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15 :02x01 - Apollo 13: Triumph on the Dark Side

Oct/17/2006
Recalling the 1970 Apollo 13 mission under the command of Capt. James Lovell. An explosion crippled the spacecraft and the three astronauts endured the grave situation before returning safely home.
Guest Stars: Shawn Kresal as Ken Mattingly | Matt Kavanaugh as Fred Haise | Jeff Ollenberger as Jack Swigert | Argo Thompson as Jim Lovell
Director: Jon Taylor

16 :02x02 - Patton and the Desperate Tank Attack

Oct/24/2006
The tide has suddenly turned in the war in Europe on December 16, 1944. The hard-hit German Army has secretly assembled a massive force. They slam through woods in Belgium-Luxemburg and hit the Allies with a steel fist. In the middle of one of the coldest winters in history, the front line is buckling. The enormous bulge in Allied lines gives the battle its name. The 101st Airborne Division and elements of Patton's 10th Armored Division are rushed to stop the onslaught. In the town of Bastogne, the Germans surround the Americans and begin to tighten the noose. It looks like no one can relieve them until the Americans send in their most aggressive warrior - George S. Patton - to beat back the enemy assault with the best machine in his arsenal - the M-4 Sherman tank.
Guest Stars: Dan Higgins as General George Patton | Greg Cala as Lt. Colonel Abrams | Stephan Smith Collins as Field Doctor | Scott Syme, Jr. as Slapped G.I. | Monterey Morrissey as One Star General | John White (3) as General Omar Bradley
Director: Jon Taylor

17 :02x03 - Alexander the Great and the Devastating Catapult

Oct/31/2006
Alexander the Great's siege of Tyre in 332 B.C., and his soldiers' dependence on the catapult to conquer the city are examined.
Director: Jon Taylor

18 :02x04 - Al Capone and the Machine Gun Massacre

Nov/07/2006
The 1929 St. Valentine's Day Massacre, orchestrated by Al Capone and executed with the use of the Thompson submachine gun, is recalled.
Guest Stars: Scott Degrave as Bar Tender | Monterey Morrissey as Police Raid Lead Officer
Director: Jon Taylor

19 :02x05 - Stormin' Norman and the Stealth Fighter

Nov/14/2006
Recalling the beginning of Operation Desert Storm in 1991 and Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf's reliance on the F-117 stealth fighter.
Guest Stars: David Hodges (1) as Colonel Greg Gonyea | Shawn Kresal as Headquarters Officer #2 | Eric Swartz as Headquarters Officer #1 | Alexander Cukor as Lt. Colonel Joseph Salata | Jeremy Parsons as F-117A Pilot #4 | Cory Civilla as F-117A Pilot #3
Director: Jon Taylor

20 :02x06 - Lincoln and the Flying Spying Machine

Nov/21/2006
Recalling Abraham Lincoln's dependence on hot-air balloons equipped with a telegraph to report on enemy movement during the Civil War.
Guest Stars: Scott Degrave as Townsperson

21 :02x07 - Alexander Graham Bell and the Astonishing Telephone

Nov/28/2006
March 1876 - Alexander Graham Bell struggles with an invention that may change the world. Early nineteenth century America is experiencing an explosive growth and expansion across a vast landscape. A technology is needed to meet the communication needs for this new nation, and Bell is convinced that he can transmit speech over great distances. Early telegraphs can only transmit one message over one wire at one time, and the message must be coded and decoded one letter at a time. Bell begins work on a multiple telegraph, but his genius will lead to a different revolutionary device that will carry thousands of simultaneous messages and shape the future - the telephone.

Source: The History Channel
Guest Stars: Jeremy Parsons as Thomas Watson | Danielle Barcena as Mabel Hubbard Bell | Chris Hamilton as Alexander Graham Bell
Director: Jon Taylor

22 :02x08 - Da Vinci and the Handgun

Dec/05/2006
February 18, 1563 - Orleans, France - An assassin lies in wait for his victim. In the killer's hand is a deadly new weapon, a machine that can destroy lives in a flash. He hopes to strike a blow for religious freedom. His weapon is an invention from the master of art and engineering, Leonardo Da Vinci. It is a device so fearsome that European rulers move to ban it. In the hands of this assassin it will eliminate the Duke of Guise and raise the stakes in France's long and bloody civil war.

Source: The History Channel
Director: Jon Taylor

23 :02x09 - The Red Baron and the Wings of Death

Dec/12/2006
April 1917 - the most feared pilot of World War I is at the controls of the best fighter plane of the day. A 24-year-old legend at the top of his game, Manfred Von Richthofen is up against a new generation of enemy aircraft. It will demand all of the Red Baron's considerable skill just to survive.

Source: The History Channel
Director: Jon Taylor

24 :02x10 - Saddam Hussein and the Nerve Gas Atrocity

Jan/02/2007
March 16th, 1988 – In the Iraqi city of Halabja thousands unknowingly face a hellish death. The man responsible for this unspeakable horror is notorious Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. In an act of brutality he unleashes a massive chemical weapons attack designed to wipe-out an entire city of innocent civilians.

Source: The History Channel
Guest Stars: Jacqueline Mraz as Kurdish Girl | Jacqueline Billingsley as Halabja Girl | Jennifer Jajeh as Zewa Woman | James Evans (1) as Saddam Hussein | Adam Breindel as Iraqi Staff Officer | Michael Farnia as Ali Hassan al-Majid/'Chemical Ali' | Mark Lynch (1) as Iraqi Soldier
Director: Jon Taylor

25 :02x11 - Galileo and the Sinful Spyglass

Jan/09/2007
January 7, 1610 - Galileo, one of history's most brilliant men, trains a new invention on the night sky. His machine is the telescope, and what it reveals will challenge the Church's view of the universe and the very word of God. Galileo is about to unlock the secrets of the heavens, but his work will put him in mortal danger and lead him to a pivotal moment of trial by the Holy Roman Inquisition.

Source: The History Channel
Guest Stars: Richard Camp as University Faculty | David Hodges (1) as Franciscan Friar #1 | Jeffrey Weissman as Priest | David Guilmette as Galileo

26 :02x12 - JFK and the Crisis Crusader

Jan/16/2007
October 1962 - For thirteen days a desperate showdown puts the world on the brink of nuclear war. One man hopes to end this high-stakes gamble, but President John F. Kennedy can not afford to make any mistakes. Only one machine can make this happen, the RF-8 Crusader, capable of low-level reconnaissance photography needed to prove what the Soviet Union is up to on Castro's Cuba. Failure is unthinkable.

Source: The History Channel
Guest Stars: Scott Degrave as Lieutenant Commander
Director: Jon Taylor

27 :02x13 - Enzo Ferrari and the Historic Race

Jan/30/2007
1951 - the British Grand Prix in Silverstone, England. One man - Enzo Ferrari - will push his team to the brink for a win. His machine, the 375 Formula One racecar, has enough performance and power to be competitive. But Ferrari is going up against the world champion Alfa Romeo team and their driver, Juan Manuel Fangio, widely considered to be the best Formula One driver in the world. Ferrari is betting his reputation, and perhaps his future as an automaker, on a strategy he considers a secret weapon - his car should need less fuel to make it through the race than the car of his nemesis, Alfa Romeo. If he's right, he could win the race and make a name for himself, if he's wrong, it could be another humiliating and devastating defeat.

Source: The History Channel
Guest Stars: Scott Degrave as Pit Boss
Warning: Man, Moment, Machine guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Documentary
Genre: Tech/Gaming
Status: Ended
Network: HISTORY ( USA)
Airs: Tuesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: August, 2005
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