The History Channel to Unbox the History Behind Some of America’s Most Beloved Toys





The History Channel to Unbox the History Behind Some of America’s Most Beloved Toys and the Brilliant Visionaries Who Brought Them to Life in New Four-Part Docuseries “The Toys That Built America” Premiering Sunday, November 28 at 9PM ET/PT
“The Toys That Built America” chronicles the toy titans whose imaginations soared to build billion-dollar empires, the rivalries that gave rise to the modern toy industry and the history of the visionaries behind iconic products like Monopoly and G.I. Joe.
[via press release from History]
THE HISTORY(R) CHANNEL TO UNBOX THE HISTORY BEHIND SOME OF AMERICA’S MOST BELOVED TOYS AND THE BRILLIANT VISIONARIES WHO BROUGHT THEM TO LIFE IN NEW FOUR-PART DOCUSERIES “THE TOYS THAT BUILT AMERICA” PREMIERING SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28 AT 9PM ET/PT

Network Partners With Blue Star Families For “Mission to Honor” Initiative To Provide Toys and Educational Items to Military Families This Holiday Season

NEW YORK, NY – November 5, 2021 – The HISTORY(R) Channel unboxes the next installment of its popular “That Built” franchise with the new four-part docuseries “The Toys That Built America” premiering Sunday, November 28 at 9PM ET/PT. “The Toys That Built America” chronicles the toy titans whose imaginations soared to build billion-dollar empires, the rivalries that gave rise to the modern toy industry and the history of the visionaries behind iconic products like Monopoly(R) and G.I. Joe(R). Additionally, through its “Mission To Honor” award-winning public outreach campaign, the network is partnering with Blue Star Families as an extension of its longstanding commitment to giving back to those who served and are serving in the military with a donation of toys and educational items during the holiday season.

Against the backdrop of major events in American history like the Civil War, the Great Depression and World War II, “The Toys that Built America” shares a story that brings nostalgic toys to the forefront as driving forces behind untold cultural and economic shifts. The four-part docuseries explores visionaries such as the Parker Brothers, Milton Bradley and Ruth Handler who transformed a small toy company into the billion-dollar empire known as Mattel(R). It reveals little-known details behind groundbreaking innovations like the Frisbee(R), and accidental discoveries like how the Slinky(R) was created. Additionally, the docuseries unveils competitive rivalries between iconic brands that changed the fabric of our nation forever. Blending dramatic reenactments and archival footage with interviews from experts, biographers, and others, each episode brings to life the surprising tales of the men and women who created some of America’s most beloved and enduring toys including Silly Putty(R), Barbie(R), Hot Wheels(R), Matchbox Cars(R), and other famous classics.

“Toys teach us to imagine, have fun and, most importantly, dream big,” said Eli Lehrer, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for The HISTORY(R) Channel. “In ‘The Toys That Built America,’ we learn the fascinating history behind the inventors of some of the greatest and most ingenious toys of all time – many of which shaped our childhoods. As toys continue to encourage a new generation to dream bigger, we are proud to continue our commitment to honor and support military families by partnering with Blue Star Families to thank and give back to those who have sacrificed to serve our country.”

The HISTORY(R) Channel has an ongoing commitment to mobilizing support for veterans and military families through the award-winning “Mission To Honor” public outreach campaign. The initiative acknowledges the vital contributions of servicemen and women by sharing their stories as well as collaborates with the nation’s leading veterans’ organizations to bring awareness to military families who give back to their communities through service.

In partnership with Blue Star Families, The HISTORY(R) Channel is showering veteran and military families with toys and educational items during a “Mission To Honor” philanthropic event on Monday, November 22 at the B&O Railroad Museum, the birthplace of American railroading, in Baltimore, MD. The CSX 1776 Pride in Service locomotive and holiday helpers are delivering these gifts in style to military families in attendance. The network is also pledging to donate $1 for every post on social media, up to $25,000, to Blue Star Families by encouraging viewers to share a photo, video or nostalgic memory of their favorite childhood toy using #ToysThatBuiltAmerica and tagging @HISTORY.

Awareness of the “Mission To Honor” initiative is being driven through promotion across the network’s linear, social media and digital platforms. The generous toy and educational supply donations are made possible by the following brands: deuter, Basic Fun!, Educational Insights, Radio Flyer, Silly Bandz, Funko and the Sydney Paige Foundation. The Sydney Paige Foundation is a non-profit based in California dedicated to providing children in underserved communities with equal access to the tools and confidence needed to learn and thrive in school and in life. To date, Sydney Paige has supplied over 1,000,000 brand new, high quality backpacks and school supplies to students K-12. Blue Star Families founder and CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet: “After coming off a highly successful Welcome Week last month where we created a moment of welcome for those 600,000 military members who move each year, we are continuing to WELCOME military families into their communities through exciting events such as this!”

The November 28 premiere episode of “The Toys That Built America” presents the history behind several iconic and creative novelty toys like Silly Putty(R), Slinky(R) and Frisbee(R) with the surprising details behind their inception, inspiration and continued relevance. Did you know the idea for Frisbee(R) started in 1957 when former Air Force pilot Fred Morrison and his girlfriend were tossing his mother’s pie pan on the beach? Viewers will hear other surprising facts behind these toys and their creators including Richard and Betty James, Peter Hodgson, Richard Knerr and Arthur Spud Melin. A nostalgic ride through the decades, additional episodes explore inventors Milton Bradley, the Parker Brothers, Jack Odell, Merrill Hassenfeld, Ruth and Elliot Handler and more.

