10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America is comprised of ten films, each created by a different documentary filmmaker. The series spotlights ten historic events that changed the landscape of America.
Did you know that President John F. Kennedy was a bodybuilder, Roman ruler Caligula loved to gamble and drug kingpin Pablo Escobar burned millions in cash to keep warm? In the series 10 Things You Don’t Know About, author and maverick historian David Eisenbach reveals intriguing and provocative details about some of history’s most fascinating individuals and groups. Tune in each week to explore the lives of historical figures ranging from Abraham Lincoln to the members of the Rat Pack, discovering what your textbooks never told you.
Depiction, in virtually real time, the New York-based events of September 11th, primarily using raw video footage from mostly amateur citizen journalists.
America The Story of Us is an epic 12-hour television event that tells the extraordinary story of how America was invented. With highly realistic CGI animation, dramatic recreations and thoughtful insights from some of America's most respected artists, business leaders, academics and intellectuals, it is the first television event in nearly 40 years to present a comprehensive telling of America's history. Elaborate, ambitious and cinematic, America The Story of Us will take you into the moments when Americans harnessed technology to advance human progress, from the rigors of linking the continent by transcontinental railroad--the internet of its day--to triumphing over vertical space through the construction of steel structured buildings to putting a man on the moon. It is an intensive loo...
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of the most legendary monuments and powerful organizations in the United States? America’s Book of Secrets lifts the veil of mystery, giving you unparalleled access to historical narratives and insider information previously hidden from the public. Through in-depth research and exclusive channels, this series delves into a variety of familiar but enigmatic American institutions, from the FBI and the Pentagon to Fort Knox and Area 51. Go beyond the locked doors and security checkpoints of government agencies, famous landmarks and stealthy societies to glimpse the hidden worlds you were never intended to see.
Famed daredevil Evel Knievel may have passed away in 2007 but his spirit lives on in others who continue to take part in similar death-defying stunts that he performed. ``American Daredevils'' follows four daredevils across America as they launch themselves through the air in vehicles, light themselves on fire and risk their lives in countless other ways in the name of doing what they love while making a living. The featured daredevils include Robert ``Spanky'' Spangler, who has been performing stunts since the age of 12 -- more than four decades ago -- and has performed alongside Knievel and other greats; Spanky's son, Bryan, who emulated his father as a kid and now performs with him on the road; Mike Buse, who earned the nickname ``Dr. Dizzy'' when he won a race after his car was spun ou...
This isn't your grandmother's antiquing. Pickers like Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are on a mission to recycle America, even if it means diving into countless piles of grimy junk or getting chased off a gun-wielding homeowner's land. Hitting back roads from coast to coast, the two men earn a living by restoring forgotten treasures to their former glory, transforming one person's trash into another's treasure. American Pickers follows them as they scour the country for hidden gems in junkyards, basements, garages and barns, meeting quirky characters and hearing their amazing stories. If you think the antique business is all about upscale boutiques and buttoned-up dealers, this show may change your mind--and teach you a thing or two about American history along the way.
On the hit series Pawn Stars, Rick Dale has restored everything from barber chairs to a 1937 gas pump. Now he gets his own series. American Restoration follows Rick’s work as owner of the Las Vegas-based Rick’s Restorations, a family business that finds, restores and upcycles cool objects. Each episode follows Rick, his staff and his teenage son as they search for a variety of objects to be bought, bartered and transformed as they set about to restore objects to precises original detail.
What if life on Earth began in outer space? Millions of people accept the theory that intelligent life forms visited Earth thousands of years ago and were worshiped as gods by primitive man. Are monuments like Stonehenge and Easter Island the last remains of an ancient alien visitation? From unexplainable super structures, to knowledge of the solar system, mathematics, and even the ability to make electricity, this special explores evidence of super-human influences on ancient man and embarks on an around-the-world search for answers. It's an investigation into a theory some believe cannot be true, but many agree cannot be ignored. (2009 special.)
Ancient Discoveries unearths new clues that connect the present with the past in more startling ways than we had ever imagined...
Ancient Discoveries posits that famous innovative thinkers like Archimedes, Ctesibius, Galen, and Heron discovered or invented numerous technologies and procedures previously thought to have been first imagined in just the last few centuries.
In the ancient texts of Homer and the walls of Egyptian tombs lie tantalizing clues that are causing historians to re-think just how sophisticated centuries-old societies were. Drawings show that the Egyptians may have unlocked the secret to flight with primitive helicopter designs, and that the Chinese had a “wind car” in the 6th century AD that could transport them over land at up to 30 miles per hour. Even more amazi...