History Specials Season 1
S01 E01Oct 9, 2015
Inside Alcatraz: Legends of the Rock Oct 9, 2015 This one-hour special will dig deep into the core of "The Rock," detailing its imprint on our national psyche with fresh and revealing interviews from those who know the true story of Alcatraz. We'll examine the mythology surrounding this penitentiary.
S01 E01Jun 28, 2010
10 Ways to Kill Bin Laden Jun 28, 2010 This is the inside story of the 10 ways the US government has tried to capture or kill the most...
S01 E01Nov 25, 2015
Christmas Through the Decades: The 60s Nov 25, 2015 Christmas in the 1960s was a turbulent time, marked by the tragic loss of JFK and absent loved ones fighting in Vietnam. A live Christmas Eve broadcast from Apollo 8 astronauts offered peace and hope to all on Earth, and Charlie Brown reminded us of the true meaning of Christmas.
S01 E01Oct 30, 2015
Secrets of Einstein's Brain Oct 30, 2015 The year 2015 marks the 60th anniversary of Albert Einstein's death... and the disappearance of his brain. Stolen by the doctor trusted to perform his autopsy, scientists over the decades have examined this priceless specimen to try and determine what made this seemingly normal man change the face of science and define the word genius.
S01 E01Jun 10, 2016
Time Beings: Extreme Time Travel Conspiracies Jun 10, 2016 The greatest minds in history have pointed to the theoretical possibility of time travel, but what if there were signs that human beings have already traveled through time?
S01 E01Oct 26, 2015
Roanoke: Search for the Lost Colony Oct 26, 2015 For over 400 years, the disappearance of 117 colonists from Roanoke Island has been America's oldest mystery. Now, a mysterious stone inscription may lead to uncovering the truth.
S01 E02Sep 10, 2008
102 Minutes That Changed America Sep 10, 2008 A new historical record is emerging of the sights and sounds of the attack on the World Trade...
S01 E03Jan 15, 2012
America's Book of Secrets: The Monuments Jan 15, 2012 In America, behind the public facade of nine of our most famed institutions and landmark structures, there is another world that is hidden from view. The special pierces the veil of secrecy which conceals forbidden histories and fascinating insider information from the public. Go behind the walls of the Washington Monument to reveal a series of secret symbols and codes, one which was put there by one of the world's most mysterious societies. Dig deep into the dark past of Governor's Island and unearth another possible motive for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. While in the heart of America, the Book of Secrets will uncover the shadowy past of the architect behind the St. Louis Gateway Arch and show how it relates to a theory that the Arch contains mystical powers which ultimately control the weather. Through exclusive channels of access and deep research, viewers will be taken behind the locked doors of seemingly familiar places, into worlds they weren't intended to see.
S01 E03May 10, 2010
The Real Robin Hood May 10, 2010 Robin Hood is the inspiration for more movies, radio and TV programs than any other folk hero,...
S01 E04Sep 8, 2010
9/11 State of Emergency Sep 8, 2010 On September 11, 2001 thousands of people faced the ultimate test of judgment, courage and...
S01 E05Nov 10, 2007
A Global Warning? Nov 10, 2007 Increased temperatures, sea level rise and human suffering...what's causing the Earth to warm...
S01 E05Mar 1, 2012
Secret Access: Superpower Mar 1, 2012 From breakthrough technologies to never before seen weapons and defense systems, Secret Access: Superpower is an all-access pass to America's military might, featuring the most modern weapons taking on the age old challenges of terrorism, war, bomb threats, close combat, the deepest missions of sea and death-defying airborne fights. Hosted by actor/director and military enthusiast, Peter Berg, along with Peter Singer, the noted defense expert and NY Times best-selling author, this two-hour special leads viewers down the war path of America's most remarkable munitions of past and present in an exciting and surprise-filled journey behind the scenes of the world's last remaining superpower.
S01 E06Aug 9, 2014
Ghost Planes and the Mystery of Flight 370 Aug 9, 2014 More than 80 airplanes have been declared missing since 1948. These so-called "Ghost Planes" have apparently vanished without a trace. Examine the theories surrounding these mysterious disappearances, including the fate of Malaysian Flight 370.
S01 E06Apr 14, 2012
Nazi Titanic Apr 14, 2012 Nazi Titanic is the amazing and unknown story of one of the most bizarre chapters of WWII. In the middle of the war, Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, who was fascinated by the Titanic, decided to make a movie based on the sinking of the ship. This movie was so large in its scale, the Nazis were forced to divert men, materials and ships from their war effort in order to complete the film. Over the course of production, Herbert Selpin, the movie's original director, clashed with Goebbels over their differing visions for the project. Selpin was arrested by the Gestapo and found dead in his cell the next day. Nazi Titanic reveals this little-known story by investigating the making of the film, what happened to the original, as well as the Ally sinking of the Arcona - the German liner used in the film to represent the Titanic - just days before the end of WWII, and how one Hollywood movie used footage from the Nazi-film to portray the sinking of the Titanic.
