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History as we generally know it is full of holes or half-truths, and a mother lode of juicy details have been lost, distorted, covered up or simply ignored along the way. Military Channel's new series, America: Facts vs. Fiction is on a mission to set the record straight. Hosted by former Naval officer and actor Jamie Kaler (TBS' "My Boys"), America: Facts vs. Fiction is a wake-up call about the surprising hidden facts behind the most familiar and beloved stories from our nation's and military's past, filling in the blanks, debunking the occasional myth, and exploring why we sometimes get our own history, well, slightly wrong. Examining the past with a fresh perspective, this all-new series reveals that the "story" of America is just that - and far more remarkable than we ever thought.
Flying devices have been created to take us all around the world and even into space. On America's Facts Vs. Fictions, learn how Apollo 11 only made it home thanks to a pen and that Air Force One is a code name and not the actual name of the plane.
We think we know the true story of the birth of the United States but there is a whole other story. In this episode of America's Facts Vs. Fiction, we learn who else rode with Paul Revere and that George Washington wasn't really our first President.
The roots of America can be traced to the first settlers that came there. In this episode of America's Facts Vs. Fictions, learn that the Pilgrim "Thanksgiving" was about fasting and the only "witchcraft" in Salem was done by a group of young girls.
We don't always know the truth behind what scares us. On the next episode of America's Facts Vs. Fictions, learn that our Halloween's origins aren't all that ancient and that Edgar Allan Poe is not the madman that others have made him out to be.
We don't always know the truth behind the inventors that create the devices we use every day. On America's Facts Vs. Fictions, learn that Thomas Edison didn't actually invent the light bulb and Benjamin Franklin never "discovered" electricity.
With our greatest Presidents, we have to differentiate between the man and the legend. On the next episode of America: Facts vs. Fiction, learn Franklin D. Roosevelt may have never had polio and Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy don't have all that much in common.
There is more to the explorers who discovered America than we have been told. On the next episode of America's Facts Vs. Fiction learn Christopher Columbus never stepped foot in North America and Hernán Cortés didn't defeat the Aztecs by himself.
A whole other story is behind the roads and bridges that cross the United States. On this episode of America's Facts Vs. Fictions learn a woman was the driving force behind completing the Brooklyn Bridge and Route 66 wasn't built from scratch.
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