History Alive

The History Channel
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 5 : Ep 4

    Earth 2100

    Aired 1/7/10

  • S 5 : Ep 3

    Apocalypse Man

    Aired 1/6/10

  • S 5 : Ep 2

    After Armageddon

    Aired 1/5/10

  • S 5 : Ep 1

    Apocalypse Island

    Aired 1/3/10

  • S 4 : Ep 17

    Surviving the Holidays with Lewis Black

    Aired 11/23/09

  • Cast & Crew
  • Barbara Rosenblat


  • Miguel Ferrer


  • Tyler Derek


  • Fritz Weaver


  • Tyler Derek


  • show Description
  • History Alive is an amalgam of shows for the History Channel to place a myriad of shows that are to short to have thier own category anymore, such as Hooked: Illegal Drugs And How They Got that Way, True Crime Authors and many others.

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (134)

    • Narrator: From every mountain and valley the world over are flowers and plants of simple beauty. Some hold a natural wonder, chemicals that sooth pain and inspire euphoria. At times they’ve been hailed as a gift of heaven, but in the last century they’ve been condemned as a scourge of man. Once marijuana, cocaine, opium, ecstasy, LSD and even heroin were perfectly legal, today they compel a war on drugs. Do these plants and drugs change? Or did we?

    • Narrator: In a land of lush jungles and fertile soil, an ancient crop became a booming business and a deadly new underworld was born. They grew rich selling escape to the world, and powerful sowing terror at home. Through violence and corruption, one man hijacked his homeland and became the face of global organized crime.

    • Narrator: America’s borders, in many ways they’re battlefields. Every day a high stakes game of hide and seek, cat and mouse takes place along them. As the wealthiest nation on Earth, the United States is the most prized destination for smugglers and illegal aliens. Many of them will stop at nothing to gain access to the golden American dream, including jumping its borders. From icy stretches of the Canadian border to the sweltering desert along the Mexican boundary, the United States Border Patrol is entrusted with stopping them. Their job is complex, intense and often bloody. See them in action next on The Enforcers: The Border Patrol.

    • Narrator: India, a nation of a billion people where the traditional and the modern live side by side. In the chaos of these streets a deadly underworld thrives. Here even organized crime has ancient roots, a secret cult of ritual assassins. Today the targets are India’s beautiful people.

    • Narrator: This is one of the most controversial moments in the history of the Old West. History’s version of the last seconds of Billy the Kid. It’s a warm New Mexico night, July 14, 1881. A solitary figure steps onto the porch of Pete Maxwell’s house in Old Fort Sumner. He’s in stocking feet carrying a pistol and butcher knife, but senses danger when he sees two men, and backs into the house. What he doesn’t know it that those two men are deputies, and inside Sheriff Pat Garrett is sitting on the bed of Pete Maxwell, asking him about Billy the Kid so that he can arrest him for murder. Billy stumbles into the bedroom. Pat Garrett fires into the darkness, Billy the Kid is dead when he hits the floor. Or is he? Two shots in the dark, the beginning of a mystery that still haunts the West today.

    • Arthur Kent: Cyberterrorism, computers gone wild causing airplanes to collide in the sky, blackouts, no paychecks, widespread panic. Havoc created by extremists trying to bring down America or hackers trying to steal millions. Could this really happen? Our program explores the threats of cyber attacks, now part of a brave new world that includes brand new uncertainties.

    • Arthur Kent: There’s no agreement yet on the best way to fight cyberterrorism: In February 2003, the Bush administration suggested that the computer industry should take the lead in securing the internet, downplaying the role of government. Richard Clarke, who spoke in our program, testified that the government has grown complacent and another security expert said the government strategy was comparable to wrapping your computer in duct tape.

    • Narrator: John Holland is a psychic medium who claims he has a special talent for revealing history. And John is now using his psychic abilities to try and solve some of the remaining mysteries of Waco. Who fired first: The Federal agents, or apocalyptic religious leader David Koresh and his Branch Davidian followers? Another lingering question: Was David Koresh holding the Branch Davidians against their will? And John figures out something never released to the public: How this California house was once linked to Waco.

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    Notes (139)

    • Original Air Date October 15, 2000

    • Originally part of Hooked: Illegal Drugs And How They Got That Way

    • Commentators: Pam Lingle Former Drug Addict Mark Saunders Former Drug Addict Dr. Tony Anderson ER Doctor, Austin Texas Dr. Darryl Inaba Founder, Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic Dr. Lester Grinspoon Harvard University Patricia Tice Strong Museum, Rochester, New York David Musto Yale University Cliff Schaffer Historian John McWilliams Penn State University Joseph McNamara Stanford University Robert DuPont Policy Advisor for President Nixon Louis Rice Drug Enforcement Administration

    • Original Airdate October 15, 2001

    • Commentators: Patricia Tice Strong Museum, Rochester, New York Clark Carr Narconon International William Fowler Massachusetts Historical Society Jonathan Spence Yale University David Musto Yale University Cliff Schaffer Historian Michael Montagne Massachusetts College of Pharmacy Steven Duke Yale Law School Pat Morgan UC Berkeley Joseph McNamara Stanford University Dr. Darryl Inaba Founder, Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic Robert DuPont Policy Advisor to President Nixon

    • Originally part of Hooked: Illegal Drugs and How They Got That Way.

    • Originally Part of Organized Crime: A World History

    • Keith Prager Former Special Agent, U.S. Customs Louise Shelley Sociologist, American University Stephen Handelman Author, Comrade Criminal Robert Levinson FBI Agent, retired James Finkenauer Author, The Russian Mafia in America Danzik Baldoyev Former Soviet Prison Guard Raymond Kerr, Jr FBI Supervisor Alexsander Gurov Criminologist Yuri Shchekochikhin Investigative Journalist Ludwig “Tarzan” Fainberg Russian Mobster Brent Eaton DEA Agent, Retired Edward De Robertis Special Agent, ATF Jeffrey Cohen Attorney, ATF

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  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • History Rocks.

    By gideonbernstein, Mar 10, 2010

  • I classify the History Channel and its programming as informative. I didn\'t care much for history while in school, but the format and presentation of historical facts and events are very appealing to me. I watch this program because of its content

    By SPARKLE4U, Dec 03, 2006