S01 E08Aug 16, 2010
Gates of Hell Aug 16, 2010 There are six places on Earth believed to be actual entrances into Hell. They include a volcano...
S01 E08Nov 3, 2009
A Chronic History Nov 3, 2009 Take a look at the history of marijuana in America and how it has been front and center in the war on drugs.
S01 E11Mar 7, 2009
Ancient Aliens Mar 7, 2009 Is it possible that intelligent life forms visited Earth thousands of years ago, bringing with...
S01 E12Jul 13, 2008
Ancient Ink Jul 13, 2008 Tattoos are more desirable than ever but do you know who created the first tattoo or why monks...
S01 E13Nov 17, 2007
Andrew Jackson Nov 17, 2007 Andrew Jackson is The History Channel's documentary on the seventh President of the United...
S01 E13Jun 21, 2012
Sniper: Inside the Crosshairs Jun 21, 2012 Accuracy and distance make snipers the most deadly combat weapon. The world's most extreme marksmen deconstruct missions and explain the battlefield from the perspective of their crosshairs.
S01 E15Jan 2, 2010
Apocalypse Island Jan 2, 2010 Archaeologist Jim Turner was island-hopping somewhere near the Marshall or Solomon Islands when...
S01 E16Jan 31, 2008
The Crusades: Crescent & The Cross, Part 1 Jan 31, 2008 The shadow of war between Christian and Muslim hangs over us today, but it is a war that began nearly a thousand years ago. By the close of the 11th century, Jerusalem had been in Muslim hands for over 400 years. In 1095 Pope Urban II launched an unprecedented military campaign to seize it back--a "Crusade" to purge the Holy Land of "the infidel". Over 60,000 Christian warriors would journey 3000 miles and for almost three years to reclaim the Holy City in the name of God. But their adversaries, the Turkish warlords of the Middle East would resist them every step of the way. In a series of epic battles and bloody massacres, tens of thousands would die as the crusaders inched ever closer towards Jerusalem.
S01 E17Jan 31, 2008
The Crusades: Crescent & The Cross, Part 2 Jan 31, 2008 In 1099 the Crusaders took Jerusalem in the bloodiest of battles, wrenching it back from the Muslims for the first time in 400 years. But, over the decades that followed, the Islamic world dreamed of fighting back. In 1144 the Muslims seized the city of Edessa from the Christians. The news reverberated back to Europe, and the Pope called for a Second Crusade. But this Crusade was a disaster. It failed to expand the Christian empire, and strengthened the resolve of the Muslims. Under their great leader, Saladin, the Muslim swept through the Christian Kingdom taking town after town. In 1187 he took Jerusalem. This shocked the west into responding, with a Third Crusade. Led by Richard the Lionheart they defeated Saladin and marched on Jerusalem. Richard failed to take the city and the Third Crusade failed.
S01 E19Nov 9, 2008
Black Blizzard Nov 9, 2008 On May 9, 1934, a massive storm darkened the skies over the Great Plains. As it marched east, it...
S01 E21Jan 19, 2009
China's First Emperor Jan 19, 2009 He would become an emperor more powerful than Napoleon, capture more territory than Alexander...
S01 E22May 3, 2008
Clash of the Cavemen May 3, 2008 25,000 B.C. In Europe, arctic glaciers reach as far south as London. Massive predators are on...
S01 E23Oct 7, 2007
Columbus: The Lost Voyage Oct 7, 2007 Ten years after his famous 1492 voyage, Christopher Columbus awaited the gallows on criminal...
S01 E24Mar 12, 2006
Comets Mar 12, 2006 Comets--these celestial travelers have forever filled us with fear and wonder. Lurking in the...
S01 E25May 15, 2009
Crash: The Next Great Depression? May 15, 2009 This special looks at the current economic meltdown in the US and compares and contrasts it with...
S01 E26Oct 17, 2009
Crime Wave: 18 Months of Mayhem Oct 17, 2009 John Dillinger, Machine Gun Kelly, Baby Face Nelson, and Bonnie and Clyde are some of the most...
S01 E27Mar 25, 2008
Crucifixion Mar 25, 2008 Throughout history, crucifixion has been one of the cruelest and most excruciating ways to die....
S01 E29Sep 26, 2009
Day After Disaster Sep 26, 2009 Against a morning sky, a mushroom cloud spirals heavenward. A nuclear bomb has detonated in the...
S01 E30Oct 25, 2009
Death Masks Oct 25, 2009 Faces...and facts...fleshed out from the grave. Unprecedented technology brings to life...
S01 E32Sep 1, 2008
First Mothers Sep 1, 2008 Who were the real powers behind the men who would be President of the United States? Who were...
