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Evening (pm)

Time Zone:
  1. 8:00 PM
    Premiere
    Hitler's Generals : Friedrich Paulus: The Defector

    As commander of the Sixth Army, Friedrich Paulus's name is forever linked to the devastating defeat … TVPG | CC

    Friedrich Paulus: The Defector

    As commander of the Sixth Army, Friedrich Paulus's name is forever linked to the devastating defeat at Stalingrad. After his troops were encircled and he futilely requested an order to evacuate, Paulus radioed a cynical thanks to the entrapped and surrendered. We peruse the decisions that led to the field marshal's "treason".

  2. 9:00 PM
    Premiere
    Hitler's Generals : Ernst Udet: The Devil's General

    As the model for Carl Zuckmayer's famous play "The Devil's General", the fate of the famed WWI ace l… TVPG | CC

    Ernst Udet: The Devil's General

    As the model for Carl Zuckmayer's famous play "The Devil's General", the fate of the famed WWI ace lingered on in German postwar memory. Promoted by Goering from cockpit to desk of Chief Air Inspector General, Udet became scapegoat for Luftwaffe defeats. See how his wounded feelings led to a "heroic" death--a covered-up suicide.

  3. 10:00 PM
    The Last Days Of WWII : May 13-May 19.

    In Europe, the Nazi threat is all but gone as the "Big 3" nations begin to tackle the problem of res… TVPG V | CC

    May 13-May 19.

    In Europe, the Nazi threat is all but gone as the "Big 3" nations begin to tackle the problem of restructuring the shattered continent. In the Pacific, the situation in Okinawa has turned into a bloody stalemate between the Americans and Japanese. Meanwhile, significant progress is being made in overcoming the enemy in the Philippines. The US also continues to soften the enemy's defenses on mainland Japan. In the US, shocking evidence of a Japanese/German bombmaking alliance ends up on the shores of New Hampshire--a timely and valuable discovery for the United States government and its atomic bomb project. Join us for another gripping hour of our series that takes a week-by-week look at the end of World War Two.

  4. 11:00 PM
    Mail Call : D-Day Special.

    Host R. Lee Ermey takes an in-depth look at the technology used throughout the "longest day"--and tr… TVPG L | CC

    D-Day Special.

    Host R. Lee Ermey takes an in-depth look at the technology used throughout the "longest day"--and travels to Dover, England and Normandy, France for a view from both sides of the operation in a special hour-long program.



Afternoon (pm)

Time Zone:
  1. 12:00 PM
    Premiere
    Lost Worlds : Secret Cities of the A-Bomb.

    In 1939, a group of scientists--Albert Einstein among them--warned FDR of the possibility that Hitle… TVPG | CC

    Secret Cities of the A-Bomb.

    In 1939, a group of scientists--Albert Einstein among them--warned FDR of the possibility that Hitler's Germany might be close to producing an atomic bomb. Roosevelt issued an order--the US had to be the first to develop an atomic bomb and within three years they were well on their way to creating a hidden world of secret cities and classified nuclear facilities. Six decades later, we return to the once-classified sites where the course of history was decided. In top secret cities and nuclear facilities, we uncover and rebuild this lost world in three top-secret cities in isolated parts of Tennessee, New Mexico, and Washington State. This was to be the most costly and labor-intensive engineering program ever undertaken. Using classified material, eyewitness testimony, and cutting-edge graphic technology, we recreate the secret world of the Manhattan Project.

  2. 1:00 PM
    Man, Moment, Machine : Wernher von Braun and the V2 Rocket.

    In 1942, Hitler demands a silent, deadly weapon that is capable of completely destroying London in a… TVPG V | CC

    Wernher von Braun and the V2 Rocket.

    In 1942, Hitler demands a silent, deadly weapon that is capable of completely destroying London in a matter of days. At a top-secret facility, young physicist Wernher von Braun complies, creating the world's first supersonic rocket-powered delivery system. Armed with a warhead, von Braun's V2 rockets become Hitler's last hope and the world's first ballistic missile. The "V" stands for vengeance--and Hitler plans to rain down thousands of V2s every day on the Allies. Hitler believes his V2 arsenal will change the course of WWII. Join us as we explore history's fusion of man, moment, and machine--the life of von Braun, his incredible invention, Hitler's plan to destroy London, and with war's end imminent, von Braun's hidden treasure of technical documents and carefully planned surrender to the Americans. Hosted by former Navy "Top Gun" pilot Hunter Ellis.

