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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 Close Encounters of the Third Kind

S03, E09  (First Aired: Aug. 19, 2012)
UFO sightings and abductions are investigated and put to the test.
  • Sun 5/29
  • 2:00AM-3:00AM
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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 5/29
  • 3:00AM-4:00AM
  • 163
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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.
  • Fri 6/3
  • 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.
  • Sat 6/4
  • 4:00AM-5:00AM
  • 163
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Star Trek

S03, E12  (First Aired: Jun. 24, 2013)
Interviews with Leonard Nimoy and more.
  • Sat 6/4
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 163
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Casino

S02, E03  (First Aired: May. 9, 2010)
The inspiration for Martin Scorsese's classic mob drama.
  • Sat 6/4
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM
  • 163
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