S01 E34Oct 18, 2008
God vs. Satan Oct 18, 2008 Armageddon. It is a universal theme that has spanned centuries and cultures, and has, as some...
S01 E36Feb 17, 2008
History of the Joke Feb 17, 2008 Get an inside look at the past, present and future of great joke-telling in this provocative...
S01 E38Sep 19, 2009
Holy Grail In America Sep 19, 2009 Has the Holy Grail been in America all along? In 1898, a Minnesota farmer clearing trees from...
S01 E41Jun 15, 2008
How Life Began Jun 15, 2008 Explore the earliest history of our planet and how it evolved to support a rich and vibrant...
S01 E42Jan 5, 2010
How the Earth Was Made Jan 5, 2010 From a once seething, hellish mass of molten rock to the world that inhabits life today, take a...
S01 E43Apr 5, 2010
How the States Got Their Shapes Apr 5, 2010 We are so familiar with the map of United States, but do we know why our states look the way...
S01 E44Mar 18, 2009
Hunting Hitler Mar 18, 2009 The target of a daring assassination plot by members of his military, Hitler nearly died at...
S01 E46Aug 23, 2010
Jefferson Aug 23, 2010 His life is a seemingly impenetrable thicket of contradictions: he enshrined the words '"All Men...
S01 E47Nov 8, 2009
Jesse James' Hidden Treasure Nov 8, 2009 He was one of the most fabled antiheroes of the Old West, a complicated figure whose outlaw...
S01 E48Mar 8, 2008
Journey to 10,000 BC Mar 8, 2008 It was a time of cataclysmic change a disruption in the global climate unlike anything the earth...
S01 E48Mar 30, 2010
The Real Face of Jesus Mar 30, 2010 In May 2010, the Shroud of Turin will be put on public display for the first time in ten years. The Real Face of Jesus? documents a team of graphic artists as it uses cutting-edge 3D software to bring this holy relic, which many believe Jesus Christ was buried in, to life unveiling the most accurate image of Jesus Christ ever seen.
S01 E49Apr 5, 2008
King Apr 5, 2008 Tom Brokaw brings to life the epic story of one of the most important figures in history. To...
S01 E50Mar 7, 2007
Last Stand of the 300 Mar 7, 2007 After Custer, Thermopylae is the most famous last stand in history. In a narrow pass in Northern...
S01 E53Sep 6, 2009
Manson Sep 6, 2009 He was the mastermind of the most notorious murders in U.S. history, a crazed guru who terrified...
S01 E54Sep 16, 2009
Mysteries of the Freemasons: America Sep 16, 2009 Is America the creation of the Freemasons? For hundreds of years, suspicions of a plot to take...
S01 E55Sep 16, 2009
Mysteries of the Freemasons: The Beginning Sep 16, 2009 Suspected throughout their long history of plotting to overtake the world, accused of fomenting...
S01 E56Oct 13, 2008
Body Language Decoded Oct 13, 2008 Delve into the science of non-verbal signals as this very visual and highly entertaining exposé reveals the hidden language in which 93% of human communication takes place.
S01 E56Jan 3, 2009
Nostradamus 2012 Jan 3, 2009 It's a year that many have prophesized will bring a catastrophic end to life as we know it....
S01 E57Mar 18, 2009
Plotting to Kill Hitler Mar 18, 2009 The course of history could have been so different if the first plot to kill Adolf Hitler, in...
S01 E58Jul 27, 2008
Prehistoric Monsters Revealed Jul 27, 2008 Since the beginning of time, 99% of all the animal and sea creatures that ever lived on Earth...
S01 E60Oct 26, 2008
Primal Fear Oct 26, 2008 Primal Fear will be a two-hour Special detailing our most pervasive and terrifying fears. Each...
S01 E61Mar 1, 2008
Quest for the Lost Ark Mar 1, 2008 The existence and location of the Ark of the Covenant has remained one of the most enduring...
S01 E62May 15, 2009
Ripped Off: Madoff and the Scamming of America May 15, 2009 In this hour, experts dissect the Bernie Madoff $50 billion Ponzi scheme -- how it began, how it...
S01 E64Mar 15, 2010
Samurai Mar 15, 2010 More than 350 years after his death, Miyamoto Musashi is celebrated in Japan as a national hero....
S01 E65Aug 24, 2008
Secret Access: Air Force One Aug 24, 2008 Viewers will go where only the most elite insiders from the highest levels of the US government...
S01 E66May 15, 2009
Secret Societies May 15, 2009 They are the subject of controversy and curiosity, clandestine organizations with members that...
S01 E67Oct 12, 2008
Secrets of Body Language Oct 12, 2008 Most people think they communicate primarily with words, but research shows only 7% of...
