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  • 6:00am

    Museum Secrets Revealed:

    Madrid

    Suit of armor with horse armor and lance © KENSINGTON COMMUNICATIONS INC.

    Enter a working palace that is also an extraordinary museum: The Palacio Real in Madrid. A million visitors a year pass through its regal ballrooms and bedrooms to witness royal possessions now on public display. But few know the secrets behind the objects…until now. Discover stories of pride, passion, and demonic possession as we explore this stately and magnificent palace. We examine a subterranean quest for the riches of Spain, investigate a clock that runs on witchcraft, reveal the secret of the Flamenco master, and more.

  • 7:00am

    East Meets West:

    Islam and the Renaissance

    Homes and fairy chimneys in Cappadocia, Turkey.

    Years after the death of the Prophet Muhammad, the Islamic Empire had achieved global supremacy. And while it was expanding in territory, its people were expanding their minds. Discover how medieval Muslim scholars saved Greek knowledge from oblivion and generated revolutionary scientific ideas of their own. Join us as we explore their forgotten contribution to world knowledge. Then learn how the Christian conquest of Muslim Spain spurred on a new dawn for intellectual life, kick-starting Europe's emergence from the Dark Ages.

  • 8:00am

    America's National Parks at 100

    Vintage colorized photograph of a bear begging for food from Yellowstone National Park tourists.

    The National Park Service has been active for over a century preserving and protecting over 400 units across America, from the wild and natural to the man-made and historic. Take a tour through iconic Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon and discover smaller, hidden treasures throughout the country as we explore the agency's evolution over the last century. Through rarely seen footage and stunning aerial views, we celebrate the sites and stories of the national landmarks that reflect our country's past, present, and future.

  • 9:00am

    The Real Lion Queen

    Lioness roaring in a field Aquavision TV Productions

    The circle of life is broken in Zambia's Liuwa Plains National Park. Settlers, poachers, and professional hunters have almost wiped out the lion population, leaving just one lioness in the vast wilderness... but not for long. This is the story of "Lady Liuwa," a lion queen without a kingdom, and Herbert Brauer, a wildlife cinematographer on a six-year journey to find her a mate in hopes of forming a new pride. It's a mission full of setbacks and disappointments, chaos and danger, and the magic of unexpected relationships.

  • 10:00am

    King of the Desert Lions

    Profile of a male lion against a setting sun. Will Steenkamp

    Meet the "Five Musketeers," five inseparable lion brothers raised in the ancient Namib Desert. When they eventually become independent from their mothers, they venture into the desert in search of their own kingdom--a journey fraught with treacherous terrain and conflict. Follow a remarkable desert coalition and see how one lion, despite hardship and loss, attempts to keep the legacy of the musketeers alive.

  • 11:00am

    Aerial America:

    New York City 24

    The Staten Island ferry passing by the Statue of Liberty at dawn.

    There's nothing like a day in the life of New York City, and there's no better way to appreciate it than from above. Join us as we span the five boroughs, capturing the city's man-made and natural wonders and revealing the surprising ways its citizens live, work, and play. From crane operators working 1,000 feet over Manhattan to beachgoers frolicking at Coney Island to the pulsing lights of Times Square, this aerial tour captures the excitement of a city that is always on the go.

  • 12:00pm

    Aerial America:

    Beyond Hollywood

    Exterior shot of estate used for the film 'Dumb and Dumber'

    Virtually anywhere you go in America, Hollywood has already been there, telling a story and sharing it with the world. Join us on a coast-to-coast tour of countless locations made famous by Hollywood's greatest films. From the Manhattan skyline that Woody Allen romanticized to the steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art that Rocky Balboa climbed, we bring you America as it's been captured and immortalized in film.

  • 1:00pm

    Stonehenge Empire

    Stonehenge on a sunny day. © October Films

    For centuries, Stonehenge has been cloaked in mystery. Who built it? How did they do it? Why did they do it and what is its significance? Now, a team of archaeologists takes a high-tech approach to find out, and their discoveries will exceed all expectations. Learn the full story of the world's most investigated prehistoric site, featuring a forgotten people who were meticulous planners, profound believers and true warriors. It's a 10,000-year-old tale, pieced together by state-of-the-art survey equipment and compelling archaeological evidence.

