The Lost Tapes

On The Lost Tapes encounter the Pearl Harbor attacks, the L.A. riots, the Son of Sam murders and Patty Hearst's kidnapping the way they unfolded on TVs and radios across America. We present these shocking events from the 20th century, not through traditional journalistic reportage, but in real-time, as they were covered by national and local news broadcasts. This footage, much of which has not been seen in decades, gives an intimacy and immediacy to stories we thought we knew but will now rediscover through a unique perspective.

Show Info

Airs on: United States Smithsonian Channel (2016 - now)
Schedule: Sundays at 20:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: Drama History

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