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January 2000

Saturday -- 01/01/2000
8:00/5:00 New Year 2000: Centuries of Celebration. Travel the globe as we
look at the different ways in which cultures celebrate the New Year,
whenever it may fall, including Chinese Lunar New Year, Jewish Rosh
Hashanah, and Hindu Diwali. Surprisingly, the symbolism is very much the
same for all cultures. Finally, we trace some of America's rituals from the
Rose Bowl to Times Square. (cc) [TV G]

9:00/6:00 What If?  In a lively 2-hour investigation into some of the most
fascinating "what ifs" of recent history, well-known historians ponder what
the world would be today if... [TV G]

11:00/8:00 The Future That Never Happened.  Fascinating program that peers
into the past to look at predictions made by futurists that didn't
happen--atomic power didn't make work obsolete, the "kitchen of the future"
never arrived, and there are no baby-making machines or underwater cities.
(cc) [TV G]

Sunday -- 01/02/2000
8:00/5:00 Tales of the Gun. Guns of the Famous. Prized for their beauty and
coveted for their past, we handle guns of the famous including: Teddy
Roosevelt's buffalo gun, Wild Bill Hickok's Colt Navy Revolvers, Bat
Masterson's Colt Revolver, General Patton's ivory-gripped revolver, Ulysses
S. Grant's 32-caliber gold inlaid revolver, and a fowler claimed by
Napoleon, among others. [TV G]

9:00/6:00 Sworn to Secrecy. Hitler's Secrets. From his grand deception
against Stalin to his spy operations in the U.S., Adolf Hitler shared many
secrets with his intelligence masters. We'll examine Hitler's secrets and
the eventual betrayal of his chief spymaster. Charlton Heston narrates. [TV
G]

10:00/7:00 History Undercover. Inferno: The True Story of Dresden. On the
night of February 13, 1945, Lancasters from the British Royal Air Force
took
off for Dresden. They were the first wave of planes in a 3-stage combined
British and American attack. Within 24 hours, the attack caused such
immense
loss of life that it provoked worldwide horror. We'll see why the Allies
made this provocative decision. (cc) [TV G]

11:00/8:00 Military Blunders. A Bridge Too Far/Bombing Fiasco in Normandy.
An examination of two Allied miscalculations during WWII. First, when
British Field Marshall Montgomery raced U.S. General Patton into Germany,
he
deployed airborne brigades one bridge too far, bringing lightly armed
paratroopers up against crack S.S.Panzer divisions. Then, how Allied troops
were bombed by their own planes at Normandy. [TV G]

Monday -- 01/03/2000
8:00/5:00 Failed Assassinations.  Presidential assassinations alter the
course of history--but not all would-be killers get the job done. Several
Presidents barely escaped a tragic end, such as Teddy Roosevelt when he
gave
a speech despite the bullet lodged in his chest. Other targets examined
include Andrew Jackson, FDR, Harry Truman, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan.
(cc) [TV PG]

9:00/6:00 Suicide Missions. Silent Wing Warriors. Meet the glidermen of
World War II--specially trained pilots and soldiers who went to war in
canvas-covered, engineless aircraft at the vanguard of many Allied
engagements. The first stealth fighters, their gliders took them on a
one-way trip deep behind enemy lines. Getting there was half the battle for
the Silent Wing Warriors. (cc) [TV PG]

10:00/7:00 Aircraft Carriers.  From the earliest experiments in WWI to the
technological wonders that ruled the sea and sky of the Middle East during
the Gulf War, we chronicle the history of one of today's most versatile and
powerful vessels afloat. (cc) [TV G]

11:00/8:00 History's Lost & Found. Einstein's Brain; Gettysburg Address;
Marilyn Monroe's Dress (#101). Based on Harvey Rachlan's book "Lucy's
Bones,
Sacred Stones and Einstein's Brain," our wild romp through history traces
the strange trip of Einstein's brain--why was it removed, sliced up, and
shipped to scientists nationwide? Where is it today? Also examined, the
Gettysburg Address and body stuffing for display after death. (cc) [TV G]

Tuesday -- 01/04/2000
8:00/5:00 Navajo Code Talkers.  Meet the Navajo Code Talkers--young men
from
government-run reservations called upon to fight for the nation that had
killed many of their grandparents. First-person accounts relate how a
handful of WWII marines devised the only unbreakable code in modern
military
history, which remained classified until the Vietnam War's end. (cc) [TV G]

9:00/6:00 Suicide Missions. Snipers. They are the most feared and hated men
on the battlefield, silent assassins who can kill with a single shot from
miles away. Creep along undetected as these brave men surgically deliver
swift death without warning, and learn why snipers are hunted mercilessly
by
the enemy in every conflict. (cc) [TV PG]

10:00/7:00 More Earthmovers.  Join us for a second look at the big
earth-moving machines used to tackle the most challenging jobs on, under,
and off Earth! We'll ride on specialized behemoth dump trucks, delve below
sea level to view dredging equipment, and leave the planet altogether to
explore earth-moving equipment in space. (cc) [TV G]

11:00/8:00 Civil War Journal. Sherman and the March to the Sea. From the
glow of burning Atlanta to the capture of Savannah, this documentary
chronicles the scorched-earth policy of one of the Union's most
effective--and feared--generals. [TV G]

Wednesday -- 01/05/2000
8:00/5:00 The Real Newton Boys.  In the 1920s, four poor Texan brothers
became America's most successful bank and train robbers. The Newton Boys
robbed over 80 banks and six trains, while never killing a soul. As a
result, they achieved something few outlaws did--they lived to old age!
With
rare interview footage with two of the brothers from the 1970s. (cc) [TV
PG]

9:00/6:00 Suicide Missions. Ball Turret Gunners. In war, certain missions
demand the most and constitute much of the legends of bravery. Journey back
to the Second World War when fearless airmen manned the B-17's belly
guns--glass bubbles that at any moment could become their coffin. The ball
turret gunners called their work "flying the ball", others called it crazy!
(cc) [TV PG]

10:00/7:00 Stealth Technology.  A look at the F-117 Stealth Fighter that
led
the pack for the Allies in the Gulf War and virtually decimated Baghdad.
Find out how the technology allows it to approach its target without being
detected by radar. Also, a look at the B-2 Stealth Bomber. (cc) [TV G]

11:00/8:00 The Great Ships. The PT Boats. Pound for pound, the small wooden
Patrol Torpedo Boats of WWII were among the most powerful warships of all
time. Daring PT vets recall why their speed and maneuverability were too
much for giant, steel-hulled targets. [TV G]

Thursday -- 01/06/2000
8:00/5:00 Killer Submarine.  Recounts the deadly patrol of a Soviet S-13
submarine through the Baltic Sea. On January 30, 1945, it sank a German
refugee ship filled with women and children. Of the 10,000 passengers, only
700 survived. A week later, the sub sank a German hospital ship--4,000
perished. Survivors of the sub and sunken ships offer firsthand accounts.
(cc) [TV G]

9:00/6:00 Suicide Missions. Wild Weasels. During the Vietnam War, the most
dangerous flying missions belonged to the Wild Weasels--a group of fighter
pilots assigned the task of destroying enemy radar and missile sites. Ride
in the cockpit  with these brave men, the first in and last out, as they
decide in a split second to fire their missiles before the enemy can fire
back. (cc) [TV PG]

10:00/7:00 Battlefield Medicine.  "He who would become a surgeon should
join
the army and follow it," Hippocrates counseled nearly 2,500 years ago. In
this history of medicine under fire, we see how a small army of medics,
nurses, surgeons, stretcher-bearers, and ambulance drivers, races to keep
pace with the deadly advances of war. (cc) [TV G]

11:00/8:00 Secrets of World War II. The Secrets of Guadalcanal. Hundreds of
sailors, eight ships, and two U.S. admirals were lost in an action where
valor overcame mistakes made by both sides in the first large-scale Allied
victory over the Japanese and the final defeat of Admiral Yamamoto.
Discover
how the Japanese, with superior land, sea, and air forces strategically and
tactically failed. [TV G]

Friday -- 01/07/2000
8:00/5:00 History's Lost & Found. Mme. Hall's D.C. Brothel; First Delta
Blues; St. Valentine's Day Massacre Wall (#112). In this episode, we track
down: barbed wire that tamed the West; WWII ace Douglas Bader's tin legs;
Mme. Hall's Civil War-era Washington, D.C., brothel; Alexander Graham
Bell's
Bullet Detector; Lead Belly's aluminum record that changed American music;
the St. Valentine's Day Massacre wall; and Alan Shepard's golf club used on
the moon. (cc) [TV G]

9:00/6:00 Guns of the Century.  The gun. It's one of the most powerful
creations, as important to our common experience as the telephone or
automobile. In this 2-hour retrospective, we examine significant guns that
featured in 20th century history, including Colts, Winchesters, Remingtons,
the Luger, M-16, AK-47, Tommy Gun, machine guns, and automatic pistols. [TV
G]

11:00/8:00 The Century: America's Time. Seeds of Change (1900-1914). In a
sweeping series surveying U.S. history in the 20th century, we illuminate
the forces that made America a dominant world player. With unequaled film
and photo archives and scores of original interviews with eyewitnesses to
turning points, we look at how different and simple life was before
electricity, cars, computers, and planes. [TV G]

Saturday -- 01/08/2000
8:00/5:00 History Undercover. Declassified: Human Experimentation. Since
1945, hundreds of thousands of military personnel became human guinea pigs
in experiments and intentional exposures conducted by the U.S.
government--often without their knowledge or consent. Aided by recently
declassified documents, we reveal the truth about human experimentation,
once hidden as a threat to "National Security". (cc) [TV PG]

9:00/6:00 The Wrath of God. Tornadoes: Super Outbreaks. Coils of terror
twisting out of the heavens to lash earth, tornadoes hit the U.S. more than
any other country. Always unrelenting, never have they struck with such
frequency or ferocity as on April 3 and 4, 1974. In just under 18 hours,
148
tornadoes ravaged parts of the Midwest and South, killing 315 people across
13 states. (cc) [TV G]

10:00/7:00 Suicide Missions. Bomb Squads. Before the call comes in, the
clock has already started ticking. With each passing moment, as the men and
women of a bomb squad perform their job defusing bombs, they come closer to
the possibility of death. We'll step inside their shoes and learn what
motivates these brave men and women and what it feels like to risk life and
limb. [TV PG]

11:00/8:00 True Action Adventures. The Dambusters/Target German Oil.
Real-life stories of the cunning and courageous men who took on Nazi
Germany's most heavily defended targets. [TV G]

Sunday -- 01/09/2000
8:00/5:00 Tales of the Gun. U.S. Guns of World War II. An examination of
the
weapons that came through surf and snow, dense jungle and choking
dust...the
guns of the American G.I. Though WWII introduced instruments that pierced
the dark and weapons that released the power of the atom, the infantryman's
guns were designed decades before; but in dependability they were
unequaled.
[TV G]

9:00/6:00 Sworn to Secrecy. D-Day Deceptions. A miracle of deception tied
up
German army divisions across Europe as the Allies concealed the greatest
assembly of men and machines in military history. The time and place of the
D-Day Invasion were shrouded in mystery by misleading maneuvers, false
information, and phantom armies. Charlton Heston narrates. [TV G]

10:00/7:00 History Undercover. Sex and the Swastika. During WWII, the
Allies
used information on the secret sex lives of Nazis to try and bring down the
Third Reich. We reveal a secret government department that broadcast false
German news stories featuring lurid sex practices of top Nazis, and uncover
a report that claims Hitler had perverted sexual relationships with women.
(cc) [TV PG]

11:00/8:00 Military Blunders. Naval Night Fighting/Bombers without Escorts.
First, we see how the lack of priority given to night fighting capability
by
the U.S. Navy would prove disastrous when Americans met the Japanese Navy
in
the waters around Guadalcanal in 1942. Then, the U.S.A.A.F. belief that its
bombers could operate over Germany by day without escort fighters proved to
be fatally flawed in 1943. [TV G]

Monday -- 01/10/2000
8:00/5:00 Dr. Guillotin and His Execution Machine.  A revealing look at the
dramatic rise and fall of the guillotine. The beheading machine was
proposed
by Paris physician Joseph Ignace Guillotin as a painless means of execution
during the French Revolution, but it quickly became a symbol of the Reign
of
Terror. Yet the French did not abolish the guillotine's use until 1981!
(cc)
[TV G]

9:00/6:00 The Big House. Attica Prison. Upon opening in rural New York
State, Attica was hailed as an architectural landmark and model for the
confinement of the most dangerous criminals. Over time, its name became a
battle cry for death, despair, and violence. Paul Sorvino narrates a look
at
the home of the worst prison riot in U.S. history in September 1971. (cc)
[TV PG]

10:00/7:00 The City Beneath Our Feet.  Beneath every modern city, hidden by
manhole covers, drains, and ventilation grates, lies a labyrinth of
tunnels,
wires, conduits, and pipes. Go underground with subterranean workers, or
"Sandhogs" as they like to be called, and see how they build and maintain
the city beneath the street. (cc) [TV G]

11:00/8:00 History's Lost & Found. Mme. Hall's D.C. Brothel; First Delta
Blues; St. Valentine's Day Massacre Wall (#112). In this episode, we track
down: barbed wire that tamed the West; WWII ace Douglas Bader's tin legs;
Mme. Hall's Civil War-era Washington, D.C., brothel; Alexander Graham
Bell's
Bullet Detector; Lead Belly's aluminum record that changed American music;
the St. Valentine's Day Massacre wall; and Alan Shepard's golf club used on
the moon. (cc) [TV G]

Tuesday -- 01/11/2000
8:00/5:00 Born Killers: Leopold and Loeb.  On May 21, 1924, two wealthy
teenagers committed one of America's most shocking crimes. Chicago natives
Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and murdered 14-year-old Bobby
Franks--a victim picked at random--for the thrill of killing. We revisit
the
crime and watch Clarence Darrow save them from the death penalty. (cc) [TV
PG]

9:00/6:00 The Big House. Alcatraz. A small island in San Francisco's icy
waters, Alcatraz served as a military prison until 1934 when it became a
federal maximum-security prison. Housing the "worst of the worst", to
"Machine Gun" Kelly and "The Birdman" Robert Stroud it was home. Join us
for
the history of the "Rock", including the 1970s' Native-American occupation.
(cc) [TV PG]

10:00/7:00 The Chunnel.  The job of joining Britain and France via a tunnel
under the English Channel was a challenge. Geologists tracked the only safe
route with satellite technology, and French and British teams drilled
towards each other using two of the largest Tunnel Boring Machines ever
made. We'll explore the greatest underwater land-link of all time. (cc) [TV
G]

11:00/8:00 Civil War Journal. The Battle/Siege of Vicksburg. Story of the
horrific fight for this strategically vital Mississippi city. Under heavy
bombardment, the streets flowed with blood as civilians fled to shelters
and
caves while Union General Ulysses Grant tried to starve the trapped
defenders into surrender. [TV G]

Wednesday -- 01/12/2000
8:00/5:00 The True Story of the Untouchables.  Chicago, 1928. A ruthless
gang of men is determined to wrest control of the city from Al Capone. They
carry machine guns, rifles, and billy clubs. And we're not talking about a
rival mob family. Meet Treasury Department agent Eliot Ness and his
nine-man
team of "untouchables" whose exploits would become legendary. (cc) [TV G]

9:00/6:00 The Big House. McNeil Island. McNeil Island, an isolated fortress
rising from Puget Sound's chilly waters 40 miles south of Seattle, has been
the scene of daring escapes and intense violence and home to train robbers,
gangsters, and even politicians. Interviewees include a former inmate who
attempted to escape and former wardens. Paul Sorvino narrates. (cc) [TV PG]

