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  • 6:00am

    Aerial America:

    Maryland & Delaware

    View of Chesapeake Bay and nearby uncultivated land

    Visit the birthplace of the Star Spangled Banner and explore the sites where Harriet Tubman, Babe Ruth and the DuPont family made their marks on American history. Maryland and Delaware are two small states of great historical significance. Highlighted by the great bays of the eastern seaboard: Chesapeake and Delaware, both states are defined by the legacies of their colonial pasts. This aerial journey reveals their giant stature in the history of America.

  • 7:00am

    Aerial America:

    North Carolina

    Bridge to the Outer Banks of North Carolina

    North Carolina is home to mysteries, giant industries, and coastal beauty. It's where gold was first found in America, and where an entire colony of settlers vanished. A state where golf rules the land, NASCAR rules the road, and college basketball holds court over them all. It's where tobacco became king after the cotton industry went up in smoke, and where a 12-second flight sent shockwaves around the world. Experience the history of the Tar Heel State.

  • 8:00am

    Inside Mighty Machines:

    Hovercraft

    A futuristic new mode of transportation, part plane, part boat, and part helicopter, the launch of the hovercraft in 1969 was unlike anything ever seen. After 31 years of service and a collective 2.5 million miles back and forth across the English Channel, they were decommissioned. As a salvage team prepares to take one apart to sell whatever they can for recycling, former NASA engineer Chad Zdenek examines the engineering genius involved in making the hovercraft a giant of its time.

  • 9:00am

    Humongous Moves:

    Titanic Trains

    A team of "steam devotees" has located two WWII Stanier 8Fs in Turkey and wants to bring them back to England for restoration. But the steam locomotives are no longer operational, and the mountainous roads are too steep to safely move the nearly 100-ton trains. The only way to get them home is to hitch their way across Turkey on a series of freight trains to an England-bound cargo ship docked 850 miles away.

  • 10:00am

    Rise of the Supercarrier:

    Birth of a Giant

    Once completed, HMS Queen Elizabeth will be the United Kingdom's largest warship, longer than three football fields and taller than Niagara Falls. But right now, she's months away from being seaworthy and battle ready. She and her crew must pass a series of grueling tests that will push the gargantuan vessel and her sailors to the breaking point. With exclusive and unprecedented access, we follow Captain Jerry Kyd and his 700 sailors as they acclimate themselves to a new life aboard Britain's first supercarrier.

  • 11:00am

    Aerial America:

    Made in the USA

    Pair of blue and yellow biplanes in midflight

    "Made in the USA" isn't just a label. It's a testament to American ingenuity and the pioneers and risk takers who have given us everything from jumbo jets to microchips, and ketchup to cornflakes. This cross-country journey celebrates the nation's crowning industrial achievements and the people behind them. Soar above Starbucks headquarters, Motown Records, Talladega Superspeedway, and more, exploring stories of inspiration, innovation, and invention.

  • 12:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Nowhere to Land

    Commercial aircraft with two engines on fire

    Caught in a severe thunderstorm en route from Belize to New Orleans, TACA Airlines Flight 110 is in trouble. Just 20 miles from the airport, the engines quit, effectively turning the Boeing 737 into a multi-ton glider. With no thrust and dropping 1,500 feet a minute, the crew needs to find a place to land, and fast. Brace for impact along with 38 passengers as the pilots, armed with little more than calm nerves and determination, attempt one of the most remarkable landings in the history of commercial aviation.

  • 1:00pm

    Air Warriors:

    Spitfire

    The Supermarine Spitfire is one of the greatest air-to-air fighters in history, entering into combat over the skies of Dunkirk, London, and Malta when Britain needed it most. But before earning its reputation as the defense of the free world, the Spitfire experienced its share of turbulence against the mighty Luftwaffe. Thanks to a radical idea for an elliptical-shaped wing, a Rolls Royce engine, and ace pilots, this is the story of how it ultimately prevailed and helped free the world of tyranny.

  • 2:00pm

    The Pacific War in Color:

    Shockwaves

    Two soldiers during the Pacific War.

    Six months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the shockwaves of war have flooded into every corner of the Pacific, from Alaska to parts of China to New Guinea. U.S. soldiers head into unfamiliar worlds thousands of miles from home, encountering steamy island jungles, bitter arctic cold, and an unrelenting enemy. Through rare personal films and color combat footage, witness early Allied victories--in the Coral Sea, Guadalcanal, and at Midway--that turned the tide of the war.

  • 3:00pm

    Inside Windsor Castle:

    Love and War

    Woman in mourning shielded by a thick veil. Red Planet Pictures

    Queen Elizabeth II's childhood years were spent at Windsor Castle hiding from the Nazi blitzkrieg and falling deeply in love. Despite the devastation England felt from World War II, these would prove to be some of the happiest days of her life. Join us as we reveal how the castle kept the queen and her sister Princess Margaret out of harm's way during WWII. Then discover how an annual Christmas pantomime at Windsor sparked a flame between Prince Philip and the future queen, leading to one of history's most enduring royal romances.

  • 4:00pm

    Private Lives of the Windsors:

    Family First

    Central Press Photos Ltd/via Getty Images

    In the 1920s, the Royal Family survived a surge of populism, but the 1930s presented new challenges. Britain faced economic depression, and criticism of the monarchy was being publicly voiced. The Windsor family's image became more important than ever. It was time for King George V's three unmarried sons to settle down and find suitable wives, but things didn't go according to plan. While Princes Henry and George eventually fell in line, Edward's relationship with the American divorcee Wallis Simpson would throw the family into crisis.