  3. 2:00 PM
    The Last Days Of WWII : May 6 -12.

    After nearly six years of conflict and the death of millions, Germany surrenders unconditionally. Th… TVPG V | CC

    May 6 -12.

    After nearly six years of conflict and the death of millions, Germany surrenders unconditionally. The war in Europe is over at last. In London, Paris, New York, and Moscow, people take to the streets celebrating victory. Denmark, Norway, and the Channel Islands are liberated. However, in the Pacific Theater there is still heavy fighting on Okinawa and in the Philippines. It's a matter of honor for the Japanese who cannot contemplate the shame of defeat and surrender. US General Simon Buckner is determined to keep up the pressure.

  4. 3:00 PM
    Premiere
    Mail Call : Minot AFB.

    In this one-hour special, host R. Lee Ermey goes to Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, the home o… TVPG L | CC

    Minot AFB.

    In this one-hour special, host R. Lee Ermey goes to Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, the home of the mighty B-52 bomber. Here the base motto is "Only the best come north," so the Gunny is right there with the Bomber Barons who've invited him to go for a spin and party with cruise missiles and JDams. Lee goes into the history of the B-52 from its first delivery in the 1950s to the vital role it played during the Cold War and the remarkable fact that it's still the heavy bomber used in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Next, we get a close look at all the toys that fly with the B-52, like air launch cruise missiles carrying conventional and nuclear war heads, and JDAMS - Joint Direct Attack Munitions. And finally, Lee roars off for a 5-hour flight in a B-52 with Gunny riding shotgun. With a crew of five, Lee goes on a real training run - dubbed "Operation Mail Call."

  5. 4:00 PM
    Sherman's March

    Known affectionately as "Uncle Billy" by Union soldiers, but reviled in the South as a brutal war cr… TVPG V | CC

    Sherman's March

    Known affectionately as "Uncle Billy" by Union soldiers, but reviled in the South as a brutal war criminal, General William Tecumseh Sherman is one of the truly enigmatic and complex figures in the American pantheon. His legacy was built during a five-week campaign of terror and destruction that would become known as "total war". Sherman ordered his troops to burn crops, kill livestock, destroy railroads, pilfer food supplies and to make sure the South's civilian infrastructure was shattered. Although the concept had been around for centuries, this is the first time in modern warfare that total war was used to such an extensive degree. First Savannah was captured, and then he marched from Georgia through South Carolina and burned the capital to the ground. On the heels of Sherman's destructive onslaughts, the Confederacy officially conceded victory to the Union on April 9, 1865.

  6. 6:00 PM
    April 1865.

    Based on Jay Winik's bestseller EM April 1865: The Month That Saved America /EM , our 2-hour docume… TVPG | CC

    April 1865.

    Based on Jay Winik's bestseller EM April 1865: The Month That Saved America /EM , our 2-hour documentary special offers a new look at the Civil War's final days that will forever change the way we see the war's end and the nation's new beginning. These 30 most pivotal days in the life of the United States witnessed the frenzied fall of Richmond, Lee's harrowing retreat, Appomattox, and Lincoln's assassination five days later. It's not only the tale of the war's denouement, but the story of the rebirth of our nation.



Morning (am)

Time Zone:
  1. 12:00 AM
    Premiere
    Lost Worlds : Secret Cities of the A-Bomb.

    In 1939, a group of scientists--Albert Einstein among them--warned FDR of the possibility that Hitle… TVPG | CC

    Secret Cities of the A-Bomb.

    In 1939, a group of scientists--Albert Einstein among them--warned FDR of the possibility that Hitler's Germany might be close to producing an atomic bomb. Roosevelt issued an order--the US had to be the first to develop an atomic bomb and within three years they were well on their way to creating a hidden world of secret cities and classified nuclear facilities. Six decades later, we return to the once-classified sites where the course of history was decided. In top secret cities and nuclear facilities, we uncover and rebuild this lost world in three top-secret cities in isolated parts of Tennessee, New Mexico, and Washington State. This was to be the most costly and labor-intensive engineering program ever undertaken. Using classified material, eyewitness testimony, and cutting-edge graphic technology, we recreate the secret world of the Manhattan Project.