“The Toys That Built America” is produced for The HISTORY(R) Channel by the Six West Media groupTM. Steve Ascher, Kristy Sabat, Matthew Pearl and Keith McKay serve as executive producers for the Six West Media groupTM. Jim Pasquarella, Brooke Townsend and Mary E. Donahue serve as executive producers for The HISTORY(R) Channel.

A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights to “The Toys That Built America.” The series is available internationally as “The Toys That Built The World.”

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.

About Mission To Honor

The HISTORY(R) Channel has a long-standing and ongoing commitment to mobilize support for veterans and military families through the award-winning “Mission To Honor” initiative which acknowledges the many vital contributions of servicemen and women sharing their stories across all platforms. Through this initiative, The HISTORY(R) Channel collaborates with the nation’s leading veterans’ organizations to shine a light on the ways in which veterans and military families give back to their communities. To learn more about “Mission To Honor,” please visit www.history.com/history-honors.

About Blue Star Families

Blue Star Families is the nation’s largest grass-roots military family support organization, with a mission to support military families to improve our military readiness. Our distinctive approach builds stronger communities around our military families through knowledge and programs that address the unique needs of our military families. Our nationally recognized surveys and analysis give our military families an important voice that informs policymakers and our military family programs. Blue Star Families uses the power of our collective resources and cross-sector collaboration to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of members of military families to strengthen the troops, their families, and our nation as a whole.



The History Channel Announces New One-Hour Documentary “Hidden Heroes: The Nisei Soldiers of WWII”





The History Channel Announces New One-Hour Documentary “Hidden Heroes: The Nisei Soldiers of WWII” Honoring The Japanese American Soldiers Who Fought for the Ideals of American Democracy
The documentary tells the lesser-known, inspiring story of the Japanese American soldiers of WWII who fought for the ideals of American democracy and became the most decorated military unit for its size and length of service in United States history.
[via press release from History]
THE HISTORY(R) CHANNEL ANNOUNCES NEW ONE-HOUR DOCUMENTARY “HIDDEN HEROES: THE NISEI SOLDIERS OF WWII” HONORING THE JAPANESE AMERICAN SOLDIERS WHO FOUGHT FOR THE IDEALS OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

PREMIERES ON VETERANS DAY THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11 AT 8PM ET/PT

New York, NY – November 4, 2021 – The HISTORY(R) Channel announces its new one-hour documentary “Hidden Heroes: The Nisei Soldiers of WWII” premiering on Veterans Day Thursday, November 11 at 8PM ET/PT. From the Category Six Media(TM) group and Will Packer Media, the documentary tells the lesser-known, inspiring story of the Japanese American soldiers of WWII who fought for the ideals of American democracy and became the most decorated military unit for its size and length of service in United States history.

“The HISTORY(R) Channel is committed to supporting veterans and military families and this year we are honored to tell the relatively unknown but incredible story of the Japanese American WWII soldiers,” said Eli Lehrer, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for The HISTORY(R) Channel. “These veterans and American barrier breakers have made significant contributions to the fabric of U.S. society and their inspiring, courageous stories deserve to be told.”

The Nisei, a term to describe second generation Japanese Americans, made up the 100th Infantry Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team, and the Military Intelligence Service, a group of Nisei linguists and translators. They played a pivotal role in the Allied victory against the Nazis and are credited with shortening the war in the Pacific Theater and saving countless lives. But despite their courage, efforts, and influence on the battlefield, they still battled against fierce racism and discrimination at home in the U.S.

Featuring sit-down interviews with experts and historians, and rarely seen first person interviews with the soldiers themselves, the special reveals the history of a group of soldiers whose story is seldom told, but whose perseverance and service to this country during WWII helped America succeed where others had failed. Also interviewed in the documentary is Dr. Mitchell T. Maki, President and CEO of Go For Broke National Education Center (GFBNEC), a nonprofit organization which educates the public on the valor of Japanese American veterans of World War II and their contributions to our nation.

Additionally, on Veterans Day, The HISTORY(R) Channel is joining together with Variety to premiere the special “Voices Magnified: Variety Salute to Service” on November 11 at 9pm ET/PT to pay tribute to veterans and military families. Hosted by Robin Roberts the special highlights incredible stories of veterans who sacrificed time and much more to serve their country, showing how veterans make the transition from military to civilian life and use their skills and experiences to chart a new path when they are no longer in uniform.

The HISTORY(R) Channel is also continuing its partnership with Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster response organization, through its ongoing Honor A Vet initiative. Viewers are encouraged to share on social media a photo of a veteran in their life that has inspired them using #HonorAVet and tagging @HISTORY. For each submission shared on Instagram, Twitter or uploaded on www.history.com/honoravet, the network will donate $1 to Team Rubicon, up to $20,000.

“Hidden Heroes: The Nisei Soldiers of WWII” is produced for The HISTORY(R) Channel by the Category 6 Media(TM) group. Sharon Scott, Kristy Sabat and Jessica Conway serve as executive producers for the Category 6 Media(TM) group. Ben Sherwood and Bruce Feiler also serve as executive producers. Will Packer and Kelly Smith serve as executive producers for Will Packer Media. Alex Hicks and Zachary Behr serve as executive producers for The HISTORY(R)Channel.

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.

About the Category 6 Media(TM) group

The Category 6 Media(TM) group, through its divisions, specializes in the development and production of premium unscripted series and specials for the A+E Networks portfolio and the global marketplace. The group focuses on true crime series, limited documentary series, investigative documentaries, and quick-turnaround specials across a range of genres for clients across the media ecosystem.

