John D. Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford and J.P. Morgan rose from obscurity and in the process built modern America. Their names hang on street signs, are etched into buildings and are a part of the fabric of history. These men created the American Dream and were the engine of capitalism as they [...]
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As the 100th anniversary of Titanic’s sinking approached, a team of scientists, engineers and imaging experts joined forces to answer one of the most haunting questions surrounding the legendary disaster: Just how did the “unsinkable” ship break apart and plunge into the icy waters of the North Atlantic on April 15, 1912? Two years ago, HISTORY took part [...]
Did you know that 1% of the white noise you see on your television is actually background radiation from the Big Bang? From the formation of the earth and the emergence of life, to the advance of man and the growth of civilization, the CGI-driven special History of the World in Two Hours 3D offers viewers a rapid-fire [...]
Telling the epic story of the war from the rise of the Nazis, their sweep across Europe, the Allied counterattack and the fall of Nazi Germany, WWII In 3D delivers home audiences to the Last Great War as never experienced before. For the first time, you will see dramatic moments of WWII that were captured in 3D [...]
The only people to see the war like this were the ones who lived it. Until now. Seventy years in the making. Three thousand hours of color footage no one knew existed. The first documentary to show original color footage of World War II in immersive high definition, WWII in HD uses the journals and [...]
New York City, September 11, 2001. The morning everything changed. Ten years after the World Trade Center attacks, The History Channel presents the September 11th Memorial Edition, a collection of specials that document a day none of us will ever forget. Covering every aspect of 9/11 — from the events that led to the attacks, [...]
I generally try to avoid reality television shows but when I was asked to review The History Channel’s Ice Road Truckers, I decided to give it a shot and I ended up enjoying it more than I thought I would, which you can read about right here. When I was offered the spin-off program Ice Road [...]
Lately, I’ve been reviewing a lot of World War II films including: The World at War (see my review here) and Victory at Sea (here) and my recent review of Apocalypse: World War II that you can read here, but this two disc documentary varies from all of those because the focus on the war [...]
For those of you that aren’t aware of the show, The Universe is a documentary series that premiered in 2007 on The History Channel that explains astronomical concepts and objects through the use of computer generated graphics and a group of experts whose expertise includes astronomy, cosmology, and astrophysics. The Universe does a great job [...]
For those of you that aren’t aware of the show, How The Earth Was Made is a documentary series that premiered in 2007 on The History Channel that focuses on different geologic events and how those events have shaped the Earth through the use of computer generated graphics, on location shooting, and a group of [...]
Thomas Jefferson is one of our nation’s most important and least understood Presidents despite being the most researched and quoted of all of them. He was a man of many contradictions and this DVD attempts to provide the viewers of an overview of Jefferson’s life and offers a closer look at his inconsistent nature.
If you like shows about insanely dangerous jobs like The Deadliest Catch, then you are sure to love Ice Road Truckers. As they say at the start of each show, “At the top of the world, there’s a job only a few would dare.” Those few include the drivers from the Carlile trucking company who [...]