History Specials

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  • TV-PG
  • 2008
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.1  (36)

History Specials are a series of television series created by the History Channel. Each series covers a different time period in history and is created in a documentary like style to talk about the past. The topics range from ancient Greece to the psychedelic 1960s. Each episode is made up of reenactment segments and interviews with people who either lived in that area or who are very knowledgeable on the subject (like professors at universities who teach the subject matter).

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David Cassidy: The Last Session
4. David Cassidy: The Last Session
June 11, 2018
This two-hour biography explores the life of David Cassidy during his final days.
Rise of the Superbombs
3. Rise of the Superbombs
June 6, 2018
This two-hour special takes viewers inside the new world of futuristic conventional warfare. It's an explosive, escalating journey through the modern development of the U.S. and worldwide arsenals, highlighting the critical technological turning points of the post-WWII age, the most fearsome weapons in circulation now, and the mind-blowing armaments in development that will soon eclipse anything seen thus far. From hypersonic missiles and laser weapons to space-based kill vehicles and swarm drones, Rise of the Superbombs is packed with stunning CGI, newly declassified footage, insider insights from senior officers and engineers, and a series of immersive field tests dissecting the science behind how these mega-weapons work.
RFK: The Kennedy Family Remembers
2. RFK: The Kennedy Family Remembers
June 4, 2018
This searing, intimate portrait of Robert F. Kennedy features rare archival footage and exclusive new, emotional interviews with his children. Kerry Kennedy, Kathleen Kennedy Townshend, and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. reveal previously untold stories of the passions and principles that fueled their father as he rose to prominence and captured the hopes and dreams of a generation. Additionally, Kennedy's former insiders and noted historians such as Jeff Greenfield and Barbara Perry, among others, lift the veil on key moments in Kennedy's life--from the employment of his masterful strategy during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 to the courage he showed combatting the racist powers of the Jim Crow South alongside other agents of change such as Martin Luther King Jr.
America's Greatest Threat: Vladimir Putin
1. America's Greatest Threat: Vladimir Putin
February 25, 2018
A gripping look at Putin's rise from humble beginnings to brutal dictatorship, and his emergence as one of the gravest threats to America's security.
Description

History Specials are a series of television series created by the History Channel. Each series covers a different time period in history and is created in a documentary like style to talk about the past. The topics range from ancient Greece to the psychedelic 1960s. Each episode is made up of reenactment segments and interviews with people who either lived in that area or who are very knowledgeable on the subject (like professors at universities who teach the subject matter).

History Specials is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (175 episodes). The series first aired on January 31, 2008.

Where to Watch History Specials

History Specials is available for streaming on the A&E website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch History Specials on demand at Apple TV+, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    January 31, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (36)