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America: Facts vs. Fiction Season 3

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Season 03, Episode 01 Ike and MacArthur

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Oct 6, 2015
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Ike and MacArthur Oct 6, 2015 The truth about America's greatest generals is obscured by myth. West Point cadet Dwight Eisenhower used an alias to hide a secret and Douglas MacArthur deserved a court-martial, not a medal, for his actions in the Philippines in World War II.

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Season 03, Episode 02 Worlds of Amusement

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Oct 6, 2015
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Worlds of Amusement Oct 6, 2015 Amusement parks and world's fairs are examined. Included: the history of roller-coasters and how world's fairs recalled as family-friendly endeavors actually featured nudity.

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Season 03, Episode 03 Welcome to the Big Apple

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Oct 13, 2015
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Welcome to the Big Apple Oct 13, 2015 Myths obscure the facts about two Manhattan landmarks - the Empire State Building and Grand Central. Discover why a penny tossed from the top of the skyscraper won't kill anyone, and the real story of Grand Central's "secret" train platform.

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Season 03, Episode 04 The Princess and the Pathfinders

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Oct 20, 2015
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The Princess and the Pathfinders Oct 20, 2015 Myths obscure the truth about Pocahontas and America's renowned explorers, Lewis and Clark. We remember Pocahontas and John Smith as lovers - but she actually married another John. And Lewis and Clark's exploits were forgotten for a century.

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Season 03, Episode 05 Kings of the Sky

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Oct 27, 2015
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Kings of the Sky Oct 27, 2015 Charles Lindburg myths and John Glenn fictions

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Season 03, Episode 06 Top Secret Vaults

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Nov 3, 2015
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Top Secret Vaults Nov 3, 2015 Myths surround America's most secret vaults. The interior of Fort Knox looks nothing like it does in the movie "Goldfinger" and the $250 billion of gold in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is protected by low-tech technology built in 1924.

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Season 03, Episode 07 Not So Close Encounters

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Nov 17, 2015
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Not So Close Encounters Nov 17, 2015 Did an alien spaceship crash in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947? Are scientists reverse-engineering extraterrestrial technology in the Nevada desert's Area 51? Conspiracy theorists have no doubts. But the facts tell a very different story.

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Season 03, Episode 08 Roads to Freedom

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Nov 24, 2015
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Roads to Freedom Nov 24, 2015 Myths obscure the truth about the Underground Railroad and the Women's Suffrage Movement. Black leaders, not white, dominated the system that brought hundreds of slaves to freedom. And women's fight for the vote was more violent than we remember.

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Season 03, Episode 09 D.C. Decoded

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Dec 1, 2015
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D.C. Decoded Dec 1, 2015 Myths surround the landmarks of Washington, D.C. Few realize that the remains of the original White House are buried under a baseball diamond in Virginia - or that thousands of people have literally jumped over the top of the Washington Monument.

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Season 03, Episode 10 Final Voyages

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Dec 8, 2015
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Final Voyages Dec 8, 2015 Myths cloud the facts of the Titanic and Hindenburg disasters. Few know that the Titanic nearly hit another obstacle days before it struck the iceberg - or that the radio broadcast of the Hindenburg's destruction is distorted by a technical flaw.

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Season 03, Episode 11 The Rock and the Bridge

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Dec 15, 2015
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The Rock and the Bridge Dec 15, 2015 Myths obscure the real facts about two San Francisco landmarks: Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. If Alcatraz was so harsh, why did inmates ask to be transferred there? And why did the Navy want to paint the bridge a garish yellow and black?

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Season 03, Episode 12 Unwrapping the Holidays

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Dec 22, 2015
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Unwrapping the Holidays Dec 22, 2015 Myths and misconceptions surround our celebrations of Christmas and New Year's Eve. Learn how the Santa we cherish is actually the product of three New Yorkers and how the Times Square Ball drop is based on a bygone system of standardizing time.

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Season 03, Episode 13 Presidential Special

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Feb 16, 2016
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Presidential Special Feb 16, 2016 Learn the truth behind some of America's most powerful men and the birth of the country they governed.

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