The History Channel to Premiere New Documentary “After Jackie” on Saturday, June 18





The History Channel to Premiere New Documentary “After Jackie” on Saturday, June 18 at 8PM ET/PT Executive Produced By LeBron James and Stanley Nelson
The documentary tells the often overlooked story of the second wave of talented Black baseball players after Jackie Robinson, including Bill White, Curt Flood and Bob Gibson, who were up next in the fight for racial equality.
[via press release from History]
THE HISTORY(R) CHANNEL PREMIERES ‘AFTER JACKIE’ EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY LEBRON JAMES AND HIS SPORTS EMMY WINNING BRAND ‘UNINTERRUPTED’ AND OSCAR-NOMINATED FILMMAKER STANLEY NELSON IN ASSOCIATION WITH MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ON SATURDAY, JUNE 18 AT 8PM ET/PT

Directed by Andre Gaines, the Two-Hour Documentary Airs In Celebration of the 75th Anniversary Year of Jackie Robinson Breaking the Color Barrier in Major League Baseball and Tells the Untold Story of the Next Generation of Black Baseball Players Who Fought for Racial Equality in the Sport After Robinson

New York, NY – April 15, 2022 – The HISTORY(R) Channel sets the premiere date for its new two-hour documentary “After Jackie” on Saturday, June 18 at 8PM ET/PT and during the 75th anniversary year of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball. Executive produced by UNINTERRUPTED’s LeBron James and Maverick Carter, Emmy Award(R) winning and Academy Award(R) nominated filmmaker Stanley Nelson (“Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre,” “Attica”), critically-acclaimed producer and director Andre Gaines (“The One and Only Dick Gregory,” “The Lady and the Dale”) and in association with Major League Baseball, the documentary tells the often overlooked story of the second wave of talented Black baseball players after Jackie Robinson, including Bill White, Curt Flood and Bob Gibson, who were up next in the fight for racial equality. “After Jackie” honors these brave men and sheds light on the heroic story of how they stepped to the plate and put their lives on the line to integrate baseball and demand a fairer and more inclusive America for African American athletes around the world.

On April 15, 1947, a young Jackie Robinson started at first base with the Brooklyn Dodgers, marking the first time a Black man played in the modern Major Leagues and breaking the color barrier in the sport. Robinson’s incredible accomplishments on the field are even more remarkable when combined with the enormous obstacles he was faced with while achieving them – fighting against segregation, racial discrimination and standing up for the rights of African Americans everywhere. However, when the Hall of Famer retired to continue his efforts off the field, there was still much work to be done in baseball and players including Bill White, Curt Flood, and future Hall of Famer Bob Gibson picked up where Jackie left off. The relentless efforts and sacrifices of these brave men would eventually advance the status of Black players on and off the field, send the league toward greater roster integration, and force the sport of baseball, and the country, to change for the better.

“After Jackie” delves deep into the untold stories of White, Flood and Gibson who refused to let the color of their skin determine the boundaries of their successes and whose resolute determination and tenacity marked a new standard of acceptance and inclusivity within the sport of baseball and ultimately around the world. The film features new and rare interviews with White and Gibson, before his untimely passing, as well as former and current baseball players such as CCSabathia, Mookie Betts, Ken Griffey Jr., Joe Torre, Dave Roberts, Al Downing and Tim McCarver, renowned sports journalists, and unlimited access to Major League Baseball’s expansive media archive chronicling more than a century of baseball history, as well as rarely seen Jackie Robinson footage, to help tell this important story.

Additionally, The History(R) Channel is supporting the Jackie Robinson Foundation’s Scholars program as well as creating robust education guides for schools in conjunction with “After Jackie.”

“After Jackie” is produced for The HISTORY(R) Channel by UNINTERRUPTED and Firelight Films in association with Major League Baseball and in collaboration with The Jackie Robinson Foundation. LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson and Philip Byron are executive producers for UNINTERRUPTED. Stanley Nelson is the executive producer for Firelight Films. Andre Gaines is executive producer and director. Eli Lehrer and Jim Pasquarella are executive producers for The HISTORY(R) Channel. Nick Trotta is the executive producer for Major League Baseball. Matthew Rissmiller is the co-executive producer for UNINTERRUPTED.

A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights to “After Jackie.”

About The HISTORY(R) Channel

The HISTORY(R) channel, a division of A+E Networks, is the premier destination for historical storytelling. From best-in-class documentary events to a signature slate of industry leading nonfiction series and premium fact-based scripted programming, The HISTORY(R) Channel serves as the most trustworthy source of informational entertainment in media. The HISTORY(R) Channel has been named the #1 U.S. TV network in buzz for seven consecutive years by YouGov BrandIndex, and a top favorite TV network by Beta Research Corporation. For a deeper dive, visit  history.com  or follow @history on  Instagram,  Twitter,  Facebook and YouTube.  For additional press materials visit the A+E Networks Press Center at  http://press.aenetworks.com.

About UNINTERRUPTED

UNINTERRUPTED is a Sports Emmy winning athlete empowerment media, experiences and consumer product brand that is part of The SpringHill Company, the media conglomerate spearheaded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter with the mission to empower greatness in every individual. UNINTERRUPTED’s original content properties, including UNINTERRUPTED The Shop, Kneading Dough and More Than An Athlete, are impacting culture and inspiring important conversations within and beyond sport and entertainment.

About Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball (MLB) represents the highest level of professional baseball and is the most historic sports league in the United States. MLB creates, produces and consults on original content inspired by the engaging personalities and compelling storylines at the forefront of today’s game and throughout its robust 150-year history. MLB’s multi-platform media and licensing projects span film, television, audio networks and digital distribution, including diverse and pioneering programming that taps an expansive media archive to cover historical and cultural subjects. Credits include the Academy Award(R)-nominated Moneyball; Box Office hit 42; the critically acclaimed multi-part documentary film “Once Upon a Time in Queens” and Under the Grapefruit Tree: The CC Sabathia Story.

