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Trial and Error

History Tells Original 'Tales' Online

February 17, 2009 10:49 AM

Cable channel History recently launched its first Web-only series, “Great and Telling Tales.” It’s billed as an unconventional look at history from storyteller and historian Timothy Dickinson.

The Web show is a diversification for History, whose Web site traditionally has offered only historical documentary footage and clips from the network’s shows as short-form video.

In the new series, Mr. Dickinson tells an obscure story from the annals of history, but the story is accompanied by some cool animation. His show covers historical events such as the death of President Garfield and the “Great Moon Hoax.” The network is producing 12 online shows.


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