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  • 6:00am

    Aerial America:

    Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania Dutch Farmland

    This thrilling ride over the Keystone State takes you over large cities and across small towns, where tradition thrives, Nittany Lions roar, and freedom rings. It's where the first football game was played and the bloodiest Civil War battle was fought. Where American Independence began and America's westward expansion commenced. Whether you prefer cheesesteak or chocolate, Andy Warhol or Rocky Balboa, this aerial tour of Pennsylvania has something for everyone!

  • 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

    Mighty Ships:

    Yasin Bey

    Part ship, part power plant, Yasin Bey is an all-important vessel to towns and cities in desperate need of an electrical boost. Follow her on her maiden voyage--a four-week trip from Istanbul to the power-strapped island of Ambon in Indonesia. For the next five years, Yasin Bey will remain secured offshore, promising reliable electricity for the people of the island, but not before a series of major hurdles threaten to short-out this mission before it even begins.

  • 9:00am

    Mighty Ships:

    MSC Oscar

    In the world of ships, they don't come much bigger than container ship MSC Oscar. At nearly 1,300 feet long and 200 feet wide, she can transport almost 20,000 crates of cargo. There's no other efficient way to transport goods around the globe. Join her on her latest mission, a 30-day, 12,000-mile voyage from China to Malaysia to Germany, and meet the skilled crew, engineers, and operators who keep these containers moving on and off Oscar and across the globe, 24/7.

  • 10:00am

    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.

  • 11:00am

    Aerial America:

    Nebraska

    Dirt houses with grass roofs

    This is a land of bold landscapes and brave history. It's where uninhabitable desert plains have been transformed into cornfields and cattle ranges that feed America. Soar above this agricultural powerhouse as we explore the Cornhusker State's vast farms, towering spires, desolate badlands, and gleaming cities. We also celebrate Johnny Carson, Warren Buffet, Carhenge, the College World Series, and other great figures, landmarks, and pastimes that call Nebraska home.

  • 12:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Mayday Munich

    Crash investigator in fedora checks icy airplane wing

    Disaster strikes a Munich airport and rocks the sports world when a charter aircraft carrying the Manchester United soccer team crashes during take-off, killing eight players. Soon after the 1958 accident, a dispute pits German examiners against the plane's pilot, a celebrated RAF captain. Revisit the crash of BEA Flight 609 as investigators try to determine if it was an icy wing or a slushy runway that brought the plane and its pilot's career to a bitter end.

  • 1:00pm

    V2: Nazi Rocket

    Perspective of a Nazi soldier reviewing a passport while holding a man at gunpoint.

    The Nazis knew it was their last chance. The British knew it was the deadliest threat they'd ever face. And the Americans knew it could fall into the wrong hands. The V2 rocket quickly became Hitler's greatest deadly weapon and beacon of hope to turn the course of World War II in his favor. Watch Nazi Germany's desperate attempt at victory as the Allies race to stop them and see how the V2 miraculously went from deadly weapon to amazing feat of space technology.

  • 2:00pm

    Sacred Sites:

    Maya

    In the tropical forests of Mexico and Guatemala stand the sacred sites of the ancient Mayan civilization. Recent scientific discoveries suggest that these monumental temples and pyramids were built to align with not only the heavens, but an equally mysterious supernatural underworld. Travel to the great cities of Palenque, Tikal, and Chichen Itza, where groundbreaking research may locate the most sacred Mayan site of all: the mystical center of the world, which links the underworld, the earth, and the heavens.

  • 3:00pm

    Rise of Tokyo in Color

    Twentieth century Japanese woman in kimonos holding flags. NHK - CC&C

    It's a city that transformed itself from a sprawl of wooden dwellings into a huge modern metropolis. Over 150 years, Tokyo has risen from the ashes twice--from an epic earthquake and a devastating series of bombings--rebuilding itself into the world's largest city. Examine the evolution and modernization of Tokyo through digitally remastered and colorized archival footage.

  • 4:00pm

    Carriers at War:

    Strike Force Arabian Gulf

    An aircraft aboard the USS George HW Bush.

    Aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush cruises deep in the Arabian Gulf for a six-month deployment in April 2017 to help ground troops defeat ISIS. Twenty stories high and more than three football fields long, this 100,000-ton ship carries 70 specialized aircraft armed and ready to fly into battle. Witness an up-close look at life aboard the carrier and the rigorous preparation highly skilled pilots and crew undergo before risking their lives to give air support to allied forces fighting on the ground.

  • 5:00pm

    Secrets:

    The Copper Scroll

    Man looking at text written on ancient papyrus.

