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Evening (pm)

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  1. 7:00 PM
    Premiere
    Gestapo : The Sword Is Forged.

    The Nazis converted their country from a flawed democracy to a fascist dictatorship in which the rig… TVPG | CC

    The Sword Is Forged.

    The Nazis converted their country from a flawed democracy to a fascist dictatorship in which the rights of the individual were trampled in the interests of the state. Institutions and organizations were warped to serve this purpose, none more than the police. At first, it was the Storm Troopers of the SA, who beat, intimidated, and killed those who opposed the regime. But something more was needed than simple thuggery and the police were co-opted. The Gestapo, the Secret State Police, was the organization set up to perform this function. By reputation its network of black-clad officers spread everywhere; yet it was a small organization--at its height in 1941 there were only 8,000 officers. Program 1 shows the power struggle between the worst of Hitler's henchmen, Himmler and Heydrich on the one hand, and G ring on the other. And it introduces us to a mysterious figure, Heinrich M ller, a career policeman who became the ice-cold leader of the Gestapo.

  2. 8:00 PM
    Premiere
    Gestapo : The Sword Unsheathed.

    With opposition quelled in Germany and the annexed territories of Austria and the Sudetenland, Hitle… TVPG | CC

    The Sword Unsheathed.

    With opposition quelled in Germany and the annexed territories of Austria and the Sudetenland, Hitler's plans could proceed. When the Nazis faked incidents at the border with Poland, it gave them the excuse to invade. And the Gestapo, the Secret State Police, was at the heart of it. The Gestapo's role changed from merely "protecting" the state from dissent to enabling its expansionist policies. As the Reich took over new territories, the Gestapo expanded its policies of seeking out enemies--dissenters, spies working for the Allies, and organized resistance. When security chief Heydrich was assassinated in Prague, the Gestapo carried out the brutal revenge. But it viewed its ultimate enemy as the Jew and death-squads, the Einsatzgruppen spent much time tracking them down and deporting them to the death camps. Hitler placed this task in the hands of the Gestapo, and the chief bureaucrat of the Holocaust, Adolf Eichmann, was M ller's special prot g .

  3. 9:00 PM
    Premiere
    Gestapo : The Sword Is Shattered.

    By 1944 it was clear that the war was lost as the Reich shrank back to the borders of Germany. But t… TVPG | CC

    The Sword Is Shattered.

    By 1944 it was clear that the war was lost as the Reich shrank back to the borders of Germany. But there was plenty for the Gestapo to do. Even within the dwindling resources of a doomed regime, the Gestapo was determined to keep its grip on the people. They persecuted resistance members, the merely indifferent, "decadent" jazz musicians, and couples of mixed race. As with any corrupt system, they lost touch with reality, and its violence spiraled out of control even while in its own death throes. When the Stauffenberg plot to assassinate Hitler failed, the Gestapo was given a free hand. But amidst the bloodshed, many Gestapo officers prepared themselves for a future in a defeated Germany. Many were able to slip back into normal society at war's end and many prospered. Some were brought to justice: Eichmann in Israel in the 1960s, others in Germany, France, and elsewhere--some pursued into the 1970s. The Gestapo is long gone--but its crimes have not been forgotten.

  4. 10:00 PM
    The Last Days of WWII : March 4-10.

    Join us for a detailed, week by week survey of the last six months of World War II. As we explore th… TVPG V | CC

    March 4-10.

    Join us for a detailed, week by week survey of the last six months of World War II. As we explore the high and low points of the march to war's end, we paint a comprehensive step-by-step account of the crucial decisions and personalities that culminated in Allied victory. In this episode, Operation Lumberjack, the assault into the Rhineland by General Bradley's US 12th Army Group, is in full swing. In Berlin, Hitler announces that all males born in 1929 must be conscripted for military service. To the south, Patton's lead armored division has progressed over 40 miles, taking 5,000 German prisoners. And Allied Supreme Commander Dwight Eisenhower now must decide where to make his main crossing of the Rhine. In the Pacific, US firestorms torch Japan's capital city.

  5. 11:00 PM
    History Undercover : Rescue of the Bataan "Ghost Soldiers."

    In January 1945, 500 of the last survivors of the Bataan Death March were trapped in one of Japan's … TVPG | CC

    Rescue of the Bataan "Ghost Soldiers."

