History The Best Current Smithsonian Channel Shows  

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Wondering what to watch on the Smithsonian Channel? You've come to the right place! Covering history, culture, and more, these series are equal parts informative and entertaining. If you're looking to learn more about the world around you, browse this list of Smithsonian programs! 

Many current shows on the Smithsonian Channel are docuseries that allow you to take a vacation via your television set. Aerial America gives viewers an aerial video tour of a state, city, or destination in the United States. Sacred Sites of the World explores recent discoveries in earth's most notable landmarks. This type of programming can be great if you're looking to plan a vacation. Other popular shows airing on the network now are educational in nature. Million Dollar American Princess explores the life of famed American heiresses from the 1800s to the present. The Real Story provides detailed information about true stories that inspired television shows, movies, and other fictional works.  

Out of all these currently airing shows, which ones are the best? Vote your favorites to the top of the list below! 

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Aerial America is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Smithsonian Channel Shows
Aerial America Aerial America (Smithsonian Channel, 2010) is a television series. Each episode is an aerial video tour of a U.S. state or destination in the United States, featuring flyovers of historical ...more

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Secrets is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Smithsonian Channel Shows
Secrets Secrets (Smithsonian Channel, 2013) is a documentary series. A team of investigators travel around the globe, using modern science and technology to uncover ancient mysteries surrounding these ...more

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Air Disasters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Smithsonian Channel Shows
Air Disasters Bill Ratner Air Disasters (Smithsonian Channel, 2011) is a documentary series. The show investigates air crashes, near-crashes, hijackings, bombings and other disasters.

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Million Dollar American Prince... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Smithsonian Channel Shows
Million Dollar American Princesses Elizabeth McGovern, Clive Aslet, Jessica Fellowes Million Dollar American Princesses (Smithsonian Channel, 2015) is a documentary series. From the late 1800s to the 20th century, the show gives an in-depth look at the young American heiresses.

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Sacred Sites of the World is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Smithsonian Channel Shows
Sacred Sites of the World Sacred Sites of the World (Smithsonian Channel, 2014) is a documentary series. Through recent archaeological discoveries and scientific breakthroughs, the show explores fresh insights into the ...more

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Air Warriors is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Smithsonian Channel Shows
Air Warriors Air Warriors (Smithsonian Channel, 2014) is an American documentary series. The show explores aircraft used by the US military with rarely seen combat footage and testimonies from designers, ...more

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Planes That Changed the World is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Smithsonian Channel Shows
Planes That Changed the World Planes That Changed the World (Smithsonian Channel, 2015) is a documentary series. The show explores the amazing journeys of extraordinary planes.

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Survival in the Skies is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Smithsonian Channel Shows
Survival in the Skies Survival in the Skies (Smithsonian Channel, 2016) is a documentary series. Jump into the cockpit to learn about how devices such as space suits, parachutes, ejection seats, and jet engines have ...more

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The Real Story is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Smithsonian Channel Shows
The Real Story The Real Story (Smithsonian Channel, 2016) is a documentary series, also known as The True Story in the UK. The show uncovers the true stories famous movies were based on as well as behind the ...more

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Humongous Moves is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Smithsonian Channel Shows
Humongous Moves Humongous Moves (Smithsonian Channel, 2017 is a documentary series. Engineers attempt to move the world's most massive and expensive cargoes to new destinations.

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Supercar Superbuild is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Smithsonian Channel Shows
Supercar Superbuild Supercar Superbuild (Smithsonian Channel, 2014) is a documentary series. The show reveals the reveals the high-stakes gambles, engineering challenges, and years of sacrifice designers and ...more

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Pioneers Turned Millionaires is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Smithsonian Channel Shows
Pioneers Turned Millionaires Nicholas X. Parsons, David Bromley, Paul D'Elia Pioneers Turned Millionaires (Smithsonian, 2010) is a German documentary series. The show explores the stories of five entrepreneurs who led the charge during one of the most exciting eras in ...more

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Mighty Cruise Ships is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Smithsonian Channel Shows
Mighty Cruise Ships Mighty Cruise Ships (Smithsonian Channel, 2014) is a documentary series, and a spinoff of Mighty Ships. The show provides a behind the scenes look into the voyages of six different cruise

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Mighty Ships is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Smithsonian Channel Shows
Mighty Ships Mighty Ships is a documentary television program produced by Exploration Production Inc. in Canada and aired on Discovery Channel Canada and also broadcast around the world. Each episode of the ...more