Bryce Canyon's hoodoos range in height from the size of an average human to the size of a 10-story building. They're just one of the amazing natural formations in this Aerial America tour of the country, streaming online now: [ Bitly.com Link ]
Shakespeare’s “poisonous bunch-backed toad,” Richard III left behind a Machiavellian reputation, but no known resting place for hundreds of years - until a shocking discovery was unearthed. Secrets digs in tonight at 10: [ Bitly.com Link ]
What did Roman gladiators eat when they were in training? The surprising answer is just one of the old-world facts we’re revealing tomorrow in a mini-marathon of ancient history specials. Catch Lost City of Gladiators at 4: [ Bitly.com Link ]
New Age practitioners believe Arizona's Cathedral Rock, a sandstone formation left by an inland sea hundreds of millions of years ago, contains a power vortex. Have you been moved by a trip to Sedona? See more of the mystical Copper State on Aerial America tonight at 8: [ Bitly.com Link ]
Like many painters, David Hockney didn’t think much of photography. That is, until he picked up a camera and invented his own way of seeing through the medium. See more Hockney in his own words Monday at 9: [ Bitly.com Link ]
The one and only lizard king, Jim Morrison, was born on this day in 1943. This footage from the L.A. Woman sessions shows Morrison at his bluesy peak. From The Doors: Mr. Mojo Risin: [ Bitly.com Link ]
The life cycle of the butterfly, from caterpillar to chrysalis to brilliant winged creature, is one of nature’s most astonishing processes. Watch as the final stage of metamorphosis is revealed in this incredible footage from Micro Monsters with David Attenborough: [ Bitly.com Link ]
The epic bombing of Balikpapan in the Pacific theater was one of the biggest campaigns of WWII, and it was captured on film by one man: British war correspondent William Courtenay. See his incredible footage of this and more in Fall of Japan: In Color tonight at 10: [ Bitly.com Link ]
75 years on, the attack on Pearl Harbor remains one of the most shocking acts of international war ever perpetrated on American soil. The Lost Tapes pays tribute to the 2,400 lives lost with archival footage from the day that will live in infamy. Watch tonight at 9PM: [ Bitly.com Link ]
The scares on Halloween shouldn’t be real – but when the holiday takes place during this town’s annual polar bear migration, the night gets dangerous. All-new Polar Bear Town is on at 8: [ Bitly.com Link ]
The assassin bug has one of the most gruesome – and effective – camouflage techniques in the insect kingdom: by wearing the corpses of its victims, it masks the scent that could alert prey to its presence.
See more incredible insect warriors on a full episode of Micro Monsters with David Attenborough online now: [ Bitly.com Link ]
On his first visit to California, British artist David Hockney was entranced with swimming pools, and they became a crucial part of his revolutionary pop art aesthetic. An insightful new bio of this art icon, still innovating at 79 years old, premieres next Monday: [ Bitly.com Link ]
In 1956, air crash investigators had no black boxes or other modern tools to help their work. See how one man solved the mystery when two different flights went down over the Grand Canyon on Air Disasters tonight at 8. [ Bitly.com Link ]
Proposed over 100 years earlier but a victim of political infighting, the Washington Monument was finished on this day in 1884. The 555-foot stone monument is the tallest obelisk in the world.
From America’s Greatest Monuments: [ Bitly.com Link ]
For the survivor of a polar bear attack, it takes guts to face down these apex predators again – but with the help of a skilled guide, it’s a worthwhile part of her recovery.
Catch a new episode of Polar Bear Town, Wednesday at 8. [ Bitly.com Link ]
Raise a glass to the 21st Amendment, passed on this day in 1933! A campaign promise from FDR, it reversed Prohibition, which had been put into law 13 years earlier.
Give the Colonial Ties cocktail a try, or see more historic cocktail recipes here:
A decade's worth of open-air atomic tests made Las Vegas a tourist paradise - and endangered thousands of unknowing locals. A-Bombs Over Nevada takes a new look at this chapter in our history tonight at 9. [ Bitly.com Link ]
The USS Nevada was hit at least six times during the attack on Pearl Harbor, but escaped and was an invaluable support ship at Normandy, Okinawa, and Iwo Jima.
The Lost Tapes takes you inside that pivotal attack tonight at 8. [ Bitly.com Link ]