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Evening (pm)

Time Zone:
  1. 7:00 PM
    Act of Honor

    On November 15, 2004, Sgt. Rafael Peralta died while fighting to secure a key insurgent stronghold i… TVPG V-L | CC

    Act of Honor

    On November 15, 2004, Sgt. Rafael Peralta died while fighting to secure a key insurgent stronghold in Iraq. Peralta and fellow Marines were ambushed by guerillas who then lobbed a grenade at them. Already seriously wounded, Peralta shielded his companions by covering the explosive device with his body, saving their lives and sacrificing his own. Watch Peralta's extraordinary journey from Tijuana, Mexico to San Diego to the streets of Iraq. Included are interviews with his widowed mother and three siblings in San Diego.

  2. 8:00 PM
    Premiere
    Deep Sea Detectives : Disaster of Napoleon's Fleet.

    The Battle of the Nile--August 1, 1798. A mighty French fleet under the command of Napoleon Bonapart… TVPG | CC

    Disaster of Napoleon's Fleet.

    The Battle of the Nile--August 1, 1798. A mighty French fleet under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte is anchored in Aboukir Bay, Egypt. Just hours before sunset, an outnumbered British fleet, commanded by the famous Admiral Horatio Nelson, discovers the French and battle ensues. In the dark of night, the French flagship, L'Orient, one of the most powerful warships in the world, suddenly explodes. She sinks quickly, taking an estimated $20 million in gold and silver to the bottom. How did the mighty battleship sink so quickly that night? And what happened to the lost fortune in gold and silver? Veteran divers John Chatterton and Richie Kohler plunge into Aboukir Bay--and discover that history's telling of the L'Orient's demise is wrong. Did Admiral Nelson'spin the events of that day?

  3. 9:00 PM
    Premiere
    Warrior Empire: The Mughals.

    From 1526 to 1858, the Mughals, a dynasty of nomadic Asian rulers, created a massive and powerful em… TVPG | CC

    Warrior Empire: The Mughals.

    From 1526 to 1858, the Mughals, a dynasty of nomadic Asian rulers, created a massive and powerful empire covering much of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, passing along an appetite for territory expansion and brutality. But they were also technological innovators and builders of some of the most enduring architecture in South Asia. Through their conquests and achievements, we learn about their military innovations like composite bows, matchlock guns, rocketry, chain mail, and cannons. We explore their feats of archery on horseback and use of elephants as fearsome weapons. And we examine their culture and enduring architecture, including palaces, forts, water systems, gardens, and the Taj Mahal--a tomb that took 22 years to build in honor of the most beloved of the sultan's wives. Join us for a sweeping history of the military ambition, innovative weapons and battle strategies, material excess, architectural wonders, and cultural flowering that shaped modern India.

  4. 11:00 PM
    Act of Honor

    On November 15, 2004, Sgt. Rafael Peralta died while fighting to secure a key insurgent stronghold i… TVPG V-L | CC

    Act of Honor

    On November 15, 2004, Sgt. Rafael Peralta died while fighting to secure a key insurgent stronghold in Iraq. Peralta and fellow Marines were ambushed by guerillas who then lobbed a grenade at them. Already seriously wounded, Peralta shielded his companions by covering the explosive device with his body, saving their lives and sacrificing his own. Watch Peralta's extraordinary journey from Tijuana, Mexico to San Diego to the streets of Iraq. Included are interviews with his widowed mother and three siblings in San Diego.



Afternoon (pm)

Time Zone:
  1. 12:00 PM
    Premiere
    Secret Superpower Aircraft : Bombers.

    An analysis of the awesome aircraft deployed by West and East to gain an edge in the high-stakes gam… TVPG | CC

    Bombers.

    An analysis of the awesome aircraft deployed by West and East to gain an edge in the high-stakes game of delivering total nuclear annihilation anywhere. We open with the first of many Soviet propaganda ploys. At a Moscow military air show Western guests are stunned by an overflight of massive Soviet M-4 "Bison" bombers. Though there were truly only 18 aircraft in prototype stage, the ruse of circling the same 18 planes worked. Western military raced to catch up. We review Soviet efforts to build a long-range bomber fleet and recall their successful reverse engineering of the US B-29. We move to the US program to develop long-range, nuclear bombers capable of extended flight for weeks or months and the quest for a perfect long-range bomber. We also look at the impressive bombing accuracy of the B-2 Stealth Bomber during the opening phases of the Iraq War.

  2. 1:00 PM
    Premiere
    Secret Superpower Aircraft : Fighters.

    We open with Moscow's 1952 revelation that its air defenses and fighter jets were outdated. Stalin's… TVPG | CC

    Fighters.

    We open with Moscow's 1952 revelation that its air defenses and fighter jets were outdated. Stalin's fury over the inability of MiG fighters to catch British reconnaissance aircraft leads to reorganization of air defenses and the MiG 21. Meanwhile, fighter defenses over the US are left to Korean War vintage F-86 Sabre jets. A new jet fighter, the F-103 Thunder Warrior, is developed, but military politics intervene, and it's cancelled. Next, we turn to the defense of long-range bombers whose deep penetration of Soviet air space was crucial. We also recall the story of one of the most remarkable fighters ever devised--the Canadian Avro Arrow--and the reason for its abrupt cancellation. We close with a look at the upcoming F-22, the first totally new fighter design in 20 years.

