America: Facts vs. Fiction Introduction

Meet Jamie Kaler, host of Military Channel's America: Facts vs. Fiction, with new episodes premiering Wednesdays at 10pm ET.

America: Facts vs. Fiction Introduction

America: Facts vs. Fiction Introduction
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Meet Jamie Kaler, host of Military Channel's America: Facts vs. Fiction, with new episodes premiering Wednesdays at 10pm ET.

Facts vs. Fiction (Season 2):The Four Flights of the Wright Flyer

Facts vs. Fiction (Season 2):The Four Flights of the Wright Flyer
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The Wright brothers' famous "first flight" was actually their 4th flight of the day, as they had not maintained their flyer in the air long enough to their satisfaction.

Facts vs. Fiction (Season 2):Staged Civil War Photography

Facts vs. Fiction (Season 2):Staged Civil War Photography
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Some of the most noteworthy photographers from the Civil War would move bodies around on the battlefield in order to achieve dramatic effect.

Facts vs. Fiction:The Truth About Thanksgiving

Facts vs. Fiction:The Truth About Thanksgiving
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When it comes to the myths of Thanksgiving, they are plentiful, yet not nearly as interesting as the facts behind the first gathering.

Facts vs. Fiction:The Mayflower and What May Not Have Been

Facts vs. Fiction:The Mayflower and What May Not Have Been
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A small anecdote from the crossing of the Mayflower to America reveals that an indentured servant, John Howland was swept off the deck of the ship during a storm, and that had he not been saved US history would have taken a different turn.

Facts vs. Fiction (Season 2):Houdini the Original Myth Buster

Facts vs. Fiction (Season 2):Houdini the Original Myth Buster
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Harry Houdini was not only known for his illusions but also his myth busting, particularly when it came to the popular spiritualist movement of the 1920s which came about because of the end of World War I and the global influenza pandemic.

Facts vs. Fiction (Season 2):Female Math Geniuses and Codebreakers Help Men on the Frontlines in WWII

Facts vs. Fiction (Season 2):Female Math Geniuses and Codebreakers Help Men on the Frontlines in WWII
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Women played a key role in arriving at ballistic computations that would be indispensable for bombardiers and artillery units during World War II. And it was a woman who made the key breakthrough in decoding encrypted Japanese communications.

Facts vs. Fiction (Season 2):Mt. Rushmore's Secrets

Facts vs. Fiction (Season 2):Mt. Rushmore's Secrets
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There's a lot that you probably didn't know about Mt. Rushmore, including that Thomas Jefferson's face was actually a do-over.

Facts vs. Fiction (Season 2):George Patton's Counterintuitive Approach to Warfare

Facts vs. Fiction (Season 2):George Patton's Counterintuitive Approach to Warfare
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General George Patton’s nickname "Old Blood and Guts" actually doesn't describe the military tactician properly, as he had a relatively low casualty rate, but he could act impetuously, to the misfortune of his troops.

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