Today, August 4th

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This week in 2000 the world lost Sir Alec Guinness. Guinness won his first Academy Award in 1958 for 'The Bridge on the River Kwai' and 20 years later in 1978 earned his fourth nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in 'Star Wars.'

Feature 'A Passage to India,' costarring Guinness, explores cultural mistrust in British colonial India. The film won two Oscars for Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Score.

Through the Decades - August 4

'Through the Decades' looks back at the events of August 4, the day hotel heiress Leona Hemsley stood on trial for mail fraud and tax evasion, the FCC set aside the Fairness Doctrine and the Saturday Evening Post was first published.
7:00AM | 1:00PM | 7:00PM | 1:00AM
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A Passage to India (1984)

When an English tourist accuses an Indian doctor of rape, tensions between the British Empire and the Indian independence movement mount while a court decides their fates. The film is based on the classic E.M. Forster novel and won two Oscars for Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Score.
8:00AM | 2:00PM | 8:00PM | 2:00AM
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Documentary: Barack Obama: His Story

On this day in 1961, President Barack Obama was born. Documentary 'Barack Obama: His Story' covers the political career and personal journey of Barack Obama.
11:30AM | 5:30PM | 11:30PM | 5:30AM
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Documentary: MovieStar: Billy Bob Thorton

On this day in 1955, Oscar winner Billy Bob Thorton was born. An episode of 'MovieStar' profiles his career, which gained prominence with breakout film 'Sling Blade,' which he wrote, directed and costarred in.
12:30PM | 6:30PM | 12:30AM | 6:30AM
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Weekday Original Series

Decades, a new network where entertainment and history come together, features original series 'Through the Decades,' a daily time capsule showing how television captured historically significant events on that day throughout history.

Weekday Programming In Context

With the day's historical events covered in 'Through the Decades,' a series of films and television programs relating to those events is shown next with commentary on the historical and cultural significance of each.

Easy Viewing Schedule

Each weekday starting at 7 AM | 6 C our six-hour daily programming block kicks off with 'Through the Decades,' repeating four times per day. Saturdays and Sundays feature "binge" programming from our library of iconic television series.

Schedule

7:00AM
Through the Decades - Through the Decades: August 4 "On August 4, Through the Decades turns back the lens of time on the day in history when hotel heiress Leona Helmsley stood trial for mail fraud and tax invasion, the FCC set aside the Fairness Doctrine, The Saturday Evening Post was published for the first time, Congress took action to apologize for internment camps during WWII, Eli-Lilly pulled Olaplex from the market and a female fan snuck onto a plane carrying The Monkees."
8:00AM
DECADES MOVIE - A Passage to India "When an English tourist accuses an Indian doctor of rape, tensions between the British Empire and the Indian independence movement mount as a court case decides their fates. Based on the classic E.M. Forster novel, this period drama centers on the changing dynamic between British colonials and native locals in India during the 1920s."
11:30AM
DECADES MOVIE 2 - Barack Obama: Becoming Barack "President Elect Barack Obama's inauguration on the 20th January 2009 will be one of the most defining moment's of our time. This captivating documentary covers the political career and aspirations of Barack Obama as well as his personal journey, and what makes him 'tick'."
12:30PM
MovieStar - Billy Bob Thornton "An exploration of Billy Bob Thornton's career and rise to stardom."
1:00PM
Through the Decades - Through the Decades: August 4 "On August 4, Through the Decades turns back the lens of time on the day in history when hotel heiress Leona Helmsley stood trial for mail fraud and tax invasion, the FCC set aside the Fairness Doctrine, The Saturday Evening Post was published for the first time, Congress took action to apologize for internment camps during WWII, Eli-Lilly pulled Olaplex from the market and a female fan snuck onto a plane carrying The Monkees."
2:00PM
DECADES MOVIE - A Passage to India "When an English tourist accuses an Indian doctor of rape, tensions between the British Empire and the Indian independence movement mount as a court case decides their fates. Based on the classic E.M. Forster novel, this period drama centers on the changing dynamic between British colonials and native locals in India during the 1920s."
5:30PM
DECADES MOVIE 2 - Barack Obama: Becoming Barack "President Elect Barack Obama's inauguration on the 20th January 2009 will be one of the most defining moment's of our time. This captivating documentary covers the political career and aspirations of Barack Obama as well as his personal journey, and what makes him 'tick'."
6:30PM
MovieStar - Billy Bob Thornton "An exploration of Billy Bob Thornton's career and rise to stardom."
7:00PM
Through the Decades - Through the Decades: August 4 "On August 4, Through the Decades turns back the lens of time on the day in history when hotel heiress Leona Helmsley stood trial for mail fraud and tax invasion, the FCC set aside the Fairness Doctrine, The Saturday Evening Post was published for the first time, Congress took action to apologize for internment camps during WWII, Eli-Lilly pulled Olaplex from the market and a female fan snuck onto a plane carrying The Monkees."
8:00PM
DECADES MOVIE - A Passage to India "When an English tourist accuses an Indian doctor of rape, tensions between the British Empire and the Indian independence movement mount as a court case decides their fates. Based on the classic E.M. Forster novel, this period drama centers on the changing dynamic between British colonials and native locals in India during the 1920s."
11:30PM
DECADES MOVIE 2 - Barack Obama: Becoming Barack "President Elect Barack Obama's inauguration on the 20th January 2009 will be one of the most defining moment's of our time. This captivating documentary covers the political career and aspirations of Barack Obama as well as his personal journey, and what makes him 'tick'."
12:00AM
DECADES MOVIE 2 - Barack Obama: Becoming Barack "President Elect Barack Obama's inauguration on the 20th January 2009 will be one of the most defining moment's of our time. This captivating documentary covers the political career and aspirations of Barack Obama as well as his personal journey, and what makes him 'tick'."
12:30AM
MovieStar - Billy Bob Thornton "An exploration of Billy Bob Thornton's career and rise to stardom."
1:00AM
Through the Decades - Through the Decades: August 4 "On August 4, Through the Decades turns back the lens of time on the day in history when hotel heiress Leona Helmsley stood trial for mail fraud and tax invasion, the FCC set aside the Fairness Doctrine, The Saturday Evening Post was published for the first time, Congress took action to apologize for internment camps during WWII, Eli-Lilly pulled Olaplex from the market and a female fan snuck onto a plane carrying The Monkees."
2:00AM
DECADES MOVIE - A Passage to India "When an English tourist accuses an Indian doctor of rape, tensions between the British Empire and the Indian independence movement mount as a court case decides their fates. Based on the classic E.M. Forster novel, this period drama centers on the changing dynamic between British colonials and native locals in India during the 1920s."
5:30AM
DECADES MOVIE 2 - Barack Obama: Becoming Barack "President Elect Barack Obama's inauguration on the 20th January 2009 will be one of the most defining moment's of our time. This captivating documentary covers the political career and aspirations of Barack Obama as well as his personal journey, and what makes him 'tick'."
6:30AM
MovieStar - Billy Bob Thornton "An exploration of Billy Bob Thornton's career and rise to stardom."

