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Aired on Oct 25, 2014
The Gold Rush was the largest mass migration in American History--with hundreds of thousands of fortune seekers eager to stake their claim to the billions buried beneath California. Henry mines for little-known nuggets of truth about untold greed, vigilante justice, dangerous and destructive practices.... even secret societies still in existence today. See the far-out history of how Gold Fever REALLY panned out for Americans attempting to make their wildest dreams come true.
Aired on Oct 18, 2014
Though it's often defined by gambling, mobsters, and broken dreams, Las Vegas has a background far more diverse--from the Depression's impact on the city, to a President's surprising influence, to its history as a patriotic tourist destination. It attracted the biggest personalities--a famous recluse who helped get rid of the mob, and a larger than life legend that fell victim to the city's vices. What happened in Vegas, won't stay in Vegas... as Henry finds that there's more to Sin City than meets the eye.
Aired on Oct 11, 2014
Whether it's in your pocket, in your bank account, or stuffed under your mattress, what most people don't know about the history of their cash can fill Fort Knox. Henry travels the strange and sordid trail of currency in America... from how bills were first printed, to why have coins have ridges on them. There are bizarre stories of wishing wells, the national debt, even the U.S. Government literally setting one state's dollars ablaze. By the end of this trip, your money will never look the same way again.
Aired on Oct 04, 2014
No matter what you call it--cannabis, weed, pot, ganja, bud, herb, or marijuana--this controversial plant's roots run deep in America. And Henry isn't shying away from digging up its long and complicated history... from its mysterious origins, to top-secret government programs, to hemp's importance in colonial times and wartime. Marijuana's affected the lives of every class of American--from rich businessmen to slaves on the plantation--so prepare to get high on history and let your preconceived notions go up in smoke.
Aired on Sep 20, 2014
The Hoover Dam is an iconic American landmark, yet within its massive walls lie tales long buried. From harrowing accounts of the men who built it, to the shocking ways they were kept in danger. There were explosive ideas on how to make a dam so large, and even more incredible ways to protect it. From the Colorado River to California's Salton Sea, Henry's journey to find unknown facts about the Hoover Dam is as colossal as the structure itself.
Aired on Sep 13, 2014
The American Revolution is History 101. We all know how the Thirteen Colonies broke from the British Empire and formed the U.S. of A., but this bloody conflict brims with incredible accounts that will blow your mind. Henry unearths tales of overlooked heroes, astonishing innovations, and heartbreaking tragedy. THIS account of the American Revolution is one of the greatest stories never told... until now.
Aired on Sep 06, 2014
Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla are two of the most famous minds in American History... yet their lives and work are filled with facts you'd never even imagine. There's obscure inventions, eccentric ideas, a proposed duel... not to mention the surprising site where you'll find artifacts from their first collaboration. Henry leaves no bulb unscrewed in finding the most incredible facts surrounding these scientific giants.
Aired on Aug 30, 2014
Henry cracks open the books on one of America's most defining chapters--the Civil Rights movement. On a road not often traveled, he crosses the country in search of the unknown stories that built a generation of heroes. From the little-known actions of iconic pioneers like Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Lyndon Johnson to the many courageous deeds of unheralded champions, there's much more to America's fight for equality than you've been taught.
Aired on Aug 23, 2014
Texas--there's no state in America like it. Big. Brash. Bold. But Henry's trek through the Lone Star State will completely shatter what you thought you knew. This once independent nation's history is an adventure of epic proportions--there are macabre spectator events, exotic animals, pirates, natural disasters... and an almost inconceivable political secret weapon. After what Henry uncovers, you'll never see Texas the same way again.
Aired on Aug 16, 2014
The American Flag is one of the most familiar symbols in the world. Many have sung the National Anthem, pledged allegiance, and waved it proudly... but Henry knows the Stars and Stripes has more stories than you've heard. From its first design to the original pledge, from the Civil War to the Moon, the Flag has taken a journey through American history unlike any other.