Today, August 3rd

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On this day in 1987, English hard rock band Def Leppard released their fourth album, "Hysteria." The album earned the band their first Top 10 hit in the UK and 10 consecutive U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 singles.

Feature film 'Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story' dramatizes the early years of the band, their rise to fame and the tragedies the group endured.

Through the Decades - August 3

'Through the Decades' looks back at the events of August 3, the day that Iraq invaded Kuwait, the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization went on strike and the first arcade game was tested.
7:00AM | 1:00PM | 7:00PM | 1:00AM
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Hysteria: Def Leppard Story (2001)

Feature film 'Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story' dramatizes the early years of the English hard rock band, their rise to fame and the tragedies the group endured. Drummer Rick Allen lost his arm in a car accident, while guitarist Steve Clark struggled with alcohol addiction.
8:00AM | 2:00PM | 8:00PM | 2:00AM
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Matt Houston: The Rock and the Hard Place (1983)

During the 1970s and '80s prolific television producer Aaron Spelling launched game-changing series such as 'Charlie’s Angels' and 'Dynasty.' But not every show he touched turned to gold. 'Matt Houston' was a detective series from Spelling that while not a failure never enjoyed the same success as some of his other series. The show debuted on ABC in 1982 and ran until 1985. It centers on wealthy oilman Matlock "Matt" Houston, who works as a private investigator with his abundance of free time.
10:00AM | 4:00PM | 10:00PM | 4:00AM
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The Greatest American Hero: Multiple Episodes

'The Greatest American Hero' was created by writer-producer Stephen J. Cannell and aired on ABC from 1981 to 1983. It centers on an ordinary man who discovers a suit left by aliens that gives him superpowers. While the show only ran three seasons, its catchy theme song debuted on the Billboard Top 40, eventually peaking at No. 2, spending a total of 18 weeks in the Top 40.
11:00AM | 5:00PM | 11:00PM | 5:00AM
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M*A*S*H: Multiple Episodes

