The Lost Tapes

The Lost Tapes

  • 2016
  • 2 Seasons

This docuseries presents a collection of stories about pivotal events in American history, with the narrative of the events presented through contemporary accounts that show how things unfolded. The series is presented by the Smithsonian Channel.

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Tornado Super Outbreak
6. Tornado Super Outbreak
December 9, 2018
A powerful cold front over the American plains joined a warm air mass from the south on April 3, 1974, creating the perfect conditions for an 18-hour catastrophe now known as the Tornado Super Outbreak. Revisit the epic disaster that swept from Michigan to Alabama, powered by 148 tornadoes, 30 of them category F4 or F5. Through local news broadcasts, stunning audio recordings, and eyewitness home movies, look back on one of the most violent natural disasters in history.
DC Sniper
5. DC Sniper
December 2, 2018
A year after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, there is still widespread fear that there will be another attack on U.S. soil. That fear is soon realized in October 2002 when an unseen gunman in the Washington D.C. area begins shooting residents for no apparent reason killing 10 total, triggering one of the most intense and complicated manhunts in American history. This is the story of the D.C. sniper's three-week reign of terror and the nation grappling with a different kind, told through police audio and video, plus local and national media reports, most of which have not been broadcast since 2002.
Apollo 13
4. Apollo 13
November 25, 2018
An immersive, chronological recounting of the Apollo 13 near-disaster, told entirely through news footage, mission control audio, and NASA archives.
Tet Offensive
3. Tet Offensive
November 18, 2018
Never-before-seen tapes capture the Tet Offensive, the military campaign launched by the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces in January 1968.
Clinton Impeachment
2. Clinton Impeachment
October 29, 2018
From the start of his run for the presidency through his eight years in office, Bill Clinton was dogged by scandals, none more consequential than his affair with Monica Lewinsky. Their relationship, exposed in detail in the Starr Report, captivated the nation and led to the first impeachment of a U.S. president since the years just after the Civil War. Revisit the story of betrayal, political ploys, and media madness, as told by news reports, investigative documents, and secret recordings, many of which have not been broadcast since 1999.
Malcolm X
1. Malcolm X
February 26, 2018
The story of Malcolm X is told through newscasts, speeches, and rarely seen archival footage.
Description

This docuseries presents a collection of stories about pivotal events in American history, with the narrative of the events presented through contemporary accounts that show how things unfolded. The series is presented by the Smithsonian Channel.The Lost Tapes is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on December 4, 2016.

Where to Watch The Lost Tapes

The Lost Tapes is available for streaming on the Smithsonian CHANNEL website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Lost Tapes on demand at Apple TV+, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, The Roku Channel, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    December 4, 2016