On TV: Saturday   (ET/PT)

  • 8:00 PM
    WW2 From Space:
    WW2 From Space
    WW2 From Space WW2 From Space
    Tune in: Saturday, November 1 @ 8:00 PM ET/PT

    This spectacular two-hour special delivers the tipping points of World War II as you've never seen them before. The key editorial feature of the program is an all-seeing CGI eye; a satellite, flying above earth, bringing a new visual approach to the biggest conflict of all time. Flying through space and time from above, we'll see these monumental moments in their global context, bringing new information to the forefront and explaining how a nation ranked 19th in the world's militaries in 1939, emerged six years later as the planet's only atomic superpower. Our view from above means we can re-interpret WWII; placing key events in perspective, flying around the world to show the importance of simultaneity, revealing the hidden ripple effects of crucial incidents, and re-creating ground-breaking moments that could never have been captured on camera.

    TVPG V | CC

  • 10:00 PM
    Mail Call:
    B-2: #76.
    Mail Call B-2: #76.
    Tune in: Saturday, November 1 @ 10:00 PM ET/PT

    At Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, host R. Lee Ermey gets to do something only a few hundred humans have done before him--take a ride in a B-2 Stealth Bomber on a mock bomb run! The Gunny sets the stage for his historic flight by giving us the facts and stats on what makes the B-2 the greatest bomber in the history of aviation. Then, we go along on Lee's pre-flight training as he prepares to get airborne. From the cockpit, he shows viewers what it's like to fly in a stealth bomber. The Whiteman crew the Gunny flies with are part of the 509th Bomber Group, the same squadron that flew the first atomic bomb missions back in World War II. In his tribute to the 509th, the Gunny shows how the Enola Gay and other bombers got the mission done.

    TVPG V | CC

  • 11:00 PM
    Tactical To Practical:
    14 - Winter Warfare/Optics/Gliders
    Tactical To Practical 14 - Winter Warfare/Optics/Gliders
    Tune in: Saturday, November 1 @ 11:00 PM ET/PT

    Hunter Ellis looks at the history of winter warfare--a tradition of fighting, surviving, and traveling in snow and ice that created commandos in Norway, Sweden, and Germany, and later, the U.S. 10th Mountain Division--and at the billion-dollar winter sports industry. Next, we see how gunsights make it possible for military and law enforcement snipers to do their jobs as we examine their gear and techniques. Then, we look at the first stealth fighters--gliders--and into their likely future in space.

    TVPG V | CC

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