Set during the Korean War, 'M*A*S*H' follows the lives of a group of surgeons, nurses and support staff stationed in Korea. Over its 11 seasons, 'M*A*S*H' won a total of 14 Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award and a Humanitas Prize, among other honors.
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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 3 "On August 3, Through the Decades turns back the lens of time on the day in history when Iraq invaded Kuwait, thousands of members of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization went on strike, the first arcade game was tested, eight baseball players were banned after they took money for throwing the game, Alger Hiss was accused of being a Communist spy, a hostage situation at a Texas prison ended in gunfire and Delta Flight 191 crashed in Dallas while trying to land during a storm."
8:00AM
DECADES MOVIE - Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story "Based on the rise of the popular hard rock band, Def Leppard became an 80s sensation. Behind the scenes, however, the bandmates struggled to maintain their creativity as the lives of two bandmates spun out of control."
10:00AM
Matt Houston - The Rock and the Hard Place "An upcoming fight appears rigged when murder uncovers the champion's physical problems and his wife's alcoholism."
11:00AM
The Greatest American Hero - Newlywed Game "On the way to Ralph's bachelor party, he and Bill are kidnapped and Ralph is persuaded to fly a mission for the president."
12:00PM
M*A*S*H - Strange Bedfellows "The 4077th faces a sleepless night as Charles's snoring keeps B.J. and Hawkeye from counting sheep. Meanwhile, Colonel Potter discovers that his son-in-law, Bob Wilson, has had an affair. "
12:30PM
M*A*S*H - Say No More "A military strategist refuses to accept responsibility for the war games that have mortally wounded his own son. And Margaret develops laryngitis, as she is about to meet her hero, Dr. Chesler. "
1:00PM
Through the Decades - Through the Decades: August 3 "On August 3, Through the Decades turns back the lens of time on the day in history when Iraq invaded Kuwait, thousands of members of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization went on strike, the first arcade game was tested, eight baseball players were banned after they took money for throwing the game, Alger Hiss was accused of being a Communist spy, a hostage situation at a Texas prison ended in gunfire and Delta Flight 191 crashed in Dallas while trying to land during a storm."
2:00PM
DECADES MOVIE - Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story "Based on the rise of the popular hard rock band, Def Leppard became an 80s sensation. Behind the scenes, however, the bandmates struggled to maintain their creativity as the lives of two bandmates spun out of control."
4:00PM
Matt Houston - The Rock and the Hard Place "An upcoming fight appears rigged when murder uncovers the champion's physical problems and his wife's alcoholism."
5:00PM
The Greatest American Hero - Heaven in Your Genes "Ralph must rescue Bill who has been kidnapped by a crazed scientist, who wants to experiment on him to find out what makes him such a successful agent."
6:00PM
M*A*S*H - Give and Take "A wounded GI learns a painful lesson when he forms a recovery room friendship with the enemy soldier he's critically wounded. Soldier: "My boots. All he wanted was my lousy boots. His feet were freezing. I'd have done the same thing. He was just a guy like me, and I shot him. I killed him, for a pair of boots. How can I ever look at a pair of shoes again without thinking of him?""
6:30PM
M*A*S*H - As Time Goes By "Margaret and Hawkeye work on a time capsule to commemorate their time in Korea; Rizzo and BJ goof around with a fake hand grenade; Klinger becomes smitten with a young, pretty Korean war criminal. "
7:00PM
Through the Decades - Through the Decades: August 3 "On August 3, Through the Decades turns back the lens of time on the day in history when Iraq invaded Kuwait, thousands of members of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization went on strike, the first arcade game was tested, eight baseball players were banned after they took money for throwing the game, Alger Hiss was accused of being a Communist spy, a hostage situation at a Texas prison ended in gunfire and Delta Flight 191 crashed in Dallas while trying to land during a storm."
8:00PM
DECADES MOVIE - Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story "Based on the rise of the popular hard rock band, Def Leppard became an 80s sensation. Behind the scenes, however, the bandmates struggled to maintain their creativity as the lives of two bandmates spun out of control."
10:00PM
Matt Houston - The Rock and the Hard Place "An upcoming fight appears rigged when murder uncovers the champion's physical problems and his wife's alcoholism."
11:00PM
The Greatest American Hero - Live at Eleven "Ralph tries to make the connection between terrorists who tried to steal plutonium, and a TV news anchor who plans to run for President."
12:00AM
M*A*S*H - Strange Bedfellows "The 4077th faces a sleepless night as Charles's snoring keeps B.J. and Hawkeye from counting sheep. Meanwhile, Colonel Potter discovers that his son-in-law, Bob Wilson, has had an affair. "
12:30AM
M*A*S*H - Say No More "A military strategist refuses to accept responsibility for the war games that have mortally wounded his own son. And Margaret develops laryngitis, as she is about to meet her hero, Dr. Chesler. "
1:00AM
Through the Decades - Through the Decades: August 3 "On August 3, Through the Decades turns back the lens of time on the day in history when Iraq invaded Kuwait, thousands of members of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization went on strike, the first arcade game was tested, eight baseball players were banned after they took money for throwing the game, Alger Hiss was accused of being a Communist spy, a hostage situation at a Texas prison ended in gunfire and Delta Flight 191 crashed in Dallas while trying to land during a storm."
2:00AM
DECADES MOVIE - Hysteria: The Def Leppard Story "Based on the rise of the popular hard rock band, Def Leppard became an 80s sensation. Behind the scenes, however, the bandmates struggled to maintain their creativity as the lives of two bandmates spun out of control."
4:00AM
Matt Houston - The Rock and the Hard Place "An upcoming fight appears rigged when murder uncovers the champion's physical problems and his wife's alcoholism."
5:00AM
The Greatest American Hero - Space Ranger "Ralph's finds that his newest student is wanted by the CIA and KGB after tapping into a Soviet satellite."
6:00AM
M*A*S*H - Give and Take "A wounded GI learns a painful lesson when he forms a recovery room friendship with the enemy soldier he's critically wounded. Soldier: "My boots. All he wanted was my lousy boots. His feet were freezing. I'd have done the same thing. He was just a guy like me, and I shot him. I killed him, for a pair of boots. How can I ever look at a pair of shoes again without thinking of him?""
6:30AM
M*A*S*H - As Time Goes By "Margaret and Hawkeye work on a time capsule to commemorate their time in Korea; Rizzo and BJ goof around with a fake hand grenade; Klinger becomes smitten with a young, pretty Korean war criminal. "

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Cox 679
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Time Warner TBD

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Comcast 201
Fios 483

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Comcast 930
Charter 188
Fios 483

Michigan

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Comcast 289
Charter 198

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

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Comcast 240
Verizon 483
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Comcast 244
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Comcast 195
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Texas

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Verizon 483
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Suddenlink 122
Cable One 456
Grande Communications 188

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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
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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