About Will Packer Media

Led by Hollywood producer Will Packer, Will Packer Media is a first-of-its-kind production and branded content company focused on the New American Mainstream audience. In partnership with Discovery, Inc. and Universal Pictures, the company produces episodic scripted and unscripted series across television and digital platforms, compelling content for brand clients, and short-form digital content for millennial audiences. Will Packer’s films have earned more than $1 billion, with ten opening at number one at the box office.



The History Channel to Celebrate Star Trek’s 55th Anniversary with Ten-Part Docuseries





The History Channel to Celebrate Star Trek’s 55th Anniversary with Ten-Part Docuseries “The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek” Premiering Friday, November 5 at 10PM ET/PT
Narrated and executive produced by Gates McFadden, the docuseries shares rare, fascinating details of how “Star Trek” began, where it’s been, and how it’s boldly going where no television series has gone before.
[via press release from History]
THE HISTORY(R) CHANNEL TO CELEBRATE STAR TREK’S 55TH ANNIVERSARY WITH TEN-PART DOCUSERIES “THE CENTER SEAT: 55 YEARS OF STAR TREK” PREMIERING FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5 AT 10PM ET/PT

Six Additional Episodes Also Available on Network’s Subscription Video Service ‘HISTORY Vault(R)’

NEW YORK, NY – October 25, 2021 – The HISTORY(R) Channel is celebrating the 55th anniversary of the iconic and popular “Star Trek” franchise with the Brian Volk-Weiss directed ten-part docuseries from The Nacelle Company “The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek.” Narrated and executive produced by Gates McFadden (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”, “InvestiGates: Who Do You Think You Are?”), the docuseries shares rare, fascinating details of how “Star Trek” began, where it’s been, and how it’s boldly going where no television series has gone before! The first four episodes will premiere on the HISTORY(R) Channel each week beginning on Friday, November 5 at 10pm ET/PT with six additional episodes also available on “HISTORY Vault(R),” the network’s subscription video service.

Each episode focuses on a different chapter in the sci-fi drama’s groundbreaking history chronicling its inception at Lucille Ball’s legendary production company Desilu to more recent film, television adaptations and projects like The Animated Series and Phase II. The definitive in-depth journey honors the creative pioneers in sci-fi excellency and shares the impactful, sometimes risky, decisions behind pivotal moments in television history and how they ultimately made it to the small screen.

In the Fall of 1964, the pilot for what would become “Star Trek” was commissioned. From the start, “The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek” unveils lesser-known stories about the franchise from the importance of addressing timely topics, the creation of the character Spock, the unrelenting fans that kept the show on air and the reruns that gave it new life. These behind-the scenes stories among thousands of hours of show footage will be coupled with interviews from the cast, crew and experts who worked on set. The show includes candid interviews with Star Trek legends such as Nichelle Nichols, Brent Spiner, Kirstie Alley, Walter Koenig, Kate Mulgrew, Denise Crosby, Wil Wheaton, John De Lancie, Nicholas Meyer, Ronald D. Moore, Brannon Braga, Nana Visitor, Robert Picardo, Penny Johnson, Ethan Phillips, Diana Muldaur, Nicole de Boer, Roxann Dawson, Robert Beltran, Tim Russ, John Billingsley, John Dykstra, D.C. Fontana, Rick Berman and F. Murray Abraham.

“The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek” is produced for The HISTORY(R) Channel by the Nacelle Company. Brian Volk-Weiss (Behind The Attraction, The Movies That Made Us, The Toys That Made Us) serves as director. Ian Roumain serves as showrunner and executive producer, with Gates McFadden, Cisco Henson, Ben Frost and Mark Altman serving as executive producers for the Nacelle Company.

About The Nacelle Company

The Nacelle Company, founded by Brian Volk-Weiss, is an American diversified media company headquartered in Burbank, California. Established in 2017, they are a leader in the pop-culture space through its scripted and unscripted production, podcasting, publishing, records, distribution, development, marketing, and management divisions. Nacelle has produced hits such as Netflix’s Emmy award-winning docuseries, Down To Earth with Zac Efron, The Movies That Made Us, The Toys That Made Us, Kevin Hart’s Guide To Black History, as well as Behind The Attraction on Disney+, Sony’s Mad About You, CW’s Discontinued, All The Way Black for BET+ History’s Grant, and History’s Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek. Nacelle’s vast array of partnerships include Netflix, Amazon, Disney+, HBO, Discovery, BET+, A&E Networks, Hulu, Viacom, History, and many more. The company, as a whole, is dedicated to showcasing groundbreaking stories and pop-culture history through its signature documentary filmmaking style, unique distribution system and a consistent desire to never stop exploring.

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 “HISTORY Vault(R)”

HISTORY Vault(R) is a subscription video service (SVOD) offering the breadth and depth of The HISTORY(R) Channel’s extensive library content, complete with popular series, specials and documentaries that explore some of the greatest people, events and moments in history that shaped our world. HISTORY Vault(R) is available on major viewing platforms, including Comcast Xfinity, Cox Communications, and DirecTV; at historyvault.com; Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV Channels, and The Roku Channel; or by downloading the app on Apple devices (including iPhone, iPad & Apple TV), Android devices, Amazon Fire TV devices, or Roku. You can also broadcast content to your TV using the Chrome web browser or the latest versions of our Android and iOS apps via Chromecast. For more information on how to watch HISTORY Vault(R), visit https://watch.historyvault.com/.