  2. 1:00 AM
    Man, Moment, Machine : Wernher von Braun and the V2 Rocket.

    In 1942, Hitler demands a silent, deadly weapon that is capable of completely destroying London in a… TVPG V | CC

    Wernher von Braun and the V2 Rocket.

    In 1942, Hitler demands a silent, deadly weapon that is capable of completely destroying London in a matter of days. At a top-secret facility, young physicist Wernher von Braun complies, creating the world's first supersonic rocket-powered delivery system. Armed with a warhead, von Braun's V2 rockets become Hitler's last hope and the world's first ballistic missile. The "V" stands for vengeance--and Hitler plans to rain down thousands of V2s every day on the Allies. Hitler believes his V2 arsenal will change the course of WWII. Join us as we explore history's fusion of man, moment, and machine--the life of von Braun, his incredible invention, Hitler's plan to destroy London, and with war's end imminent, von Braun's hidden treasure of technical documents and carefully planned surrender to the Americans. Hosted by former Navy "Top Gun" pilot Hunter Ellis.

  3. 2:00 AM
    The Last Days Of WWII : May 6 -12.

    After nearly six years of conflict and the death of millions, Germany surrenders unconditionally. Th… TVPG V | CC

    May 6 -12.

    After nearly six years of conflict and the death of millions, Germany surrenders unconditionally. The war in Europe is over at last. In London, Paris, New York, and Moscow, people take to the streets celebrating victory. Denmark, Norway, and the Channel Islands are liberated. However, in the Pacific Theater there is still heavy fighting on Okinawa and in the Philippines. It's a matter of honor for the Japanese who cannot contemplate the shame of defeat and surrender. US General Simon Buckner is determined to keep up the pressure.

  4. 3:00 AM
    Premiere
    Mail Call : Minot AFB.

    In this one-hour special, host R. Lee Ermey goes to Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, the home o… TVPG L | CC

    Minot AFB.

    In this one-hour special, host R. Lee Ermey goes to Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, the home of the mighty B-52 bomber. Here the base motto is "Only the best come north," so the Gunny is right there with the Bomber Barons who've invited him to go for a spin and party with cruise missiles and JDams. Lee goes into the history of the B-52 from its first delivery in the 1950s to the vital role it played during the Cold War and the remarkable fact that it's still the heavy bomber used in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Next, we get a close look at all the toys that fly with the B-52, like air launch cruise missiles carrying conventional and nuclear war heads, and JDAMS - Joint Direct Attack Munitions. And finally, Lee roars off for a 5-hour flight in a B-52 with Gunny riding shotgun. With a crew of five, Lee goes on a real training run - dubbed "Operation Mail Call."

  5. 4:00 AM
    Sherman's March

    Known affectionately as "Uncle Billy" by Union soldiers, but reviled in the South as a brutal war cr… TVPG V | CC

    Sherman's March

    Known affectionately as "Uncle Billy" by Union soldiers, but reviled in the South as a brutal war criminal, General William Tecumseh Sherman is one of the truly enigmatic and complex figures in the American pantheon. His legacy was built during a five-week campaign of terror and destruction that would become known as "total war". Sherman ordered his troops to burn crops, kill livestock, destroy railroads, pilfer food supplies and to make sure the South's civilian infrastructure was shattered. Although the concept had been around for centuries, this is the first time in modern warfare that total war was used to such an extensive degree. First Savannah was captured, and then he marched from Georgia through South Carolina and burned the capital to the ground. On the heels of Sherman's destructive onslaughts, the Confederacy officially conceded victory to the Union on April 9, 1865.

  6. 6:00 AM
    Premiere
    Lost Worlds : Secret Cities of the A-Bomb.

    In 1939, a group of scientists--Albert Einstein among them--warned FDR of the possibility that Hitle… TVPG | CC

    Secret Cities of the A-Bomb.

