or


[01/26/18 - 09:27 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Reveals Evidence of a Secret Refuge for Escaped Slaves in "Escape to the Great Dismal Swamp"
The special premieres Monday, February 19 at 8:00/7:00c on Smithsonian Channel as a part of its Black History Month programming.

[via press release from Smithsonian Channel]

SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL(TM) REVEALS EVIDENCE OF A SECRET REFUGE FOR ESCAPED SLAVES IN

"ESCAPE TO THE GREAT DISMAL SWAMP"

THE SPECIAL AIRS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19 AT 8PM ET/PT

NEW YORK - January 26, 2018 - The Great Dismal Swamp, a vast and impenetrable wilderness covering parts of Virginia and North Carolina, was a treacherous maze of waterways, full of poisonous snakes, blood-sucking insects and black bears. For centuries, rumors circulated that enslaved people had escaped to the swamp, choosing to brave the dangerous environment rather than endure the cruelty of slavery. This film uncovers groundbreaking discoveries that are helping to rewrite history by shedding light on the resistance and resilience of enslaved people who found refuge in the Great Dismal Swamp. ESCAPE TO THE GREAT DISMAL SWAMP premieres Monday, February 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel as a part of its Black History Month programming.

With the help of modern dating methods and extensive research, historical archaeologists from American University, Daniel Sayers and Becca Peixotto, are proving that the Great Dismal Swamp did not just serve as a temporary hiding place for people heading north to freedom. In addition, it was home to escaped slaves who built communities over hundreds of years. On expeditions deep in the swamp's interior, the archaeological teams excavate centuries-old artifacts that provide concrete evidence that several settlements existed. These discoveries, combined with animated renderings of cabins and a defensive fort, are helping historians imagine what life in the swamp might have looked like hundreds of years ago. The courageous, resourceful and self-governing people lived and worked together on small islands, raising families and organizing themselves to survive. Despite the risks, the Great Dismal Swamp was a place that offered refuge from the torments of slavery and a chance to start a new life of independence.

By Sayers' calculations, tens of thousands of African Americans may have lived in the Great Dismal Swamp over the centuries - especially remarkable given that they were surrounded by slave-holding communities hostile to their existence. Eric Sheppard, a Dismal Swamp descendant from Suffolk, Va., relates stories of his ancestor Moses Grandy, and Elaine Nichols and Mary Elliott of the National Museum of African American History and Culture share their informed perspective of what the artifacts mean to a history thought to have been lost.

ESCAPE TO THE GREAT DISMAL SWAMP is produced by Story House Productions and Smithsonian Channel. Executive Producer for Story House Productions is Andreas Gutzeit. Executive Producers for Smithsonian Channel are Linda Goldman and David Royle. Smithsonian Channel(TM), owned by Smithsonian Networks(TM), a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution, is where curiosity lives, inspiration strikes and wonders never cease. This is the place for awe-inspiring stories, powerful documentaries and amazing entertainment across multiple platforms. Smithsonian Channel combines the storytelling prowess of SHOWTIME(R) with the unmatched resources and rich traditions of the Smithsonian, to create award-winning programming that shines new light on popular genres such as air and space, history, science, nature, and pop culture. Among the network's offerings are series including Aerial America, America in Color, First Ladies Revealed, Polar Bear Town, The Lost Tapes, Amazing Monkeys, America's Secret Space Heroes, Mighty Ships, Mighty Planes and Air Disasters, as well as critically-acclaimed specials that include Titanic's Fatal Fire, The Obama Years: The Power of Words, Nightmare on Everest, Diana and the Paparazzi, Diana: The Day We Said Goodbye and Flying High with Phil Keoghan. Smithsonian Networks also operates Smithsonian Earth(TM), through SN Digital LLC., a new subscription video streaming service delivering spectacular original nature and wildlife content. To learn more, go to www.smithsonianchannel.com, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.





  [january 2018]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[05/20/18 - 08:55 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Keeps Demo Crown with NHL Playoffs
The Peacock wins the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster overall.

