HISTORY Announces New Programming: WASHINGTON Premieres 2/16 with EP Doris Kearns Goodwin; AUSCHWITZ UNTOLD Premieres 1/26 with Narrator Ben Kingsley; BLACK PATRIOTS Premieres 2/19 featuring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
HISTORY ANNOUNCES NEW PROGRAMMING FROM THE
TELEVISION CRITICS ASSOCIATION TOUR IN PASADENA, CALIFORNIA
“WASHINGTON” THREE-NIGHT MINISERIES EVENT NARRATED BY JEFF DANIELS AND
EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN
PREMIERES PRESIDENTS’ DAY WEEKEND
TWO-HOUR DOCUMENTARY “AUSCHWITZ UNTOLD” COMMEMORATING THE
75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBERATION OF AUSCHWITZ AND NARRATED BY
BEN KINGSLEY PREMIERES JANUARY 26
NEW DOCUMENTARY “BLACK PATRIOTS” FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR HONORING AFRICAN AMERICAN HEROES WHO
FOUGHT ON THE FRONTLINES OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR PREMIERES FEBRUARY 19
Pasadena, CA – January 18, 2020 – For its 25th anniversary, HISTORY is returning to its roots with a renewed focus on core history programming. The network is set to premiere three new groundbreaking projects, it was announced today from the 2020 Winter Television Critics Association tour held at The Langham in Pasadena, California. This programming includes: “Washington” premiering Sunday, February 16 at 8pm ET/PT, an epic three-night miniseries event executive produced by world-renowned presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin; “Auschwitz Untold” premiering Sunday, January 26 at 9pm ET/PT, a groundbreaking two-hour documentary commemorating the 75th anniversary of the camp’s liberation, narrated by Academy Award-Winning actor Ben Kingsley; and “Black Patriots” premiering Wednesday, February 19 at 10pm ET/PT, a riveting new one-hour documentary executive produced by NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar which traces the arc of the Revolutionary War through the eyes of the African Americans who put their lives on the line.
Click each link below to view the full press releases and trailer for “Washington”.
For photos from HISTORY’s “Washington” sponsored breakfast with Doris Kearns Goodwin at the 2020 Winter Television Critics Association tour, please view here. *Note: photos will begin populating after the event wraps Saturday, 1/18 at 9:45am PT*
HISTORY to Premiere Epic Three-Night Miniseries Event “Washington” Presidents’ Day Weekend – Narrated by Emmy Award-Winning Actor Jeff Daniels and Executive Produced by Pulitzer Prize®-Winning Presidential Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin
- HISTORY’s six-hour, three-night miniseries event “Washington” will chip away at the bronzed and marbled image of America’s first President and bring to life the man whose name is known to all, but whose epic story is understood by few. Narrated by Emmy award-winning actor Jeff Daniels (“The Newsroom,” “Godless”) and executive produced by world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize®-winning bestselling author Doris Kearns Goodwin, “Washington” will premiere over Presidents’ Day weekend airing consecutively on Sunday, February 16, Monday, February 17 and Tuesday, February 18 at 8pm ET/PT.
- View Trailer Here
- HISTORY is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz with a new two-hour documentary “Auschwitz Untold” premiering Sunday, January 26 at 9pm ET. The documentary depicts the chilling story of the Nazi persecution and extermination of European Jews by combining newly colorized footage from the Holocaust and rare, first person interviews with survivors. Academy Award-winning actor Ben Kingsley (Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story, Schindler’s List, Anne Frank: The Whole Story and Operation Finale) narrates.
- View Promo Here
- HISTORY announces a new, one-hour documentary “Black Patriots,” featuring NBA legend, best-selling author and esteemed activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. From the initial sparks of revolution in Boston to the climactic Siege of Yorktown and beyond, “Black Patriots” paints a comprehensive picture of the African American experience during the Revolutionary War and shares the story of the war within the revolution through the eyes of some of the most crucial and significant African American figures of our country’s foundation including Crispus Attucks, Peter Salem, Phillis Wheatley and James Armistead Lafayette. Executive produced by Abdul-Jabbar and Deborah Morales, the documentary premieres on Wednesday, February 19 at 10 pm ET/PT on HISTORY.
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In addition to “Washington,” “Auschwitz Untold,” and “Black Patriots,” HISTORY will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2020 with a slate of premium programming and the new experiential ventures HISTORYTalks and HISTORYCon that will bring history to life for fans. HISTORYTalks is a traveling speaker series that explores newsworthy topics and historical events with conversations with trailblazers, global leaders, authors and filmmakers. HISTORYCon is a three-day event that features exclusive panels and Q&As with the stars of HISTORY’s fan-favorite shows, interactive exhibits and inspiring conversations with historians, authors and experts.
HISTORY, a division of A+E Networks, is the premier destination for historical storytelling. From best-in-class documentary events, to a signature slate of industry leading nonfiction series and premium fact-based scripted programming, HISTORY serves as the most trustworthy source of informational entertainment in media. HISTORY has been named the #1 U.S. TV network in buzz for seven consecutive years by YouGov BrandIndex, and a top favorite TV network by Beta Research Corporation. For a deeper dive, visit history.com or follow @history on Instagram, Twitterand Facebook. For additional press materials visit the A+E Networks Press Center at http://press.aenetworks.com.
Susan Ievoli, HISTORY, firstname.lastname@example.org / 212-907-9447
Heather Pastorini, WASHINGTON & AUSCHWITZ UNTOLD, email@example.com / 212-210-9760
Kirby Dixon, BLACK PATRIOTS, firstname.lastname@example.org / 212-461-9282