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Forget what you thought you knew about America. America: Facts vs. Fiction is an enlightening series that explores America's history, myths and facts. Surprising findings and intriguing facts keep the viewer entertained while learning the truth about America. In depth episodes examine the truth behind the death of Harry Houdini, which enterprise began in Las Vegas first, and the Hollywood bombshell that invented a torpedo commanded by remote control. America: Facts vs. Fiction will surprise and engage viewers as they discover the truth behind our beloved folklore and historical beliefs. America: facts vs. fiction is appropriate for all ages.

America: Facts vs. Fiction is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (60 episodes). The series first aired on July 10, 2013.

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Wednesday 10:00 PM et/pt on Military Channel
6 Seasons, 60 Episodes
July 10, 2013
Action & Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family, History, Military & War
7.0/10
Cast: Jamie Kaler
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America: Facts vs. Fiction Full Episode Guide

  • Explores the myths that infect America's medical history and the facts behind America's nuclear age.

  • The myths behind some of history's most defining moments are uncovered, as well as revealing facts behind America's space explorations.

  • The myths behind World War II are exposed. Delves into the truths that are often forgotten when it comes to America's Civil War.

  • Rethink Hollywood's vision of the old west, and learn about truth behind some of America's renowned rivalries.

  • America's medical history is polluted with myths. George Washington's physicians may have accidentally killed him; Abraham Lincoln used a toxic remedy that altered his mind; and heroin was, for a time, a best-selling cough suppressant.

  • Myths conceal the actual facts of America's Civil War. The North's largest city attempted to secede; the Union didn't go to war to stop slavery; most deaths weren't inflicted by battle wounds, and Grant and Lee didn't finalize the conflict; two other generals did.

  • Discover the truth behind some of America's most influential men and the start of the country they governed.

  • The focus is on amusement parks and world's fairs to divide fiction from truth; investigate the myths of two of our favorite holidays, Christmas and New Year's Eve.

  • The real facts of the nuclear age are clouded by myth. Manhattan played a major role in the Manhattan Project; there were closer calls to World War III than the Cuban Missile Crisis; America's nuclear security hangs on a football and a biscuit.

  • Myths hide the real truth behind NASA's dramatic rescue of three astronauts aboard the damaged Apollo 13 spacecraft; Hollywood films have a hit-and-miss track record of showing the realities of interstellar exploration.

  • Myths and misconceptions surrounding four pivotal historic moments: the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962; the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC; the Boston Tea Party in 1773 and the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

  • Myths alter our knowledge of the 4th of July, St. Patrick's Day, and our most loved mini-holiday, the weekend. We should honor Independence Day on July 2nd, St. Patrick wasn't Irish, and the concept of a fun weekend is a new creation.

  • Myths obscure the real facts about our favorite vices: smoking, drinking and gambling. Discover which nation had the first anti-smoking campaign, what those three X's on a jug of moonshine mean, or where our first slot machines appeared.

  • Profiles of U.S. generals, including Dwight Eisenhower and Douglas MacArthur. Also: a look at Washington, D.C., landmarks.

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