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Evening (pm)

Time Zone:
  1. 7:00 PM
    Dogfights : Dogfights: The Greatest Air Battles|

    Ever imagine what it would be like to participate in the most historic air battles of all time? Imag… TVPG | CC

    Dogfights: The Greatest Air Battles|

    Ever imagine what it would be like to participate in the most historic air battles of all time? Imagine no more. This special puts viewers in the cockpit to recreate four famous air battles, using computer graphics, animation, firsthand accounts, and archival footage to make these thrilling and dangerous dogfights all too real. Each segment begins with an introduction to a pilot as we learn of the conflict he is engaged in, the history and technology of the aircraft that he flies, and the mortal enemy he must face. Then comes the moment of contact with the enemy--the fight begins! Experience a computer-generated recreation of the aerial battle as the voice of the pilot plays out this life and death combat.

  2. 9:00 PM
    The Last Days of WWII : August 12-18

    In Tokyo, the Japanese government at last accepts the inevitable and surrenders to the Allies uncond… TVPG V | CC

    August 12-18

    In Tokyo, the Japanese government at last accepts the inevitable and surrenders to the Allies unconditionally. President Truman, addressing crowds from the portico of the White House, said "this is the day we've been waiting for since Pearl Harbor." The surrender will be formally made to General MacArthur at a later ceremony aboard the US battleship Missouri anchored in Tokyo Bay. Emperor Hirohito makes an emotional broadcast to the Japanese nation saying that they had no choice but to surrender. Otherwise the country would have been destroyed by what he described as "a new and most cruel bomb". General MacArthur is appointed Supreme Allied Commander. VJ Day--Victory over Japan--is declared a national holiday.

  3. 10:00 PM
    Premiere
    The Wehrmacht : 02 - The Turning Point

    Few soldiers questioned the propaganda claim that a preventive strike would pre-empt a Soviet assaul… TVPG | CC

    02 - The Turning Point

    Few soldiers questioned the propaganda claim that a preventive strike would pre-empt a Soviet assault on Germany--and yet many of them were stunned when the previously secret plan to attack the Soviet Union eventually became reality on 22 June 1941. The early victories during the first weeks of the campaign appeared to tie in seamlessly with the campaigns against Poland and France--but this was a fatal misconception. In fact, casualties were staggering from the start--on both sides. This five-part series investigates Hitler's Wehrmacht, the largest and most deadly military army in the history of Germany.

  4. 11:00 PM
    Dogfights : Dogfights: The Greatest Air Battles|

    Ever imagine what it would be like to participate in the most historic air battles of all time? Imag… TVPG | CC

    Dogfights: The Greatest Air Battles|

    Ever imagine what it would be like to participate in the most historic air battles of all time? Imagine no more. This special puts viewers in the cockpit to recreate four famous air battles, using computer graphics, animation, firsthand accounts, and archival footage to make these thrilling and dangerous dogfights all too real. Each segment begins with an introduction to a pilot as we learn of the conflict he is engaged in, the history and technology of the aircraft that he flies, and the mortal enemy he must face. Then comes the moment of contact with the enemy--the fight begins! Experience a computer-generated recreation of the aerial battle as the voice of the pilot plays out this life and death combat.



Afternoon (pm)

Time Zone:
  1. 12:00 PM
    The Color Of War : Battleground.

    World War Two was truly a global conflict. Allied soldiers fought in all theaters of war, exposing t… TVPG | CC

    Battleground.

    World War Two was truly a global conflict. Allied soldiers fought in all theaters of war, exposing them to an extraordinary diversity of terrain and climate--from the Arctic Circle to desert sands and fetid jungles. An infantryman was engaged in combat for an hour each day on average, but he fought the environment around the clock. The war comes alive through a moving tapestry of letters, diaries, and color film and photographs unearthed from archives and personal collections. Peter Coyote narrates.

