America: Facts vs. Fiction

History as we generally know it is full of half-truths, and a mother lode of juicy details have been lost, distorted, covered up or simply ignored along the way. AMERICA: FACTS VS. FICTION, is on a mission to set the record straight.
Starring
George WashingtonJamie KalerWilliam Dawes
Genres
Adventure
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Flying Machines
    July 10 2013
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Flying devices take us all around the world and even into space, though the truth about them isn't always clear. Apollo 11 only made it home thanks to a pen, and Air Force One is a code name and not the actual name of the plane.
  2. 2. Founding Fathers
    July 10 2013
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    We think we know the truth about the birth of the United States, but there is a whole other story. Paul Revere wasn't alone on his midnight ride, and George Washington wasn't really our first president.
  3. 3. Pilgrims and Witches
    July 17 2013
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The roots of the United States can be traced to the first European settlers in North America. In truth, the Pilgrim Thanksgiving was actually about fasting, and the only witchcraft in Salem was done by a group of young girls.
  4. 4. Trick or Treat
    July 24 2013
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    We don't always know the truth behind what scares us. Our Halloween's traditions aren't all that ancient, and Edgar Allan Poe was not the madman that others have made him out to be.
  5. 5. The Inventors
    February 20 2015
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    We don't always know the truth behind the inventors who create the devices we use every day. For instance, Thomas Edison didn’t actually invent the light bulb, and Benjamin Franklin never "discovered" electricity.
  6. 6. Presidential Conspiracies
    August 7 2013
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    With our greatest presidents, we have to differentiate between the man and the legend. For example, Franklin Roosevelt may have never had polio, and Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy don't have all that much in common.
  7. 7. The New World
    August 14 2013
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    There is more to the European explorers who discovered America than we have been told. Christopher Columbus never stepped foot in North American, while Hernan Cortes didn't defeat the Aztecs by himself.
  8. 8. Roadside Stories
    February 20 2015
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A whole other story is behind the roads and bridges that cross the United States. A women was actually the driving force behind completing the Brooklyn Bridge, and Route 66 wasn't build from scratch.

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Supporting actors
Paul RevereSamuel Prescott
Season year
2015
Network
discovery plus Adventure
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