    In 1939, a group of scientists--Albert Einstein among them--warned FDR of the possibility that Hitler's Germany might be close to producing an atomic bomb. Roosevelt issued an order--the US had to be the first to develop an atomic bomb and within three years they were well on their way to creating a hidden world of secret cities and classified nuclear facilities. Six decades later, we return to the once-classified sites where the course of history was decided. In top secret cities and nuclear facilities, we uncover and rebuild this lost world in three top-secret cities in isolated parts of Tennessee, New Mexico, and Washington State. This was to be the most costly and labor-intensive engineering program ever undertaken. Using classified material, eyewitness testimony, and cutting-edge graphic technology, we recreate the secret world of the Manhattan Project.

  7. 7:00 AM
    Man, Moment, Machine : Wernher von Braun and the V2 Rocket.

    In 1942, Hitler demands a silent, deadly weapon that is capable of completely destroying London in a… TVPG V | CC

    Wernher von Braun and the V2 Rocket.

    In 1942, Hitler demands a silent, deadly weapon that is capable of completely destroying London in a matter of days. At a top-secret facility, young physicist Wernher von Braun complies, creating the world's first supersonic rocket-powered delivery system. Armed with a warhead, von Braun's V2 rockets become Hitler's last hope and the world's first ballistic missile. The "V" stands for vengeance--and Hitler plans to rain down thousands of V2s every day on the Allies. Hitler believes his V2 arsenal will change the course of WWII. Join us as we explore history's fusion of man, moment, and machine--the life of von Braun, his incredible invention, Hitler's plan to destroy London, and with war's end imminent, von Braun's hidden treasure of technical documents and carefully planned surrender to the Americans. Hosted by former Navy "Top Gun" pilot Hunter Ellis.

  8. 8:00 AM
    The Last Days Of WWII : May 6 -12.

    After nearly six years of conflict and the death of millions, Germany surrenders unconditionally. Th… TVPG V | CC

    May 6 -12.

    After nearly six years of conflict and the death of millions, Germany surrenders unconditionally. The war in Europe is over at last. In London, Paris, New York, and Moscow, people take to the streets celebrating victory. Denmark, Norway, and the Channel Islands are liberated. However, in the Pacific Theater there is still heavy fighting on Okinawa and in the Philippines. It's a matter of honor for the Japanese who cannot contemplate the shame of defeat and surrender. US General Simon Buckner is determined to keep up the pressure.

  9. 9:00 AM
    Premiere
    Mail Call : Minot AFB.

    In this one-hour special, host R. Lee Ermey goes to Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, the home o… TVPG L | CC

    Minot AFB.

    In this one-hour special, host R. Lee Ermey goes to Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, the home of the mighty B-52 bomber. Here the base motto is "Only the best come north," so the Gunny is right there with the Bomber Barons who've invited him to go for a spin and party with cruise missiles and JDams. Lee goes into the history of the B-52 from its first delivery in the 1950s to the vital role it played during the Cold War and the remarkable fact that it's still the heavy bomber used in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Next, we get a close look at all the toys that fly with the B-52, like air launch cruise missiles carrying conventional and nuclear war heads, and JDAMS - Joint Direct Attack Munitions. And finally, Lee roars off for a 5-hour flight in a B-52 with Gunny riding shotgun. With a crew of five, Lee goes on a real training run - dubbed "Operation Mail Call."

  10. 10:00 AM
    Sherman's March

    Known affectionately as "Uncle Billy" by Union soldiers, but reviled in the South as a brutal war cr… TVPG V | CC

    Sherman's March

    Known affectionately as "Uncle Billy" by Union soldiers, but reviled in the South as a brutal war criminal, General William Tecumseh Sherman is one of the truly enigmatic and complex figures in the American pantheon. His legacy was built during a five-week campaign of terror and destruction that would become known as "total war". Sherman ordered his troops to burn crops, kill livestock, destroy railroads, pilfer food supplies and to make sure the South's civilian infrastructure was shattered. Although the concept had been around for centuries, this is the first time in modern warfare that total war was used to such an extensive degree. First Savannah was captured, and then he marched from Georgia through South Carolina and burned the capital to the ground. On the heels of Sherman's destructive onslaughts, the Confederacy officially conceded victory to the Union on April 9, 1865.

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