  2. 1:00 PM
    The Last Days of WWII : August 5-August 11

    In Japan, 325 planes from the US 5th and 7th Air Forces, based on Okinawa, raid Tarumizi in the sout… TVPG V | CC

    August 5-August 11

    In Japan, 325 planes from the US 5th and 7th Air Forces, based on Okinawa, raid Tarumizi in the south. Fat Boy, the world's first atom bomb, is dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima from a specially modified B-29, named the Enola Gay after the mother of the pilot, Colonel Paul Tibbets. Around 80,000 people died in the blast that destroyed 60% of the city. Many more are severely injured; others will die later from radiation sickness. Later this week, a second atom bomb--Fat Man--is dropped on Japan; this time over the city of Nagasaki, a major ship-building port. The US 1st Army begins arriving on Luzon to prepare for the forthcoming invasion of Japan. In Moscow, the Soviet government declares war on Japan for that country's refusal to respond to the surrender demands of the "Big Three" at the recent Potsdam Conference.

  3. 2:00 PM
    Premiere
    The Wehrmacht : 01 - Attack on Europe

    This five-part series investigates Hitler's Wehrmacht, the largest and most deadly military army in … TVPG | CC

    01 - Attack on Europe

    This five-part series investigates Hitler's Wehrmacht, the largest and most deadly military army in the history of Germany. For nearly six years, 18 million men served in its ranks, pledging absolute loyalty to Hitler and reigning terror throughout Europe. When the Wehrmacht attacked Poland on the 1st of September, 1939, the entire continent was shocked by the military clout of an army that only a few years back had consisted of no more than 100,000 troops with neither tanks nor airplanes at their disposal. For the first time, ground combat received massive air support, while armored units formed a "spearhead."

  4. 3:00 PM
    The Silent Service : Wolfpack: U-Boats of WWII.

    They were Hitler's most effective and feared weapon--submarines that attacked in coordinated groups,… TVPG | CC

    Wolfpack: U-Boats of WWII.

    They were Hitler's most effective and feared weapon--submarines that attacked in coordinated groups, like wolves. These stealthy predators sank thousands of Allied merchant ships, choking Britain in an economic stranglehold and devastating US coastal shipping. Top historians and US and German veterans provide insight into the strategies, tactics, and weapons used in the Battle of the Atlantic. We also hear from eyewitnesses to the 1942 torpedoing of the SS Gulf America off the coast of Florida.

  5. 4:00 PM
    Premiere
    Tactical To Practical : 03 - Submarines/Miracle Materials/Radar

    Today's naval submarine is the world's deadliest weapon. Join former Navy fighter pilot and series h… TVPG | CC

    03 - Submarines/Miracle Materials/Radar

    Today's naval submarine is the world's deadliest weapon. Join former Navy fighter pilot and series host Hunter Ellis as he explores the technology that led from the submarine to handheld sonar devices that help tourists catch that "big" fish. We also look at miracle materials, such as carbon-fiber technology, and radar--now being used to help locate people trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings.

  6. 5:00 PM
    The Silent Service : The Captains of WWII

    They were self-reliant individualists who forged a deadly team, and the initiative of individual sub… TVPG | CC

    The Captains of WWII

    They were self-reliant individualists who forged a deadly team, and the initiative of individual submarine captains proved instrumental in the American victory in the Pacific. We'll see how trendsetters like Dudley Morton and Richard O'Kane brought new ideas to submarine warfare, showing that aggressive strategies, like surface running, were the best way to sink the most enemy ships. Sam Dealey, a submarine captain known as "The Destroyer Killer", is also featured.

  7. 6:00 PM
    Premiere
    Pacific: The Lost Evidence : Saipan.

    June 15, 1944. Just over a week after the D-Day invasion of Normandy, on the other side of the world… TVPG V-L | CC

    Saipan.

    June 15, 1944. Just over a week after the D-Day invasion of Normandy, on the other side of the world, 70,000 US Marines storm ashore on the Pacific island of Saipan. For the first time in the war, American fighting men stand on Japanese soil. Facing them are 30,000 Japanese soldiers, with massed tanks and artillery, who have sworn to defend the island to the death. We offer extraordinary insight into this climactic battle and follow the men of the invasion force as they fight their way to ultimate victory--in spite of one of the biggest Banzai charges of WWII.



Morning (am)

Time Zone:
  1. 12:00 AM
    The Color Of War : Battleground.

    World War Two was truly a global conflict. Allied soldiers fought in all theaters of war, exposing t… TVPG | CC

    Battleground.