10:00/7:00 Salt Mines.  It's our blood, sweat, and tears. Trace salt
mining's history--from the "white gold" on the table to the oceanic and
underground deposits whence they came. Though today we take salt for
granted, most life depends on it. Roman soldiers were sometimes paid in
it--hence the word salary. And many slaves died procuring it. (cc) [TV G]

11:00/8:00 The Great Ships. The Amphibious Assault Ships. Climb aboard the
fleet of ships that comprise "The Gator Navy". Among the most advanced
ships
afloat, they range from huge vessels like the U.S.S. Tarawa to smaller
landing craft effective on land and sea. From WWII to counter-terrorist
operations today, their success is the seamless orchestration of land,
ground, and air forces. [TV G]

Thursday -- 01/13/2000
8:00/5:00 Project Underworld: The Military and the Mafia.  Illuminates the
shadowy liaison between U.S. Naval Intelligence, the Office of Strategic
Services, and Army, and the New York and Sicilian Mafia during WWII. Find
out if our spymasters inadvertently revitalized the nearly defunct Sicilian
Mafia, and why N.Y. Governor Dewey commuted Lucky Luciano's prison
sentence.
[TV G]

9:00/6:00 The Big House. Angola. Most of Angola's 5,000 maximum-security
inmates will never see the outside world again. Formerly a slave plantation
in a remote area of Louisiana, in the 1930s Angola remained backward and
brutal and by 1975, with increasing crowding and violence, became known as
the "Bloodiest Prison in America". Paul Sorvino narrates. (cc) [TV PG]

10:00/7:00 The NYC Subway.  Informative look at that amazing "hole in the
ground", the New York City subway system. Meet the riders, a towerman who
helps run the system, a revenue agent collecting the day's cash from token
booths, amateur musicians that perform at the stations, and others who make
the subway one of the most fascinating public spaces. (cc) [TV G]

11:00/8:00 Secrets of World War II. Firestorm: The Bombing of Germany. A
thousand bomber raids flown by the U.S. Air Force by day, and an equal
number by Britain's R.A.F. at night--a firestorm that rained down on German
cities, destroying industry and communications, and killing many citizens.
We'll study the secret technology and personal bravery needed to carry off
the raids. [TV G]

Friday -- 01/14/2000
8:00/5:00 History's Lost & Found. Alcatraz Escape Heads; Real Winnie the
Pooh; Henry VIII's Love Letters (#111). See the dummy heads used in an
Alcatraz escape, and how Winnie the Pooh caused an international dispute.
Meet Colorado cannibal Alfred Packer, and the first surviving U.S.
astronauts, monkeys Able and Baker. Read Benedict Arnold's oath of
allegiance, and Henry VIII's love letters to Anne Boleyn. Visit John
Wayne's
Alamo film set. (cc) [TV G]

9:00/6:00 True Story of the Screaming Eagles: The 101st Airborne.  True
story of one of the Army's most distinguished divisions, the 101st, which
was formed in WWI, becoming the 101st Airborne in WWII. The 101st
participated in D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge, guarded black students
in
Little Rock, and was renamed the 101st Air Cavalry in Vietnam to mark the
transition from parachutes to helicopters. [TV PG]

11:00/8:00 The Century: America's Time. Shell Shock (1914-1919). In this
episode of a series that illuminates forces that shaped U.S. history in the
20th century, we examine the results of the Great War. Millions dead,
blinded, maimed, shell-shocked, widowed, orphaned, and robbed of their
ideals of honor and patriotism. What were the consequences of the wholesale
sense of loss left by WWI? [TV G]

Saturday -- 01/15/2000
8:00/5:00 History Undercover. Kennedy and Nixon. Based on Christopher
Matthews' book, we tell the story of two of the 20th century's most
compelling leaders, and their surprisingly close friendship that developed
into intense rivalry. Firsthand accounts from Nixon aides and Kennedy
staffers and anecdotes from Matthews offer insights that will even surprise
political junkies! (cc) [TV G]

9:00/6:00 The Wrath of God. Hurricanes: Category Five. They form near
Africa, feeding off the ocean's heat until maturing to full-fledged
hurricanes--ferocious tropical cyclones with wind speeds up to 200 m.p.h.
Historians, survivors, and weather watchers recreate the horror of the 1900
Galveston and 1935 Florida Keys Hurricanes, and Hurricanes Camille ('69),
Gilbert ('88), and Mitch ('98). (cc) [TV G]

10:00/7:00 Suicide Missions. High Steel. They tread narrow steel beams
hundreds of feet in the air to raise skyscrapers and bridges, working in a
peril-filled world where one wrong step can prove their last. Meet high
steel ironworkers as we review the greatest and deadliest construction jobs
of the past, and explore what the future holds for these tenacious workers.
[TV PG]

11:00/8:00 True Action Adventures. First U-Boat Ace/Wolves in Sheep's
Clothing. Newly discovered film shows how one German submarine captain sank
an astonishing 194 Allied ships--a record that still stands. Plus: Dramatic
footage uncloaks undercover ships of prey. [TV G]

Sunday -- 01/16/2000
8:00/5:00 Tales of the Gun. The M-16. The most powerful assault rifle ever
used in combat, the M-16 became the symbol of our lost war--Vietnam--and
can
easily be called America's most unloved gun. Yet, 30 years after its
introduction, it stands as a potent icon of U.S. military strength
worldwide. We'll explain how it almost ended up on the scrap heap! [TV G]

9:00/6:00 Desert Storm. The Air Assault. The F-15E Strike Eagle, the F-117
Stealth Fighter...using the most sophisticated weapons in modern warfare,
the coalition forces take to the skies to claim back Kuwait. [TV G]

10:00/7:00 Desert Storm. The Ground Assault. In a rapid 3-day drive, the
coalition forces launch a devastating ground assault that marks the
beginning of the end for the Iraqi army. [TV G]

11:00/8:00 Desert Storm. Desert Victory. Experts on military strategy and
weapons offer an unique perspective on the stunning coalition victory in
Desert Storm and the lessons learned. [TV G]

Monday -- 01/17/2000
8:00/5:00 A Question of Conspiracy: The RFK Murder.  In June 1968, Senator
Robert Kennedy was gunned down in a California hotel pantry after winning a
primary that could have earned him the Democratic Presidential nomination.
Eerily reminiscent of brother JFK's murder, we follow the conspiracy trail
of RFK's death. Did Sirhan Sirhan act alone, and why didn't he get a full
trial? (cc) [TV G]

9:00/6:00 Nazi America: A Secret History.  In a 2-hour survey of Nazism in
the U.S., we trace the history from the fairly benign organization that
gave
structure to newly arrived German immigrants to today's neo-Nazis who
breech
the borderline of free speech by using radical action to force their agenda
of Aryan purity. It's also a history of the imperfection of American
freedom. [TV PG]

11:00/8:00 History's Lost & Found. Alcatraz Escape Heads; Real Winnie the
Pooh; Henry VIII's Love Letters (#111). See the dummy heads used in an
Alcatraz escape, and how Winnie the Pooh caused an international dispute.
Meet Colorado cannibal Alfred Packer, and the first surviving U.S.
astronauts, monkeys Able and Baker. Read Benedict Arnold's oath of
allegiance, and Henry VIII's love letters to Anne Boleyn. Visit John
Wayne's
Alamo film set. (cc) [TV G]

Tuesday -- 01/18/2000
8:00/5:00 The Odessa File.  After WWII, a handful of Germans were tried for
war crimes at Nuremberg--but many seemingly disappeared. We'll study the
shadowy Odessa organization, rumored to have links to the S.S. and to have
ferried high-ranking Nazis out of Germany to new identities and lives. (cc)
[TV G]

9:00/6:00 Hitler's Henchmen. Mengele: The Doctor of Death. As Nazi trains
arrived at Auschwitz, a young doctor often greeted them with one objective
in mind: propagation of a perverse breeding policy on human guinea pigs.
Twins were his specialty: experimented on and catalogued. Yet somehow Josef
Mengele escaped punishment. We'll retrace his horrific career and
clandestine second life. (cc) [TV PG]

10:00/7:00 NORAD: The War Game Fortress.  Takes you into the top-secret
headquarters of America's nuclear missile warning center, hidden deep in
the
mountains of Colorado. (cc) [TV G]

11:00/8:00 Civil War Journal. Stonewall Jackson. Portrait of the brilliant
General Thomas Jackson, who led Confederate troops in the bloody battles of
Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Bull Run, where he and his troops
defended their position "like a stone wall." [TV G]

Wednesday -- 01/19/2000
8:00/5:00 Contaminated: The Karen Silkwood Story.  In 1974, nuclear
facility
laboratory technician Karen Silkwood died in a car crash near Oklahoma City
on her way to deliver documents to a New York Times reporter and a union
official revealing hazardous conditions at Kerr-McGee Nuclear Corp. Was her
death an accident or murder? What happened to the papers she carried? (cc)
[TV G]

9:00/6:00 Hitler's Henchmen. Schirach: The Corrupter of Youth. Baldur von
Schirach abused Germany's youth to buttress Hitler's dictatorship. As Youth
Director of the Reich, he recruited an army of children while styling
himself "High Priest of the National Socialist Faith." Yet later, he
distanced himself from the regime. We examine his dubious career and
disastrous effect on a generation. (cc) [TV PG]

10:00/7:00 Offshore Oil Drilling.  Offshore oil drilling is one of
mankind's
greatest technological feats. From the beginning of oil discovery, the
oceans' vast reserves have been the ultimate frontier. See how these
superstructures, both floating and fixed, revolutionized the search for
crude oil, and the environmental price we pay for their prolific
production.
(cc) [TV G]

11:00/8:00 The Great Ships. The Submersibles. Unlike submarines,
submersibles were developed not as weapons, but as tools in man's quest for
scientific advancement. Meet the maverick designers and their craft,
including: the bathyscaph Trieste, which explored the bottom of the
38,000-foot Marianas Trench; the Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle; and the
Sea Link. [TV G]

Thursday -- 01/20/2000
8:00/5:00 Roswell: Secrets Unveiled.  In 1947, a strange object fell from
the sky near Roswell, New Mexico, and the lives of many civilians and
military personnel would never be the same again. Hear the Air Force's key
players' version--600-foot long balloon trains with classified acoustic
devices--and learn why Roswell locals and alien conspiratorialists don't
believe them! (cc) [TV G]

9:00/6:00 Hitler's Henchmen. Freisler: The Hanging Judge. As president of
the "People's Supreme Court", Roland Freisler was the primary exponent of
judicial terror in the Third Reich. His victims weren't tried, they were
publicly humiliated as the lecturing, raving jurist passed judgement.
Normally the verdict was death. Watch his ascent from Bolshevik to
arbitrary
arbiter over life and death. (cc) [TV PG]

10:00/7:00 The Submarines.  Deadly steel sharks that stalk their prey below
the surface, submarines reign supreme in the undersea world. With a
pedigree
dating back to 1787, U-boats came of age in the 20th century and completely
revolutionized water warfare. (cc) [TV G]

11:00/8:00 Secrets of World War II. Target: Okinawa. There have been larger
land battles and more protracted air campaigns than Okinawa. But this was a
combined operation, unparalleled in size, scope, and ferocity. [TV G]

Friday -- 01/21/2000
8:00/5:00 History's Lost & Found. Jesse James's Body; Iwo Jima Flag; Hugh
Hefner's Pajamas (#110). Join us as we hunt down some of history's most
intriguing artifacts, including: Jesse James's body; Marie Antoinette's
guillotine blade; mob boss Anastasia's death chair; Mark Twain's writing
bed; the real Iwo Jima flag; Hugh Hefner's many pajamas; and MAD magazine's
first issue. (cc) REVISED 10/28/99 [TV G]

9:00/6:00 Nazi America: A Secret History.  In a 2-hour survey of Nazism in
the U.S., we trace the history from the fairly benign organization that
gave
structure to newly arrived German immigrants to today's neo-Nazis who
breech
the borderline of free speech by using radical action to force their agenda
of Aryan purity. It's also a history of the imperfection of American
freedom. [TV PG]

11:00/8:00 The Century: America's Time. Boom to Bust (1920-1929). In this
episode of a series on what made the U.S. a 20th century world power, we
see
how "modern" Americans were eager to smash age-old traditions after WWI.
Women in particular claimed new rights and freedoms. Others viewed these
changes as a moral threat to the country. We'll see why the women's rights
issue was so volatile. [TV G]

Saturday -- 01/22/2000
8:00/5:00 History Undercover. The Doomsday Flu. In 1918, a mountain of
death
piled up across the world, as the Spanish Flu rampaged through country
after
country. The world almost came to a halt--in the last week of October,
21,000 died in the U.S. The flu could mutate in a breath. Journey back as
we
revisit this devastating epidemic that killed with flabbergasting velocity.
(cc) [TV G]

9:00/6:00 The Wrath of God. Firestorms: Nature out of Control. Once man
harnessed fire, the two coexisted in an uneasy alliance. We live with fire,
we need fire, but can't stop its raging once it's out of control. We'll
look
at an 1871 fire in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, that killed a third of its
citizens;
the death of 13 smokejumpers in 1949 in Montana; and California's 1991
Oakland Hills fires. (cc) [TV G]

10:00/7:00 Suicide Missions. Combat Medics. Operating under the most brutal
conditions imaginable, each decision they make spells the difference
between
life and death. They perform one of the most dangerous jobs in war,
stepping
in harm's way when their fellow countrymen need help. Join us as we review
the history of these soldiers of mercy, the combat medics. [TV PG]

11:00/8:00 True Action Adventures. Commando Force/Dogs of War: Modern
Mercenaries. First, the true story of the "Cockleshell Heroes" and other
elite special forces and the dramatic raiding operations they performed.
Then, find out who modern mercenaries are and what motivates them to be
guns
for hire. Includes the story of the French Foreign Legion. [TV G]

Sunday -- 01/23/2000
8:00/5:00 Tales of the Gun. Guns of Smith & Wesson. They laid the
groundwork
for the Winchester Repeating Rifle and put a cartridge 6-shooter in the
West
years before Colt's Peacemaker. Their spirit of innovation has led handgun
technology for over a century. Meet Horace Smith and Daniel Baird Wesson,
and see why the company forged from their partnership remains at the
industry's vanguard. [TV G]

9:00/6:00 Sworn to Secrecy. The Wizard War. Charlton Heston narrates this
investigation into secrets from the electronic battlefield. From the
"Battle
of the Beams" in WWII to the evolution of weapons guidance systems and the
blinding effects of electronic jamming in the Gulf War, we review the quest
to dominate the electromagnetic spectrum. [TV G]

10:00/7:00 History Undercover. The Real Flying Tigers. In 1941, with the
U.S. government's tacit approval, retired Army Air Force Captain Claire L.
Chennault, then a colonel in China's Air Force, formed the mercenary
American Volunteer Group to fight Japan. Later dubbed "Flying Tigers",
these
brave pilots set records yet to be equaled in the annals of aerial history.
This is their story. (cc) [TV G]

11:00/8:00 Military Blunders. The Blunders of Hitler's Luftwaffe/Bombing
Assault on Berlin. To support the Blitzkrieg, Goering supplied the
Luftwaffe
with dive-bombers and medium bombers to cover armored forces in quick wars.
But when Britain fought on and Russia withdrew deep into the heartland, he
would feel the lack of long-range bombers. Then, British "Bomber" Harris
attempts to bomb the Third Reich into submission before D-day. [TV G]