About Firelight Films

Founded by award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson, Firelight Films produces documentaries by and about communities of color. Firelight Films productions have garnered multiple Primetime Emmy, Peabody, IDA, and Sundance awards. Among them, the feature films Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre; Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy; Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool; and The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution. Attica, the latest film from Firelight Films, about the 1971 prison rebellion in upstate New York, for Showtime, is currently nominated for an Academy Award(R) for Best Documentary Feature. Upcoming Firelight Films productions including Becoming Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom for Maryland Public Television/PBS.



The History Channel’s Groundbreaking Nonfiction Series “The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch” Returns





The History Channel’s Groundbreaking Nonfiction Series “The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch” Returns for Season Three on Tuesday May 3 at 10PM ET/PT
Since the 1950s, Skinwalker Ranch and the area around it has been the site of decades of study and worldwide media attention.
[via press release from History]
THE HISTORY(R) CHANNEL’S GROUNDBREAKING NONFICTION SERIES “THE SECRET OF SKINWALKER RANCH” RETURNS FOR SEASON THREE ON TUESDAY MAY 3 AT 10PM ET/PT

New York, NY – March 29, 2022 – The HISTORY(R) Channel’s groundbreaking nonfiction series “The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch” returns for season three on Tuesday, May 3 at 10PM ET/PT before moving to its regular timeslot of 9PM ET/PT. With full, unprecedented access to one of the most infamous and secretive hotspots of paranormal and unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP)-related activities on earth, season three of “The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch” follows the accredited team of scientists, researchers, and experts as they push their experiments beyond anything that has been done on the ranch before. From strange occurrences including unusual spikes in radiation and evidence of mysterious underground structures to inexplicable equipment failures and numerous UAP sightings caught on camera, this 512-acre property located in Utah’s Uinta Basin personifies why truth is often much stranger than fiction.

Since the 1950s, Skinwalker Ranch and the area around it has been the site of decades of study and worldwide media attention. Often referred to as ‘UFO alley,’ this Utah locale has become known for the occurrence of numerous anomalous events and strange UAP-related activity. Over the past two years, the team, led by current ranch owner Brandon Fugal and astrophysicist, aerospace engineer and optical scientist Dr. Travis Taylor, has done numerous scientific experiments to engage the mysterious phenomena on the ranch and this season, they are elevating their investigative journey to new heights, inviting guest investigators to take part in experiments – including former government officials and military officers – and revealing new secrets in an attempt to answer the question: what is really happening on Skinwalker Ranch?

Anchored by never-before-seen footage of the ranch, coupled with the use of cutting-edge surveillance and scanning technology, and an innovative scientific approach to one of the greatest investigations of the 21st century, the team will apply hard science and make shocking discoveries while going further and risking more than anyone has done on the ranch before.

“The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch” is produced for The HISTORY Channel by Prometheus Entertainment. Joe Lessard, David Comtois, Kim Egan, Mark Marinaccio, Matt Crocco and Brandon Fugal serve as Executive Producers for Prometheus Entertainment. Joel Patterson serves as executive producer for Letter 10 Productions. Jennifer Wagman and Mary E. Donahue are the executive producers for The HISTORY Channel.

A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for “The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch.”

About The HISTORY(R) Channel

The HISTORY(R) channel, a division of A+E Networks, is the premier destination for historical storytelling. From best-in-class documentary events, to a signature slate of industry leading nonfiction series and premium fact-based scripted programming, The HISTORY(R) Channel serves as the most trustworthy source of informational entertainment in media. The HISTORY(R) Channel has been named the #1 U.S. TV network in buzz for seven consecutive years by YouGov BrandIndex, and a top favorite TV network by Beta Research Corporation. For a deeper dive, visit  history.com  or follow @history on  Instagram,  Twitter,  Facebook and YouTube.  For additional press materials visit the A+E Networks Press Center at  http://press.aenetworks.com.



A+E Networks and GMC Electrify the Drive Block in New Hummer EV Documentary Special





A+E Networks and GMC Electrify the Drive Block in New Hummer EV Documentary Special
The one-hour feature follows the General Motors team members who helped lead the process of designing and building the 2022 GMC Hummer EV, a first-of-its-kind zero-emissions vehicle.
[via press release from A+E Networks]
A+E NETWORKS AND GMC ELECTRIFY THE DRIVE BLOCK IN NEW HUMMER EV DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL

“REVOLUTION: GMC HUMMER EV” Premieres March 27th at 11am ET on The HISTORY Channel

NEW YORK, NY (March 15, 2022) – A+E Networks and GMC have partnered to present the special “Revolution: GMC HUMMER EV,” which documents the launch of the company’s first all-electric pickup. The one-hour feature follows the General Motors team members who helped lead the process of designing and building the 2022 GMC HUMMER EV, a first-of-its-kind zero-emissions vehicle. “Revolution: GMC HUMMER EV” will premiere in the DRIVE block on The HISTORY Channel on Sunday, March 27 at 11am ET, with an encore presentation on FYI on Thursday March 31 at 9pm. The documentary will also be available through The HISTORY Channel on digital, VOD and Hulu, as well as GMC’s YouTube channel starting Sunday, April 3.

“A+E Networks is proud to collaborate with GMC to bring car enthusiasts behind-the-scenes of the making the 2022 GMC HUMMER EV, GMC’s first all-electric vehicle,” said Mike Buccella, VP of Enthusiast Ad Sales, A+E Networks. “DRIVE viewers on The HISTORY Channel and FYI have an incredible passion for automotive innovation and adventure and this documentary delivers those in spades.”

The film will go behind-the-scenes of key moments in the development of the all-electric supertruck as the team pushes the limits of the GMC HUMMER EV on snow and ice in the freezing temperatures of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Then, head to the scorching heat of Moab, Utah as they cross the desert and steep red rocks to fine-tune the truck’s off-road capability.