    World War Two was truly a global conflict. Allied soldiers fought in all theaters of war, exposing them to an extraordinary diversity of terrain and climate--from the Arctic Circle to desert sands and fetid jungles. An infantryman was engaged in combat for an hour each day on average, but he fought the environment around the clock. The war comes alive through a moving tapestry of letters, diaries, and color film and photographs unearthed from archives and personal collections. Peter Coyote narrates.

  2. 1:00 AM
    The Last Days of WWII : August 5-August 11

    In Japan, 325 planes from the US 5th and 7th Air Forces, based on Okinawa, raid Tarumizi in the sout… TVPG V | CC

    August 5-August 11

    In Japan, 325 planes from the US 5th and 7th Air Forces, based on Okinawa, raid Tarumizi in the south. Fat Boy, the world's first atom bomb, is dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima from a specially modified B-29, named the Enola Gay after the mother of the pilot, Colonel Paul Tibbets. Around 80,000 people died in the blast that destroyed 60% of the city. Many more are severely injured; others will die later from radiation sickness. Later this week, a second atom bomb--Fat Man--is dropped on Japan; this time over the city of Nagasaki, a major ship-building port. The US 1st Army begins arriving on Luzon to prepare for the forthcoming invasion of Japan. In Moscow, the Soviet government declares war on Japan for that country's refusal to respond to the surrender demands of the "Big Three" at the recent Potsdam Conference.

  3. 2:00 AM
    Premiere
    The Wehrmacht : 01 - Attack on Europe

    This five-part series investigates Hitler's Wehrmacht, the largest and most deadly military army in … TVPG | CC

    01 - Attack on Europe

    This five-part series investigates Hitler's Wehrmacht, the largest and most deadly military army in the history of Germany. For nearly six years, 18 million men served in its ranks, pledging absolute loyalty to Hitler and reigning terror throughout Europe. When the Wehrmacht attacked Poland on the 1st of September, 1939, the entire continent was shocked by the military clout of an army that only a few years back had consisted of no more than 100,000 troops with neither tanks nor airplanes at their disposal. For the first time, ground combat received massive air support, while armored units formed a "spearhead."

  4. 3:00 AM
    The Silent Service : Wolfpack: U-Boats of WWII.

    They were Hitler's most effective and feared weapon--submarines that attacked in coordinated groups,… TVPG | CC

    Wolfpack: U-Boats of WWII.

    They were Hitler's most effective and feared weapon--submarines that attacked in coordinated groups, like wolves. These stealthy predators sank thousands of Allied merchant ships, choking Britain in an economic stranglehold and devastating US coastal shipping. Top historians and US and German veterans provide insight into the strategies, tactics, and weapons used in the Battle of the Atlantic. We also hear from eyewitnesses to the 1942 torpedoing of the SS Gulf America off the coast of Florida.

  5. 4:00 AM
    Premiere
    Tactical To Practical : 03 - Submarines/Miracle Materials/Radar

    Today's naval submarine is the world's deadliest weapon. Join former Navy fighter pilot and series h… TVPG | CC

    03 - Submarines/Miracle Materials/Radar

    Today's naval submarine is the world's deadliest weapon. Join former Navy fighter pilot and series host Hunter Ellis as he explores the technology that led from the submarine to handheld sonar devices that help tourists catch that "big" fish. We also look at miracle materials, such as carbon-fiber technology, and radar--now being used to help locate people trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings.

  6. 5:00 AM
    Dogfights : 09 - Hell Over Hanoi

    You're in the cockpit with some of the fiercest dog fighting ever seen in Vietnam! These pilots figh… TVPG | CC

    09 - Hell Over Hanoi

    You're in the cockpit with some of the fiercest dog fighting ever seen in Vietnam! These pilots fight in a supersonic world, and split second decisions determine life or death. American F4 Phantom pilots Fred Olmsted and Dan Cherry take on the famed MiG-21--the most feared threat in the sky. Steve Ritchie, becomes a dog fighting legend as an Air Force Ace. First-hand accounts, rare archival footage and original shooting will supplement the remarkable computer graphics.

  7. 6:00 AM
    The Color Of War : Battleground.

