America: Facts vs. Fiction Season 4
S04 E01Feb 15, 2016
Presidential Special Feb 15, 2016 Learn the truth behind some of America's most powerful men and the birth of the country they governed.
S04 E02Apr 16, 2016
Epic Interventions Apr 16, 2016 Learn the real story behind the most famous flying devices in history and the truth behind our most influential inventors.
S04 E03Apr 23, 2016
Discovering America Apr 23, 2016 Exploring the truth behind the men who discovered the New World; taking a trip to discover the real facts behind the most famous bridge and road in America.
S04 E04Apr 30, 2016
The Great Escape Apr 30, 2016 The "facts" of the Battle of the Alamo and the Battle of Little Big Horn vs. the "fiction".
S04 E05May 7, 2016
Tales of Sea and Sky May 7, 2016 The truth behind the history on the high seas; separating myth from truth about the nation's pioneering aviators.
S04 E06May 14, 2016
Engineering America May 14, 2016 Learning the truth behind the myths that surround America's most revered patriotic symbols; unveiling the surprising facts of two great feats of engineering: the Panama Canal and the Transcontinental Railroad.
S04 E07May 21, 2016
Saluting the Truth May 21, 2016 A special edition revealing the truth behind two legendary generals, George Patton and Ulysses S. Grant, and the roaring '20s and lawless '30s.
S04 E08Mar 28, 2016
Striking It Rich Mar 28, 2016 The facts behind America's biggest economic boom and biggest bust; Las Vegas' greatest myths.
S04 E08Feb 4, 2017
Secret Societies Feb 4, 2017 Much of what we know about America's secret societies is myth, not truth. The Freemasons have no evil agenda, the Mafia took root not in New York, but the South, and Harvard's Skull and Bones does not control a sinister shadow government.
S04 E09Jun 4, 2016
Bonus Round: Defending the Truth Jun 4, 2016 True tales of women at war, including those that worked at manufacturing jobs, as WASPS, as computers, code breakers and spies and the 500 who died as a result of enemy action. Fact and fiction in historical photographs.
S04 E10Aug 5, 2016
Bonus Round: All-American Landmarks Aug 5, 2016 Discovering the real truth behind some of America's greatest landmarks.
S04 E10Feb 19, 2017
America Celebrates Feb 19, 2017 On this special edition of America: Facts vs. Fiction, we put the spotlight on amusement parks and world's fairs to separate fiction from truth. And explore the myths of two of our favorite holidays, Christmas and New Year's Eve. We remember Coney Island as the site for the nation's first roller coaster – but a wild ride in Pennsylvania rightfully takes the prize. We all know that Walt Disney built his second theme park in Orlando, Florida – but few remember that he nearly built it in St. Louis. And world's fairs have always been geared for families, right? Then why did so many feature nudity? And 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.
S04 E10Jan 29, 2017
Fire In The Sky Jan 29, 2017 On this special edition of America: Facts vs. Fiction, we explore the myths behind extraterrestrial spacecraft and we learn the truth of two pioneering flights. Did an alien spaceship crash in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947? Are scientists reverse-engineering extraterrestrial technology in the Nevada desert's Area 51? And we remember Charles Lindbergh as the first man to fly the Atlantic – but dozens of men preceded him. John Glenn is remembered as the first American in space – but he was really the third.
S04 E11Oct 28, 2016
Bonus Round: Fall into the Truth Oct 28, 2016 Exposing the truth behind favorite Fall holidays Thanksgiving and Halloween.
S04 E12Mar 11, 2017
Bad Medicine Mar 11, 2017 America's medical history is infected with myths. George Washington's doctors may have inadvertently killed him; Abraham Lincoln used a toxic remedy that warped his mind; and heroin was once a best-selling cough suppressant.