    In January 1945, 500 of the last survivors of the Bataan Death March were trapped in one of Japan's most notorious concentration camps. As MacArthur advanced, the Army feared the Japanese might kill them before retreating. In one of the most daring raids in U.S. history, 121 Army Rangers snuck 30 miles behind enemy lines to attack Cabanatuan with the help of Filipino guerrillas, and brought home a grateful band of survivors who called themselves ghosts because they thought they'd been forgotten.



Afternoon (pm)

Time Zone:
  1. 12:00 PM
    Premiere
    Dogfights of the Future

    Take an unprecedented look at the aircraft of tomorrow and the tactics that will determine air super… TVPG | CC

    Dogfights of the Future

    Take an unprecedented look at the aircraft of tomorrow and the tactics that will determine air superiority above the battlefield of the future. Profiled are the F-22, F-35 and Eurofighter Typhoon as well as adversaries such as the Russian Su-35 and Su-37 and Chinese Chengdu J-10. Watch as these aircraft engage in realistic air combat scenarios. Interviews and computer graphics will give viewers a unique look at how advanced avionics, stealth technology, and extreme performance will be combined in the future.

  2. 2:00 PM
    The Last Days Of WWII : February 25-March 3.

    In this episode of our series that details, week by week, the last six months of WWII, American dayt… TVPG V | CC

    February 25-March 3.

    In this episode of our series that details, week by week, the last six months of WWII, American daytime bombing and British night raids have devastated Berlin. In the Battle for the Rhineland, an estimated 8.5 million people are on the move in Germany. The backbone of the Luftwaffe, Germany's once mighty Air Force, has been broken. Hitler is now visibly shaken. On the Eastern Front, Allied leaders--British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, US President Franklin Roosevelt, and Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin meet at Yalta, in the Russian Crimea. They agree that Germany will be conquered by summer, and begin to divide up post-war Europe.

  3. 3:00 PM
    History Undercover : The Rohna Disaster: WWII's Secret Tragedy.

    When the HMT Rohna sank in 1943, it marked the greatest loss at sea of U.S. Army personnel in WWII: … TVPG | CC

    The Rohna Disaster: WWII's Secret Tragedy.

    When the HMT Rohna sank in 1943, it marked the greatest loss at sea of U.S. Army personnel in WWII: 1,015 soldiers, three Red Cross workers, and 120 ship's crew perished. Yet the U.S. government never revealed the truth about the disaster, in part to hide Germany's missile capability, and also to keep secret the deplorable conditions onboard and lack of lifeboats. After the recent release of documents under the Freedom of Information Act, we unveil a military debacle kept under wraps for decades.

  4. 4:00 PM
    Premiere
    Battlefield Detectives : Stalingrad.

    By late 1942, the Germans had invaded deep into the Russian interior, their objective the vast oilfi… TVPG V | CC

    Stalingrad.

    By late 1942, the Germans had invaded deep into the Russian interior, their objective the vast oilfields of the Caucasus. The last obstacle that remained in their way was the city of Stalingrad. But far from being the final step in the conquest of the USSR, Stalingrad proved a bloodbath. After a terrible battle lasting "200 days", it became the first major defeat for Hitler during WWII. Half-a-million Germans died there. Perhaps three times as many Russians lost their lives. The German Army was modern, well-trained and well-led, with state of the art military equipment, high morale and a string of victories behind it. By comparison the Red Army was inexperienced, old-fashioned, and ill-equipped. So how did the Russians win? Legend goes that it was "General Winter" who defeated the German Army--but forensic analysis and historical research show that coping with freezing weather was not the only ace in the Russians' pack.

  5. 5:00 PM
    Premiere
    Heavy Metal : The F-15.

    Built to put U.S. pilots back in charge of the skies, the F-15 Eagle proved its superiority in Deser… TVPG | CC

    The F-15.

    Built to put U.S. pilots back in charge of the skies, the F-15 Eagle proved its superiority in Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. In a dogfight, it can maneuver against the toughest fighters and climb to Mt. Everest's height in 60 seconds. One of the toughest planes in the world, one fortunate F-15 pilot flew back to base after losing a wing! Featuring interviews with Operation Iraqi Freedom pilots and footage that puts the viewer right in the cockpit of the world's greatest fighter aircraft.