    World War Two was truly a global conflict. Allied soldiers fought in all theaters of war, exposing t… TVPG | CC

    Battleground.

    World War Two was truly a global conflict. Allied soldiers fought in all theaters of war, exposing them to an extraordinary diversity of terrain and climate--from the Arctic Circle to desert sands and fetid jungles. An infantryman was engaged in combat for an hour each day on average, but he fought the environment around the clock. The war comes alive through a moving tapestry of letters, diaries, and color film and photographs unearthed from archives and personal collections. Peter Coyote narrates.

  8. 7:00 AM
    The Last Days of WWII : August 5-August 11

    In Japan, 325 planes from the US 5th and 7th Air Forces, based on Okinawa, raid Tarumizi in the sout… TVPG V | CC

    August 5-August 11

    In Japan, 325 planes from the US 5th and 7th Air Forces, based on Okinawa, raid Tarumizi in the south. Fat Boy, the world's first atom bomb, is dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima from a specially modified B-29, named the Enola Gay after the mother of the pilot, Colonel Paul Tibbets. Around 80,000 people died in the blast that destroyed 60% of the city. Many more are severely injured; others will die later from radiation sickness. Later this week, a second atom bomb--Fat Man--is dropped on Japan; this time over the city of Nagasaki, a major ship-building port. The US 1st Army begins arriving on Luzon to prepare for the forthcoming invasion of Japan. In Moscow, the Soviet government declares war on Japan for that country's refusal to respond to the surrender demands of the "Big Three" at the recent Potsdam Conference.

  9. 8:00 AM
    Premiere
    The Wehrmacht : 01 - Attack on Europe

    This five-part series investigates Hitler's Wehrmacht, the largest and most deadly military army in … TVPG | CC

    01 - Attack on Europe

    This five-part series investigates Hitler's Wehrmacht, the largest and most deadly military army in the history of Germany. For nearly six years, 18 million men served in its ranks, pledging absolute loyalty to Hitler and reigning terror throughout Europe. When the Wehrmacht attacked Poland on the 1st of September, 1939, the entire continent was shocked by the military clout of an army that only a few years back had consisted of no more than 100,000 troops with neither tanks nor airplanes at their disposal. For the first time, ground combat received massive air support, while armored units formed a "spearhead."

  10. 9:00 AM
    The Silent Service : Wolfpack: U-Boats of WWII.

    They were Hitler's most effective and feared weapon--submarines that attacked in coordinated groups,… TVPG | CC

    Wolfpack: U-Boats of WWII.

    They were Hitler's most effective and feared weapon--submarines that attacked in coordinated groups, like wolves. These stealthy predators sank thousands of Allied merchant ships, choking Britain in an economic stranglehold and devastating US coastal shipping. Top historians and US and German veterans provide insight into the strategies, tactics, and weapons used in the Battle of the Atlantic. We also hear from eyewitnesses to the 1942 torpedoing of the SS Gulf America off the coast of Florida.

  11. 10:00 AM
    Premiere
    Tactical To Practical : 03 - Submarines/Miracle Materials/Radar

    Today's naval submarine is the world's deadliest weapon. Join former Navy fighter pilot and series h… TVPG | CC

    03 - Submarines/Miracle Materials/Radar

    Today's naval submarine is the world's deadliest weapon. Join former Navy fighter pilot and series host Hunter Ellis as he explores the technology that led from the submarine to handheld sonar devices that help tourists catch that "big" fish. We also look at miracle materials, such as carbon-fiber technology, and radar--now being used to help locate people trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings.

  12. 11:00 AM
    Dogfights : 09 - Hell Over Hanoi

    You're in the cockpit with some of the fiercest dog fighting ever seen in Vietnam! These pilots figh… TVPG | CC

    09 - Hell Over Hanoi

    You're in the cockpit with some of the fiercest dog fighting ever seen in Vietnam! These pilots fight in a supersonic world, and split second decisions determine life or death. American F4 Phantom pilots Fred Olmsted and Dan Cherry take on the famed MiG-21--the most feared threat in the sky. Steve Ritchie, becomes a dog fighting legend as an Air Force Ace. First-hand accounts, rare archival footage and original shooting will supplement the remarkable computer graphics.

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