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From the 4.5 billion-year epic of planet Earth, to the centuries-old prophecies of Nostradamus, to the hunt for the man who killed Abraham Lincoln, History Specials brings together the channel's most watched and acclaimed historical programs. History captures the grand sweep of our past with wit, intelligence, and enthusiasm, in programs covering critical turning points and fascinating cultural phenomena from the Dark Ages to Sherman's March, the comets to Columbus. Cutting-edge CGI recreates ancient battle scenes, and expert interviews shed light on some of history's greatest mysteries. See the past and present wonders of the world come together in this captivating collection — the source for all the fascinating history you want to know.

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Ken Burns chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. It is the first time in a major documentary television series that their individual stories have been interwoven into a single narrative. This seven-part, 14 hour film follows the Roosevelts for more than a century, from Theodore’s birth in 1858 to Eleanor’s death in 1962.

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From Academy Award®-winning writer/director Oliver Stone, this ten-part documentary series looks back at human events that at the time went under reported, but that crucially shaped America's unique and complex history over the 20th century. From the atomic bombing of Japan to the Cold War and the fall of Communism, this in-depth, surprising, and totally riveting series demands to be watched again and again

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History repeats itself -- especially when the storyteller is wasted. Watch stars act out historical accounts that are narrated by seriously wasted comedians. This season features boozed-up true stories about Al Capone, Abe Lincoln, Elvis Presley and more.

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Crack open a cold one for Season 2 of this boozy series. Join big-name celebrities for another round of tipsy historical reenactments, including tales of Benedict Arnold and Johnny Cash, narrated by liquored-up comedians.

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Everything looks better through beer goggles. Even history. So strap on a buzz and watch as a third season of big name celebrities—including Colin Hanks, Michael Cera, Ellie Kemper & Maya Rudolph—reenact wild American tales as told by trashed comedians.

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The recipe is simple: one part Derek Waters, a dash of comedians like Tiffany Haddish and Seth Rogen, and some alcohol. It's the perfect cocktail for learning about everything from the early days of hip hop to George Washington crossing the Delaware.

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This season of Drunk History tackles such far-ranging topics as Martha "The Mouth" Mitchell's role in Watergate, Hedy Lamarr's invention of frequency hopping and the story behind the creation of "Frankenstein."

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Host Derek Waters is back with a whole season's worth of historical tales told by some of the most captivating (and totally wasted) storytellers around. It's the history they never taught you, narrated by people who never thought they'd drink this much.

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The story of America can be told in multiple ways and from multiple perspectives; the American Made HISTORY Collection delivers four different panoramas for how America was built and by whom America was built. This epic compilation includes "America The Story of Us," "The Men Who Built America," The Cars That Made America," and "America: Promised Land."

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A new comedy that follows three friends from two different centuries as they try to balance the thrill of time travel with the mundane concerns of their everyday lives. Starring Adam Pally, Leighton Meester and Yassir Lester, the series is executive-produced by Julius “Goldy” Sharpe, Seth Cohen and Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

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Are voices, spirits and apparitions trying to tell us something about past events? Come along as Haunted History on H2™ travels the country exploring historic locations and the chilling paranormal activity that still haunts them. Driven by terrifying eyewitness accounts, each episode examines a site’s spooky events in relation to its gruesome past. Hear what the ghosts of soldiers at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania have to tell us as well as spirits from a troubled orphanage and a Confederate field hospital nearby. Meet the restless souls plaguing Salem, Massachusetts, demanding their innocence be known. Visit Chicago’s infamous “Murder Castle,” a historic block-long hotel with trap doors, gas chambers and vats of acid, where spirits of the victims of the nation’s first serial killer appear to astonished witnesses. Also investigated are the Manson murders, the ill-fated Pennhurst Asylum in Pennsylvania, hauntings in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina and more.

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This one-hour special utilizes exclusive footage to bring audiences inside Air Force One like never before. Gripping archives paired with insider interviews will illuminate the hidden history of presidential flight and unveil the incredible history of America's most famous plane.

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Based on the best-selling books for kids (and for adults, but they just won't admit it), Horrible Histories is an energetic, surprising and unconventional take on history's most gruesome, unpleasant yet funniest moments. From the woeful World Wars, the miserable Middle Ages and the savage Stone Age to cut-throat Celts, groovy Greeks, rotten Romans, vile Vikings and awful Egyptians, history has never been so naughty. Get ready for the funniest and fastest ride through history you're ever likely to see.