“Having grown up in an automotive family, the opportunity to go behind the scenes of the creation of a vehicle as iconic as the GMC HUMMER EV was one I simply couldn’t pass up,” said Sean King O’Grady, director of the film. “What we discovered when we started capturing this process was far more fascinating than what we could have hoped for. We witnessed GM’s first major entry into perhaps the greatest transformation of the auto industry in nearly a century, being executed by a bold and passionate team who inspired us more each day, giving us unfettered access to every step of this incredible journey.”

The 2022 GMC HUMMER EV was launched in record time and the documentary crew’s unfettered access captured every step of the process from inception to start of production. The documentary will also provide viewers a glimpse into GM’s testing and development facilities, previously unseen by the public, and feature the build-out and retooling of facilities and technologies that reinforce GM’s commitment to an all-electric future.

ABOUT GMC

With a strong foundation of manufacturing trucks since 1902 and now selling in a dozen countries across the world, GMC offers purpose-built vehicles designed and engineered to the highest standard. From the all-new compact SUV Terrain to the Sierra HD, our trucks and crossovers deliver GMC’s signature combination of intuitive technologies and premium execution, with the popular Denali sub-brand representing the pinnacle of GMC design, performance and amenities. Details on all GMC models are available at www.gmc.com, on Twitter at @GMC or at www.facebook.com/gmc.

ABOUT A+E NETWORKS

A+E Networks(R) is a global content company comprised of some of the most popular and culturally relevant brands in media, including A&E(R), Lifetime(R), The HISTORY Channel(TM), LMN(R), FYI,(R), VICE TV(R) and Blaze(R). A+E Networks’ portfolio extends across platforms and genres with a scripted production division, A+E Studios(TM); unscripted production, Six West Media(TM); and independent film unit, A&E IndieFilms(R). A+E Networks Digital(TM) includes watch apps, games, FAST channels, AVOD, and SVOD products Lifetime Movie Club(R) and HISTORY Vault(R); and podcasts such as History This Week(TM). A+E Consumer Enterprises(TM) includes experiential/branded live events such as HISTORYTalks(TM) and E-commerce; and A+E Networks International(R) includes branded channels, content distribution and scripted/unscripted co-productions around the world. A+E Networks’ content reaches more than 414 million households in 200 territories in 40 languages. A+E Networks is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/aenetworks and Facebook at facebook.com/AENetworks.



The History Channel to Premiere Special Episode “Shackleton’s Endurance: The Lost Ice Ship Found”





The History Channel to Premiere Special Episode “Shackleton’s Endurance: The Lost Ice Ship Found” as Part of “History’s Greatest Mysteries” on Tuesday, March 22
This new 90-minute special will serve as a continuation of the network’s commitment to telling the complete Shackleton story following the previously aired “Endurance: The Hunt for Shackleton’s Ice Ship” which chronicled the first, ground-breaking expedition to locate the lost ship by the same leadership team on the same vessel in 2019.
[via press release from History]
THE HISTORY(R) CHANNEL TO PREMIERE ‘SHACKLETON’S ENDURANCE: THE LOST ICE SHIP FOUND’ A SPECIAL EPISODE OF THE ‘HISTORY’S GREATEST MYSTERIES’ PREMIUM DOCUMENTARY STRAND ON TUESDAY, MARCH 22 AT 10PM ET/PT FOLLOWING THE RECENT DISCOVERY

NEW SPECIAL WILL SERVE AS A DEFINITIVE LOOK AT SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON’S HISTORIC AND ILL-FATED 1914 ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION AND THE RELENTLESS MISSION TO FIND THE CENTURY-OLD SHIPWRECK

New York, NY – March 10, 2022 – Following recent news of the history-making discovery of Shackleton’s ship The Endurance, The HISTORY Channel sets premiere date for “Shackleton’s Endurance: The Lost Ice Ship Found” which will serve as a definitive look at Sir Ernest Shackleton’s historic and ill-fated 1914 Antarctic expedition resulting in the loss of his highly revered ship, Endurance, as well as maritime archaeologists’ relentless mission to find this holy grail of shipwrecks. This new 90-minute special will serve as a continuation of the network’s commitment to telling the complete Shackleton story following the previously aired “Endurance: The Hunt for Shackleton’s Ice Ship” which chronicled the first, ground-breaking expedition to locate the lost ship by the same leadership team on the same vessel in 2019. The two-hour doc which originally aired on November 28, 2020, as part of the network’s nonfiction strand “History’s Greatest Mysteries,” hosted and narrated by Academy Award(R) nominee and Emmy Award(R) winner Laurence Fishburne, was the result of two years of planning and over $250 million spent in cutting edge technology utilizing the same vessel — the S.A. Agulhas II — that many of the same crew are currently aboard when their news made international headlines this morning. “Shackleton’s Endurance: The Lost Ice Ship Found” premieres Tuesday, March 22 at 10 PM ET/PT on The HISTORY Channel and will air as a special installment of the “History’s Greatest Mysteries” premium documentary strand.

“As the documentarians of history, The HISTORY Channel has been at the forefront of telling the story of Shackleton and the Endurance for decades. Following this groundbreaking discovery by the Endurance22 expedition, this special will tell the complete story from the ill-fated voyage in 1914 to this week’s incredible find. We are thrilled to continue to chronicle the story of this legendary shipwreck and explorer,” said Eli Lehrer, Executive Vice President & Head of Programming for the HISTORY Channel.

In 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton led an expedition to Antarctica in the hopes of being the first to cross the continent on foot but soon after arrival, Shackleton’s ship – Endurance – was destroyed by shifting glaciers, and he was tasked with leading his 27 men across the tundra, on an epic struggle for survival. Shackleton’s battle against the odds and his unfailing commitment to bring all his men out alive turned him into a legend that still inspires today. The Endurance is as illustrious as the Titanic, yet it had remained lost for over a century and its final resting ground had always remained as one of the greatest polar mysteries until this week when the Endurance22 expedition team made the announcement they successfully located the shipwreck of Shackleton’s famed Endurance.

