On TV: Tuesday   (ET/PT)

  • 7:00 PM
    Secret Weapons
    Dogfights Secret Weapons
    Tune in: Tuesday, July 22 @ 7:00 PM ET/PT

    November 20, 1944. The USS Mississinewa, a massive oil tanker, sits off the coast of the island of Ulithi. At 5:45am, an explosion rips apart the vessel. This is the work of the Kaiten--a manned, suicide submarine. It is designed to be driven directly into an American ship before detonating. Meanwhile, the German Luftwaffe unleashes its own secret weapon...the rocket-powered Me163 Komet. The Komet was designed to rocket up to altitude, pass through a bomber stream at over 600mph, then streak back through the bomber stream on its way down. The US Navy pursues research into remotely-controlled airplanes backed with explosives...in essence, guided missiles. First-hand accounts, rare archival footage and original shooting supplement the remarkable computer graphics.

    TVPG V | CC

  • 8:00 PM
    Aftershock: Beyond The Civil War:
    Aftershock: Beyond The Civil War
    Aftershock: Beyond The Civil War Aftershock: Beyond The Civil War
    Tune in: Tuesday, July 22 @ 8:00 PM ET/PT

    Despite common belief, the Civil War does not end in 1865, and the blood of many Americans continues to flow freely. It is a period known as "Reconstruction." America is supposed to be reuniting and healing its wounds, but what emerges is a picture of murder, terrorism and chaos as "free" black men and women remain enslaved by a South that does not completely surrender. Insurgencies led by ex-Confederate soldiers rip through every southern state. America's first terrorist group, the Ku Klux Klan, is formed. Hundreds are butchered in citywide race riots, like the infamous New Orleans Massacre of 1866. Counter-insurgency groups form, like the Lowry Gang, who fights a guerilla-style battle against Confederates and northern carpetbaggers like D.P. Upham, who battles the Klan in Arkansas. All Americans feel the Civil War's aftershocks for years, while some believe its tremors are felt even today.

    TVPG V | CC

  • 10:00 PM
    Hero Ships:
    USS Yorktown
    Hero Ships USS Yorktown
    Tune in: Tuesday, July 22 @ 10:00 PM ET/PT

    Two hero ships bearing the same great name; the original, CV-5, was a martyred hero of the war's two turning-point battles, the Coral Sea and Midway. Her successor, CV-10 went on to avenge her destroyed namesake through all the rest of WW II in every significant assault on the Japanese-held island fortresses.

    TVPG V | CC

  • 11:00 PM
    The Revolution:
    13 - A President and His Revolution.
    The Revolution 13 - A President and His Revolution.
    Tune in: Tuesday, July 22 @ 11:00 PM ET/PT

    George Washington completes his 8-day trip from his home at Mount Vernon, Virginia to New York City where he is inaugurated as the first president of the newly created United States of America. The former Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army now becomes simply "Mr. President".

    TVPG V | CC

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