America: Facts vs. Fiction 2013 | TV Show Watchlist
An exploration of the history of America and its military that sheds light on facts and details that have been long lost, distorted and/or ignored; and that debunks myths, as well.
Premiered: July 10, 2013
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Myths obscure the truth about the Underground Railroad and the Women's Suffrage Movement. Black leaders, not white, dominated the system that brought hundreds of slaves to freedom. And women's fight for the vote was more violent than we remember.
Did an alien spaceship crash in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947? Are scientists reverse-engineering extraterrestrial technology in the Nevada desert's Area 51? Conspiracy theorists have no doubts. But the facts tell a very different story.
Myths surround America's most secret vaults. The interior of Fort Knox looks nothing like it does in the movie "Goldfinger" and the $250 billion of gold in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is protected by low-tech technology built in 1924.
Myths obscure the truth of two pioneering flights. Charles Lindbergh was far from the first man to fly the Atlantic. And the biggest danger astronaut John Glenn faced wasn't a problem with his heat shield during reentry but on the launch pad.
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- Premiered: July 10, 2013
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: An exploration of the history of America and its military that sheds light on facts and details that have been long lost, distorted and/or ignored; and that debunks myths, as well. (more)