About The HISTORY(R) Channel

The HISTORY(R) channel, a division of A+E Networks, is the premier destination for historical storytelling. From best-in-class documentary events, to a signature slate of industry leading nonfiction series and premium fact-based scripted programming, The HISTORY(R) Channel serves as the most trustworthy source of informational entertainment in media. The HISTORY(R) Channel has been named the #1 U.S. TV network in buzz for seven consecutive years by YouGov BrandIndex, and a top favorite TV network by Beta Research Corporation. For a deeper dive, visit  history.com  or follow @history on  Instagram,  Twitter,  Facebook and YouTube.  For additional press materials visit the A+E Networks Press Center at  http://press.aenetworks.com.



The History Channel Orders New Nonfiction Series “Five Families”





The History Channel Orders New Nonfiction Series “Five Families” Executive Produced by Emmy Award Winner Ray Liotta and Propagate About the Rise and Fall of the American Mafia
The series will follow the Mob from its explosive and violent growth in Prohibition, its golden age of domination in the 1970s and 1980s, up through its heated war with law enforcement – a feud they ultimately lost.
[via press release from History]
THE HISTORY(R) CHANNEL ORDERS NEW NONFICTION SERIES “FIVE FAMILIES” EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY EMMY AWARD(R) WINNER RAY LIOTTA AND PROPAGATE ABOUT THE RISE AND FALL OF THE AMERICAN MAFIA

New York, NY – March 2, 2022 – The HISTORY Channel greenlights “Five Families,” a new nonfiction series executive produced by Ray Liotta and Propagate about the dramatic rise and fall of the New York’s mafia’s five families – Genovese, Gambino, Bonnano, Colombo and Lucchese. For decades these five families ruled New York and built the American Mafia into an underworld empire. The series will follow the Mob from its explosive and violent growth in Prohibition, its golden age of domination in the 1970s and 1980s, up through its heated war with law enforcement – a feud they ultimately lost.

The eight part, one-hour series is based on Selwyn Raab’s New York Times best-selling book Five Families: The Rise, Decline and Resurgence of America’s Most Powerful Mafia Empires.

“Whether it’s power, money, status or living by your own rules at a time when the American Dream seemed out of reach for so many, there’s a reason why there’s so much public intrigue around the mafia and why it continues to be a pop culture mainstay,” said Liotta. “I’m excited to partner with The HISTORY Channel to tell the origin stories of New York’s five families, chronicling their rise to the top as well as their eventual demise while weaving together the historical significance of the times that allowed their power to carry on across decades.”

“Five Families” is produced for The HISTORY Channel by Propagate. Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens serve as executive producers for Propagate. Ray Liotta is executive producer. Michael Stiller is executive producer for The HISTORY Channel.

A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for the above program.

About The HISTORY(R) Channel

The HISTORY(R) channel, a division of A+E Networks, is the premier destination for historical storytelling. From best-in-class documentary events, to a signature slate of industry leading nonfiction series and premium fact-based scripted programming, The HISTORY(R) Channel serves as the most trustworthy source of informational entertainment in media. The HISTORY(R) Channel has been named the #1 U.S. TV network in buzz for seven consecutive years by YouGov BrandIndex, and a top favorite TV network by Beta Research Corporation. For a deeper dive, visit  history.com  or follow @history on  Instagram,  Twitter,  Facebook and YouTube.  For additional press materials visit the A+E Networks Press Center at  http://press.aenetworks.com.

About Propagate

Founded in 2015 by Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens, who pioneered the global format business in the late 1990s, Propagate has offices in Los Angeles, New York and Paris. Propagate’s documentary credits include the Emmy-nominated Hillary for Hulu; LFG for HBO Max in partnership with CNN Films; the Untold franchise, November 13: Attack on Paris, Haunted, and the recently announced Anna Nicole Smith documentary for Netflix; Burning and Lore for Amazon Prime Video; recurring true crime series City Confidential for A&E Network; and Notre Dame: Our Lady of Paris for ABC. Unscripted series include American Song Contest for NBC, an adaptation of the iconic Eurovision Song Contest; Go-Big Show for TBS; In Search Of and Kings of Pain for History Channel; Million Dollar Wheels for Discovery+; Baking Impossible, Prank Encounters, and the upcoming Latin music competition series La Firma for Netflix. Scripted credits include Rebelde Way for Netflix; Charmed for The CW, Blood and Treasure and Broke for CBS; along with Let’s Be Real and Our Kind of People for FOX, starring Yaya DaCosta and Morris Chestnut. Propagate also created and produced the original podcasts “An Oral History of The Office” with Spotify; and “The Office Deep Dive with Brian Baumgartner” and “XOXO with Jessica Szohr” with iHeartMedia. Propagate’s expanding portfolio of companies includes Electus (You vs. Wild, Running Wild With Bear Grylls, Jane the Virgin, Fashion Star), Big Breakfast (Adam Ruins Everything, Hot Date), Notional (Chopped franchise), talent management firms Artists First, Authentic Talent & Literary Management and Select Management, and Spanish-language content division Propagate Fuego.



The History Channel Taps Actor Pierce Brosnan to Host New Nonfiction Series





The History Channel Taps Actor Pierce Brosnan to Host New Nonfiction Series “History’s Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan” Unraveling the Stories Behind the Most Elaborate Real-Life Heists in History
Hosted by Pierce Brosnan, the eight-episode series from Big Fish Entertainment and Anchor Entertainment delves into the deep layers behind each brazen heist, how they were executed and the way their legacies live on today.
[via press release from History]
THE HISTORY(R) CHANNEL TAPS ACTOR PIERCE BROSNAN TO HOST NEW NONFICTION SERIES “HISTORY’S GREATEST HEISTS WITH PIERCE BROSNAN” UNRAVELING THE STORIES BEHIND THE MOST ELABORATE REAL-LIFE HEISTS IN HISTORY

New York, NY – March 2, 2022 – The HISTORY Channel greenlights the new one-hour nonfiction series “History’s Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan,” going inside the most unbelievable, elaborate real-life heists that have taken place throughout history – from the Wilcox train robbery of 1899 to Boston’s Great Brink robbery in 1950. Hosted by Pierce Brosnan, the eight-episode series from Big Fish Entertainment and Anchor Entertainment delves into the deep layers behind each brazen heist, how they were executed and the way their legacies live on today.

