Wed 8:00AM ET, Wed 8:00PM ET
Throught the Decades: August 4On August 4, Through the Decades turns back the lens of time and hones in on some of the “oldest” things in America – from our oldest magazine to our oldest maritime agency, the Coast Guard. We also remember Barack Obama’s historic journey to becoming the first African American President of the United States.
Thu 8:00AM ET, Thu 8:00PM ET
August 5On August 5, “Through the Decades” remembers the day in 1965 that the release of a “smoking gun” tape implicated President Nixon in the Watergate crime and its cover-up. We also take a look back on when coming-of-age movie “Risky Business” was released in 1983. And on the day of his birth, we profile Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon.
Fri 8:00AM ET, Fri 8:00PM ET
August 6On August 6, “Through the Decades” remembers the day in 1945 that the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan—inducing the end of World War II at a devastating price. We also take a look back on when punk rock band “The Ramones” played their final concert in 1996. And on the day of her birth, we profile “I Love Lucy” star Lucille Ball.
Sat 8:00AM ET
Fun & GamesThrough the Decades plays with the history of fun and games by celebrating the start of Pac-Man’s adventures, the first ever Winter Olympic Games, and the debut of the award-wining game show "What’s My Line?".
Mon 8:00AM ET, Mon 8:00PM ET
August 9On August 9, “Through the Decades” remembers the day in 1944 that Smokey the Bear was created to advocate for forest fire prevention—later becoming a beloved icon. We also take a look back on when murderous cult leader Charles Manson terrorized California in 1969. And on the day of her birth, we profile legendary singer Whitney Houston.
Tue 8:00AM ET, Tue 8:00PM ET
Throught the Decades: August 10On August 10, Through the Decades commemorates the premiere of the original hidden-camera prank show Candid Camera. We also move through Mount Rushmore’s journey from fantastic idea to national symbol and explore the career of one of Hollywood’s most famous canine stars, Rin Tin Tin.
Wed 8:00AM ET, Wed 8:00PM ET
Throught the Decades: August 11On August 11, Through the Decades takes you back to 1965 to relive the chain of events that led to a violent uprising in the Watts neighborhood of South Los Angeles. We’re also remembering the day Major League Baseball players walked off the field to begin the longest strike in the game’s history and we profile the life and career of Mike Douglas.
Aug 12, 8:00AM ET, Aug 12, 8:00PM ET
August 12On August 12, “Through the Decades” remembers the day in 1990 that Sue Hendrickson discovered one of the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons ever found. We also take a look back on when the Oreo trademark was registered in 1913, charting the popularity of “milk’s favorite cookie.” And on the day of his birth, we profile actor George Hamilton.
Aug 13, 8:00AM ET, Aug 13, 8:00PM ET
August 13On August 13, “Through the Decades” remembers the day in 1973 that Americans encountered the strange case of religious cult member Kathy Crampton on television. We also take a look back on when construction began on the Berlin Wall in 1961. And on the day of his birth, we profile radio and television personality Danny Bonaduce.
Aug 14, 8:00AM ET
Planes, Trains & AutomobilesThrough the Decades looks back on some of history’s most impactful planes, trains and automobiles – from the Mustang, Corvette, and Cadillac to the 747 jet airliner and VW Bus.
Aug 16, 8:00AM ET, Aug 16, 8:00PM ET
August 16On August 16, “Through the Decades” remembers the day in 1977 that the world lost rock and roll legend Elvis Presley—but the superstar’s music and myth live on. We also take a look back on when tennis player Renee Richards won a legal battle for transgender rights in 1977. And on the day of her birth, we profile pop provocateur Madonna.
Aug 17, 8:00AM ET, Aug 17, 8:00PM ET
Throught the Decades: August 17On August 17, Through the Decades recalls a hurricane that prompted the creation of the scale now used to measure and rank storms. We also look back on the discovery of AZT – a vital drug that broke ground in the fight against AIDS – and we profile the decades-spanning acting career of Robert De Niro.
Aug 18, 8:00AM ET, Aug 18, 8:00PM ET
Throught the Decades: August 18On August 18, Through the Decades delves into the fight of women suffragists and how they won the right to vote. We’ll also tell you the story of how James Meredith became a civil rights figure in his battle for higher education and on the day of his birth we profile the life and legacy of Robert Redford.
On July 14, 1966, Richard Speck murdered eight student nurses from South Chicago Community Hospital.
On the 50th anniversary of their death, Through the Decades remembers the victims through those who knew them best. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at our special including rare photos from friends and family.