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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Pochohontas Beyond the Myth
Pocahontas has been a household name since her death 400 years ago -- the most famous Native American woman in history. Her daring rescue of John Smith is enshrined in the dome of the U.S. Capitol as a symbol of democracy itself. But how much of her story is myth? How much is reality? And what is it that has made her so enduring? Using expert interviews with authors, historians, curators and the current Chief of Pocahontas' tribe -- the Pamunkey -- along with archival images and historical recreations, POCAHONTAS: BEYOND THE MYTH traces the true tale of this princess, peacemaker and ambassador. The special premieres on Monday, March 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Photo courtesy Smithsonian Channel.
Americans Underground: Secret City of WW1
Texas emergency physician Jeff Gusky has revealed an underground city and hidden world beneath a French wheat field. Also an explorer and photographer, Gusky has uncovered extraordinary carvings that bring to light new information about the American soldiers who took refuge there during World War I. On the 100th anniversary of WWI, Smithsonian Channel™ exclusively reveals never-before-seen photos and shocking discoveries about these soldiers in the one-hour special AMERICANS UNDERGROUND: SECRET CITY OF WWI, premiering on Monday, March 13, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Photo courtesy Smithsonian Channel
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
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