The History Channel to Premiere Next Installment of Its Popular “That Built” Franchise





The History Channel to Premiere Next Installment of Its Popular “That Built” Franchise with New Series “The Engineering That Built The World” Exploring The Titans Behind the Greatest Engineering Feats, Landmarks and Builds of All Time
The eight one-hour episode series will premiere Sunday, October 10 at 9:00/8:00c.
[via press release from History]
THE HISTORY(R) CHANNEL TO PREMIERE NEXT INSTALLMENT OF ITS POPULAR “THAT BUILT” FRANCHISE WITH NEW SERIES “THE ENGINEERING THAT BUILT THE WORLD” EXPLORING THE TITANS BEHIND THE GREATEST ENGINEERING FEATS, LANDMARKS AND BUILDS OF ALL TIME

SERIES PREMIERES SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10 AT 9PM ET/PT

New York, NY – September 27, 2021 – The HISTORY(R) Channel will premiere the new series “The Engineering That Built the World” on Sunday, October 10 at 9PM ET/PT. An extension of the network’s popular “That Built” franchise, the eight one-hour episode series will highlight the brilliant, sometimes ruthless, visionaries behind the world’s most important engineering feats such as the Transcontinental Railroad, the Panama Canal, the Statue of Liberty, the Hoover Dam and more.

“The Engineering That Built the World” follows the insurmountable challenges and high-stakes scenarios faced by some of the world’s boldest innovators. Can you imagine a world where traveling across the country takes months and puts your life in danger? Or where sending a message across the Atlantic Ocean takes weeks instead of seconds? Where major cities like Los Angeles, Phoenix and Las Vegas barely exist? Featuring dramatic recreations, cinematic visual effects, surprising new facts and expert insight from historians and the public figures who oversee today’s largest infrastructure efforts, the series sheds light on how these ambitious yet brilliant engineering innovations shaped our nation and built the better world we know today.

The premiere one-hour episode of “The Engineering That Built the World” tells the fascinating history behind the creation of the Transcontinental Railroad. It presents the story of rival rail companies, led by Charles Crocker of the Central Pacific and Thomas Durant of the Union Pacific, who stop at nothing to best each other while competing to create the most ambitious engineering project the world has ever seen – an unprecedented railroad that crosses through the wild American continent and unites a divided nation.

“The Engineering That Built the World” is produced for The HISTORY(R) Channel by the Six West Media group(TM). Steve Ascher, Kristy Sabat, Matthew Pearl and Keith Palmer serve as executive producers for the Six West Media group(TM). Jim Pasquarella and Brooke Townsend serve as executive producers for The HISTORY(R) Channel.

A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights to “Engineering That Built the World.”

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.aenetorks.com.



The History Channel Sets the Television Premiere of “Desert One”





The History Channel Sets the Television Premiere of “Desert One” from Two Time Academy Award-Winning Director Barbara Kopple for Sunday, September 12th at 8PM ET/PT
The film tells the story of the failed US rescue attempt of American hostages being held at the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran in 1980.
[via press release from History]
THE HISTORY(R) CHANNEL SETS THE TELEVISION PREMIERE OF “DESERT ONE” FROM TWO TIME ACADEMY AWARD(R)-WINNING DIRECTOR BARBARA KOPPLE FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH AT 8PM ET/PT

Documentary feature recounts the 1980 rescue attempt of American hostages being held in Iran

New York, NY – August 30, 2021 – The HISTORY(R) Channel will premiere the documentary feature film, “Desert One,” from two time Academy Award(R)-winning director Barbara Kopple (“Harlan County USA,” “American Dream”) on Sunday, September 12th at 8pm ET/PT. The film tells the story of the failed US rescue attempt of American hostages being held at the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran in 1980, and features interviews with senior members of the Carter administration, including President Jimmy Carter and the late Vice President Walter Mondale, journalist Ted Koppel, former hostages, members of the Delta Force team involved in the rescue attempt, and Iranian hostage-takers and witnesses to the rescue attempt.

It has been called “the most audacious, difficult, complicated, rescue mission ever attempted.” “Desert One” uniquely blends emotion and bravado to tell the incredible tale of America’s secret mission to free the hostages of the 1979 Iranian revolution. Kopple uses a wealth of unearthed archival sources and receives unprecedented access, engaging in intimate conversations with many of the soldiers closest to the story, some for the first time. Evocative new animation brings audiences closer than anyone has ever gotten to being on the inside for this history-making operation.

This is the thrilling story of a group of Americans working together to overcome the most difficult problem of their lives. Among those Americans is President Carter, readying to face a re-election challenge when self-described student revolutionaries suddenly take power in Iran. Anti-American students take the U.S. embassy in Tehran by force and hold hostage fifty-two American diplomats and citizens. If the president takes aggressive military action, as many pundits advocate, he believes the hostages will be killed. That outcome is simply not one he is willing to accept. Publicly he takes a posture of pursuing diplomatic talks as his only answer, knowing this will create a perception of weakness that may be exploited by his opponents, but in secret he green-lights the training for a rescue mission.

Like President Carter, America’s Special Forces are also in uncharted territory as they ready for this one-of-a-kind operation. “Special ops” are today used with great frequency by the U.S. military, but then few had been attempted — and none of such scale and complexity. Those who volunteer for the mission are forced to largely invent from scratch the techniques and strategies to accomplish Carter’s goal. They know what faces them is daunting, but they are driven by a deep empathy toward the kidnapped Americans in Tehran. Someone has to have “the guts to try,” they tell themselves, and they determine they will be the ones. Most have never worked together, drawn from several different military branches. Lingering doubts begin to fade as they train for the mission. News of the crisis dominates their TVs most nights, yet they cannot tell their families what they are about to undertake. Finally, the day arrives, April 24, 1980, and the heart-pounding and unforeseen events experienced by this rare group will forever unite them.