S01 E68Sep 28, 2012
Sniper: Deadliest Missions Sep 28, 2012 Examine the painstaking process perfected by the expert marksmen who live by the credo "one shot, one kill."
S01 E68Nov 15, 2008
Secrets of Kabbalah Nov 15, 2008 An ancient, inspirational form of Jewish mysticism, Kabbalah has now reached cult-like...
S01 E69Nov 15, 2008
Secrets of the Koran Nov 15, 2008 The Koran is one of the most important works ever written. For almost one billion people...
S01 E69Jun 18, 2009
Art of War Jun 18, 2009 All warfare is based on deception. Therefore, when capable of attacking, feign incapacity; when active in moving troops, feign inactivity. When near the enemy, make it seem that you are far away; when far away, make it seem that you are near." - Sun Tzu Sun Tzu was the Nostradamus of warfare and his book Art of War, written 2,400 years ago, is still the ultimate how-to guide for winning at war. This feature-length HISTORY special weaves together the epic story of Sun Tzu himself, and a war that occurred soon after his death in which a city was saved using his tactics, paving the way toward the unification of China. Art of War is an emotional, epic and ultimately visual understanding of Sun Tzu's lessons, telling the story of other great battles in history, from Rome to the Civil War, WWII and the present day, that help to illustrate that on the battlefields of war, people who understand strategy are the most dangerous weapons of all.
S01 E70Jan 4, 2009
Seven Signs of the Apocalypse Jan 4, 2009 War, famine, plague According to the Book of Revelation in the Bible, these are three of the...
S01 E72Aug 6, 2009
Sex In the Ancient World: Pompeii & Egypt Aug 6, 2009 Peer into the sex life of the ancients, from the princes and queens of Egypt to the prostitutes...
S01 E73Apr 21, 2007
Sherman's March Apr 21, 2007 Known affectionately as "Uncle Billy" by Union soldiers, but reviled in the South as a brutal...
S01 E76Nov 28, 2008
Sputnik Mania Nov 28, 2008 October 4, 2007 is the 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik, the first man-made object ever...
S01 E77Feb 15, 2009
Stealing Lincoln's Body Feb 15, 2009 Before Lincoln finally came to rest in a steel-and-concrete-reinforced underground vault in...
S01 E78Nov 22, 2009
Surviving the Holidays With Lewis Black Nov 22, 2009 Join ever-acerbic comedian Lewis Black on an odyssey through history to rediscover and...
S01 E80Nov 9, 2008
The Brain Nov 9, 2008 The Brain is a voyage of discovery into the evolutionary history of our last biological...
S01 E83Mar 3, 2007
The Dark Ages Mar 3, 2007 The Roman Empire, rotten to the core by the fifth century, lay open to barbarian warriors....
S01 E87Dec 22, 2007
The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth Dec 22, 2007 It was the largest manhunt in history - ten thousand federal troops, detectives and police...
S01 E88Oct 17, 2009
The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After Oct 17, 2009 In 2009, 46 years after he was shot, JFK will be gone for as long as he was alive. While the...
S01 E89Sep 16, 2009
The Knights Templar Sep 16, 2009 For nearly two centuries, the Knights Templar was the most powerful order in the medieval world....
S01 E90Jun 22, 2008
The Lost Pyramid Jun 22, 2008 On the edge of the Giza Plateau, a team of archaeologists is uncovering a giant pyramid. As they...
S01 E92Mar 3, 2007
The Plague Mar 3, 2007 It began like the common cold. Then fever, baseball-sized black swellings on the neck, coughing...
S01 E96Oct 27, 2009
The Real Wolfman Oct 27, 2009 In the mid 1700s, a mysterious beast viciously attacked and killed 102 villagers in the French...
S01 E97Sep 16, 2009
The Templar Code Sep 16, 2009 For nearly two centuries, the Knights Templar were the medieval world's most powerful order, a...
S01 E98Dec 21, 2007
The True Story of Charlie Wilson's War Dec 21, 2007 As incredible as anything in the pages of Tom Clancy or John le CarrÃ©, this is a gripping story...
The True Story of Che Guevara From the Jungles of Congo to the mountains of Bolivia and streets of Havana...Che was...
S01 E100May 31, 2009
The Unreal Story of Pro Wrestling May 31, 2009 Is Pro Wrestling on the level or is it fake? And, if it's fake, was it ever really real to being...
S01 E101Dec 11, 2008
The White House: Behind Closed Doors Dec 11, 2008 The White House has been home to America's presidents and their families for more than 200...
S01 E103Jul 6, 2010
Afraid of the Dark Jul 6, 2010 Go back to a time before the invention of artificial light and experience a world petrified in the pitch of darkness...when fear ruled the night. Throughout the ages, real and imagined terror existed in the absence of light, and night time was anything but relaxing between the brutal bandits and horrors ...