  3. 2:00 PM
    Premiere
    Hero Ships : USS Samuel B. Roberts

    The first Samuel B. Roberts, DE-413, perished in the greatest naval battle ever fought. In October 1… TVPG | CC

    USS Samuel B. Roberts

    The first Samuel B. Roberts, DE-413, perished in the greatest naval battle ever fought. In October 1944, as part of minimal force protecting jeep carriers in Leyte Gulf, the vessel faced a tremendously superior Japanese fleet. Fighting to the death, the DE-413 was able to fend off much of the Japanese force before sinking to the bottom of the ocean. The name Samuel B. Roberts appeared two more times, including the FFG-58, launched in 1984, participating in Desert Storm, and today is on-call for homeland security.

  4. 3:00 PM
    Premiere
    The Real Jag

    They work for the world's largest law firm and many carry guns! Lawyers expert in international rule… TVPG | CC

    The Real Jag

    They work for the world's largest law firm and many carry guns! Lawyers expert in international rules of war vet each bombing run, missile firing, or raid by the U.S. military. In 1989, lawyers parachuted in with Special Ops in Panama; flew with Army troops to Haiti in 1994; were deployed in the first Gulf War; and were sent to Kosovo, Somalia, and Rwanda. Our 2-hour special reviews the history of Judge Advocate Generals, their role in military law, and growing battlefield influence.

  5. 5:00 PM
    The Long Gray Line: The Spirit of West Point.

    In a 2-hour unique look at the US Military Academy, which celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2002, … TVPG | CC

    The Long Gray Line: The Spirit of West Point.

    In a 2-hour unique look at the US Military Academy, which celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2002, we chronicle how West Point develops leaders who embody the values of duty, honor, and country. Shot over the course of a year, the show begins with R-Day (Reception Day) and ends with the famous hat toss at graduation. We also cover key dramatic chapters in West Point history including the Civil War, the 1976 cheating scandal, and the controversial admittance of women.



Morning (am)

Time Zone:
  1. 12:00 AM
    Premiere
    Secret Superpower Aircraft : Bombers.

    An analysis of the awesome aircraft deployed by West and East to gain an edge in the high-stakes gam… TVPG | CC

    Bombers.

    An analysis of the awesome aircraft deployed by West and East to gain an edge in the high-stakes game of delivering total nuclear annihilation anywhere. We open with the first of many Soviet propaganda ploys. At a Moscow military air show Western guests are stunned by an overflight of massive Soviet M-4 "Bison" bombers. Though there were truly only 18 aircraft in prototype stage, the ruse of circling the same 18 planes worked. Western military raced to catch up. We review Soviet efforts to build a long-range bomber fleet and recall their successful reverse engineering of the US B-29. We move to the US program to develop long-range, nuclear bombers capable of extended flight for weeks or months and the quest for a perfect long-range bomber. We also look at the impressive bombing accuracy of the B-2 Stealth Bomber during the opening phases of the Iraq War.

  2. 1:00 AM
    Premiere
    Secret Superpower Aircraft : Fighters.

    We open with Moscow's 1952 revelation that its air defenses and fighter jets were outdated. Stalin's… TVPG | CC

    Fighters.

    We open with Moscow's 1952 revelation that its air defenses and fighter jets were outdated. Stalin's fury over the inability of MiG fighters to catch British reconnaissance aircraft leads to reorganization of air defenses and the MiG 21. Meanwhile, fighter defenses over the US are left to Korean War vintage F-86 Sabre jets. A new jet fighter, the F-103 Thunder Warrior, is developed, but military politics intervene, and it's cancelled. Next, we turn to the defense of long-range bombers whose deep penetration of Soviet air space was crucial. We also recall the story of one of the most remarkable fighters ever devised--the Canadian Avro Arrow--and the reason for its abrupt cancellation. We close with a look at the upcoming F-22, the first totally new fighter design in 20 years.

  3. 2:00 AM
    Premiere
    Hero Ships : USS Samuel B. Roberts

    The first Samuel B. Roberts, DE-413, perished in the greatest naval battle ever fought. In October 1… TVPG | CC

    USS Samuel B. Roberts

    The first Samuel B. Roberts, DE-413, perished in the greatest naval battle ever fought. In October 1944, as part of minimal force protecting jeep carriers in Leyte Gulf, the vessel faced a tremendously superior Japanese fleet. Fighting to the death, the DE-413 was able to fend off much of the Japanese force before sinking to the bottom of the ocean. The name Samuel B. Roberts appeared two more times, including the FFG-58, launched in 1984, participating in Desert Storm, and today is on-call for homeland security.

  4. 3:00 AM
    Premiere
    The Real Jag

    They work for the world's largest law firm and many carry guns! Lawyers expert in international rule… TVPG | CC

    The Real Jag

    They work for the world's largest law firm and many carry guns! Lawyers expert in international rules of war vet each bombing run, missile firing, or raid by the U.S. military. In 1989, lawyers parachuted in with Special Ops in Panama; flew with Army troops to Haiti in 1994; were deployed in the first Gulf War; and were sent to Kosovo, Somalia, and Rwanda. Our 2-hour special reviews the history of Judge Advocate Generals, their role in military law, and growing battlefield influence.

