January 25, 1944. It is the peak of WWII in the Central Pacific, and 23 Young Marines are dispatched on a simple assignment - to relocate their planes to safety out of range of the enemy. What followed turned a "mile run" into the worst disaster in Marine aviation history, a harrowing 72- hour saga of life and death, tragedy and heroism.
Narrated by Tom Brokaw, "The Flintlock Disaster" airs on Thursday, May 9th at 7:00 pm on channel 3 and on Monday, May 27th at 8:00 p.m. on channel 3-1.
A classic story involving foul play, cover ups, a murder mystery and a voyage of discovery explains what happened to a group of Irish men who immigrated to America. In 1832, railroad contractor Philip Duffy hired 57 Irish immigrants to lay railroad tracks in West Chester, Pennsylvania. Less than two months after their arrival, all 57 were dead. Did they all die — as was widely believed — from cholera? Or were some murdered?
From coast to coast, some 30 million white-tailed deer make their home in the United States. Deer are the most highly studied mammals in the world, but does the typical homeowner with deer in the yard know how long deer can live? When they sleep? How many babies a doe can have each year? Enter the hidden world of white-tailed deer outfitted with night-vision cameras and GPS tracking equipment to see them not as common backyard creatures, but as intelligent, affectionate family members.
Sagal explores the Constitution’s most striking and innovative feature: its resilient brand of federalism. The framers created a strong national government while preserving much of the power and independence of the states. This delicate balance of power, seemingly hard-wired for disagreement and conflict, has served America well for more than two centuries. But it has also led to tensions throughout American history and still sparks controversy today over medical marijuana, gun control and “Obamacare.”
The two-part documentary examines Dwight D. Eisenhower's unwavering commitment — both public and covert — to peaceful co-existence with the USSR in the tumultuous and uneasy Cold War years. The first hour, "The Lure of the Presidency," chronicles the movement to draft Eisenhower — then Supreme Commander of NATO in Europe — as the Republican candidate for president. Pictured, Eisenhower and Vice President Richard Nixon.
EISENHOWER'S SECRET WAR examines Dwight D. Eisenhower's unwavering commitment — both public and covert — to peaceful co-existence with the USSR in the tumultuous and uneasy Cold War years. Based on recent research by established scholars and writers, the two-part documentary series provides a fresh understanding of how Eisenhower's national security policies and tactics kept a divided world at peace during the 1950s and in the ensuing decades.