S01 E104Jul 20, 2010
Most Extreme Airports Jul 20, 2010 A strip of land fought over for centuries by England and Spain creates a nightmare of historic proportion for airline pilots. Gibraltar Airport's powerful winds and short runway --complete with ground traffic -- make it one of the world's most treacherous.
S01 E104May 31, 2009
Underwater Universe May 31, 2009 Throughout history, tidal waves have drowned us, storm surges have sunk cities, and hurricanes...
S01 E105Jun 17, 2009
Unsung Heroes of Pearl Harbor Jun 17, 2009 America's myth makers don't like to look into defeats for their heroes. The disaster at Pearl...
S01 E106Oct 9, 2009
What Went Down: Pearl Harbor Oct 9, 2009 Experience what it would have been like to be present at history's most world-changing moments...
S01 E107Oct 9, 2009
What Went Down: The Alamo Oct 9, 2009 Experience what it would have been like to be present at history's most world-changing moments...
S01 E108Jun 21, 2010
Who Really Discovered America? Jun 21, 2010 Did other explorers beat Columbus to our shores? New evidence suggests that America may have...
S01 E109Oct 19, 2010
I Am Alive: Surviving the Andes Plane Crash Oct 19, 2010 On Friday the 13th of October 1972, a charter plane carrying 45 rugby team members crashed in...
S01 E111Jan 6, 2010
The Road to Nowhere Jan 6, 2010 In this Episode of Life After People: What happens to the world when mankind stops traveling...
S01 E113Dec 14, 2010
Third Reich: The Rise Dec 14, 2010 A unique perspective on the rise of Nazi Germany and how millions of people were so vulnerable to fascism, told through rare and never-before-seen amateur films shot by the Germans who were there.
S01 E114Dec 15, 2010
Third Reich: Third Fall Dec 15, 2010 How did the Germans experience the Allied victory in WWII? Rarely-and never-before-seen amateur films recount the catastrophic downfall of the Third Reich through the eyes of the people who lived it: the Germans themselves.
S01 E118Nov 30, 2010
The President's Book of Secrets Nov 30, 2010 Moments after the President of the United States is sworn into office he gains access to...
S01 E119Feb 21, 2011
It's Good to be President Feb 21, 2011 We Americans like to think we know our President. We followed him during the campaign, invited him into our living rooms during countless televised appearances and even learned about his cholesterol count after each annual physical at Bethesda.
S01 E122Jan 4, 2011
Prophets of Doom Jan 4, 2011 Today's world has troubles unique to its time in history, from the global financial crisis to...
S01 E122Apr 6, 2011
Weird Warfare Apr 6, 2011 Throughout history, mankind's ingenuity has pursued better ways to kill enemies and win wars. But hidden by our more famous inventions lie some highly unusual, sometimes unbelievable efforts. This special reveals the most absurd, ridiculous and radical examples of warfare ever recorded.Runtime:
S01 E123Jan 11, 2011
10.0 Megaquake Jan 11, 2011 Scientists offer insight into how and where a 10. 0 megaquake could strike. This two-hour...
S01 E124Apr 1, 2011
Jesus: The Lost 40 Days Apr 1, 2011 According to the Bible, Jesus Christ spent 40 days on Earth after his resurrection that first Easter Sunday. Yet the New Testament devotes only a few paragraphs to this pivotal time period. What did Jesus do and say during those incredible 40 days, and can his words then contain his most important teachings now?
S01 E124Feb 1, 2011
Bigfoot: The Definitive Guide Feb 1, 2011 A team of top scientists come together with one goal: to create the definitive guide to Bigfoot....
S01 E125Feb 8, 2011
Reagan Feb 8, 2011 As we approach what would have been President Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday in 2011, some say...
S01 E132Mar 22, 2011
Journey to the Center of the Earth Mar 22, 2011 Civilization's final frontier may not be the furthest reaches of space, but the inner world...
S01 E133Mar 29, 2011
Secret Access: The Vatican Mar 29, 2011 What happens inside the Vatican continues to compel billions of people and change history -- but...
S01 E136Nov 14, 2011
Scammed Nov 14, 2011 Get inside the world of cons as Paul Wilson, aka the "World's Greatest Con Man," exposes the complicated schemes and straightforward hustles that have plagued unsuspecting people throughout history, showing how many of these scams survived - and evolved to be brutally effective with the help of modern technology.
S01 E137Nov 21, 2011
The Stoned Ages Nov 21, 2011 From the early cave dwellers who first stumbled upon psychedelic mushrooms to the over 6000-year-old tradition of opium cultivation in the East to a modern pharmaceutical industry with over 24,000 drugs on the market, drugs have played a role in our lives since well before recorded human history.
S01 E139May 3, 2011
Custer's Last Man: I Survived Little Big Horn May 3, 2011 New evidence is highlighted that there may have been a lone survivor of the iconic Battle of...
