History TV Online
Expert carpenter and collector, Jay Chaikin, makes a living scouring abandoned buildings for unique, often valuable, treasures in unexpected places.
Richie Russek and his sons, Michael and Darren, search through the hundreds of items brought to their company, Grey Flannel Auctions, looking for authentic sports memorabilia treasures.
America The Story of Us is an epic 12-hour television event that tells the extraordinary story of how America was invented.
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.
From barns to backyards and basements, the pickers scour the country for the next great find.
Rick Dale, of Pawn Stars fame, and his crew of loose screws take rusty, beat-up items and restore them to their original glory.
Lift the veil on America’s best-kept secrets, from the FBI and the Pentagon to Fort Knox and Area 51. Through historical narratives and insider information, you’ll get access to information previously kept secret from the public.
Some of our nations greatest treasures are waiting to be discovered in basement, barns, attics and backyards. In each of the cities visited, locals bring in their artifacts to find out their true value. From those items, three are chosen to investigate further. When the investigation is complete, the owners will learn the item’s true story. At the end of each episode one winner is awarded $10,000 as special recognition for the importance of the artifact in American history, which will be featured in a special exhibit at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C., coming in 2013.
Connect the present with the past in more startling ways than we had ever imagined.
From the very beginning, Earth and the evolution of its inhabitants have been plagued by continual destruction and chaos. How, out of this cyclical devastation, has human life gotten to where it is today?
Part adventure, part history lesson, part treasure hunt... In each hour-long episode, some of the country's leading specialists offer free appraisals of antiques and collectibles. Roadshow's cameras capture tales of family heirlooms, and yard-sale bargains.
Are we doomed to follow in the dinosaurs footsteps, or can we face down extinction?
Historian and author Niall Ferguson seeks to explain the financial history of the world, exploring how our complex system of global finance evolved over the centuries, how money has shaped the course of human affairs and how the mechanics of this economic system work to create seemingly unlimited wealth—or catastrophic loss.
All the facts on some of the world's greatest battles.
A southern spin on History Channel's Pawn Stars, quirky pawners continue the age-old tradition. At the famed Silver Dollar Pawn and Jewelry Center in Alexandria, Louisiana, an eclectic array of historical merchandise is on display, with items ranging from vintage cars to livestock.
Legendary Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass leads a team of archaeologists and a documentary crew on a on a wild mummy chase across Egypt.
Explore the underground of the world's greatest cities.
The truth behind the myths.
Interviews with historical figures in the 1960s though the 1980s.
Each new episode will pit two of the most feared warriors civilization has ever known against each other.
Each episode of Destroyed in Secondsl brings clip after clip of the most shocking destructions captured on film.
The men and aircraft behind the most intense air battles ever waged.
Were dragons real creatures?
Explore empires from across the world and the ages.
Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr’s continuing project to discover who we are and where we come from using family stories, paper trials, and top geneticists and DNA diagnosticians.
VH1's historical and entertaining look into a variety of subjects: the greatest scandals, one hit wonders, reality TV moments, etc.
The History Channel offers many high quality shorts on a variety of historical topics.
America's top gumshoes prove once again that an object found in an attic or backyard might be anything but ordinary. Exploring historical objects and the stories behind them, History Detectives crisscrosses the country delving into legends, folklore and personal histories to discover potentially extraordinary objects in everyday American homes.
Discover the intricate world of collecting showbiz and pop culture memorabilia: from the Wicked Witch of the West hat and the vintage Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car to Mary Poppins' carpet bag and other unforgettable props and costumes.
Learn about the Earth and how it came to be.
From the crooked borders in the east to the organized boxes in the west, the shapes of the states are more than simple geography. Every line on the map of America is a surprising clue that reveals how the 13 colonies became the 50 states and how an intrepid group of settlers and immigrants built a new nation.
Tagline: Huge loads. Thin ice.
Follow symbologist Ashley Cowie as he travels the world in search of some of history's greatest and most mysterious artifacts. From King Arthur's famous sword to the Lost Ark of the Covenant, all of the elusive items are believed to hold hidden powers and mystical significance for ancient and modern cultures.
Tagline: Welcome to Earth. Population Zero.
A provocative new documentary series where VH1 profiles the nonconformist heroes -- and anti-heroes -- of the 60s and 70s, honoring those icons who challenged the social, political and cultural institutions of the time.
From the Alamo to the latest Warbots, this site has an impressive arsenal of short video segments.
MonsterQuest goes in search of legendary creatures.
America’s hidden museum treasures are revealed, along with the strange, scandalous and intriguing stories behind them.
Experts research mankind''s greatest mysteries.
National Geographic offers high quality features on nature, history, science, and geography.
The end is near. At least that's what the doomsday predictions from Nostradamus, the Book of Revelation, the Mayan "long count" calendar and others would have us believe. Many unsettling forecasts of global destruction even pinpoint the year: 2012. How worried should we be?
Larry crisscrosses the USA, going totally off the beaten path to find the people, places and things that define this nation's unique history.
A miniseries about the Pacific Theatre of World War II.
You never know what will come through that door.
Tagline: Democracy is not a spectator sport.
Stories of the visionaries who shaped a fledgling medium with their creativity, foresight and wisdom.
A series bringing you the best raw footage of some of history's most unbelievable disasters, from jaw-dropping explosions to devastating fires.
The Smithsonian Institution, one of America's premiere historical institutes, presents the award winning Smithsonian Channel. While there are many clips on the site, try the iTunes link for full shows.
Shorts from historical moments.
TIME TEAM AMERICA is a new science/reality series that sends archaeologists on a race against time to excavate historic sites around the nation. The team has 72 hours to uncover the buried secrets of their assigned digs using the latest technology, decades of expertise and their own sharp wits.
Track the colorful history of the automobile.
As twins, Randy and Jason Sklar were born a statistic. For the two stand-up comedians, the obsession with statistics goes deeper – they also love finding the interesting and surprising stories behind them.
Stories of WWII told through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four American towns.
A personal look inside the family history of some of today's most beloved and iconic celebrities.
WWII remembered in High Definition.
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