Through stylized cinematic recreations and state-of-the-art VFX, “History’s Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan” tells the stories behind iconic capers and how their heists were carried out. Each episode examines the story of one unbelievable heist – breaking down every aspect including the team, the mark, the plan, how they carried it out, and the fallout.

“Great heist stories are thrilling, and when well told, have the ability to bring the viewer along as almost a co-conspirator to the crime itself,” said Brosnan.” “I look forward to traveling back in time to break down the astonishing history behind these true-life heists from the analysis of the masterminds themselves to the elaborate schemes that have transcended time.”

“As long as there’s been currency, people have hatched schemes to try to take it for themselves,” said Eli Lehrer, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for The HISTORY Channel. “From the earliest horse-back train robbery of the wild west to today’s intricate capers, heists across history have become legends and who better to take viewers through this exciting, high stakes journey than Pierce.”

“History’s Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan” is produced for The HISTORY Channel by Big Fish Entertainment and Anchor Entertainment. Dan Cesareo, Lucilla D’Agostino and Jordana Starr serve as executive producers for Big Fish Entertainment. Ethan Goldman is executive producer for Anchor Entertainment. Mary E. Donahue and Jennifer Wagman are executive producers for The HISTORY Channel.

A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for the above program.

About The HISTORY(R) Channel

The HISTORY(R) channel, a division of A+E Networks, is the premier destination for historical storytelling. From best-in-class documentary events, to a signature slate of industry leading nonfiction series and premium fact-based scripted programming, The HISTORY(R) Channel serves as the most trustworthy source of informational entertainment in media. The HISTORY(R) Channel has been named the #1 U.S. TV network in buzz for seven consecutive years by YouGov BrandIndex, and a top favorite TV network by Beta Research Corporation. For a deeper dive, visit  history.com  or follow @history on  Instagram,  Twitter,  Facebook and YouTube.  For additional press materials visit the A+E Networks Press Center at  http://press.aenetworks.com.

About Big Fish Entertainment

Big Fish Entertainment, an MGM Company, is a full-service production company that creates multi-platform, visually driven content that compels and entertains audiences with the “unexpected.” Founded in 2006 by President Dan Cesareo, Big Fish has since produced more than 1000 hours of award-winning and top-rated programming in the live, unscripted reality, lifestyle and documentary space. Big Fish series and credits include History’s Greatest Heists with Pierce Brosnan (History); America’s Top Dog, Live Rescue and Animals Saved My Life (A&E); Ugliest House in America, Martha Knows Best, and A White House Christmas (HGTV); A White House Thanksgiving with First Lady Jill Biden, and the Emmy-nominated Amy Schumer Learns to Cook and (Food); Regular Heroes (Amazon); the Black Ink Crew franchise; mental health special In Session Live With Dr. Jessand Girls Cruise (VH1); Hustle & Soul (WE tv); Chris Paul’s Chapter 3 (ESPN); Snap’s Driven and Swae Meets World; Tattoo Girls (TLC); How Far Is Tattoo Far? (MTV); Animal ER Live (Nat Geo WILD); and Truth Behind the Moon Landing (Science Channel), as well as the Gates Foundation’s Reality PD public schools project. For more information, visit bigfishusa.com.



The History Channel Teams with Peyton Manning





The History Channel Teams with Peyton Manning and Omaha Productions to Greenlight Two New Series
Manning will host and executive produce the one-hour nonfiction series “History’s Greatest of All-Time with Peyton Manning” from Omaha Productions and Six West Media group and serve as executive producer of the new competition series “The Einstein Challenge” from Omaha Productions and Citizen Jones.
[via press release from History]
THE HISTORY(R) CHANNEL TEAMS WITH PEYTON MANNING AND OMAHA PRODUCTIONS TO GREENLIGHT TWO NEW SERIES

MANNING TO HOST AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCE NONFICTION SERIES ‘HISTORY’S GREATEST OF ALL-TIME’ THROWING TO FASCINATING STORIES OF G.O.A.T’s THROUGHOUT HISTORY AND WILL EXECUTIVE PRODUCE ‘THE EINSTEIN CHALLENGE’ A COMPETITION SERIES THAT TESTS THE WORLD’S SMARTEST EXPERTS TO EXPLAIN HISTORY TO KIDS

New York, NY – March 2, 2022 – The HISTORY(R) Channel partners with Peyton Manning and his company Omaha Productions to greenlight two new series, it was announced today by Eli Lehrer, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for The HISTORY Channel. Manning will host and executive produce the one-hour nonfiction series “History’s Greatest of All-Time with Peyton Manning” from Omaha Productions and Six West MediaTM group and serve as executive producer of the new competition series “The Einstein Challenge” from Omaha Productions and Citizen Jones.

Each week during “History’s Greatest of All-Time with Peyton Manning” host Manning will count down the greatest of all-time in a single category, from the greatest General to the greatest inventor or President. The network has ordered eight, one-hour episodes of the nonfiction series.

Albert Einstein is credited with saying that if you can’t explain something to a kid, you don’t know it yourself. The world is complicated and sometimes we need things explained to us like we’re kids. “The Einstein Challenge” will do just that! In each half-hour episode, two world-class experts will compete to see who can best explain seriously complicated concepts to a panel of kids. This fun and educational show will break down the world’s biggest questions in a way anyone can understand such as how does an airplane fly or how bad was the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius.

“The HISTORY Channel has long been a leader in original programming that informs and entertains audiences,” said Manning, Omaha Productions Founder. “As a longtime history buff, I couldn’t be more excited for Omaha to team up with great historians and producers to create these two shows that celebrate history and uncover stories in a fun way.”