Monday -- 01/24/2000
8:00/5:00 Great American History Quiz. The Presidents. Join host Chevy
Chase
and celebrities including Gillian Anderson, Maya Angelou, and Dan Quayle as
they tackle questions about Presidential facts, White House scandals, and
famous First Ladies. Viewers can play along at home. [TV G]

9:00/6:00 Mummies: Tales from the Egyptian Crypts, Pt. 1.  Part 1 looks at
the burial places of the mummies and construction of the pyramids during
the
annual flooding of the Nile. Also, examines the process of mummification.
(cc) [TV G]

10:00/7:00 The Big Dig.  The Massachusetts Central Artery/Tunnel Project,
a.k.a. the Big Dig, is the most amazing municipal construction project in
U.S. history. Its objective--to replace Boston's decaying highway
infrastructure with 160 new highway miles, half of which run underground
and
underwater. After 14 years construction, its cost--$11 billion! (cc) [TV G]

11:00/8:00 History's Lost & Found. Jesse James's Body; Iwo Jima Flag; Hugh
Hefner's Pajamas (#110). Join us as we hunt down some of history's most
intriguing artifacts, including: Jesse James's body; Marie Antoinette's
guillotine blade; mob boss Anastasia's death chair; Mark Twain's writing
bed; the real Iwo Jima flag; Hugh Hefner's many pajamas; and MAD magazine's
first issue. (cc) REVISED 10/28/99 [TV G]

Tuesday -- 01/25/2000
 8:00/5:00 Exorcising the Devil.  Belief in evil spirits spans time and
crosses centuries, and just as old and universal is the cure for
possession.
In Catholicism, exorcism dates back to Christ's expulsions of the devil.
The
"Roman Ritual" dating from 1614 remained unchanged until 1999. Witness
actual exorcisms, and learn why they are now increasing. (cc) [TV PG]

9:00/6:00 Mummies: Tales from the Egyptian Crypts, Pt. 2.  Part 2 explores
how the mysterious Sphinx helped bridge the gap between the living and the
dead. (cc) [TV G]

10:00/7:00 Garbage.  Unwanted and discarded, garbage stands as a smelly
testament of mankind's wastefulness. Join us as we rummage through the
history of rubbish and discover the ever-changing composition of refuse.
We'll also examine the current high and low-tech means of taking out the
trash, including recycling, and learn how to use less stuff! (cc) [TV G]

11:00/8:00 Civil War Journal. The Monitor vs The C.S.S. Virginia. In March
1862, the North's Monitor and the South's C.S.S. Virginia clashed in an
inclusive battle. But the ironclads changed naval warfare forever, their
armor plating dooming wooden warships to the scrap heap. [TV G]

Wednesday -- 01/26/2000
8:00/5:00 Lost City of Atlantis.  The ancient Greek philosopher Plato wrote
about the fabled missing continent. Even South American Indian legend told
of a similar tale. Did a highly civilized and technologically advanced
people disappear with their secrets at the bottom of the sea, or is
Atlantis
merely myth? (cc) [TV G]

9:00/6:00 Mummies: Tales from the Egyptian Crypts, Pt. 3.  Part 3 examines
the poetic "sacred carvings" that ancient Egyptians believed could actually
come to life. (cc) [TV G]

10:00/7:00 Golden Gate Bridge.  More than 50 years after its construction,
the Golden Gate remains one of the world's great engineering marvels. It
took 25 million man-hours and 80,000 miles of cable to complete. But the
cost in human life proved even greater. (cc) [TV G]

11:00/8:00 The Great Ships. The Clippers. History of "the greyhounds of the
sea", the fastest wind-powered ships ever. Traveling over 2,000 miles
within
a week, the 19th-century clippers brought the world back to American
shores.
[TV G]

Thursday -- 01/27/2000
8:00/5:00 The Strange Disappearance of the Anasazi.  19th-century explorers
in the American southwest encountered the ruins of a vanished civilization
that spread across Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona. Why were these
spectacular cities abandoned? Where had the inhabitants gone? Modern
anthropologists hint at a disturbing past in contrast with earlier peaceful
perceptions. (cc) [TV G]

9:00/6:00 Mummies: Tales from the Egyptian Crypts, Pt. 4.  Part 4 concludes
this extensive look at mummies, ancient Egyptian religious beliefs, the
pyramids, and well-known pharaohs. (cc) [TV G]

10:00/7:00 Plumbing: The Arteries of Civilization.  Each day, billions of
gallons of water flow through cities into homes and back out again in a
confusing mess of pipes, pumps, and fixtures. The history of plumbing is a
tale crucial to our survival--supplying ourselves with fresh water and
disposing of human waste. From ancient solutions to the future, we'll plumb
plumbing's depths. (cc) [TV G]

11:00/8:00 Secrets of World War II. The Corpse That Fooled the Axis. In
1943, the body of a Royal Marines captain was washed ashore on the coast of
Spain. His case contained the "Allied invasion plans" for Europe. The
Germans believed what they found. Little did they know that the body had
been packed in dry ice and dropped from a submarine as part of one of the
most elaborate hoaxes of WWII. [TV G]

Friday -- 01/28/2000
8:00/5:00 Great American History Quiz. The Presidents. Join host Chevy
Chase
and celebrities including Gillian Anderson, Maya Angelou, and Dan Quayle as
they tackle questions about Presidential facts, White House scandals, and
famous First Ladies. Viewers can play along at home. [TV G]

9:00/6:00 Bonnie and Clyde.  Movie. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway star as
the famed outlaw couple in a film that combines graphic violence, pathos,
comedy, and social commentary. Gene Hackman and Estelle Parsons co-star.
Directed by Arthur Penn. (1967) (Historians: E.R. Milner, Tarrant College,
Texas; Robert Brent Toplin, University of North Carolina, Wilmington.) [TV
PG-V]

11:30/8:30 History's Crimes & Trials. Bonnie & Clyde. The famous film made
them into romantic heroes, but here's the real story of the cold-blooded
gangsters who went on a murderous rampage through four states before lawmen
gunned them down on May 23, 1934. [TV PG]

Saturday -- 01/29/2000
8:00/5:00 History Undercover. Clouds of Death: The Scourge of Biochemical
Warfare. Though nuclear weapons still threaten world security, the weapons
most feared today are chemical and biological--drifting clouds of death
that
engulf victims, causing death too horrible to describe. We examine how
terrorist states have circumvented the enormous cost of building nuclear
weapons with biochemicals. (cc) [TV G]

9:00/6:00 The Wrath of God. Unleashed Terror: Dam Breaks. Though American
dam builders have refined their skills, attempting to harness the awesome
power of water will always prove hazardous. We examine some of the worst
dam
breaks and the destruction they caused, including the largest U.S. dam ever
to give way. On June 5, 1976, the 305-foot-high Teton Dam gave way and 11
lives were lost. (cc) [TV G]

10:00/7:00 Suicide Missions. Hellfighters. Imagine a blistering inferno
that
melts steel, so hot it can roast a man alive, then you have an oil well
fire! Only 20 men in the world are willing and able to wrestle these
monster
fires, and we'll meet a couple of these hellfighters as we chronicle a
century of oil well firefighting. [TV PG]

11:00/8:00 True Action Adventures. Hunt the Bismarck!/Fjord Watchers. The
adventure's on when Allied sailors search the Atlantic for the
mightiest--and most lethal--ship of WWII. Then, meet the Norwegians who
spied on their Nazi occupiers and risked certain death to get information
to
British Intelligence. [TV G]

Sunday -- 01/30/2000
8:00/5:00 History's Crimes and Trials. Public Enemy Number 1: John
Dilllinger/Ma Barker/Other Public Enemies. In 1930s America, poverty,
Prohibition, extensive corruption, and a mentality of opportunistic
individualism came together in an explosion of widespread violence and
crime. We'll look back at this era of powerful gangs and meet John
Dillinger
and Ma Barker, as well as other infamous "public enemies". [TV PG]

9:00/6:00 History's Crimes and Trials. Unsolved Cases: The Zodiac Killer
and
the Green River Case/Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping. First, we examine two cases
of serial killings where the perpetrators were never apprehended. Archive
footage of the investigating teams and cryptic messages sent by the killers
to the media bring the cases of the Zodiac Killer and the Green River
Killer
to life. Then, discover if Richard Hauptmann really killed the Lindbergh
baby. [TV PG]

10:00/7:00 History's Crimes and Trials. Serial Killers: Ted Bundy/Richard
Speck. A look back at two of America's most heinous murderers: handsome Ted
Bundy whose killing spree, which began in Seattle in 1974, left a scar on
the American psyche as he committed numerous rapes and violent murders
throughout Utah, Colorado, and Florida; and, Richard Speck, who savagely
murdered eight Chicago nurses in 1966. [TV PG]

11:00/8:00 History's Crimes and Trials. Assassination: The Assassination of
Robert Kennedy/Mark Chapman and John Lennon. What motives lay behind the
shots that killed Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy? Was the
assassin
really a lone gunman outraged at Kennedy's pro-Israeli stance, or was a
conspiracy at work? Then, archival footage documents the lives of John
Lennon and Mark David Chapman, the troubled man who murdered the former
Beatle. [TV PG]

Monday -- 01/31/2000
8:00/5:00 Smallpox: Deadly Again?  Since the dawn of time, the smallpox
virus terrorized mankind. In the 20th century alone, it took more lives
than
all war and epidemics. In 1967, the World Health Organization began to
eradicate the virus, and in 1977, the last case was isolated and
vaccination
ceased. Learn why experts now fear it will be used as a biological weapon.
(cc) [TV G]

9:00/6:00 UFOs: Then and Now? The Innocent Years. In a comprehensive series
investigating the UFO experience, we begin with a review of surprising
imagery from cave paintings to Medieval frescoes to Renaissance art. But in
the late 1940s, the modern era of UFO sightings took off with the
mysterious
crash of a flying object near Roswell, New Mexico. (cc) [TV G]

10:00/7:00 The Internet: Behind the Web.  Over 200 million people around
the
world use the Internet--yet no one owns or controls it. Its phenomenal
usage
puts it on a par with the printing press as a civilization-shaping
invention. We'll follow the rise of the Net as a humble defense department
research project to its stature as the number one communications tool for
the future. [TV G]

11:00/8:00 History's Lost & Found. Saigon Staircase; Grover Cleveland's
Tumor; Lindbergh Kidnap Letter (#106). Join us on an historical scavenger
hunt as we search down artifacts from around the world. Some of the objects
on our list include: the Saigon Staircase from which evacuees stepped to
safety aboard the largest-known helicopter evacuation; Grover Cleveland's
Tumor; and the Lindbergh Baby's Kidnap Letter, among others.

February 2000

Tuesday, 2/01/2000
8:00/5:00 Getting High: A History of LSD.  How did the synthetic form of
Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, which occurs naturally in ergot (a rye and
wheat
fungus), have such an impact on America in the 1960s? Take a trip back as
we
explore LSD's role in the cultural upheavals of the '60s, and trace its
roots back to "kykeon", the drug used in ancient Greek Eleusinian rituals.
(cc) [TV PG]

9:00/6:00 UFOs: Then and Now? Cause for Alarm. Studies some of the most
disturbing UFO sightings, including: a 4-day extravaganza in 1952, when
UFOs
cruised the skies over the White House; sightings in 1967 near a secret
U.S./Canadian submarine detection base; controversial events at the
U.K./U.S. air base at Bentwaters, England; and the military's Test Area 51
in Nevada. (cc) [TV G]

10:00/7:00 Motorcycles.  Fast and powerful, they come in a hundred shapes
and a thousand colors. To some, motorcycles symbolize freedom; to others,
they simply stand for trouble! We race back in time and see how, for over
a
hundred years, motorcycles have tantalized riders with a promise of
unparalleled speed and endless adventure! (cc) [TV G]

11:00/8:00 Civil War Journal. War Crimes: The Death Camps. An exposé of
one
of the most shameful sagas of the Civil War--the inhuman treatment of
P.O.W.s on both sides. Includes a look at facilities in the camps and the
crimes committed against the prisoners. [TV G]

Wednesday -- 02/02/2000
8:00/5:00 Asteroids!  Asteroids have been colliding with earth since time
began. The effect can be enormous--from killing of the dinosaurs to
scarring
of the planet's surface. Using computer recreations and interviews with
the
world's foremost asteroid authorities, we explore the long history of
these
rocks from space and what future threats they pose. (cc) [TV G]

9:00/6:00 UFOs: Then and Now? Nightmare. Examines the most debatable
aspect
of alien contact--human abduction! From the first recorded case, the 1961
kidnapping of Betty and Barney Hill, to the 1976 Allagash Incident, when
four friends were whisked away while on a camping trip, we hear firsthand
from participants and a neuroscientist, who offers more earthbound
solutions. (cc) [TV G]

10:00/7:00 Simulators.  Though "simulations" date back to cave paintings,
devices for interacting with "synthetic realities" are a recent invention.
See how simulators are used as training tools for nearly every profession
today where hands-on experience is too costly or dangerous--from the 1929
Link Pilot Trainer to simulated virtual realities. (cc) [TV G]

11:00/8:00 The Great Ships. The Special Warfare Craft. Tour the stealthy,
heavily armed commando craft of the Navy Seals--the U.S. Navy's most elite
warriors. We'll follow the Special Boat Units on dangerous missions
throughout the world as they enter undetected onto hostile shores, mount
demolition attacks, and fulfill reconnaissance needs. [TV G]

Thursday -- 02/03/2000
8:00/5:00 The Loch Ness Monster.  In 1934, a photo of a dinosaur-like
aquatic creature sparked a worldwide obsession with Scotland's Loch Ness
Monster and stood as concrete evidence of its existence--until 1993, when
it
was proven to be a hoax! Believers and skeptics track Nessie's history
from
an ancient Pictic representation to modern Loch explorations. (cc) [TV G]

9:00/6:00 UFOs: Then and Now? Aliens and Contact. On July 11,1991,
thousands
across Mexico looked skyward during a total eclipse and were greeted with
a
wave of UFO sightings. Was this a prelude to imminent contact? Or will
humans get to them first? Join us for a review of mankind's efforts to
reach
out to Extraterrestrial Intelligence as we listen for a signal that we are
not alone! (cc) [TV G]

10:00/7:00 Space Stations.  Join us on an out-of-this-world exploration of
the history of long-duration life in space--from the first Soviet station
to
Skylab to Mir to the International Space Station. Experience what it is
like
to live in space, as well as the monumental obstacles engineers and
astronauts overcame to make it possible. (cc) [TV G]

11:00/8:00 Secrets of World War II. Raid on Nazi Oil. Featuring amazing
footage that has just become available, this episode explores the 1943
U.S.
air raid against the Rumanian oil fields at Ploesti, which supplied 60% of
Hitler's oil. [TV G]

Friday -- 02/04/2000
8:00/5:00 History's Lost & Found. Eva Braun's Home Movies; Marilyn
Monroe's
JFK Birthday Dress; Herbert Hoover's Medicine Ball (#115). This episode
examines: home movies of Hitler's mistress, Eva Braun; the feud over
Buffalo
Bill's body and final resting place; Marilyn Monroe's unforgettable dress
worn at JFK's televised birthday party; the oldest sunken warship; Ty
Cobb's
dentures; the first wireless remote control; and Herbert Hoover's Medicine
Ball. (cc) [TV G]

