Tuesday, November 8, 2011

November Documentary Channel Schedule Looks Interesting and Full of History.







For those interested in History and have access to the Documentary Channel on your cable, you might find the November schedule for programs pretty interesting. Here is the schedule:

November programming on Documentary Channel

Primetime Premieres

•November 6th at 8pm ET/PT - Niger ’66: A Peace Corps Diary

•November 13th at 8pm ET/PT - Space Tourists

•November 20th at 8pm ET/PT - Toyland

•November 27th at 8pm ET/PT - Autumn Gold (USTVP)

•November 22nd - JFK Tribute



Film Synopsis


November 6th at 8pm ET/PT - Niger ’66: A Peace Corps Diary



50th anniversary of the Peace Core, which began in the Kennedy administration.

In the summer of 1966 a group of 65 idealistic Peace Corps volunteers headed for Africa and landed in the dusty, heat-scorched desert of Niger. This is their collective story.


November 13th at 8pm ET/PT - Space Tourists


In his most recent work, Christian Frei turns to an age-old dream of man: to leave our planet as a normal person and travel into outer space. For 20 million dollars, the American Anousheh Ansari was able to fulfill this childhood dream. This documentary follows her journey into space and shows everyday life as it is on the International Space Station.


November 20th at 8pm ET/PT - Toyland

TOYLAND is a never-before-seen look at a place where fun is born and competition is fierce: The $22 billion dollar toy business.


November 27th at 8pm ET/PT - Autumn Gold (USTVP)



The film follows five senior athletes along their biggest challenge - maturity. As all of them are between 80 and 100 years old it is a race against time and personal degeneration. Nevertheless they are united in one common goal - to take part in the track and field World Masters Championships. Life will end soon - so what?

November 22nd - JFK Tribute



On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK, a day of films celebrating the life of this great president.

Films include:

In Search of Kennedy

Documentary about the myth and legacy of JFK featuring interviews with more than 50 luminaries such as Norman Mailer, Tom Hayden, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Michael Moore, Garrison Keillor, Chris Matthews, Arianna Huffington and Senators Edward Kennedy, Joseph Biden and Chris Dodd. Alec Baldwin and Elisabeth Peña speak the words of prominent writers.


Virtual JFK

In the era of nuclear confrontation, John F. Kennedy attempted to prevent war six times during his short tenure as president. He didn't live to face a seventh. VIRTUAL JFK: VIETNAM IF KENNEDY HAD LIVED takes up one of America's controversial "what if" scenarios, examining the question: Would the U.S. have escalated the war in Vietnam if Kennedy was not assassinated in 1963?

O’Kennedy’s Ireland

This historic and touching documentary follows President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, grandson of proud Irish immigrants, on a 4-day visit to the ancient family homeland. Landing at Dublin Airport on June 26, 1963, he visited both small hamlet and big city, entertaining all with warm words, and honest smile.

Primary

Senator John F. Kennedy running for the Presidential nomination of the Democratic Party against Senator Hubert H. Humphrey in the Wisconsin Presidential Primary.

Crisis

JFK in the White House making decisions during a crisis. George Wallace stands in the schoolhouse door to try to block the integration of the University of Alabama.

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