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  • 6:00am

    Aerial America:

    Georgia

    Aerial view of Fort Pulaski in Savannah, Georgia

    Where the Appalachian Mountains end and a great Civil Rights leader's life began, Georgia is a state rich in natural wonders and history. This aerial tour of the Empire State of the South offers views of Atlanta's skyline, Augusta's legendary golf course, and the rugged barrier island coastline. From the South's most beloved piece of literature to the United State's "most haunted cemetery," this is Georgia, as you've never seen it before.

  • 7:00am

    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.

  • 8:00am

    Mighty Ships:

    North Star

    The North Star, an ocean liner

    In a battle against time, money, sub-zero temperatures, and unforgiving waters, cargo ship North Star makes a 1,600-mile journey from Tacoma to Anchorage. Join captain Richard Cadigan and his committed crew as they put their perfect on-time record, not to mention their lives, on the line to deliver everything from food to pick-up trucks to the people of Alaska. To complete their mission, they must overcome perilous obstacles, one delivered by Mother Nature, the other by a failing diesel engine.

  • 9:00am

    Mighty Ships:

    Le Boreal

    The Le Bor?al, a ship

    For the adventurous seafarer, Le Boreal leaves all other cruise ships in its wake. Passengers pay up to $15,000 for the opportunity to board this luxurious liner, but they're not here to be pampered. They pay to enter a continent few will ever experience: Antarctica. Join us on Le Boreal's maiden voyage, as she travels in high style to the bottom of the world. To get there, she will venture into the harshest maritime environment on Earth, and it will take every bit of her staff's skills to reach their destination on time and in one piece.

  • 10:00am

    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.

  • 11:00am

    Aerial America:

    Mississippi

    Mississippi mansion with white columns

    In Mississippi, culture and history run as deep as its mighty river. Soar over landmarks where Civil Rights movements were waged, Civil War battles were lost and the Blues were born. The Magnolia State is also a land of seductive landscapes and endless creativity, giving us literary geniuses such as William Faulkner and Tennessee Williams, plus musical legends Muddy Waters and Elvis. Take flight on this journey over a land of hospitality, beauty and complexity.

  • 12:00pm

    Aerial America:

    Northern California

    The Golden Gate Bridge.

    It's a region that has been hit by earthquakes, drought, and volcanoes, yet over the centuries, Northern California has produced an unmatched scale of achievement, thanks to the pioneering spirit of its citizens. Join us as we celebrate the northern half of the Golden State from thousands of feet in the air. We soar over natural and manmade wonders, from San Francisco's iconic landmarks to the wineries of Napa Valley. Explore the area's towering redwoods, tracing a dramatic history built on colonial settlement, gold digging, and hippie culture.

  • 1:00pm

    America's Mississippi:

    The Bayou

    From St. Louis down to the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi River is an unstoppable force, gathering water from its many tributaries like the Missouri and Ohio Rivers to produce the greatest flow of water in the United States. Follow the final stage of the Mississippi as it powers through the Deep South and a maze of bayous. See how the water shapes the landscapes as it completes its march to the ocean and how its inhabitants, great and small, adapt to life on the wild side.

  • 2:00pm

    Secrets:

    The Holy Grail

    Man with head covering sipping from a small bowl.

    The quest for the Holy Grail has consumed knights and crusaders, and has inspired legendary tales and Hollywood blockbusters. Could it be that the epic search is finally over? One church in Spain says they have found the sacred chalice, and that they have evidence to prove it, but some experts believe this is just the latest in a long line of false claims. Our team traces the extraordinary story behind this ultimate relic and uses forensic and historic analysis in an attempt to solve this 2,000-year mystery.

  • 3:00pm

    Apocalypse: The Second World War:

    Aggression

    Little girl in France is fitted with a gas mask © Tous droits réservés/CC ET C

    1945. Berlin lies in ruins as the Red Army ravages its way across Eastern Europe, and the Allies close like pincers on the German capital. But this story begins in a very different Berlin; footage reveals Europe's most dynamic and liberal city in full swing even as the Great Depression sweeps the globe in the early 1930s. Newsreels, propaganda films, and rarely seen private films relate the story of Hitler's rise and his brilliantly aggressive bluffing game with French, British, and Soviet leaders, who were fatally reluctant to confront a newly radicalized Germany.

  • 4:00pm

    Air Warriors:

    Osprey

    U.S. Marines exiting a V-22 Osprey. US Department of Defense / DVIDS

    The story of the U.S. Marine's V-22 Osprey is one of transformation. It can convert from helicopter to plane, and back again. But what led to its invention? And how did it survive more than two decades of political turmoil and media scrutiny? Join us as we look back on this historic tiltrotor's tumultuous history. We detail how it escaped the political chopping block, how it built its reputation in battles and on humanitarian rescue efforts, and how it ultimately transformed the landscape of military aviation forever.

  • 5:00pm

    Combat Ships:

    World Wars

    The HMS Cavalier, a retired destroyer warship.

    At the start of the 20th century, the battleship was the key naval vessel, escorting convoys and overpowering the enemy. But over the course of two world wars, technology raced ahead, drastically changing their role from flagships of the fleet to floating artillery vessels. Revisit some of the mighty battleship's greatest triumphs and tragedies and witness tales of heroic acts and daring missions, from the Battle of Jutland to the sinking of the HMS Royal Oak to the D-Day invasion.