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HISTORY® Specials Collection: All-Time Best Sellers, Vol. 2 contains some of our most riveting specials. The Godfather Legacy examines the epic story that still grips America and includes exclusive interviews with filmmakers, historians and real Mafiosi. How Playboy Changed the World offers a glimpse into how the controversial magazine served as a cultural tipping point. Caligula: 1400 Days of Terror explores the orgies and murderous acts of Rome’s most notorious leader. WWII From Space highlights the war’s key turning points via a never-seen-before satellite view. How the Earth Made Man traces quirks of the human body and mind back to enormous transformations on Earth. And What's the Earth Worth inventories all our planet’s riches to see how much we’ve used and how much remains.

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Eli Roth's History of Horror brings together the masters of horror - icons and stars who define the genre - to explore its biggest themes and reveal the inspirations and struggles behind its past and present.

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The HIistory of Us Collection journeys through time to uncover the earthly saga that started with a bang and evolved to support life and eventually mankind. Digging deeper within that adventure also yields a unique perspective into the birth of America from its early colonial and frontier days to its epic transformation into a world super power. This box set includes "Mankind The Story of Us" and "America The Story of Us."

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The Gene: An Intimate History traces the evolution of genetics as researchers race to identify treatments for genetic diseases, such as cancer and sickle cell anemia, and to perfect tools for rewriting DNA.

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Haunted Histories Collection takes viewers on a terrifying tour of truly frightening phenomena. Uncover the real stories behind the Salem Witch Trials, vampires, demon spirits, and haunted houses. From interviews with victims who have been attacked by evil spirits to eyewitness accounts of corpses with pulses and graves where nothing will grow, you don’t have to believe in ghosts to be spooked by these chilling tales. This special History collection features in-depth profiles of the world’s scariest stories, including: "Hauntings," "Vampire Secrets," "Salem Witch Trials," and "In Search of Frankenstein." With exhaustive research, interviews with experts, and chilling dramatic reenactments, History brings creepy a whole lot closer home.

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Investigative journalists and government insiders weigh in on the mystery of an unusual white box and a top-secret construction project dubbed the "Big Dig" that took place outside the West Wing 2007-2012. The search for truth reveals not only what secrets may lay below the White House, but how their existence could affect democracy as we know it.

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Rattus Rattus returns to investigate historic events and strange facts through a mix of live action sketches and animation. Season three sees the return of Mr. Death as he presides over some of the most stupid deaths in history and there are memorable sing-a-long-if-you-dare songs from 'Ain't Stayin' Alive' by the Aztec priests to a Roundheads and Cavaliers West Side Story song and dance spectacular.

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How the Earth Changed History reveals how geology, geography and climate have had a far more powerful influence on mankind than has previously been acknowledged. Discover how the environment has influenced every aspect of our history.

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This documentary celebrates 20 years of one of Britain's best-loved literary characters: Harry Potter. In 2017 it will be two decades since JK Rowling first published the book that cast a spell on millions and took the world of publishing and cinema by storm - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. To commemorate this landmark event, JK Rowling and her publisher Bloomsbury team up with the British Library to put on an extraordinary exhibition in October 2017. Created for the legions of fans across the world that grew up with Harry, Harry Potter - A History of Magic marks the occasion and celebrates one of the biggest cultural successes in modern times.

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Did you know that every time you make a call with your smart phone, it triggers a rare element connected to the Big Bang? Or that the radio waves sending your phone signal are connected to the events of the Titanic? On Big History, a new series on H2™, experience a normal day from a different perspective—watch how history lives within chemistry, astronomy, physics and geology and influences our daily activities in big ways.

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Horrible Histories is back and it's as revolting and rotten as ever. Rattus Rattus, the Horrible Histories talking rat, guides you on a journey through the ages from the Savage Stone Age right up to World War II, via Rotten Romans, Terrible Tudors, Vile Victorians and the all-new Incredible Incas and Awesome USA. All your favorite features are back, including Stupid Deaths, Ready Steady Feast, and Historical Hospital, plus a host of gruesome new items for season two.

