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  • 6:00am

    Aerial Cities:

    Las Vegas 24

    Aerial view of the Las Vegas Strip at night.

    There is simply no other place in America that compares to Las Vegas, with its geological marvels, engineering wonders, and nighttime spectacles that rival any on Earth. Soar beyond the glitz and glamour of Sin City to explore its natural and manmade thrills and witness the daring work that keeps this entertainment capital running 24/7. From the Strip to the desert, the suburbs to the Hoover Dam, and from Red Rock to the Nellis Dunes, it's a dazzling trip over the nation's iconic desert metropolis.

  • 7:00am

    Aerial Cities:

    Chicago 24

    Aerial view of Lake Michigan and the Loop in Chicago.

    Experience a day in the life of the only major American city to tower over the Great Lakes from above. Explore every corner of this Midwestern metropolis from the awe-inspiring heights of its skyscrapers to the parks, harbors, beaches, and marinas that dot its lakeshore. Along the way, meet the people who make Chicagoland so special, including death-defying window washers, training firefighters, and the iconic twin "Legends of the Lake."

  • 8:00am

    Mighty Ships:

    MSC Meraviglia

    At 1,036 feet long, 141 feet wide, and a towering 19 decks high, MSC Meraviglia is a massive cruise ship equipped with high-tech toys, a water park and ropes course, and even Cirque du Soleil at Sea. Follow this brand new mega-cruiser on her second voyage ever, a wondrous five-night Mediterranean adventure for 4,000 passengers sailing from Genoa to Naples, Messina, the island nation of Malta, and Barcelona, and see firsthand the work it takes to reach each port safely.

  • 9:00am

    Air Disasters:

    Ghost Plane

    Plane passengers using deployed oxygen masks.

    High above Athens, Greece, fighter jet pilots track a Helios Airways 737 as they circle the city. What they see is as puzzling as it is terrifying. The pilot is missing. The co-pilot is slumped in his seat, and over 100 passengers appear unconscious, or perhaps dead. But there is one man seen in the cockpit, awake and at the controls. Who is he? Why won't he answer the repeated radio calls? Is he attempting to save the plane or crash it? Join us as we revisit the bizarre case of Helios 522, one of the worst disasters in Greek aviation history.

  • 10:00am

    Air Disasters:

    Choosing Sides

    Passengers experiencing plane crash; light streaming through plane windows.

    It's January 1989 and British Midland Flight 92 is en route to Belfast Airport from London when suddenly, both plane engines fail. Desperate to save everyone on board, the pilots try to do everything they can to recover the failed engines, but are forced to think fast and make an emergency landing in a steep embankment. How did both engines burn out on this brand new 737-400? Initially, all signs point to mechanical failure, but the investigation reveals more complications than expected.

  • 11:00am

    Aerial America:

    New Mexico

    Shiprock, New Mexico

    Georgia O'Keeffe once said, "If you ever go to New Mexico, it will itch you for the rest of your life," and this aerial tour of the state will show you exactly why. Take flight over 121,000 square miles of timeless beauty and national treasures, from the Rio Grande, to adobe structures and dormant volcanoes. See what brought O'Keeffe to the Land of Enchantment, as well as Billy the Kid, the makers of the atomic bomb and perhaps even visitors from far away galaxies.

  • 12:00pm

    Aerial Cities:

    Miami 24

    Aerial view of the tip of Miami Beach.

    Spend a day in Miami, one of the most colorful and energetic cities in the nation. From the sky, it's easy to see why millions of visitors from around the world pack its sun-drenched beaches by day and enjoy the dazzling spectacle of its nightlife, but our tour also showcases the hard work that goes into keeping it running. From the bustling port that drives Florida's economy to the federal agents protecting its shoreline, and from its colorful past to its optimistic future, explore this dazzling metropolis from above.

  • 1:00pm

    An Ocean Mystery: The Missing Catch

    Two fishermen standing in the water and lifting their fishing net.

    Is the world running out of fish? According to an unconventional and comprehensive study by marine biologist Dr. Daniel Pauly, we have drastically underestimated the true number of fish caught globally and must change our ways soon or face disaster. Follow Dr. Pauly and his team around the globe as they talk to commercial fisherman, charter boat operators, and even seafood restaurant managers to determine just how much fish we really catch, and what we must do to help us save our seas.