  6. 6:00 PM
    Premiere
    Battlefield Detectives : Pointe du Hoc.

    Dawn, June 6, 1944. The largest invasion in history is underway. Four miles to the west of the Allie… TVPG | CC

    Pointe du Hoc.

    Dawn, June 6, 1944. The largest invasion in history is underway. Four miles to the west of the Allied landings at Omaha Beach, a flotilla of landing craft head towards Hitler's'Atlantic Wall defenses. They are carrying just 200 men of a newly trained elite force--the United States Rangers. Their objective is the vital German coastal defense gun battery on a headland known as the Pointe du Hoc. Climbing the 90 foot cliffs under a storm of German bullets and grenades, the Rangers find that the German guns are not where they should be. What follows is a desperate game of cat and mouse, as the Rangers attempt to hunt down the guns. The story of their mission is remembered now as one of the most extraordinary aspects of the D-Day landings.



Morning (am)

Time Zone:
  1. 12:00 AM
    Premiere
    Dogfights of the Future

    Take an unprecedented look at the aircraft of tomorrow and the tactics that will determine air super… TVPG | CC

    Dogfights of the Future

    Take an unprecedented look at the aircraft of tomorrow and the tactics that will determine air superiority above the battlefield of the future. Profiled are the F-22, F-35 and Eurofighter Typhoon as well as adversaries such as the Russian Su-35 and Su-37 and Chinese Chengdu J-10. Watch as these aircraft engage in realistic air combat scenarios. Interviews and computer graphics will give viewers a unique look at how advanced avionics, stealth technology, and extreme performance will be combined in the future.

  2. 2:00 AM
    The Last Days Of WWII : February 25-March 3.

    In this episode of our series that details, week by week, the last six months of WWII, American dayt… TVPG V | CC

    February 25-March 3.

    In this episode of our series that details, week by week, the last six months of WWII, American daytime bombing and British night raids have devastated Berlin. In the Battle for the Rhineland, an estimated 8.5 million people are on the move in Germany. The backbone of the Luftwaffe, Germany's once mighty Air Force, has been broken. Hitler is now visibly shaken. On the Eastern Front, Allied leaders--British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, US President Franklin Roosevelt, and Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin meet at Yalta, in the Russian Crimea. They agree that Germany will be conquered by summer, and begin to divide up post-war Europe.

  3. 3:00 AM
    History Undercover : The Rohna Disaster: WWII's Secret Tragedy.

    When the HMT Rohna sank in 1943, it marked the greatest loss at sea of U.S. Army personnel in WWII: … TVPG | CC

    The Rohna Disaster: WWII's Secret Tragedy.

    When the HMT Rohna sank in 1943, it marked the greatest loss at sea of U.S. Army personnel in WWII: 1,015 soldiers, three Red Cross workers, and 120 ship's crew perished. Yet the U.S. government never revealed the truth about the disaster, in part to hide Germany's missile capability, and also to keep secret the deplorable conditions onboard and lack of lifeboats. After the recent release of documents under the Freedom of Information Act, we unveil a military debacle kept under wraps for decades.

  4. 4:00 AM
    Premiere
    Battlefield Detectives : Stalingrad.

    By late 1942, the Germans had invaded deep into the Russian interior, their objective the vast oilfi… TVPG V | CC

    Stalingrad.

    By late 1942, the Germans had invaded deep into the Russian interior, their objective the vast oilfields of the Caucasus. The last obstacle that remained in their way was the city of Stalingrad. But far from being the final step in the conquest of the USSR, Stalingrad proved a bloodbath. After a terrible battle lasting "200 days", it became the first major defeat for Hitler during WWII. Half-a-million Germans died there. Perhaps three times as many Russians lost their lives. The German Army was modern, well-trained and well-led, with state of the art military equipment, high morale and a string of victories behind it. By comparison the Red Army was inexperienced, old-fashioned, and ill-equipped. So how did the Russians win? Legend goes that it was "General Winter" who defeated the German Army--but forensic analysis and historical research show that coping with freezing weather was not the only ace in the Russians' pack.

  5. 5:00 AM
    Premiere
    Heavy Metal : The F-15.

    Built to put U.S. pilots back in charge of the skies, the F-15 Eagle proved its superiority in Deser… TVPG | CC

    The F-15.