“It was touching and revelatory for me to find another side of these special ops soldiers and Iranians that we don’t often see,” says director Barbara Kopple, “to sit down for such personal conversations with so many about a story that still clearly matters very much to them.” She takes a humanistic approach to a thrilling story, drawing out insider details that offer new understandings about what took place. Reflecting back on their experiences all these years later, fresh emotion and insights surface, not only from military warriors and the Carter administration but also former hostages, the families back home and, perhaps most powerfully, people of Iran.

This is not only an American story but an Iranian one. Kopple brought on an Iranian crew for original filming inside that country, finding many touched by these events who had for too long been overlooked. One extraordinary new account comes from an Iranian man who had been an 11-year-old boy riding a bus through the desert on the night of the mission, when his family was detained by American soldiers.

At a moment when tensions once again rise between the governments of Iran and the U.S., old wounds remain painfully current for many on each side who detail their recollections in Desert One — but talk of hope also emerges, that the lessons of the past might finally guide us to a better future.

“Desert One” is produced and directed by Barbara Kopple. The film is produced by David Cassidy and Eric Forman. Executive Producers for The HISTORY Channel are Eli Lehrer and Zachary G. Behr.

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.



Two Major Bermuda Triangle Underwater Wreck Sites Discovered While Shooting the History Channel Series





Two Major Bermuda Triangle Underwater Wreck Sites Discovered While Shooting the History Channel Series “History’s Greatest Mysteries: Expedition Bermuda Triangle” Premiering Tuesday, September 7 at 8PM ET/PT
Marine biologist and lead diver Mike Barnette and his team discovered a plane wreck that was positively identified as a WWII TBM Avenger plane by former Navy pilot and WWll craft expert Roy Stafford.
[via press release from History]
TWO MAJOR BERMUDA TRIANGLE UNDERWATER WRECK SITES DISCOVERED WHILE SHOOTING THE HISTORY CHANNEL SERIES “HISTORY’S GREATEST MYSTERIES: EXPEDITION BERMUDA TRIANGLE” PREMIERING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 AT 8PM ET/PT

WWll-ERA TBM AVENGER PLANE WRECK WITH POSSIBLE CONNECTIONS TO THE LEGENDARY 76-YEAR-OLD MISSING ‘FLIGHT 19’ SQUADRON AND THE SHIPWRECK REMAINS OF 71-YEAR-OLD MISSING SHIP THE SANDRA DISCOVERED OFF THE COAST OF FLORIDA

WHAT: While filming “Expedition Bermuda Triangle,” produced by Lone Wolf Media for The HISTORY Channel, two major discoveries were made in the waters off the coast of Florida in the infamous area known as the Bermuda Triangle.

Marine biologist and lead diver Mike Barnette and his team discovered a plane wreck that was positively identified as a WWII TBM Avenger plane by former Navy pilot and WWll craft expert Roy Stafford. This plane looks to be an identical match to the missing squadron of five planes referred to as the legendary ‘Flight 19’ (prominently featured in Spielberg’s ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’) which took off from Ft. Lauderdale back on December 5, 1945 with 14 men on board and was never seen or heard from again. After the discovery, Mike presented his findings at the Washington Naval Yard, as chronicled in the episode, and while additional investigation is still needed to determine if there are any identifiable markings to 100% match the wreckage to one of the planes from ‘Flight 19,’ the possibility remains open.

In addition, Mike and his team also located the shipwreck remains of what they believe to be The Sandra, a famous cargo ship that vanished without a trace on April 5, 1950 in the Bermuda Triangle 71 years ago with a 12-men crew on board. The identification was based on lab tests of cargo samples taken from the wreck site as well as a combination of Lloyd’s of London records, various documentation of the ship records of transfer and ownership, and ultimately locating the ship’s original design and drawings at the Mystic Seaport Museum. The Sandra is one of the featured disappearances in Charles Berlitz seminal best-selling 1974 book The Bermuda Triangle and is among the ships frequently mentioned when the ‘mystery’ of the Bermuda Triangle’ is invoked.

“History’s Greatest Mysteries: Expedition Bermuda Triangle” chronicles a team of renowned explorers as they make startling new discoveries in the depths of the Bermuda Triangle. This enigmatic, deadly stretch of ocean has long had a reputation for mysterious disappearances, UFO sightings, and bizarre phenomena. Over the years many have sought to reveal the Triangle’s deadly secrets but now — a true game changer – three groups of investigators join forces for the biggest search for ‘Flight 19’ yet, the squadron of US Navy aircrafts that vanished in December 1945. Along the way, the team will uncover long lost ships, reveal new secrets hidden in archives, and uncover a series of unsettling clues to what makes these waters so dangerous. Have they finally solved the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle?

WHERE: “Expedition Bermuda Triangle” premieres on The HISTORY Channel as part of “History’s Greatest Mysteries,” hosted and narrated by Laurence Fishburne.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 7 at 8pm ET/PT

About The HISTORY(R) Channel

The HISTORY 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 Channel serves as the most trustworthy source of informational entertainment in media. The HISTORY 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(R) Channel Commemorates the 20th Anniversary of the September 11th Attacks





The History(R) Channel Commemorates the 20th Anniversary of the September 11th Attacks with Seven Hours of New Documentary Programming
The cable channel remembers the events that took place and the heroism and historical impact that forever transformed a nation with seven hours of new, compelling documentary programming.
[via press release from History]
THE HISTORY(R) CHANNEL COMMEMORATES THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS WITH SEVEN HOURS OF NEW DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMMING

NETWORK ANNOUNCES NEW ONE-HOUR DOCUMENTARY ‘9/11: THE LEGACY’ SHARING EXTRAORDINARY STORIES OF RESILIENCE AND HEALING FROM THE CHILDREN IMPACTED ON 9/11 – THEIR LIFE AND LEGACY TWO DECADES LATER – PREMIERING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 AT 7PM ET/PT

Joins Previously Announced ‘Rise And Fall: The World Trade Center’ Premiering September 10 at 8PM ET/PT, ‘9/11: Four Flights’ Premiering September 11 at 8PM ET/PT and ‘9/11: I Was There’ Premiering September 11 at 10PM ET/PT

NEW YORK, NY – August 17, 2021 – Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, the HISTORY(R) Channel remembers the events that took place and the heroism and historical impact that forever transformed a nation with seven hours of new, compelling documentary programming and a special podcast episode of HISTORY This Week. From Category 6 Media(TM) group, 9/11: The Legacy,” a one-hour documentary premiering Friday, September 10 at 7PM ET/PT, provides an intimate look into the profound impact and legacy this tragic day had on America’s children through the subsequent days and 20 years that followed celebrating their courage, strength and resilience. This poignant documentary joins previously announced “Rise And Fall: The World Trade Center” premiering Friday, September 10 at 8PM ET/PT, “9/11: Four Flights” premiering Saturday, September 11 at 8PM ET/PT and “9/11: I Was There” premiering Saturday, September 11 at 10PM ET/PT. Additionally, “9/11: Rescue on the Water,” a special episode of the award-winning podcast HISTORY This Week, is available Monday, September 6. The new audio episode recounts the heroic efforts of New York’s civilian, commercial and military boat captains as they orchestrated an impromptu coastal evacuation of Manhattan – on a scale larger than Dunkirk during World War II – bringing more than 500,000 people to safety amidst the desperate chaos following the World Trade Center attacks.

Full programming slate airing on September 10 and 11 includes the following:

“9/11: The Legacy” – One-Hour Documentary Premieres Friday, September 10 at 7PM ET/PT

More than 72 million children woke up the morning of September 11, 2001 to what seemed like an ordinary Tuesday; by the end, eight lost their lives and more than 3,000 lost a parent. “9/11: The Legacy” is a new, poignant one-hour documentary sharing extraordinary stories of resilience and healing from the children impacted on 9/11 – their life and legacy 20 years later. The documentary encapsulates the tragic event through these now young adults who describe what they thought it meant then vs. now and how the experience altered their lives forever. Viewers will hear the raw, emotional and harrowing details of that day from some of the students in attendance at the High School for Leadership and Public Service in Manhattan and their brave principal, Ada Rosario Dolch and English teacher Heather Ordover who ultimately led all 550 students to safety; individuals whose direct experiences inspired each to serve their country; twin brothers who started a charitable company in memory of their father who never came home and much more. Incorporating the tangible artifacts that keep these memories alive, the documentary offers tales of hope – a reminder of the historical impact and importance of 9/11 for generations to come.

“Rise and Fall: The World Trade Center” – Two-Hour Documentary Premieres Friday, September 10 at 8PM ET/PT

Through a unique architectural and engineering lens, “Rise and Fall: The World Trade Center” takes a chronological look at the conception, construction and destruction of the World Trade Center towers. It recounts the inspiring, true story behind the individuals who dreamed, planned and built a symbol of American strength and ambition. Step by step, viewers will witness the execution of this innovative and one-of-a-kind sky-high complex from early designs to overcoming technical challenges to its heart-wrenching collapse. The two-hour documentary covers the first terrorist attack on the WTC during the 1993 bombing and unpacks, in vivid detail, a timeline of how and why the building fell after terrorists flew commercial airliners into them on September 11. With the use of historical elements and graphics, expert interviews and courageous first-hand testimonies of the two attacks, the documentary reveals the wonders and vulnerabilities of these unforgettable buildings.

“9/11: Four Flights” – Two-Hour Documentary Premieres Saturday, September 11 at 8PM ET/PT

Four flights – American 11, United 175, American 77, and United 93 – took off the morning of September 11, 2001 unaware of the life-changing events to follow and fate that would forever intertwine them. Through the powerful and personal narratives from family and friends, “9/11: Four Flights” tells the riveting and emotional human stories of those aboard each doomed jetliner. Looking at all four flights for the first time in one program, the two-hour documentary unveils a saga of surprising connections, strange coincidences and detrimental decisions. From one flight tracking another as it veered off course, barreling toward Manhattan, to the final heart-wrenching phone calls to some incredibly harrowing yet heroic moments, viewers will hear about the bravery of passengers, crew, air traffic controllers and more who tried in vain to intercept the airliners. On the 20th anniversary of this historic yet tragic event, we remember and honor those loved ones lost and the day that transformed a nation forever.

“9/11: I Was There” – Two-Hour Documentary Premieres Saturday, September 11 at 10PM ET/PT

Marking the 20th anniversary of September 11, this two-hour documentary presents a unique and moving account of the day that changed the modern world. Featuring rare footage and audio, “9/11: I Was There” unveils an intimate portrayal of the events of September 11 captured by ordinary people who chose to pick up their video cameras that day; some courageous enough to get a closer look. Told in the moment without interview, commentary or narration, this riveting documentary weaves together the personal video diaries of a dozen people whose emotions are remarkable documentation of that dark day. A truly extraordinary portrayal, “9/11: I Was There” puts viewers in the shoes of New Yorkers and visitors alike to unfold the tragedy, the fear of what was next and the horrific aftermath to follow resulting in a raw and unfiltered telling of 9/11 from confusion to comprehension, terror and relief.