  • 2:00pm

    Museum Secrets Revealed:

    Tunisia

    Roman Amphitheatre with ruins © KENSINGTON COMMUNICATIONS INC.

    Visit the historically rich nation of Tunisia and enter the Bardo Museum. Here, thousands of artifacts from local excavations fill the halls. Dating from the Carthaginian, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman periods, each of these relics has a story to tell. Join us as we explore the world of gladiators, where fire catapults are tested for their killing power, and examine the truth behind an alleged dark ritual of child sacrifice. Then venture outside as we follow a Star Wars super-fan on his visit to the land where Luke Skywalker was raised.

  • 3:00pm

    Carriers at War:

    Strike Force Arabian Gulf

    An aircraft aboard the USS George HW Bush.

    Aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush cruises deep in the Arabian Gulf for a six-month deployment in April 2017 to help ground troops defeat ISIS. Twenty stories high and more than three football fields long, this 100,000-ton ship carries 70 specialized aircraft armed and ready to fly into battle. Witness an up-close look at life aboard the carrier and the rigorous preparation highly skilled pilots and crew undergo before risking their lives to give air support to allied forces fighting on the ground.

  • 4:00pm

    Carriers at War:

    Ready to Launch

    An air traffic controller standing in the rain aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. PO3 Christopher Gaines

    For every F/A-18 leaving the air wing of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, there's a hardworking team onboard making the war machine run. Witness life aboard the USS George H.W. Bush and see what it takes to successfully operate a carrier. From the command master chief, who's equal parts guidance counselor and taskmaster to 4,500 sailors, to the air boss directing flight deck operations from the control tower, these are the men and women working around the clock to ready the supercarrier for war, whenever and wherever it's needed most.

  • 5:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    The Turning Point

    Air China Flight 129 prepares to land at Gimhae International Airport in Busan, South Korea when a direction from air traffic control to change its approach sets off a series of tragic events that claim the lives of 129 people on board. What happened in those final moments between the captain and his crew? And could a few critical seconds have made the difference between life and death? Discover what caused the worst air disaster in South Korean history and find out the key recommendations made to prevent a similar tragedy from happening again.

  • 6:00pm

    Air Disasters:

    Deadly Reputation

    Commercial aircraft on slick runway at Congonhas Airport in Brazil

    Runway 35L at Congonhas Airport in Brazil is considered to be one of the most dangerous landing strips in the world. On July 17, 2007, it lived up to its bad reputation when an A320 Airbus skidded off the tarmac and crashed into a building, claiming 199 lives. But was this accident actually the result of anxiety over the runway and not the runway itself? Join the investigation as experts scrutinize everything from the asphalt, to the weather, to the stressful conditions that gravely affected the pilot's judgment and actions.

  • 7:00pm

    Secrets:

    Egypt's Lost Princess

    Egypt's Valley of the Kings is a royal cemetery unlike any other. For over 200 years, archaeologists have combed over every inch of it in search of knowledge and treasure. Many believed the valley had no more secrets to reveal, but that all changed in 2011 when an unidentified tomb was found, a discovery that has rewritten what we know about ancient Egypt's royal burials. Join us as we investigate the mysteries inside the burial site involving a dismembered princess, a second coffin, and evidence of state-sponsored tomb raiding.

  • 8:00pm

    Secrets:

    Beasts of the Pharaohs

    Hierakonpolis was once one of the ancient world's forgotten cities, only of passing interest to archaeologists. That changed with the discovery of a prehistoric cemetery containing the remains of Egypt's first kings and those of wild and exotic animals. Evidence suggests these beasts were gathered from across the continent, but why? Follow archaeologists as they explore this 6,000-year-old cemetery, unlocking secrets that are redefining everything scholars thought they knew about Egypt in the time before the pharaohs.

  • 9:00pm

    Secrets:

    The Sphinx

    Close up: the Sphinx, showing hieroglyphics

    It stands as tall as a six-story building and is the length of a jumbo jet. Egypt's Great Sphinx is the biggest single stone statue in existence, and the mysteries surrounding it are equally sizable. When was the monument built, and why? Was it an act of devotion or part of a much larger plan? Join a team of international investigators as they attempt to shed new light on these age-old questions, using the latest research and techniques in order to solve the complex riddle of the Sphinx once and for all.

