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  • 6:00am

    Mystic Britain:

    Witches and Demons

    In the Middle Ages, evil was thought to be everywhere. From peasants to kings, the people of Britain believed devils and witches stalked the land, causing chaos, bad fortune, and tens of thousands of deaths. Hosts Clive Anderson and Mary-Ann Ochota examine this time of superstition, magic, and fear. Follow them as they visit an ancient church in the village of Troston marked with medieval demonic symbols.

  • 7:00am

    Mystic Britain:

    The Rollright Witch

    England's Rollright Stones, located on the borders of Oxfordshire and Warwickshire, are among the oldest and most mystic monuments in Britain and have captured people's imaginations for thousands of years. For some, they mark the spot of an unseen natural energy source. For others, they are the home of fairies dancing on summer evenings. Hosts Clive Anderson and Mary-Ann Ochota visit this mystic site and Long Compton to meet residents and examine ancient artifacts in hopes of separating the facts from centuries of mystery and myth.

  • 8:00am

    Air Disasters:

    Deadly Airspace

    A commercial airliner whisks 283 passengers from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur on a flight path that will take them over a conflict zone in eastern Ukraine. Mid-flight, the aircraft suddenly breaks up and crashes to Earth, killing all aboard. Signs point to a surface-to-air missile strike, but with the wreckage resting in the heart of a war zone, finding evidence proves challenging. See how investigators, against all odds, were able to literally piece together the story of what caused the 2014 crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

  • 9:00am

    Air Disasters:

    Deadly Display

    The state-of-the-art Russian aircraft Sukhoi Superjet 100 takes flight on what's meant to be a tight, 30-minute loop over Indonesia to impress potential buyers and journalists. But the trip turns catastrophic after pilots lose their way in the clouds and veer straight into a mountain at 240 mph. Just reaching the wreckage will be one of the most challenging salvage operations Indonesian investigators have ever faced. Finding an explanation for the crash will prove just as troubling.

  • 10:00am

    Disasters at Sea:

    Queen of the North

    The Queen of the North is British Columbia Ferry Services' crown jewel, a luxurious, 410-foot ship that cruises the west coast of Canada. But on March 21, 2006, disaster strikes when the passenger ferry strays off course, hits an island, and fills with icy water. Two passengers are never found, and Canada's Transportation Safety Board immediately launches an investigation. Facts are hard to come by, but rumors of an extramarital affair between two of the bridge crew spark a surprising theory about the ship's final moments.

  • 11:00am

    Rock 'N' Roll Inventions:

    This Damn Music

    Dave Davies of The Kinks in front of electric guitars. © Bosie Vincent/Sky Vision

    The jukebox. The transistor radio. The shellac record. The methods of how we listen to rock 'n' roll have been as transformative as the genre itself, constantly changing the music industry and how listeners experience it. Put your headphones on as we journey from wind-up gramophones to vinyl records to radio to the digital revolution. Some of the biggest names in rock 'n' roll producing and recording explain the impact of each innovation, and how it shaped rock 'n' roll as well as American culture.

  • 12:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Hero Pilots

    An airliner leaving LaGuardia Airport in New York is crippled after flying through a flock of birds. A Canadian flight crew faces disaster when their Boeing 767 loses power and becomes a very large and heavy glider. A violent thunderstorm wreaks havoc on a Boeing 737 flying over the Gulf of Mexico. These three crises would have led to fatal accidents if it weren't for the heroic efforts of the pilots in the cockpit. Witness some of the most remarkable landings in the history of commercial aviation and meet the pilots who pulled them off.

  • 1:00pm

    Air Warriors:

    F-22 Raptor

    In modern warfare, those who remain hidden in the skies gain a clear advantage, and there is no spy plane as undetectable as the F-22 Raptor. Get the inside story of how this war machine became the Air Force's premier stealth fighter, from taking on ISIS over the skies of Syria to chasing mysterious bombers over the Alaskan border. Combat footage of the F-22 and its predecessors plus interviews with pilots provide a rare look at this fast, powerful, and sneaky warrior.