“9/11: Rescue on the Water” – Special HISTORY This Week Podcast Episode Available Monday, September 6 Joins Encore of Blindspot: The Road to 9/11

From the award-winning podcast HISTORY This Week, the new audio episode of “9/11: Rescue on the Water” recounts the heroic efforts of New York’s civilian, commercial and military boat captains as they orchestrated an impromptu coastal evacuation of Manhattan – on a scale larger than Dunkirk during World War II – bringing more than 500,000 people to safety amidst the desperate chaos following the World Trade Center attacks. Additionally, hailed as one of the top podcasts of 2020 by The Atlantic, Blindspot: The Road to 9/11, a nine-part narrative podcast series co-produced by The HISTORY(R) Channel and WNYC Studios, tells the dramatic and largely unknown story of the lead-up to September 11, 2001. A special encore presentation of the critically acclaimed podcast is available now. Based on The HISTORY(R) Channel television documentary “Road to 9/11” and hosted by WNYC’s Jim O’Grady, Blindspot: The Road to 9/11 draws on interviews with more than 60 people – including FBI agents, high level bureaucrats, journalists, national security experts, and people who knew the terrorists personally – and weaves them together with original reporting. Audiences can listen and subscribe to “HISTORY This Week” and “Blindspot: The Road to 9/11 on Apple podcasts, HISTORY.com/podcasts, and anywhere podcasts are available.

In addition, The HISTORY(R) Channel continues its partnership with The 9/11 Memorial & Museum. As part of this partnership, the network will create original short form content under its “Save Our History” initiative telling the powerful stories about those who survived the September 11 attacks and highlighting important artifacts in the museum’s collection. The HISTORY(R) Channel will also support the museum’s mission to keep the history of September 11 alive through dissemination of educational content and virtual events for teachers and students.

The HISTORY(R) Channel has committed to providing an informative and historical record of the events that unfolded on and after September 11 – from crews documenting on the ground at the World Trade Center right after the attacks to playing a role in the recovery and return of the Ground Zero Flag to the Emmy(R) Award-winning documentary “102 Minutes That Changed America.” Over the past 20 years, the network has amassed over 70 premiere hours of September 11 related programming and produced more than 60 pieces of original digital content exploring every angle and providing different perspectives about the day that changed our nation forever.

“9/11: The Legacy” is produced for The HISTORY(R) Channel by the Category 6 Media(TM) group. Sharon Scott, Kristy Sabat, Jessica Conway and Sydney Trattner serve as executive producers for the Category 6 Media(TM) group. Alex Hicks serves as executive producer for The HISTORY(R) Channel.

“Rise and Fall: The World Trade Center” and “9/11: Four Flights” are produced for The HISTORY(R) Channel by Left/Right. Ken Druckerman, Banks Tarver, Jon Meyersohn and Michael Mezaros serve as executive producers for Left/Right. Mike Stiller serves as executive producer for The HISTORY(R) Channel.

“9/11: I Was There” is produced for The HISTORY(R) Channel by Brook Lapping Productions in co-production with ITV and France Télévisions. Greg Sanderson serves as executive producer and Karen Edwards serves as executive producer and director for Brook Lapping Productions. Zachary Behr and Brad Holcman serve as executive producers for The HISTORY(R) Channel.

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(R) Channel to Premiere New Nonfiction Series “Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman”





The History(R) Channel to Premiere New Nonfiction Series “Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman” on Tuesday, November 9 at 10PM ET/PT
Produced by Freeman and producer Lori McCreary’s production company, Revelations Entertainment, the eight one-hour episode series will reveal in detail history’s greatest escapes from some of the most notorious prisons in the world.
[via press release from History]
THE HISTORY(R) CHANNEL TO PREMIERE NEW NONFICTION SERIES “GREAT ESCAPES WITH MORGAN FREEMAN” ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 AT 10PM ET/PT

HOSTED BY FREEMAN AND PRODUCED BY HIS PRODUCTION COMPANY REVELATIONS ENTERTAINMENT SERIES TO SHOWCASE HISTORY’S GREATEST PRISON ESCAPES

NEW YORK, NY – August 17, 2021 – The HISTORY(R) Channel will premiere the new nonfiction series “Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman” hosted and executive produced by the Academy Award-winning actor on Tuesday, November 9 at 10pm ET/PT. Produced by Freeman and producer Lori McCreary’s production company, Revelations Entertainment, the eight one-hour episode series will reveal in detail history’s greatest escapes from some of the most notorious prisons in the world.

Famous jailbreaks are the stuff of legend as their true stories are often untold. Now, with dramatic recreations, dynamic storytelling and cutting-edge visual effects, escapes from infamous prisons like Alcatraz will come to life in graphic detail. Hosted by Freeman, each episode will unearth every step of an inmate’s meticulous plan, the escape route and the intense manhunt that immediately followed.

Episodes will feature escapes from prisons ranging from Alcatraz, Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, NY, the HM Maze Prison in Northern Ireland, to the Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary in Tennessee and more.

“Great Escapes with Morgan Freeman” is produced for The HISTORY Channel by Revelations Entertainment. Lori McCreary, James Younger, Kelly Mendelsohn and Geoffrey Sharp are executive producers for Revelations Entertainment. Jennifer Wagman and Max Micallef are executive producers for The HISTORY Channel.

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 REVELATIONS ENTERTAINMENT

Revelations Entertainment is a production company founded by Academy award-winning actor Morgan Freeman and Emmy-nominated producer Lori McCreary. Recent successes have been an Emmy Award nomination for the science show “Through the Wormhole” and a Peabody Award and Emmy Award for ESPN’s 30 for 30 episode “The 16th Man” and an Academy Award nomination for Freeman’s portrayal of Nelson Mandela in the Revelations’ film Invictus.