S01 E140Oct 25, 2011
Zombies: A Living History Oct 25, 2011 Most people believe zombies are a recent phenomenon that grew out of comic books, movies and TV. The truth is very different. This two-hour special explores the real story of zombies beginning at the dawn of civilization and continuing right through to today. The first written reference to zombies can be found in the Epic of Gilgamesh, mankind's oldest work of literature.
S01 E140May 29, 2011
Gettysburg May 29, 2011 The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but it can never forget what...
S01 E141Nov 15, 2011
Engineering Evil: Inside The Holocaust Nov 15, 2011 A two-hour portrait of the evolution of the Holocaust--from the early days of persecution in Nazi Germany to the final days of wanton annihilation. This special travels through the archives of Eastern Europe, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C., and the restoration labs of Yad Vashem in Israel tell the story of persecution, theft and murder through artifacts, rarely seen photographs and motion picture footage. Experts from across the globe illuminate what it took to systematically implement the destruction of millions of people.
S01 E142Nov 20, 2011
Pirate Island Nov 20, 2011 Haven, graveyard, legend and lore. History was made and lies buried on Pirate Island - the coral ringed Isle Saint Marie off the coast of Madagascar that sheltered the world's most ruthless 18th century pirates. This real Treasure Island was home for pirates like Captain Kidd, who continue to capture our modern day imagination, and sailed from this very real place in history.
S01 E143Dec 1, 2011
Pearl Harbor: 24 Hours After Dec 1, 2011 Discover the untold story of the events that occurred immediately after President Roosevelt received the call that Pearl Harbor had been attacked. New evidence from the FDR Library reveals the true panic that gripped the White House and shook the nation.
S01 E145Jul 5, 2011
The Lost Kennedy Home Movies Jul 5, 2011 Gathered from archives and attics and now seen for the first time, these extremely-rare home...
S01 E145Feb 19, 2012
Going Medieval Feb 19, 2012 Weapons expert Mike Loades takes an action-filled trip through the medieval world to see what life was really like during the age of knights and castles.
S01 E146Jul 26, 2011
Meat America Jul 26, 2011 Jamie Stachowski, the maestro of meat, lifts the lid on the American melting pot to see what's...
S01 E147Aug 16, 2011
You Don't Know Dixie Aug 16, 2011 The idea that history is written by the victors is perhaps nowhere more true than in the...
S01 E148Jun 1, 2012
National History Bee Jun 1, 2012 Who was the first U.S. President from New York? What pre-Revolutionary event involved an unauthorized boarding of the Dartmouth, the Eleanor, and the Beaver? This school year, thousands of students from across the U.S. faced tough questions like these in the first annual National History Bee Competition. The top scorers qualified for a two-day National Championship held in Washington, D.C., where one young scholar walked away with a $50,000 scholarship and a national championship title. HISTORY will air the final rounds of this first-ever, fast-paced competition, in which students will race to demonstrate their knowledge of history from a wide array of eras and disciplines.
S01 E149Apr 15, 2012
Titanic At 100- Mystery Solved Apr 15, 2012 On the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the once "unsinkable" ship, HISTORY illustrates in CGI what happened structurally to the RMS Titanic, minute by minute, after the collision. For the first time, the entire ship and debris field is made visible in stunning HD and 3D-HD, dramatically underscoring this ...
S01 E151Jul 24, 2012
The Godfather Legacy Jul 24, 2012 This gripping story of an immigrant family has held us captive for 40 years. The Godfather remains one of cinema's most iconic films, and the Corleone family continues its influence on culture and HISTORY.
S01 E151Sep 5, 2011
Targeting Bin Laden Sep 5, 2011 He was the world's most wanted terrorist, and his death ended the costliest manhunt in American...
S01 E152Sep 11, 2012
Jesse James Blacksmith Sep 11, 2012 Witness the incredible skills of this world-class welder who became a coppersmith to make a motorcycle out of copper. Without blueprints or instructions, he sets out to build a 1930s race car engine.
S01 E153Sep 9, 2011
9/11: The Days After Sep 9, 2011 The world changed irrevocably on 9/11. HISTORY shows us how. Following in the storytelling tradition of the Emmy Award-winning 102 Minutes That Changed America, 9/11: The Days After chronicles not only the hours, days and weeks after the worst terrorist attack in American history, but also the decade that followed. Beginning on September 12, 2001 - a Wednesday unlike any other - the special uses rarely seen and unexpected archival material from around the world to capture the themes that define us after the attacks and demonstrates how our lives were forever cleaved into "before 9/11" and "after."
S01 E153Sep 9, 2011
9/11: The Days After Sep 9, 2011 The world changed irrevocably on 9/11. HISTORY shows us how. Following in the storytelling...
