“Those who are unaware of history are destined to repeat it.” – George Santayana
Many people really enjoy looking into the past and seeing how humans acted, and reacted to certain situations. While reading about history is the prime source of getting the information many people wanted to see it live, and that is what helped launch The History Channel (now called just History) on January 1, 1995.
Programming for the History Channel covers a wide range of periods and topics. The subjects are vast and include: military history, medieval history, biographies, UFO, aliens, religious, apocalypse scenarios, and more. Many topics are organized into themes and there will be a marathon of that theme run over the course of a week or so. The historians really dive deep to make sure their shows are accurate and show as many artifacts and recreations so people will get the exact idea of how something might have happened from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, How Earth War Formed, and much more.
There has been a recent shift in programing that has added more reality shows such as Pawn Stars that has some longtime fans upset, but History has had a major ratings increase so do not expect to see such content leaving anytime soon.