You can find some of the best war documentaries on television every Tuesday night on WLRN - TV, starting at 8:00 p.m.
Inside the Mind of Adolf Hitler (8:00 PM)
At the height of World War II, with the future of the world still hanging in the balance, understanding enemy thinking was of supreme importance. The Americans tried to predict how it would all end by getting inside the mind of one man who could determine the final outcome - Adolf Hitler. The top-secret psychological profile that the American secret service produced has been locked away for decades. It is now declassified and Timewatch has access to this unique document.
Ken Burn's War - Part One "The Necessary War" (9:00 PM)
WLRN brings back The War, a 7-part, 15-hour epic series by Ken Burns. The War is the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four American towns. The war touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America and demonstrated that in extraordinary times, there are now ordinary lives.
After a haunting overview of the Second World War, an epoch of killing that engulfed the world from 1939 to 1945 and cost at least 50 million lives, the inhabitants of four towns — Mobile, Alabama; Sacramento, California; Waterbury, Connecticut; and Luverne, Minnesota — recall their communities on the eve of the conflict. For them, and for most Americans finally beginning to recover from the Great Depression, the events overseas seem impossibly far away. Their tranquil lives are shattered by the shock of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and America is thrust into the greatest cataclysm in history. Along with millions of other young men, Sid Phillips and Willie Rushton of Mobile, Ray Leopold of Waterbury and Walter Thompson and Burnett Miller of Sacramento enter the armed forces and begin to train for war.