AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL EXAMINES THE METHODS AND MOTIVES OF HISTORY'S EVILDOERS WITH "VILLAINS WEEK"
-- Beginning Sunday, June 12 at 8/7c, VILLAINS WEEK Slate Includes Premiere and Encore Airings of Series, Specials and Movies --
(Silver Spring, MD)--Heroes make history - but unfortunately, so do villains. This June, American Heroes Channel (AHC) unveils its first-ever VILLAINS WEEK, dedicated to the stories of history's most dreaded, dangerous and downright deadly leaders. From Hitler and Stalin, to the Gambinos and El Chapo, VILLAINS WEEK features seven nights of programming on evil actions that changed the shape of our world, beginning Sunday, June 12 at 8/7c.
VILLAINS WEEK comes to a close with the final episode of an all-new two-part special, APOCALPYSE: HITLER, premiering Saturday, June 18 at 10/9c. This episode features an ironic twist of events, in which Hitler receives full dictatorship through a democratic vote - he is now the Führer. APOCALPYSE: HITLER explores the extension of the Nazi's evil shadow over Germany with the opening of concentration camps and the violent discrimination against individuals that inhibit his manufacturing of the perfect Aryan race.
The Complete Programming Guide for VILLAINS WEEK:
MANHUNT: KILL OR CAPTURE
Encore Episodes Airs Back-to-Back Episodes Sunday, June 12 at 8/7c
MANHUNT: KILL OR CAPTURE features history's high octane, death-defying, action-and-suspense stories through the most memorable manhunts, taskforce takedowns and undercover infiltrations of infamous lawless masterminds - from Pablo Escobar, to Whitey Bulgar, to El Chapo.
CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER
Special Network Presentation Premieres Monday, June 13 at 8/7c
In this 1994 action thriller, Harrison Ford stars as CIA Analyst Jack Ryan who is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.
"Gangs of New York" Episode Encores Tuesday, June 14 at 8/7c
In this episode, BLOOD FEUDS reveals the true story behind the rivalry that inspired the blockbuster hit film, Gangs of New York. This notorious feud is one of the largest street wars in history - a bloody battle over turf and politics. William Poole, better known as "Bill the Butcher," rules New York's viciously anti-immigrant nativist gang, the Bowery Boys. Irishman John Morrissey is said to have led the Irish Catholic gang called The Dead Rabbits - the muscle of New York's Irish-led government. BLOOD FEUDS brings audiences into the dramatic culmination between the archenemies at the Amos Street Docks, to witness the mounting tension, vicious hatred and brutal violence that defined this epic story.
MAFIA'S GREATEST HITS
New Episodes Premiere Tuesday, June 14 at 9/8c
John Gotti. Sam Giancana. These are the stories of the rise and fall of the Mafia, told by the people who brought it down. MAFIA'S GREATEST HITS uncovers the extraordinary truth behind some of the mob's most notorious outlaws, revealing how the FBI and law enforcement developed the techniques to ultimately crack the organization and bring it to justice.
NATURAL BORN OUTLAWS
"Pretty Boy Floyd" Episode Premieres Wednesday, June 15 at 8/7c
"Pretty Boy" Floyd was involved in over 30 bank robberies and perhaps as many as 20 murders. Conversely, Floyd was also known as a Robin Hood-type figure, buying food and clothing for his hometown's poverty-stricken residents whenever he'd return. But after shooting American gangster John Dillinger, this folkloric hero to some became "Public Enemy #1".
EVOLUTION OF EVIL
Back-to-Back Episodes Beginning Thursday, June 16 at 8/7c
They are the corrupt, the greedy, the heartless ideologues and the just plain cruel who have seized control of their country through the infliction of appalling pain on their fellow man. Were they born evil or did something happen that made them this way? In back-to-back episodes, EVOLUTION OF EVIL examines the lives and actions of Mussolini and Stalin - two of history's worst dictators - in search of the driving factors on why and how these men were capable of committing unimaginable human atrocities that still haunt the world.
Back-to-Back Episodes Beginning Friday, June 17 at 8/7c
Clinical and forensic psychologist, Dr. Kris Mohandie, examines the criminal mind to decode a killer's motive, method and thought process. The goal is to come to a better understanding of why certain criminals behave in the ways that they do. Watch as these episodes explore the minds of the control obsessed, the egocentrics and the deceivers.
HITLER: FUELING THE NAZI FIRE
Airs Saturday, June 18 at 8/7c
It's 1939, and the world is at war. Hitler has his sights on the city of Baku in the Soviet Socialist Republic with an abundance of oil. The Allies must stop him. This is the untold story of a city that could have changed the outcome of the war.
Two-Part Special Concludes on Saturday, June 18 at 9/8c
APOCALYPSE: HITLER is the story on the origins of evil. Through exclusive historic revelations and never-before-seen, colorized footage, this two-part special retraces the unstoppable rise of an outsider to the head of Germany and, ultimately, the birth of a dictator. In the conclusion of this two-part special, it's 1929 and Germany is sinking into despair, harshly affected by the worldwide economic crisis. Bloody street fighting between Nazis and Communists is raging, and fear of the "Red Peril" pushes millions of voters into Hitler's arms. Democracy is at risk, and no one is left to protect it. In 1933, Hitler is named Chancellor, and the Nazi dictatorship extends its evil shadow over Germany. Now the Führer, Hitler is claiming he wants peace-but preparing for war.
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