“We are thrilled to recruit Peyton to our team at The HISTORY Channel,” said Lehrer. “To have one of the greatest in sports history educate us about the most fascinating G.O.A.T’s throughout time, coupled with him producing a smart, witty new show with kids, is unparalleled and we can’t wait to bring these new shows to our audience.”

“History’s Greatest of All-Time with Peyton Manning” is executive produced for The HISTORY Channel by Omaha Productions and Six West MediaTM group. Peyton Manning is executive producer for Omaha Productions. Steve Ascher is executive producer for Six West MediaTM group. Mary E. Donahue and Brooke Townsend are executive producers for The HISTORY Channel.

“The Einstein Challenge” is executive produced for The HISTORY Channel by Omaha Productions and Citizen Jones. Peyton Manning is executive producer for Omaha Productions. Jonah Bekhor and Jonas Bell Pasht are executive producers for Citizen Jones. Mike Stiller and Amy Savitsky are executive producers for The HISTORY Channel.

A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for the above programs.

About The HISTORY(R) Channel

The HISTORY(R) channel, a division of A+E Networks, is the premier destination for historical storytelling. From best-in-class documentary events, to a signature slate of industry leading nonfiction series and premium fact-based scripted programming, The HISTORY(R) Channel serves as the most trustworthy source of informational entertainment in media. The HISTORY(R) Channel has been named the #1 U.S. TV network in buzz for seven consecutive years by YouGov BrandIndex, and a top favorite TV network by Beta Research Corporation. For a deeper dive, visit  history.com  or follow @history on  Instagram , Twitter , Facebook and YouTube.  For additional press materials visit the A+E Networks Press Center at  http://press.aenetworks.com.

About Omaha Productions

Omaha Productions is an entertainment company launched by Peyton Manning following his retirement from the NFL. Omaha focuses on developing content that champions hard work, encourages the pursuit of passion, and celebrates community. Omaha Productions executive produces ESPN’s Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli along with alternative telecasts for college football, golf, and the UFC. Thecompany also serves as executive producer on NFL Honors and ESPN+’s PLACES franchise featuring series from Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Abby Wambach, Vince Carter, David Ortiz, and Ronda Rousey. Premiering in 2022 will be a new Netflix documentary series following sports collectables magnate Ken Goldin. Visit www.omahaproductions.com for more information.



The History Channel Expands Partnership with “Good Morning America” Co-Anchor Robin Roberts





The History Channel Expands Partnership with “Good Morning America” Co-Anchor Robin Roberts and RadicalMedia to Greenlight “Harlem Hellfighters” Four-Part Documentary Event About the Couragous World War I Military Infantry Unit
“As the proud daughter of a Tuskegee Airman, the first Black aviators in U.S Military history fighting in World War II, I believe their predecessors deserve to be as well-known so we’re telling this story to restore the HellFighters rightful place as fierce warriors and American heroes,” said Roberts.
[via press release from History]
THE HISTORY(R) CHANNEL EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP WITH “GOOD MORNING AMERICA” CO-ANCHOR ROBIN ROBERTS AND RADICALMEDIA TO GREENLIGHT “HARLEM HELLFIGHTERS” FOUR-PART DOCUMENTARY EVENT ABOUT THE COURAGOUS WORLD WAR I MILITARY INFANTRY UNIT

New York, NY – March 2, 2022 – The HISTORY Channel greenlights the new four-part documentary event “Harlem Hellfighters” executive produced by “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts. Produced by Rock’n RobinProductions and RadicalMedia, the miniseries will bring the complex and courageous story of the Harlem Hellfighters to life through the eyes of three men: band leader James Europe and Privates Henry Johnson and Horace Pippin.

“As the proud daughter of a Tuskegee Airman, the first Black aviators in U.S Military history fighting in World War II, I believe their predecessors deserve to be as well-known so we’re telling this story to restore the HellFighters rightful place as fierce warriors and American heroes,” said Robin Roberts.

A century ago, after intensive lobbying by civic leaders, an all-black regiment was formed in New York as the U.S. geared up to enter World War I. The group, which began as New York’s 15th infantry with most members from Harlem, faced intense racism at home as they trained and later confronted shocking discrimination in the field during the war. They were assigned to fight the Germans not alongside U.S. troops, but as part of the French Army; their own countrymen refused to fight with them. Even so, the men fought ferociously in the war’s horror filled trenches. They displayed extraordinary courage in battle after battle, earning the name Harlem Hellfighters and France’s highest military honor, the Croix de Guerre. The Hellfighters spent an unprecedented 191 days in combat, longer than any other American unit in the war. But unlike World War II’s famed Tuskegee Airmen, their story has not been fully told – until now.

“Harlem Hellfighters” marks the second documentary executive produced by Robin Roberts for The HISTORY Channel, after the previously aired “Tuskegee Airman: Legacy of Courage” which celebrated the heroism, legacy, and contributions of America’s first Black military pilots.

In addition to “Harlem Hellfighters,” RadicalMedia has proudly produced the previously aired “Abraham Lincoln” and “Grant” along with the upcoming “Theodore Roosevelt” as part of their ongoing collaboration with The HISTORY Channel.

“Harlem Hellfighters” is produced for The HISTORY Channel by Rock’n RobinProductions and RadicalMedia. Robin Roberts and Reni Calister serve as executive producers for Rock’n RobinProductions. Dave Sirulnick, Jon Kamen and Meredith Bennett serve as executive producers for RadicalMedia. Mary E. Donahue is executive producer for The HISTORY Channel.

A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for “Harlem Hellfighters.”

About The HISTORY(R) Channel

The HISTORY(R) channel, a division of A+E Networks, is the premier destination for historical storytelling. From best-in-class documentary events, to a signature slate of industry leading nonfiction series and premium fact-based scripted programming, The HISTORY(R) Channel serves as the most trustworthy source of informational entertainment in media. The HISTORY(R) Channel has been named the #1 U.S. TV network in buzz for seven consecutive years by YouGov BrandIndex, and a top favorite TV network by Beta Research Corporation. For a deeper dive, visit n history.com  or follow @history on  Instagram,  Twitter,  Facebook and YouTube.  For additional press materials visit the A+E Networks Press Center at  http://press.aenetworks.com.



