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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)
An authentic view of the west; uncovering a world where the good guys and the bad guys can be interchangeable.
  • Sun 2/25
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
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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 2/25
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
  • 163
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The Close Encounters of the Third Kind

S03, E09  (First Aired: Aug. 19, 2012)
Cases of alleged alien abduction inspire a sci-fi blockbuster; examining how Spielberg's scientists explored the UFO phenomenon.
  • Sun 2/25
  • 8:00AM-9:00AM
  • 163
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Braveheart

S03, E10  (First Aired: Aug. 26, 2012)
Examining if Mel Gibson's Oscar-winning film ``Braveheart,'' based on the life of Scottish rebel William Wallace, is historically accurate.
  • Sun 3/4
  • 6:00AM-7:00AM
  • 163
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The Master and Commander

S03, E11  (First Aired: Sep. 2, 2012)
A meticulously researched Oscar-winning epic draws on historical facts to present the seafaring exploits of Captain Jack Aubrey.
  • Sun 3/4
  • 7:00AM-8:00AM
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