  • 6:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Deadly Solution

    Investigator crouching in the recovered wreckage of AirAsia Flight 8501.

    Just days after Christmas in 2014, an Airbus A320 en route to Singapore disappears over the Java Sea. A massive search confirms the worst: the plane has crashed, killing all 162 on board. Speculation runs wild about what could have brought the airliner down, and an international team of experts comes together to help determine what caused AirAsia Flight 8501 to plummet from the sky. Discover how a mysterious action by the captain set off a deadly sequence of events that ultimately doomed the aircraft.

  • 7:00pm

    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.

  • 8:00pm

    Inside Mighty Machines:

    Deep Sea Oil Rig

    For over 40 years, the Brent Delta oil rig stood tall in the North Sea, extracting oil and gas from beneath one of the roughest seas on the planet. Now this extraordinary machine has reached the end of its life and has been towed ashore to a decommissioning yard, where it'll be torn apart, melted down, and sold for recycling. Engineer Chad Zdenek is on hand to help the salvage team dismantle the 40-story, 26,000-ton oil rig and uncover its five engineering innovations.

  • 9:00pm

    America's Secret Space Heroes:

    Space Shuttle

    Spotlights on the Space Shuttle Colombia as it prepares for lift off. NASA

    For years, the idea of a reusable spacecraft was the dream of early space pioneers, and in 1981, after almost a decade of engineering toil, the Space Shuttle Columbia finally lifted into orbit, ushering in a new era of space flight. Today, the shuttle's work is complete but its engineering legacy will outlast those who built it. Relive its incredible 30-year history, from its groundbreaking achievements to its heartbreaking failures, as told by the people who designed, built, and flew this magnificent flying machine.

  • 10:00pm

    Disasters at Sea:

    Torn Apart

    Loaded with more than 2,300 shipping containers on January 18, 2007, MSC Napoli is sailing through the English Channel towards South Africa during a violent storm. Suddenly, the engine room begins flooding with water, threatening to tear the ship in half. Through actual footage of the disaster and interviews with those who were there, witness the heroic rescue effort to save the lives of 26 crew members.

  • 11:00pm

    Inside Mighty Machines:

    Deep Sea Oil Rig

    For over 40 years, the Brent Delta oil rig stood tall in the North Sea, extracting oil and gas from beneath one of the roughest seas on the planet. Now this extraordinary machine has reached the end of its life and has been towed ashore to a decommissioning yard, where it'll be torn apart, melted down, and sold for recycling. Engineer Chad Zdenek is on hand to help the salvage team dismantle the 40-story, 26,000-ton oil rig and uncover its five engineering innovations.

  • 12:00am

    America's Secret Space Heroes:

    Space Shuttle

    Spotlights on the Space Shuttle Colombia as it prepares for lift off. NASA

    For years, the idea of a reusable spacecraft was the dream of early space pioneers, and in 1981, after almost a decade of engineering toil, the Space Shuttle Columbia finally lifted into orbit, ushering in a new era of space flight. Today, the shuttle's work is complete but its engineering legacy will outlast those who built it. Relive its incredible 30-year history, from its groundbreaking achievements to its heartbreaking failures, as told by the people who designed, built, and flew this magnificent flying machine.

  • 1:00am

    Disasters at Sea:

    Torn Apart

    Loaded with more than 2,300 shipping containers on January 18, 2007, MSC Napoli is sailing through the English Channel towards South Africa during a violent storm. Suddenly, the engine room begins flooding with water, threatening to tear the ship in half. Through actual footage of the disaster and interviews with those who were there, witness the heroic rescue effort to save the lives of 26 crew members.

  • 2:00am

    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.

  • 3:00am

    Aerial America:

    Northern California

    The Golden Gate Bridge.

    It's a region that has been hit by earthquakes, drought, and volcanoes, yet over the centuries, Northern California has produced an unmatched scale of achievement, thanks to the pioneering spirit of its citizens. Join us as we celebrate the northern half of the Golden State from thousands of feet in the air. We soar over natural and manmade wonders, from San Francisco's iconic landmarks to the wineries of Napa Valley. Explore the area's towering redwoods, tracing a dramatic history built on colonial settlement, gold digging, and hippie culture.

  • 4:00am

    America's Mississippi:

    The Heartland

    Neil Rettig Productions

    Nearly 700 miles south from where it begins, the Mississippi River bids farewell to Minnesota and enters America's heartland. From the Upper Midwest's Driftless Area to Missouri's city of St. Louis, this leg of the nation's greatest river takes us from frozen northern waters to summer fishing tournaments. Along the way, follow creatures of all sizes that depend on the river to survive, from wild turkeys to elusive bobcats to river otters.

  • 5:00am

    David Attenborough's Conquest of the Skies:

    Triumph

    A bird of prey looking into the camera.

    Over the last 150 million years, birds have spread around the globe and evolved a multitude of flying abilities to become lethal hunters, formation flyers, and aerial acrobats. But there is a vast kingdom birds do not control: the night skies. Naturalist David Attenborough explores the highly advanced inhabitants that dominate our skies today. Follow him to the caves in Gomantong, Borneo, where today's birds and bats meet in a battle for supremacy.

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