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Air DisastersAir Disasters
Smithsonian Channel, 2011 Running | Drama, Crime, Discovery/Science, History
Rating: 3.8/5

Our worst nightmares in the sky, caused by engine failure and human mistakes are combated with courage and may end up in amazing miracles or disasters.


Ice Airport AlaskaIce Airport Alaska
Smithsonian Channel, 2020 Running | Documentary
Rating: 4/5

Ice Airport Alaska will chronicle the daily challenges of the airport staff who manage to keep the facility open, freight flowing and passengers flying all despite weather that regularly dips to -38 Fahrenheit and wind speeds that typically exceed 100 mph. A new six part series on Smithsonian Channel.


America's Hidden StoriesAmerica's Hidden Stories
Smithsonian Channel, 2019 Running | Fantasy, History, Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Our nation's secrets aren't secret anymore. Old tales, new truths. Upcoming episodes reveal new information about: Salem Witch Trials, Peral Harbor, Civil War, Spanish Flu, American Revolution and Cold War.


Aerial AmericaAerial America
Smithsonian Channel, 2010 Cancelled/Ended | Travel, Educational, Documentary
Rating: 4.5/5

Take off on a thrilling flight across America. This epic series offers rare glimpses of our nation's most treasured landmarks, all seen from breathtaking heights. From busy cityscapes to quiet landscapes, we capture the history and the pageantry of our amazing country, which is as diverse as the people who occupy it.


How Did They Build That? (2021)How Did They Build That? (2021)
Smithsonian Channel, 2021 On Hiatus | Documentary, Reality
Rating: 3/5

Across the globe, radical architects, ingenious engineers, and skilled builders are creating structures so outrageous, they defy logic...and often even gravity. From a Manhattan skyscraper that looks like a Jenga tower to a Singapore glass dome big enough to house a mountain to a high rise in Italy with a built-in forest, we examine the world's most extraordinary buildings, bridges, and lifts, reveal their design secrets, and discover the incredible stories of their construction as we try to answer the question: How Did They Build That?


Murderous HistoryMurderous History
Smithsonian Channel, 2021 On Hiatus | Crime, History, Documentary
Rating: 3.7/5

At the scene of every crime is a story of a time, the place, and its people. This six-part series steps back in time to examine the most gruesome and compelling murder mysteries of the past 200 years, viewed through the lens of the eras and cities in which they took place. Through cinematic reenactments, we follow the determined investigators and complex perpetrators while revealing how each case made its own mark on history.


Space DisastersSpace Disasters
Smithsonian Channel, 2020 On Hiatus | Documentary, History
Rating: 5/5

A tribute to the bold men and women who put their lives on the line in order to get a foothold in space, sometimes with disastrous results.


Tomb HuntersTomb Hunters
Smithsonian Channel, 2021 On Hiatus | Documentary
Rating: 4.5/5

It was an archaeological find that became global news. An extraordinary mega-tomb, filled with the largest concentration of coffins ever unearthed in Egypt, revealing a world beyond the pharaohs as it's never been seen before. This four-part series places you at the site to witness this ground-breaking discovery as it happened and follows Egyptologists as they try to determine why all of these mummies were buried together and what this ancient cemetery can tell us about the Egyptian civilization's way of death 2,500 years ago.


Secrets UnlockedSecrets Unlocked
Smithsonian Channel, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary, History
Rating: 4/5

Our world holds remarkable relics that are full of secrets, written in stone, gold, and blood. Discovering the truths behind these mysteries could change history as we know it. Join host Adam Mastrelli as he brings us face-to-face with these puzzling treasures. Explore hidden corners of the world, decipher ancient documents, and apply groundbreaking research and forensic techniques in our quest to discover the truth about these fabled cities, monuments, and remnants.


Air WarriorsAir Warriors
Smithsonian Channel, 2014 Running | Educational, History, Documentary
Rating: 5/5

A winged fighter that hasn't lost a fight in 26 years, a lifesaver that's part plane and part chopper, and an attack helicopter our enemies call the Black Death. These are America's undisputed kings of the sky: the F-15 Eagle, the V-22 Osprey, and the AH-64 Apache. And their success stories are as remarkable as they are improbable. Witness their turbulent journeys, brought to life through rarely seen combat footage and the stories of the dedicated pilots and teams who fly and maintain these ultimate air warriors.


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