young son at home. This firsthand look captures an unprecedented pandemic, fueling anxiety, uncertainty, but also unexpected, life-affirming moments.

  • 12:00am

    Secrets Unlocked:

    Grave of the Vikings

    In November 2012, in the small town of Fregerslev, Denmark, a discovery was made at a construction site that stunned the archaeological world. Hundreds of exquisitely decorated pieces from a thousand-year-old horse's bridle. Forensic analysis pointed to this being the resting place of an eminent Viking warrior during a crucial point in history. Join the excavation as a team of scientists attempts to reveal the secrets of a tomb full of golden riches, a missing body, and evidence of the beginning of the end of the Viking Age.

  • 12:30am

    Secrets Unlocked:

    A Viking Map?

    According to many experts, the Vinland map was created 50 years before Christopher Columbus sailed west, but amazingly, it features the coast of North America. If it's authentic, it would rewrite history as we know it. Join the investigation as our experts look for clues in the fabric of the map. They'll test a theory that the document is based on Viking maps created centuries before Columbus was born, and they'll name a 1930s scholar who some claim faked the whole thing. Finally, we reveal the true story, thanks to a stunning 2018 discovery.

  • 1:00am

    Aerial America:

    New England

    Portland Head Light and Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

    The rich history of American independence rings out from just about every corner of New England, from the Massachusetts harbors where early rebellions triggered a revolution to the rocky peaks where freedom soars today. From the air, there's no end to the wonders of this northeastern region. Take a sky-high journey with us as we capture the pristine lakes on Maine's northern border, the rocky shores of Connecticut's stunning coast, the fall colors that blanket the mountains of Vermont, and beyond.

  • 2:00am

    Air Disasters:

    Communication Breakdown

    Some of the deadliest air disasters in history have been caused by simple miscommunications. A tiny error in the cockpit brings tragedy to Quincy Airport in Illinois. A moment of confusion turns a routine flight in Sumatra into chaos. And a runway mix-up on the island of Tenerife sends two jumbo jets on a collision course. Watch these disasters unfold and see how safety investigators responded to prevent human misunderstandings from triggering future catastrophes.

  • 3:00am

    Air Disasters:

    Fatal Friction

    Passengers place their lives in the hands of pilots on every flight. While pilots are highly trained to handle a wide variety of emergencies, it is often personal problems like impatience, arrogance, and incompetence that can lead to tragedy. Witness three air disasters caused by human flaws and tension in the cockpit, including the 1972 crash of a British Trident, a Minnesota commuter plane that slammed into a hillside, and a Colorado flight doomed by a hungover captain.

  • 4:00am

    Air Disasters:

    Hero Pilots

    An airliner leaving LaGuardia Airport in New York is crippled after flying through a flock of birds. A Canadian flight crew faces disaster when their Boeing 767 loses power and becomes a very large and heavy glider. A violent thunderstorm wreaks havoc on a Boeing 737 flying over the Gulf of Mexico. These three crises would have led to fatal accidents if it weren't for the heroic efforts of the pilots in the cockpit. Witness some of the most remarkable landings in the history of commercial aviation and meet the pilots who pulled them off.

  • 5:00am

    Air Disasters:

    No Control

    Some of aviation's worst disasters involved the world's most advanced passenger planes. Often, the calamities are caused by a breakdown in trust between the pilots and their highly automated aircraft, turning the cockpit into a struggle of pilot versus machine. Investigate three crashes where experienced pilots lost control of their high-tech planes, including a commercial jet crash that went down at an air show, an Airbus A320 flight test gone wrong, and a modern airliner that dropped from the sky and slammed into the Atlantic.

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