or


[07/21/11 - 01:44 PM]
Smithsonian Channel to Air "Hunt for the Double Eagle" Monday, July 25 at 8PM ET/PT
The one-hour special investigates the history of the 1933 Double Eagles which are widely considered America's most valuable and beautiful coins.

[via press release from Smithsonian Channel]

SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL TO AIR HUNT FOR THE DOUBLE EAGLE MONDAY, JULY 25 AT 8PM ET/PT

Federal Jury Finds 10 Rare Double Eagle Coins Are U.S. Property

New York, NY - July 21, 2011 - The U.S. Mint will keep the 10 Double Eagle coins, which could be worth more than $75 million, following a federal jury decision this week in Philadelphia- unless reversed on appeal. Smithsonian Channel will rebroadcast a one-hour special that investigates the history of the 1933 Double Eagles which are widely considered America's most valuable and beautiful coins. HUNT FOR THE DOUBLE EAGLE will air Monday, July 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The ten coins, which were found to be the property of the U.S. Government, were said to be discovered by the family of a Philadelphia jeweler and were seized by the U.S. Government in 2004 after the family submitted them for authentication. The coins are now in Fort Knox, NY. The family plans to appeal.

Among those interviewed in the award-winning HUNT FOR THE DOUBLE EAGLE is David Tripp, the former head of Sotheby's coin department and the government's chief witness in the trial. Also interviewed in the documentary is Dr. Richard Doty, the Senior Numismatic Curator for the Smithsonian Institution.

This special is a detective story about America's most wanted coin, which has been likened to the Mona Lisa and the Holy Grail as both beautiful and unattainable. Originally commissioned by President Theodore Roosevelt to reflect the growing glory of America in the early 20th century, the Double Eagles minted in 1933 never entered legal circulation and all were ordered to be destroyed, except for two which were given to the Smithsonian Institution.

Mysteriously, a handful of the coins escaped the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia and led authorities on a decades-long chase. Placed on the United States Secret Service's Most Wanted list, the coins were pursued for nearly three-quarters of a century. HUNT FOR THE DOUBLE EAGLE tells a dramatic story that crosses continents and includes alleged corruption at the US mint, a sting at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, and the 2002 auction of what was thought to be the last example of the coin for over $7.5 million.

In addition to the Monday airing, Smithsonian Channel will air HUNT FOR THE DOUBLE EAGLE Tuesday, July 26 at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.; and Sunday, July 31 at 12 p.m.

ABOUT SMITHSONIAN NETWORKS

Smithsonian Networks (SNI/SI Networks L.L.C.) is a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution, formed to create channels featuring programs largely inspired by the assets of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum complex. Smithsonian Channel features award-winning original documentaries, series, and groundbreaking programs highlighting America's historical, cultural and scientific heritage. Smithsonian Channel brings the American experience home in high definition and Dolby Digital 5.1 and is available to customers of DirecTV, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications, Cablevision, Verizon, AT&T, and more. Learn more at www.smithsonianchannel.com.





  [july 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)









[12/20/14 - 09:00 AM]
NBC Ranks #1 Friday Night Among the Big 4 in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and All Other Key Measures
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, December 19.

[12/20/14 - 08:47 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos with "Dateline"
The Peacock leads the night with its perennial newsmagazine.

[12/19/14 - 03:15 PM]
David Schwimmer Cast as Attorney Robert Kardashian in "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson"
He'll join the previously announced Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson and Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark.

[12/19/14 - 12:47 PM]
"Whale Wars" Returns to Animal Planet January 2 with a World Premiere Three-Hour Event
Under legal siege, Captain Paul Watson is forced to hand the mission over to youthful veteran Peter Hammarstedt following a ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

[12/19/14 - 11:58 AM]
Velocity and Discovery Channel Announce the On Air Team for Barrett-Jackson Live
Coverage begins Tuesday, January 13 from 6-8 PM ET on Discovery Channel and continues through Sunday, January 18 from 2-7 PM ET on Velocity.

[12/19/14 - 10:12 AM]
"Night Will Fall," Revealing the Untold Story of a 1945 Film Detailing Concentration-Camp Atrocities, Debuts Jan. 26, Exclusively on HBO
The film juxtaposes horrific raw footage and scenes from the 1945 documentary with insights from the survivors, the soldiers who liberated them and the filmmakers who recorded these appalling images.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
USA Network Announces Series Pick-Up for New Drama "Mr. Robot"
The series stars Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and Martin Wallstrom.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
Starz Releases New Video and Image from "Outlander"
The release is part of Starz's 25 Days of #OutlanderOfferings that has been giving fans something extra special for the holidays to get them through the #Droughtlander.

[12/19/14 - 10:00 AM]
AMC Casts International Film Star Daniel Wu as Lead of "Badlands" (WT)
The series tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Wu) and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.

[12/19/14 - 09:20 AM]
"@midnight" Moves to 11:30 p.m. for Two Weeks Only; Comedy Central Premieres "Ari Shaffir: Paid Regular" and "This Is Not Happening" in January
The premiere episode of "This Is Not Happening" will be available on Amazon Instant Video on January 12 and in the Comedy Central App on January 13.

[12/19/14 - 08:41 AM]
"The People Magazine Awards" Generates NBC's Biggest Audience in Its Slot, Excluding "Peter Pan Live!" and NFL, Since October 23
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 18.

[12/19/14 - 08:39 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Series "Banshee" Returns for Third Season Jan. 9, Exclusively on Cinemax
New guest stars this season include Denis O'Hare, Chaske Spencer, Tom Pelphrey and Meaghan Rath.

[12/19/14 - 08:25 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Comedies Power CBS to Top Spot
A repeat "The Big Bang Theory" and a new "Mom" lead the night among adults 18-49.

[12/19/14 - 08:08 AM]
Season Two of "My Big Redneck Family" Premieres Saturday, January 17 at 9 P.M., ET/PT
Tom Arnold is back to host the 13-episode second season as this lovable gang faces more parenting problems, marital misadventures and questionable career moves than ever before.

[12/19/14 - 08:03 AM]
First-Time People's Choice Award Nominee Iggy Azalea and Last Year's People's Choice Award Winner Fall Out Boy to Perform at "People's Choice Awards 2015"
They will join the lineup with recently announced performers Lady Antebellum.