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Air Date: Sun, Oct 14, 2018 9:00 PM
See how Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey merged to create a circus of more than 1,100 people and 1,000 animals, only to limp through the Great Depression against competition from radio and movies.
Air Date: Sat, Oct 13, 2018 9:00 PM
This two-part series follows the rise and fall of the gigantic, traveling tented railroad circus, recounting the era when Circus Day could shut down a town, and circus stars were among the most famous people in the country.
Air Date: Thu, Jun 14, 2018 10:00 PM
Trekker Zay Harding takes on an epic journey across one of the world’s biggest railway networks. These railways were built during the 19th century by the British to move troops and raw materials across the land, and ultimately played a role in the independence of the country a century later.
Air Date: Thu, Jun 7, 2018 10:00 PM
Trekker Zay Harding discovers the checkered and often-dangerous history of the Vietnamese railway. His perilous journey takes him to Hanoi, Hue, the DMZ and Ho Chi Minh City where he meets a general who led the final attack on the Presidential Palace during the Vietnam War.
Air Date: Thu, Mar 15, 2018 10:00 PM
Cuba was one of the first countries in the world to build a railway, back in 1837. At the time, Cuba was the world’s largest sugar producer, and its early railways were designed not with passengers in mind, but to transport sugarcane to the mills, and refined sugar to the ports.
Air Date: Wed, May 3, 2017 9:00 PM
Follow an army of engineers and designers as they tackle the complex challenge of building Crossrail, a massive new subterranean railway deep beneath the streets of London.
Air Date: Wed, Feb 22, 2017 9:00 PM
Trains are essential for moving freight and people throughout the world, but they are far from accident-free. Follow investigators as they probe the wreckage of infamous accidents and watch safety experts test the latest crash prevention designs.
Air Date: Sat, Feb 4, 2017 8:00 PM
This inspiring series celebrates the human-animal bond by telling uplifting stories about shelter pets and the people that help them. This episode, hosted by anthropologist Jane Goodall, features shelter dogs that are trained to protect endangered species.
Air Date: Wed, Dec 14, 2016 8:00 PM
This is the story of the world-famous Lipizzaner stallions, from their origins in ancient times to the almost unknown drama of their rescue in 1945. The program focuses on the bond that develops between horse and rider, beginning at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna.
Air Date: Thu, Sep 29, 2016 10:00 PM
Trekker Zay Harding’s epic adventure in Antarctica begins with sea kayaking and penguin watching in Paradise Harbor. He sails to historic Port Lockrov where he observes the work of Ukrainian biologists, unsuccessfully attempts to climb the treacherous Mount Scott and meets with U.S.
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