  • 2:00pm

    America in Color:

    Small Town Life

    At the turn of the 20th century, two-thirds of Americans live in small towns, but by the 1960s, only a third remain. Some are lured to cities by the promise of opportunity and money, while others move there to escape racism and intolerance. Through it all, the myth of these quaint, harmonious communities continues to burn powerfully in the minds of many. This is the story of small town America, from soap box derbies and Will Rogers' charm to postwar poverty and the Great Migration, presented in color.

  • 3:00pm

    America in Color:

    The 1960s

    JFK's campaign motorcade through New York.

    The 1960s in the United States is a decade that played out on national television, decided a presidency, divided a nation about a war, and on July 20, 1969, declared a winner of the Space Race. Witness the dawn of modern America as it unfolded, through famous, and infamous, images and footage, shown in full color. From the drama of the Cuban Missile Crisis to the music of the Beatles, and from the March on Washington to the walk on the moon, we present the '60s like they've never been seen before.

  • 4:00pm

    MLK: The Assassination Tapes

    Logo for MLK the assassination tapes

    April 4, 1968. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is gunned down on the balcony of a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. It was all caught on film, tape and audio. So why have we seen so little of it? The well-known photograph of Dr. King's aides pointing toward the direction of the gunfire is iconic, but tells only part of the story. For the first time, a remarkable collection of recently rediscovered footage has been chronologically reassembled. The resulting documentary allows us to revisit the tumultuous events surrounding one of the most shocking assassinations in America and relive history through the voices of the era.

  • 5:00pm

    Secrets:

    Shrunken Heads

    Shrunken heads from the Shuar tribe of the Amazon.

    In the 1840s, Western explorers entered the Amazon rainforest and stumbled upon the ancient ritual of head shrinking. This isolated ceremonial practice soon became an obsession to trophy collectors, setting off a bizarre international trade, and a deadly new chapter in the history of the Shuar tribe. Follow a team of anthropologists, historians, and scientists as they use DNA, forensic science, and computer modeling to examine the ancient craft of head shrinking and the story of a society of victims, who were also perpetrators.

  • 6:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Blown Away

    The landing of a TransAsia commuter flight in bad weather goes horribly wrong in July 2014. The plane crashes less than a mile from Magong Airport in the Penghu archipelago, a popular Taiwanese vacation spot. The media quickly claims the storm caused the disaster, but investigators aren't so certain. When another TransAsia crash occurs just seven months later, their suspicions are confirmed: there is a systemic problem with the airline, and if it isn't corrected soon, the lives of more passengers and crew members will be at risk.

  • 7:00pm

    America's Hidden Stories:

    Targeting Jefferson Davis

    During a failed raid to free northern POWs in 1864, papers are found on the body of Union Colonel Ulric Dahlgren ordering the assassination of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. The discovery fuels outrage in the South and energizes the Confederate secret service. Now, historians have teamed up with descendants of the slain colonel to uncover who was behind the audacious murder plot and to consider if Abraham Lincoln's assassination one year later may have been a retaliatory measure.

  • 8:00pm

    Hannibal's March on Rome

    Even 2,000 years after his death, General Hannibal's battle strategies are still studied today. But of all his military feats, perhaps his greatest was leading his massive Carthaginian army of men and three-dozen elephants across the Alps and into the heartland of Rome in 218 B.C. Until now, the route they took has been a matter of dispute, but thanks to modern-day technology, geomorphologist Bill Mahaney and microbiologist Chris Allen believe they've accurately traced this ancient journey.

  • 9:00pm

    Eight Days that Made Rome:

    Hannibal's Last Stand

    October Films

    Years after suffering a humiliating defeat to the Carthaginian Empire at the hands of legendary General Hannibal, Rome is determined to seek revenge. The next major battle would take place on the unforgiving deserts of North Africa on October 19, 202 B.C. This single day of combat set Rome on the path to greatness and exemplified the military muscle and ambition of the emerging empire. Join host Bettany Hughes as she examines the archaeological sites and remarkable finds associated with this seminal day in Rome's rise.