S01 E154Sep 9, 2011
Voices From Inside the Towers Sep 9, 2011 At 8:46 a.m. on September 11, 2001, American Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World...
S01 E154Oct 9, 2012
Caligula: 1400 Days of Terror Oct 9, 2012 It only takes one person to make a difference and fewer than four years to wreak carnal havoc on the Roman Empire. Through Caligula: 1400 Days of Terror, HISTORY explores the orgies, incest and murderous acts of the 28-year-old reigning lunatic's life.
S01 E155Sep 10, 2011
Making the 9/11 Memorial Sep 10, 2011 HISTORY'S commitment to honoring the memories of 9/11 continues with a modern marvel. The only...
S01 E157Oct 25, 2012
What's the Earth Worth? Oct 25, 2012 We take the ultimate inventory of all the natural resources that the earth has to offer to uncover the absolute value of the planet.
S01 E158Nov 18, 2012
Superstorm 2012: Hell And High Water Nov 18, 2012 Hurricane Sandy was one of the most devastating super storms to hit our shores, claiming over 160 lives and causing billions of dollars in damage. This special examines what happened when Sandy hit and how it happened.
S01 E159Dec 1, 2012
WWII from Space Dec 1, 2012 This spectacular two-hour special delivers the tipping points of World War II as you've never seen them before. The key editorial feature of the program is an all-seeing CGI eye; bringing a new visual approach to the biggest conflict of all time.
S01 E159Oct 5, 2011
History of the World in Two Hours Oct 5, 2011 A rapid-fire history of our world, from the beginning of time as we know it to present day. This...
S01 E160Dec 20, 2012
2012 The End Is Now Dec 20, 2012 Across the country, "preppers" are building and stocking underground bunkers and drawing up escape plans in anticipation of the apocalypse.
S01 E162Nov 14, 2011
Engineering Evil Nov 14, 2011 Two years ago, a German family cleaning their attic discovered the original blueprints to one of...
S01 E162Jan 5, 2013
101 Fasts Foods that Changed the World Jan 5, 2013 Across borders, cultures and time, food is one thing that all people share. And from the time of the caveman to today's spaceman we like our food to go. While the burger and fries reign supreme in the world of fast food, grub on the go has taken us way past the drive-thru. Quick eats like beef jerky have allowed us to explore new frontiers and pocket-sized portables like protein bars enable us to push our bodies to the limit, no matter the conditions. Fueled by pizza, we have burned the midnight oil, and from the battleground (MREs) to the final frontier (space food,) food is always along for the ride. This is the countdown of fast foods that takes us back, propels us forward, and sometimes even gazes into the future (the fortune cookie.)
S01 E163Jan 12, 2013
101 Objects that Changed the World Jan 12, 2013 Our lives are so full of stuff these days that the average object is instantly forgettable. But, when fate and history combine, even the simplest of objects become infused with destiny--so much so that they actually change the world.
S01 E164Dec 6, 2011
Pearl Harbor: 24 Hours After Dec 6, 2011 This momentous special reveals the untold story of the little-known, yet pivotal, events that...
S01 E164Jan 27, 2013
Invisible Jan 27, 2013 As we look at the world around us, we think we're seeing things as they really are. But in fact, our human senses can only perceive less than 1% of what's actually there. The rest is invisible. Every day, unseen rays and waves bombard us.
S01 E165Dec 12, 2011
Proving God Dec 12, 2011 For centuries, science and faith have been polarized on some of the most fundamental questions...
S01 E165Feb 16, 2013
Stories From the Road to Freedom Feb 16, 2013 Get a fresh perspective on African-American history from emancipation to the civil rights era.
S01 E169May 27, 2013
Ultimate WWII Weapons May 27, 2013 This countdown special reveals the weapons, inventions and vehicles that shaped and decided World War II. Counting down from 10 to 1, we ll provide an expert-led analysis of key game changers, from every theatre of the war.
S01 E170Jun 16, 2013
101 Weapons that Changed the World Jun 16, 2013 From the catapult to the stealth fighter, the most basic and the most complex weapons alike have changed the course of history--and with it, our world.
S01 E171Jul 13, 2013
The Secret World of Gold Jul 13, 2013 Valued for its permanence, beauty and scarcity, people will lie, cheat, steal and kill in the name of gold. To finance the Third Reich, the Nazis went after the gold of Europe. Allied countries stored their gold offshore to keep it safe.
S01 E172Sep 10, 2013
9/11: Relics from the Wreckage Sep 10, 2013 How do you honor the memory and legacy of over 3,000 lives lost to the terror attacks of 9/11? That is the challenge facing the creators of the National 9/11 Memorial Museum, opening in 2014.
S01 E173Sep 13, 2013
Target Earth Sep 13, 2013 On Target Earth, a 2-hour special on H2, scientists, government officials and other experts examine earth's infrastructures and life-support systems to theorize how humans would fare in an alien attack.