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Charter 190
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Comcast 170

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Comcast 240

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Comcast - Xfinity 338
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Iowa

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Cable One 43
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Mediacom 113
Cornbelt Telephone Co. 41.14
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ATC 96
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Cedarvision 84
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NU-Telecom 11
Premier Comm 51
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Kansas

Wichita, KS / KSCW Over the air 33.2
Cox 679
Mediacom 108
Eagle Communications 591
Galva 34
GBT 111
Gorham Communications 23
H&B Cable 238
IdeaTek Telecom 20
LR Communications 238
Madison Telephone 43
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Sumner 212
Tri-County 34
Twin Valley 310
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Wheat State 19
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Maine

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Time Warner TBD

Maryland

Baltimore, MD / WJZ Over the air 13.2
Comcast 201
Fios 483

Massachusetts

Boston, MA / WBZ Over the air 4.2
Comcast 930
Charter 188
Fios 483

Michigan

Detroit, MI / WWJ Over the air 62.2
Comcast 289
Charter 198

Minnesota

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN / WCCO Over the air 4.2
Comcast 223

New York

New York, NY / WCBS Over the air 2.2
Comcast 240
Verizon 483
Cablevision 112

North Carolina

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North Dakota

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Ohio

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Time Warner 188 / 996
WOW 101

Pennsylvania

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Comcast 244
Verizon 483
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Comcast 195
Fios 483

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Comcast - Memphis 909
Comcast - Corinth 209
Millington 514
Ritter 160
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Texas

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Verizon 483
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Suddenlink 122
Cable One 456
Grande Communications 188

Virginia

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Chatmoss Cablevision 7.3 / 520
Citizens 83
Comcast 197 / 227
Suddenlink 128
Giles Craig Comm. 7.3
Lumos 9
Media One 42
Shentel 166 / 168 / 171

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Charter 189
CenturyTel 610
Community Antenna 43
LaValle Long Distance 29
Marquette Adams 926
Merrimac Cable 18
Reedsburg Utility 612
Richland Grant 29
TDS 29
Tech Com Inc. 29
Vernon 19
Milwaukee, WI / WDJT Over the air 58.4
Time Warner 984
Charter 190