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The Real Story

The Real Story

Everyone knows that the film ``Titanic'' is based on a true story, but what about the ``Indiana Jones'' movies? Those, too, are fact-based (inspired by real-life explorers). This series provides insight into the true stories and inspirations behind famous people, places and events in these movies and others.

Premiere:
Apr 19, 2009
Original Network:
Smithsonian HD Network

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True Grit

S03, E07  (First Aired: Aug. 5, 2012)
Wild West experts reveal the violent, lawless world.
  • Tue 7/5
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM
  • 163
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  • Sat 7/9
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
  • 163
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Jaws

S03, E03  (First Aired: May. 29, 2011)
How ``Jaws'' was inspired by real life attacks that happened in New Jersey in the summer of 1916.
  • Wed 7/13
  • 4:00AM-5:00AM
  • 163
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The Close Encounters of the Third Kind

S03, E09  (First Aired: Aug. 19, 2012)
UFO sightings and abductions are investigated and put to the test.
  • Thu 7/14
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 163
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Star Trek

S03, E12  (First Aired: Jun. 24, 2013)
Interviews with Leonard Nimoy and more.
  • Thu 7/14
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM
  • 163
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Apollo 13

S03, E08  (First Aired: Aug. 12, 2012)
Footage and interviews with the astronauts and flight controllers; filmmaker Ron Howard.
  • Thu 7/14
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
  • 163
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