  • 3:00pm

    Museum Secrets Revealed:

    Athens

    Painted images on ancient ruins at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens © KENSINGTON COMMUNICATIONS INC.

    A battering ram at sea. A portable planetarium invented centuries ahead of its time. A legendary tough guy who trusted his life to linen. These are just some of the artifacts, and secrets, found inside the galleries, halls and ancient ruins of the National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Take an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour as we explore its many relics, dating as far back as 7000 BC, and reveal mysteries involving Alexander the Great, the terrifying Minotaur, ancient Greek philosophers, statesmen, and more.

  • 4:00pm

    Sacred Sites:

    Oracles

    Remains of a Roman amphitheater in Turkey.

    Earthquake lights. Hallucinogenic gases. Magnetic fields. New scientific research has revealed that these and other tectonic phenomena happened at virtually every site in ancient Greece where oracles delivered their prophecies to pilgrims and nobles. Could it be that the landscape itself contributed to making these places sacred? Join us as we travel the Mediterranean to visit locations where oracle predictions determined the fate of nations and examine the connection between mankind and what may be the most Sacred Site of all: Earth itself.

  • 5:00pm

    Dangerous Flights:

    No End in Sight

    Plane flying over Alaska

    Pete Zaccagnino and Brad White's frustration with the lemon they're flying to the Philippines turns to terror when the plane's windshield heater malfunctions over Alaska. Watch their hellish landing as Pete, with nothing but an icy view in front of him, must rely on instincts and experience to bring the aircraft down. Then witness a battle for command halfway around the world, as Kerry McCauley and Stu Sprung fight for the right to captain a high-tech, high performance Cirrus on its epic journey of almost 12,000 miles from Singapore to the U.S.

  • 6:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Tragedy on the Potomac

    Co-pilot of Air Florida 737 looking over his shoulder.

    On a cold and icy January afternoon in D.C., an Air Florida 737 takes off, but immediately loses lift, hitting a bridge and killing four motorists before plunging into the frozen Potomac River. Six of the 79 passengers aboard the plane surface, but only five will make it out alive. Travel back to 1982 as we take you inside the tragedy, brought to life through gripping news footage of the rescue attempts and compelling survivor testimony. This disaster captivated a nation, and prompted an investigation that had a chilling conclusion of its own.

  • 7:00pm

    Hell Below:

    U-Boat Killers

    A sailor aboard a submarine making coordination notes. Pacific Fleet II Productions Inc

    German U-515 departs from France in 1944, bound for the African Gold Coast to hunt Allied ships. One thousand miles to the south, the U.S. Navy launches a new hunter-killer task force--a tactical combination of destroyers, escorts, carriers, and aircraft--to prevent German U-Boat resurgence. Witness the showdown between U-boat ace Werner Henke and U.S. Navy Bronze Star recipient Daniel Gallery and see how the unrelenting attack of hunter-killer groups changed how the Battle of the Atlantic was fought and won.

  • 8:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Terror in Paradise

    Passenger aboard a small aircraft staring at the pilot.

    Air Moorea specializes in short flights, providing a vital link between the islands of French Polynesia. It's just a seven-minute hop to Tahiti, but two minutes after takeoff, Flight 1121 falls into a steep dive into the ocean, killing all 20 people on board. Examiners have no idea what happened, until the cockpit voice recorder reveals a sudden cry of alarm that leads them to a remarkable discovery. Relive the crash and the investigation that raised awareness about a hidden threat lurking at commercial airports all over the world.

  • 9:00pm

    Chilean Mine Rescue

    Men running in water

    Bringing astounding new detail to the rescue story that captivated the world, this program portrays the epic fight for survival of thirty-three men, trapped under half a mile of rock. Underground, it's a story of starvation, despair and danger; on the surface, it's a race against time by an international team as they re-invent mine rescue. Told by those who lived through it, Chilean Mine Rescue features never-before-seen footage, exclusive interviews, and 3D graphics that explain the unique rescue and what may have happened when the mine collapsed.

