THE OBAMA YEARS: THE POWER OF WORDS
President Barack Obama talks with Director of Speechwriting Cody Keenan in the Oval Office, July 23, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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Nightmares will come to life in CRAZY MONSTER, a new Smithsonian Channel series that reveals some of the creepiest, weirdest and most spine-tingling creatures known to man. These are the animals and plants that will make your skin crawl -- and show you things you never thought possible. Episodes feature exotic bats, bugs, snakes, frogs and more -- from the lethal and legendary Venus Fly Trap to the sinister Saltwater Croc. The series premiere of CRAZY MONSTER: SPIDERS debuts Wednesday, January 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. - Photo: Courtesy of Smithsonian Channel - Smithsonian_CrazyMonster_CFI_018
A new Smithsonian Channel series is about to make some noise as some of the biggest names from the recording industry break out their drumsticks, synthesizers, and everything in between to explain the technology and innovations that have provided the soundtrack to our lives. The new six-episode series, ROCK'N'ROLL INVENTIONS premieres Monday, January 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. - Photo: Courtesy of Smithsonian Channel - Smithsonian_RockInventions_Dave_Davies_by_Sky Vision3
MIGHTY SHIP AT WAR: THE QUEEN MARY
The Queen Mary in a scene from Might Ship At War: The Queen Mary - All aboard Smithsonian Channel this August, as the network sets sail on an epic journey to chronicle the spectacular life and times of the singular vessel R.M.S. Queen Mary, as both a luxury passenger liner and a wartime troop ship. MIGHTY SHIP AT WAR: THE QUEEN MARY, a new one-hour special timed to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the famed ocean liner's maiden voyage, will premiere Sunday, August 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel. - - Photo: Courtesy of Smithsonian Channel Copyright: 2016 - SmithsonianChannel_QueenMary16
AMERICA'S NATIONAL PARKS AT 100
Crater Lake from AMERICA'S NATIONAL PARKS AT 100 takes an unexpected view of the first century of our National Park System. The poster-child parks like Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Grand Canyon all have rich scenery and surprising histories. But of the more than 400 places now managed by the Park Service, many are preserved not just for their scenery, but for their importance to the American story, scientific inquiry and preservation of our national treasures. - Photo: Courtesy of Smithsonian Channel Copyright: 2016 - SmithsonianChannel_AmericasNationalParks100_CraterLake
Studio Model of Starship Enterprise - The studio model of the Starship Enterprise from the original Star Trek series underwent an extensive restoration, which was completed in May 2016, and is now on view in the "Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall" at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.
Smithsonian Channel will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek with a two-hour special that will take a look at the lasting influence the original Star Trek series has had on the world. BUILDING STAR TREK will premiere Sunday, September 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel. - Photo by Eric Long /Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum / Courtesy of Smithsonian Channel Copyright: 2016 - SmithsonianChannel_StarshipEnterprise