The History(R) Channel Premieres “Fight the Power: The Movements That Changed America”





The History(R) Channel Premieres “Fight the Power: The Movements That Changed America” Executive Produced by NBA Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Deborah Morales on Saturday, June 19 at 8PM ET/PT
From the labor movement of the 1880s, women’s suffrage and civil rights, to the LGBTQ+ and Black Lives Matter movements, protest is in the American DNA and this documentary gives an unfiltered look at the ways it has evolved the world in which we live.
[via press release from History]
THE HISTORY(R) CHANNEL PREMIERES “FIGHT THE POWER: THE MOVEMENTS THAT CHANGED AMERICA” EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY NBA LEGEND KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR AND DEBORAH MORALES ON SATURDAY, JUNE 19 AT 8PM ET/PT

ONE-HOUR DOCUMENTARY EXAMINES THE HISTORY OF PROTESTS THAT SHAPED THE COURSE FOR JUSTICE IN AMERICA

New York, NY – May 20, 2021 – The HISTORY(R) Channel premieres its new one-hour documentary “Fight the Power: The Movements That Changed America” on Saturday, June 19 at 8PM ET/PT, a date also known as Juneteenth, which commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. Executive Produced and narrated by NBA legend and social justice advocate Kareem Abul-Jabbar, and Deborah Morales of Iconomy Multi-Media & Entertainment, “Fight the Power: The Movements That Changed America” looks at the impact key movements throughout U.S. history have had in shaping our society, laws and culture. From the labor movement of the 1880s, women’s suffrage and civil rights, to the LGBTQ+ and Black Lives Matter movements, protest is in the American DNA and this documentary gives an unfiltered look at the ways it has evolved the world in which we live.

“One of this country’s greatest strengths is its willingness to listen to the voices of its people – whether at the ballot box or in the streets – and make changes to bring about a more equitable society,” said Abdul-Jabbar.

Protest helped forge American independence in 1776 and continues to serve as a charged impetus for change in the 21st century. Civil disobedience has always forced our country to take an uncompromising look at itself to judge if we are on the right course and seek to answer the question: does the arc of the moral universe bend toward justice when pressure is applied? From protests that started in small cities fighting for local change to movements that effect millions and garner national attention, every day people forged change. Anchored by sit down interviews and narratives from Abdul-Jabbar’s personal experiences, coupled with anecdotes from noteworthy historians and authors, and supported with archival imagery and current footage, “Fight the Power: The Movements That Changed America” explores the people, protests and movements that shaped our societies, laws and culture, and that played an important role in making our country better.

“Fight the Power: The Movements That Changed America” is produced for The HISTORY(R) Channel by the Six West MediaTM group. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Deborah Morales serve as executive producers for Iconomy Multi-Media & Entertainment. Steve Ascher, Kristy Sabat, Jessica Conway, Kai Bowe and Stephen Mintz are executive producers for the Six West MediaTM group. Eli Lehrer and Jennifer Wagman are executive producers for The HISTORY(R) Channel. “Fight the Power: The Movements That Changed America” is the second collaboration between the network and Abdul-Jabbar, who received an Emmy nomination in 2020 for outstanding narrator in “Black Patriots: Heroes of the Revolution.”

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.



The History(R) Channel’s Hit Survival Series “Alone” Returns for Season Eight





The History(R) Channel’s Hit Survival Series “Alone” Returns for Season Eight on Thursday June 3 at 9:30PM ET/PT
This season, ten contestants fight to survive in the Canadian wilderness on the shores of Chilko Lake, British Columbia – a location with one of the densest grizzly bear populations on earth.
[via press release from History]
THE HISTORY(R) CHANNEL’S HIT SURVIVAL SERIES “ALONE” RETURNS FOR SEASON EIGHT ON THURSDAY JUNE 3 AT 9:30PM ET/PT

New Location Puts Contestants in One of the Densest Grizzly Bear Populations on Earth – Chilko Lake, British Columbia

New York, NY – May 6, 2021 – The HISTORY(R) Channel’s popular nonfiction survival series “Alone” returns for season eight on Thursday, June 3 at 9:30PM ET/PT. This season, ten contestants fight to survive in the Canadian wilderness on the shores of Chilko Lake, British Columbia – a location with one of the densest grizzly bear populations on earth. Survivalists are dropped off in undisclosed, remote locations and equipped with just ten survival tools, and enough camera gear to self-document their experiences. The survivalist who endures the longest, facing total isolation, punishing weather, and deadly predators, will win the $500,000 grand prize. No camera crews. No gimmicks. “Alone” is the ultimate test of human will.

“‘Alone’ has always been a hit series for The HISTORY Channel, but this past year it has particularly resonated with audiences now-more-than-ever as we’ve watched survivalists endure total isolation through their ingenuity and mental willpower,” said Eli Lehrer, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for The HISTORY Channel. “This new season will continue to authentically feature the grit of human endurance and challenge viewers to look at the outdoors – and their own backyards – a bit differently.”

Season eight of “Alone” sets the stakes higher than ever before in the most dangerous location yet. Survivalists must build their own shelters, forage their own food, and overcome numerous obstacles and dangerous predators in hopes of being the last person standing. Never before have contestants come into such frequent contact with the fierce and territorial grizzly bear, until now.

“Alone” is produced for The HISTORY(R) Channel by Leftfield Pictures (an ITV America company). Shawn Witt, Gretchen Palek, Ryan Pender and Dan Bree serve as executive producers for Leftfield Pictures. Zachary Behr serves as executive producer for The HISTORY(R) Channel.

A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for both the series and the format for “Alone.”

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.