On TV: Saturday   (ET/PT)

  • 8:00 PM
    Saddam and the Third Reich.:
    Saddam and the Third Reich.
    Saddam and the Third Reich. Saddam and the Third Reich.
    Tune in: Saturday, April 19 @ 8:00 PM ET/PT

    Few people realize that the Baath party was actually formed upon the principles and organizational structure of the Nazi party. Iraq, because of its oil and hatred of Jews, was an important battleground between the Axis and Allied powers in World War II. Nazi propaganda was broadcast throughout Baghdad, and Iraqis often went on rampages against Jews throughout the war. One of the most ardent Nazi supporters during WWII was named Khairallah Talfah. Talfah was Saddam's uncle. After the war, many of the key Iraqi Nazi supporters, all of whom evaded prosecution, wound up involved in Saddam's rise to power. This special examines the key individuals of the Iraqi-Nazi connection, the little-known battle for Iraq in WWII, and the strange link to Saddam Hussein.

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  • 10:00 PM
    Beyond Top Secret:
    Beyond Top Secret
    Beyond Top Secret Beyond Top Secret
    Tune in: Saturday, April 19 @ 10:00 PM ET/PT

    There is "Top Secret" and then there is "Beyond Top Secret" -- ultra clandestine classifications with names like "Polo Step" and "Gray Fox." This special will take viewers on a fascinating journey inside the U.S. Government's most secret operations, all of which occurred in the last 20 years, and including the secret operations that went into the first days of the invasion of Iraq. We'll look at intelligence programs, anti-terrorist strike forces, black ops, eaves-dropping technology and advanced weapons systems.

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  • 11:00 PM
    Hero Ships:
    USS Nautilus
    Hero Ships USS Nautilus
    Tune in: Saturday, April 19 @ 11:00 PM ET/PT

    A ship with a long illustrious legacy, the name was passed along Navy surface ships from the War of 1812 through the Mexican War, and then eventually given to submarines beginning in World War I. During World War II, the name landed on a unique sub equipped with two six-inch guns designed to combat destroyers and cruisers, yet big enough to be assigned to deliver massive amounts of cargo to Marine raiders. From 1951 through 1979, the replacement USS Nautilus completed numerous successful voyages, including sailing under the polar icecap.

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