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  • 6:00am

    Pioneers Turned Millionaires:

    Henry E. Steinway

    Male hands playing a grand piano

    His name is synonymous with quality and excellence, but Henry Steinway's life was full of tragedy and loss. By the time he was 15, he was forced to make it on his own- which he did in style. Follow the high and low notes of Steinway's life, from his brave actions in the Battle of Waterloo to his arduous trek to America, where he built a musical instrument empire, one piano at a time. His business made him wealthy, but family made him rich, and though tragedy would again strike, Steinway & Sons kept making music.

  • 7:00am

    Aerial America:

    Utah

    Great Salt Lake, with rock formations

    From the unearthly pinnacles of Arches National Park to the blinding white terrain of the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah has an alien beauty that you must see to believe. It has a history uniquely its own, from the tragedy of the Donner Party to the arrival of Brigham Young, an American leader who built Mormonism into one of the most successful religions in the world. This journey over the Beehive State celebrates a land that offers endless surprises and possibilities.

  • 8:00am

    Mighty Ships:

    Hawk

    Hawk is the weightlifting champion of the seas, able to lift and move massive cargo, from oil rigs to other Mighty Ships, from one side of the world to another. Follow this semi-submersible transport vessel on her most challenging haul yet: delivering the 36,000-ton Maersk Interceptor, the biggest jack-up drilling rig on the planet, from Singapore to Stavanger, Norway. It's a mission that will test Hawk's stability, and the captain's skill, as they battle against notorious traffic in Singapore and the tempestuous seas of Western Africa.

  • 9:00am

    Mighty Ships:

    Algoma Equinox

    The pressure is on bulk freighter Algoma Equinox as she nears the end of her first full season on the Great Lakes. Her captain is hoping to squeeze in one more trip of deliveries before the seaway's winter shutdown, but a faulty pump and the notorious "Gales of November" have other ideas. Follow this Mighty Ship through brutal weather and tight quarters as she carries 30,000-tons of grain and iron ore across four of the five Great Lakes, through a massive series of canals, and into some very angry weather.

  • 10:00am

    Mighty Ships:

    Northern Leader

    There is no Alaskan fishing ship quite like Northern Leader. Towing an astonishingly long 50-mile fishing line with 75,000 hooks, she reels in some of the best cod, pollock, and skate on the planet while powering through the unforgiving Bering Sea. Northern Leader works year-round and is built for high winds and cold temperatures, and she better be. Her latest excursion puts her and her crew right into the path of a hurricane, with 70 MPH winds and 30-foot swells, including one massive wave that may spell disaster for one of the deckhands.

  • 11:00am

    World's Biggest Beasts

    A bird as big as a fighter plane. A snake the size of a school bus. A shark 100 times heavier than an average great white. Before the time of humans, our planet was ruled by a land of giants, with fish that could swallow you whole and land predators tall enough to peek into the top floor of the White House. But which of these mega-monsters was the largest of them all? Join us as we reveal the Top 10 biggest beasts to walk the Earth, swim the seas, and soar the skies.

  • 1:00pm

    Stonehenge Empire

    © October Films

    For centuries, Stonehenge has been cloaked in mystery. Who built it? How did they do it? Why did they do it and what is its significance? Now, a team of archaeologists takes a high-tech approach to find out, and their discoveries will exceed all expectations. Learn the full story of the world's most investigated prehistoric site, featuring a forgotten people who were meticulous planners, profound believers and true warriors. It's a 10,000-year-old tale, pieced together by state-of-the-art survey equipment and compelling archaeological evidence.

  • 3:00pm

    Secrets:

    Great Wall of China

    The Great Wall of China is more than just a part of history, it's part of the world's geography, a sprawling, massive edifice of mud, reeds, and billions of bricks. But why did the Chinese go to such lengths to build it? And what secrets have enabled it to survive for over 2,000 years? We unravel its mysteries and rewrite its complex history through groundbreaking science and pioneering drone technology. This is how the wall was built, what its real purpose was, how it has survived multiple earthquakes and attacks, and how long it really runs.

  • 4:00pm

    Air Warriors:

    Apache

    US Department of Defense / DVIDS

    Highly maneuverable, heavily armed, and devastatingly powerful, the U.S. Army's AH-64 Apache is one of the most trusted and lethal weapons in the sky. Called "Black Death" by her foes, she's cast a feared shadow over the battlefield, but this modern chopper was nearly scrapped before ever seeing action. Discover the inside story of the world's premier attack helicopter, from its controversial beginnings, rife with technical challenges and tragic failures, to its remarkable triumphs against enemy forces.

  • 5:00pm

    Air Warriors:

    KC-135 Stratotanker

    Quite simply, the KC-135 Stratotanker is the backbone of American air power. This aerial refueler has allowed America's military aircraft to reach across the globe for the past 60 years, carrying up to 200,000 pounds of fuel with a transfer rate of 1,000 gallons per minute. Join us as we celebrate an aircraft that's always on call, always ready to adapt to unexpected situations, and always carrying enough fuel to feed thirsty U.S. fighter jets and keep them flying around the clock.

  • 6:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Concorde - Up in Flames

    The Concorde was a technological marvel, an airliner that could fly more than twice the speed of sound at altitudes that brush the air of space. In its first 31 years of supersonic flight, there was not one single fatal accident, until July 25, 2000. The crash of Air France Flight 4590 erupted in flames as it was lifting off the runway at Charles de Gaulle Airport. Follow investigators as they attempt to complete a puzzle that will explain the crash, using just a handful of pieces remaining from the torched wreckage.