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Brad Meltzer’s Lost History™ searches for iconic pieces of American history that are missing and encourages viewers with information to submit tips online. These historically important items, including the flag that was raised at Ground Zero on 9/11 and the original Wright Brothers flying machine patent, are out there somewhere and best-selling author Meltzer is determined to find them. Each episode presents both unsolved cases and success stories in which Americans have helped find objects. Join him as he tracks down items like Harry Truman’s jewel-encrusted sword collection that was stolen from his Presidential Library in Missouri in a daring heist in broad daylight.

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History is full of intriguing secrets. From the conventional view of Christianity and the “alternate history” proposed by Dan Brown’s bestselling novels to the role of the Freemasons during the birth of the United States and the chilling prophesy of doom that promises a catastrophic end to life as we know it, this special collection from HISTORY examines the unanswered questions and untold stories that keep us talking…

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In celebration of Black History Month, Smithsonian Channel has compiled a thought-provoking series of original programs that explore important milestones made by African Americans throughout history, while also taking a look at contemporary cultural topics.

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History’s Greatest Mysteries, hosted and narrated by Academy Award® nominee and Emmy Award® winner Laurence Fishburne, investigates a wide range of historically compelling topics and the mysteries that pervade each including the Titanic, Roswell, John Wilkes Booth and Sir Ernest Shackleton’s lost ice ship.

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Historian Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb unfolds the extraordinary story of the tumultuous love affair between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Using first-hand accounts from the time and visiting the places where Henry and Anne lived, the series delves into the passionate and volatile relationship that sent a queen to her death, amputated England from Europe, and led to hundreds of years of religious conflict.

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"Laurence Fishburne investigates some of the greatest mysteries of all time: Shackleton's Ice Ship, the Titanic, John Wilkes Booth and Roswell. This program provides new clarity to these larger-than-life chapters in history. "

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Rethink the unusual things that make up our everyday lives as HISTORY offers an in-depth look at some of the objects – and actions – we all have in common. From a medical, scientific and evolutionary examination of poop to a less-obvious look at our country’s unique geography to a highly entertaining exposé of the hidden language in which 93% of humans communicate, this curiously appealing collection reminds us of the emotions, technologies, habits and humors that connect so many of us.

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Eli Roth explores the dark power and wicked fun of scary movies, the craft that went into making them and the ways that horror films reflect the anxieties of their times. Interviewees include Stephen King, Quentin Tarantino, Jordan Peele and more.

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Some of science fiction's greatest creative pioneers tell the story of sci-fi in this stunning definitive series spanning from artificial intelligence to space exploration to alien encounters. Featuring filmmakers, writers, actors, and graphic artists whose obsession and imagination has taken them into the unknown – and whose creations have captivated audiences around the globe.

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From the breakthrough, visceral presentation of the Battle of Gettysburg, to an up-close look at iconic generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, this Civil War collection from HISTORY® is not to be missed. Find out how counterfeiters tried to steal Lincoln’s body, how the hunt for John Wilkes Booth required 10,000 law enforcement personnel, and how, in the war’s aftermath, North and South remained decisively divided.

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The Strongest Man In History, will send 4 of the world’s leading strongmen;—Brian Shaw, Eddie Hall, Robert Oberst and Nick Best—on a journey across the world to seek out history’s most legendary titans of strength, celebrate their feats of fortitude, immerse themselves in their history and attempt to break their long-standing records, some of which have endured for hundreds of years.

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We lift the lid on some of history's great mysteries, hunting for evidence in search of answers. These encounters will showcase the conspiracy theories, cover ups, strange phenomena, and unexplained happenings that could change everything we know about science and history.

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To celebrate Black History Month, NBC News has compiled this thought-provoking series of programs honoring the contributions of prominent African-American leaders and looking at contemporary issues. Relive the inspirational messages of Civil Rights leaders through rare archival footage including one of the first in-depth televised interviews with Martin Luther King Jr. Reflect on the current state of race relations in the United States through a compelling town hall discussion in “Obama’s America: 2010 and Beyond,” featuring MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and radio host Tom Joyner. Witness the emotional journey of three young teens coming to terms with their absentee fathers in “A Father’s Promise,” moderated by NBC’s Al Roker and Tiki Barber. And laugh along with comedian Chris Rock and actress Nia Long in a lively conversation about the cultural significance of hair.