9:00/6:00 The Complete History of the Navy Seals.  Long before President
Kennedy commissioned the Navy Seals in 1962, the Navy Combat Demolition
Units were running demolition, such as on D-Day when the NCDU took over
50%
casualties, and the Underwater Demolition Teams were clearing beaches.
We'll
recount the stories of honor, valor, and commitment of these backbones of
the Navy Seals. [TV G]

11:00/8:00 The Century: America's Time. Stormy Weather (1930-1939).
Drawing
on unequaled film and photo archives and original interviews, this
sweeping
series examines events that shaped the U.S. in the 20th century. In this
episode, we look at the aftermath of the Wall Street crash and the ensuing
Great Depression. What happens to the nation when serious financial limits
restrict the American dream? (cc) [TV G]

Saturday -- 02/05/2000
8:00/5:00 History Undercover. The Port Chicago Mutiny. In 1944, two ships
blew up at the Port Chicago ammunition depot near San Francisco, killing
300
men, 202 of whom were black. When 50 black ammunition loaders refused to
return to work thought too dangerous for white sailors, they were
convicted
of mutiny. Arthur Kent hosts a look at how their actions changed the face
of
the U.S. Navy.(cc) [TV PG]

9:00/6:00 The Wrath of God. Avalanches: White Walls of Death. A look at
the
terror of high, frozen places, at sudden deaths and hairbreadth rescues
from
avalanches. For the first time on TV, the granddaddy of them all, the 1910
Wellington Train Disaster is shown. In that tragic event, an avalanche
swept
two trains off the side of a pass in the Cascade Mountains killing 96.
(cc)
[TV G]

10:00/7:00 Suicide Missions. Hazmat. They go to work each day prepared to
face adversaries that they can't see, hear, or feel...until its too late!
Their enemies--unpredictable chemicals that can kill in an instant. Meet
the
members of the Hazardous Materials Response Squad--HAZMAT--our front line
against industrial disaster, terrorism, and environmental destruction. [TV
PG]

11:00/8:00 True Action Adventures. Fastest on Land/Fastest on Water. From
blazing success to explosive disaster, breathtaking footage introduces the
boats, the cars and the daredevil drivers that made history. [TV G]

Sunday -- 02/06/2000
8:00/5:00 Tales of the Gun. Japanese Guns of WWII. As Japan bombed its way
into the Pacific during WWII, Imperial soldiers carried pride, a sense of
invincibility, and an arsenal of clumsy and outdated weapons. Convinced
that
the tactics and tools that led to victory over colonial enemies would be
just as effective against the Allies, Japan would see its weaponry lead to
defeat. [TV G]

9:00/6:00 Sworn to Secrecy. Battlefield Deceptions. Charlton Heston
narrates
this look at the role "trickery" plays on modern battlefields--from rubber
tanks and camouflage to booby traps and tactical maneuvers of deception.
[TV
G]

10:00/7:00 History Undercover. The Typhoons' Last Storm. On the second to
last day of WWII in Europe, 32 British Typhoon fighter-bombers were
ordered
to attack four German ships carrying escaping S.S. troops. Tragically,
they
were full of concentration camp prisoners being used as bait by the S.S.
We
talk to five pilots and three survivors, who tell their stories for the
first time. (cc) [TV PG]

11:00/8:00 Military Blunders. The Scattering of Convoy PQ17/Battle Cruiser
Disaster at Jutland. Looks at one of the largest Anglo-American convoys to
sail to Russia in WWII. Bunched together for protection from U-boats, when
a
sudden order for dispersal arrived, half the convoy sunk. Then, as he
watched a second of his battle cruisers explode in WWI, Admiral Betty
remarked, "There seems to be something wrong with my ships today." [TV G]

Monday -- 02/07/2000
8:00/5:00 Ghost Plane of the Desert: "Lady Be Good".  April 4, 1943--25
B-24
Liberators take off from their base in Libya on a bombing mission to
Italy,
but only 24 return. In 1959, a British survey team discovers a plane, deep
in the desert. Using the diary of two crewmembers, along with the crew's
remains, we learn of their struggle to cross 100 miles of desert, without
food or water. (cc) [TV G]

9:00/6:00 Arms in Action. Self-Defense. Survival is one of man's deepest
instincts. And for early man, just staying alive could prove treacherous.
His first weapon--the simple stick. We'll see how the stick still survives
as a means of defense, British and U.S. police forces are armed with the
baton, and also look at Japanese Kendo and various historical personal
weapons. [TV G]

10:00/7:00 The Sportscasters: Behind the Mike.  Just hear those voices and
the memories come rushing back! Join us as we spotlight the history of
sportscasters--the men and women who bring you the games via radio and TV.
Harry Caray, Red Barber, Howard Cosell, Pat Summerall, John Madden, Bryant
Gumbel, Bob Costas--they are just a few of the storytellers of the game
featured here. (cc) [TV G]

11:00/8:00 History's Lost & Found. Eva Braun's Home Movies; Marilyn
Monroe's
JFK Birthday Dress; Herbert Hoover's Medicine Ball (#115). This episode
examines: home movies of Hitler's mistress, Eva Braun; the feud over
Buffalo
Bill's body and final resting place; Marilyn Monroe's unforgettable dress
worn at JFK's televised birthday party; the oldest sunken warship; Ty
Cobb's
dentures; the first wireless remote control; and Herbert Hoover's Medicine
Ball. (cc) [TV G]

Tuesday -- 02/08/2000
8:00/5:00 The Nazi Bomb.  History books tell us that the U.S. developed
the
atom bomb during WWII to counter the potential of a nascent German one.
We'll study the Nazi project, headed by Nobel Prize-winning physicist
Werner
Heisenberg, and ask baffling questions--Was the threat real? Did he
sabotage
his own work with the aid of a U.S. spy? If so, why? (cc) [TV G]

9:00/6:00 Arms in Action. Hunting. In the beginning, hungry stomachs drove
man to hunt and trap. Later, the hunt offered a chance to test courage,
skill, and weapons, and as in the case of medieval royalty to show-off
wealth. Join us as we track the history of the hunt, and see how man
learned
to train animals to assist and developed weapons that would revolutionize
war. [TV G]

10:00/7:00 Machine Guns.  The history of the machine gun from the first
Gatlings in the Civil War to today's high-speed automatic rifles. (cc) [TV
G]

11:00/8:00 Civil War Journal. The 54th Massachusetts. You've seen the
movie,
now discover the full truth about the U.S. Army's first black regiment.
Covers the periods before and after the famous battle at Fort Wagner
during
the Civil War. [TV G]

Wednesday -- 02/09/2000
8:00/5:00 The Bloody Tower of London.  We'll go inside the Tower of
London,
actually 20 towers, and see how this microcosm of nine centuries of
history
struck fear into the hearts Englishmen. Built by William the Conqueror in
1067 to subdue the turbulent citizenry of London, the Tower claimed the
lives of many until the mid-18th century. (cc) [TV PG]

9:00/6:00 Arms in Action. Bows. Nearly every civilization developed a bow
from whatever materials were at hand. Whether wood or bone, man used the
bow
to hunt and as defense. Here is the story of the bow--from longbow to
crossbow, developed in medieval Europe, to the Eastern tradition of
shooting
from horseback and Yabusame, still practiced by Shinto priests. (cc) [TV
G]

10:00/7:00 Forts.  Fortification evolved along with man's need to defend
his
territory from attack. From hills surrounded by fences to walled cities to
impenetrable castles, these strongholds of the past echo the history of
battles for territorial control. Join us as we see how, as weaponry grew
in
sophistication, those walls came tumbling down. (cc) [TV G]

11:00/8:00 The Great Ships. Aircraft Carriers. A privileged tour of the
sea's mightiest craft--including a nuclear carrier that can transport
6,000
sailors on a voyage of one million miles. [TV G]

Thursday -- 02/10/2000
8:00/5:00 Vigilantes.  Sometimes vilified, but often glorified in the
media,
vigilantes are more than a cultural myth in the long saga of American
history. Taking the law into their own hands, vigilantes played a major
role
in shaping our country's social values--from the Colonial Era to the Wild
West and the racist vigilantes of the Reconstruction South. (cc) [TV PG]

9:00/6:00 Arms in Action. Artillery. Gunpowder was first used for
fireworks
in 9th-century China. Then, an unknown genius harnessed its power to build
the first gunpowder cannon in the 14th century, and warfare would never be
the same again. We'll review the development of artillery, and see two
working replicas of early medieval guns to gauge the impact of big guns.
(cc) [TV G]

10:00/7:00 Dynamite.  Join us for an explosive hour as we see why Alfred
Nobel's invention of dynamite took on earth-shattering dimensions as his
product blasted out the natural resources that have built our modern
world.
We also examine its impact on construction of the roads, tunnels, and dams
that provide us with energy and transportation. (cc) [TV G]

11:00/8:00 Secrets of World War II. The Sinking of the Scharnhorst. In the
Battle of the North Cape, The Scharnhorst was faster than any rival
British
battleship; but she was about to meet her destiny at the hands of Admiral
Fraser in one of the most exciting naval engagements of the war. [TV G]

Friday -- 02/11/2000
8:00/5:00 History's Lost & Found. First Apple PC; George Washington's
Schoolbooks; Louis Armstong's Personal Recordings (#116). In this episode,
see the first Apple desktop computer, Washington's handwritten
schoolbooks,
and the last New York City Checker Cab. Hear Louis Armstrong's
reel-to-reel
tape recordings, which included fights with his wife. And view a piece of
cloth from the Wright Brother's first plane and the car in which Archduke
Ferdinand was shot. (cc) [TV G]

9:00/6:00 Samurai and the Swastika.  From 1939-1945, Germany and Japan
forged a strategic alliance that included logistical support from both
sides
and a range of technical cooperation, as well as jointly supporting major
anti-British uprisings in India. In perhaps the boldest scheme, they
conspired to destroy the Panama Canal. We'll review their wartime union.
[TV
PG]

11:00/8:00 The Century: America's Time. Over the Edge (1936-1941). Many
Europeans decide the only way out of their poverty, chaos, and despair is
to
embrace fascist dictators as saviors. As bullying grows into border
aggression, anxious Americans watch from across the Atlantic. Will the
U.S.
remain neutral, or once again be pulled back to Europe to fight a war they
thought was over 20 years prior? (cc) [TV G]

Saturday -- 02/12/2000
8:00/5:00 The Sportscasters: Behind the Mike.  Just hear those voices and
the memories come rushing back! Join us as we spotlight the history of
sportscasters--the men and women who bring you the games via radio and TV.
Harry Caray, Red Barber, Howard Cosell, Pat Summerall, John Madden, Bryant
Gumbel, Bob Costas--they are just a few of the storytellers of the game
featured here. (cc) [TV G]

9:00/6:00 The Wrath of God. Blackouts. We shed light on two nights, 12
years
apart, when New York City plunged into darkness. On November 9, 1965, the
East Coast blacked out, and New York remained dark until morning. Citizens
rose to the occasion--the black out became a party! But when the lights
went
out on July 13, 1977, the city erupted in violence and looting. (cc) [TV
G]

10:00/7:00 Suicide Missions. High Voltage. Look closely at those tall
metal
towers that span the country and you might see tiny specks climbing up the
soaring steel like spiders on an enormous web. Meet the courageous linemen
who erect, string, and repair 250-foot high electrical transmission
towers,
working with energized power lines that can carry up to 765,000 volts! [TV
PG]

11:00/8:00 True Action Adventures. Springing of Il Duce/Colditz. Mussolini
is rescued from the Abruzzi Mountains where he is being held prisoner, and
flown back to Germany to be reunited with his family. Spectacular footage
of
the daring glider landing. Then, visit the castle camp for persistent
escapees set up by the Germans. [TV G]

Sunday -- 02/13/2000
8:00/5:00 Tales of the Gun. Guns of the Sky. Hop in the cockpit for a
daring
century-long ride through the history of aircraft weaponry--from the first
handgun fired from a biplane. Features interviews with Chuck Yeager,
Korean
ace Major Frederick Blesse, and pilots from Desert Storm and Kosovo, and
historic footage of "Red Flag" exercises, when German pilots flew Soviet
MiGs. (cc)[TV G]

9:00/6:00 Military Blunders. Battle of the Bulge/The Bombing of Monte
Cassino. First, we look at Hitler's massive counter-offensive in the
Belgian
Ardennes. His objectives were overly ambitious, and the wintry weather
worked against him; but the Allies also blundered by ignoring their own
intelligence on Hitler's intentions. Then, we'll see if the Allies
floundered when they bombed a beautiful Franciscan monastery. [TV G]

10:00/7:00 History Undercover. The Rape of Nanking. Imagine an atrocity so
shocking that the official who stood against it most bravely was an avowed
Nazi! In this searing investigation, we chronicle the massacre at Nanking,
when Japanese troops overcame a spirited Chinese defense in 1937, then
proceeded to slaughter 350,000 prisoners of war and civilians over a
two-month period. (cc) [TV 14-V]

11:00/8:00 Sworn to Secrecy. Roosevelt's Spymasters. Details President
Franklin D. Roosevelt's behind-the-scene use of political and military
intelligence operatives. From the legendary O.S.S. chief William Donovan
to
the wily Switzerland-based Allen Dulles, American spymasters helped
Roosevelt keep an eye on his enemies--as well as his friends! Charlton
Heston narrates. [TV PG]

Monday -- 02/14/2000
8:00/5:00 Devil's Island: Hell on Earth.  In French Guiana, we unearth the
hellish history of the penal colony Devil's Island, final stop for
France's
incorrigibles and political prisoners from 1852 to 1945. We interview an
82-year-old former prison secretary; actor Richard Dreyfuss, who claims
descent from inmate Alfred Dreyfus; and island authority Alexander Miles.
(cc) [TV PG]

9:00/6:00 The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre.  (Documentary.) February
1929:
Al Capone takes on "Bugs" Moran in a battle for Chicago's underworld.
Then:
a burst from a tommy gun and only one boss remained. Rare films and
recreations offer the inside dope on organized crime's greatest mass
murder.
Narrated by Paul Sorvino. [TV PG]

11:00/8:00 History's Lost & Found. First Apple PC; George Washington's
Schoolbooks; Louis Armstong's Personal Recordings (#116). In this episode,
see the first Apple desktop computer, Washington's handwritten
schoolbooks,
and the last New York City Checker Cab. Hear Louis Armstrong's
reel-to-reel
tape recordings, which included fights with his wife. And view a piece of
cloth from the Wright Brother's first plane and the car in which Archduke
Ferdinand was shot. (cc) [TV G]

Tuesday -- 02/15/2000
8:00/5:00 Save Our History: The World War II Memorial. In this detailed
overview of the National World War II Memorial, to be built between the
Washington and Lincoln Monuments, we meet those who played key roles in
its
creation, including designer Fredrich St. Florian, volunteer chairman of
the
memorial campaign Bob Dole, and WWII veteran Roger Durbin, whose idea led
to
its existence. [TV G]

9:00/6:00 World War II in Color. A New World Order. In an intimate account
of the experience of war, our series presents a fresh look at WWII, using
a
new source of material--color film! Part 1 looks at the rhetoric of
ideology
and extremism felt around the world that would ultimately erupt into armed
conflict, and tells the dramatic stories of those holding strongly
opposing
views. (cc) [TV G]

10:00/7:00 Radar.  Examines the history of radar, focusing on its role in
the Allies' victory in WWII--from the Chain Home Network, rudimentary
radar
towers that ringed England's eastern coast, to the role of Boston's MIT in
developing a smuggled English secret, the cavity of magnetron. (cc) [TV G]

