The History Channel Launches Premiere Millennium Series
Posted on March 31, 1999The Historical Channel has announced an ambitious project: a sweeping chronicle of the 20th century. Anchored by Peter Jennings, and drawn from thousands of hours of original interviews and archival footage, The Century: America's Time takes viewers on an 15-1/2 hour journey, guided by witnesses - both celebrated and unsung - who experienced the transforming events of the past 100 years or who actually made them happen.
The Century: America's Time begins on Monday, April 12, 1999. The series segments, which profile key events in chronological order, will air Monday, April 12 through Thursday, April 29 at 9 pm ET/10 pm PT over three weeks.
In conjunction with the series, The History Channel(R) has launched an educational outreach program to increase excitement among students about the history of the 20th century. A time-line of pivotal events of the century, as well as individual study guides for each episode in the series - complete with vocabulary, discussion questions and a resource list - is featured on The History Channel's website.