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  • 6:00am

    Mighty Ships:

    Becrux

    The Becrux, a ship

    MV Becrux is a modern day Noah's Ark, a $100-million custom-built ship designed to carry one of Australia's most important exports: livestock. Join her on her latest mission delivering 16,000 cattle and $12 million of cargo to Indonesia. The job will require 300 tons of feed and 100,000 gallons of water a day, plus a high-powered ventilation system and state-of-the-art electronics just to get moving. Add in a tight deadline, heavy traffic, and pirate-infested seas, and it makes for one intense journey.

  • 7:00am

    Aerial America:

    New England

    The rich history of American independence rings out from just about every corner of New England, from the Massachusetts harbors where early rebellions triggered a revolution to the rocky peaks where freedom soars today. From the air, there's no end to the wonders of this northeastern region. Take a sky-high journey with us as we capture the pristine lakes on Maine's northern border, the rocky shores of Connecticut's stunning coast, the fall colors that blanket the mountains of Vermont, and beyond.

  • 8:00am

    Secrets of Shark Island

    The Revillagigedo Islands, about 200 miles off the coast of Mexico, may not look like much on the surface, but beneath is one of nature's best-kept secrets: a home to some of the greatest concentrations of fish in the world. This is the only natural juncture for miles in an otherwise empty Pacific Ocean, and a crucial area for migrating sharks and other apex predators. Enter a world where whitetip sharks, giant lobsters, and moray eels share living quarters, humpback whales breed, and mantas and tuna feast on bait in this land of plenty.

  • 9:00am

    Hunt for the Super Predator

    Orka playing in the water © Dan Paris

    There's a mysterious predator lurking in the depths of Australia's wild Southern Ocean, a beast that savagely devoured a great white shark in front of cinematographer David Riggs 11 years ago. Riggs's obsession to find the killer leads him to an aquatic battle zone that's remained hidden until now. Here, killer whales, colossal squid and great white sharks face off in an underwater coliseum where only the fiercest creatures of the marine world survive.

  • 10:00am

    Great White Code Red

    Great white shark in murky water

    Shark specialist Dr. Geremy Cliff and sensory biologist Dr. Craig O'Connell have joined forces to unlock the hunting secrets of the ocean's perfect predator, the great white shark. To do so, they'll go beneath its skin, dissecting the giant to reveal the six incredible senses that drive this powerful creature to the ultimate attack. Enter the operating room and see how the great white is not a cold-blooded killer to fear, but an evolutionary marvel that should be respected and revered.

  • 11:00am

    Apocalypse: The Second World War:

    Shock

    Siberian troops on the march holding rifles © Tous droits réservés/CC ET C

    Paris is occupied along with nearly all of Europe's capitals, but London continues to defy German aggression. A private family's homemade film follows Rose Gowlland, a three-year-old British girl who has already lived through two years of war under the Blitz. Restored, unseen footage follows both sides of the war in the east, as sweeping summer victories turn to frozen winter nightmares outside Moscow. To the south, German forces inflict even more terrible nightmares on the Jews of Kiev in a ravine known as Babi Yar-and document their own atrocities. And in the winter of 1941, a shocking, devastating attack in the Pacific brings a reluctant United States into the war. The tables begin to turn, finally, against the German war machine.

  • 12:00pm

    America in Color:

    The 1940s

    It was an American era defined by a world war that united a nation and triggered an economic boom, but also unleashed fear and prejudice. This is the story of the 1940s like it's never been seen before, thanks to digital colorization technology. Watch our transformation from an isolated country to a global superpower, captured by rarely seen footage of the Pearl Harbor attacks, home movies behind the barbed wire fences of Japanese American internment camps, and newsreels of post-war celebration, discontentment, and growing prosperity.

  • 1:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Into the Eye of the Storm

    They're called hurricane hunters, research scientists who head straight into killer storms to collect valuable data that will ultimately save lives. In 1989, however, it's the scientists' own lives that are in peril after they enter one of the most violent forces of nature of all time: Hurricane Hugo. Relive their harrowing battle against this category 5 monster and the efforts to keep NOAA 42 in the air as it's ripped apart by a raging storm growing stronger by the minute.

