This documentary investigates what took place in the Soviet city of Leningrad after Russian troops emerged victorious at the end of a grueling 900-day siege by the Germans during World War II. In spite of the army's success, Stalin executed the war heroes who gave their all during the campaign... More >>

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Ruins of the Third Reich
Throughout Germany and Eastern Europe, Nazi relics and ruins are still being discovered.
The Nine Lives of Marion Barry
Former Washington D.C. mayor Marion Barry, despite a Jan. 18, 1990 arrest for drug possession during an FBI sting and subsequent legal troubles, kept getting reelected to office and will run once again in 2012 at the age of 75.
Capt. Sullenberger's Crash Landing on Hudson
Disaster struck US Airways Flight 1549 after it left New York's LaGuardia Airport bound for Charlotte on Jan. 15, 2009. The Airbus A320-214, piloted by Capt. Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger, struck a flock of Canada Geese during its initial climb out, lost engine power, and ditched in the Hudson River...
Unknown Assailant Attacks Nancy Kerrigan
Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was attacked by an unknown assailant during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit on Jan. 6, 1994. The perpetrator was later revealed as associated with fellow competitor Tonya Harding.
Pan Am Flight 103 Crashes in Lockerbie
John Stapleton presents coverage of the Lockerbie bombing the morning after on BBC Breakfast Time. The attack on a Pan Am Boeing 747 killed 270 people, including 11 people on the ground when the jumbo jet, which had been bombed by Libyan terrorists, crashed on the Scottish town of Lockerbie.
How Pan Am Flight 103 Blew Apart
The destruction of Pan Am Flight 103 was animated by Till Nowak in October 2008 for the TV documentary "History - Das Lockerbie Attentat," a film by Jean-Christoph Caron, produced by German television ZDF.
Apollo 17: On the Shoulders of Giants
On Dec. 14, 1972, Apollo 17 made the last manned landing on the moon, marking the end of NASA's lunar program.
Kermit Washington: After the Punch
Kermit Washington of the Los Angeles Lakers threw a punch at the Houston Rockets' Rudy Tomjanovich during an NBA game on Dec. 9, 1977. Washington was suspended by the league and Tomjanovich's career would end prematurely.
John Lennon's Death on 'Monday Night Football'
The news of John Lennon's death on Dec. 8, 1980, was first delivered during a Monday Night Football game, with 3 seconds remaining in regulation, by ABC's Howard Cosell.
The Storied History of Air Force One
Donald Trump put the future of the next Air Fore One in jeopardy in a single tweet. Here's a look back at the storied history of these aircraft.
A Mass Murder-Suicide in the Skies
When Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) Flight 1771 unexpected crashed on a hillside near San Luis Obispo, Calif., killing all 43 aboard, few at the time would have guessed that the tragedy was the work of a disgruntled former PSA employee, David Burke. The conclusion of the video is here.
The Mystery of Flight 19's Disappearance
Examining what happened on Dec. 5, 1945, when flve Navy Avenger planes vanished over the Bermuda Triangle.
Amanda Knox's Original Guilty Verdict
American student Amanda Knox was found guilty by an Italian court. Knox was charged with the murder of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher. The verdict would be overturned two years later.
Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'
Thriller, the sixth studio album by Michael Jackson, was released on Nov. 30, 1982, by Epic Records as the follow-up to Jackson's critically and commercially successful 1979 album 'Off the Wall'.
Doug Flutie's 'Hail Mary'
Boston College's Doug Flutie throws a 48-yard 'Hail Mary' pass, caught by receiver Gerard Phelan as time expired, to give the Eagles a 47-45 victory over Miami. A week later, Flutie would win the Heisman Trophy.
Dallas: 'Who Shot J.R.?'
In 1980, a pop culture icon emerged as the world eagerly waited to find out who shot J.R. Ewing on the popular CBS nighttime soap, "Dallas." Three decades later, Katie Couric speaks with the notorious "J.R." himself, actor Larry Hagman.
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