    In a cave by the Dead Sea, a copper scroll treasure map from the time of Jesus was found, promising riches estimated to be worth billions by today's standards. Over half a century later, mystery still surrounds this ancient manuscript. Could these fragments of corroded metal really hold the clues to a massive buried fortune? If so, where did these vast treasures come from? Why were they buried? And are they still out there? Join the investigation as we reveal the secrets behind this very unique and valuable Dead Sea Scroll.

  • 6:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Deadly Go Round

    China Airlines Flight 140 is less than three minutes from touching down at Japan's Nagoya Airport. Suddenly, the highly automated A300 gains speed and won't respond to the pilots' nose-dive commands. After an aborted landing and attempted go-around, the aircraft stalls and crashes into the ground, killing 264 passengers and crew. With so many A300s in service around the world, investigators must determine what happened before a similar accident occurs.

  • 7:00pm

    America in Color:

    The 1950s

    Colorized: Rosa Parks fingerprinted at a police station.

    It's a decade many consider to be America's glory years, despite fearful conflicts at home and abroad. Join us as we revisit the 1950s, when families reaped unprecedented riches, teens discovered rock 'n' roll, and a nation found itself in the throes of civil unrest and on the losing end of the Space Race. Through digital colorization, we present the most significant moments of this incredible decade like they've never been shown before, including the Korean War, the Little Rock Nine, Elvis Presley, and more.

  • 8:00pm

    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.

  • 9:00pm

    Apollo's Moon Shot:

    Rocket Fever

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    It began with the Soviet satellite Sputnik beeping over America's skies in 1957 and entered overdrive with President Kennedy's challenge in 1961 to reach the moon by the end of the decade. The early days of the Space Race were full of urgency, uncertainty, huge risks, and even bigger rewards. Witness NASA's first team of astronauts endure a crash course in space travel, presented through rare archival footage, interviews, and objects on display and in the vaults of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.

  • 10:00pm

    Finding Life in Outer Space

    The silhouette of a man against a blazing star.

    Over billions of years, planet Earth has become home to an amazing interdependent ecosystem, containing a dizzying variety of animals and plants. But how did life here begin? And does it exist anywhere outside of our solar system? We uncover the secrets of our world by tracking the evolution of the cosmos itself, from the Big Bang onwards. Follow scientists responsible for some of the major breakthroughs in understanding the origins of life and witness how their discoveries are fundamentally changing the way we perceive the universe.

  • 11:00pm

    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.

  • 12:00am

    Apollo's Moon Shot:

    Rocket Fever

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    It began with the Soviet satellite Sputnik beeping over America's skies in 1957 and entered overdrive with President Kennedy's challenge in 1961 to reach the moon by the end of the decade. The early days of the Space Race were full of urgency, uncertainty, huge risks, and even bigger rewards. Witness NASA's first team of astronauts endure a crash course in space travel, presented through rare archival footage, interviews, and objects on display and in the vaults of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.

  • 1:00am

    Finding Life in Outer Space

    The silhouette of a man against a blazing star.

    Over billions of years, planet Earth has become home to an amazing interdependent ecosystem, containing a dizzying variety of animals and plants. But how did life here begin? And does it exist anywhere outside of our solar system? We uncover the secrets of our world by tracking the evolution of the cosmos itself, from the Big Bang onwards. Follow scientists responsible for some of the major breakthroughs in understanding the origins of life and witness how their discoveries are fundamentally changing the way we perceive the universe.

  • 2:00am

    Aerial Ireland

    Panorama of Ladies View in Ireland's Killarney National Park.

    Take a cross-country flight over Ireland's natural wonders and ancient ruins. In this spectacular overview of the historically significant Emerald Isle, we soar over Neolithic tombs of the Celtic era, medieval castles of the Vikings, and modern cities humming with life. From the tower that inspired a novelist to the ancestral home of a famous stout, we explore the sites, the people, and the milestones of this unique gem of Western Europe.

  • 3:00am

    Aerial New Zealand

    Panorama of Milford Sound in New Zealand's Fiordland National Park.

    Take an epic voyage over the remote island nation of New Zealand, the last habitable landmass to be discovered on the planet. No bigger than the state of Colorado, this small country offers an incredibly diverse landscape view that changes dramatically with each mile. From snow-capped mountains to sandy beaches, and from the glacier-carved Fiordland National Park to the crater lake of Mount Ruapehu, New Zealand is a land of extremes. It's a place where fire clashes with ice and people are always pushing the limits.

  • 4:00am

    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.

  • 5:00am

    Tales From Zambia:

    Hippo River

    Venture to the Luangwa River, a lifeline for wildlife winding through Zambia's extraordinary wilderness. A spectacular ecosystem is fueled by the river, from the giant hippos that drink from its waters, to the delicate birds that eat the fish swimming along its currents. Witness the daily quests of giraffes, wild dogs, small pukus, and massive crocodiles as they live their lives in a landscape that's as beautiful as it is extreme.

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