Friday, December 28, 2007

HISTORY CHANNEL TV LISTINGS OF POSSIBLE INTEREST TO GENEALOGISTS

Programming Schedule, 12-30-2007 to 12-31-2007

Please Note: All air times are Eastern and subject to change. Check your local listings for broadcast dates and times, and note that History Channel often shows some of its programs more than once on a given day. An HD broadcast of History Channel is available from some satellite and cable TV providers (I have Dish Network HD programming-- as of yesterday).

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Sunday, December 30, 2007
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8-10pm -- Fort Knox: Secrets Revealed -
The U.S. Bullion Depository, better known as Fort Knox, is home of the
United States Army and one of the world's most top secret fortresses.
Hidden deep inside the vault is an estimated $73 billion dollars in
gold. Almost all information about it is classified. Through
interviews with eyewitnesses, rare photos and rarely seen films, we
will construct a picture of what the building might look like. Hear
testimony of those journalists and congressmen who were among the
select few invited inside in 1974. Discover the history and secrets
behind the Army's tank warfare and the classified military
technologies it will use to fight the wars of the future.
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Monday, December 31, 2007
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8-9pm -- Hooked: Illegal Drugs and How They Got That Way - Cocaine.
Derived from South America's coca leaf, cocaine was touted as a
cure-all in the late 19th century and was the secret ingredient in
many medicines and elixirs such as Coca-Cola. But cocaine's allure
quickly diminished as racism entered the picture--the concept of the
"cocaine-crazed Negro" even led police to strengthen the caliber of
their guns from .32 to .38. We'll see how, though it was outlawed in
1914, its popularity soared in the 1980s and '90s and gave birth to a
deadlier form--crack.

Link to the History Channel

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