Headline-making events that tapped into the emotions of Americans across the nation, including the troubled Apollo 13 flight in 1970, the D.C. sniper attacks in 2002 and a “super outbreak” of tornados across the Midwest in 1974, are revisited when Smithsonian Channel’s “The Lost Tapes” returns Nov. 18.
“‘The Lost Tapes’ retells these unforgettable stories solely through contemporary footage, audio recordings and news reports,” the channel says in today’s announcement. “The effect is like channel-surfing through history — live, as it happens. As viewers experience the story break, rare and never-before-broadcast materials, seen exclusively in the series, add new depth and dimension to the screaming headlines, capturing the mood and instant reactions of Americans who found themselves, suddenly, a part of history.”
The new episodes kick off with the previously announced “Tet Offensive” episode on Sunday, Nov. 18, with new installments continuing Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel.
Click here for the upcoming schedule along with details about each of the episodes.