The History Channel Greenlights Four-Part Documentary Event “Sitting Bull”





The History Channel Greenlights Four-Part Documentary Event “Sitting Bull” Executive Produced by Stephen David Entertainment, Appian Way Productions and Illuminative About the Incredible Life of the Legendary Lakota Chief
A fierce warrior, loving father, and holy man, the story of Sitting Bull provides a new perspective on the United States as the nation rapidly evolved around the legendary figure.
[via press release from History]
THE HISTORY(R) CHANNEL GREENLIGHTS FOUR-PART DOCUMENTARY EVENT “SITTING BULL” EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY STEPHEN DAVID ENTERTAINMENT, APPIAN WAY PRODUCTIONS AND ILLUMINATIVE ABOUT THE INCREDIBLE LIFE OF THE LEGENDARY LAKOTA CHIEF

New York, NY – March 2, 2022 – The HISTORY Channel greenlights the four-part documentary event, “Sitting Bull,” from Appian Way Productions’ Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson and Stephen David Entertainment, a Banijay Group Company that traces the incredible life of the legendary Hunkpapa Lakota chief. A fierce warrior, loving father, and holy man, the story of Sitting Bull provides a new perspective on the United States as the nation rapidly evolved around the legendary figure. The production has committed itself to ensuring Lakota community involvement. Larry Pourier, an Oglala Lakota consultant with over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry advising on Native American TV and film projects and IllumiNative, a Native woman-led non-profit organization focused on increasing Native representation in media in front of and behind the camera, will serve as consultants and advisors on “Sitting Bull.” Both Pourier and IllumiNative will work in partnership to ensure Lakota involvement in all aspects of the production, including cultural advisors, writers, producers, and actors. Told with expert interviews, premium reenactments, and rich archival material, “Sitting Bull” will detail seminal moments and key figures in Native American history including the Battle of Little Big Horn, Washita Massacre, Crazy Horse, Battle of Cedar Creek and the Wounded Knee Massacre.

“HISTORY is committed to delivering diverse storytelling that showcases pivotal moments in our history and ‘Sitting Bull’ tells the story of America through an important lens – a Native American hero that immensely influenced the story of our nation,” said Eli Lehrer, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for The HISTORY Channel. “We are privileged to partner again with Leo and Stephen and collaborate with Larry and IllumiNative to bring to life a crucial chapter of American history through new voices and perspectives both in front of and behind the camera.”

“Sitting Bull” is produced for The HISTORY Channel by Stephen David Entertainment, Appian Way Productions and IllumiNative. Stephen David is executive producer for Stephen David Entertainment. Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson and Phillip Watson serve as executive producers for Appian Way Productions. Crystal Echo Hawk is executive producer for IllumiNative. Larry Pourier will also serve as executive producer. Mary E. Donahue and Zachary Behr are executive producers for The HISTORY Channel.

A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for “Sitting Bull.”

About The HISTORY(R) Channel

The HISTORY(R) channel, a division of A+E Networks, is the premier destination for historical storytelling. From best-in-class documentary events, to a signature slate of industry leading nonfiction series and premium fact-based scripted programming, The HISTORY(R) Channel serves as the most trustworthy source of informational entertainment in media. The HISTORY(R) Channel has been named the #1 U.S. TV network in buzz for seven consecutive years by YouGov BrandIndex, and a top favorite TV network by Beta Research Corporation. For a deeper dive, visit  history.com or follow @history on  Instagram,  Twitter,  Facebook and YouTube.  For additional press materials visit the A+E Networks Press Center at  http://press.aenetworks.com.

About IllumiNative

IllumiNative is a Native woman-led racial and social justice organization dedicated to increasing the visibility of – and challenging the narrative about – Native peoples. Our mission is to build power for Native peoples by amplifying contemporary Native voices, stories, and issues to advance justice, equity, and self-determination. We envision a future where the self-determination and sovereignty of Native peoples is respected and supported; where our children see themselves reflected in the world around them; and where Native peoples author and drive our own narrative.

About Appian Way Productions

Appian Way Productions is a Los Angeles-based film and television production company founded by Leonardo DiCaprio. Jennifer Davisson serves as president of production. The company has put forth strong efforts to gain headway in the documentary world, especially as it pertains to progressive environmental change. Appian Way recently worked in partnership with the History Channel on “Grant,” and National Geographic to produce “Before the Flood,” a documentary film that sheds light on that aforementioned change. It also worked with Netflix on the Academy Award(R)-nominated Virunga, directed by Orlando von Einsiedel, and Kip Anderson’s Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret. Appian is in partnership with Netflix on several additional documentaries, including critically acclaimed The Ivory Game, How to Change the World and Catching the Sun. Recently released projects included Sea of Shadows with National Geographic, Ice on Fire with HBO, And We Go Green for Hulu, Eli Roth’s Fin for Discovery+ and the Loneliest Whale. Appian currently is in production on Shining Girls for Apple+ starring Elizabeth Moss.

About Stephen David Entertainment

Stephen David Entertainment (SDE) – a Banijay Group Company – is an Emmy(R) Award-winning, New York-based production company known for popularizing the “docudrama” format. SDE has created many of the genre’s most critically acclaimed series including, The Men Who Built America (History), The World Wars (History) and The Making of the Mob (AMC), Roman Empire (Netflix), American Genius (Nat Geo), and The Titans That Built America (History). SDE also produces select scripted projects, such as Sons of Liberty (History), and award-winning documentaries, such as Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle (Sundance).