  • 2:00pm

    Russian Revolution in Color:

    Freedom and Hope

    Russian propaganda poster with image of man in red cap with star pointing

    The Russian Revolution, one of the defining moments in world history, began as a simple demonstration over bread. But the demands of factory workers soon transformed into a political movement that became so powerful it brought one of the greatest empires to its knees. Relive the first stages in Russia's new era of socialism, from optimistic beginnings to the ominous direction it took under the rule of Lenin and the Bolshevik Party.

  • 3:00pm

    Russian Revolution in Color:

    Fear and Paranoia

    Russian propaganda poster calling for revolution

    In just a few short years, the ideals that inspired the Russian Revolution became distant memories, forgotten or ignored by Lenin and the Bolshevik Party. Instead, fear, paranoia, and violence became the new culture. The sailors of Kronshtadt registered a protest against Lenin, believing they were exercising their democratic duty. But in fact they were unknowingly plotting a collision course with the Red Army. It was to be the beginning of the end for the one-time heroes of the revolution.

  • 4:00pm

    Museum Secrets Revealed:

    Moscow

    State Historical Museum of Moscow © KENSINGTON COMMUNICATIONS INC.

    Why did Ivan the Terrible become Ivan the Remorseful? How was novelist Alexander Pushkin killed in a duel after compiling a record of 28-0? And what was opulence-hating Vladimir Lenin doing with a Rolls Royce? Inside the State Historical Museum of Moscow, the history of Russia is on display, revealing fascinating stories spanning thousands of years. Join the museum’s curators, war experts, and Russian historians as they enter the galleries, ask tough questions, and find answers to some of Mother Russia’s best-kept secrets and darkest mysteries.

  • 5:00pm

    Mighty Ships:

    Le Boreal

    The Le Bor?al, a ship

    For the adventurous seafarer, Le Boreal leaves all other cruise ships in its wake. Passengers pay up to $15,000 for the opportunity to board this luxurious liner, but they're not here to be pampered. They pay to enter a continent few will ever experience: Antarctica. Join us on Le Boreal's maiden voyage, as she travels in high style to the bottom of the world. To get there, she will venture into the harshest maritime environment on Earth, and it will take every bit of her staff's skills to reach their destination on time and in one piece.

  • 6:00pm

    Apocalypse: The Second World War:

    The World Ablaze

    Five kamikaze pilots drink tea © CC ET C / Tous droits réservés

    Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The tragic images of the US Navy fleet burning and sinking at anchor have been engraved in memory as Roosevelt's "date which will live in infamy." Now, for the first time, see Japanese pilots and crewmen waking up in the predawn hours of December 7, 1941, as they prepare to attack their powerful neighbor across the ocean. In 1941 it is anything but obvious, but the tide has already begun to turn against the Axis powers.

  • 7:00pm

    The Weapon Hunter:

    D-Day Detonator

    Military weapons enthusiast and host Paul Shull takes on his greatest challenge yet: to rebuild an entire battle, and not just any battle. He's going to reconstruct D-Day from the ground up. Join him as he fires the weapons used that day, rides an LST landing ship during a dramatic reenactment, and meets some of the heroes who stormed the beach and led the Allies to victory. It's an incredible, immersive mission that details the scale, planning, and courage of the men who carried out the largest amphibious invasion in history.

  • 8:00pm

    The Roman Invasion of Britain:

    Dominion

    Close up of Roman soldier wearing helmet

    Once considered a mere nuisance, Scottish barbarians and opposition tribes were growing in numbers. Rome's centuries-long hold on Britain was quickly slipping from its weakening grasp. Its diluted army could no longer fight off the enemy, which cost them dearly, not only in military loss, but also in trade and business. Witness the beginning of the end of the Great Empire as we reconstruct some of the opposition's most daring raids, and discover why the Romans were unable to muster the energy to save themselves and their reign over Britannia.

  • 9:00pm

    WWII's Most Daring Raids:

    Cutting Rommel's Lifeline

    In the scorching North African desert in January 1942, the British Special Air Service is sent on a do-or-die mission. They must infiltrate a Libyan harbor and destroy Nazi Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's vital fuel supplies and other high-value targets. These men have the expertise, but do they have the experience to pull off this dangerous raid? Witness the action firsthand as we relive this daring raid, told through the testimony of commanding officer Colonel Stirling and other key members of his fearless force.

