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Smithsonian Channel TV Schedule & Listings Guide

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What’s on Smithsonian Channel Today?

Here’s today’s schedule for Smithsonian Channel.

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2024 EDT

Atomic Age DeclassifiedFilming the Bomb

During the Cold War, the U.S. government partners with Hollywood to create films for scientific research, military training and propaganda.

Inside the Factory: How our Favourite Foods are MadeYorkshire Puddings

Gregg Wallace explores Aunt Bessie's Yorkshire factory, it crafts 500 million Yorkshire puddings yearly; Cherry Healey learns gravy-making secrets and invites her mom to taste; Ruth Goodman revives Tudor cleaning methods for eco-friendly pot care.

Inside the Factory: How our Favourite Foods are MadeJelly Beans

Gregg Wallce travels to Dublin, Ireland and discovers the step by step process to create a jelly bean; Cherry discovers the link between jelly beans and lipstick; Ruth finds out why serving jelly was once a status symbol.

Air DisastersPacific Plunge

Fifteen minutes after taking off from Puerto Vallarta for San Francisco, the pilots of an MD-83 realize something is very wrong with their plane.

Air DisastersFire in the Hold

Moments after takeoff, a plane sustains electrical failures and crashes in the Florida Everglades, killing all 110 people on board.

Air DisastersLost

An American Airlines Flight en route to Cali, Colombia loses their exact position and flies into a mountain.

Air DisastersDeadly Pitch

An anonymous tip helps uncover the cause of a cargo plane crash in Miami.

Air DisastersFatal Friction

Human flaws cause three plane crashes in England, Colorado and Minnesota.

Air DisastersDeadly Disturbance

How routine flights can turn catastrophic in mere seconds when the pilots become distracted.

Mighty Cruise ShipsCelebrity Solstice

Facing Australia's fierce heat, Celebrity Solstice provides guests with views of waterfalls, jumping crocodiles, koalas and the Great Barrier Reef.

Mighty Cruise ShipsSymphony of the Seas

A crew of 2,200 on the Symphony of the Seas tends to more than 5,500 passengers as they sail to ports in Spain, France and Italy.

Mighty Cruise ShipsLe Soléal

New luxury liner Le Soleal navigates the uncharted waters of Indonesia to give her passengers one-of-a-kind encounters at exotic destinations.

Mighty Cruise ShipsRoald Amundsen

The world's latest, most-advanced expedition cruise ship Roald Amundsen whisks passengers on an adventurous voyage to Antarctica.

Mighty Cruise ShipsRoyal Clipper

Royal Clipper is the largest sailing cruise ship in the world, celebrating tall ships of the 19th century while offering modern-day service for its guests.

Mighty Cruise ShipsOcean Endeavor

Cruise among the icebergs of Greenland and the Canadian High Arctic aboard the expedition cruiser Ocean Endeavour.

WWII's Most Daring RaidsStorming Mussolini's Island

The first invasion of the Italian Campaign of WWII: Operation Husky.

WWII's Most Daring RaidsCutting Rommel's Lifeline

A secret British regiment in 1942 led a daring raid on a Nazi-occupied Libyan harbor.

WWII's Most Daring RaidsSecret Weapon Sabotage

An elite squad of Norwegians destroy a power plant in 1943 that the Nazis may have been using for nuclear weapons research.

Atomic Age DeclassifiedBorn With the Bomb

Recently declassified U.S. government documents reveal hidden secrets about the nuclear arms race.

Atomic Age DeclassifiedSpies in Space

An inside look at the Manned Orbiting Laboratory, a top-secret military spy station developed during the Cold War.

Atomic Age DeclassifiedFilming the Bomb

During the Cold War, the U.S. government partners with Hollywood to create films for scientific research, military training and propaganda.

Combat ShipsThe Battle of Leyte Gulf

It is considered the largest sea battle in history: the Battle of Leyte Gulf in WWII was three days of ingenious strategy and white-knuckle combat between warships, aircraft and kamikazes.

Combat ShipsHeroes of Guadalcanal

A comprehensive look at the naval battle of Guadalcanal in November 1942 and the heroic efforts of U.S. sailors who held off powerful Imperial Navy.

The Battle of Normandy: 85 Days in Hell

On D-Day, Allied forces land in Normandy, France, to beat back the German troops and liberate France; previously unseen archival footage captures the 85-day struggle to liberate Europe and includes rare images of the battle itself.

Race to Victory: WWII Europe

First-person accounts and rare color footage detail the final 100 days of World War II in Europe.

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