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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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The Hunt for Red October

S02, E05  (First Aired: May. 23, 2010)
A Soviet destroyer captain's attempt to defect to the West with his entire crew inspires Tom Clancy's novel and the subsequent film.
  • Tue 8/30
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 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.
  • Sun 9/4
  • 6:00PM-7:00PM
  • 163
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  • 780
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Star Trek

S03, E12  (First Aired: Jun. 24, 2013)
Interviews with Leonard Nimoy and more.
  • Sun 9/4
  • 7:00PM-8:00PM
  • 163
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  • 780
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  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • 163
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  • Mon 9/5
  • 1:00AM-2:00AM
  • 163
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  • 780
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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.
  • Mon 9/5
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
  • 163
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  • 780
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Saving Private Ryan

S03, E06  (First Aired: Jul. 29, 2012)
Steven Spielberg's epic ``Saving Private Ryan.''
  • Mon 9/5
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • 163
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  • 780
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The Hunt for Red October

S02, E05  (First Aired: May. 23, 2010)
A Soviet destroyer captain's attempt to defect to the West with his entire crew inspires Tom Clancy's novel and the subsequent film.
  • Mon 9/5
  • 4:00AM-5:00AM
  • 163
  • SMITH
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  • 780
  • SMTHHD

Gladiator

S03, E04  (First Aired: Jun. 5, 2011)
Roman emperors and gladiators that inspired the film.
  • Mon 9/5
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 163
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  • 780
  • SMTHHD

Apollo 13

S03, E08  (First Aired: Aug. 12, 2012)
Footage and interviews with the astronauts and flight controllers; filmmaker Ron Howard.
  • Tue 9/6
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 163
  • SMITH
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  • 780
  • SMTHHD