  • 10:00pm

    Eight Days that Made Rome:

    The Spartacus Revolt

    October Films

    Historian Bettany Hughes travels to Pompeii and Southern Italy to discover the true story of Spartacus. His revolt against the Roman Republic began with his breakout from a gladiatorial prison one day in 73 B.C. Examine how the republic handed emergency powers to one of Rome's most ambitious citizens, Marcus Licinius Crassus, a move that set a dangerous precedent that would come back to haunt them.

  • 11:00pm

    Hannibal's March on Rome

    Even 2,000 years after his death, General Hannibal's battle strategies are still studied today. But of all his military feats, perhaps his greatest was leading his massive Carthaginian army of men and three-dozen elephants across the Alps and into the heartland of Rome in 218 B.C. Until now, the route they took has been a matter of dispute, but thanks to modern-day technology, geomorphologist Bill Mahaney and microbiologist Chris Allen believe they've accurately traced this ancient journey.

  • 12:00am

    Eight Days that Made Rome:

    Hannibal's Last Stand

    October Films

    Years after suffering a humiliating defeat to the Carthaginian Empire at the hands of legendary General Hannibal, Rome is determined to seek revenge. The next major battle would take place on the unforgiving deserts of North Africa on October 19, 202 B.C. This single day of combat set Rome on the path to greatness and exemplified the military muscle and ambition of the emerging empire. Join host Bettany Hughes as she examines the archaeological sites and remarkable finds associated with this seminal day in Rome's rise.

  • 1:00am

    Eight Days that Made Rome:

    The Spartacus Revolt

    October Films

    Historian Bettany Hughes travels to Pompeii and Southern Italy to discover the true story of Spartacus. His revolt against the Roman Republic began with his breakout from a gladiatorial prison one day in 73 B.C. Examine how the republic handed emergency powers to one of Rome's most ambitious citizens, Marcus Licinius Crassus, a move that set a dangerous precedent that would come back to haunt them.

  • 2:00am

    MLK: The Assassination Tapes

    Logo for MLK the assassination tapes

    April 4, 1968. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is gunned down on the balcony of a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. It was all caught on film, tape and audio. So why have we seen so little of it? The well-known photograph of Dr. King's aides pointing toward the direction of the gunfire is iconic, but tells only part of the story. For the first time, a remarkable collection of recently rediscovered footage has been chronologically reassembled. The resulting documentary allows us to revisit the tumultuous events surrounding one of the most shocking assassinations in America and relive history through the voices of the era.

  • 3:00am

    America in Color:

    The 1960s

    JFK's campaign motorcade through New York.

    The 1960s in the United States is a decade that played out on national television, decided a presidency, divided a nation about a war, and on July 20, 1969, declared a winner of the Space Race. Witness the dawn of modern America as it unfolded, through famous, and infamous, images and footage, shown in full color. From the drama of the Cuban Missile Crisis to the music of the Beatles, and from the March on Washington to the walk on the moon, we present the '60s like they've never been seen before.

  • 4:00am

    America in Color:

    The 1950s

    Colorized: Rosa Parks fingerprinted at a police station.

    It's a decade many consider to be America's glory years, despite fearful conflicts at home and abroad. Join us as we revisit the 1950s, when families reaped unprecedented riches, teens discovered rock 'n' roll, and a nation found itself in the throes of civil unrest and on the losing end of the Space Race. Through digital colorization, we present the most significant moments of this incredible decade like they've never been shown before, including the Korean War, the Little Rock Nine, Elvis Presley, and more.

  • 5:00am

    Great Snakes

    A black and yellow snake.

    Snakes live in forests and deserts, underground and underwater, and in every continent but Antarctica. Over the course of 150 million years, they have relentlessly adapted, changing to fit the circumstances of their climate, habitat, and access to food. Take an up-close look at cobras, black mambas, vipers, flying snakes, and some of the other 3,000 species alive today. From evil incarnate to one of evolution's great success stories, we show how the snake continues slithering forward on the path to survival.

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