[05/20/18 - 08:43 AM]
Second-Highest Rated NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game 3 Ever on ESPN
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, May 19.

[05/19/18 - 08:36 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Demo Race with "MasterChef Junior" Finale
The network takes home the adults 18-49 crown while CBS is the most-watched among the broadcasters.

[05/18/18 - 05:21 PM]
ABC News Announces Two-Hour Prime-Time Television Event, "The Last Days of Michael Jackson," Airing Thursday, May 24, on ABC
ABC News profiles one of the most influential artists of all time through interviews with the people he knew alongside never-before-seen video from interviews he did with ABC News anchors Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer.

[05/18/18 - 03:06 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Debuts Trailer for "Just Another Immigrant"
The 10-episode, half-hour series will air back-to-back episodes on Fridays beginning on June 8 at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/18/18 - 01:37 PM]
TV One to Premiere Season 13 of the Award-Winning Series "Unsung" on Sunday, May 20 at 9 P.M. ET/8C
Upcoming episodes focus on hip-hop artists Special Ed and Digable Planets, songstresses Cheryl Pepsii Riley, Regina Belle, 702 and Michel'le, blues pioneer B.B. King, and R&B crooner Will Downing.

[05/18/18 - 12:12 PM]
Video: Netflix Releases All New Trailer & Key Art for "The Break with Michelle Wolf," Every Sunday Beginning May 27th
Wolf shares a first look of what's to come each week with this trailer: sketches, guests, and jokes Michelle could only get away with on Netflix.

[05/18/18 - 12:08 PM]
Warner Bros. Animation Brings Back Iconic Characters in "ThunderCats Roar"
"ThunderCats Roar" boasts fresh and vibrant character designs along with a dynamic storytelling tone that promises to reignite the passionate fanbase of these iconic characters and introduce the legacy of Thundera to a whole new generation.

[05/18/18 - 10:51 AM]
DreamWorks Animation Television and Netflix Reveal Cast for All-New Original Series "She-Ra and the Princesses of Power"
Aimee Carrero, Karen Fukuhara, Marcus Scribner, AJ Michalka, Lorraine Toussaint, Reshma Shetty, Christine Woods, Jordan Fisher, Vella Lovell, Merit Leighton, Lauren Ash, Genesis Rodriguez and Sandra Oh are all on tap.

[05/18/18 - 10:38 AM]
Jason Aldean, James Bay, Big Sean, Florence + the Machine, Halsey, Dua Lipa, Season 13 Winner Chloe Kohanski and More to Perform on "Voice" Finale
Additionally, the season finale will feature special musical collaborations with the Top 4 finalists, which will be announced soon.

[05/18/18 - 10:02 AM]
FremantleMedia North America to Bring Michelangelo to Hulu with Award-Winning Writer Richard Mason
The series will detail the life of the brilliant and troubled artist, told through a modern lens that delves into the sexuality, relationships, alliances and betrayals in the volatile world of 16th Century Florence.

[05/18/18 - 09:11 AM]
Netflix Inaugurates Jennifer Aniston and Tig Notaro as "First Ladies"
Netflix announced a new film starring Jennifer Aniston as President of the United States and Tig Notaro as The First Lady.

[05/18/18 - 09:01 AM]
"Teen Choice 2018" Airs Live Sunday, August 12, on FOX
The annual event will return for its 20th consecutive year on the network.

[05/18/18 - 08:48 AM]
Khalid and Normani Team Up for the Pepsi(R) Generations Summer Performance of Their Hit Single "Love Lies" at the "2018 Billboard Music Awards" on NBC
They will join previously announced performances from BTS, Camila Cabello, Kelly Clarkson, Ariana Grande, John Legend, Dua Lipa, Jennifer Lopez, Shawn Mendes and Christina Aguilera, featuring Demi Lovato.

[05/18/18 - 08:24 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "Grey's Anatomy" Claim Demo Crown
The Alphabet's drama finales inch past CBS's mix of repeats and originals last night.