‘America: Facts vs. Fiction’ Preview Saturday

The Civil War premieres Saturday, March 4 at 10/9c
Myths cloud the real facts of America’s Civil War. We’re taught that the South seceded but never that the North’s biggest city attempted to as well. Although the war is remembered as America’s bloodiest, the majority of deaths weren’t caused by battle wounds, but by an even more effective killer.

Bad Medicine premieres Saturday, March 11 at 10/9c
America’s medical history is infected with myths. The sick in colonial days visited the doctor, but many also raced to their barber. After George Washington’s death, a doctor came to Mount Vernon with a wild plan to revive his corpse. Abraham Lincoln regularly used a toxic remedy that warped his mind.

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