  • 10:00pm

    Sacred Sites:

    Egypt

    The Great Pyramid of Giza.

    Of all the ancient civilizations, Egypt has left the greatest legacy. Its monuments all evoke one indisputable truth: Early Egyptians were obsessed with death and the afterlife. On papyrus rolls and tomb walls, they recorded spells to help the deceased pass all the tests and creatures they would encounter in the underworld. These recordings were known as the Book of the Dead. But what if this book is hiding something deeper about these ancient Egyptian beliefs? The answers could lie within one unique artifact.

  • 11:00pm

    Secrets:

    Beasts of the Pharaohs

    Hierakonpolis was once one of the ancient world's forgotten cities, only of passing interest to archaeologists. That changed with the discovery of a prehistoric cemetery containing the remains of Egypt's first kings and those of wild and exotic animals. Evidence suggests these beasts were gathered from across the continent, but why? Follow archaeologists as they explore this 6,000-year-old cemetery, unlocking secrets that are redefining everything scholars thought they knew about Egypt in the time before the pharaohs.

  • 12:00am

    Secrets:

    The Sphinx

    Close up: the Sphinx, showing hieroglyphics

    It stands as tall as a six-story building and is the length of a jumbo jet. Egypt's Great Sphinx is the biggest single stone statue in existence, and the mysteries surrounding it are equally sizable. When was the monument built, and why? Was it an act of devotion or part of a much larger plan? Join a team of international investigators as they attempt to shed new light on these age-old questions, using the latest research and techniques in order to solve the complex riddle of the Sphinx once and for all.

  • 1:00am

    Sacred Sites:

    Egypt

    The Great Pyramid of Giza.

    Of all the ancient civilizations, Egypt has left the greatest legacy. Its monuments all evoke one indisputable truth: Early Egyptians were obsessed with death and the afterlife. On papyrus rolls and tomb walls, they recorded spells to help the deceased pass all the tests and creatures they would encounter in the underworld. These recordings were known as the Book of the Dead. But what if this book is hiding something deeper about these ancient Egyptian beliefs? The answers could lie within one unique artifact.

  • 2:00am

    Museum Secrets Revealed:

    Tunisia

    Roman Amphitheatre with ruins © KENSINGTON COMMUNICATIONS INC.

    Visit the historically rich nation of Tunisia and enter the Bardo Museum. Here, thousands of artifacts from local excavations fill the halls. Dating from the Carthaginian, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman periods, each of these relics has a story to tell. Join us as we explore the world of gladiators, where fire catapults are tested for their killing power, and examine the truth behind an alleged dark ritual of child sacrifice. Then venture outside as we follow a Star Wars super-fan on his visit to the land where Luke Skywalker was raised.

  • 3:00am

    Secrets:

    The Sphinx

    Close up: the Sphinx, showing hieroglyphics

    It stands as tall as a six-story building and is the length of a jumbo jet. Egypt's Great Sphinx is the biggest single stone statue in existence, and the mysteries surrounding it are equally sizable. When was the monument built, and why? Was it an act of devotion or part of a much larger plan? Join a team of international investigators as they attempt to shed new light on these age-old questions, using the latest research and techniques in order to solve the complex riddle of the Sphinx once and for all.

  • 4:00am

    Secrets:

    Great Pyramid

    The pyramids of Giza with the city in the foreground. © Georgia Braham

    The Great Pyramid of Giza is the last of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence and one of history's greatest mysteries. How was the 50-story monument built by a Bronze Age society with only simple hand tools at their disposal? Follow experts Mark Lehner and Peter James as they attempt to solve this puzzle, armed with a radical new approach and a 4,500-year-old diary that gives an eyewitness account of the monument's construction.

  • 5:00am

    Africa's Piranha

    Andy Coetzee holding a Goliath tigerfish.

    The plains of Africa have always been a hotbed of predator action, but lurking in its rivers is perhaps its most elusive killer: the Goliath tigerfish. Legends say they are man-eaters, that even crocodiles fear them. Locals call them "demon fish" but angling legend Andy Coetzee calls them something else: an obsession. He dives into the predator-infested Okavango Delta and the treacherous Congo River on a mission to finally land what is considered to be the hardest fish in the world to catch.

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