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From the inside story on the hunt for Osama bin Laden to the extreme missions of legendary snipers that have remained classified until now, this is the definitive collection on strategy, weapons and technique. Learn why the Art of War, written by Sun Tzu over 2,400 years ago, is still the ultimate how-to guide to winning a war. See how breakthrough technologies, never-before-seen weapons and defense systems are essential parts of America’s military might. And discover how Miyamoto Musashi, the legendary warrior of the Samurai era, became a celebrated artist, poet and philosopher. Prepare to deploy as HISTORY® takes you on the ultimate military adventure.

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For every great story people remember, there are others needing to be told. Joe Moniaci, an affable every man whose passion for history is matched only by his knowledge, makes these stories come to life. What History Forgot tells tales every bit as exciting and important as the ones we know, providing fresh water cooler takeaway for a new generation of enthusiasts.

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These four miniseries unite some of history's most transformative, tragic, and revolutionary events into one epic collection. Told through the lens of rebellion, uprising, and oppression, the HISTORY Miniseries Collection includes "Sons of Liberty," "Texas Rising," "The World Wars," and "Roots."

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HISTORY® Specials: Inside The White House V2 contains a fascinating collection of lesser-known historical facts. First Mothers looks at the mothers of ten world leaders, including aristocrat Sara Delano Roosevelt and pacifist Ida Eisenhower, to examine how they influenced their sons. The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth follows the largest manhunt in history, when ten thousand federal troops, detectives and police chased those responsible for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. America's Book of Secrets: The Monuments removes the veil of secrecy built into some of America’s most famous monuments. And last but not least, this collection delves into the lives and contradictions of Presidents Jefferson, Jackson and Reagan.

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'Tis the season to learn about history's finest Yuletide stories, from George Washington crossing the Delaware to Charles Dickens's creation of modern-day Christmas, with guest stars Ken Marino, Rob Corddry and Colin Hanks.

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The Greatest Event in Television History is a 15-minute special that stars Adam Scott and Jon Hamm.

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Season 3 of Eli Roth’s History of Horror continues with its winning combination of insightful interviews with masterfully-edited clips from films that have seared themselves into popular culture, framed through sub-genres that speak to the moment.

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Nothing thrills fight fans like a spectacular knockout, and this collection of the best KOs in UFC history will satisfy any aficionado of the sudden finish. Whether it’s Gabriel Gonzaga’s head kick knockout of Mirko Cro Cop, the devastating right hand of Chuck Liddell, or Chris Weidman’s historic finish of Anderson Silva, don’t blink when you watch these fights.

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The History Detectives Special Investigation team brings cutting edge investigative tools to some of America’s biggest mysteries. Three investigators team up to solve each case: Wes Cowan, Kaiama Glover, and Tukufu Zuberi. As the detectives unearth fresh evidence, sift through clues and crisscross the country in search of answers, they reveal new perspectives on stories we thought we knew from the sinking of the SS Sultana to Jimmy Hoffa.

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In What History Forgot, no one can make a story come alive like Joe Moniaci, an affable everyman whose passion for history is matched only by his knowledge. In What History Forgot, Joe tells tales every bit as exciting and important as the ones we know, providing fresh water cooler takeaway for a new generation of enthusiasts.

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Sample some of the most popular and exciting shows on HISTORY® with this special collection. Meet alligator hunters from one of America’s last frontiers, the wild swamplands of southern Louisiana, in “Big Head Bites It,” the premiere episode of Swamp People®. Watch Rick test-fire an 18th-century cannon that could be worth up to $40,000 in “Boom or Bust,” the first episode of the legendary Pawn Stars®. Hear Cornelius Vanderbilt’s call for unity as America attempts to rebuild after the Civil War in “A New War Begins,” the opening episode of The Men Who Built America™. And “Ready to Roll” introduces the Ice Road Truckers®, the men with one of the most dangerous jobs on earth – driving eighteen wheelers on highways made of ice. Get a first look at these stars in the making only on HISTORY.

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There are moments in history that shape our lives, and there are songs that define those moments. The new CNN Original Series Soundtracks: Songs that Defined History, from Executive Producer Dwayne Johnson, will explore the music that is tied to iconic moments in history, and the impact of that music on our society. From the March on Washington to the riots at Stonewall, the moon landing to Hurricane Katrina, music has played an integral part in celebrating, criticizing, amplifying and ultimately defining these seismic events in our collective history.