11:00/8:00 Buried Secrets: Digging for DNA.  A revealing probe into how
advances in DNA technology and forensic science aid solving some of
history's great mysteries. Stories unearthed include: the identity of the
Vietnam War Unknown Soldier; how Napoleon died; the corpse of Jesse James;
Thomas Jefferson's white and black descendants; the Dr. Sam Sheppard
murder
case. (cc) [TV PG]

Wednesday -- 02/16/2000
8:00/5:00 Italian-American Internment: A Secret War.  Investigation into
the
plight of Italian Americans during WWII, which remains "Classified". The
government refuses to release records on the illegal arrests and other
indignities suffered by men and women whose sons were off fighting the
war.
We'll talk to victims about this dark time in American democracy. (cc) [TV
PG]

9:00/6:00 World War II in Color. Total War. As the war reaches global
intensity, Part 2 begins with the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941
and ends in 1944 with U.S. Marines fighting bloody battles with the
Japanese
in the Pacific. In between, we'll see shocking color footage from the
Warsaw
Ghetto to the bombed out ruins of Hamburg, from Russia's steppes to
Germany's skies. (cc) [TV G]

10:00/7:00 Big Rigs of Combat.  The rousing story of the tank, from its
primitive appearance in WWI to the high-tech world of modern tank warfare,
with emphasis on the tank's Golden Age during WWII. In the second hour,
we'll look at the American soldier's best friend in WWII--the Jeep. A
"Blitz
Buggy" could serve as a combat car, snowplow, or ambulance! (cc) [TV G]

Thursday -- 02/17/2000
8:00/5:00 Hitler's Secret Diaries.  In 1983, an amazing newsflash stunned
the world--Adolf Hitler's diaries had been found! The German magazine
"Stern" auctioned its 27 volumes for $2 million. But then, Germany's
Federal
Archive declared them a forgery. Meet the participants in history's
greatest
literary hoax, and see how it marked a turning point in newsgathering.
(cc)
[TV PG]

9:00/6:00 World War II in Color. Triumph and Despair. Part 3 begins with
incredible color footage of the preparations for the Normandy landings,
dubbed the "greatest amphibious operation of all time." Concluding with
shocking shots of the release of P.O.W.s, refugees, and displaced persons,
we offer a reflection on the legacy of a war that cost 50 million lives.
(cc) [TV G]

10:00/7:00 Spy Technology.  Espionage has been used for at least the last
4,000 years. And where there are spies, you find gadgets! We focus on the
last 100 years of cloak and dagger technology--from early code-breaking
computers to satellite reconnaissance--and take a look at the James
Bond-type gadgets of the Cold War. (cc) [TV G]

11:00/8:00 Secrets of World War II. The Secrets of the Battle of the
Bulge.
Facing defeat in 1944, Hitler played a final gamble in a foolhardy
offensive
on the Western Front. What he didn't realize was that his battle plan was
known to the Allies, who were decoding Nazi radio messages. [TV G]

Friday -- 02/18/2000
8:00/5:00 History's Lost & Found. Clyde Barrow's Death Shirt; Cromwell's
Head; Merry Prankster Bus (#105). Join us on an historical scavenger hunt
as
we search down artifacts from around the world. Some of the objects on our
list this week include Clyde Barrow's death shirt, Oliver Cromwell's head,
and the first dinosaur skeleton to be publicly disclosed. (cc) [TV G]

9:00/6:00 Escape from a Living Hell.  Captured in wartime and brutally
treated by the enemy, we'll hear the firsthand stories of seven men who
risked their lives to escape, including: Paul Marshal and Bob Spielman,
who
escaped the Japanese in WWII; Korean War veteran Rubin Townsend, who
killed
a Chinese guard; and John Dramesi, who attempted escape in North Vietnam.
[TV PG]

10:30/7:30 The Century: America's Time. Civilians at War (1936-1945). The
shock of Pearl Harbor ends all isolationist trends in America. Industry
retools to become "the arsenal of democracy", and the war economy finally
ends the Depression. A social revolution begins as six million women enter
the work force; and Southern blacks migrate north and west to fill new
jobs
created by a booming economy. (cc) [TV G]

Saturday -- 02/19/2000
8:00/5:00 History Undercover. The Last Mass Execution. August 25,
1945--Seven German P.O.W.s are hanged at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, after an
American trial and with Truman's approval--the largest sanctioned mass
execution in U.S. history. They weren't convicted of war crimes, but for
the
murder of a fellow P.O.W., whom they hung for spying on them for U.S.
Naval
Intelligence. (cc) [TV PG]

9:00/6:00 The Wrath of God. Collisions in the Mist. In fiction, fog creeps
"on cat feet" over the landscape. In truth, it is a menace, changing
familiar terrain into a dangerous void. Here are disasters in which
navigators fell prey to fog's disorienting effect, including: a B-25
bomber
that hit the Empire State Building the sinking of The Andrea Doria, and
The
Sunset Limited wreck. (cc) [TV G]

10:00/7:00 Suicide Missions. Ball Turret Gunners. In war, certain missions
demand the most and constitute much of the legends of bravery. Journey
back
to the Second World War when fearless airmen manned the B-17's belly
guns--glass bubbles that at any moment could become their coffin. The ball
turret gunners called their work "flying the ball", others called it
crazy!
[TV PG]

11:00/8:00 True Action Adventures. They Landed by Moonlight/They Fought
from
Within. An examination of agents behind-the-lines in WWII including
Odette,
Yeo-Thomas (the White Rabbit), and Violet Szabo. Then, a look at how the
various Resistance groups operated. [TV G]

Sunday -- 02/20/2000
8:00/5:00 Tales of the Gun. Guns of the Revolution. They were peasants
tossing off the yoke of oppressive governments; intellectuals and
reformists
tired of life under dictators. Taking up arms gave them a shot at their
dream freedom! From colonial America to 1917 Russia and Cuba in the 1950s,
we learn the history of their desperate struggles by handling their
weapons
of last chance. [TV G]

9:00/6:00 Military Blunders. Desert One/The Bay of Pigs. Using rare
archival
film, we take a look back at two colossal political and military
miscalculations: the aborted attempt by U.S. Special Forces to rescue the
hostages in the U.S. Embassy, Tehran, during the Iranian Revolution in
1980;
and U.S.-backed disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion against Castro. [TV G]

10:00/7:00 History Undercover. Mystery of the U2. On May Day 1960, while
the
Soviet Union celebrated its most important holiday, its air defenses went
on
full alert. U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers was shot down in a U2 spy plane
and parachuted into the arms of communist authorities. We talk to both
Powers' and Khrushchev's sons and experts to offer a new version of that
fateful day. (cc) [TV G]

11:00/8:00 Sworn to Secrecy. Cold War: Inside the C.I.A. An in-depth
investigation into the cloak and dagger activities of the C.I.A. during
the
Cold War years, when the agency waged a secret war against communist
regimes
worldwide. Often operating without official sanction, C.I.A. activities
would come under fire both aboard and at home. Charlton Heston narrates.
[TV
G]

Monday -- 02/21/2000
8:00/5:00 Great American History Quiz. The Presidents. Join host Chevy
Chase
and celebrities including Gillian Anderson, Maya Angelou, and Dan Quayle
as
they tackle questions about Presidential facts, White House scandals, and
famous First Ladies. Viewers can play along at home. [TV G]

9:00/6:00 The Crossing.  Movie. George Washington and his ragtag troops
cross the icy Delaware River on Christmas night 1776 to attack the
Hessians,
German troops hired by the British. Jeff Daniels stars as Washington,
whose
gamble turns the tide of the Revolution. With Roger Rees. Teleplay by
Howard
Fast. (1999) (Historians: Gordon S. Wood and R. Don Higginbotham.) [TV
PG-V]

11:30/8:30 The Making of the Crossing.  A behind-the-scenes look at the
filming of an A&E Original Movie Presentation, "The Crossing". Jeff
Daniels
stars as General George Washington, who leads a downtrodden Revolutionary
Army across the Delaware River on Christmas Night and hands the British
their first defeat. Howard Fast wrote the screenplay, based on his novel.
[TV PG]

Tuesday -- 02/22/2000
8:00/5:00 Family Feud: The Hatfields & McCoys.  From the Appalachian hills
rose America's most famous family feud, which purportedly began in 1878
with
the theft of a hog. We sort fact from fiction about this feud that landed
in
the U.S. Supreme Court, and finally ended in a legal hanging after an 1889
trial. Historians and descendants from both families, now friendly, weigh
in. (cc) [TV G]

9:00/6:00 Civil War Combat. The Wheatfield at Gettysburg. When the
Confederate Army of Northern Virginia engaged the Union Army of the
Potomac
at Gettysburg in July 1863, an area known as "the Wheatfield", initially
of
little value, suddenly became the focus of intense conflict. We bring to
life the bloody battle, one of few during the Civil War when men literally
fought hand-to-hand. (cc) [TV G]

10:00/7:00 American Steel: Built to Last.  For over a century, our steel
industry was a powerful symbol of the nation's industrial might. Steel
helped explode the stock market into an overnight powerhouse, and
transformed a country of farmers and merchants into a country of visionary
builders. But, America's domination of the market would meet new
challenges
in the 1970s. (cc) [TV G]

11:00/8:00 Ships of Slaves: The Middle Passage.  Relives the 400-year era
of
Transatlantic Slave Trade when millions of Africans were kidnapped and
shipped to the New World. Interviews with scholars, oral histories, and
dramatic recreation of the middle passage filmed on an authentic slave
ship,
convey the personal horror of the Black Holocaust. Executive Producer:
Debbie Allen. [TV G]

Wednesday -- 02/23/2000
8:00/5:00 Discharged without Honor: The Brownsville Raid.  On August 13,
1906, unknown men shot up the streets of Brownsville, Texas, killing one
man
and hurting another. Soldiers of the all-black 1st Battalion of the 25th
Infantry were blamed, and President Teddy Roosevelt ordered all 167
"Discharged without Honor". We offer new information about what truly
occurred on that moonless night. (cc) [TV G]

9:00/6:00 Civil War Combat. The Bloody Lane at Antietam. In September
1862,
Robert E. Lee invaded the North for the first time and met the Union army
along the banks of Maryland's Antietam Creek, which became the sight of
the
bloodiest single day in U.S. military history. Visit the scene of the most
concentrated fury of that day, on a narrow country road forever after
called
"Bloody Lane". (cc) [TV G]

10:00/7:00 Lost Marvels.  The very spirit that drives man to dream up ever
more fantastic creations can also conceive changes that destroy old
treasures. We look at great artistic and engineering feats that fell prey
to
the ravages of nature, the wastes of war, and the indifference of booming
metropolises. (cc) [TV G]

11:00/8:00 The Great Ships. The Galleons. The word conjures images of
majestic Spanish treasure ships, hulls bursting with gold and plunder.
But,
as this program reveals, galleons were also fast fighting ships and
workhorses of the Age of Discovery. [TV G]

Thursday -- 02/24/2000
8:00/5:00 Quantrill's Raiders.  From one of the Civil War's greatest
atrocities, when over 200 unarmed men and boys were murdered in Kansas, to
the blood feuds that fueled these raiders, we uncover the story of the
Confederate guerrillas, including Frank and Jesse James and Cole Younger,
who followed William Clark Quantrill, a failed teacher from Ohio. (cc) [TV
PG]

9:00/6:00 Civil War Combat. The Hornet's Nest at Shiloh. In 1862, General
Grant advanced into Tennessee, aiming to capture its vital waterways. On
April 6, Confederate forces under General Albert Johnston caught Union
forces by surprise near Shiloh Church. The battle culminated in an area
along an abandoned wagon road later dubbed "The Hornet's Nest" due to the
ferocity of the fighting. (cc) [TV G]

10:00/7:00 Grand Coulee Dam.  The world's largest concrete dam and largest
concrete structure lies on the Columbia River in the State of Washington.
Built in 1931, the Grand Coulee Dam is also one of the largest
hydroelectric
power plants. We'll explore this technological wonder (cc) [TV G]

11:00/8:00 Secrets of World War II. Danger below the Surface. Looks at the
innovations and electronic technology used by the Allies and the Axis as
they vied for supremacy in the submarine war. Witness the Battle of the
Atlantic, where Allied airmen and sailors wrangled with German U-boats.
Watch the underwater war in the Pacific, where long-range American subs
stopped the "Tokyo Express". [TV G]

Friday -- 02/25/2000
8:00/5:00 History's Lost & Found. Nixon's Secret Taping System; Roy
Rogers'
Trigger; Moon Rocks (#108). Join us for a wild romp through history as we
hunt down famous objects, including: Nixon's secret taping system; Tom
Thumb's wedding cake; Captain Kidd's plea letter; Roy Rogers' horse
Trigger;
The Genesis Moon Rock; the Liberty Bell; and Hitler's skull. (cc) [TV G]

9:00/6:00 Civil War Combat. The Tragedy at Cold Harbor. In 1864, General
Grant doggedly pursued Lee's forces. On June 3, the two sides met at Cold
Harbor, a crossroads near Richmond, where Grant hurled his men against
entrenched breastworks, losing 7,000 in 20 minutes. Fighting on, he won
victory 10 months later. Hastening the South's end, Cold Harbor ushered in
an era of trench warfare. (cc) [TV G]

10:00/7:00 Inside the Presidency with Roger Mudd: A Historian's
Perspective.
Press Wars. Anticipating the first Presidential election of the
millennium,
Roger Mudd interviews a number of experts about the office. In this hour,
we
hear from David Gergen and Ben Bradlee, who discuss how the press covers a
Presidential campaign and the White House--and how a campaign and the
White
House protect themselves from the press. (cc) [TV G]

11:00/8:00 The Century: America's Time. Homefront (1941-1945). In this
episode of an in-depth series exploring America's emergence as a world
power, we focus on survivors, interviewing both civilian and combatant
from
all sides of the conflagration of World War II. How did the average
citizen
find the courage to face the chaos of the first war to claim more
civilians
than soldiers? (cc) [TV G]

Saturday -- 02/26/2000
8:00/5:00 History Undercover. Murder in Memphis: Unanswered Questions. An
investigation into lawyer Bill Pepper's 20-year-long attempt to persuade
legal authorities and America that James Earl Ray did not kill Martin
Luther
King, Jr. in Memphis in 1968, but rather that he was set up to take the
rap
in a wide-ranging conspiracy. Coretta King reveals why she courts public
disapproval by backing Pepper. (cc) [TV PG]

9:00/6:00 The Wrath of God. Blizzards: Whiteout! When those deadly winter
snowstorms hit, they cut off communications, deplete food and fuel
supplies,
and sometimes set the stage for anarchy! Join us for a journey through
four
deadly storms: the 1888 blizzards that hit Nebraska and New York City; and
the 1967 and 1979 snowstorms that enveloped Chicago. (cc) [TV G]

10:00/7:00 Suicide Missions. Wild Weasels. During the Vietnam War, the
most
dangerous flying missions belonged to the Wild Weasels--a group of fighter
pilots assigned the task of destroying enemy radar and missile sites. Ride
in the cockpit with these brave flyers, the first in and last out, as they
decide in a split second to fire their missiles before the enemy can fire
back. [TV PG-L]

11:00/8:00 True Action Adventures. Jungle Warriors/The Doolittle Raid.
Orde
Wingate and his specially trained "Chindits" go behind enemy lines in
Burma
to battle thousands of crack Japanese troops. Then, Colonel James
Doolittle
makes history with a daring volunteer air attack on Tokyo itself. [TV G]