  • 7:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Accident or Assassination

    Mexico's war with drug cartels appears to reach a terrifying new level when a special government charter carrying the president's right-hand man plummets to Earth. There's speculation that this plane crash was no accident but an assassination. The investigation takes a startling new turn after the cockpit voice recorder is recovered. Revisit the night when Mexico City's financial district became an inferno and follow examiners from the crash scene investigation to the shocking conclusion that changed everything.

  • 8:00pm

    Aerial America:

    Kentucky

    Aerial view of Cumberland Falls

    Kentucky: home of young Abe Lincoln, old family feuds, and the most exciting two minutes in sports. This overhead exploration reveals the fertile stories of America's 15th state, from Daniel Boone's wilderness trail to the Country Music Highway, and from the legends of the Kentucky Derby to the secrets behind its beloved bourbon. With its rich history and breathtaking beauty, the Bluegrass State is a stunning, hard-won paradise, best viewed from high above.

  • 9:00pm

    Aerial America:

    Oklahoma

    Oklahoma's Great Salt Plains in north central Oklahoma

    Oklahoma is home to great tallgrass prairies, where herds of buffalo roam free and oil jacks gush black gold. Where the Trail of Tears ended and a mass exodus began 100 years later, prompted by a wave of dust. This flight over the Sooner State whisks you over the home of famous "Okies" Will Rogers, Brad Pitt, and Geronimo. Where native cultures have flourished for thousands of years and where countless hopeful settlers arrived for a shot at the American Dream.

  • 10:00pm

    Secrets:

    Plagues of Egypt

    It's one of the greatest and strangest stories ever told, the biblical tale of God unleashing 10 plagues on Egypt until its pharaoh released his Hebrew slaves. Scholars have categorized this as a parable, but now, new evidence found in the ruins of an ancient Egyptian temple suggests that an apocalyptic natural disaster rocked the world 3,500 years ago and may be the true cause of the ten plagues. If the experts are right, our understanding of the Bible, and 3,500 years of Egyptian history, will change forever.

  • 11:00pm

    Aerial America:

    Kentucky

    Aerial view of Cumberland Falls

    Kentucky: home of young Abe Lincoln, old family feuds, and the most exciting two minutes in sports. This overhead exploration reveals the fertile stories of America's 15th state, from Daniel Boone's wilderness trail to the Country Music Highway, and from the legends of the Kentucky Derby to the secrets behind its beloved bourbon. With its rich history and breathtaking beauty, the Bluegrass State is a stunning, hard-won paradise, best viewed from high above.

  • 12:00am

    Aerial America:

    Oklahoma

    Oklahoma's Great Salt Plains in north central Oklahoma

    Oklahoma is home to great tallgrass prairies, where herds of buffalo roam free and oil jacks gush black gold. Where the Trail of Tears ended and a mass exodus began 100 years later, prompted by a wave of dust. This flight over the Sooner State whisks you over the home of famous "Okies" Will Rogers, Brad Pitt, and Geronimo. Where native cultures have flourished for thousands of years and where countless hopeful settlers arrived for a shot at the American Dream.

  • 1:00am

    Secrets:

    Plagues of Egypt

    It's one of the greatest and strangest stories ever told, the biblical tale of God unleashing 10 plagues on Egypt until its pharaoh released his Hebrew slaves. Scholars have categorized this as a parable, but now, new evidence found in the ruins of an ancient Egyptian temple suggests that an apocalyptic natural disaster rocked the world 3,500 years ago and may be the true cause of the ten plagues. If the experts are right, our understanding of the Bible, and 3,500 years of Egyptian history, will change forever.

  • 2:00am

    Air Disasters:

    Split Decision

    Commercial aircraft hitting tops of trees

    What was supposed to be a joyous homecoming for the elite 101st Airborne Division ends in a tragic plane crash. Returning home from a peacekeeping mission in the Middle East, Arrow Air Flight 1285 fails to takeoff after a refueling stop in Newfoundland. Families in Kentucky awaiting the return of their loved ones are stunned and heartbroken when 248 soldiers perish in the crash. Exactly what caused the disaster is still a hotly debated subject. Conflicting reports, cries of terrorism and accusations of a cover-up circulate around this aviation disaster.

  • 3:00am

    Air Disasters:

    Imperfect Pitch

    It's supposed to be a simple in-flight test for one of the world's most popular passenger planes, but something has gone terribly wrong. During one maneuver the XL Airways Germany Airbus A320 suddenly pitches up, loses lift, then crashes into the sea, killing all aboard. What happened? Did the pilots push the commercial airliner too far, or did the plane's automated computer systems somehow cause the deadly spiral? Follow investigators as they search for the wreckage and for the reasons why this high-tech aircraft failed so spectacularly.

  • 4:00am

    Mighty Planes: Heroic Hercules

    The Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules has been the go-to tactical cargo and personnel transporter for the U.S. Air Force and has served 70 countries on multiple missions. And at more than half a century old, she's tougher than ever. Celebrate this champion in times of war and peace as we revisit her history of daring efforts and detail how she continues to serve today. From her painstaking assembly to the challenges she faces on the ground and in the air, get an all-access look at the most heroic airlifter ever.