The Alcatraz Escape

Using innovative, 3D-modelling technology, scientists set out to prove whether it’s possible three inmates were able to survive one of the most daring prison escapes on record.

Air Date 3/29/16

Part detective story, part true-life drama, SECRETS OF THE DEAD unearths evidence from around the world, challenging prevailing ideas and throwing fresh light on unexplained events. Using the most up-to-date science in the laboratory and in the field, scientists and researchers examine the missing pieces of each puzzle, completing the picture of what had been merely an assemblage of suppositions.
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  • #1601 — After Stonehenge |
    Thursday, Oct 26 at 8pm TPT 2
  • #1601 — After Stonehenge |
    Friday, Oct 27 at 2am TPT 2
  • #1301 — JFK: One PM Central Standard Time |
    Sunday, Nov 12 at 3pm TPT 2
  • #1403 — Jamestown's Dark Winter |
    Sunday, Nov 19 at 2pm TPT 2
  • #1301 — JFK: One PM Central Standard Time
    This special recounts the riveting story of the reporting from Dallas and the New York CBS Newsroom from the moment President Kennedy was shot until Walter Cronkite's emotional pronouncement of his death at 1:00 p.m. CST. George Clooney narrates.
    Sunday, Nov 12 at 3pm TPT 2
  • #1403 — Jamestown's Dark Winter
    Follow forensic anthropologists as they excavate the early American colony and uncover dark secrets. What do the newly discovered bones of a 14-year-old English girl reveal about what really happened during the winter of 1609?
    Sunday, Nov 19 at 2pm TPT 2
  • #1601 — After Stonehenge
    Explore the remains of a 3,000-year-old English settlement that's shedding new light on the ancient history of the western world. Working in secret inside a quarry, the experts have less than a year to save the site before the quarry drains.
    Thursday, Oct 26 at 8pm TPT 2
    Friday, Oct 27 at 2am TPT 2

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