On TV: Saturday   (ET/PT)

  • 7:00 PM
    What Went Down:
    What Went Down Hiroshima
    Tune in: Saturday, August 30 @ 7:00 PM ET/PT

    August 6th, 1945--the first used nuclear bomb drops above Hiroshima, changing history forever. Contrary to popular belief, no film footage of the detonation exists and would have been impossible to witness. To complete the historic record, WWII historian Martin Morgan guides a Hollywood production team on a mission to reveal this horrific event in a way never seen before. To get the story right, the team heads to Japan on a site survey visiting the peace memorial, and survivors give a tour of the past destruction. To understand the science behind the bomb, they even create their own explosion. With these key ingredients, Martin Morgan's vision comes to life and one of the most important events of WWII is revealed.

    TVPG V | CC

  • 8:00 PM
    Samurai Samurai
    Tune in: Saturday, August 30 @ 8:00 PM ET/PT

    Actor/martial arts champ, Mark Dacascos, explores the story of Miyamoto Musashi, the most famous Samurai of all time, and trains in the weaponry and wisdom of Japan's great warriors. Set to the action-packed, battle-scarred backdrop of Japan's warrior tradition, this new two-hour special takes viewers on an immersive journey through historic Japan in the footsteps of Musashi, Japan's legendary swordsman and warrior. As Mark learns about ancient Samurai culture, the action is brought vividly to life in a dynamic and innovative way through cutting-edge animation.

    TVPG V | CC

  • 10:00 PM
    Islands of Blood
    Warriors Islands of Blood
    Tune in: Saturday, August 30 @ 10:00 PM ET/PT

    Big Island & Oahu, 1790s: Warring chieftains engage in brutal inter-tribal battles for domination of the Hawaiian archipelago. Green Beret Terry Schappert delves into the brutal culture of the Hawaiian warrior, including the deadly martial arts, vicious shark tooth combat weapons and the rituals of human sacrifice that allowed a warrior king to dominate the islands.

    TVPG V | CC

  • 11:00 PM
    Hero Ships:
    USS Hornet
    Hero Ships USS Hornet
    Tune in: Saturday, August 30 @ 11:00 PM ET/PT

    One of the most heroic ships of World War II, CV-8 served as the flight deck for the Doolittle Tokyo raid, and its predecessor ship, the CV-12, endured 16 months of non-stop combat action, coming within 40 miles of Japan, and setting incredible wartime records. Some of those feats included: 10 of its pilots reached "Ace in One Day" status, over 1,400 enemy planes destroyed, and a considerable amount of its Hellcat pilots became aces.

    TVPG V | CC

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