Apollo: Missions to the Moon

Network: National Geographic
Premieres: July 2019

As the world prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning 1895 Films uses its signature style of first-person storytelling to create an immersive account that spans the breadth and depth of NASA’s Apollo Space Program.

Deepwater Horizon: In Their Own Words

Network: National Geographic

Deepwater Horizon: In Their Own Words presents the harrowing story of how a crew of workers escaped a massive oilrig explosion and inferno in the Gulf of Mexico. This program combines never-before-broadcast recordings with rare archival footage and photos to tell a gripping moment bymoment story of survival against the odds.

Narco Wars: In Their Own Words

Network: National Geographic

Narco Wars: In Their Own Words presents the inside story of how DEA agents and the Colombian National Police brought down the most vicious drug cartel in the world. This program combines never-before-broadcast recordings with rare archival footage, photos and interpretive re-enactments to tell the story of how Pablo Escobar’s massive billion-dollar drug empire was taken out.

Bernie Madoff: In His Own Words

Network: National Geographic

Ten years after Bernie Madoff’s arrest, Bernie Madoff: In His Own Words presents the story of the largest financial fraud in history as told by those who were there: victims, employees, family members, FBI agents and Madoff himself. This program pairs exclusive audio recordings, rare photographs and a never-before-broadcast of Bernie Madoff’s deposition interview in prison to tell the story of Madoff’s massive $65 billion Ponzi scheme.

The Lost Tapes: Tornado Super Outbreak

Network: Smithsonian Channel
Part of the Series: The Lost Tapes

A powerful cold front over the American plains joined a warm air mass from the south on April 3, 1974, creating the perfect conditions for an 18-hour catastrophe now known as the Tornado Super Outbreak. Revisit the epic disaster that swept from Michigan to Alabama, powered by 148 tornadoes, 30 of them category F4 or F5. Through local news broadcasts, stunning audio recordings, and eyewitness home movies, look back on one of the most violent natural disasters in history.

The Lost Tapes: Apollo 13

Network: Smithsonian Channel
Part of the Series: The Lost Tapes

Nine months after Neil Armstrong makes “one giant leap for mankind,” Apollo 13 launches from Cape Kennedy, Florida for NASA’s third moon landing mission in April 1970. But 55 hours after takeoff, a catastrophic in-flight explosion causes serious damage to the spacecraft and puts the crew in mortal danger. In a frantic attempt to get the astronauts safely home, mission control must use every resource at their disposal. Witness the events as they unfolded, told through rare news reports, mission control audio, and original NASA newsreels.

The Lost Tapes: DC Sniper

Network: Smithsonian Channel
Part of the Series: The Lost Tapes

A year after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, there is still widespread fear that there will be another attack on U.S. soil. That fear is soon realized when an unseen gunman in the Washington D.C. area begins shooting residents for no apparent reason, triggering one of the most intense and complicated manhunts in American history. This is the story of the D.C. sniper’s three-week reign of terror, told through police audio and video, plus local and national media reports, most of which have not been broadcast since 2002.

The Lost Tapes: Clinton Impeachment

Network: Smithsonian Channel
Part of the Series: The Lost Tapes

Twenty years later, in a country shaken by political unrest and the fight for gender equality, we’re still living with the legacy of the Clinton presidency. The 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton rocked the country to its core and set the stage for the next two decades of polarization and controversy in America. Now, a new episode of Smithsonian Channel’s critically acclaimed The Lost Tapes relives the scandal, using only contemporary film and audio to allow viewers to experience history without comment.

The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X

Network: Smithsonian Channel
Part of the Series: The Lost Tapes

A historic voice in the 1960s civil rights movement, Malcolm X was and continues to be a fascinating yet controversial figure. During his life, he gave voice to the anger and frustration that African Americans experienced during the tumultuous 1950s and 60s in the United States, gaining a reputation for his fiery rhetoric and spellbinding speeches. The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X relives the pivotal years of this trailblazing activist using rarely seen footage and audio tapes, including never-before-seen footage of Nation of Islam rallies and recordings made at the Audubon Ballroom on the day of his assassination.