The History Channel Greenlights “After Jackie”





The History Channel Greenlights “After Jackie” Executive Produced by LeBron James and His Sports Emmy Winning Brand “Uninterrupted” and Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker Stanley Nelson in Association with Major League Baseball
The two-hour film tells the story of the second wave of Black baseball players after Jackie Robinson – such as Bill White, Curt Flood and Bob Gibson – who were up next in the fight for equality.
[via press release from History]
THE HISTORY(R) CHANNEL GREENLIGHTS “AFTER JACKIE” EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY LEBRON JAMES AND HIS SPORTS EMMY WINNING BRAND “UNINTERRUPTED” AND OSCAR-NOMINATED FILMMAKER STANLEY NELSON IN ASSOCIATION WITH MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

DIRECTED BY ANDRE GAINES, THE TWO-HOUR DOCUMENTARY TO TELL THE STORY OF THE GENERATION OF BLACK BASEBALL PLAYERS THAT FOLLOWED JACKIE ROBINSON FIGHTING TO COMMAND CHANGE IN THE SPORT

New York, NY – February 25, 2022 – The HISTORY(R) Channel greenlights the documentary “After Jackie” from LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s Sports Emmy award winning brand UNINTERRUPTED, Firelight Films and in association with Major League Baseball and in collaboration with The Jackie Robinson Foundation. Executive produced by James, Carter, Emmy Award(R) winning and Academy Award(R) nominated director Stanley Nelson and critically-acclaimed producer and directorAndre Gaines, the two-hour film tells the story of the second wave of Black baseball players after Jackie Robinson – such as Bill White, Curt Flood and Bob Gibson – who were up next in the fight for equality. Directed by Andre Gaines and based largely on Jackie Robinson’s private letters, “After Jackie” honors these brave men – many whose stories are unknown – who put their lives on the line to integrate baseball and demand a fairer, more inclusive America for African American athletes around the world.

Robinson’s courageous efforts to stand against the racial prejudices he faced during his baseball career and beyond are frequently acknowledged and honored around the sport and around the country. “After Jackie” delves into the untold stories that followed, of the iconic teams like the St Louis Cardinals and players Bill White, Curt Flood and Bob Gibson who refused to let the color of their skin determine the boundaries of their successes and ultimately changed the game of baseball, and America, for the better. The film features rare interviews with former and current baseball players such as CC Sabathia and Mookie Betts, and Major League Baseball has provided unlimited access to its expansive media archive chronicling more than a century of baseball history to help tell this important story.

“As a lifelong fan of baseball, I’m thrilled to be presenting this in-depth documentary on some of the lesser-known legends who followed in Jackie Robinson’s footsteps to push past racial barriers in order to make Major League Baseball more inclusive,” said Executive Producer Stanley Nelson. “I’m excited to work with Andre Gaines on this project and am grateful to The HISTORY Channel, UNINTERRUPTED, Major League Baseball, and The Jackie Robinson Foundation for making this film possible.”

“Everyone knows about the bravery Jackie Robinson exhibited in April 1947, but they probably don’t know about the tenacious men who followed him that continued to demand the game of baseball reflect the diversity of the world in which we live in,” said Eli Lehrer, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming of The HISTORY Channel. “HISTORY is proud to partner again with LeBron and Stanley and with Major League Baseball to create a powerful documentary that showcases the courage, grit and relentless determination of the baseball players that rose up after Jackie to alter the course of history for the better.”

“After Jackie” is produced for The HISTORY(R) Channel by UNINTERRUPTED and Firelight Films in association with Major League Baseball and in collaboration with The Jackie Robinson Foundation. LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson and Philip Byron are executive producers for UNINTERRUPTED. Stanley Nelson is the executive producer for Firelight Films. Andre Gaines is executive producer and director. Eli Lehrer and Jim Pasquarella are executive producers for The HISTORY(R)Channel. Nick Trotta is the executive producer for Major League Baseball. Matthew Rissmiller is the co-executive producer for UNINTERRUPTED.

A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights to “After Jackie.”

About The HISTORY(R) Channel

The HISTORY(R) channel, a division of A+E Networks, is the premier destination for historical storytelling. From best-in-class documentary events, to a signature slate of industry leading nonfiction series and premium fact-based scripted programming, The HISTORY(R) Channel serves as the most trustworthy source of informational entertainment in media. The HISTORY(R) Channel has been named the #1 U.S. TV network in buzz for seven consecutive years by YouGov BrandIndex, and a top favorite TV network by Beta Research Corporation. For a deeper dive, visit  history.com  or follow @history on  Instagram,  Twitter,  Facebook and YouTube.  For additional press materials visit the A+E Networks Press Center at  http://press.aenetworks.com.

About UNINTERRUPTED

UNINTERRUPTED is a Sports Emmy winning athlete empowerment media, experiences and consumer product brand that is part of The SpringHill Company, the media conglomerate spearheaded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter with the mission to empower greatness in every individual. UNINTERRUPTED’s original content properties, including The Shop: UNINTERRUPTED, Kneading Dough and More Than An Athlete, are impacting culture and inspiring important conversations within and beyond sport and entertainment.

About Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball (MLB) represents the highest level of professional baseball and is the most historic sports league in the United States. MLB creates, produces and consults on original content inspired by the engaging personalities and compelling storylines at the forefront of today’s game and throughout its robust 150-year history. MLB’s multi-platform media and licensing projects span film, television, audio networks and digital distribution, including diverse and pioneering programming that taps an expansive media archive to cover historical and cultural subjects. Credits include the Academy Award(R)-nominated Moneyball; Box Office hit 42; the critically acclaimed multi-part documentary film “Once Upon a Time in Queens” and Under the Grapefruit Tree: The CC Sabathia Story.

About Firelight Films

Founded by award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson, Firelight Films produces documentaries by and about communities of color. Firelight Films productions have garnered multiple Primetime Emmy, Peabody, IDA, and Sundance awards. Among them, the feature films Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre; Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy; Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool; and The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution. Attica, the latest film from Firelight Films, about the 1971 prison rebellion in upstate New York, for Showtime, is currently nominated for an Academy Award(R) for Best Documentary Feature. Upcoming Firelight Films productions including Becoming Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom for Maryland Public Television/PBS.