    Built to put U.S. pilots back in charge of the skies, the F-15 Eagle proved its superiority in Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. In a dogfight, it can maneuver against the toughest fighters and climb to Mt. Everest's height in 60 seconds. One of the toughest planes in the world, one fortunate F-15 pilot flew back to base after losing a wing! Featuring interviews with Operation Iraqi Freedom pilots and footage that puts the viewer right in the cockpit of the world's greatest fighter aircraft.

  6. 6:00 AM
    Premiere
    Dogfights of the Future

    Take an unprecedented look at the aircraft of tomorrow and the tactics that will determine air super… TVPG | CC

    Dogfights of the Future

    Take an unprecedented look at the aircraft of tomorrow and the tactics that will determine air superiority above the battlefield of the future. Profiled are the F-22, F-35 and Eurofighter Typhoon as well as adversaries such as the Russian Su-35 and Su-37 and Chinese Chengdu J-10. Watch as these aircraft engage in realistic air combat scenarios. Interviews and computer graphics will give viewers a unique look at how advanced avionics, stealth technology, and extreme performance will be combined in the future.

  7. 8:00 AM
    The Last Days Of WWII : February 25-March 3.

    In this episode of our series that details, week by week, the last six months of WWII, American dayt… TVPG V | CC

    February 25-March 3.

    In this episode of our series that details, week by week, the last six months of WWII, American daytime bombing and British night raids have devastated Berlin. In the Battle for the Rhineland, an estimated 8.5 million people are on the move in Germany. The backbone of the Luftwaffe, Germany's once mighty Air Force, has been broken. Hitler is now visibly shaken. On the Eastern Front, Allied leaders--British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, US President Franklin Roosevelt, and Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin meet at Yalta, in the Russian Crimea. They agree that Germany will be conquered by summer, and begin to divide up post-war Europe.

  8. 9:00 AM
    History Undercover : The Rohna Disaster: WWII's Secret Tragedy.

    When the HMT Rohna sank in 1943, it marked the greatest loss at sea of U.S. Army personnel in WWII: … TVPG | CC

    The Rohna Disaster: WWII's Secret Tragedy.

    When the HMT Rohna sank in 1943, it marked the greatest loss at sea of U.S. Army personnel in WWII: 1,015 soldiers, three Red Cross workers, and 120 ship's crew perished. Yet the U.S. government never revealed the truth about the disaster, in part to hide Germany's missile capability, and also to keep secret the deplorable conditions onboard and lack of lifeboats. After the recent release of documents under the Freedom of Information Act, we unveil a military debacle kept under wraps for decades.

  9. 10:00 AM
    Premiere
    Battlefield Detectives : Stalingrad.

    By late 1942, the Germans had invaded deep into the Russian interior, their objective the vast oilfi… TVPG V | CC

    Stalingrad.

    By late 1942, the Germans had invaded deep into the Russian interior, their objective the vast oilfields of the Caucasus. The last obstacle that remained in their way was the city of Stalingrad. But far from being the final step in the conquest of the USSR, Stalingrad proved a bloodbath. After a terrible battle lasting "200 days", it became the first major defeat for Hitler during WWII. Half-a-million Germans died there. Perhaps three times as many Russians lost their lives. The German Army was modern, well-trained and well-led, with state of the art military equipment, high morale and a string of victories behind it. By comparison the Red Army was inexperienced, old-fashioned, and ill-equipped. So how did the Russians win? Legend goes that it was "General Winter" who defeated the German Army--but forensic analysis and historical research show that coping with freezing weather was not the only ace in the Russians' pack.

  10. 11:00 AM
    Premiere
    Heavy Metal : The F-15.

    Built to put U.S. pilots back in charge of the skies, the F-15 Eagle proved its superiority in Deser… TVPG | CC

    The F-15.

    Built to put U.S. pilots back in charge of the skies, the F-15 Eagle proved its superiority in Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. In a dogfight, it can maneuver against the toughest fighters and climb to Mt. Everest's height in 60 seconds. One of the toughest planes in the world, one fortunate F-15 pilot flew back to base after losing a wing! Featuring interviews with Operation Iraqi Freedom pilots and footage that puts the viewer right in the cockpit of the world's greatest fighter aircraft.

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