  • 10:00pm

    Combat Trains:

    WWII - The Homefront

    In the 1940s, Britain's railways were repeatedly relied upon to serve the war effort, and time and again, they delivered. They moved millions of children from the bombs of London to the relative safety of the countryside and rescued thousands of retreating soldiers at Dunkirk. We detail how Britain's trains functioned so well while under severe attack, and show tales of heroism involving the railway staff. We then feature a small Hampshire station that played a large role in the biggest amphibious invasion the world has ever known.

  • 11:00pm

    The Roman Invasion of Britain:

    Dominion

    Close up of Roman soldier wearing helmet

    Once considered a mere nuisance, Scottish barbarians and opposition tribes were growing in numbers. Rome's centuries-long hold on Britain was quickly slipping from its weakening grasp. Its diluted army could no longer fight off the enemy, which cost them dearly, not only in military loss, but also in trade and business. Witness the beginning of the end of the Great Empire as we reconstruct some of the opposition's most daring raids, and discover why the Romans were unable to muster the energy to save themselves and their reign over Britannia.

  • 12:00am

    WWII's Most Daring Raids:

    Cutting Rommel's Lifeline

    In the scorching North African desert in January 1942, the British Special Air Service is sent on a do-or-die mission. They must infiltrate a Libyan harbor and destroy Nazi Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's vital fuel supplies and other high-value targets. These men have the expertise, but do they have the experience to pull off this dangerous raid? Witness the action firsthand as we relive this daring raid, told through the testimony of commanding officer Colonel Stirling and other key members of his fearless force.

  • 1:00am

    Combat Trains:

    WWII - The Homefront

    In the 1940s, Britain's railways were repeatedly relied upon to serve the war effort, and time and again, they delivered. They moved millions of children from the bombs of London to the relative safety of the countryside and rescued thousands of retreating soldiers at Dunkirk. We detail how Britain's trains functioned so well while under severe attack, and show tales of heroism involving the railway staff. We then feature a small Hampshire station that played a large role in the biggest amphibious invasion the world has ever known.

  • 2:00am

    Aerial America:

    Kansas

    Monument Rocks in Gove County, Kansas

    There's more to Kansas than its wide-open spaces and endless skies might indicate. It's where aviation pioneers took flight and civil rights heroes fought back. Where Laura Ingalls Wilder documented life on the prairie and a fictional young girl dreamed of a life "Over the Rainbow." It's also home of the first battle of the Civil War and the ongoing collegiate basketball war between Wildcats and Jayhawks. Enjoy this soaring tour through the Sunflower State.

  • 3:00am

    Aerial America:

    Missouri

    St. Louis with view of the St. Louis Arch

    From St. Louis's Gateway Arch to Kansas City's Liberty Memorial, from the Mighty Mississippi to the Big Muddy, and Mark Twain to Bonnie and Clyde, the Show Me State has plenty to show off. This aerial tour of Missouri explores the state's bookending cities and all the Midwestern treasures in between, from bustling river ports to breathtaking Ozark views. We also reveal the peculiar history of the Missouri Bootheel, a famous brewery, and other stories that touch the heart of the nation.

  • 4:00am

    Museum Secrets Revealed:

    Inside the Louvre

    Outside the Louvre © KENSINGTON COMMUNICATIONS INC.

    Paris is a city of romance, legends, lights and mysteries. At its center stands the Louvre, once a royal palace and now arguably the greatest museum in the world. Here, every painting, sculpture, and work of art has a secret to tell. Tales of a murdered king, a mad artist, a delusional emperor, and a vanishing lady named Mona Lisa are just the beginning. Inside the iconic Louvre pyramid 1,000 years of secrets, hidden in plain sight and cloaked in dark corners, will be revealed.

  • 5:00am

    Museum Secrets Revealed:

    Inside the Vatican

    Michelangelo paintings on the ceiling of the Vatican depicting Adam and God at the moment of creation © KENSINGTON COMMUNICATIONS INC.

    The museums of Vatican City contain some of the most remarkable objects on Earth. Raphael masterpieces, the Sistine Chapel, and tens of thousands of underexplored historical documents are distributed among nine museums rife with history. Astonishing objects embody compelling tales involving clashing egos, gory conflicts, and shocking censorship. Join us as we climb scaffolds, walk dim corridors, and examine ancient parchments and unbelievable art to uncover secrets from Rome's past and reopen chapters from history.