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When Big Things Go Wrong

Modern technology allows us to build incredible structures like giant tankers, mammoth skyscrapers and colossal bridges. But, with enormous size comes enormous risk, and when big things go wrong, they go really wrong. The HISTORY Channel's new series examines the catastrophic result of some of the world's worst engineering disasters caught on tape. Each episode breaks down shocking footage from collapses and collisions to reveal the shocking answers to the question, what happened? Woven together through innovative graphics, eyewitness accounts and expert knowledge, the series unravels the mystery behind these destructive moments and their lasting worldwide impact.

Show Info

Network: United States History (2021 - now)
Schedule: Sundays at 22:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary

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House of Cards

Episode 1x06; Nov 14, 2021

In busy downtown New Orleans a high-rise hotel under construction unexpectedly comes crashing to the ground. As the dust settles, the question on everyone's lips: why? And what connection do the answers share with an air show crash in Reno, a tower b

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x06: House of CardsNov 14, 2021
1x05: Hidden FlawsNov 7, 2021
1x04: Doomed From the StartOct 31, 2021
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