  • 5:00pm

    Secrets:

    The Turin Shroud

    Scientist Luigi Garlaschelli standing in front of the Shroud of Turin

    The Shroud of Turin. Is it the burial cloth of Jesus Christ? A work of art? Or the greatest prank ever pulled? The Vatican itself refuses to take an official position on its authenticity, and with limited access to the cloth for testing, there's seemingly no way for scientists to end the debate. Or is there? Join four experts as they explore four radically different theories, using groundbreaking research and archeological expertise. Their one goal: to decode a treasure that has been revered, rejected, and argued about for more than 600 years.

  • 6:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    The Plane That Flew Too High

    Illuminated commercial aircraft takes off in rainstorm at night

    An overweight plane, an overworked crew, or an overpowering storm? What caused the fatal crash of West Caribbean Airways Flight 708? The plane was considered to be one of the safest in the world. Yet, its sudden plummet to Earth from over 30,000 feet leaves investigators scrambling for clues. Join them as they gather evidence, test theories, and uncover the myriad factors that contributed to the crash that killed all 160 individuals on board and ultimately grounded the airline for good.

  • 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

    Rise of the Supercarrier:

    Birth of a Giant

    Once completed, HMS Queen Elizabeth will be the United Kingdom's largest warship, longer than three football fields and taller than Niagara Falls. But right now, she's months away from being seaworthy and battle ready. She and her crew must pass a series of grueling tests that will push the gargantuan vessel and her sailors to the breaking point. With exclusive and unprecedented access, we follow Captain Jerry Kyd and his 700 sailors as they acclimate themselves to a new life aboard Britain's first supercarrier.

  • 9:00pm

    The Hunt for Eagle 56:

    Lost to History

    The sinking of the U.S. Navy warship Eagle 56 off the New England coast in April 1945 has long been a mystery. The Navy's official report concluded it was a mechanical failure, while others pointed to a startling killer: a Nazi U-boat hunting within sight of American shores. For the last four years, a team of civilian investigators has been trying to solve this 75-year-old whodunit. Now, aided by another amateur sleuth, they've found evidence that could finally solve this cold case and rewrite history.

  • 10:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Fatal Climb

    How could a state-of-the-art airbus A-310, flown by two excellent pilots, crash less than two minutes after takeoff? Romanian investigators call in the FBI to determine if the crash of Tarom Flight 371 was a terrorist act, but the cockpit recording reveals the true reason for the disaster. Follow the tragic accident, from takeoff to its nosedive into a field just two miles from the airport, and see how zero visibility, a malfunctioning throttle, and a tragedy in the cockpit doomed the commercial jet.

  • 11:00pm

    Rise of the Supercarrier:

    Birth of a Giant

    Once completed, HMS Queen Elizabeth will be the United Kingdom's largest warship, longer than three football fields and taller than Niagara Falls. But right now, she's months away from being seaworthy and battle ready. She and her crew must pass a series of grueling tests that will push the gargantuan vessel and her sailors to the breaking point. With exclusive and unprecedented access, we follow Captain Jerry Kyd and his 700 sailors as they acclimate themselves to a new life aboard Britain's first supercarrier.

  • 12:00am

    The Hunt for Eagle 56:

    Lost to History

    The sinking of the U.S. Navy warship Eagle 56 off the New England coast in April 1945 has long been a mystery. The Navy's official report concluded it was a mechanical failure, while others pointed to a startling killer: a Nazi U-boat hunting within sight of American shores. For the last four years, a team of civilian investigators has been trying to solve this 75-year-old whodunit. Now, aided by another amateur sleuth, they've found evidence that could finally solve this cold case and rewrite history.

  • 1:00am

    Air Disasters:

    Fatal Climb

    How could a state-of-the-art airbus A-310, flown by two excellent pilots, crash less than two minutes after takeoff? Romanian investigators call in the FBI to determine if the crash of Tarom Flight 371 was a terrorist act, but the cockpit recording reveals the true reason for the disaster. Follow the tragic accident, from takeoff to its nosedive into a field just two miles from the airport, and see how zero visibility, a malfunctioning throttle, and a tragedy in the cockpit doomed the commercial jet.

  • 2:00am

    Inside Mighty Machines:

    Hovercraft

    A futuristic new mode of transportation, part plane, part boat, and part helicopter, the launch of the hovercraft in 1969 was unlike anything ever seen. After 31 years of service and a collective 2.5 million miles back and forth across the English Channel, they were decommissioned. As a salvage team prepares to take one apart to sell whatever they can for recycling, former NASA engineer Chad Zdenek examines the engineering genius involved in making the hovercraft a giant of its time.

  • 3:00am

    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.

  • 4:00am

    Air Warriors:

    Drones

    Two soldiers flying a drone across a field. US Department of Defense/DVIDS

    Drones: they watch, analyze, even kill without ever risking a pilot's life. These unmanned aerial vehicles can be flown from anywhere on the globe and can get into places never before dreamed. They are widely used by military and civilians alike and can be seen almost everywhere, but exactly where, when, and how did these flying robots come to be? Join us as we follow drones over war zones, wildfires, and into aviation history as we detail their meteoric rise from yesterday's obscure wonder to today's global obsession.

  • 5:00am

    Into the Wild Colombia:

    Warriors of the Llanos

    Off The Fence

    Spend a year on the flat savannas of the Colombian Llanos, a vast grassland ruled by seasonal extremes that push existence to the brink. When the wet season hits, savage heat and crippling drought are swiftly replaced by torrential floods. Delve into the lives of the creatures who call this unforgiving arena home, like capybara, caiman, and predatory birds. For these hardened warriors, every day is a constant battle to survive.

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