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America’s Hidden Stories. Modern historians, equipped with state-of-the-art technology and newly discovered evidence, are rewriting the narratives of our nation’s most iconic stories. Follow teams deep into America’s past as they uncover the truth about the Salem witches, a spy network behind Pearl Harbor, and more.
June 1, 15 & 29:
On the morning of December 7, 1941, Japan’s war machine attacked Pearl Harbor, killing over 2,300 American servicemen. The conventional story is that America was caught sleeping that day and was hit without warning. But newly declassified documents from U.S. Naval Intelligence and the FBI reveal a very different tale, one of Japanese and German spies studying Pearl Harbor long before the assault. So, how were we still caught so tragically off guard? Modern historians are determined to find out.
*This TV program is generally suitable for all audiences, but may contain content that is not of interest to younger children.