Go behind the lines! Bringing viewers compelling, real-world stories of heroism, military strategy, technological breakthroughs and turning points in history, Discovery Communications, Inc. transitioned its Discovery Wings Channel to the Military Channel on Monday, January 10, 2005. The network’s revamped slate of series and specials is designed to take viewers “behind the lines” to tell personal stories and offer in-depth explorations of military technology, battlefield strategy, aviation and history. Military Channel
PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS November 2006
All times are ET/PT unless otherwise noted.
All programs are rated TV-PG unless otherwise noted.
MY WAR DIARY
Premieres Friday, November 10 at 9 PM
MY WAR DIARY offers un-filtered stories from the frontlines of Iraq, told by personal videos and photos sent by those serving in the armed forces. Each episode will present a broad range of the life in Iraq, from down time, to the emotional strain from being far from home, to gripping never-before-seen battle scenes. In between the bullets and the frenzy of war are the moments not seen on the nightly news -the real moments of real people living in a war zone. The program will put a face and name to the men and women who are serving our country overseas.
Saturday, November 11 All Day
Beginning Veteran’s Day, November 11, Members of Congress express in their own words their unique experiences serving in the military in segments airing between programs exclusively on the Military Channel. The Senators and Representatives from both sides of the aisle relay personal stories and salute current members of the Armed Forces. Varying in length, the segments will air throughout Veteran’s Day weekend.
THE BATTLE FOR ROME
Network Premiere: Wednesday, November 8 at 9 PM
He who controlled ancient Rome, ruled the ancient world. The six episodes of THE BATTLE FOR ROME tell stories of the men on whose actions the Roman Empire turned: Tiberius Gracchus, Caesar, Nero, Vespasian, Constantine, Alaric. They were the leaders of Roman Empire; the emperors, tribunes and conquerors who led the monumental battles and inspired the pivotal political intrigues that breathe life into its history. The impact of their actions built the world’s first super power; and brought about its fall.
20th CENTURY BATTLEFIELDS: 1968 VIETNAM
World Premiere: Monday, November 6, 8 PM
The Vietnam War wasn’t the United States’ first war in the Far East, but it was its longest and bloodiest, and left both countries scarred to this day. Hosts Peter and Dan Snow tell the story of the turning point in the years of hard fighting: the Tet Offensive of 1968.
20th CENTURY BATTLEFIELDS: 1951 KOREA
World Premiere: Monday, November 13, 8 PM
In this episode, Peter and Dan Snow travel to one of the strangest borders in the world, between North and South Korea, to describe two key battles in the drawn-out Korean War.
20th CENTURY BATTLEFIELDS: 1942 STALINGRAD
World Premiere: Monday, November 20, 8 PM
Peter and Dan travel to Stalingrad they see how the battle of Stalingrad became one of the most epic and tragic battles of World War II.
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