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Our nation's secrets aren't secret anymore. Old tales, new truths. Upcoming episodes reveal new information about: Salem Witch Trials, Peral Harbor, Civil War, Spanish Flu, American Revolution and Cold War.America's Hidden Stories is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on March 4, 2019.

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Monday at 8:00 PM on Smithsonian Channel
2 Seasons, 10 Episodes
March 4, 2019
Documentary & Biography
7.1/10
Cast: Josh Goodman
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  • It's 1940, and as the Nazi Army overruns Europe, Germany is also funding a well-financed attempt to rig the U.S. election in hopes of ousting FDR from office and keeping America out of the war. Shockingly, this secret plot isn't the brainchild of Hitler's, but of an American oil tycoon named William R. Davis. Today, a group of historians and political experts examine uncovered government reports and White House letters and contemplate just how close the Nazis came to rigging the American election and changing the outcome of World War II.

  • Cutting-edge archaeology has revealed little-known stories about America's first English settlement, specifically events that took place in the seminal year 1619.

  • Benedict Arnold was a hero of the revolution. He was one of Washington's best generals. He had a new bride said to be the most beautiful woman in the colonies. And yet, just one month after marrying 18-year-old Peggy Shippen, Arnold reached out to the British and began to plot treason. What drove the celebrated general to betray his country? Investigators are now exposing a vast conspiracy to crush America's hopes for independence with Benedict Arnold's young wife at the center.

  • Examining modern DNA tests which may reveal the true gender of an American Revolutionary War hero.

  • On the morning of December 7, 1941, Japan's war machine attacked Pearl Harbor, killing over 2,300 American servicemen. The conventional story is that America was caught sleeping that day and was hit without warning. But newly declassified documents from U.S. Naval Intelligence and the FBI reveal a very different tale, one of Japanese and German spies studying Pearl Harbor long before the assault. So, how were we still caught so tragically off guard? Modern historians are determined to find out.

  • The Spanish Flu is featured.

  • 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.

  • 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.