Sunday -- 02/27/2000
8:00/5:00 Tales of the Gun. Guns of Infamy: Shots Heard 'round the World.
Highlights infamous guns that changed the course of history when wielded
against 20th century politicians, revolutionaries, and visionaries. Among
the stories featured: Pancho Villa, Mahatma Gandhi, Adolf Hitler, Anwar
Sadat, and Pope John Paul II. [TV G]

9:00/6:00 Military Blunders. The Sinking of the Lusitania/The Treaty of
Versailles. First, we'll see how the Lusitania sailed into history when
Germany sank her, taking many American lives--a blunder that led to the
U.S.
entrance into WWI. Then, we'll see how the blistering conditions imposed
by
the Allies on Germany after World War One eventually resulted in the rise
of
Nazism and Hitler's desire for revenge. [TV G]

10:00/7:00 History Undercover. The Real Albert Goering. In one of the most
remarkable stories to emerge from WWII, we reveal how Albert Goering,
younger brother of Nazi air marshal Hermann Goering, ran a series of
rescue
operations inside the Third Reich, saving victims of the tyranny his
brother
helped create. Features exclusive interviews with Albert's and Herman's
daughters. (cc) [TV PG]

11:00/8:00 Sworn to Secrecy. The Holocaust Secret. Charlton Heston
narrates
this examination of one of the burning issues of WWII: How did the Nazis
hide their atrocities, and what did the Allies know about the "Final
Solution"? Secret documents, messages, and cables shed new light on one of
the greatest tragedies of the 20th century. [TV PG]

Monday -- 02/28/2000
8:00/5:00 The Mysteries of Devil's Triangles.  Join us as we explore and
explain some of the most mysterious spots on earth--Devil's
Triangles--where
an unusual number of unexplainable tragedies occur time and again. We'll
visit the Bermuda Triangle, which has swallowed up ships, planes, and
people, and the more deadly Great Lakes Triangle, where ghost ships
routinely sail. (cc) [TV G]

9:00/6:00 The Great Ships: High Tech, High Seas. Armament. Join us for
some
of the most dramatic naval battles of the past as we explore the evolution
of maritime weaponry--from brutal hand-to-hand clashes in combat at sea's
early days to thundering broadsides of the 18th century to 20th century
battleships, warplanes, and missiles. See how innovations in weaponry
changed the evolution of ships. (cc) [TV G]

10:00/7:00 Demolition.  While a civilization's greatness is reflected in
the
achievements of architects and engineers, equally impressive are
spectacular
acts of destruction throughout history. The cycle of construction and
destruction reflect the shifting values of any given era. We'll trace the
evolution of planned destruction from ancient to modern day. (cc) [TV G]

11:00/8:00 History's Lost & Found. Nixon's Secret Taping System; Roy
Rogers'
Trigger; Moon Rocks (#108). Join us for a wild romp through history as we
hunt down famous objects, including: Nixon's secret taping system; Tom
Thumb's wedding cake; Captain Kidd's plea letter; Roy Rogers' horse
Trigger;
The Genesis Moon Rock; the Liberty Bell; and Hitler's skull. (cc) [TV G]

Tuesday -- 02/29/2000
8:00/5:00 Ancient Inventions, # 2.  A look at ancient inventions and
technology. Scholars and experts provide a lively look back at some
wondrous
inventions, far advanced for their times. We examine the development of
weapons and tools, and look at man's perpetual quest for eternal life.
(cc)
[TV G]

9:00/6:00 The Great Ships: High Tech, High Seas. Design and Construction.
>From the simplest canoes of antiquity to today's most advanced nuclear
submarines, we trace the innovations of ship design and construction
through
the centuries. Profiling some of history's most famous ships of war and
commerce, we meet the brilliant designers and chart ship building from art
to science. (cc) [TV G]

10:00/7:00 Bridges.  From amazing ancient Roman aqueducts and arch
bridges,
romantic Renaissance spans, 19th-century railroad crossovers, to
monumental
marvels of our time, bridges played a key role in the human quest to
connect
and unify. We'll trace the history of bridge types, including suspension,
arch, beam, truss, and cantilever designs. (cc) [TV G]

11:00/8:00 Haunted History. New Orleans. During Mardi Gras, New Orleans
sets
records for alcohol consumption; but there's another form of "spirit" for
which the "Big Easy" is also famous. Meet a Voodoo Queen said to lurk the
grounds of a gothic graveyard; the ghosts of two poisoned children who
play
in Myrtles Plantation; a family of phantoms backstage at Le Petit Theatre.

March 2000

Wednesday -- 03/01/2000
8:00/5:00 Sports: Games of Combat. From the earliest recorded references of the fighting sports to a modern octagon, where combatants beat each other to a bloody pulp, we learn why games of combat have always been and will continue to be a vital part of sports. We'll compare Western boxing, wrestling, and gladiator sports to more spiritually-based Eastern martial arts.
9:00/6:00 The Great Ships: High Tech, High Seas. Propulsion. In this exploration of man's eternal quest to move ships faster and more efficiently, we'll see how advances in propulsion have inspired innovations in ship design--from crude oars and paddles, through sails and steam engines, to the gas turbines and nuclear reactors that power today's superships and submarines. (cc) [TV G]
10:00/7:00 More Engineering Disasters. Throughout history the same builders and engineers that paved man's path out of the caves and into the modern world also caused some of mankind's worst disasters. Often a huge calamity is traced back to a tiny cause, insignificant in itself, but triggering a domino effect. We'll revisit notable disasters and search for probable causes. (cc) [TV G]
11:00/8:00 The Great Ships. The Salvage Ships. Journey from near shore to deep water as we witness the centuries-old search for valuables lost to the sea. Profiled are daring salvage heroes and their highly sophisticated vessels, and salvage stories such as recovery of wreckage from TWA Flight 800 and the CIA's top-secret retrieval of a sunken Soviet submarine.

Thursday -- 03/02/2000
8:00/5:00 The Best Kept Secret: D-Day. The unmitigated success of the Allies' "Operation Overlord"--the Normandy Invasion that cracked the Nazi Atlantic defense--depended on an elaborate plan to fool the Germans as to when and where the assault would hit. We'll investigate deception plan "Bodyguard" which included a million-man army of inflatable men and equipment! (cc) [TV G]
9:00/6:00 The Great Ships: High Tech, High Seas. Navigation. Ahoy, landlubbers! Join us for the fascinating story of how man has charted his way across the boundless sea through the ages--from the dead-reckoning of Viking navigators like Leif Erikson, to the Age of Discovery's lodestone compasses and astrolabes, to the Global Positioning System's sophisticated satellites. (cc) [TV G]
10:00/7:00 Niagara Power. An exploration of the rich history of one of the world's greatest technological achievements--harnessing of power from Niagara Falls. From the "War of the Currents", a battle between geniuses Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla, to the Robert Moses Plant, primed to take the powerhouse into the 21st century, we highlight its story. (cc) [TV G]
11:00/8:00 Secrets of World War II. What Really Happened to Rommel? He was nicknamed "Desert Fox" and highly decorated by Hitler. However, Rommel was not in sympathy with the Nazi party and may have been involved in the plot to kill Hitler. Did the legendary German general commit suicide or was he murdered? [TV G]

Friday -- 03/03/2000
8:00/5:00 History's Lost & Found. Lincoln's "Temple of Death"; Lone Ranger's Mask; "Yes, Virginia..." Letter (#117) This week's historical scavenger hunt looks for the funeral bier that bore U.S. leaders from Lincoln to Kennedy; the Lone Ranger's mask; the car that broke the land speed record, and nearly killed its driver; the 1897 letter asking if Santa was real; Andy Warhol's wigs; and the confession of the Salem girl who sent 20 to the gallows. (cc) [TV G]
9:00/6:00 The Little Big Horn: The Untold Story. We'll look with fresh eyes at the infamous battle, using over two decades of research by Dr. Herman J. Viola, Curator Emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution, whose close friendship with Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow, grandson of one of Custer's six Crow scouts, afforded him unique access to the Native-American community's insights. [TV G]
11:00/8:00 The Century: America's Time. Best Years (1946-1952). Peace turns out to be a harder adjustment than anyone thought--for both the men returning from the horrors of WWII, and the wives and country left behind. And America had to adjust to its new status as a superpower, the only nation capable of the rebuilding of Europe and Japan, while also facing the growing threat of the Soviet Union. (cc) [TV G]

Saturday -- 03/04/2000
8:00/5:00 History Undercover. Code Name: Project Orion. In the late 1950s, the U.S. secretly began development of atomic powered rockets. One of the bolder ideas was to propel a spaceship the size of a 10-story building carrying people, livestock, and equipment for prolonged trips to other planets. We uncover the story of this astounding plan and talk to some of its principal scientists. [TV G]
9:00/6:00 The Wrath of God. Tornado Alley. Over the American Great Plains, tornadoes lurk in the sky, powerful and unpredictable, leaving a path of destruction in their wake. We'll examine historic twisters that prowled the Midwest--from the Natchez Tornado of 1840, the Tri-State Tornado of 1925, to the Plainfield disaster of 1990. (cc) [TV G]
10:00/7:00 Suicide Missions. War Photographers. Photographic images of war stand as testimony to extraordinary human experience--the edge of life and death, the extreme of good and evil. Gaze through the viewfinders of war with the men and women who captured defining moments while bullets flew and bombs exploded. From the U.S. Civil War to Somalia and Bosnia, we hear their stories. [TV PG]
11:00/8:00 True Action Adventures. Battle of the Beams/Spies in the Skies. Explores the ultra-secret world of code-breaking, counterintelligence, and sophisticated spy planes. [TV G]

Sunday -- 03/05/2000
8:00/5:00 Tales of the Gun. Guns of the Russian Military. Forged in Europe's shadow, Russian small arms were once dismissed as crude copies. Often lacking the finish of Western counterparts, Russian guns have been battle-proven worldwide, with their emphasis on robustness and simplicity of design. Review the long history of Russian small arms--from Peter the Great to the Cold War. (cc) [TV G]
9:00/6:00 Military Blunders. Stalin's Purges/The Coup against Gorbachev. By the mid-1930s, Soviet Armed Forces ranked with the world's most modern. But thanks to Stalin's purge of senior officers, the Soviet Union suffered severe embarrassment when it attacked Finland, and disaster when Germany invaded. Then, a look at the failed 1991 coup against Mikhail Gorbachev by Communist hard-liners. [TV G]
10:00/7:00 History Undercover. Secrets of Soviet Space Disasters. Host Arthur Kent uncovers one of the 20th century's most shocking hidden stories--the dismal failure of the Soviet space program, which led to more than 150 recorded deaths. Much has come to light from declassified files. We see how personal rivalries, shifting political alliances, and bureaucratic bungling doomed the program. (cc) [TV G]
11:00/8:00 Sworn to Secrecy. Cold War: Inside the KGB. Charlton Heston narrates this look behind the headlines in the unseen Cold War battles between Western intelligence agencies and the former Soviet Union's KGB. Features untold stories, exclusive interviews, and new revelations about the KGB's missions and tactics. [TV G]

Monday -- 03/06/2000
8:00/5:00 The Legacy of Al Capone. While Al Capone remains America's favorite gangster, his real legacy is on Chicago's streets today. After his 1931 tax evasion conviction, the Mob was struck another blow with Prohibition's repeal. With their main source of money dried up, how would the mob survive? Meet the men who succeeded Capone and see what happened to his empire. (cc) [TV G]
9:00/6:00 Escape! Tales of Suspense. Papillon. Join us for tales of ordinary folk locked in extraordinary struggles as they make desperate bids for freedom. In this episode, we reveal the story behind the book and film "Papillon", in which petty thief Henri Charrière, "The Butterfly", made nine escape attempts from the brutal French penal colony in Guiana before succeeding. (cc) [TV PG]
10:00/7:00 Prisons. "All hope abandon, ye who enter here!" This sentiment permeated the masonry and clanging bars of prisons built throughout the ages. We'll see how the philosophy and architecture of today's American prisons emerged from the sewer cells and castles and dungeons of ancient Rome, medieval Europe, and 18th-century England. (cc) [TV G]
11:00/8:00 History's Lost & Found. Lincoln's "Temple of Death"; Lone Ranger's Mask; "Yes, Virginia..." Letter (#117) This week's historical scavenger hunt looks for the funeral bier that bore U.S. leaders from Lincoln to Kennedy; the Lone Ranger's mask; the car that broke the land speed record, and nearly killed its driver; the 1897 letter asking if Santa was real; Andy Warhol's wigs; and the confession of the Salem girl who sent 20 to the gallows. (cc) [TV G]

Tuesday -- 03/07/2000
8:00/5:00 The Strange Case of Lizzie Borden. "Lizzie Borden took an ax, and gave her mother 40 whacks; when she saw what she had done, she gave her father 41." Most of us know the grisly rhyme, but not the whole story. Who was Lizzie Borden? Did she really murder her father and stepmother on that muggy morning in August 1892? Or does she stand wrongly accused? (cc) [TV G]
9:00/6:00 Escape! Tales of Suspense. Breakout from Iran. During the anti-American inferno after the fall of the Shah of Iran, two employees of Ross Perot's computer company are trapped. Perot, impatient with slow government negotiations, recruits a team of commandos led by former Green Beret Colonel "Bull" Simons to rescue them. We revisit their amazing escape mission inside Iran. (cc) [TV PG]
10:00/7:00 Security Systems. Since civilization's earliest days, man has sought protection from those who would rob him of riches, knowledge, and even life. This is the story of the evolving systems designed to safeguard our most precious possessions, and of the enduring psychological war between protectors and thieves, each intent on outfoxing the other. (cc) [TV G]
11:00/8:00 Haunted History. Ghosts of Gettysburg. In July of 1863, the Union and the Confederacy clashed in a bloody conflict at the sleepy Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg. We explore some of the haunted tales of the dead from the 50,000 who perished. Some claim Gettysburg is the most haunted battlefield in America. [TV G]

Wednesday -- 03/08/2000
8:00/5:00 The Borgias. Originally from Spain, the Borgias became one of Renaissance Italy's most powerful families--and possibly the most corrupt. Was Pope Alexander VI a ruthless politician who loved his daughter Lucrezia "too well"? Did his son Cesare murder his older brother in a power play? We'll compare fact with rumor. (cc) [TV PG]
9:00/6:00 Escape! Tales of Suspense. A Valley Girl in Kuwait. Michelle Mateljan took time off from college and went to Kuwait with her boyfriend seeking easy money in the economically booming country. But when Saddam Hussein invaded, foreigners risked being taken hostage. In a life-or-death decision, Michelle made a run for safety in a hair-raising ride through occupied desert to Saudi Arabia. (cc) [TV PG]
10:00/7:00 Emergency Room. Emergency room medicine has only been a recognized specialty since 1989, and it took close to two millennia to get to this point. We'll examine advances that led to the modern emergency room--from the Byzantine's establishment of the first hospitals around 1050 A.D. to today's telemedicine. The prognosis for its future looks good. (cc) [TV G]
11:00/8:00 The Great Ships. The Gunboats of Vietnam. An intriguing look at the armored gunboats and the tiny converted pleasure craft that prowled the rivers of Southeast Asia. [TV G]

