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"The Great War" to premiere April 2017


The six-hour documentary, which premieres in April 2017 in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into the war on April 6, 1917, explores how World War I forever changed America and the world.

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Traveling in Style to the 1936 Olympic Games


The American Olympians could not just hop on a plane to Berlin; instead, they boarded the luxury cruise liner S.S. Manhattan for an eight-day journey that provided plenty of headlines, beginning with the New York Times’s declaration on July 17 that "Athletes Give Pledge to Keep Fit as Officials Warn Against Making Trip a Joy Ride."


Announcing: #ElectionCollection


Get out your historic buttons, bumper stickers, hats, and banners! We’re starting a weekly Instagram challenge called #ElectionCollection to feature your Presidential campaign memorabilia.

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Red, White, and Blue: The Meaning Behind America’s Flag


Every Fourth of July people all across the United States celebrate our country's independence with parades, memorials, and barbeques. The sky is lit up with red, white, and blue fireworks with every participant decked out in stars and stripes. But few Americans stop to wonder about the true meaning of our nation’s greatest symbol. What is the story behind the flag's stars and stripes?

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Breakfast of Champions: The Evolution of an Olympian’s Diet


Diet is an essential part of being an Olympian. While the average human being like myself attempts to make conscientious efforts to eat healthy, an Olympian must carefully calculate and measure all of his or her caloric consumption. When you think about what it means to eat like an Olympian, you would think it involves strict regulation of sugar and fat with large servings of fruits and vegetables. But what if your trainer gave you a beefsteak and a custard pudding for dinner? How would your stomach react if you found out Olympian Michael Phelps eats three fried-egg sandwiches, two cups of coffee, one five-egg omelet, one bowl of grits, three slices of French toast topped with powdered sugar and three chocolate-chip pancakes all in one breakfast?

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