America's Hidden Stories

America's Hidden Stories

  • Seasons:
  • 1
**THIS IS A SEASON PASS (PRE-ORDER) PURCHASE. NEW EPISODES FOR THIS SEASON WILL AUTOMATICALLY APPEAR IN YOUR LIBRARY AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE.** Was Revolutionary War hero General Pulaski actually a woman? Did Ronald Reagan secretly order a cyberattack on the Soviet Union during the Cold War? Was America’s heartland the true birthplace of the Spanish flu? Modern historians, equipped with state-of-the-art technology and newly discovered evidence, are rewriting the narratives of our nation’s most iconic stories. Follow teams deep into America’s past as they uncover the truth about the Salem witches, a spy network behind Pearl Harbor, and more.
**THIS IS A SEASON PASS (PRE-ORDER) PURCHASE. NEW EPISODES FOR THIS SEASON WILL AUTOMATICALLY APPEAR IN YOUR LIBRARY AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE.** Was Revolutionary War hero General Pulaski actually a woman? Did Ronald Reagan secretly order a cyberattack on the Soviet Union during the Cold War? Was America’s heartland the true birthplace of the Spanish flu? Modern historians, equipped with state-of-the-art technology and newly discovered evidence, are rewriting the narratives of our nation’s most iconic stories. Follow teams deep into America’s past as they uncover the truth about the Salem witches, a spy network behind Pearl Harbor, and more.

Season 1 (3 episodes)

  • 1. Salem's Secrets

    Original air date: 03/04/2019 Runtime: 51:11 min.

    Original air date: 03/04/2019 Runtime: 51:11 min. In 1692, the townspeople of Salem, Massachusetts found themselves in a panic over witchcraft. But after several months, the paranoia and violence ended almost as quickly as it began. All trials were halted, publications about the terror were officially banned, and the location of the execution site vanished from any records. Today, a group of historians uncovers new information about the infamous witch hunt in an effort to answer its most enduring mysteries.

  • 2. Targeting Jefferson Davis

    Original air date: 03/11/2019 Runtime: 51:11 min.

    Original air date: 03/11/2019 Runtime: 51:11 min. During a failed raid to free northern POWs in 1864, papers are found on the body of Union Colonel Ulric Dahlgren ordering the assassination of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. The discovery fuels outrage in the South and energizes the Confederate secret service. Now, historians have teamed up with descendants of the slain colonel to uncover who was behind the audacious murder plot and to consider if Abraham Lincoln’s assassination one year later may have been a retaliatory measure.

  • 3. Pandemic 1918

    Original air date: 03/18/2019 Runtime: 51:11 min.

    Original air date: 03/18/2019 Runtime: 51:11 min. The Spanish flu was one of the most devastating natural disasters in history, an unstoppable virus that swept the planet in 1918, killing tens of millions of people. New evidence suggests the possible birthplace was actually in America’s heartland. Witness a globe-spanning story of death and denial on an epic scale, as we visit a mass gravesite, pore over old medical records and diaries, and use cutting edge scientific research to reveal the horrific truth behind this deadly pandemic.