Thursday -- 03/09/2000
8:00/5:00 Hell's Angels. Are they romantic figures of rebellion, or traveling, rowdy misfits? Jump on you "hog" and ride along as we reveal the history of this motorcycle club with a punch! From inception by a former pilot from the "Hell's Angels" squadron, to the true incident on which "The Wild One" is based, to today, it's a ride you won't want to miss. (cc) [TV PG]
9:00/6:00 Escape! Tales of Suspense. No Man's Land. In this series about average people making perilous bids for freedom, we return to the divided Germany of the Cold War. One fateful night, an East German boy tries to sneak across "no man's land" to see his sister. When he trips a landmine, a West German border patrol risks international crisis to save the injured youth. (cc) [TV PG]
10:00/7:00 Crash Testing. Delves into the little-known, hugely important, multi-billion-dollar industry of product testing--where wrinkles get ironed out, and goods are stripped of marketing and hype to see if they work. Meet product testers who serve as truth squads in an eccentric world of machines devised to "sneeze" at tissue paper and "sleep" on mattresses. (cc) [TV G]
11:00/8:00 Secrets of World War II. Secret Raiders. The Germans had a plan. Deploy heavily armed cargo ships--but in reality use them to sink Allied merchant ships and to refuel U-boats and warships at sea. Join us as we examine some of the secret strategies of WWII. [TV G]

Friday -- 03/10/2000
8:00/5:00 History's Lost & Found. Al Capone's Cadillac; Imelda Marcos's Shoes; Lizzie Borden's Ax (#113). In this episode, we track down: Al Capone's bulletproof Cadillac with gunports in the side windows; Imelda Marcos's 1,200 pair of shoes; the legendary Stone of Scone; the first gas mask; a Lakota Ghost Dance sacred shirt; Plymouth Rock; and Lizzie Borden's infamous ax. (cc) [TV G]
9:00/6:00 Ku Klux Klan: A Secret History. Kneeling before a flaming cross, Klansmen and women take part in their sacred bonding, showing how secrecy and ritual aid the hooded order in a campaign for white supremacy. From its birth in 1866's Reconstruction South to a 1996 rally, this chronicle of hate talks to Julian Bond, Morris Dees Jr., the Grand Dragon, and Imperial Wizard. [TV PG-L]
11:00/8:00 The Century: America's Time. Happy Days (1953-1960). Today, we look back on the 1950s as a time of national contentment and unity. It was far from it--McCarthy ranted, men in gray flannel suits conformed, African-American activists pushed at the barricades, and nuclear apocalypse seemed possible at any moment. Were wealth, suburbia, Marilyn, and Elvis enough to keep Americans content? (cc) [TV G]

Saturday -- 03/11/2000
8:00/5:00 History Undercover. Banking with Hitler. Swiss banks stand accused of Nazi collaboration, but U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau found they were not alone. He uncovered a sinister story of British and American bankers, who in peace and war, banked on Hitler. We review the Morgenthau investigation and meet members of his team and of the banking families they pursued. (cc) [TV G]
9:00/6:00 The Wrath of God. Panic! Deadly Inferno. Audiences pay for the privilege of forgetting their troubles for an evening out--none expect to pay with their lives. We review three of the most deadly interior fires in U.S. history: the 1903 Chicago Iroquois Theater fire, the 1942 Boston Coconut Grove nightclub fire, and the 1990 Happy Land Social Club fire in the Bronx. (cc) [TV G]
10:00/7:00 Suicide Missions. Silent Wing Warriors. Meet the glidermen of World War II--specially trained pilots and soldiers who went to war in canvas-covered, engineless aircraft at the vanguard of many Allied engagements. The first stealth fighters, their gliders took them on a one-way trip deep behind enemy lines. Getting there was half the battle for the Silent Wing Warriors. [TV PG]
11:00/8:00 True Action Adventures. Kennedy's PT Boat Rescue/No Surrender! Fast and dangerous, the tiny PT boats of WWII attracted men of an adventurous spirit--including a certain reckless youth who would later become U.S. President. Then, a number of Japanese soldiers in the Pacific refuse to heed news of their country's surrender in August 1945, and continue to wage guerrilla war for years. [TV G]

Sunday -- 03/12/2000
8:00/5:00 Suicide Missions. Army Rangers. The U.S. Army's elite assault force, Rangers use quick-strike tactics and an unshakeable espirit de corps to brave withering fire and seize vital targets. Formed in WWII to provide a commando element, they're often sent in alone against deadly enemy positions. Meet Army Rangers from the original battalion and various conflicts up to Mogadishu. [TV PG]
9:00/6:00 Suicide Missions. Ball Turret Gunners. In war, certain missions demand the most and constitute much of the legends of bravery. Journey back to the Second World War when fearless airmen manned the B-17's belly guns--glass bubbles that at any moment could become their coffin. The ball turret gunners called their work "flying the ball", others called it crazy! [TV PG]
10:00/7:00 Suicide Missions. Snipers. They are the most feared and hated men on the battlefield, silent assassins who can kill with a single shot from miles away. Creep along undetected with these brave men as they surgically deliver swift death without warning, and learn why snipers are hunted mercilessly by the enemy in every conflict. [TV PG]
11:00/8:00 Suicide Missions. Bomb Squads. Before the call comes in, the clock has already started ticking. With each passing moment, as the men and women of a bomb squad perform their job defusing bombs, they come closer to the possibility of death. We'll step inside their shoes and learn what motivates these brave men and women and what it feels like to risk life and limb. [TV PG]

Monday -- 03/13/2000
8:00/5:00 The True Story of Robin Hood. The quest for the true identity of the outlaw with a heart of gold is nearly as old as the legend itself, which began in 1377 with poet William Langland's reference to "Robyn Hoode". Ballads cast him both as villain and wronged nobleman. Scholars offer amazing facts about the man whose unique blend of socialism continues to tantalize. (cc) [TV G]
9:00/6:00 The Most. Astounding Structures. From ancient Cappadocian underground cities to modern skyscrapers, man has built many stunning edifices. A temple devoted to rats is the oddest religious structure, while a Congressional bomb shelter is the most secretive. Among other sites we visit--a weird house that guilt built. And did you know that the largest pyramid isn't Egyptian? (cc) [TV G]
10:00/7:00 Gadgets. Close cousins to machines and tools, gadgets are mechanical or electronic devices that make life a bit easier. While they don't always fall into clear categories, we know one when we see one. We'll view the craziest, cleverest, and most brilliant gizmos, meet the often-quirky gadgeteers, and glimpse gadgetry of the future. (cc) [TV G]
11:00/8:00 History's Lost & Found. Al Capone's Cadillac; Imelda Marcos's Shoes; Lizzie Borden's Ax (#113). In this episode, we track down: Al Capone's bulletproof Cadillac with gunports in the side windows; Imelda Marcos's 1,200 pair of shoes; the legendary Stone of Scone; the first gas mask; a Lakota Ghost Dance sacred shirt; Plymouth Rock; and Lizzie Borden's infamous ax. (cc) [TV G]

Tuesday -- 03/14/2000
8:00/5:00 Vanished! Explore the most intriguing tales of mysterious disappearances as historians, psychologists, and forensic investigators ponder the ultimate fates of the vanished, including explorer George Mallory, skyjacker D.B. Cooper, NY Supreme Court Justice Joseph Crater, diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, and atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair. (cc) [TV G]
9:00/6:00 The Most. Extraordinary Nations and Places. Join our exhilarating journey as we search down Earth's superlatives. From Mt. Everest's dizzying heights to the Mariana Trench's murky depths, we cover the highs and lows. Jump off the tallest waterfall, explore the longest river's source, visit the smallest country, and see the why world's coldest spot is also its largest desert! (cc) [TV G]
10:00/7:00 Great Inventions. Join us for a survey of the world's greatest inventions in which we examine the wheel, steam engine, railroad, automobile, airplane, printing press, electric light, wireless telegraph, telephone, TV, and computer. Then, travel back in time to the labs, candle-lit offices, and garages to see how these marvels were created. (cc) [TV G]
11:00/8:00 Haunted History. Haunted Ships. Prowling the world's oceans perpetually seeking salvation, they are harbingers of doom for those who cross their bows. Somewhere between the sea's surface and a watery grave lies a haunted ship's domain. Whether it's the appearance of the Flying Dutchman, or the ghost of a murdered barge captain, it's enough to make landlubbers shake! (cc) [TV G]

Wednesday -- 03/15/2000
8:00/5:00 Amazon Women. Herodotus wrote of a tribe of men-hating women warriors who cut off the right breast to better aim with bow and arrow. Amazon comes from Greek, meaning "without breast". Tales of fierce female fighters dot history. Are they myth from male-dominated societies on the evil of female rule, or truth, as recent archaeological finds suggest? (cc) [TV G]
9:00/6:00 The Most. Incredible Disasters. Meet Mother Nature at her temperamental best as we examine the most devastating events of the natural world. Deadly volcanic eruptions, virulent plagues, horrendous hurricanes, harrowing earthquakes, appalling avalanches--these are some of the cataclysms we'll endure. And look skyward for worse disasters yet to hit--or have they? (cc) [TV G]
10:00/7:00 Office Wonders. Don't look now, but your office is a technological marvel. From the humble paper clip to the revolutionary personal computer, your desk is a museum of miracles designed to make you more productive and efficient. Then why are you still at work? Here's everything you ever wanted to know about your workplace, but were afraid to ask! (cc) [TV G]
11:00/8:00 The Great Ships. The Tugboats. An on-board tour of the rugged powerhouses and their daring rescues at sea. [TV G]

Thursday -- 03/16/2000
8:00/5:00 The Cavemen. Cave dwellers known as Neanderthals roamed earth some 70,000 years ago, possibly coexisting with our predecessors. Fossil records date the last Neanderthals to 30,000 years ago when they seemed to disappear. We'll learn how they differed from other primates and what factors may have led to their demise. (cc) [TV G]
9:00/6:00 The Most. Remarkable Battles. Mankind's most glorious moments and darkest hours occur during From the First Crusade's Siege of Jerusalem to the 1937 Rape of Nanking, relive some of war's worst massacres. Find out why Alexander was so great, ride in Russian tanks in the greatest land battle, and meet transvestite warriors and the most decorated animal heroes. (cc) [TV G]
10:00/7:00 Household Wonders. Reviews the revolution in home improvement and glimpses the kitchen of tomorrow. Included: the development of the stove, sewing machine, refrigerated air, washing machine, vacuum cleaner, toaster, and mixer. (cc) [TV G]
11:00/8:00 Secrets of World War II. Hitler's Last Hope: The V2 Rocket. One of Hitler's final goals was to produce a rocket capable of carrying an atomic weapon weighing five tons. Fortunately, Britain's Royal Air Force discovered his plan and set about to destroy his dream. [TV G]

Friday -- 03/17/2000
8:00/5:00 Celebrating the Green: The History of Saint Patrick's Day. In Ireland, March 17th is a feast day honoring the bishop who Christianized the island; but in America it's a boisterous celebration of Irish heritage. We'll march up New York's Fifth Avenue with over 150,000 celebrants at the largest and oldest parade on the day all Americans are Irish. With Andrew Greeley and Frank McCourt. [TV G]
9:00/6:00 Sink the Bismarck! This 2-hour special joins the world's greatest sea chase as the British pursue the pride of the German navy, the battleship Bismarck. Features interviews with Ted Briggs, survivor of the Hood, which was sunk by the Bismarck, the Bismarck's senior surviving officer, and the only U.S. military man to participate in the WWII chase. [TV PG]
11:00/8:00 The Century: America's Time. Poisoned Dreams (1960-1963). Using unequaled film and photo archives and stories from participants in key events, our series exploring the American Century looks at three tense years at home and abroad. As Soviet-U.S. relations heat up the globe, emboldened civil rights activists face down die-hards at home. And an assassin fells JFK. Peter Jennings hosts. (cc) [TV G]

Saturday -- 03/18/2000
8:00/5:00 The Harry Awards 2000. Host Sander Vanocur and esteemed guests will review the best historical films from the previous year and award our very own "Harry", (named after the Ancient Greek Herodotus, Father of History,) to the one movie that contributed the most to the public's understanding and appreciation of history. Includes clips and interviews with many of the actors and directors. [TV G]
9:00/6:00 The Wrath of God. Killer Quakes. An historic recollection of terrible tremblers of the 20th century, including San Francisco in 1906 and 1989, Alaska in 1964, and Los Angeles in 1994. (cc) [TV G]
10:00/7:00 Suicide Missions. Miners. They work in a realm devoid of light, in mines of cloistered tunnels deep beneath the earth, daily facing potential tragedy. Once the most dangerous profession, mining is now safer. See why as we chronicle the 1968 Farmington West Virginia Disaster, and talk to survivors, widows, and active miners about their fears and concerns [TV PG]
11:00/8:00 True Action Adventures. Descent from the Skies/To Fly Like a Bird. A look at parachuting from development in World War I, sport parachuting between the wars, use during World War II, through to today's skydivers. Includes footage of early failures. Then, a humorous yet often tragic review of man's attempts to take to the sky from the beginning of the 20th century onward. [TV G]

Sunday -- 03/19/2000
8:00/5:00 Tales of the Gun. Million Dollar Guns. The treasures of a select few, each tells a story of human triumph or desperate tragedy, cast forever in iron, steel, and wood. A few are so prized and historic that their values have soared to monumental prices. They are the million-dollar firearms. We view Catherine the Great's pistols and Hitler's gold pocket pistol, among others. (cc) [TV G]
9:00/6:00 Military Blunders. Failure of the Kamikaze/The Wooden Flat-Tops. First, we look at the Japanese use of manned torpedoes, speedboats packed with explosives, and midget submarines. Most were poorly designed and badly piloted, failing to achieve any real success. Then, we see why the U.S. Navy continued to fit its carriers with wooden decks, even though this had proven a fatal weakness. [TV G]
10:00/7:00 History Undercover. Seven Minutes That Stunned the Navy. A thoughtful investigation of the 1988 Vicennes incident, when a high high-tech U.S. cruiser shot down an Iranian passenger plane, killing 290 passengers. (cc) [TV PG]
11:00/8:00 Sworn to Secrecy. The Invasion of Panama. Charlton Heston hosts a behind-the-scenes account of the U.S. Army's search for General Noriega, which was, at the time, its largest operation since Vietnam. [TV PG]

Monday -- 03/20/2000
8:00/5:00 Sodom & Gomorrah. Did the sinful biblical cities Sodom and Gomorrah, destroyed by God's wrath, exist, or was the story crafted as an insult? Near the Dead Sea, archaeologists uncovered the ruins of two ancient cities showing evidence of fire and collapse and an inscription on a sanctuary near a cave calling it a shrine to Lot. We examine the many theories. (cc) [TV PG]
9:00/6:00 Perfect Crimes? Brinks/Zodiac Killer. Don your deerstalker hat and play armchair detective as we assign you two historical crimes--one almost perfect and one yet unsolved. First stop, Brinks, Inc.'s Boston headquarters, where nine masked men stole around $2,775,000. Then, search for the Zodiac Killer, who taunted police with letters and calls after his five known murders. (cc) [TV PG]
10:00/7:00 The History of Sex. The 20th Century. A sensual, extensive series that looks at what sex has meant to the development of civilization--and what the development of civilization has meant to sex. From the first latex condom in the 1920s to the birth of the Pill in the 1960s, sexuality evolved at a rapid pace in the 20th century. How will sex change in the 21st century? (cc) [TV 14]
11:00/8:00 The Harry Awards 2000. Host Sander Vanocur and esteemed guests review historical films from the previous year and award our very own "Harry" to the movie that contributed the most to the public's understanding and appreciation of history. The award is named for Herodotus, the Father of History. Includes clips and interviews with many of the actors and directors. [TV G]