  5. 5:00 AM
    Premiere
    Secret Superpower Aircraft : Spy Planes.

    In this series, we examine the secret aircraft of the Cold War, focusing on the technology and desig… TVPG | CC

    Spy Planes.

    In this series, we examine the secret aircraft of the Cold War, focusing on the technology and designers of aircraft that were light years ahead of their time. In this hour, we examine stories of the aircraft, missions, and men that played the high-stakes games between the superpowers and learn how vital air reconnaissance was, and still is. Some of the planes we'll study include the Neptune, RB-57D, U-2, RB57F, and SR-71 Blackbird. We'll also examine the cancelled D-21 (for Daughter). A smaller, unmanned version of the Blackbird, it was cancelled after five failed missions. We'll also look at Soviet and Chinese attempts to counteract US spycraft.

  6. 6:00 AM
    Premiere
    Secret Superpower Aircraft : Bombers.

    An analysis of the awesome aircraft deployed by West and East to gain an edge in the high-stakes gam… TVPG | CC

    Bombers.

    An analysis of the awesome aircraft deployed by West and East to gain an edge in the high-stakes game of delivering total nuclear annihilation anywhere. We open with the first of many Soviet propaganda ploys. At a Moscow military air show Western guests are stunned by an overflight of massive Soviet M-4 "Bison" bombers. Though there were truly only 18 aircraft in prototype stage, the ruse of circling the same 18 planes worked. Western military raced to catch up. We review Soviet efforts to build a long-range bomber fleet and recall their successful reverse engineering of the US B-29. We move to the US program to develop long-range, nuclear bombers capable of extended flight for weeks or months and the quest for a perfect long-range bomber. We also look at the impressive bombing accuracy of the B-2 Stealth Bomber during the opening phases of the Iraq War.

  7. 7:00 AM
    Premiere
    Secret Superpower Aircraft : Fighters.

    We open with Moscow's 1952 revelation that its air defenses and fighter jets were outdated. Stalin's… TVPG | CC

    Fighters.

    We open with Moscow's 1952 revelation that its air defenses and fighter jets were outdated. Stalin's fury over the inability of MiG fighters to catch British reconnaissance aircraft leads to reorganization of air defenses and the MiG 21. Meanwhile, fighter defenses over the US are left to Korean War vintage F-86 Sabre jets. A new jet fighter, the F-103 Thunder Warrior, is developed, but military politics intervene, and it's cancelled. Next, we turn to the defense of long-range bombers whose deep penetration of Soviet air space was crucial. We also recall the story of one of the most remarkable fighters ever devised--the Canadian Avro Arrow--and the reason for its abrupt cancellation. We close with a look at the upcoming F-22, the first totally new fighter design in 20 years.

  8. 8:00 AM
    Premiere
    Hero Ships : USS Samuel B. Roberts

    The first Samuel B. Roberts, DE-413, perished in the greatest naval battle ever fought. In October 1… TVPG | CC

    USS Samuel B. Roberts

    The first Samuel B. Roberts, DE-413, perished in the greatest naval battle ever fought. In October 1944, as part of minimal force protecting jeep carriers in Leyte Gulf, the vessel faced a tremendously superior Japanese fleet. Fighting to the death, the DE-413 was able to fend off much of the Japanese force before sinking to the bottom of the ocean. The name Samuel B. Roberts appeared two more times, including the FFG-58, launched in 1984, participating in Desert Storm, and today is on-call for homeland security.

  9. 9:00 AM
    Premiere
    The Real Jag

    They work for the world's largest law firm and many carry guns! Lawyers expert in international rule… TVPG | CC

    The Real Jag

    They work for the world's largest law firm and many carry guns! Lawyers expert in international rules of war vet each bombing run, missile firing, or raid by the U.S. military. In 1989, lawyers parachuted in with Special Ops in Panama; flew with Army troops to Haiti in 1994; were deployed in the first Gulf War; and were sent to Kosovo, Somalia, and Rwanda. Our 2-hour special reviews the history of Judge Advocate Generals, their role in military law, and growing battlefield influence.

  10. 11:00 AM
    Premiere
    Secret Superpower Aircraft : Spy Planes.

    In this series, we examine the secret aircraft of the Cold War, focusing on the technology and desig… TVPG | CC

    Spy Planes.

    In this series, we examine the secret aircraft of the Cold War, focusing on the technology and designers of aircraft that were light years ahead of their time. In this hour, we examine stories of the aircraft, missions, and men that played the high-stakes games between the superpowers and learn how vital air reconnaissance was, and still is. Some of the planes we'll study include the Neptune, RB-57D, U-2, RB57F, and SR-71 Blackbird. We'll also examine the cancelled D-21 (for Daughter). A smaller, unmanned version of the Blackbird, it was cancelled after five failed missions. We'll also look at Soviet and Chinese attempts to counteract US spycraft.

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