The stories behind the iconic structures and engineering feats that have shaped and defined our nation and our world.
The sped-up, super-charged, half-hour history of the top innovators and brands behind the machines that built America. Thrusting viewers from the surprising beginnings all the way up to the present day and spotlighting the story you didn’t know, filling in blanks you didn’t even know were there, from iconic names like Chevrolet, Boeing, and Harley Davidson.
Morgan Freeman explores real-life prison breaks that have captured the attention of the public, showcasing an up close and personal view of what the prisoners are faced with in executing their break outs.
Acclaimed storyteller and local historian Bil Lepp he travels off the beaten path across the country to discover the truth behind mysteries and legends of American history.
The stories behind innovations such as TV, radio, phones, airplanes, motorcycles and power tools as well as the inventors including Nikola Tesla, William Harley, Alexander Graham Bell, Duncan Black and Alonzo Decker.
In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, rests the island paradise of Hawaii. But hidden behind its beauty, is a lost land with thousands of acres of untamed jungle, home to wild beasts and the men who hunt them. For two months each year, when the rains stop, longtime hunting clans who live off the land fight for wild game. Survival depends on allegiance to family, and power belongs to those who can control the most hunting trails.
Delving even deeper into the stories behind the ruthless innovators and entrepreneurs featured in The Food that Built America, this docuseries spotlights the rest of the story you didn’t know, telling the super-charged, bite-sized history of all of the foods you love in 30 minutes or less.
During the darkest days of the Third Reich, the most dreaded sound was a knock at the door after dark. Everyone who lived under Nazi rule lived in fear of the secretive agents known colloquially as "V-Men". Hitler called them his "deadliest weapon", and without them the Fuhrer's ambition could never have been realized.
Who do you call when you've got thousands of tons of gnarled metal over 100 feet deep in the water, threatening to wreak environmental havoc if you don't get it out? The Bisso family of Louisiana has been the answer for more than a century, assembling along history of expertise at incredibly dangerous and highly technical jobs of sea salvage and excavation. At Bisso Marine, they know that death and dismemberment are part of the business--but when it's a family business, those treacherous stakes are ratcheted up even higher
This collection of documentaries produced by A&E presents a broad overview of organized crime in America, beginning with immigrants who formed gangs soon after arriving in the late 19th century. The focus is on Italian-American gangsters, though there are mentions of Irish and Jewish gangs, which at various times cooperated with or competed against the Mafia, and one program in the collection presents skeins of conjecture while seeking to document links between the Mob and the Kennedy political dynasty. The documentaries use vintage newsreel footage as well as clips of Hollywood versions of gang life to illustrate the narration.
The History Channel presents documentaries profiling the decision makers and chronicling key events in the Vietnam War.
This is the definitive story of the Korean War, revealing the pain, glory and pathos of an often forgotten conflict fought at the mid-point of the 20th Century. It was the first conflict to fall under the newly-formed United Nations' watch; the first war where jet fighters became a common sight in the skies above the battlefield; the first major flashpoint of the Cold War and the nuclear age. As Eastern and Western powers circled each other like wary prize fighters, the Korean conflict soon became a proxy war as an intervention force led by the United States and its allies quickly found themselves pitted against a North Korean military assisted by the resources of newly-formed Communist China and the Soviet Union. The war raged for three years at a cost of over two millions lives before an armistice delivered an uneasy peace in 1953; a legacy that still hangs in balance to this day across a divided Korean nation.
Examines the key military and political decisions that have determined the course of the Iraq war, from President Bush's "Axis of Evil" declaration through negotiation, invasion, "Mission Accomplished" and beyond. Experts analyze the design of the war plan and the new technology used in combat such as the F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter, B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, and Stryker combat vehicles. Frontline footage illuminates key events of the war, including the rescue of Private Jessica Lynch and the successful captures of the critical Karbala Gap and Baghdad Airport.
A series that exposes the secrets of the ancient world.
This television documentary in four episodes features interviews, archival footage, and scenery to trace the history of railroads from Victorian England to high-tech Japan.
A series that discusses secrets and mysteries during wars in the 20th century.