  • 10:00pm

    Air Warriors:

    B-52

    Man visually signaling a B-52 Stratofortress coming down the runway. © US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE / DVIDS

    The B-52 Stratofortress is affectionately known as the B.U.F.F., or Big, Ugly, Fat Fellow. Whatever you call it, the B-52 is one imposing beast of a bomber, stretching 159 feet, capable of flying nearly 9,000 miles in a single trip, and able to carry up to 70,000 pounds of weapons at a time. Join us as we crown the Air Force's longest serving heavyweight champ, a global reach aircraft that has, for more than a half a century, led the way in every major U.S. bombing campaign, from Korea to Vietnam to Iraq and beyond.

  • 11:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Terror in Paradise

    Passenger aboard a small aircraft staring at the pilot.

    Air Moorea specializes in short flights, providing a vital link between the islands of French Polynesia. It's just a seven-minute hop to Tahiti, but two minutes after takeoff, Flight 1121 falls into a steep dive into the ocean, killing all 20 people on board. Examiners have no idea what happened, until the cockpit voice recorder reveals a sudden cry of alarm that leads them to a remarkable discovery. Relive the crash and the investigation that raised awareness about a hidden threat lurking at commercial airports all over the world.

  • 12:00am

    Cruise Ship Down: Saving Concordia

    Capsized Costa Concordia and salvage crew

    On January 13, 2012, the largest passenger shipwreck in history occurred when the Costa Concordia struck a submerged rock off Italy's Tuscan coast. Once a floating pleasure palace for more than 4,200 passengers and crew, the half-sunken ship spent the next two years as a grisly tourist attraction...and an ecological time bomb. Relive the night of her crash, captured on video by those aboard the liner. Then witness the monumental engineering challenge that followed as 500 experts from 24 nations teamed up to pry this 114,000-ton ship from her rocky grave.

  • 1:00am

    Air Warriors:

    B-52

    Man visually signaling a B-52 Stratofortress coming down the runway. © US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE / DVIDS

    The B-52 Stratofortress is affectionately known as the B.U.F.F., or Big, Ugly, Fat Fellow. Whatever you call it, the B-52 is one imposing beast of a bomber, stretching 159 feet, capable of flying nearly 9,000 miles in a single trip, and able to carry up to 70,000 pounds of weapons at a time. Join us as we crown the Air Force's longest serving heavyweight champ, a global reach aircraft that has, for more than a half a century, led the way in every major U.S. bombing campaign, from Korea to Vietnam to Iraq and beyond.

  • 2:00am

    Air Disasters:

    Afghan Nightmare

    Military personnel, wearing a camouflage helmet and vest, holds a piece of metal machinery.

    It's April 2013. A 747 cargo plane leaves Afghanistan's largest airfield with 207,000 pounds of military equipment. Within seconds of takeoff, the pilots lose control of the aircraft. The nose won't drop, and in an instant, the plane stalls and crashes to the ground. The accident is caught on camera, leading investigators to what seems like an obvious conclusion, until further research indicates there must be more to the story. Discover how the crash of National Airlines Flight 102 became Bagram Airfield's worst ever civilian aviation accident.

  • 3:00am

    Air Disasters:

    Cracks in the System

    Seaplane on fire over Miami Beach

    A sunny day in Miami Beach, 2005, turns tragic when a seaplane crashes into the water in front of hundreds of tourists. All 20 people aboard the flight are killed, including a VIP of Bacardi, Ltd. The rum company's outspoken stance against the Cuban government brings the FBI into the investigation, but the reasons behind the crash prove far more troubling. Unravel the mystery of Chalk's Ocean Airways Flight 101, and see how the first fatal incident in the airline's history ultimately grounds the company for good.

  • 4:00am

    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.

  • 5:00am

    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.