You can find some of the best war documentaries on television every Tuesday night on WLRN - TV, starting at 8:00 p.m.
Into Harm’s Way (8:00 pm)
The West Point Class of 1967 arrived at the United States Military Academy during the heady days of the early 1960s when it appeared that America was destined for a century of unrivaled success. Four years later, when the members of that class were graduated and commissioned as officers in the United States Army, the country was embroiled in a strange and unpopular war in Southeast Asia. The Class of 1967 paid a high price in that war, yet most stayed strong, bonding as brothers and as soldiers in a way that has endured through to the present.
Into Harm’s Way, a feature documentary and first person chronicle, is an honest and often painful look at the shadow war casts long after the guns have fallen silent, and at how the Vietnam War in particular continues to occupy an unsettled place in the American psyche.
Battle of Britain: The Real Story (9:00 pm)
James Holland presents a fresh analysis into the Battle of Britain, exploring the lesser-told German point of view, and highlighting the role of those who supported 'The Few' during the summer of 1940.
Focusing on the tactics, technologies and intelligence available to both sides, Holland examines the ways in which both Germany and Britain used their resources: from aircraft to air defense, and from intelligence to organization. And, by gaining rare first-hand testimony from German veterans, and access to the untapped diaries and documents, we reveal that this was a battle of two sides and many layers.
A WLRN Original Production: Hialeah Speedway: No Guts, No Glory (10:30 pm)
In this WLRN production, Hialeah Speedway tells the story of the legendary South Florida racetrack. It was more than just a place. It was a moment in time, captured through the roar of the racecars on a Saturday night; on a short flat track that was once considered one of the most challenging in the country.
Our story begins back in the early 1950’s when an organization called the Greater Miami Racing Association decided to start a racetrack. They built it in the middle of nowhere, a sleepy little farm town west of Miami called Hialeah. But the fans started to come.