Tuesday -- 03/21/2000
8:00/5:00 Silent Witnesses: The Kitty Genovese Murder. In 1964, Kitty Genovese is brutally murdered in a New York City neighborhood while 38 neighbors hear her screams. Some watch as the killer stabs her under a street light, disappears, then returns to mutilate and rape her. They do nothing to help her. We explore the disturbing questions provoked by her death and our apathy. (cc) [TV G]
9:00/6:00 Perfect Crimes? Hanson/Black Dahlia. Insurance scams are hard to pull off--unless the deceased's doctor is in on it! Meet Gene Hanson and John Hawkins, con men with huge policies on each other. When Dr. Boggs identifies a dead patient as Hanson, it seems to be he... Next, study the facts in the case of the Black Dahlia, whose dismembered body was found near Hollywood. (cc) [TV PG]
10:00/7:00 The History of Sex. From Don Juan to Queen Victoria. This part of our sexual sweep of history covers the intensely romantic (Don Juan, Casanova) and the darkly perverse (Marquis de Sade), then moves on to the 19th century with its quirky views. It is the era of Queen Victoria, yet mail-order pornography takes off. We also reveal carnal kinks of the Pilgrims and Puritans. (cc) [TV 14]
11:00/8:00 Haunted History. New England. Historically rich New England witnessed many events that shaped young America--perhaps setting the stage for future hauntings! Meet a lonely lass who wanders a Connecticut homestead; a murderer's ghost that roams a bar he once owned; a witch that haunts the site of her torture; and the House of the Seven Gables' family of specters. (cc) [TV G]

Wednesday -- 03/22/2000
8:00/5:00 The Mysterious Howard Hughes. Reclusive, elusive, and blatantly bizarre, billionaire Howard Hughes was an riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. Aeronautical genius, film producer, financial wizard--he dwelt in a weird world of his own making. When the devious prankster died, the hoaxes continued and the mysteries intensified. Join us as we unravel a few. (cc) [TV PG]
9:00/6:00 Perfect Crimes? Nickell/Taylor. When Stella Nickel inserted rat poison in her husband's Excedrin gelcaps, she got away with murder...until she got greedy. Next, we examine the evidence surrounding the 1922 unsolved murder of film director William Desmond Taylor, which revealed the seamier side of Hollywood. (cc) [TV PG]
10:00/7:00 The History of Sex. The Middle Ages. This episode in our steamy history of sex traces the evolution of beliefs and practices from the fall of the Roman Empire through the Renaissance. We'll also uncover the conflicting extremes of medieval romance and sex. Scholars offer humorous carnal tales of lusty knights, bawdy widows, naughty priests, and chaste maidens. (cc) [TV 14]
11:00/8:00 The Great Ships. The Pirate Ships. Sail the high seas on a swift, agile, and deadly pirate ship as it strikes fear in the hearts of swabbies everywhere! We'll go onboard these highly maneuverable ships with their skull and crossbones ensign, and find out why no one really ever walked the gangplank. [TV G]

Thursday -- 03/23/2000
8:00/5:00 Doomed Sisters of the Titanic. Virtually everyone knows the story of the ill-fated liner Titanic, but few know that she was the second of three Olympic-class ships built by the White Star Line, and that The Olympic and Britannic also came to disastrous ends. Were the sisters all victims of a shared, cursed fate? We'll investigate their strange sea saga. (cc) [TV PG]
9:00/6:00 Perfect Crimes? Leopold & Loeb/D.B. Cooper. This week's cases for our armchair detectives include the nearly perfect "thrill killing" committed by Leopold and Loeb, privileged youth with extremely high I.Q.s Then, try to detect what happened to D.B. Cooper, who skyjacked a Boeing 727, demanded $100,000 and four parachutes, and then leapt from the plane into folk history. (cc) [TV PG]
10:00/7:00 The History of Sex. The Eastern World. An exploration of sex in China, Japan, India, and the Arab world that offers an intriguing perspective on the interrelation of sexuality and spirituality in eastern culture. Among the topics presented are the ancient Chinese equivalent of Viagra, Japanese acceptance of prostitutes and pornographic art, and tips from the Kama Sutra. (cc) [TV 14]
11:00/8:00 Secrets of World War II. Mission over Tokyo. Flush from their military coup against the Americans at Pearl Harbor, the Japanese could not believe their eyes when Jimmy Doolittle and his pilots flew audacious raids over Tokyo. [TV G]

Friday -- 03/24/2000
8:00/5:00 History's Lost & Found. Letters of Mary Todd Lincoln; Ben Franklin's Armonica; Jayne Mansfield's Death Car (#118) This week we search down: an entire museum in a box in Canaan, Maine; six startling letters from Mary Todd Lincoln's "lost years" that shed light on her alleged insanity; the first travel-trailer; a musical instrument invented by Ben Franklin; the Memphis Belle; Duke Kahanamoku's surfboard; and Jayne Mansfield's death car. (cc) [TV G]
9:00/6:00 The Men Who Killed Kennedy. The Truth Shall Make You Free... Startling information reveals a conspiracy and cover-up as the final episode exposes the official charade that the case is closed on the assassination. Includes a new look at photographic evidence using the latest image processing techniques. Also, an exclusive interview with Lee Harvey Oswald's widow. (cc) [TV G]
10:00/7:00 The History of Sex. Ancient Civilizations. In this hour, we study sex in the ancient world--from Mesopotamians, who viewed adultery as a crime of theft, to Romans, who believed that squatting and sneezing after sex was reliable birth control. We also look at revealing Egyptian and Greek practices--from the origins of dildos to the use of crocodile dung as a contraceptive. (cc) [TV 14]
11:00/8:00 Free a Man to Fight. Using the slogan "Free a Man to Fight", the U.S. military recruited women for the first time in WWII. The manpower shortage led Congress to create the Women's Army Corps--the first all female military branch in history. Over 400,000 served, and by war's end, proved their worth, and the Integration Act of 1948 was passed. [TV G]

Saturday -- 03/25/2000
8:00/5:00 History Undercover. Mercury 13: The Secret Astronauts. In the 1960s, America's first astronauts, the Mercury 7, led the U.S. into space. What we didn't know was that 13 women had also qualified, but never had the chance to prove that they had the "right stuff" but the wrong sex. We've interviewed three of the surviving "candidates" as well as a few current female astronauts. (cc) [TV G]
9:00/6:00 The Wrath of God. Hurricanes: Deadly Wind, Deadly Rain. They are the trouble in paradise that can put islands under water, spawn tornadoes, level cities, and kill thousands. Named after the Carib god of storms, Huracan, they wreak havoc each year. We'll fly through the eye of three deadly storms: Miami's "Big One" in 1926 and Hurricane Andrew in 1992, and New England's 1938 monster. [TV G]
10:00/7:00 Suicide Missions. Army Rangers. The U.S. Army's elite assault force, Rangers use quick-strike tactics and an unshakeable espirit de corps to brave withering fire and seize vital targets. Formed in WWII to provide a commando element, they're often sent in alone against deadly enemy positions. Meet Army Rangers from the original battalion and various conflicts up to Mogadishu. [TV PG]
11:00/8:00 True Action Adventures. Save Our Souls/Against the Odds. Witness daring rescues from the most desperate situations, as well as seemingly impossible escapes. Includes the tale of a tail gunner who survived a fall of 12,000 feet without a parachute. [TV G]

Sunday -- 03/26/2000
8:00/5:00 Civil War Combat. The Wheatfield at Gettysburg. When the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia engaged the Union Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg in July 1863, an area known as "the Wheatfield", initially of little value, suddenly became the focus of intense conflict. We bring to life the bloody battle, one of few during the Civil War when men literally fought hand-to-hand. (cc) [TV G]
9:00/6:00 Civil War Combat. The Bloody Lane at Antietam. In September 1862, Robert E. Lee invaded the North for the first time and met the Union army along the banks of Maryland's Antietam Creek, which became the sight of the bloodiest single day in U.S. military history. Visit the scene of the most concentrated fury of that day, on a narrow country road forever after called "Bloody Lane". (cc) [TV G]
10:00/7:00 Civil War Combat. The Hornet's Nest at Shiloh. In 1862, General Grant advanced into Tennessee, aiming to capture its vital waterways. On April 6, Confederate forces under General Albert Johnston caught Union forces by surprise near Shiloh Church. The battle culminated in an area along an abandoned wagon road later dubbed "The Hornet's Nest" due to the ferocity of the fighting. (cc) [TV G]
11:00/8:00 Civil War Combat. The Tragedy at Cold Harbor. In 1864, General Grant doggedly pursued Lee's forces. On June 3, the two sides met at Cold Harbor, a crossroads near Richmond, where Grant hurled his men against entrenched breastworks, losing 7,000 in 20 minutes. Fighting on, he won victory 10 months later. Hastening the South's end, Cold Harbor ushered in an era of trench warfare. (cc) [TV G]

Monday -- 03/27/2000
8:00 The Spanish Armada. In 1588, when King Phillip II unleashed his massive fleet of galleons against the English, only the valiant efforts of a ragtag navy led by dashing pirate Sir Francis Drake prevented Spain from achieving world domination. Or so the story goes. New archaeological finds might hold the key to what really happened to the "invincible" Armada. (cc) [TV G]
9:00 The Nazis: A Warning from History. Helped into Power. Drawing on the work of Professor Ian Kershaw, this 6-part series exposes popular conceptions about the rise and fall of the Third Reich. Beginning with the devastating aftermath of WWI up to Hitler's elevation to Chancellor in 1933, Part 1 shows how a country fell into the hands of hoodlums aided by the judiciary and business. (cc) [TV PG]
10:00 Tanks. See how technology has transformed the tank from a slow-moving vehicle operating at only four miles an hour during WWI, to today's 60-ton monsters that move at 45 miles per hour. (cc) [TV G]
11:00 History's Lost & Found. Letters of Mary Todd Lincoln; Ben Franklin's Armonica; Jayne Mansfield's Death Car (#118) This week we search down: an entire museum in a box in Canaan, Maine; six startling letters from Mary Todd Lincoln's "lost years" that shed light on her alleged insanity; the first travel-trailer; a musical instrument invented by Ben Franklin; the Memphis Belle; Duke Kahanamoku's surfboard; and Jayne Mansfield's death car. (cc) [TV G]

Tuesday -- 03/28/2000
8:00 The Most Ancient Taboo: Cannibalism. From the ancient Greeks to the American Anasazi, evidence shows that nearly every culture has had its taste for cannibalism. Or have these tales been fabricated as propaganda? What is it about cannibalism that both repulses and fascinates us? Join historians and dig into the past, and meet modern cannibals, such as Jeffrey Dahmer. (cc) [TV PG]
9:00 The Nazis: A Warning from History. Chaos and Consent. Starting in 1933 with the Nazis in power and concluding on the eve of WWII, Part 2, in a 6-part series, reveals chilling evidence of vast popular support at home for Nazi hate campaigns. Startling footage from the Nazi propaganda machine shows how the country's search for a scapegoat ended in persecution of Jews and disabled children. (cc) [TV PG]
10:00 Stealth Technology. A look at the F-117 Stealth Fighter that led the pack for the Allies in the Gulf War and virtually decimated Baghdad. Find out how the technology allows it to approach its target without being detected by radar. Also, a look at the B-2 Stealth Bomber. (cc) [TV G]
11:00 Haunted History. San Antonio. San Antonio--birthplace of Texas, home of the Alamo, and some say fertile ground for spawning ghosts! In 1836, the Alamo heroes returned for one last stand. The beautiful Sallie White, gunned down in 1876, wanders hotel hallways. The flirtatious ghost of an actress haunts the Alamo Theatre. Tall Texan tales? You decide! (cc) [TV G]

Wednesday -- 03/29/2000
8:00 The Enduring Mystery of Stonehenge. For 5,000 years, the sacred site of Stonehenge has stood on the plain of Salisbury, England, silent witness to a myriad of mysteries. Who built the prehistoric stone circle? Druids? Merlin the Magician? Was it an altar for human sacrifice, or landing pad for UFOs? Experts, anthropologists, and astronomers assess the mystery. (cc) [TV G]
9:00 The Nazis: A Warning from History. The Wrong War. Part 3, in a 6-part TV history of the Nazi regime, details how Hitler's dependence on subordinates to provide policy led to radical solutions in his quest for an Aryan empire. Rare archival film reveals how failed attempts to court the British and a non-aggression pact with Stalin paved the road for Poland's invasion. (cc) [TV PG]
10:00 Earth Movers: The Power to Move Mountains. Feel the earth move under your feet, and dig into the fascinating history of earth-moving equipment--from invention of the simple spade to today's powerful steam shovels. Meet the legendary giants like John Deere, Jerome Case, and the founders of Caterpillar, who helped forge America's monolithic construction industry. (cc) [TV G]
11:00 The Great Ships. The Destroyers. Exploration of one of the deadliest warships to sail the high seas. Highlights the destroyer's key role in the Allies victory in WWI and in every major naval offensive since. [TV G]

Thursday -- 03/30/2000
8:00 Secret Brotherhood of Freemasons. Join us as we divulge the true nature of the secret and mystical organization known as freemasons. We reveal the initiation ceremony, when candidates swear on pain of death to uphold the order's secrets. In ancient Egypt, we uncover the murderous legend that inspired their rituals; and study the society's influence on our democracy. (cc) [TV G]
9:00 The Nazis: A Warning from History. The Wild East. Part 4, in a series based on Professor Ian Kershaw's books, presents eyewitness testimony from Nazi victims and agents of evil. One man breaks down describing his work for S.S. ethnic cleansing units; one pleads ignorance as defense against sending people to death camps; a third discusses freely his extortion of money from Jews. (cc) [TV PG]
10:00 Hoover Dam. The task was monumental: Build the world's largest dam in the middle of the desert, and tame the river that carved the Grand Canyon--all in seven years! When the Hoover Dam was completed in 1935, it was the largest dam in the world. We'll reveal how this engineering wonder of the world was conceived and built. (cc) [TV G]
11:00 Secrets of World War II. The Flying Tigers. Between 1942 and 1945, some of America's most talented fighter pilots flew for nationalist China against the Japanese. Known as the "Flying Tigers", their bravery made them legendary. [TV G]

Friday -- 03/31/2000
8:00 History's Lost & Found. Buddy Holly's Death Glasses/Galileo's Middle Finger/Oldest Monopoly Game (#114). This episode investigates: Buddy Holly's glasses worn during the fatal air crash; why Galileo gave the world his middle finger; the oldest Monopoly board created during the Depression; Charles Dickens' stage prompt copy of "A Christmas Carol"; the Rosenberg's Trial Jell-O Box; Stonewall Jackson's raincoat; and Air Force One. (cc) [TV G]
9:00 The Nazis: A Warning from History. The Road to Treblinka. Drawing on Professor Ian Kershaw's histories of the Nazi era, Part 5 shows how the 1941 invasion of the Soviet Union triggered the Nazi's detailed plan for the "complete cleaning up of the Jewish question." In a startling interview, a Lithuanian war criminal unflinchingly explains his role in killing under Nazi orders. (cc) [TV PG]
10:00 The Nazis: A Warning from History. Fighting to the End. In the concluding episode, we see how ordinary people can descend into barbarism. Expert analysis reveals what kept Germans fighting long after victory was feasible, and why Hitler lasted until the country lay in ruins. Includes interviews with former staff officers, a victim of Soviet atrocities, and an Auschwitz survivor. (cc) [TV PG]
11:00 The Century: America's Time. Unpinned (1964-1968). Protests, riots, venom, and violence reign as the Vietnam War drags on and on, and civil rights activists grow more strident. Can Americans ever heal the deep wounds left by such bitter and prolonged discord? We examine those years of discontent in our in-depth series on the American Century. Hosted by Peter Jennings.

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