S01 E174Sep 28, 2013
History Made Now: Wheels of Fortune Sep 28, 2013 Car collectors from around the world are flocking to a small town in the heart of the Midwest for the chance of a lifetime. In a closed down family car dealership in Nebraska, the mother lode of classic cars.
S01 E175Nov 22, 2013
JFK Assassination The Definitive Guide Nov 22, 2013 September 11th... Pearl Harbor... the assassination of JFK. Days that forever changed America. But the Kennedy assassination is different: 50 years after it happened, most Americans think we don't know who did it.
S01 E179Sep 11, 2014
Rebuilding the World Trade Center Sep 11, 2014 Marcus Robinson's inspiring documentary chronicles the reconstruction of the World Trade Center and restoration of the New York City skyline. Eight years in the making, this special focuses on the construction workers who performed the Herculean task.
S01 E189Nov 9, 2015
Bigfoot Captured Nov 9, 2015 Bigfoot is America's most legendary creature and one that has always inspired more questions than answers.
S01 E191Dec 2, 2015
Christmas Through the Decades: The 70s Dec 2, 2015 In the 1970s we traveled to a galaxy far far away with our Star Wars action figures and visited Big Bird on Sesame Street.
S01 E193Dec 9, 2015
The 80s Dec 9, 2015 The 80s were all about the Walkman, Cabbage Patch Kids, and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Relive the splendor of Clark Griswold's Christmas light display.
S01 E194Dec 16, 2015
Christmas Through the Decades: The 90s Dec 16, 2015 The 90s holiday season began with cheer as Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev resigned on Christmas Day. Desktop computers, Tickle Me Elmo and the latest Beanie Baby toys.
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Nostradamus: 21st Century Prophecies Revealed Jan 18, 2038 How did a French prophet living in 16th century France predict so many modern day disasters?
S01 E199Nov 30, 2015
The Making of Trump Nov 30, 2015 The swagger. The outrageous pronouncements. The ego. The wealth. The hair. This is the story of how Donald John Trump became "The Donald".
S01 E201Jul 24, 2016
The Rise and Fall of El Chapo Jul 24, 2016 Killer, drug smuggler, folk hero, Houdini of jailhouse escapes--the legend of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is well known.
S01 E202Aug 14, 2016
50 Years of Star Trek Aug 14, 2016 50 YEARS OF STAR TREK celebrates the phenomenon that is the Star Trek franchise from its origins as a primetime television series to the worldwide blockbuster itâ€™s become.
S01 E203Sep 5, 2016
15 Septembers Later Sep 5, 2016 Featuring interviews with key political figures including President George W Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Rudolph Giuliani, Michael Bloomberg, and Dan Rather.
S01 E205Sep 11, 2016
America's 9/11 Flag: Rise from the Ashes Sep 11, 2016 Featuring best-selling author and History host Brad Meltzer, this program uncovers the mystery and search of the iconic Ground Zero 9/11 Flag.
S01 E206Nov 1, 2016
White Supremacy: Going Under Nov 1, 2016 Tells the extraordinary stories of three people who infiltrated white hate groups in an effort to bring them down from the inside.
S01 E207Nov 6, 2016
Nostradamus: Election 2016 Nov 6, 2016 While many agree that Nostradamus predicted some of the most tumultuous and destructive events in history.
S01 E208Nov 13, 2016
Isis - The Rise of Terror Nov 13, 2016 How does a local militia run by a former criminal become the world's most feared terrorist organization--a self-proclaimed state.
S01 E209Dec 3, 2016
Pearl Harbor: 75 Years Later Dec 3, 2016 This documentary special takes us on a journey through the "day that will live in infamy," by exploring the biggest stories and lesser known details that still surprise us.
S01 E210Dec 4, 2016
Pearl Harbor: The Truth Dec 4, 2016 This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The truth behind Pearl Harbor is explored through new revelations from previously undisclosed documents.
S01 E212Jan 15, 2017
The 44th President: In His Own Words Jan 15, 2017 Comprised of two interviews with President Barack Obama conducted both before and after the 2016 Presidential election, The 44th President: In His Own Words.
S01 E213Mar 26, 2017
Roanoke: A Mystery Carved in Stone Mar 26, 2017 For centuries, the disappearance of 117 colonists from Roanoke Island has been this country's oldest mystery.
S01 E214Mar 26, 2017
Return to Roanoke: Search for the Seven Mar 26, 2017 Stonework experts Jim and Bill Vieira continue their hunt for the Lost Colony of Roanoke by analyzing the inscription on the mysterious Dare Stone against the 400-year-old record.
S01 E216Jun 11, 2017
Hamilton: Building America Jun 11, 2017 This two-hour documentary captures the amazing life and times of our nation's forgotten founding father: Alexander Hamilton.